Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division: 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 Division
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2014

2,485.0 2,492.7 2,506.2 2,527.0 2,544.2 2,552.0 2,541.4 2,525.4 2,542.0 2,561.1 2,579.6 2,577.1 2,536.1

2015

2,525.4 (P) 2,540.1                      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2014

110.4 109.6 111.5 114.2 115.9 117.8 117.4 118.0 117.3 117.9 118.1 115.4 115.3

2015

113.9 (P) 112.7                      

Manufacturing

 

2014

33.5 33.5 33.6 33.9 34.0 34.1 33.9 34.0 33.8 33.7 33.7 33.4 33.8

2015

32.7 (P) 32.5                      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2014

314.6 310.4 312.5 314.8 317.7 320.6 320.2 320.1 319.0 320.8 331.1 336.8 319.9

2015

322.1 (P) 318.5                      

Information

 

2014

64.2 63.6 63.7 63.7 64.7 64.4 64.4 64.8 63.5 62.6 62.7 63.2 63.8

2015

63.1 (P) 62.7                      

Financial Activities

 

2014

111.9 111.8 112.2 112.1 112.7 114.0 114.2 113.7 113.3 113.5 113.3 112.7 113.0

2015

110.7 (P) 111.0                      

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

571.3 573.3 574.3 579.7 581.6 585.0 589.0 587.6 581.3 584.6 586.9 586.2 581.7

2015

581.6 (P) 584.9                      

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

318.3 320.6 321.9 323.5 320.7 311.2 309.2 309.2 322.3 328.9 331.5 330.4 320.6

2015

324.8 (P) 332.6                      

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

230.9 231.4 236.5 244.6 252.3 258.0 256.7 256.4 250.3 249.6 249.1 247.4 246.9

2015

238.8 (P) 238.8                      

Other Services

 

2014

158.8 159.2 160.1 161.2 162.1 164.0 163.7 163.2 162.0 162.7 162.6 162.0 161.8

2015

160.1 (P) 160.4                      

Government

 

2014

571.1 579.3 579.9 579.3 582.5 582.9 572.7 558.4 579.2 586.8 590.6 589.6 579.4

2015

577.6 (P) 586.0                      

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 Division
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2014

(1) 2,576,249 (1) 2,582,906 (1) 2,592,207 (1) 2,580,003 (1) 2,594,221 (1) 2,608,995 (1) 2,628,472 (1) 2,593,056 (1) 2,580,198 (1) 2,593,282 (1) 2,586,006 (1) 2,571,377  

2015

(P) 2,592,501                        

Employment

 

2014

(1) 2,436,428 (1) 2,441,142 (1) 2,453,421 (1) 2,456,914 (1) 2,460,731 (1) 2,469,069 (1) 2,485,401 (1) 2,452,214 (1) 2,448,615 (1) 2,467,452 (1) 2,463,677 (1) 2,454,244  

2015

(P) 2,463,073                        

Unemployment

 

2014

(1) 139,821 (1) 141,764 (1) 138,786 (1) 123,089 (1) 133,490 (1) 139,926 (1) 143,071 (1) 140,842 (1) 131,583 (1) 125,830 (1) 122,329 (1) 117,133  

2015

(P) 129,428                        

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

(1) 5.4 (1) 5.5 (1) 5.4 (1) 4.8 (1) 5.1 (1) 5.4 (1) 5.4 (1) 5.4 (1) 5.1 (1) 4.9 (1) 4.7 (1) 4.6  

2015

(P) 5.0                        

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

The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Division 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, and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; and Jefferson County in West Virginia.