Roanoke, Virginia Job Growth
There were 157,600 jobs in Roanoke, Virginia in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 146,001 employed persons for the month. Roanoke added 100 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 291 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Roanoke 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.
Roanoke, Virginia Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Roanoke 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 Roanoke, Virginia
CES employment for Roanoke peaked in June 2001 at 164,700. Since then 7,100 jobs have been lost in Roanoke according to the employer survey. From a trough of 145,000 in May 2020, Roanoke has gained 12,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 156,310 for Roanoke in February 2020. 10,309 jobs have been lost in Roanoke since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 138,787, Roanoke has added 7,214 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Roanoke, Virginia Employment History