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 (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 (P) 7.9                  

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 (P) 3.6                  

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 (P) 19.3                  

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 (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 (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 (P) 14.8                  

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 (P) 21.2                  

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 (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 (P) 9.9                  

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 (P) 24.5                  

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

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

2016

97,256 97,243 (P) 96,636                    

Employment

 

2015

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

2016

90,532 90,097 (P) 90,068                    

Unemployment

 

2015

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

2016

6,724 7,146 (P) 6,568                    

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

(R) 7.0 (R) 7.5 (R) 7.1 (R) 6.8 (R) 6.7 (R) 6.7 (R) 6.5 (R) 6.4 (R) 5.7 (R) 5.5 (R) 5.6 (R) 5.7 (R) 6.4

2016

6.9 7.3 (P) 6.8                    

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(P) Preliminary

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