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

141.8 142.4 144.4 145.5 146.7 148.3 146.6 147.8 (P) 147.5        

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 13.5 13.4 13.7 (P) 13.8        

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 5.5 5.5 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 26.1 25.7 25.9 (P) 25.7        

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 1.9 1.8 1.8 (P) 1.8        

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 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 16.5 16.4 16.6 (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 23.6 24.1 24.1 (P) 24.5        

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 13.1 13.0 13.2 (P) 12.7        

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 11.4 11.3 11.3 (P) 11.2        

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 28.5 27.2 27.5 (P) 27.6        

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

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

2014

131,009 133,128 133,855 134,904 136,526 138,894 137,851 (P) 137,349          

Employment

 

2013

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

2014

122,695 124,018 125,316 127,176 128,221 131,435 129,960 (P) 128,771          

Unemployment

 

2013

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

2014

8,314 9,110 8,539 7,728 8,305 7,459 7,891 (P) 8,578          

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

7.5 7.3 6.5 6.1 5.8 6.1 5.7 5.7 5.4 5.4 5.1 5.3 6.0

2014

6.3 6.8 6.4 5.7 6.1 5.4 5.7 (P) 6.2          

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

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