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

2018

772.8 779.5 786.8 792.8 796.5 803.7 798.4 798.0 787.2 789.8 791.1 789.1 790.5

2019

776.0 782.0 786.2 793.7 797.8 810.1 (p)808.2            

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2018

36.8 37.3 37.6 37.9 38.2 38.6 38.9 38.8 37.9 37.6 37.7 38.0 37.9

2019

36.8 38.2 38.2 39.1 39.5 40.2 (p)40.9            

Manufacturing

2018

54.4 55.2 55.6 56.1 56.5 57.1 57.3 57.5 57.1 57.2 57.5 57.9 56.6

2019

58.0 58.3 58.4 58.6 58.7 59.0 (p)59.0            

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2018

130.1 129.4 129.6 129.7 131.8 131.6 131.3 131.2 129.4 130.5 132.8 132.5 130.8

2019

127.3 125.5 126.9 127.3 127.7 127.8 (p)127.4            

Information

2018

10.8 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.1 11.1 10.9 10.9 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.3 10.8

2019

10.3 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.3 10.2 (p)10.1            

Financial Activities

2018

38.4 38.4 38.6 38.5 38.9 39.5 39.4 39.4 38.7 38.6 38.7 38.6 38.8

2019

38.2 38.5 38.3 38.9 39.8 40.3 (p)41.5            

Professional & Business Services

2018

109.4 111.7 113.0 114.7 114.0 115.5 115.1 115.5 113.2 115.5 115.4 113.1 113.8

2019

111.9 114.2 114.1 116.2 115.6 119.4 (p)118.4            

Educational & Health Services

2018

113.0 114.3 114.8 114.4 112.2 112.2 112.3 113.0 113.8 114.0 113.8 113.2 113.4

2019

112.6 114.1 114.7 114.2 113.2 111.6 (p)111.4            

Leisure & Hospitality

2018

85.6 85.8 89.3 93.0 96.7 100.1 100.9 99.9 92.8 91.1 88.6 89.0 92.7

2019

87.7 88.0 90.4 93.6 98.1 105.7 (p)108.1            

Other Services

2018

35.3 35.3 35.7 35.8 36.1 36.6 36.6 36.5 35.8 35.8 35.6 35.5 35.9

2019

35.4 35.5 35.8 36.0 36.2 36.6 (p)36.7            

Government

2018

159.0 161.1 161.6 161.7 161.0 161.4 155.7 155.3 158.1 159.1 160.6 161.0 159.6

2019

157.8 159.5 159.2 159.6 158.7 159.3 (p)154.7            

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

2018

838,069 847,202 853,309 851,306 855,330 862,204 866,908 853,284 842,466 845,987 840,941 838,887 849,658

2019

841,360 852,051 854,971 852,479 862,215 875,028 (p)885,522            

Employment

2018

805,696 815,802 824,091 826,057 829,498 832,217 837,578 824,202 816,733 820,975 817,194 813,632 821,973

2019

811,386 821,719 826,331 828,549 834,980 847,119 (p)857,638            

Unemployment

2018

32,373 31,400 29,218 25,249 25,832 29,987 29,330 29,082 25,733 25,012 23,747 25,255 27,685

2019

29,974 30,332 28,640 23,930 27,235 27,909 (p)27,884            

Unemployment Rate

2018

3.9 3.7 3.4 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.0 2.8 3.0 3.3

2019

3.6 3.6 3.3 2.8 3.2 3.2 (p)3.1            

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.