Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH: 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
Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2014

137.0 137.7 139.4 140.8 142.4 140.1 138.5 139.9 141.5 143.5 142.9 142.8 140.5

2015

138.9 (P) 138.5                      

Manufacturing

 

2014

11.0 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.2 11.3 11.5 11.5 11.3

2015

11.4 (P) 10.6                      

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

11.1 11.3 11.6 11.9 11.8 11.9 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.4 12.2 12.4 11.9

2015

12.1 (P) 12.0                      

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

26.9 26.9 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.2 26.9 27.1 27.0 26.8 26.8 26.7 27.0

2015

26.5 (P) 26.3                      

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

12.8 12.9 13.3 13.4 13.7 13.6 13.5 13.8 13.6 13.8 13.0 12.7 13.3

2015

12.7 (P) 12.7                      

Government

 

2014

22.8 23.8 23.9 24.1 24.7 22.4 20.9 21.7 23.5 24.0 24.2 24.2 23.4

2015

23.3 (P) 24.0                      

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

The Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Boyd and Greenup Counties in Kentucky, Lawrence County in Ohio, and Cabell and Wayne Counties in West Virginia.

 

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

Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2014

(1) 159,231 (1) 160,016 (1) 160,267 (1) 159,430 (1) 160,282 (1) 159,651 (1) 158,447 (1) 157,645 (1) 157,796 (1) 158,145 (1) 157,131 (1) 155,748  

2015

(P) 145,790                        

Employment

 

2014

(1) 147,578 (1) 147,788 (1) 149,247 (1) 149,885 (1) 150,685 (1) 149,688 (1) 148,400 (1) 147,845 (1) 149,096 (1) 149,993 (1) 148,906 (1) 147,744  

2015

(P) 135,834                        

Unemployment

 

2014

(1) 11,653 (1) 12,228 (1) 11,020 (1) 9,545 (1) 9,597 (1) 9,963 (1) 10,047 (1) 9,800 (1) 8,700 (1) 8,152 (1) 8,225 (1) 8,004  

2015

(P) 9,956                        

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

(1) 7.3 (1) 7.6 (1) 6.9 (1) 6.0 (1) 6.0 (1) 6.2 (1) 6.3 (1) 6.2 (1) 5.5 (1) 5.2 (1) 5.2 (1) 5.1  

2015

(P) 6.8                        

Footnotes
(1) Data are provisional, subject to revision on April 21.
(P) Preliminary

The Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Boyd and Greenup Counties in Kentucky, Lawrence County in Ohio, and Cabell and Wayne Counties in West Virginia.