Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth
There were 76,300 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 84,611 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg added 100 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 375 (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 2019 at 79,300. Since then 3,000 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 67,600 in April 2020, Blacksburg has gained 8,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 89,896 for Blacksburg in November 2019. 5,285 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 78,349, Blacksburg has added 6,262 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History