Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth
There were 81,800 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in September 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 94,009 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg added 1,500 jobs in September 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 233 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Blacksburg job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Blacksburg, Virginia Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Blacksburg 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 Blacksburg, Virginia
CES employment for Blacksburg peaked in February 2023 at 82,300. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 80,300 in August 2023, Blacksburg has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in September 2023 for Blacksburg is at a new high of 94,009.
Employment: CES, CPS
Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History