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 (p)747.1            

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 (p)22.0            

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 (p)31.1            

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 (p)45.2            

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 (p)129.9            

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 (p)9.5            

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 (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 (p)65.8            

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 (p)132.8            

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 (p)73.2            

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 (p)54.6            

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 (p)155.5            

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

(1)783,929 (1)783,619 (1)783,051 (1)782,460 (1)782,160 (1)782,305 (1)782,719 (1)783,093 (1)783,243 (1)783,163 (1)782,915 (1)782,578

2017

782,599 781,734 780,578 780,334 779,309 (p)779,708            

Employment

2016

(1)734,259 (1)734,328 (1)734,397 (1)734,564 (1)734,885 (1)735,363 (1)735,909 (1)736,389 (1)736,771 (1)737,068 (1)737,286 (1)737,427

2017

739,048 741,364 742,458 743,176 744,111 (p)744,124            

Unemployment

2016

(1)49,670 (1)49,291 (1)48,654 (1)47,896 (1)47,275 (1)46,942 (1)46,810 (1)46,704 (1)46,472 (1)46,095 (1)45,629 (1)45,151

2017

43,551 40,370 38,120 37,158 35,198 (p)35,584            

Unemployment Rate

2016

(1)6.3 (1)6.3 (1)6.2 (1)6.1 (1)6.0 (1)6.0 (1)6.0 (1)6.0 (1)5.9 (1)5.9 (1)5.8 (1)5.8

2017

5.6 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.5 (p)4.6            

Footnotes
(1) Reflects revised population controls, model reestimation, and new seasonal adjustment.
(p) Preliminary