Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area: 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2015

3,100.9 3,111.7 3,119.9 3,160.6 3,185.4 3,195.0 3,184.9 3,168.8 3,180.9 3,206.6 3,219.5 3,222.2 3,171.4

2016

3,171.3 3,179.6 3,206.6 3,231.7 3,245.8 3,274.9 (P) 3,279.7            

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2015

142.1 141.8 142.7 148.1 150.7 152.6 154.7 155.1 154.1 154.9 155.5 153.8 150.5

2016

150.7 149.3 156.1 158.6 158.4 161.9 (P) 161.6            

Manufacturing

 

2015

51.5 51.6 51.9 52.6 52.8 53.2 53.0 53.3 53.1 53.5 54.1 53.5 52.8

2016

52.0 52.2 52.4 52.4 53.2 53.7 (P) 54.3            

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

397.9 391.7 392.4 396.1 400.9 403.9 404.6 404.4 403.0 404.5 412.6 420.0 402.7

2016

405.3 401.7 405.9 409.6 413.4 417.5 (P) 415.6            

Information

 

2015

77.7 77.0 76.6 77.2 77.6 77.1 77.5 76.8 75.8 75.3 76.3 75.6 76.7

2016

75.0 75.4 75.2 74.8 73.0 75.5 (P) 76.1            

Financial Activities

 

2015

152.1 152.3 152.6 152.6 153.7 155.3 155.5 155.1 153.9 155.7 154.6 155.2 154.1

2016

154.4 154.1 154.3 154.8 153.7 154.4 (P) 155.8            

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

705.1 706.9 707.7 718.8 721.8 726.4 729.2 727.5 720.2 730.7 732.6 729.9 721.4

2016

724.0 722.4 730.1 735.1 739.7 745.6 (P) 748.3            

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

409.6 413.2 413.2 417.6 416.0 405.3 404.8 404.4 414.0 417.5 419.4 419.9 412.9

2016

417.8 422.7 423.4 424.4 420.4 420.5 (P) 421.1            

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

290.4 291.2 295.6 305.8 315.6 324.5 325.6 324.6 314.4 315.3 311.5 312.1 310.6

2016

306.1 304.1 310.4 319.8 326.6 338.2 (P) 337.1            

Other Services

 

2015

192.7 193.0 193.7 196.3 197.9 199.6 200.2 199.9 198.9 198.1 199.5 200.0 197.5

2016

196.3 197.6 199.2 199.5 200.0 201.6 (P) 203.4            

Government

 

2015

681.8 693.0 693.5 695.5 698.4 697.1 679.8 667.7 693.5 701.1 703.4 702.2 692.3

2016

689.7 700.1 699.6 702.7 707.4 706.0 (P) 706.4            

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

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

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2015

(R) 3,275,518 (R) 3,273,159 (R) 3,274,365 (R) 3,277,033 (R) 3,296,795 (R) 3,307,168 (R) 3,325,380 (R) 3,284,427 (R) 3,269,076 (R) 3,291,298 (R) 3,293,304 (R) 3,285,388 (R) 3,287,742

2016

3,293,044 3,294,596 3,304,292 3,284,963 3,281,673 (P) 3,323,015              

Employment

 

2015

(R) 3,112,620 (R) 3,114,281 (R) 3,123,381 (R) 3,138,319 (R) 3,146,888 (R) 3,152,699 (R) 3,173,463 (R) 3,139,665 (R) 3,128,125 (R) 3,152,292 (R) 3,159,566 (R) 3,157,148 (R) 3,141,537

2016

3,156,000 3,158,405 3,170,676 3,169,112 3,165,310 (P) 3,192,263              

Unemployment

 

2015

(R) 162,898 (R) 158,878 (R) 150,984 (R) 138,714 (R) 149,907 (R) 154,469 (R) 151,917 (R) 144,762 (R) 140,951 (R) 139,006 (R) 133,738 (R) 128,240 (R) 146,205

2016

137,044 136,191 133,616 115,851 116,363 (P) 130,752              

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

(R) 5.0 (R) 4.9 (R) 4.6 (R) 4.2 (R) 4.5 (R) 4.7 (R) 4.6 (R) 4.4 (R) 4.3 (R) 4.2 (R) 4.1 (R) 3.9 (R) 4.4

2016

4.2 4.1 4.0 3.5 3.5 (P) 3.9              

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(P) Preliminary

The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes the District of Columbia; Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren Counties, and Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Manassas Park Cities in Virginia; Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; and Jefferson County in West Virginia.