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

 

2014

157.7 157.2 158.8 160.4 161.0 160.9 159.2 159.8 160.9 161.5 162.4 162.8 160.2

2015

159.0 (P) 159.2                      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2014

7.3 7.3 7.4 7.9 7.8 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.2 8.1 7.9

2015

7.9 (P) 7.9                      

Manufacturing

 

2014

16.3 16.2 16.4 16.5 16.5 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.8 16.6

2015

16.8 (P) 16.8                      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2014

33.9 33.4 33.8 33.8 34.1 34.2 34.0 34.2 34.0 34.4 35.0 35.3 34.2

2015

34.0 (P) 33.8                      

Information

 

2014

1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7

2015

1.7 (P) 1.7                      

Financial Activities

 

2014

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

2015

8.4 (P) 8.4                      

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

20.7 20.9 21.0 21.4 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.4 21.4 21.6 21.3

2015

20.7 (P) 20.4                      

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

26.1 26.3 26.4 26.6 26.1 25.9 26.0 26.2 26.4 26.7 26.7 26.7 26.3

2015

26.5 (P) 26.7                      

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

13.2 13.0 13.4 14.0 14.5 14.9 14.8 14.6 14.1 13.9 13.8 13.7 14.0

2015

13.3 (P) 13.3                      

Other Services

 

2014

7.4 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.8 7.8 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7

2015

7.6 (P) 7.7                      

Government

 

2014

22.5 22.6 22.8 22.6 22.8 21.7 20.0 20.2 22.0 22.4 22.8 22.7 22.1

2015

22.1 (P) 22.5                      

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

 

2014

(1) 158,205 (1) 158,333 (1) 159,345 (1) 158,267 (1) 159,190 (1) 158,133 (1) 157,504 (1) 156,087 (1) 155,990 (1) 156,460 (1) 155,741 (1) 155,300  

2015

160,127 (P) 160,268                      

Employment

 

2014

(1) 148,930 (1) 149,020 (1) 150,348 (1) 150,451 (1) 150,632 (1) 149,274 (1) 148,556 (1) 147,033 (1) 147,888 (1) 148,905 (1) 148,368 (1) 148,119  

2015

152,255 (P) 152,208                      

Unemployment

 

2014

(1) 9,275 (1) 9,313 (1) 8,997 (1) 7,816 (1) 8,558 (1) 8,859 (1) 8,948 (1) 9,054 (1) 8,102 (1) 7,555 (1) 7,373 (1) 7,181  

2015

7,872 (P) 8,060                      

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

(1) 5.9 (1) 5.9 (1) 5.6 (1) 4.9 (1) 5.4 (1) 5.6 (1) 5.7 (1) 5.8 (1) 5.2 (1) 4.8 (1) 4.7 (1) 4.6  

2015

4.9 (P) 5.0                      

Footnotes
(1) Data are provisional, subject to revision on April 21.
(P) Preliminary

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