Roanoke, Virginia Job Growth
There were 162,800 jobs in Roanoke, Virginia in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 153,825 employed persons for the month. Roanoke added 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 496 (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 1,900 jobs have been lost in Roanoke according to the employer survey. From a trough of 153,400 in February 2010, Roanoke has gained 9,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 154,652 for Roanoke in November 2018. 827 jobs have been lost in Roanoke since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 153,329, Roanoke has added 496 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Roanoke, Virginia Employment History