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Roanoke, Virginia Job Growth

There were 164,200 jobs in Roanoke, Virginia in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 154,001 employed persons for the month. Roanoke added 900 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 623 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Roanoke job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 164,200 +900 +2,100
CPS 154,001 +623 +3,274

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 June 2001 at 164,700. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Roanoke according to the employer survey. From a trough of 153,400 in February 2010, Roanoke has gained 10,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Roanoke is at a new high of 154,001.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Roanoke, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 164,200 900 154,001 623
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
November 2016 162,100 -800 152,040 326
October 2016 162,900 500 151,714 421
September 2016 162,400 200 151,293 193
August 2016 162,200 400 151,100 -6
July 2016 161,800 -500 151,106 94
June 2016 162,300 100 151,012 131
May 2016 162,200 -100 150,881 25
April 2016 162,300 200 150,856 129