Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth
There were 77,500 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 88,144 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg added 700 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 534 (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 August 2018 at 78,400. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 76,800 in September 2018, Blacksburg has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in October 2018 for Blacksburg is at a new high of 88,144.
Employment: CES, CPS
Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History