Richmond, 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
Richmond, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2015

633.8 634.1 636.7 643.9 648.6 651.7 652.2 652.9 655.1 666.9 671.3 670.5 651.5

2016

661.3 662.5 666.9 (P) 667.5                  

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2015

33.6 33.8 34.5 36.1 36.6 36.6 37.3 37.5 37.4 37.8 37.4 37.0 36.3

2016

36.0 37.0 37.1 (P) 37.5                  

Manufacturing

 

2015

30.6 30.5 30.6 30.6 30.7 31.0 30.9 30.9 30.8 30.8 30.8 30.8 30.8

2016

30.5 30.4 30.4 (P) 30.3                  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

120.1 117.5 116.9 117.7 119.0 120.4 121.7 121.3 122.1 125.1 130.6 132.0 122.0

2016

128.0 126.5 126.8 (P) 126.3                  

Information

 

2015

7.5 7.5 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5

2016

7.4 7.4 7.4 (P) 7.3                  

Financial Activities

 

2015

49.6 50.1 50.1 50.1 50.2 50.4 50.3 50.3 49.9 51.0 51.5 51.3 50.4

2016

51.1 51.1 51.3 (P) 50.8                  

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

101.8 102.2 103.4 104.9 106.4 106.5 107.2 108.1 108.8 111.4 111.8 112.7 107.1

2016

112.4 112.2 113.1 (P) 112.5                  

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

94.3 94.8 94.9 95.4 94.3 93.8 94.3 95.0 95.9 98.3 97.5 97.3 95.5

2016

96.1 97.7 97.0 (P) 96.7                  

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

55.2 56.0 57.4 59.9 62.7 64.1 64.7 64.4 62.7 62.2 60.9 59.3 60.8

2016

58.0 57.7 60.3 (P) 62.4                  

Other Services

 

2015

30.6 30.8 31.0 31.2 31.6 31.8 32.0 32.1 31.7 32.5 32.4 31.8 31.6

2016

31.7 32.0 32.2 (P) 32.5                  

Government

 

2015

110.5 110.9 110.5 110.5 109.5 109.6 106.3 105.9 108.4 110.3 110.9 110.8 109.5

2016

110.1 110.5 111.3 (P) 111.2                  

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

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

Richmond, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2015

(R) 657,307 (R) 656,595 (R) 658,047 (R) 657,891 (R) 664,041 (R) 662,348 (R) 664,834 (R) 659,672 (R) 656,043 (R) 666,730 (R) 668,189 (R) 668,346 (R) 661,671

2016

668,289 667,279 (P) 669,528                    

Employment

 

2015

(R) 622,476 (R) 622,714 (R) 625,816 (R) 628,335 (R) 631,699 (R) 630,346 (R) 632,911 (R) 629,211 (R) 627,449 (R) 639,172 (R) 641,285 (R) 641,723 (R) 631,095

2016

639,130 639,271 (P) 641,636                    

Unemployment

 

2015

(R) 34,831 (R) 33,881 (R) 32,231 (R) 29,556 (R) 32,342 (R) 32,002 (R) 31,923 (R) 30,461 (R) 28,594 (R) 27,558 (R) 26,904 (R) 26,623 (R) 30,576

2016

29,159 28,008 (P) 27,892                    

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

(R) 5.3 (R) 5.2 (R) 4.9 (R) 4.5 (R) 4.9 (R) 4.8 (R) 4.8 (R) 4.6 (R) 4.4 (R) 4.1 (R) 4.0 (R) 4.0 (R) 4.6

2016

4.4 4.2 (P) 4.2                    

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(P) Preliminary

The Richmond, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King and Queen, King William, Louisa, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, and Sussex Counties and Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond Cities in Virginia.