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

 

2014

737.9 737.5 743.7 752.8 757.3 762.6 759.4 761.4 756.2 753.2 759.4 758.4 753.3

2015

743.9 742.2 747.9 (P) 756.5                  

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2014

33.6 33.3 33.6 34.1 34.3 34.8 35.1 35.1 34.9 34.5 34.7 34.2 34.4

2015

33.5 33.6 34.2 (P) 35.0                  

Manufacturing

 

2014

54.4 54.6 54.7 54.9 54.9 55.0 54.9 54.6 54.4 54.4 54.7 55.0 54.7

2015

54.4 54.3 54.6 (P) 54.5                  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2014

127.0 125.8 126.2 127.2 128.3 129.4 129.6 130.2 129.5 130.0 135.2 135.2 129.5

2015

128.7 126.4 126.5 (P) 127.6                  

Information

 

2014

11.2 10.9 10.9 10.9 11.3 11.1 11.1 11.2 10.9 10.9 11.0 11.0 11.0

2015

10.9 10.7 10.8 (P) 10.7                  

Financial Activities

 

2014

36.9 37.0 37.2 37.6 37.8 38.3 38.5 38.5 38.1 37.8 37.3 37.6 37.7

2015

37.4 37.6 37.9 (P) 38.4                  

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

101.6 102.1 103.1 104.7 104.4 105.5 105.5 106.0 105.1 104.3 105.1 104.8 104.4

2015

103.0 102.7 105.7 (P) 106.1                  

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

105.1 105.3 105.3 105.9 104.2 103.5 103.1 104.2 105.6 105.4 105.6 104.3 104.8

2015

105.2 104.6 104.2 (P) 105.5                  

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

77.9 77.4 81.1 85.2 89.9 93.2 93.1 92.5 87.1 83.8 82.0 82.5 85.5

2015

80.0 80.0 81.3 (P) 86.0                  

Other Services

 

2014

35.1 35.2 35.6 36.0 36.4 36.7 36.6 36.6 36.3 36.4 36.9 36.7 36.2

2015

36.8 37.1 37.3 (P) 36.8                  

Government

 

2014

155.1 155.9 156.0 156.3 155.8 155.1 151.9 152.5 154.3 155.7 156.9 157.1 155.2

2015

154.0 155.2 155.4 (P) 155.9                  

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

 

2014

839,388 841,206 846,510 844,135 849,866 854,572 859,002 851,926 841,276 838,620 834,385 829,722 844,217

2015

835,070 833,197 (P) 835,062                    

Employment

 

2014

787,209 789,601 796,164 799,588 801,494 804,932 808,071 801,495 795,167 795,092 791,311 787,936 796,505

2015

789,225 786,702 (P) 789,472                    

Unemployment

 

2014

52,179 51,605 50,346 44,547 48,372 49,640 50,931 50,431 46,109 43,528 43,074 41,786 47,712

2015

45,845 46,495 (P) 45,590                    

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

6.2 6.1 5.9 5.3 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.9 5.5 5.2 5.2 5.0 5.7

2015

5.5 5.6 (P) 5.5                    

Footnotes
(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.