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

Total Nonfarm

2021

154.9 155.9 156.2 156.9 157.3 157.2 157.3 158.4 157.7 158.7 160.4 160.7 157.6

2022

157.3 158.4 158.8 159.1 160.1 (p)159.3              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2021

8.6 8.6 8.5 8.9 8.9 9.0 9.2 9.1 8.9 9.0 9.0 9.0 8.9

2022

9.0 9.0 9.0 9.2 9.2 (p)9.4              

Manufacturing

2021

15.1 15.2 15.2 15.2 15.1 15.2 15.2 15.4 15.4 15.3 15.4 15.4 15.3

2022

15.4 15.3 15.5 15.4 15.4 (p)15.4              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2021

32.3 32.2 32.2 32.0 32.2 32.3 32.5 32.4 32.1 32.3 33.3 33.8 32.5

2022

33.0 31.9 32.0 31.6 31.8 (p)32.0              

Information

2021

1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2

2022

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 (p)1.2              

Financial Activities

2021

7.8 7.7 7.7 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.5

2022

7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 (p)7.2              

Professional & Business Services

2021

21.5 21.7 21.8 21.8 21.9 21.9 22.1 22.1 21.7 21.8 21.8 22.0 21.8

2022

20.6 21.9 21.6 21.8 22.4 (p)21.8              

Educational & Health Services

2021

27.6 27.9 28.0 28.0 27.6 27.0 27.4 27.4 27.5 27.8 28.0 27.9 27.7

2022

27.6 28.2 28.2 28.2 28.1 (p)28.2              

Leisure & Hospitality

2021

12.4 12.5 12.7 13.3 13.9 14.5 14.8 14.6 14.2 14.4 14.6 14.6 13.9

2022

14.3 14.6 14.9 15.2 15.4 (p)15.7              

Other Services

2021

6.3 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5

2022

6.4 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.5 (p)6.6              

Government

2021

22.2 22.7 22.7 22.9 22.8 22.3 20.8 22.2 22.8 23.0 23.3 23.0 22.6

2022

22.5 22.6 22.7 22.7 22.8 (p)21.8              

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

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

Labor Force

2021

(1)152,564 (1)153,651 (1)153,936 (1)152,546 (1)152,732 (1)152,992 (1)153,325 (1)152,421 (1)151,410 (1)152,013 (1)152,080 (1)152,506 (1)152,682

2022

153,104 153,166 154,225 152,781 153,985 (p)153,465              

Employment

2021

(1)145,355 (1)146,757 (1)147,254 (1)146,964 (1)146,753 (1)146,371 (1)147,282 (1)146,649 (1)146,292 (1)147,004 (1)147,954 (1)148,616 (1)146,938

2022

147,992 148,828 150,141 148,966 149,428 (p)148,962              

Unemployment

2021

(1)7,209 (1)6,894 (1)6,682 (1)5,582 (1)5,979 (1)6,621 (1)6,043 (1)5,772 (1)5,118 (1)5,009 (1)4,126 (1)3,890 (1)5,744

2022

5,112 4,338 4,084 3,815 4,557 (p)4,503              

Unemployment Rate

2021

(1)4.7 (1)4.5 (1)4.3 (1)3.7 (1)3.9 (1)4.3 (1)3.9 (1)3.8 (1)3.4 (1)3.3 (1)2.7 (1)2.6 (1)3.8

2022

3.3 2.8 2.6 2.5 3.0 (p)2.9              

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 15, 2022.
(p) Preliminary

The Roanoke, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke Counties and Roanoke and Salem Cities in Virginia.