Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division: 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 Division
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2015

2,526.4 2,537.6 2,543.8 2,576.6 2,596.9 2,601.9 2,597.8 2,582.8 2,593.6 2,615.2 2,625.3 2,627.5 2,585.5

2016

2,588.5 2,597.8 2,614.9 2,637.7 2,650.5 2,672.3 2,663.1 (P) 2,648.3          

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2015

110.5 110.3 111.0 115.4 117.5 118.9 120.4 120.7 119.8 119.5 119.7 118.5 116.9

2016

117.2 115.6 120.8 122.8 122.5 125.8 124.8 (P) 124.2          

Manufacturing

 

2015

34.7 34.8 35.0 35.6 35.9 36.2 36.1 36.3 36.1 36.5 37.0 36.4 35.9

2016

35.0 35.1 35.3 35.2 35.9 36.3 36.7 (P) 36.8          

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

320.9 316.0 316.4 319.1 323.1 325.5 326.1 326.0 325.4 326.9 333.7 339.6 324.9

2016

328.0 324.8 327.8 330.8 334.5 337.2 337.7 (P) 337.7          

Information

 

2015

63.0 62.7 62.3 62.6 63.1 63.0 63.2 62.7 61.9 61.2 62.2 61.6 62.5

2016

61.0 61.5 61.2 60.8 60.4 61.4 61.9 (P) 61.3          

Financial Activities

 

2015

113.5 113.8 114.0 114.0 114.9 116.0 116.3 116.1 115.4 116.4 115.5 116.0 115.2

2016

115.6 115.2 115.6 115.8 114.7 115.1 116.4 (P) 116.7          

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

582.8 584.2 584.3 593.8 596.6 600.3 602.1 600.6 595.1 604.9 606.6 605.6 596.4

2016

601.5 601.3 604.5 609.5 614.7 619.5 620.9 (P) 622.3          

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

324.7 327.7 328.0 331.1 329.3 318.7 318.8 318.9 328.0 330.6 332.1 331.9 326.7

2016

331.6 334.7 335.4 336.9 332.6 332.6 331.8 (P) 329.9          

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

240.1 241.0 244.8 252.9 261.0 267.4 268.4 268.2 260.4 261.8 257.5 257.6 256.8

2016

252.9 252.4 256.7 265.1 270.1 278.7 276.5 (P) 275.3          

Other Services

 

2015

161.2 161.6 162.1 164.5 165.8 167.4 167.7 167.7 166.9 166.2 167.5 168.0 165.6

2016

164.6 165.9 167.3 167.4 167.8 169.2 170.0 (P) 170.4          

Government

 

2015

575.0 585.5 585.9 587.6 589.7 588.5 578.7 565.6 584.6 591.2 593.5 592.3 584.8

2016

581.1 591.3 590.3 593.4 597.3 596.5 586.4 (P) 573.7          

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 Division
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2015

(R) 2,596,868 (R) 2,601,067 (R) 2,600,901 (R) 2,602,940 (R) 2,619,131 (R) 2,622,683 (R) 2,636,790 (R) 2,604,706 (R) 2,592,864 (R) 2,611,028 (R) 2,612,634 (R) 2,608,301 (R) 2,609,160

2016

2,613,209 2,616,775 2,623,841 2,610,973 2,610,210 2,638,200 2,649,398 (P) 2,616,520          

Employment

 

2015

(R) 2,464,256 (R) 2,470,859 (R) 2,477,666 (R) 2,489,971 (R) 2,497,864 (R) 2,498,325 (R) 2,513,622 (R) 2,487,064 (R) 2,479,417 (R) 2,499,432 (R) 2,505,009 (R) 2,503,699 (R) 2,490,599

2016

2,501,526 2,505,739 2,515,049 2,517,850 2,516,204 2,533,255 2,543,051 (P) 2,509,508          

Unemployment

 

2015

(R) 132,612 (R) 130,208 (R) 123,235 (R) 112,969 (R) 121,267 (R) 124,358 (R) 123,168 (R) 117,642 (R) 113,447 (R) 111,596 (R) 107,625 (R) 104,602 (R) 118,561

2016

111,683 111,036 108,792 93,123 94,006 104,945 106,347 (P) 107,012          

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

(R) 5.1 (R) 5.0 (R) 4.7 (R) 4.3 (R) 4.6 (R) 4.7 (R) 4.7 (R) 4.5 (R) 4.4 (R) 4.3 (R) 4.1 (R) 4.0 (R) 4.5

2016

4.3 4.2 4.1 3.6 3.6 4.0 4.0 (P) 4.1          

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(P) Preliminary

The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Division 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, and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; and Jefferson County in West Virginia.