Northern Virginia, VA: 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
Northern Virginia, Va.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2014

1,359.8 1,357.2 1,363.7 1,374.9 1,385.9 1,394.7 1,382.7 1,381.6 1,379.4 1,383.4 1,397.1 1,395.3 1,379.6

2015

1,371.7 1,373.6 1,380.7 1,396.8 (P) 1,408.6                

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2014

66.2 65.8 67.1 68.7 69.9 70.9 70.4 70.6 70.1 70.2 69.9 69.1 69.1

2015

68.0 67.1 67.8 68.6 (P) 69.9                

Manufacturing

 

2014

23.6 23.6 23.7 23.9 24.0 24.0 23.8 24.0 23.9 23.9 23.9 24.1 23.9

2015

23.8 23.8 23.9 23.9 (P) 24.0                

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2014

206.5 203.5 204.8 205.7 207.8 209.6 210.0 209.4 208.1 209.0 216.1 219.6 209.2

2015

209.6 207.4 209.2 211.7 (P) 212.8                

Information

 

2014

41.8 41.2 41.4 41.1 42.0 41.7 41.6 42.3 41.3 40.9 41.5 41.2 41.5

2015

41.1 40.4 40.2 40.3 (P) 41.8                

Financial Activities

 

2014

67.9 67.9 68.0 67.9 68.4 69.2 69.3 69.1 68.8 69.1 69.3 69.1 68.7

2015

67.8 68.2 67.4 67.7 (P) 67.7                

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

372.0 372.4 371.9 376.0 377.1 378.2 380.4 380.3 374.6 375.0 376.2 375.5 375.8

2015

372.2 374.2 376.3 381.0 (P) 383.5                

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

148.7 149.2 150.1 150.4 148.2 147.8 147.5 148.2 150.1 151.9 153.2 151.1 149.7

2015

152.3 154.8 156.1 157.5 (P) 155.1                

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

125.6 125.2 127.1 130.4 135.5 140.3 140.2 139.8 134.6 131.0 132.1 131.8 132.8

2015

128.1 127.1 128.7 132.7 (P) 138.3                

Other Services

 

2014

74.4 74.4 75.0 75.5 76.0 76.8 76.6 76.5 75.5 75.6 75.6 75.5 75.6

2015

74.2 74.1 74.9 76.0 (P) 76.4                

Government

 

2014

233.1 234.0 234.6 235.3 237.0 236.2 222.9 221.4 232.4 236.8 239.3 238.3 233.4

2015

234.6 236.5 236.2 237.4 (P) 239.1                

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

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

Northern Virginia, Va.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2014

1,573,763 1,580,884 1,588,710 1,579,558 1,590,776 1,592,435 1,596,476 1,575,244 1,571,110 1,579,380 1,573,431 1,561,646 1,580,285

2015

1,572,988 1,576,206 1,575,337 1,583,710 (P) 1,597,662                

Employment

 

2014

1,502,545 1,508,136 1,516,694 1,517,048 1,520,870 1,521,049 1,524,221 1,503,078 1,504,860 1,517,124 1,513,492 1,503,977 1,512,758

2015

1,509,858 1,510,806 1,511,224 1,524,250 (P) 1,531,672                

Unemployment

 

2014

71,218 72,748 72,016 62,510 69,906 71,386 72,255 72,166 66,250 62,256 59,939 57,669 67,527

2015

63,130 65,400 64,113 59,460 (P) 65,990                

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

4.5 4.6 4.5 4.0 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.2 3.9 3.8 3.7 4.3

2015

4.0 4.1 4.1 3.8 (P) 4.1                

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Northern Virginia, Va. includes 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.