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Roanoke, Virginia Job Growth

There were 160,300 jobs in Roanoke, Virginia in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 148,537 employed persons for the month. Roanoke added 100 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 14 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Roanoke job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 160,300 +100 +2,600
CPS 148,537 +14 +1,434

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 4,400 jobs have been lost in Roanoke according to the employer survey. From a trough of 145,300 in May 2020, Roanoke has gained 15,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 156,694 for Roanoke in February 2020. 8,157 jobs have been lost in Roanoke since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 138,981, Roanoke has added 9,556 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Roanoke, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 160,300 100 148,537 14
August 2022 160,200 -100 148,523 -245
July 2022 160,300 1,300 148,768 -192
June 2022 159,000 -1,000 148,960 -208
May 2022 160,000 1,000 149,168 15
April 2022 159,000 -200 149,153 70
March 2022 159,200 0 149,083 463
February 2022 159,200 300 148,620 511
January 2022 158,900 -500 148,109 547
December 2021 159,400 800 147,562 -8
November 2021 158,600 800 147,570 118
October 2021 157,800 100 147,452 349