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Roanoke, Virginia Job Growth

There were 163,300 jobs in Roanoke, Virginia in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 154,053 employed persons for the month. Roanoke added 1,100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 417 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Roanoke job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 163,300 +1,100 +1,600
CPS 154,053 +417 +2,261

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 1,400 jobs have been lost in Roanoke according to the employer survey. From a trough of 153,400 in February 2010, Roanoke has gained 9,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Roanoke is at a new high of 154,053.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Roanoke, Virginia Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 163,300 1,100 154,053 417
June 2019 162,200 -600 153,636 67
May 2019 162,800 -500 153,569 257
April 2019 163,300 0 153,312 207
March 2019 163,300 400 153,105 470
February 2019 162,900 300 152,635 501
January 2019 162,600 1,500 152,134 234
December 2018 161,100 -100 151,900 -9
November 2018 161,200 -200 151,909 -7
October 2018 161,400 -500 151,916 45
September 2018 161,900 400 151,871 59
August 2018 161,500 -200 151,812 20