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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

2018

159.2 159.6 160.6 161.7 162.3 162.3 160.6 160.8 162.3 162.6 162.4 162.4 161.4

2019

160.7 161.5 162.7 163.2 163.5 162.7 163.1 (p)162.9          

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2018

8.0 8.0 8.2 8.5 8.5 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.7 8.6 8.2 8.4

2019

8.1 8.0 8.3 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 (p)8.9          

Manufacturing

2018

15.4 15.5 15.4 15.4 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.6 15.5 15.2 15.2 15.3 15.4

2019

15.3 15.4 15.5 15.3 15.4 15.4 15.9 (p)15.7          

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2018

33.0 32.8 33.1 33.2 33.4 33.5 33.3 33.2 33.2 33.4 33.8 33.5 33.3

2019

32.7 32.4 32.7 32.8 33.0 33.1 33.4 (p)33.1          

Information

2018

1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3

2019

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 (p)1.3          

Financial Activities

2018

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

2019

8.0 8.0 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.2 (p)8.2          

Professional & Business Services

2018

21.7 21.6 22.0 22.3 22.3 22.4 22.7 22.8 22.7 22.7 22.0 22.7 22.3

2019

22.9 23.3 23.5 23.0 23.1 22.9 23.0 (p)22.9          

Educational & Health Services

2018

27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.3 27.4 27.4 27.1 27.9 28.0 28.1 28.0 27.6

2019

27.8 28.0 28.1 28.1 27.8 27.8 27.8 (p)27.9          

Leisure & Hospitality

2018

14.3 14.4 14.5 14.9 15.3 15.5 15.3 15.4 14.7 14.6 14.4 14.4 14.8

2019

14.0 14.1 14.5 14.9 15.3 15.7 15.6 (p)15.6          

Other Services

2018

7.7 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.9 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.9

2019

7.8 7.8 7.8 7.9 7.9 8.1 8.1 (p)8.0          

Government

2018

22.3 22.7 22.7 22.6 22.8 21.6 20.1 20.6 22.4 22.8 23.1 23.1 22.2

2019

22.8 23.2 23.0 23.2 22.9 21.4 20.9 (p)21.3          

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

2018

155,236 156,295 157,105 156,717 157,378 157,273 157,281 155,166 156,381 156,853 155,643 155,202 156,377

2019

156,419 158,200 159,171 157,650 159,087 158,822 161,498 (p)159,906          

Employment

2018

149,689 150,889 152,032 152,383 152,917 152,028 152,450 150,340 152,216 152,782 151,835 151,312 151,739

2019

151,648 153,266 154,398 153,768 154,610 154,028 156,848 (p)155,460          

Unemployment

2018

5,547 5,406 5,073 4,334 4,461 5,245 4,831 4,826 4,165 4,071 3,808 3,890 4,638

2019

4,771 4,934 4,773 3,882 4,477 4,794 4,650 (p)4,446          

Unemployment Rate

2018

3.6 3.5 3.2 2.8 2.8 3.3 3.1 3.1 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.5 3.0

2019

3.1 3.1 3.0 2.5 2.8 3.0 2.9 (p)2.8          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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