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

 

2014

737.9 737.5 743.7 752.8 757.3 762.6 759.4 761.4 756.2 753.2 759.4 758.4 753.3

2015

(P) 744.1                        

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2014

33.6 33.3 33.6 34.1 34.3 34.8 35.1 35.1 34.9 34.5 34.7 34.2 34.4

2015

(P) 33.5                        

Manufacturing

 

2014

54.4 54.6 54.7 54.9 54.9 55.0 54.9 54.6 54.4 54.4 54.7 55.0 54.7

2015

(P) 54.4                        

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2014

127.0 125.8 126.2 127.2 128.3 129.4 129.6 130.2 129.5 130.0 135.2 135.2 129.5

2015

(P) 128.6                        

Information

 

2014

11.2 10.9 10.9 10.9 11.3 11.1 11.1 11.2 10.9 10.9 11.0 11.0 11.0

2015

(P) 10.9                        

Financial Activities

 

2014

36.9 37.0 37.2 37.6 37.8 38.3 38.5 38.5 38.1 37.8 37.3 37.6 37.7

2015

(P) 37.5                        

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

101.6 102.1 103.1 104.7 104.4 105.5 105.5 106.0 105.1 104.3 105.1 104.8 104.4

2015

(P) 103.2                        

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

105.1 105.3 105.3 105.9 104.2 103.5 103.1 104.2 105.6 105.4 105.6 104.3 104.8

2015

(P) 105.1                        

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

77.9 77.4 81.1 85.2 89.9 93.2 93.1 92.5 87.1 83.8 82.0 82.5 85.5

2015

(P) 80.1                        

Other Services

 

2014

35.1 35.2 35.6 36.0 36.4 36.7 36.6 36.6 36.3 36.4 36.9 36.7 36.2

2015

(P) 36.9                        

Government

 

2014

155.1 155.9 156.0 156.3 155.8 155.1 151.9 152.5 154.3 155.7 156.9 157.1 155.2

2015

(P) 153.9                        

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

 

2014

(1) 826,773 (1) 829,085 (1) 837,516 (1) 832,486 (1) 841,171 (1) 845,273 (1) 852,753 (1) 845,269 (1) 835,088 (1) 831,314 (1) 827,441 (1) 823,562  

2015

(P) 836,088                        

Employment

 

2014

(1) 775,392 (1) 778,264 (1) 787,859 (1) 788,591 (1) 793,404 (1) 796,412 (1) 802,648 (1) 795,848 (1) 789,860 (1) 788,531 (1) 785,172 (1) 782,449  

2015

(P) 789,972                        

Unemployment

 

2014

(1) 51,381 (1) 50,821 (1) 49,657 (1) 43,895 (1) 47,767 (1) 48,861 (1) 50,105 (1) 49,421 (1) 45,228 (1) 42,783 (1) 42,269 (1) 41,113  

2015

(P) 46,116                        

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

(1) 6.2 (1) 6.1 (1) 5.9 (1) 5.3 (1) 5.7 (1) 5.8 (1) 5.9 (1) 5.8 (1) 5.4 (1) 5.1 (1) 5.1 (1) 5.0  

2015

(P) 5.5                        

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