Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC: 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
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2015

748.1 748.7 752.3 763.4 767.6 773.9 774.0 774.3 768.6 769.7 772.0 772.0 765.4

2016

753.6 753.0 (P) 763.1                    

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2015

34.1 34.1 34.4 35.4 35.9 36.3 36.8 36.7 36.4 35.7 36.8 36.5 35.8

2016

35.3 35.4 (P) 35.8                    

Manufacturing

 

2015

53.8 53.6 53.6 53.7 53.5 53.7 53.7 53.4 53.4 53.3 53.3 52.6 53.5

2016

52.0 51.1 (P) 51.2                    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

129.3 128.3 128.5 129.3 130.8 131.9 132.4 132.3 131.1 132.7 134.3 134.4 131.3

2016

129.4 127.7 (P) 130.9                    

Information

 

2015

10.8 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.9 10.9 11.1 10.9 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.8

2016

10.6 10.6 (P) 10.6                    

Financial Activities

 

2015

37.6 37.8 37.8 38.1 38.4 39.0 39.0 38.9 38.5 38.3 37.3 37.8 38.2

2016

38.0 38.2 (P) 38.7                    

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

102.8 103.0 103.3 104.7 104.6 105.3 105.6 106.0 104.9 105.8 105.1 104.5 104.6

2016

102.1 102.7 (P) 103.3                    

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

106.6 106.9 107.0 108.1 106.6 106.1 107.5 108.2 109.2 110.5 111.6 111.2 108.3

2016

110.7 112.0 (P) 111.9                    

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

78.9 78.5 81.5 86.2 90.3 93.6 94.7 94.8 90.7 87.7 86.9 88.1 87.7

2016

82.6 81.2 (P) 85.9                    

Other Services

 

2015

35.3 35.3 35.6 35.9 36.3 36.6 36.6 36.7 36.3 35.8 35.7 36.1 36.0

2016

35.5 35.2 (P) 35.7                    

Government

 

2015

158.9 160.5 159.9 161.3 160.3 160.5 156.6 156.4 157.4 159.2 160.3 160.1 159.3

2016

157.4 158.9 (P) 159.1                    

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

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

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C.Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2015

(R) 838,351 (R) 837,219 (R) 839,165 (R) 841,078 (R) 847,125 (R) 847,662 (R) 850,387 (R) 843,320 (R) 830,561 (R) 832,766 (R) 832,172 (R) 833,778 (R) 839,466

2016

827,026 824,772 (P) 834,066                    

Employment

 

2015

(R) 790,667 (R) 791,082 (R) 795,406 (R) 801,133 (R) 803,968 (R) 804,804 (R) 807,973 (R) 802,827 (R) 792,463 (R) 795,227 (R) 795,070 (R) 796,492 (R) 798,093

2016

785,622 783,997 (P) 794,047                    

Unemployment

 

2015

(R) 47,684 (R) 46,137 (R) 43,759 (R) 39,945 (R) 43,157 (R) 42,858 (R) 42,414 (R) 40,493 (R) 38,098 (R) 37,539 (R) 37,102 (R) 37,286 (R) 41,373

2016

41,404 40,775 (P) 40,019                    

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

(R) 5.7 (R) 5.5 (R) 5.2 (R) 4.7 (R) 5.1 (R) 5.1 (R) 5.0 (R) 4.8 (R) 4.6 (R) 4.5 (R) 4.5 (R) 4.5 (R) 4.9

2016

5.0 4.9 (P) 4.8                    

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(P) Preliminary

The Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Gloucester, Isle of Wright, James City, Mathews, Surry, and York Counties and Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg Cities in Virginia; and Currituck County in North Carolina.