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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area: 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2018

3,244.3 3,268.9 3,278.8 3,300.4 3,314.7 3,334.0 3,318.8 3,301.1 3,301.4 3,313.2 3,323.8 3,324.6 3,302.0

2019

3,275.9 3,289.8 3,309.4 3,326.9 3,335.7 3,359.7 3,361.1 (p)3,334.7          

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2018

154.8 156.1 157.3 158.9 160.0 162.0 164.5 164.6 163.1 162.9 163.0 161.5 160.7

2019

156.6 156.4 156.5 158.7 160.3 162.8 164.9 (p)167.3          

Manufacturing

2018

54.4 54.5 54.7 55.1 55.3 56.1 56.2 56.0 55.5 55.2 55.2 55.2 55.3

2019

53.9 54.2 55.0 54.8 55.7 56.2 56.4 (p)55.4          

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2018

406.3 401.6 401.5 402.4 405.1 407.5 406.8 405.9 404.8 405.2 413.7 418.6 406.6

2019

402.9 396.2 397.5 397.1 402.6 405.8 404.0 (p)401.5          

Information

2018

73.8 74.7 74.1 74.5 74.8 75.7 75.0 74.5 73.6 74.2 74.1 74.6 74.5

2019

73.9 73.9 74.3 73.8 73.1 73.6 73.9 (p)73.2          

Financial Activities

2018

157.3 157.9 158.0 158.6 159.3 160.9 160.9 160.2 159.1 157.9 155.8 155.1 158.4

2019

154.9 153.2 154.4 156.4 155.9 158.3 157.1 (p)158.0          

Professional & Business Services

2018

746.5 751.4 753.4 758.1 760.3 768.3 772.0 770.6 761.6 764.7 762.5 764.9 761.2

2019

762.1 763.8 768.6 772.3 770.6 778.6 784.5 (p)780.0          

Educational & Health Services

2018

436.0 442.7 442.6 445.6 440.3 436.6 435.4 435.9 442.6 445.5 450.9 449.4 442.0

2019

443.1 446.7 448.7 449.2 444.5 443.3 443.8 (p)444.8          

Leisure & Hospitality

2018

315.4 317.6 323.8 331.8 341.2 350.4 349.3 346.0 334.5 334.9 332.1 332.9 334.2

2019

327.4 330.8 338.8 346.2 353.0 362.9 361.1 (p)361.6          

Other Services

2018

206.3 206.7 207.2 207.9 208.7 210.8 211.3 210.1 208.0 208.6 208.9 208.3 208.6

2019

206.7 207.3 207.6 208.9 208.9 212.0 214.0 (p)213.1          

Government

2018

693.5 705.7 706.2 707.5 709.7 705.7 687.4 677.3 698.6 704.1 707.6 704.1 700.6

2019

694.4 707.3 708.0 709.5 711.1 706.2 701.4 (p)679.8          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2018

3,363,762 3,389,423 3,393,699 3,384,044 3,395,509 3,425,318 3,446,576 3,383,565 3,381,116 3,393,284 3,385,124 3,375,670 3,393,091

2019

3,395,623 3,412,017 3,422,907 3,412,280 3,435,637 3,476,751 3,512,557 (p)3,468,998          

Employment

2018

3,237,099 3,264,941 3,275,767 3,280,207 3,287,588 3,300,865 3,327,029 3,269,062 3,275,580 3,288,542 3,286,337 3,278,470 3,280,957

2019

3,270,961 3,292,352 3,309,671 3,314,912 3,328,250 3,359,806 3,395,684 (p)3,359,418          

Unemployment

2018

126,663 124,482 117,932 103,837 107,921 124,453 119,547 114,503 105,536 104,742 98,787 97,200 112,134

2019

124,662 119,665 113,236 97,368 107,387 116,945 116,873 (p)109,580          

Unemployment Rate

2018

3.8 3.7 3.5 3.1 3.2 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.9 3.3

2019

3.7 3.5 3.3 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.3 (p)3.2          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes the District of Columbia; Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren Counties, and Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Manassas Park Cities in Virginia; Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; and Jefferson County in West Virginia.