Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC: 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
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2015

748.1 748.7 752.3 763.4 767.6 773.9 774.0 774.3 768.6 769.7 772.0 772.0 765.4

2016

753.6 753.0 761.9 768.1 772.1 779.5 778.6 775.5 771.9 (p)774.0      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2015

34.1 34.1 34.4 35.4 35.9 36.3 36.8 36.7 36.4 35.7 36.8 36.5 35.8

2016

35.3 35.4 35.8 35.8 36.7 36.5 38.3 38.2 38.4 (p)39.3      

Manufacturing

2015

53.8 53.6 53.6 53.7 53.5 53.7 53.7 53.4 53.4 53.3 53.3 52.6 53.5

2016

52.0 51.1 51.2 51.0 51.1 51.1 51.1 51.2 51.1 (p)51.2      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2015

129.3 128.3 128.5 129.3 130.8 131.9 132.4 132.3 131.1 132.7 134.3 134.4 131.3

2016

129.4 127.7 130.5 131.4 132.7 133.4 132.2 131.9 132.5 (p)133.4      

Information

2015

10.8 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.9 10.9 11.1 10.9 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.8

2016

10.6 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.0 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.4 (p)10.5      

Financial Activities

2015

37.6 37.8 37.8 38.1 38.4 39.0 39.0 38.9 38.5 38.3 37.3 37.8 38.2

2016

38.0 38.2 38.5 39.2 40.0 40.8 41.1 40.8 40.5 (p)40.1      

Professional & Business Services

2015

102.8 103.0 103.3 104.7 104.6 105.3 105.6 106.0 104.9 105.8 105.1 104.5 104.6

2016

102.1 102.7 103.3 104.9 105.0 107.9 109.1 107.5 104.6 (p)105.7      

Educational & Health Services

2015

106.6 106.9 107.0 108.1 106.6 106.1 107.5 108.2 109.2 110.5 111.6 111.2 108.3

2016

110.7 112.0 111.8 111.9 109.8 109.6 111.0 111.2 112.3 (p)113.5      

Leisure & Hospitality

2015

78.9 78.5 81.5 86.2 90.3 93.6 94.7 94.8 90.7 87.7 86.9 88.1 87.7

2016

82.6 81.2 85.5 89.4 93.1 96.5 96.1 95.3 92.0 (p)87.7      

Other Services

2015

35.3 35.3 35.6 35.9 36.3 36.6 36.6 36.7 36.3 35.8 35.7 36.1 36.0

2016

35.5 35.2 35.7 35.4 36.0 35.0 35.0 34.5 34.6 (p)35.0      

Government

2015

158.9 160.5 159.9 161.3 160.3 160.5 156.6 156.4 157.4 159.2 160.3 160.1 159.3

2016

157.4 158.9 159.0 158.5 157.7 158.0 154.0 154.2 155.5 (p)157.6      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C.Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2015

838,351 837,219 839,165 841,078 847,125 847,662 850,387 843,320 830,561 832,766 832,172 833,778 839,466

2016

827,026 824,772 832,925 826,861 829,024 838,410 845,617 835,358 826,681 (p)831,473      

Employment

2015

790,667 791,082 795,406 801,133 803,968 804,804 807,973 802,827 792,463 795,227 795,070 796,492 798,093

2016

785,622 783,997 793,048 792,825 794,581 800,578 806,861 796,572 788,793 (p)793,062      

Unemployment

2015

47,684 46,137 43,759 39,945 43,157 42,858 42,414 40,493 38,098 37,539 37,102 37,286 41,373

2016

41,404 40,775 39,877 34,036 34,443 37,832 38,756 38,786 37,888 (p)38,411      

Unemployment Rate

2015

5.7 5.5 5.2 4.7 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.9

2016

5.0 4.9 4.8 4.1 4.2 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.6 (p)4.6      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

The Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Gloucester, Isle of Wright, James City, Mathews, Surry, and York Counties and Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg Cities in Virginia; and Currituck County in North Carolina.