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

Total Nonfarm

 

2013

144.4 144.8 146.2 147.3 147.6 148.1 146.0 146.5 145.9 145.6 146.0 145.2 146.1

2014

141.8 142.4 144.4 145.5 146.7 (P) 147.9              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2013

12.2 12.2 12.6 13.0 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.1 13.0 12.9 12.1 12.8

2014

11.2 11.4 11.9 12.4 13.2 (P) 13.3              

Manufacturing

 

2013

5.4 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.8 5.7 5.6

2014

5.6 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.5 (P) 5.5              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2013

26.3 26.2 26.2 26.1 26.1 26.5 26.4 26.2 26.1 26.1 26.4 26.9 26.3

2014

25.9 25.7 25.7 26.1 25.9 (P) 26.1              

Information

 

2013

1.8 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.9

2014

1.9 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.8 (P) 1.9              

Financial Activities

 

2013

8.0 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1

2014

8.1 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2 (P) 8.2              

Professional & Business Services

 

2013

15.9 15.9 16.0 16.0 15.9 16.0 16.0 16.1 15.9 16.3 16.0 15.9 16.0

2014

15.4 15.6 16.1 16.3 16.2 (P) 16.5              

Educational & Health Services

 

2013

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

2014

23.3 23.3 23.2 23.3 23.2 (P) 23.5              

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2013

12.1 12.1 12.3 12.8 13.0 13.1 12.8 12.9 12.5 12.2 12.2 12.0 12.5

2014

11.6 11.8 12.4 12.5 13.1 (P) 13.0              

Other Services

 

2013

11.5 11.5 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.5 11.5 11.3 11.3 11.2 11.2 11.5

2014

11.2 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.4 (P) 11.4              

Government

 

2013

27.6 27.8 28.1 28.1 28.2 28.3 27.0 27.3 27.5 27.6 27.8 27.9 27.8

2014

27.6 27.8 28.1 28.2 28.2 (P) 28.5              

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

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

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

Labor Force

 

2013

(1) 135,519 (1) 135,104 (1) 134,080 (1) 136,030 (1) 135,821 (1) 138,126 (1) 137,338 (1) 135,757 (1) 134,445 (1) 132,440 (1) 131,743 (1) 130,700 (1) 134,758

2014

131,009 133,128 133,855 134,904 (P) 136,653                

Employment

 

2013

(1) 125,402 (1) 125,191 (1) 125,357 (1) 127,795 (1) 127,975 (1) 129,737 (1) 129,465 (1) 127,990 (1) 127,199 (1) 125,317 (1) 125,005 (1) 123,768 (1) 126,683

2014

122,695 124,018 125,316 127,176 (P) 128,313                

Unemployment

 

2013

(1) 10,117 (1) 9,913 (1) 8,723 (1) 8,235 (1) 7,846 (1) 8,389 (1) 7,873 (1) 7,767 (1) 7,246 (1) 7,123 (1) 6,738 (1) 6,932 (1) 8,075

2014

8,314 9,110 8,539 7,728 (P) 8,340                

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

(1) 7.5 (1) 7.3 (1) 6.5 (1) 6.1 (1) 5.8 (1) 6.1 (1) 5.7 (1) 5.7 (1) 5.4 (1) 5.4 (1) 5.1 (1) 5.3 (1) 6.0

2014

6.3 6.8 6.4 5.7 (P) 6.1                

Footnotes
(1) Reflects revised inputs, reestimation, and adjustment to new state control totals.
(P) Preliminary

The Charleston, W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam Counties in West Virginia.