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

2018

109.5 109.8 110.2 110.6 112.5 111.9 110.6 110.9 110.7 110.6 110.5 110.2 110.7

2019

108.1 108.7 109.4 109.6 (p)110.4                

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2018

6.6 6.6 6.8 7.1 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.2 6.9 7.1

2019

6.8 6.7 6.9 6.9 (p)7.2                

Manufacturing

2018

3.5 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5

2019

3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 (p)3.6                

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2018

18.3 18.2 18.2 18.1 18.3 18.3 18.1 18.1 18.1 18.3 18.6 18.6 18.3

2019

17.8 17.7 17.7 17.9 (p)17.9                

Information

2018

1.6 1.6 1.3 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

2019

1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 (p)1.5                

Financial Activities

2018

7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1

2019

7.1 7.0 7.1 7.2 (p)7.1                

Professional & Business Services

2018

14.1 14.2 14.2 14.4 14.4 14.3 14.5 14.7 14.6 14.6 14.4 14.2 14.4

2019

14.0 14.4 14.4 14.4 (p)14.5                

Educational & Health Services

2018

20.8 20.9 21.0 20.9 20.8 20.8 20.5 20.6 20.8 20.9 20.9 21.2 20.8

2019

21.0 21.0 21.1 21.0 (p)21.2                

Leisure & Hospitality

2018

9.8 9.8 10.0 10.1 10.4 10.6 10.6 10.5 10.2 10.0 9.8 9.8 10.1

2019

9.4 9.5 9.7 9.9 (p)10.2                

Other Services

2018

4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0

2019

4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 (p)4.0                

Government

2018

23.7 23.8 24.1 23.9 25.0 24.2 23.2 23.4 23.4 23.2 23.4 23.3 23.7

2019

22.9 23.2 23.4 23.2 (p)23.2                

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

2018

(r)92,421 (r)93,349 (r)93,068 (r)93,177 (r)93,324 (r)95,007 (r)93,818 (r)92,734 (r)92,337 (r)92,340 (r)91,279 (r)91,069 (r)92,827

2019

91,311 92,163 91,558 91,967 (p)92,287                

Employment

2018

(r)86,845 (r)87,293 (r)87,208 (r)88,009 (r)88,551 (r)89,869 (r)88,957 (r)87,946 (r)87,962 (r)87,931 (r)86,946 (r)86,600 (r)87,843

2019

85,882 86,636 86,831 88,129 (p)88,304                

Unemployment

2018

(r)5,576 (r)6,056 (r)5,860 (r)5,168 (r)4,773 (r)5,138 (r)4,861 (r)4,788 (r)4,375 (r)4,409 (r)4,333 (r)4,469 (r)4,984

2019

5,429 5,527 4,727 3,838 (p)3,983                

Unemployment Rate

2018

(r)6.0 (r)6.5 (r)6.3 (r)5.5 (r)5.1 (r)5.4 (r)5.2 (r)5.2 (r)4.7 (r)4.8 (r)4.7 (r)4.9 (r)5.4

2019

5.9 6.0 5.2 4.2 (p)4.3                

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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