West Virginia: Nonfarm employment and labor force data

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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

 

2013

764.4 764.8 763.9 764.0 759.2 763.0 764.0 763.8 760.9 763.9 764.8 764.8

2014

762.0 766.5 768.2 771.2 783.2 (P) 774.1            

Mining & Logging

 

2013

31.8 31.9 31.9 32.0 32.2 32.1 32.0 31.9 31.6 31.1 31.7 31.9

2014

31.6 31.2 32.0 32.3 33.2 (P) 33.3            

Construction

 

2013

34.9 35.2 34.7 34.7 34.9 34.2 34.3 34.2 33.9 34.1 33.5 32.8

2014

33.0 32.8 34.1 33.5 32.8 (P) 32.9            

Manufacturing

 

2013

48.6 48.5 48.4 48.4 48.5 48.4 48.4 48.6 48.7 48.5 48.6 48.3

2014

47.5 47.7 47.8 48.2 48.5 (P) 48.7            

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2013

135.9 136.0 135.4 135.7 135.5 135.7 135.9 135.2 135.1 134.8 135.1 136.2

2014

135.1 135.4 135.7 135.4 134.9 (P) 135.3            

Information

 

2013

9.4 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.5

2014

9.9 9.9 9.9 9.8 9.7 (P) 9.7            

Financial Activities

 

2013

28.5 28.6 28.8 28.8 28.6 28.6 28.5 28.5 28.5 28.7 29.5 29.5

2014

30.6 30.5 30.5 30.6 30.2 (P) 29.8            

Professional & Business Services

 

2013

64.4 64.7 65.0 64.6 65.0 65.0 65.2 65.3 65.0 65.1 65.5 65.4

2014

65.2 67.2 67.1 68.5 68.8 (P) 70.1            

Educational & Health Services

 

2013

126.3 126.3 126.2 126.0 126.0 125.7 125.6 125.9 125.8 127.0 126.9 126.8

2014

125.0 126.9 126.3 127.0 127.3 (P) 125.4            

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2013

75.2 74.8 74.8 74.7 74.7 74.6 74.5 74.1 73.9 74.8 74.1 74.2

2014

75.1 74.3 75.0 75.4 76.8 (P) 77.7            

Other Services

 

2013

55.5 55.5 55.8 55.9 55.4 55.3 55.4 55.4 55.5 55.4 55.5 55.3

2014

55.6 55.9 55.6 55.6 55.8 (P) 55.7            

Government

 

2013

153.9 153.8 153.3 153.7 148.9 153.9 154.8 155.3 153.5 155.0 154.9 154.9

2014

153.4 154.7 154.2 154.9 165.2 (P) 155.5            

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

 

2013

(1) 804,066 (1) 802,381 (1) 800,859 (1) 799,594 (1) 798,379 (1) 797,123 (1) 795,769 (1) 794,262 (1) 792,698 (1) 791,266 (1) 789,980 (1) 789,045

2014

790,075 795,006 800,518 803,126 806,671 (P) 805,390            

Employment

 

2013

(1) 748,284 (1) 748,117 (1) 747,916 (1) 747,562 (1) 746,716 (1) 745,427 (1) 744,021 (1) 742,870 (1) 742,091 (1) 741,643 (1) 741,367 (1) 741,406

2014

743,222 747,745 752,066 754,641 755,747 (P) 755,524            

Unemployment

 

2013

(1) 55,782 (1) 54,264 (1) 52,943 (1) 52,032 (1) 51,663 (1) 51,696 (1) 51,748 (1) 51,392 (1) 50,607 (1) 49,623 (1) 48,613 (1) 47,639

2014

46,853 47,261 48,452 48,485 50,924 (P) 49,866            

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

(1) 6.9 (1) 6.8 (1) 6.6 (1) 6.5 (1) 6.5 (1) 6.5 (1) 6.5 (1) 6.5 (1) 6.4 (1) 6.3 (1) 6.2 (1) 6.0

2014

5.9 5.9 6.1 6.0 6.3 (P) 6.2            

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