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 (p)796.3                

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 (p)39.2                

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 (p)58.5                

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 (p)127.6                

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 (p)10.2                

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 (p)39.1                

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 (p)115.7                

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 (p)113.1                

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 (p)98.0                

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 (p)36.2                

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 (p)158.7                

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

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

2019

841,360 852,051 854,971 852,479 (p)861,263                

Employment

2018

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

2019

811,386 821,719 826,331 828,549 (p)834,011                

Unemployment

2018

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

2019

29,974 30,332 28,640 23,930 (p)27,252                

Unemployment Rate

2018

(r)3.9 (r)3.7 (r)3.4 (r)3.0 (r)3.0 (r)3.5 (r)3.4 (r)3.4 (r)3.1 (r)3.0 (r)2.8 (r)3.0 (r)3.3

2019

3.6 3.6 3.3 2.8 (p)3.2                

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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.