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Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth

There were 82,400 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 90,143 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg added 500 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 317 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Blacksburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 82,400 +500 +2,200
CPS 90,143 +317 +1,013

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 September 2022 is at a new high of 82,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 90,268 for Blacksburg in October 2019. 125 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 78,697, Blacksburg has added 11,446 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 82,400 500 90,143 317
August 2022 81,900 900 89,826 126
July 2022 81,000 300 89,700 -154
June 2022 80,700 -600 89,854 -147
May 2022 81,300 500 90,001 -83
April 2022 80,800 100 90,084 -11
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