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Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC: 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
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2021

752.9 755.8 759.7 763.0 767.2 774.4 777.8 776.1 770.4 772.2 774.4 776.2 768.3

2022

761.3 765.8 769.5 777.4 780.6 (p)785.3              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2021

39.5 39.3 39.7 39.8 40.3 40.3 40.5 40.1 39.9 39.0 38.7 38.4 39.6

2022

37.7 38.3 38.5 39.4 39.8 (p)40.0              

Manufacturing

2021

58.4 58.6 58.4 57.9 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.3 56.9 55.5 56.1 56.1 57.4

2022

55.4 55.3 55.5 55.3 55.7 (p)55.6              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2021

127.0 126.1 126.3 126.2 127.5 128.4 128.8 128.6 127.5 130.0 131.6 133.3 128.4

2022

128.9 128.0 127.8 127.3 128.5 (p)129.3              

Information

2021

9.3 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.0 9.1 9.2

2022

9.0 8.9 9.0 9.0 8.9 (p)9.0              

Financial Activities

2021

38.0 38.3 38.5 38.7 38.9 39.2 39.4 39.3 38.8 39.0 38.3 38.4 38.7

2022

37.1 37.2 37.0 37.8 37.5 (p)38.9              

Professional & Business Services

2021

110.9 111.7 112.1 112.6 113.5 113.9 115.5 115.7 114.0 113.3 114.1 114.1 113.5

2022

112.4 113.4 114.1 115.5 114.4 (p)114.8              

Educational & Health Services

2021

109.6 110.7 110.7 110.6 108.8 107.9 108.9 109.0 109.5 111.0 111.4 109.6 109.8

2022

108.7 109.7 110.1 111.8 111.9 (p)112.0              

Leisure & Hospitality

2021

74.7 75.2 77.3 79.0 82.9 88.0 92.5 92.1 87.7 87.3 86.2 88.8 84.3

2022

87.4 88.9 89.6 93.1 97.1 (p)100.9              

Other Services

2021

31.4 31.4 31.6 32.0 32.3 32.5 33.1 32.9 32.3 32.9 32.8 32.7 32.3

2022

32.4 32.8 32.8 33.1 33.2 (p)33.3              

Government

2021

154.1 155.3 155.9 157.0 156.1 157.2 152.0 151.9 154.7 155.1 156.2 155.7 155.1

2022

152.3 153.3 155.1 155.1 153.6 (p)151.5              

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C.Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2021

(1)828,237 (1)833,790 (1)835,677 (1)829,557 (1)831,825 (1)838,965 (1)845,122 (1)832,962 (1)824,172 (1)821,560 (1)818,958 (1)821,309 (1)830,178

2022

825,798 825,286 832,446 830,701 835,111 (p)840,115              

Employment

2021

(1)781,229 (1)788,380 (1)792,524 (1)791,717 (1)792,632 (1)796,161 (1)805,759 (1)795,002 (1)791,091 (1)791,069 (1)791,176 (1)795,009 (1)792,646

2022

793,302 797,028 806,400 806,075 806,697 (p)812,371              

Unemployment

2021

(1)47,008 (1)45,410 (1)43,153 (1)37,840 (1)39,193 (1)42,804 (1)39,363 (1)37,960 (1)33,081 (1)30,491 (1)27,782 (1)26,300 (1)37,532

2022

32,496 28,258 26,046 24,626 28,414 (p)27,744              

Unemployment Rate

2021

(1)5.7 (1)5.4 (1)5.2 (1)4.6 (1)4.7 (1)5.1 (1)4.7 (1)4.6 (1)4.0 (1)3.7 (1)3.4 (1)3.2 (1)4.5

2022

3.9 3.4 3.1 3.0 3.4 (p)3.3              

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

The Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Gloucester, Isle of Wright, James City, Mathews, Surry, and York Counties and Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg Cities in Virginia; and Currituck County in North Carolina.