Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD: 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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2015

2,754.5 2,766.9 2,782.2 2,818.6 2,838.3 2,841.8 2,804.5 2,799.9 2,830.3 2,860.8 2,875.4 2,879.2 2,821.0

2016

2,814.3 2,828.2 2,854.2 2,885.4 2,897.5 2,912.3 2,870.8 2,860.6 2,879.2 (P) 2,904.4      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2015

99.1 99.3 101.4 109.0 111.6 113.5 114.7 115.5 114.9 115.5 114.4 112.6 110.1

2016

107.4 105.0 108.2 113.5 115.0 117.2 117.3 118.4 118.1 (P) 116.9      

Manufacturing

 

2015

180.4 180.2 180.7 180.8 181.8 182.5 182.0 181.8 181.0 181.1 181.2 182.0 181.3

2016

181.1 181.0 182.2 182.6 183.3 184.9 185.0 183.8 184.2 (P) 183.5      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

511.1 505.4 507.4 511.7 516.7 520.8 516.0 516.7 518.1 522.8 531.6 539.6 518.2

2016

518.2 514.5 519.6 522.1 527.4 529.6 524.8 523.2 523.3 (P) 528.6      

Information

 

2015

45.9 46.1 46.4 46.1 46.2 46.9 46.7 46.8 46.5 46.7 46.5 46.9 46.5

2016

46.4 46.3 46.3 46.8 44.4 46.9 46.8 46.4 46.0 (P) 46.2      

Financial Activities

 

2015

205.3 205.9 206.3 206.9 207.9 209.9 210.9 210.5 208.9 209.4 209.2 210.4 208.5

2016

209.1 209.4 209.4 209.1 210.1 211.7 212.2 213.4 211.8 (P) 211.5      

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

435.4 435.3 437.4 446.5 451.3 452.1 449.4 448.0 450.1 454.8 460.2 459.3 448.3

2016

450.5 452.0 457.0 466.5 471.0 475.1 471.1 467.5 465.8 (P) 466.6      

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

593.1 604.6 603.3 608.9 603.9 593.5 590.7 587.7 603.8 615.5 619.4 616.8 603.4

2016

608.2 620.4 620.2 622.6 616.1 608.6 604.5 602.3 613.6 (P) 624.9      

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

235.1 235.0 240.8 249.8 259.3 264.9 265.2 264.5 256.8 254.9 249.7 248.5 252.0

2016

240.0 239.0 248.4 258.3 267.0 277.9 276.0 273.6 263.8 (P) 262.8      

Other Services

 

2015

115.4 115.6 116.4 117.0 118.4 120.1 119.3 118.8 117.3 117.9 118.3 118.7 117.8

2016

116.9 118.1 118.6 119.2 119.8 120.3 119.5 118.5 118.2 (P) 120.0      

Government

 

2015

333.7 339.5 342.1 341.9 341.2 337.6 309.6 309.6 332.9 342.2 344.9 344.4 335.0

2016

336.5 342.5 344.3 344.7 343.4 340.1 313.6 313.5 334.4 (P) 343.4      

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

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

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2015

3,037,818 3,035,825 3,035,852 3,048,729 3,066,201 3,077,266 3,089,179 3,061,052 3,043,035 3,063,452 3,074,123 3,075,878 3,059,034

2016

3,081,015 3,097,302 3,113,270 3,108,139 3,120,246 3,136,919 3,147,796 3,120,982 3,104,885 (P) 3,107,342      

Employment

 

2015

2,851,029 2,857,504 2,865,123 2,892,939 2,894,201 2,905,889 2,906,563 2,894,716 2,894,029 2,920,821 2,938,824 2,951,155 2,897,733

2016

2,931,613 2,947,093 2,956,263 2,957,036 2,960,932 2,973,540 2,965,694 2,943,053 2,942,336 (P) 2,947,541      

Unemployment

 

2015

186,789 178,321 170,729 155,790 172,000 171,377 182,616 166,336 149,006 142,631 135,299 124,723 161,301

2016

149,402 150,209 157,007 151,103 159,314 163,379 182,102 177,929 162,549 (P) 159,801      

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

6.1 5.9 5.6 5.1 5.6 5.6 5.9 5.4 4.9 4.7 4.4 4.1 5.3

2016

4.8 4.8 5.0 4.9 5.1 5.2 5.8 5.7 5.2 (P) 5.1      

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md., Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania; Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem Counties in New Jersey; New Castle County in Delaware; and Cecil County in Maryland.