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

 

2014

3,050.7 3,057.8 3,075.5 3,101.4 3,124.1 3,135.9 3,118.0 3,103.2 3,118.7 3,138.9 3,158.7 3,156.3 3,111.6

2015

3,095.8 3,108.7 3,127.1 3,163.0 (P) 3,181.1                

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2014

142.0 140.8 143.2 147.3 149.6 152.1 151.4 152.3 151.0 150.9 151.2 147.9 148.3

2015

146.2 145.0 146.2 150.5 (P) 153.9                

Manufacturing

 

2014

49.6 49.6 49.8 50.2 50.3 50.6 50.5 50.6 50.3 50.1 50.0 49.8 50.1

2015

49.1 48.9 48.8 48.9 (P) 48.9                

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2014

391.8 386.2 388.7 391.2 394.7 398.0 397.3 397.4 395.3 398.0 409.1 416.2 397.0

2015

399.0 395.0 397.9 402.4 (P) 404.1                

Information

 

2014

78.0 77.0 77.1 77.1 78.2 77.8 77.9 78.7 76.9 76.0 76.1 76.6 77.3

2015

76.4 75.8 75.3 75.6 (P) 76.4                

Financial Activities

 

2014

150.8 150.6 151.0 150.8 151.5 153.2 153.3 152.8 151.9 151.4 151.4 150.8 151.6

2015

148.3 149.0 149.4 149.9 (P) 149.5                

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

691.8 694.4 696.3 703.1 705.9 709.9 713.5 711.9 704.6 708.2 710.4 707.5 704.8

2015

702.0 702.2 708.6 718.6 (P) 723.5                

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

399.8 402.8 404.7 406.1 404.0 394.5 391.6 391.7 405.3 413.3 416.3 416.0 403.8

2015

409.1 417.4 418.7 421.2 (P) 419.4                

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

280.1 280.6 286.6 296.5 305.8 313.8 311.7 310.1 302.1 300.8 300.3 299.2 299.0

2015

288.7 288.0 292.1 303.2 (P) 310.4                

Other Services

 

2014

190.2 190.7 191.8 193.1 194.1 196.2 196.0 195.3 194.0 194.6 194.6 194.0 193.7

2015

191.9 191.8 192.8 194.5 (P) 195.4                

Government

 

2014

676.6 685.1 686.3 686.0 690.0 689.8 674.8 662.4 687.3 695.6 699.3 698.3 686.0

2015

685.1 695.6 697.3 698.2 (P) 699.6                

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

 

2014

3,242,920 3,251,705 3,262,127 3,242,633 3,265,832 3,287,207 3,305,896 3,261,490 3,252,447 3,271,457 3,263,472 3,239,785 3,262,248

2015

3,260,993 3,266,545 3,266,504 3,278,335 (P) 3,293,694                

Employment

 

2014

3,071,458 3,078,070 3,092,163 3,091,682 3,101,546 3,114,029 3,129,316 3,088,600 3,090,740 3,116,496 3,112,932 3,096,346 3,098,615

2015

3,102,071 3,108,275 3,114,658 3,137,680 (P) 3,140,257                

Unemployment

 

2014

171,462 173,635 169,964 150,951 164,286 173,178 176,580 172,890 161,707 154,961 150,540 143,439 163,633

2015

158,922 158,270 151,846 140,655 (P) 153,437                

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

5.3 5.3 5.2 4.7 5.0 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.0 4.7 4.6 4.4 5.0

2015

4.9 4.8 4.6 4.3 (P) 4.7                

Footnotes
(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.