Roanoke, VA: Nonfarm employment and labor force data

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
Roanoke, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2013

155.8 156.9 158.0 158.4 158.8 158.6 157.9 158.4 159.3 159.5 160.4 160.2 158.5

2014

156.8 156.1 157.4 158.1 158.5 158.4 156.6 156.2 157.4 158.2 (P) 159.2    

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2013

7.6 7.6 7.7 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.5 7.9

2014

7.3 7.3 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.9 8.0 7.9 8.0 8.0 (P) 7.9    

Manufacturing

 

2013

16.3 16.2 16.4 16.2 16.1 16.2 16.2 16.2 16.3 16.3 16.2 16.3 16.2

2014

16.3 16.3 16.4 16.3 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 (P) 16.5    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2013

33.8 33.6 33.6 33.6 33.6 33.9 33.9 34.1 33.8 34.0 34.6 35.1 34.0

2014

33.8 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.8 33.9 33.7 33.7 33.6 33.7 (P) 34.5    

Information

 

2013

1.8 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.8

2014

1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 (P) 1.7    

Financial Activities

 

2013

8.3 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4

2014

8.3 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 (P) 8.3    

Professional & Business Services

 

2013

20.7 20.9 21.1 21.1 21.2 21.2 21.1 21.2 21.1 21.0 20.8 20.7 21.0

2014

20.0 20.0 20.3 20.2 20.4 20.5 20.5 20.3 20.4 20.4 (P) 20.4    

Educational & Health Services

 

2013

25.3 25.6 25.8 25.8 25.4 25.4 25.3 25.7 26.0 26.0 26.2 26.2 25.7

2014

25.7 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.6 25.5 25.7 25.7 26.1 26.3 (P) 26.3    

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2013

13.0 13.1 13.3 13.8 14.4 14.8 14.7 14.6 14.0 14.0 14.0 13.8 14.0

2014

13.6 13.5 13.8 14.3 14.5 14.8 14.8 14.9 14.3 14.3 (P) 14.0    

Other Services

 

2013

7.2 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.4 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.5

2014

7.7 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.9 8.3 8.3 8.1 7.9 8.0 (P) 8.2    

Government

 

2013

21.8 22.4 22.5 22.3 22.4 21.0 20.4 20.5 22.3 22.5 23.0 22.7 22.0

2014

22.4 22.2 22.4 22.6 22.4 21.1 19.0 19.1 20.6 20.9 (P) 21.4    

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

Roanoke, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2013

157,231 157,348 157,829 157,788 159,166 159,082 159,975 158,258 158,670 157,422 157,464 157,448 158,140

2014

158,137 159,125 160,393 159,668 160,951 159,620 158,581 156,817 156,609 (P) 157,024      

Employment

 

2013

146,979 147,513 148,778 149,093 149,839 148,978 150,402 148,929 149,775 148,793 149,359 149,694 149,011

2014

149,374 150,430 151,712 152,020 152,135 150,594 149,762 147,320 148,183 (P) 149,207      

Unemployment

 

2013

10,252 9,835 9,051 8,695 9,327 10,104 9,573 9,329 8,895 8,629 8,105 7,754 9,129

2014

8,763 8,695 8,681 7,648 8,816 9,026 8,819 9,497 8,426 (P) 7,817      

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

6.5 6.3 5.7 5.5 5.9 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.6 5.5 5.1 4.9 5.8

2014

5.5 5.5 5.4 4.8 5.5 5.7 5.6 6.1 5.4 (P) 5.0      

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

The Roanoke, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke Counties and Roanoke and Salem Cities in Virginia.