West Virginia: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, seasonally adjusted

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
West Virginia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Total Nonfarm

2016

751.7 751.0 751.8 749.5 750.3 745.6 745.5 744.5 743.8 745.5 754.4 746.8

2017

746.6 747.9 746.3 747.1 742.6 746.7 747.3 745.9 746.9 749.1 747.7 (p)748.1

Mining & Logging

2016

22.3 21.9 21.5 21.0 20.3 19.6 19.5 19.0 18.7 19.8 20.2 20.3

2017

20.8 20.5 20.5 20.9 20.8 22.0 21.7 21.9 21.7 21.7 20.9 (p)21.3

Construction

2016

31.2 30.9 31.6 30.8 29.3 29.5 29.6 29.4 29.5 29.2 30.2 30.5

2017

30.7 31.3 31.7 30.7 30.4 31.7 30.9 30.5 30.6 31.7 32.5 (p)33.1

Manufacturing

2016

47.2 47.2 47.0 46.9 46.9 46.6 46.5 46.5 46.7 46.4 46.5 46.4

2017

45.5 45.7 45.5 45.5 45.3 45.3 45.4 45.2 45.5 45.7 46.0 (p)46.0

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

134.3 134.4 134.7 134.2 133.7 133.2 133.2 133.2 133.8 133.4 132.0 132.2

2017

131.9 131.4 130.6 130.7 129.5 129.9 130.3 129.0 129.8 129.3 129.0 (p)128.2

Information

2016

9.6 9.7 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.9 9.7 9.9

2017

9.7 9.8 9.8 9.6 9.7 9.5 9.7 9.4 9.6 9.5 9.4 (p)9.3

Financial Activities

2016

27.9 28.0 28.0 27.8 27.7 27.7 27.6 27.6 27.7 27.2 27.2 27.2

2017

27.0 27.4 27.1 27.6 27.6 27.6 27.8 28.3 28.0 27.7 27.4 (p)27.5

Professional & Business Services

2016

65.5 65.9 66.1 65.8 65.8 65.7 65.9 65.4 65.2 65.1 64.5 64.6

2017

64.9 65.2 65.2 65.7 64.8 65.9 66.3 65.8 65.3 64.4 63.8 (p)64.6

Educational & Health Services

2016

130.0 129.5 129.3 129.3 129.3 129.1 129.5 129.5 129.8 130.3 130.8 131.2

2017

132.4 132.7 132.7 133.0 132.6 133.4 133.5 133.9 133.3 133.9 134.5 (p)134.2

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

75.0 74.9 74.9 74.9 75.1 74.9 74.8 74.6 74.7 74.3 74.7 74.6

2017

73.5 73.9 74.4 74.8 73.6 72.9 73.6 73.8 75.1 75.9 75.7 (p)75.6

Other Services

2016

54.2 54.3 54.3 54.1 54.0 54.0 53.9 53.9 53.8 54.2 53.9 54.1

2017

54.6 54.4 54.3 54.0 54.4 54.4 54.6 54.0 53.7 53.7 53.6 (p)53.8

Government

2016

154.5 154.3 154.8 155.1 158.6 155.7 155.4 155.7 154.2 155.7 164.7 155.8

2017

155.6 155.6 154.5 154.6 153.9 154.1 153.5 154.1 154.3 155.6 154.9 (p)154.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(seasonally adjusted data)

West Virginia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Labor Force

2016

783,929 783,619 783,051 782,460 782,160 782,305 782,719 783,093 783,243 783,163 782,915 782,578

2017

782,599 781,734 780,578 780,334 779,309 779,671 778,835 778,922 780,337 779,618 780,013 (p)783,036

Employment

2016

734,259 734,328 734,397 734,564 734,885 735,363 735,909 736,389 736,771 737,068 737,286 737,427

2017

739,048 741,364 742,458 743,176 744,111 744,095 741,952 739,698 740,500 739,757 738,500 (p)739,907

Unemployment

2016

49,670 49,291 48,654 47,896 47,275 46,942 46,810 46,704 46,472 46,095 45,629 45,151

2017

43,551 40,370 38,120 37,158 35,198 35,576 36,883 39,224 39,837 39,861 41,513 (p)43,129

Unemployment Rate

2016

6.3 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.8

2017

5.6 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.5 4.6 4.7 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.3 (p)5.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary