Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area: 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2014

3,050.7 3,057.8 3,075.5 3,101.4 3,124.1 3,135.9 3,118.0 3,103.2 3,118.7 3,138.9 3,158.7 3,156.3 3,111.6

2015

(P) 3,097.0                        

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2014

142.0 140.8 143.2 147.3 149.6 152.1 151.4 152.3 151.0 150.9 151.2 147.9 148.3

2015

(P) 146.4                        

Manufacturing

 

2014

49.6 49.6 49.8 50.2 50.3 50.6 50.5 50.6 50.3 50.1 50.0 49.8 50.1

2015

(P) 49.1                        

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2014

391.8 386.2 388.7 391.2 394.7 398.0 397.3 397.4 395.3 398.0 409.1 416.2 397.0

2015

(P) 399.3                        

Information

 

2014

78.0 77.0 77.1 77.1 78.2 77.8 77.9 78.7 76.9 76.0 76.1 76.6 77.3

2015

(P) 76.4                        

Financial Activities

 

2014

150.8 150.6 151.0 150.8 151.5 153.2 153.3 152.8 151.9 151.4 151.4 150.8 151.6

2015

(P) 148.8                        

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

691.8 694.4 696.3 703.1 705.9 709.9 713.5 711.9 704.6 708.2 710.4 707.5 704.8

2015

(P) 702.2                        

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

399.8 402.8 404.7 406.1 404.0 394.5 391.6 391.7 405.3 413.3 416.3 416.0 403.8

2015

(P) 408.4                        

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

280.1 280.6 286.6 296.5 305.8 313.8 311.7 310.1 302.1 300.8 300.3 299.2 299.0

2015

(P) 289.4                        

Other Services

 

2014

190.2 190.7 191.8 193.1 194.1 196.2 196.0 195.3 194.0 194.6 194.6 194.0 193.7

2015

(P) 192.0                        

Government

 

2014

676.6 685.1 686.3 686.0 690.0 689.8 674.8 662.4 687.3 695.6 699.3 698.3 686.0

2015

(P) 685.0                        

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

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

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2014

(1) 3,233,927 (1) 3,237,735 (1) 3,249,916 (1) 3,232,861 (1) 3,251,149 (1) 3,272,624 (1) 3,297,202 (1) 3,254,951 (1) 3,238,289 (1) 3,253,815 (1) 3,244,687 (1) 3,224,714  

2015

(P) 3,263,150                        

Employment

 

2014

(1) 3,062,557 (1) 3,064,223 (1) 3,079,956 (1) 3,082,044 (1) 3,087,073 (1) 3,099,649 (1) 3,121,030 (1) 3,082,567 (1) 3,076,934 (1) 3,098,975 (1) 3,094,030 (1) 3,081,352  

2015

(P) 3,103,579                        

Unemployment

 

2014

(1) 171,370 (1) 173,512 (1) 169,960 (1) 150,817 (1) 164,076 (1) 172,975 (1) 176,172 (1) 172,384 (1) 161,355 (1) 154,840 (1) 150,657 (1) 143,362  

2015

(P) 159,571                        

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

(1) 5.3 (1) 5.4 (1) 5.2 (1) 4.7 (1) 5.0 (1) 5.3 (1) 5.3 (1) 5.3 (1) 5.0 (1) 4.8 (1) 4.6 (1) 4.4  

2015

(P) 4.9                        

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

The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes the District of Columbia; Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren Counties, and Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Manassas Park Cities in Virginia; Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; and Jefferson County in West Virginia.