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

 

2015

158.5 158.5 159.1 160.5 161.3 161.1 160.4 161.1 161.9 162.6 164.3 164.1 161.1

2016

161.3 161.3 161.7 163.2 163.1 162.9 162.0 (P) 163.1          

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2015

7.8 7.8 7.9 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.4 8.4

2016

8.1 8.1 8.2 8.5 8.5 8.6 8.7 (P) 8.7          

Manufacturing

 

2015

16.3 16.3 16.3 16.4 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.5

2016

16.6 16.5 16.6 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.7 (P) 16.7          

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

34.0 33.8 33.9 34.1 34.3 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.4 34.7 35.5 35.5 34.5

2016

34.4 34.4 34.4 34.7 34.5 34.6 34.6 (P) 35.3          

Information

 

2015

1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

2016

1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.5 (P) 1.5          

Financial Activities

 

2015

8.4 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.5 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.5

2016

8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.5 (P) 8.5          

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

20.9 20.8 21.1 21.0 21.2 21.4 21.7 22.0 21.8 22.2 22.6 22.9 21.6

2016

22.6 22.5 22.4 22.9 22.7 22.5 22.8 (P) 22.9          

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

26.2 26.3 26.4 26.4 26.0 26.0 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.6 26.7 26.6 26.3

2016

26.5 26.7 26.7 26.8 26.5 26.5 26.5 (P) 26.6          

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

13.4 13.3 13.4 14.1 14.6 14.9 14.7 14.6 14.1 13.9 13.8 13.7 14.0

2016

13.3 13.2 13.5 14.0 14.5 14.9 15.0 (P) 14.8          

Other Services

 

2015

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

2016

7.8 7.8 7.9 7.9 8.0 8.2 8.2 (P) 8.2          

Government

 

2015

22.4 22.7 22.5 22.4 22.5 21.2 19.9 20.3 22.1 22.3 22.7 22.6 22.0

2016

22.1 22.2 22.1 22.0 22.1 20.9 19.5 (P) 19.9          

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

 

2015

(R) 159,507 (R) 159,237 (R) 159,547 (R) 159,311 (R) 160,474 (R) 159,233 (R) 158,941 (R) 158,082 (R) 157,417 (R) 157,990 (R) 158,490 (R) 158,881 (R) 158,926

2016

158,066 157,875 158,246 157,224 157,133 157,278 (P) 157,933            

Employment

 

2015

(R) 151,354 (R) 151,299 (R) 151,970 (R) 152,442 (R) 153,066 (R) 151,773 (R) 151,725 (R) 151,187 (R) 150,969 (R) 151,743 (R) 152,481 (R) 152,863 (R) 151,906

2016

151,388 151,373 151,877 152,029 151,587 151,178 (P) 151,702            

Unemployment

 

2015

(R) 8,153 (R) 7,938 (R) 7,577 (R) 6,869 (R) 7,408 (R) 7,460 (R) 7,216 (R) 6,895 (R) 6,448 (R) 6,247 (R) 6,009 (R) 6,018 (R) 7,020

2016

6,678 6,502 6,369 5,195 5,546 6,100 (P) 6,231            

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

(R) 5.1 (R) 5.0 (R) 4.7 (R) 4.3 (R) 4.6 (R) 4.7 (R) 4.5 (R) 4.4 (R) 4.1 (R) 4.0 (R) 3.8 (R) 3.8 (R) 4.4

2016

4.2 4.1 4.0 3.3 3.5 3.9 (P) 3.9            

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(P) Preliminary

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