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 2,535.0 2,547.4 2,575.7 2,596.0 (P) 2,611.9              

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

113.9 112.7 113.6 117.2 120.6 (P) 119.6              

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 32.5 32.3 32.3 32.3 (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

322.1 318.7 320.7 324.7 325.7 (P) 327.6              

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 62.4 61.8 62.2 63.3 (P) 64.4              

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

110.7 111.3 111.4 111.9 111.3 (P) 112.4              

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

581.6 582.7 588.5 595.0 602.4 (P) 612.0              

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

324.8 330.4 330.8 332.4 331.7 (P) 325.6              

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

238.8 238.4 240.6 250.3 256.8 (P) 263.9              

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

160.1 160.1 160.9 162.4 163.8 (P) 165.2              

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

577.6 585.8 586.8 587.3 588.1 (P) 588.7              

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

2,574,970 2,587,912 2,596,015 2,581,176 2,598,748 2,612,166 2,627,376 2,590,905 2,587,787 2,603,128 2,596,633 2,576,993 2,594,484

2015

2,591,340 2,599,399 2,595,371 2,606,129 2,621,400 (P) 2,630,537              

Employment

 

2014

2,434,849 2,445,867 2,457,036 2,457,771 2,464,884 2,471,910 2,483,855 2,449,590 2,455,848 2,477,104 2,474,253 2,459,715 2,461,057

2015

2,462,433 2,469,129 2,471,174 2,490,899 2,497,330 (P) 2,501,939              

Unemployment

 

2014

140,121 142,045 138,979 123,405 133,864 140,256 143,521 141,315 131,939 126,024 122,380 117,278 133,427

2015

128,907 130,270 124,197 115,230 124,070 (P) 128,598              

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

5.4 5.5 5.4 4.8 5.2 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.6 5.1

2015

5.0 5.0 4.8 4.4 4.7 (P) 4.9              

Footnotes
(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.