West Virginia: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, not seasonally adjusted

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
West Virginia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2015

755.3 755.6 759.9 767.6 773.2 766.0 756.9 757.5 766.8 771.0 770.3 767.7 764.0

2016

742.9 746.2 (P) 753.4                    

Mining & Logging

 

2015

28.5 27.8 27.6 27.3 27.0 26.0 25.5 24.9 24.9 24.1 24.0 23.7 25.9

2016

22.4 22.3 (P) 21.9                    

Construction

 

2015

29.3 28.5 29.8 32.7 34.7 34.5 34.2 34.6 34.3 34.0 32.3 31.2 32.5

2016

27.1 26.4 (P) 28.1                    

Manufacturing

 

2015

47.6 47.5 47.8 47.5 47.8 48.1 47.9 47.7 47.7 47.3 47.2 46.9 47.6

2016

47.3 47.2 (P) 47.1                    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

133.7 132.4 132.9 134.1 135.2 135.6 135.0 134.6 135.0 135.4 137.7 138.7 135.0

2016

133.5 132.7 (P) 132.9                    

Information

 

2015

9.6 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.8 9.7 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.1 9.3 9.2 9.5

2016

9.2 9.0 (P) 9.1                    

Financial Activities

 

2015

36.3 36.1 36.3 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.5 36.6 36.3 36.9 36.7 36.8 36.5

2016

36.6 36.4 (P) 36.7                    

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

66.9 66.5 66.5 66.9 66.5 66.9 67.3 67.4 66.7 67.7 67.6 66.7 67.0

2016

65.2 65.4 (P) 66.3                    

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

127.9 128.3 128.6 128.7 129.0 126.4 124.9 125.8 129.1 130.8 131.4 130.6 128.5

2016

127.8 128.6 (P) 129.5                    

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

71.3 71.0 72.1 74.1 75.8 77.1 77.4 77.1 76.0 75.5 73.1 73.0 74.5

2016

70.2 70.7 (P) 72.3                    

Other Services

 

2015

54.7 54.7 54.9 55.2 55.4 55.7 55.7 55.4 55.2 55.3 55.5 55.3 55.3

2016

55.1 54.9 (P) 55.0                    

Government

 

2015

149.5 153.2 153.7 155.1 155.6 149.5 143.2 144.1 152.4 154.9 155.5 155.6 151.9

2016

148.5 152.6 (P) 154.5                    

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

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

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

Labor Force

 

2015

(1) 774,276 (1) 780,847 (1) 778,813 (1) 789,035 (1) 790,471 (1) 800,151 (1) 793,331 (1) 788,180 (1) 784,441 (1) 785,475 (1) 779,570 (1) 776,004 (1) 785,049

2016

776,750 781,043 (P) 774,831                    

Employment

 

2015

(1) 717,229 (1) 719,335 (1) 719,374 (1) 733,277 (1) 735,678 (1) 742,641 (1) 737,654 (1) 735,241 (1) 738,462 (1) 741,759 (1) 735,014 (1) 730,090 (1) 732,146

2016

719,417 720,051 (P) 718,819                    

Unemployment

 

2015

(1) 57,047 (1) 61,512 (1) 59,439 (1) 55,758 (1) 54,793 (1) 57,510 (1) 55,677 (1) 52,939 (1) 45,979 (1) 43,716 (1) 44,556 (1) 45,914 (1) 52,903

2016

57,333 60,992 (P) 56,012                    

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

(1) 7.4 (1) 7.9 (1) 7.6 (1) 7.1 (1) 6.9 (1) 7.2 (1) 7.0 (1) 6.7 (1) 5.9 (1) 5.6 (1) 5.7 (1) 5.9 (1) 6.7

2016

7.4 7.8 (P) 7.2                    

Footnotes
(1) Reflects revised population controls and model reestimation.
(P) Preliminary