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

 

2015

772.0 769.7 766.2 766.1 766.4 763.9 761.9 760.0 760.3 761.2 761.0 761.5

2016

759.3 758.6 761.8 761.2 768.8 (P) 762.8            

Mining & Logging

 

2015

28.9 28.3 27.8 27.5 27.2 25.8 25.5 24.8 24.8 24.0 23.6 23.3

2016

22.6 22.8 21.7 21.0 20.6 (P) 20.7            

Construction

 

2015

33.7 33.2 32.8 33.1 33.6 33.2 32.4 32.3 31.9 30.6 31.0 31.8

2016

31.3 31.0 32.6 32.8 31.1 (P) 31.4            

Manufacturing

 

2015

47.9 48.1 48.1 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.7 47.5 47.5 47.2 47.1 46.9

2016

47.9 47.8 47.3 47.5 47.1 (P) 46.9            

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

135.1 135.1 135.1 135.2 135.5 135.4 135.1 134.6 134.9 134.6 134.9 135.3

2016

135.1 135.3 135.3 134.9 134.5 (P) 134.8            

Information

 

2015

9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.8 9.7 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2

2016

9.3 9.1 9.1 9.0 8.9 (P) 9.0            

Financial Activities

 

2015

36.6 36.4 36.4 36.3 36.3 36.4 36.4 36.5 36.3 36.7 36.6 36.4

2016

37.0 36.7 36.9 36.5 36.9 (P) 37.0            

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

68.0 67.7 67.4 66.8 66.7 66.7 66.7 66.7 66.5 67.3 67.1 66.6

2016

66.6 66.4 66.9 65.6 66.7 (P) 66.4            

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

129.4 129.1 128.3 128.1 127.8 127.8 127.5 127.7 127.8 128.8 129.2 129.1

2016

128.8 128.4 129.3 130.2 130.3 (P) 132.2            

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

74.8 74.3 74.1 74.4 74.4 74.4 74.6 74.4 74.5 75.0 74.7 74.7

2016

73.5 74.1 74.7 75.6 75.3 (P) 76.8            

Other Services

 

2015

55.3 55.3 55.1 55.0 55.2 55.2 55.4 55.2 55.2 55.3 55.6 55.7

2016

55.5 55.2 55.3 54.7 54.6 (P) 54.7            

Government

 

2015

152.6 152.5 151.4 152.4 152.2 151.5 151.3 151.0 151.7 152.5 152.0 152.5

2016

151.7 151.8 152.7 153.4 162.8 (P) 152.9            

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

 

2015

(1) 781,256 (1) 781,787 (1) 782,777 (1) 783,927 (1) 784,849 (1) 785,266 (1) 785,126 (1) 784,605 (1) 783,956 (1) 783,351 (1) 782,849 (1) 782,406

2016

785,208 786,311 785,493 782,268 780,705 (P) 781,008            

Employment

 

2015

(1) 729,839 (1) 729,045 (1) 728,597 (1) 728,593 (1) 729,017 (1) 729,772 (1) 730,721 (1) 731,657 (1) 732,456 (1) 733,122 (1) 733,666 (1) 734,026

2016

735,758 735,490 734,084 731,884 732,061 (P) 733,847            

Unemployment

 

2015

(1) 51,417 (1) 52,742 (1) 54,180 (1) 55,334 (1) 55,832 (1) 55,494 (1) 54,405 (1) 52,948 (1) 51,500 (1) 50,229 (1) 49,183 (1) 48,380

2016

49,450 50,821 51,409 50,384 48,644 (P) 47,161            

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

(1) 6.6 (1) 6.7 (1) 6.9 (1) 7.1 (1) 7.1 (1) 7.1 (1) 6.9 (1) 6.7 (1) 6.6 (1) 6.4 (1) 6.3 (1) 6.2

2016

6.3 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.2 (P) 6.0            

Footnotes
(1) Reflects revised population controls, model reestimation, and new seasonal adjustment.
(P) Preliminary