Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth
There were 66,100 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,299 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg lost 900 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 112 (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 February 2019 at 78,500. Since then 12,400 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 89,499 for Blacksburg in December 2019. 14,200 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 75,187, Blacksburg has added 112 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History