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 (P) 121.7                      

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 (P) 8.8                      

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 (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 (P) 19.9                      

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 (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 (P) 7.6                      

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 (P) 14.8                      

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 (P) 21.5                      

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 (P) 9.7                      

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 (P) 9.8                      

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 (P) 24.5                      

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

(1) 98,387 (1) 98,991 (1) 99,337 (1) 99,946 (1) 100,256 (1) 101,897 (1) 100,821 (1) 100,548 (1) 99,520 (1) 99,025 (1) 97,356 (1) 96,399  

2015

96,151 (P) 97,172                      

Employment

 

2014

(1) 91,493 (1) 91,599 (1) 92,475 (1) 93,803 (1) 94,109 (1) 95,824 (1) 94,723 (1) 94,316 (1) 93,769 (1) 93,575 (1) 92,039 (1) 91,164  

2015

89,661 (P) 90,040                      

Unemployment

 

2014

(1) 6,894 (1) 7,392 (1) 6,862 (1) 6,143 (1) 6,147 (1) 6,073 (1) 6,098 (1) 6,232 (1) 5,751 (1) 5,450 (1) 5,317 (1) 5,235  

2015

6,490 (P) 7,132                      

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

(1) 7.0 (1) 7.5 (1) 6.9 (1) 6.1 (1) 6.1 (1) 6.0 (1) 6.0 (1) 6.2 (1) 5.8 (1) 5.5 (1) 5.5 (1) 5.4  

2015

6.7 (P) 7.3                      

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

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