Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth
There were 76,000 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 86,891 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg lost 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 616 (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 October 2015 at 77,800. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 75,500 in October 2017, Blacksburg has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 89,724 for Blacksburg in September 2017. 2,833 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History