Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia Job Growth
There were 75,600 jobs in Blacksburg, Virginia in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,253 employed persons for the month. Blacksburg lost 900 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 218 (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 3,700 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg according to the employer survey. From a trough of 67,600 in April 2020, Blacksburg has gained 8,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 89,499 for Blacksburg in December 2019. 6,246 jobs have been lost in Blacksburg since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 75,187, Blacksburg has added 8,066 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Blacksburg, Virginia Employment History