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

Total Nonfarm

 

2014

121.4 121.1 122.8 124.0 124.3 125.1 123.7 124.1 123.9 124.1 124.2 124.3 123.6

2015

121.3 121.4 122.0 122.8 123.9 (P) 124.5              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2014

9.0 8.9 9.3 9.5 9.7 9.8 10.0 10.0 9.7 9.8 9.6 9.3 9.6

2015

8.8 8.8 8.8 9.2 9.3 (P) 9.4              

Manufacturing

 

2014

3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4

2015

3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 (P) 3.4              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2014

20.1 19.9 19.9 20.2 20.1 20.3 20.2 20.3 20.2 20.2 20.8 20.9 20.3

2015

20.1 19.8 19.8 20.0 20.0 (P) 20.1              

Information

 

2014

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

2015

1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 (P) 1.7              

Financial Activities

 

2014

7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.6

2015

7.5 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.6 (P) 7.7              

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

14.4 14.3 14.5 14.9 14.9 14.9 15.1 15.2 15.0 14.9 14.7 14.9 14.8

2015

14.2 14.7 14.6 14.9 15.0 (P) 15.1              

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

21.2 21.3 21.5 21.5 21.4 21.4 21.0 21.1 21.5 21.6 21.5 21.5 21.4

2015

21.6 21.5 21.6 21.6 21.8 (P) 21.7              

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

10.0 10.0 10.3 10.5 10.7 10.9 10.7 10.7 10.5 10.4 10.2 10.4 10.4

2015

9.8 9.6 9.8 9.7 10.1 (P) 10.2              

Other Services

 

2014

9.8 9.9 9.9 10.0 10.0 10.1 9.9 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.8 9.8 9.9

2015

9.8 9.8 9.9 9.9 10.0 (P) 10.0              

Government

 

2014

24.1 24.0 24.5 24.5 24.8 24.9 24.0 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.8 24.7 24.5

2015

24.4 24.5 24.9 24.9 25.0 (P) 25.2              

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

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

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

Labor Force

 

2014

100,281 100,884 100,910 101,138 101,188 102,153 101,634 100,186 99,506 99,165 98,075 97,067 100,182

2015

96,151 96,855 96,713 99,103 99,011 (P) 101,410              

Employment

 

2014

93,150 93,332 93,824 94,749 94,848 95,761 95,355 93,872 93,740 93,556 92,546 91,722 93,871

2015

89,661 89,742 89,738 92,205 92,403 (P) 94,539              

Unemployment

 

2014

7,131 7,552 7,086 6,389 6,340 6,392 6,279 6,314 5,766 5,609 5,529 5,345 6,311

2015

6,490 7,113 6,975 6,898 6,608 (P) 6,871              

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

7.1 7.5 7.0 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.3 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.5 6.3

2015

6.7 7.3 7.2 7.0 6.7 (P) 6.8              

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

The Charleston, W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam Counties in West Virginia.