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Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth

There were 78,300 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 88,042 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg added 500 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 500 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Blacksburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 78,300 +500 +600
CPS 88,042 +500 +787

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 August 2019 is at a new high of 78,300.

CPS employment in August 2019 for Blacksburg is at a new high of 88,042.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 78,300 500 88,042 500
July 2019 77,800 300 87,542 306
June 2019 77,500 400 87,236 231
May 2019 77,100 0 87,005 32
April 2019 77,100 -100 86,973 -162
March 2019 77,200 300 87,135 -110
February 2019 76,900 -700 87,245 -52
January 2019 77,600 900 87,297 2
December 2018 76,700 -200 87,295 2
November 2018 76,900 500 87,293 7
October 2018 76,400 -1,100 87,286 24
September 2018 77,500 -200 87,262 7