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Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth

There were 79,600 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 87,196 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg added 900 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 889 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Blacksburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,600 +900 +4,900
CPS 87,196 +889 +3,390

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 in November 2021 is at a new high of 79,600.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 89,896 for Blacksburg in November 2019. 2,700 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 78,349, Blacksburg has added 8,847 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 79,600 900 87,196 889
October 2021 78,700 1,000 86,307 751
September 2021 77,700 1,000 85,556 565
August 2021 76,700 300 84,991 396
July 2021 76,400 200 84,595 359
June 2021 76,200 200 84,236 180
May 2021 76,000 100 84,056 -96
April 2021 75,900 100 84,152 -39
March 2021 75,800 700 84,191 17
February 2021 75,100 -1,400 84,174 -138
January 2021 76,500 3,100 84,312 2,818
December 2020 73,400 -1,300 81,494 -2,312