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

2016

755.6 757.3 763.3 772.8 773.7 781.3 778.1 779.4 776.8 777.9 773.4 772.2 771.8

2017

759.7 763.1 765.2 768.6 772.4 782.6 777.1 775.3 768.4 768.1 (p)767.4    

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2016

35.6 35.5 35.8 36.0 36.0 36.5 36.6 36.5 36.6 37.4 37.1 37.2 36.4

2017

35.8 35.0 34.9 36.1 37.1 37.2 37.5 36.9 37.1 37.1 (p)37.1    

Manufacturing

2016

51.9 51.2 50.9 50.6 50.7 50.9 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.2 51.2 51.2

2017

50.9 50.7 51.5 51.0 51.1 51.1 51.4 51.4 51.6 51.7 (p)51.7    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

130.8 130.0 130.6 132.1 133.6 134.6 134.0 134.4 133.9 134.6 135.9 137.0 133.5

2017

132.8 130.3 129.2 128.0 129.4 130.6 130.1 129.1 128.7 129.1 (p)131.1    

Information

2016

11.3 11.3 11.1 11.3 10.7 11.5 11.5 11.3 11.1 11.2 11.2 11.0 11.2

2017

11.0 11.0 10.9 10.9 10.9 11.0 10.9 10.9 10.8 10.7 (p)10.8    

Financial Activities

2016

37.0 36.8 37.0 37.4 37.8 38.4 38.6 38.5 38.0 37.6 37.3 37.5 37.7

2017

36.7 36.8 36.8 36.1 36.6 37.4 37.7 37.5 36.7 36.0 (p)35.3    

Professional & Business Services

2016

102.2 102.9 102.5 104.0 103.1 104.2 105.2 105.8 105.3 106.1 104.1 103.1 104.0

2017

103.9 106.4 105.7 107.7 109.0 111.8 111.8 110.0 108.3 108.4 (p)108.7    

Educational & Health Services

2016

110.3 110.7 111.1 112.3 110.7 110.0 110.1 111.0 112.8 114.0 113.7 112.4 111.6

2017

112.0 112.8 112.3 112.5 110.9 110.6 109.3 112.2 114.1 115.0 (p)115.0    

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

82.4 83.1 87.2 91.9 94.7 98.4 98.1 97.7 92.7 88.7 86.2 85.8 90.6

2017

83.5 85.1 88.2 89.8 91.8 95.8 95.6 95.0 86.7 83.9 (p)80.7    

Other Services

2016

35.5 35.4 35.8 36.0 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.3 35.9 35.9 35.8 35.7 35.9

2017

35.2 35.3 35.7 35.9 36.2 36.5 36.5 36.4 36.1 36.1 (p)36.0    

Government

2016

158.6 160.4 161.3 161.2 160.2 160.5 156.4 156.6 159.1 160.9 160.9 161.3 159.8

2017

157.9 159.7 160.0 160.6 159.4 160.6 156.3 155.9 158.3 160.1 (p)161.0    

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

2016

822,527 827,228 834,121 832,821 834,525 842,727 849,954 843,713 836,717 836,247 829,437 826,801 834,735

2017

830,362 833,835 837,417 836,971 841,740 853,792 858,923 848,004 840,271 829,304 (p)823,003    

Employment

2016

782,909 787,515 795,471 797,032 798,639 802,620 809,093 802,639 797,146 798,830 793,771 791,123 796,399

2017

791,669 796,710 802,664 803,257 806,086 816,548 821,731 811,438 806,217 796,231 (p)788,932    

Unemployment

2016

39,618 39,713 38,650 35,789 35,886 40,107 40,861 41,074 39,571 37,417 35,666 35,678 38,336

2017

38,693 37,125 34,753 33,714 35,654 37,244 37,192 36,566 34,054 33,073 (p)34,071    

Unemployment Rate

2016

4.8 4.8 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.8 4.8 4.9 4.7 4.5 4.3 4.3 4.6

2017

4.7 4.5 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.0 (p)4.1    

Footnotes
(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.