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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

2019

3,286.4 3,305.7 3,322.6 3,341.9 3,353.8 3,378.0 3,371.8 3,345.9 3,350.4 3,377.2 3,398.5 3,396.3 3,352.4

2020

3,338.7 3,361.1 3,343.7 (p)3,040.9                  

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2019

159.3 159.4 161.5 163.7 165.4 167.9 167.9 168.7 166.9 166.6 166.0 163.5 164.7

2020

161.6 163.6 163.7 (p)156.3                  

Manufacturing

2019

55.7 55.9 56.2 56.6 56.9 57.5 57.4 57.2 56.8 57.4 58.0 58.2 57.0

2020

57.6 58.7 57.2 (p)53.3                  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2019

407.3 400.2 401.8 401.7 405.0 409.1 408.0 408.0 405.1 408.9 417.9 426.4 408.3

2020

406.7 403.7 405.3 (p)357.2                  

Information

2019

75.1 75.9 75.9 75.9 76.2 77.4 77.7 77.5 76.8 77.6 77.8 77.0 76.7

2020

77.3 78.1 77.6 (p)73.9                  

Financial Activities

2019

158.4 158.9 159.1 159.9 160.4 162.0 162.5 162.3 160.7 162.2 161.4 163.0 160.9

2020

162.8 162.3 161.4 (p)158.7                  

Professional & Business Services

2019

760.4 765.4 766.8 774.4 777.3 785.7 789.8 787.2 779.3 787.4 792.2 787.3 779.4

2020

780.1 784.3 778.4 (p)763.6                  

Educational & Health Services

2019

446.3 451.2 452.7 452.9 446.1 445.4 442.7 442.3 447.9 452.0 455.1 453.4 449.0

2020

447.5 452.7 449.3 (p)396.5                  

Leisure & Hospitality

2019

320.1 322.7 329.4 336.2 343.8 353.4 352.1 347.6 336.3 335.5 335.4 334.6 337.3

2020

326.4 330.3 321.5 (p)179.2                  

Other Services

2019

207.0 208.3 208.9 209.7 210.4 212.8 213.8 212.5 210.2 211.5 211.3 212.8 210.8

2020

212.5 211.0 211.1 (p)201.2                  

Government

2019

696.8 707.8 710.3 710.9 712.3 706.8 699.9 682.6 710.4 718.1 723.4 720.1 708.3

2020

706.2 716.4 718.2 (p)701.0                  

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

2019

(1)3,422,580 (1)3,435,866 (1)3,447,284 (1)3,434,334 (1)3,452,965 (1)3,489,162 (1)3,527,506 (1)3,474,085 (1)3,475,733 (1)3,495,773 (1)3,494,549 (1)3,478,905 (1)3,469,062

2020

3,490,746 3,514,011 (p)3,504,894                    

Employment

2019

(1)3,292,576 (1)3,317,546 (1)3,335,256 (1)3,339,180 (1)3,349,387 (1)3,373,280 (1)3,411,337 (1)3,362,934 (1)3,374,445 (1)3,395,249 (1)3,397,848 (1)3,387,569 (1)3,361,384

2020

3,383,117 3,409,489 (p)3,390,234                    

Unemployment

2019

(1)130,004 (1)118,320 (1)112,028 (1)95,154 (1)103,578 (1)115,882 (1)116,169 (1)111,151 (1)101,288 (1)100,524 (1)96,701 (1)91,336 (1)107,678

2020

107,629 104,522 (p)114,660                    

Unemployment Rate

2019

(1)3.8 (1)3.4 (1)3.2 (1)2.8 (1)3.0 (1)3.3 (1)3.3 (1)3.2 (1)2.9 (1)2.9 (1)2.8 (1)2.6 (1)3.1

2020

3.1 3.0 (p)3.3                    

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 17, 2020.
(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.