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Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth

There were 77,500 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 88,144 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg added 700 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 534 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Blacksburg job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 77,500 +700 +2,000
CPS 88,144 +534 +1,649

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 2018 at 78,400. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 76,800 in September 2018, Blacksburg has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Blacksburg is at a new high of 88,144.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 77,500 700 88,144 534
September 2018 76,800 -1,600 87,610 -326
August 2018 78,400 1,200 87,936 307
July 2018 77,200 0 87,629 245
June 2018 77,200 200 87,384 180
May 2018 77,000 600 87,204 544
April 2018 76,400 200 86,660 239
March 2018 76,200 100 86,421 149
February 2018 76,100 -100 86,272 184
January 2018 76,200 400 86,088 -128
December 2017 75,800 -100 86,216 -118
November 2017 75,900 400 86,334 -161