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

 

2013

738.0 740.5 746.4 752.1 755.9 762.4 760.4 762.3 755.6 750.7 754.2 753.7 752.7

2014

736.8 737.2 744.8 749.2 754.6 762.9 763.8 762.7 759.1 756.6 (P) 761.8    

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2013

33.9 34.1 34.4 34.4 34.8 35.3 35.5 35.5 35.3 33.2 33.4 33.6 34.5

2014

32.4 32.7 33.5 33.6 33.0 33.8 35.5 36.0 36.1 35.7 (P) 36.0    

Manufacturing

 

2013

53.9 54.1 54.1 54.2 54.2 54.3 54.8 54.8 54.8 54.1 54.3 54.3 54.3

2014

53.7 53.6 53.8 53.7 53.9 54.2 54.6 54.5 54.6 54.6 (P) 54.9    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2013

126.7 125.5 126.0 126.7 127.9 129.0 129.7 130.1 129.0 130.5 133.3 134.3 129.1

2014

127.6 126.1 127.7 128.1 130.9 131.9 132.6 132.5 131.4 131.9 (P) 136.8    

Information

 

2013

11.5 11.6 11.6 11.4 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.3 11.4 11.3 11.2 11.5

2014

11.2 11.3 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.1 11.1 (P) 11.1    

Financial Activities

 

2013

37.1 37.1 37.2 37.6 37.8 38.5 38.5 38.3 37.8 37.3 37.1 36.5 37.6

2014

35.9 35.4 36.2 36.4 37.4 39.3 39.7 39.6 39.1 38.7 (P) 38.3    

Professional & Business Services

 

2013

101.3 101.9 102.3 103.1 102.7 103.4 103.2 103.8 102.2 100.9 102.9 102.7 102.5

2014

99.2 100.1 99.3 100.3 99.5 100.4 101.5 99.3 100.2 98.7 (P) 98.9    

Educational & Health Services

 

2013

103.9 104.6 104.8 105.1 103.8 103.7 103.1 104.5 105.6 105.9 107.0 107.2 104.9

2014

108.0 108.4 109.0 108.4 107.5 107.2 106.1 106.8 107.7 108.4 (P) 108.4    

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2013

76.8 77.0 81.2 84.5 88.4 91.9 93.4 92.9 87.5 83.6 80.3 80.1 84.8

2014

78.0 77.8 81.5 84.3 88.8 92.9 94.3 93.7 88.3 85.2 (P) 83.7    

Other Services

 

2013

35.4 35.6 35.8 36.1 36.3 36.6 36.5 36.3 35.8 35.9 35.7 35.6 36.0

2014

35.2 35.4 35.7 36.1 36.3 36.6 36.6 36.5 36.1 36.1 (P) 36.0    

Government

 

2013

157.5 159.0 159.0 159.0 158.4 158.1 154.1 154.5 156.3 157.9 158.9 158.2 157.6

2014

155.6 156.4 156.9 157.1 156.1 155.5 151.7 152.5 154.5 156.2 (P) 157.7    

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

 

2013

826,414 823,375 828,862 830,181 838,914 847,410 853,245 844,656 834,224 822,652 822,480 821,928 832,861

2014

825,275 831,997 841,790 838,650 849,391 852,126 857,596 848,266 837,386 (P) 833,551      

Employment

 

2013

769,494 770,024 778,886 783,145 788,530 793,360 800,510 793,477 785,408 774,435 776,706 778,057 782,669

2014

776,715 784,583 793,941 795,755 800,261 802,396 808,274 796,501 790,425 (P) 789,350      

Unemployment

 

2013

56,920 53,351 49,976 47,036 50,384 54,050 52,735 51,179 48,816 48,217 45,774 43,871 50,192

2014

48,560 47,414 47,849 42,895 49,130 49,730 49,322 51,765 46,961 (P) 44,201      

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

6.9 6.5 6.0 5.7 6.0 6.4 6.2 6.1 5.9 5.9 5.6 5.3 6.0

2014

5.9 5.7 5.7 5.1 5.8 5.8 5.8 6.1 5.6 (P) 5.3      

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.