Department of Numbers

Roanoke, Virginia Job Growth

There were 164,500 jobs in Roanoke, Virginia in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 153,906 employed persons for the month. Roanoke lost 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,233 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Roanoke job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 164,500 -200 +2,400
CPS 153,906 -1,233 +1,866

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Roanoke, Virginia Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Roanoke as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Roanoke, Virginia

CES employment for Roanoke peaked in August 2017 at 164,900. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Roanoke according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 156,086 for Roanoke in September 2017. 2,180 jobs have been lost in Roanoke since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Roanoke, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 164,500 -200 153,906 -1,233
October 2017 164,700 -100 155,139 -947
September 2017 164,800 -100 156,086 875
August 2017 164,900 300 155,211 64
July 2017 164,600 -100 155,147 751
June 2017 164,700 1,800 154,396 801
May 2017 162,900 -200 153,595 -85
April 2017 163,100 -1,000 153,680 -238
March 2017 164,100 800 153,918 540
February 2017 163,300 -900 153,378 335
January 2017 164,200 1,800 153,043 757
December 2016 162,400 300 152,286 246