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Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth

There were 80,800 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 90,070 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg added 100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 25 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Blacksburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 80,800 +100 +4,000
CPS 90,070 -25 +4,492

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 2022 at 81,700. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 80,700 in March 2022, Blacksburg has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 90,268 for Blacksburg in October 2019. 198 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 78,697, Blacksburg has added 11,373 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 80,800 100 90,070 -25
March 2022 80,700 -1,000 90,095 182
February 2022 81,700 1,100 89,913 331
January 2022 80,600 -100 89,582 181
December 2021 80,700 -100 89,401 -14
November 2021 80,800 300 89,415 60
October 2021 80,500 300 89,355 225
September 2021 80,200 2,700 89,130 2,841
August 2021 77,500 -100 86,289 247
July 2021 77,600 2,900 86,042 205
June 2021 74,700 -2,000 85,837 136
May 2021 76,700 -100 85,701 123