Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth
There were 80,800 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 90,070 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg added 100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 25 (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 2022 at 81,700. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 80,700 in March 2022, Blacksburg has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 90,268 for Blacksburg in October 2019. 198 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 78,697, Blacksburg has added 11,373 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History