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

159.0 159.2 159.4 160.3 (P) 161.4                

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 7.9 7.9 8.1 (P) 8.1                

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 16.8 16.9 16.9 (P) 16.9                

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 33.8 33.6 33.4 (P) 33.7                

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 1.7 1.7 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 8.5 8.4 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 20.4 20.6 20.6 (P) 20.9                

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 26.7 26.8 26.9 (P) 26.4                

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 13.2 13.4 14.0 (P) 14.6                

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 7.7 7.7 7.8 (P) 7.8                

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 22.5 22.4 22.5 (P) 22.9                

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

 

2014

161,101 161,218 162,534 161,775 162,758 162,607 162,402 161,193 161,052 161,302 160,163 159,655 161,480

2015

160,127 160,222 159,819 159,894 (P) 161,671                

Employment

 

2014

151,940 152,005 153,637 153,992 154,222 153,770 153,450 152,158 152,975 153,791 152,831 152,525 153,108

2015

152,255 152,191 151,926 152,592 (P) 153,692                

Unemployment

 

2014

9,161 9,213 8,897 7,783 8,536 8,837 8,952 9,035 8,077 7,511 7,332 7,130 8,372

2015

7,872 8,031 7,893 7,302 (P) 7,979                

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

5.7 5.7 5.5 4.8 5.2 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.0 4.7 4.6 4.5 5.2

2015

4.9 5.0 4.9 4.6 (P) 4.9                

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

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