Roanoke, Virginia Job Growth
There were 145,500 jobs in Roanoke, Virginia in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 135,194 employed persons for the month. Roanoke lost 16,700 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 18,026 (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 19,200 jobs have been lost in Roanoke according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 155,102 for Roanoke in February 2020. 19,908 jobs have been lost in Roanoke since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Roanoke, Virginia Employment History