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

 

2015

138.8 138.8 139.6 141.7 142.0 139.6 138.5 139.2 141.1 142.8 142.3 142.3 140.6

2016

137.5 139.1 141.1 142.5 143.8 140.9 139.2 141.1 142.3 (P) 143.1      

Manufacturing

 

2015

11.2 10.8 10.8 11.2 11.2 11.3 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.1

2016

10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.9 11.0 11.0 10.9 10.9 (P) 10.8      

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

12.3 12.3 12.5 12.6 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.6 12.8 12.2 12.2 12.5

2016

11.9 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.4 12.3 12.3 12.2 12.2 (P) 12.3      

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

27.2 27.1 27.1 27.2 27.2 27.0 27.0 27.2 27.3 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.3

2016

27.9 27.7 27.9 27.9 28.1 28.3 28.2 28.5 28.2 (P) 28.4      

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

13.2 13.2 13.4 13.7 14.0 13.9 13.9 13.8 13.7 13.5 13.3 13.3 13.6

2016

12.8 12.9 13.3 13.7 13.9 14.2 14.0 14.2 14.2 (P) 14.2      

Government

 

2015

22.7 23.7 23.7 24.0 23.6 21.5 20.5 21.5 23.6 24.1 24.3 24.2 23.1

2016

23.1 24.0 24.2 24.1 24.8 21.7 20.6 21.7 23.6 (P) 23.9      

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

 

2015

146,874 147,849 147,879 148,943 149,242 148,806 148,522 147,235 146,873 147,619 146,912 146,585 147,778

2016

(1) 145,792 147,626 147,456 148,001 149,164 149,952 149,078 149,636 149,880 (P) 150,394      

Employment

 

2015

136,503 137,292 137,780 139,697 139,781 138,896 138,638 138,111 138,495 139,853 138,764 138,044 138,488

2016

(1) 134,878 136,332 137,197 139,100 140,476 140,562 140,177 140,530 141,235 (P) 141,878      

Unemployment

 

2015

10,371 10,557 10,099 9,246 9,461 9,910 9,884 9,124 8,378 7,766 8,148 8,541 9,290

2016

(1) 10,914 11,294 10,259 8,901 8,688 9,390 8,901 9,106 8,645 (P) 8,516      

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

7.1 7.1 6.8 6.2 6.3 6.7 6.7 6.2 5.7 5.3 5.5 5.8 6.3

2016

(1) 7.5 7.7 7.0 6.0 5.8 6.3 6.0 6.1 5.8 (P) 5.7      

Footnotes
(1) Corrected.
(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.