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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

2021

101.4 102.0 103.2 103.4 103.5 104.1 104.0 103.8 103.6 103.7 103.8 104.8 103.4

2022

102.2 103.0 104.1 104.8 105.7 (p)105.5              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2021

6.3 6.4 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.5 6.5 6.3 6.5

2022

6.0 6.0 6.0 6.2 6.2 (p)6.2              

Manufacturing

2021

3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0

2022

2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 (p)3.1              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2021

16.7 16.6 16.7 16.6 16.8 16.8 16.8 16.7 16.7 16.6 16.9 17.4 16.8

2022

16.6 16.6 16.6 16.7 16.6 (p)16.7              

Information

2021

1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4

2022

1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 (p)1.5              

Financial Activities

2021

6.7 6.7 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.7

2022

6.7 6.7 6.8 6.7 6.7 (p)6.7              

Professional & Business Services

2021

12.3 12.3 12.5 12.7 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.8 12.7 12.5 12.7 12.6

2022

12.3 12.4 12.7 13.0 12.6 (p)13.2              

Educational & Health Services

2021

20.9 21.2 21.2 21.2 21.1 21.2 21.2 21.2 21.2 21.1 21.0 21.5 21.2

2022

21.2 21.5 21.8 21.7 21.9 (p)21.7              

Leisure & Hospitality

2021

7.5 7.6 7.8 7.9 8.2 8.5 8.6 8.6 8.4 8.5 8.5 8.6 8.2

2022

8.1 8.4 8.5 8.8 8.8 (p)8.9              

Other Services

2021

3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7

2022

3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 (p)3.8              

Government

2021

22.9 23.1 23.4 23.6 23.6 23.6 23.0 23.2 23.3 23.3 23.5 23.4 23.3

2022

23.2 23.2 23.5 23.4 24.5 (p)23.7              

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

2021

(1)91,320 (1)92,191 (1)91,628 (1)92,616 (1)92,391 (1)94,212 (1)94,130 (1)93,037 (1)91,475 (1)91,053 (1)90,521 (1)90,963 (1)92,128

2022

91,178 91,564 91,084 91,785 91,971 (p)94,256              

Employment

2021

(1)84,915 (1)85,725 (1)85,650 (1)86,786 (1)87,014 (1)88,623 (1)89,176 (1)88,274 (1)87,731 (1)87,596 (1)87,315 (1)87,699 (1)87,209

2022

87,064 87,383 87,362 88,363 88,754 (p)90,294              

Unemployment

2021

(1)6,405 (1)6,466 (1)5,978 (1)5,830 (1)5,377 (1)5,589 (1)4,954 (1)4,763 (1)3,744 (1)3,457 (1)3,206 (1)3,264 (1)4,919

2022

4,114 4,181 3,722 3,422 3,217 (p)3,962              

Unemployment Rate

2021

(1)7.0 (1)7.0 (1)6.5 (1)6.3 (1)5.8 (1)5.9 (1)5.3 (1)5.1 (1)4.1 (1)3.8 (1)3.5 (1)3.6 (1)5.3

2022

4.5 4.6 4.1 3.7 3.5 (p)4.2              

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

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