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Northern Virginia, VA: 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
Northern Virginia, Va.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2021

1,450.2 1,451.1 1,458.9 1,473.2 1,481.6 1,498.2 1,496.8 1,502.1 1,491.7 1,506.8 1,518.2 1,511.6 1,486.7

2022

1,488.3 1,505.1 1,510.5 1,519.6 1,523.4 (p)1,537.9              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2021

77.4 77.3 78.0 79.7 80.1 80.6 80.9 80.2 79.5 79.7 79.6 78.3 79.3

2022

76.2 78.7 80.2 79.4 79.5 (p)82.2              

Manufacturing

2021

26.5 26.5 26.3 26.5 26.8 27.1 26.9 26.8 26.5 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.6

2022

26.4 26.5 26.8 26.4 26.4 (p)26.7              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2021

214.3 209.5 209.8 209.6 211.3 215.0 216.4 215.2 211.8 214.5 223.0 226.5 214.7

2022

219.4 219.0 218.0 218.7 220.2 (p)223.4              

Information

2021

41.2 41.5 41.8 41.9 42.3 42.5 42.7 42.6 42.0 43.0 43.3 43.6 42.4

2022

43.0 42.8 43.5 43.8 43.8 (p)45.3              

Financial Activities

2021

78.2 78.6 78.5 79.0 78.9 79.4 80.1 80.0 79.2 78.2 78.1 78.0 78.9

2022

75.9 77.3 77.1 76.5 75.6 (p)77.4              

Professional & Business Services

2021

429.2 430.6 431.8 435.8 437.2 437.8 442.0 441.4 436.6 442.6 440.0 434.7 436.6

2022

431.5 436.0 438.3 439.8 437.7 (p)440.4              

Educational & Health Services

2021

168.5 169.9 169.7 171.9 169.9 169.3 170.0 171.1 171.9 171.6 172.1 172.6 170.7

2022

170.2 171.7 173.2 175.4 175.1 (p)175.4              

Leisure & Hospitality

2021

108.7 108.2 111.3 115.4 120.8 131.0 137.0 135.7 128.9 131.8 133.2 133.2 124.6

2022

132.2 135.5 136.2 140.3 144.7 (p)150.0              

Other Services

2021

70.5 70.5 71.0 71.6 72.0 72.8 73.6 73.2 72.1 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.1

2022

72.1 72.5 72.4 73.6 73.5 (p)74.3              

Government

2021

235.7 238.5 240.7 241.8 242.3 242.7 227.2 235.9 243.2 246.6 249.9 245.5 240.8

2022

241.4 245.1 244.8 245.7 246.9 (p)242.8              

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Northern Virginia, Va.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2021

(1)1,605,916 (1)1,615,066 (1)1,620,325 (1)1,618,749 (1)1,624,159 (1)1,639,638 (1)1,649,726 (1)1,628,400 (1)1,610,265 (1)1,620,585 (1)1,625,108 (1)1,621,719 (1)1,623,305

2022

1,635,795 1,641,602 1,654,653 1,645,364 1,649,560 (p)1,662,872              

Employment

2021

(1)1,534,387 (1)1,546,377 (1)1,553,960 (1)1,561,005 (1)1,563,893 (1)1,572,473 (1)1,586,762 (1)1,569,818 (1)1,563,330 (1)1,579,420 (1)1,585,614 (1)1,583,634 (1)1,566,723

2022

1,587,269 1,600,435 1,615,813 1,609,188 1,606,534 (p)1,620,698              

Unemployment

2021

(1)71,529 (1)68,689 (1)66,365 (1)57,744 (1)60,266 (1)67,165 (1)62,964 (1)58,582 (1)46,935 (1)41,165 (1)39,494 (1)38,085 (1)56,582

2022

48,526 41,167 38,840 36,176 43,026 (p)42,174              

Unemployment Rate

2021

(1)4.5 (1)4.3 (1)4.1 (1)3.6 (1)3.7 (1)4.1 (1)3.8 (1)3.6 (1)2.9 (1)2.5 (1)2.4 (1)2.3 (1)3.5

2022

3.0 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.6 (p)2.5              

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

Northern Virginia, Va. includes 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.