West Virginia: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, seasonally adjusted

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
West Virginia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Total Nonfarm

 

2014

761.3 760.0 760.1 762.0 774.2 762.0 761.3 761.7 762.6 764.3 761.5 763.1

2015

764.7 761.2 756.1 755.5 757.7 744.4 (P) 742.2          

Mining & Logging

 

2014

30.5 30.6 30.7 30.7 30.4 30.3 30.1 30.2 30.2 30.1 29.8 30.4

2015

30.5 29.6 28.7 27.8 27.9 27.4 (P) 27.1          

Construction

 

2014

33.3 32.9 33.2 33.5 34.1 33.7 33.8 33.8 34.3 33.5 31.7 32.3

2015

32.4 32.2 30.7 29.3 29.9 29.1 (P) 28.4          

Manufacturing

 

2014

48.0 47.9 47.9 48.0 48.0 47.8 47.7 47.7 47.6 47.6 47.7 47.5

2015

48.2 48.4 48.7 48.3 49.0 48.6 (P) 48.7          

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2014

135.1 135.0 134.6 135.1 135.1 134.9 134.3 134.5 134.3 135.1 135.2 135.9

2015

136.3 135.2 134.9 134.9 135.0 134.4 (P) 135.0          

Information

 

2014

9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.6

2015

9.6 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.6 9.5 (P) 9.4          

Financial Activities

 

2014

31.2 31.0 31.1 30.8 30.9 30.8 30.8 30.7 30.6 30.9 31.1 30.9

2015

30.7 30.4 30.1 29.4 29.9 30.1 (P) 29.7          

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

64.8 65.1 65.3 65.9 66.2 66.8 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.7 67.8 68.3

2015

68.7 68.7 67.6 67.7 68.3 67.8 (P) 67.8          

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

126.9 126.3 126.2 126.2 126.2 126.5 125.9 126.3 126.2 126.8 127.0 126.5

2015

127.9 127.5 127.2 128.0 128.0 127.4 (P) 127.5          

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

74.2 74.2 74.3 74.2 74.1 74.2 74.2 74.1 73.9 73.7 72.3 72.7

2015

72.5 71.8 70.9 72.1 71.9 72.0 (P) 71.7          

Other Services

 

2014

55.4 55.5 55.4 55.6 55.5 55.5 55.5 55.4 55.4 55.4 55.5 55.2

2015

55.3 55.2 55.1 54.9 55.0 55.0 (P) 55.1          

Government

 

2014

152.2 151.8 151.7 152.3 164.1 151.9 152.4 152.3 153.3 153.9 153.8 153.8

2015

152.6 152.6 152.6 153.6 153.2 143.1 (P) 141.8          

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(seasonally adjusted data)

West Virginia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Labor Force

 

2014

794,848 794,620 793,849 792,521 790,799 788,883 786,821 784,695 782,514 780,321 778,246 776,536

2015

774,454 773,329 773,213 776,796 778,948 781,679 (P) 783,928          

Employment

 

2014

741,133 740,459 739,631 738,650 737,632 736,656 735,661 734,631 733,588 732,571 731,616 730,842

2015

728,859 726,080 722,401 722,362 722,537 724,173 (P) 724,782          

Unemployment

 

2014

53,715 54,161 54,218 53,871 53,167 52,227 51,160 50,064 48,926 47,750 46,630 45,694

2015

45,595 47,249 50,812 54,434 56,411 57,506 (P) 59,146          

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.1 6.0 5.9

2015

5.9 6.1 6.6 7.0 7.2 7.4 (P) 7.5          

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary