Charleston, WV: 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
Charleston, W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2015

122.7 122.2 123.1 123.6 124.0 124.2 122.6 122.6 122.9 123.4 123.7 123.2 123.2

2016

120.3 120.3 121.4 122.2 123.2 123.7 122.7 122.4 122.3 (P) 122.5      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2015

8.2 8.1 8.3 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.3 8.4 8.6 8.5 8.3 8.1 8.4

2016

7.5 7.3 7.6 7.8 7.8 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.8 (P) 7.7      

Manufacturing

 

2015

3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5

2016

3.5 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.4 (P) 3.5      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

19.9 19.6 19.6 19.8 19.7 19.9 19.8 19.7 19.7 19.8 20.3 20.3 19.8

2016

19.7 19.4 19.2 19.3 19.2 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.2 (P) 19.5      

Information

 

2015

1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8

2016

1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 (P) 1.7      

Financial Activities

 

2015

8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9

2016

8.8 8.8 8.9 9.0 8.9 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 (P) 9.0      

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

14.7 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.4 14.4 14.7 14.7 14.4 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.6

2016

14.1 14.2 14.3 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.4 14.4 (P) 14.2      

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

21.5 21.5 21.7 21.6 21.8 21.6 21.0 21.1 21.4 21.3 21.4 21.4 21.4

2016

21.2 21.2 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.5 21.4 21.7 21.4 (P) 21.3      

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

10.0 9.9 10.1 10.3 10.5 10.7 10.7 10.5 10.3 10.7 10.5 10.3 10.4

2016

9.9 10.0 10.4 10.6 10.5 11.0 11.1 10.8 10.5 (P) 10.6      

Other Services

 

2015

9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.8 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8

2016

9.7 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.8 9.8 (P) 9.8      

Government

 

2015

24.4 24.5 24.8 24.6 24.7 24.9 24.0 24.2 24.6 24.6 24.7 24.6 24.6

2016

24.1 24.3 24.7 24.6 25.9 24.9 23.9 24.2 25.1 (P) 25.2      

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

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

Charleston, W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2015

98,396 99,052 98,898 99,893 99,918 101,237 100,284 99,434 97,999 98,296 97,896 97,355 99,055

2016

97,256 97,243 96,488 97,132 97,342 100,460 100,100 99,128 98,625 (P) 99,255      

Employment

 

2015

91,483 91,658 91,905 93,139 93,212 94,450 93,740 93,058 92,380 92,888 92,427 91,773 92,676

2016

90,532 90,097 89,925 91,214 91,920 94,721 94,860 93,541 93,353 (P) 93,643      

Unemployment

 

2015

6,913 7,394 6,993 6,754 6,706 6,787 6,544 6,376 5,619 5,408 5,469 5,582 6,379

2016

6,724 7,146 6,563 5,918 5,422 5,739 5,240 5,587 5,272 (P) 5,612      

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

7.0 7.5 7.1 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.5 6.4 5.7 5.5 5.6 5.7 6.4

2016

6.9 7.3 6.8 6.1 5.6 5.7 5.2 5.6 5.3 (P) 5.7      

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

The Charleston, W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam Counties in West Virginia.