Northern Virginia, VA: 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
Northern Virginia, Va.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2015

1,373.3 1,372.3 1,375.0 1,394.8 1,406.0 1,417.3 1,414.8 1,411.8 1,410.7 1,417.8 1,421.2 1,421.7 1,403.1

2016

1,404.0 1,406.7 1,415.9 1,426.0 1,433.3 1,451.8 1,439.9 1,438.1 1,437.8 (p)1,446.0      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2015

65.4 64.9 65.3 68.6 69.8 70.5 71.5 71.4 70.7 70.3 69.9 69.2 69.0

2016

67.1 66.4 67.7 70.2 71.5 73.3 72.7 73.3 71.6 (p)71.3      

Manufacturing

2015

23.6 23.7 23.8 24.1 24.3 24.6 24.6 24.7 24.4 24.4 24.5 24.4 24.3

2016

24.3 24.3 24.3 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.5 24.6 24.5 (p)24.6      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2015

208.9 205.3 205.4 207.5 210.1 211.9 213.3 213.6 212.7 213.2 217.0 219.2 211.5

2016

213.1 210.0 213.5 214.4 216.7 219.2 221.3 220.1 218.1 (p)221.8      

Information

2015

41.2 40.9 40.6 40.6 40.9 40.8 41.4 41.0 40.4 40.2 41.0 40.6 40.8

2016

40.7 41.1 40.8 40.3 40.5 41.1 41.8 41.1 41.3 (p)40.2      

Financial Activities

2015

68.9 69.0 69.2 69.5 70.0 70.9 71.2 71.2 70.8 71.8 70.9 71.2 70.4

2016

70.8 70.8 70.8 70.5 69.9 70.4 71.1 71.0 70.3 (p)69.7      

Professional & Business Services

2015

375.9 375.7 375.3 382.2 383.1 384.8 388.0 386.9 383.0 387.4 386.9 389.5 383.2

2016

385.2 386.9 388.2 391.4 392.0 395.7 397.5 399.9 398.9 (p)403.0      

Educational & Health Services

2015

151.9 152.9 153.2 154.7 152.8 152.6 153.6 154.5 155.7 156.5 156.4 155.2 154.2

2016

156.9 157.5 157.5 157.6 155.5 156.7 156.8 156.8 158.9 (p)159.2      

Leisure & Hospitality

2015

129.0 129.3 130.8 134.7 139.9 145.2 148.4 147.6 142.1 140.8 138.1 137.8 138.6

2016

134.6 135.5 137.2 140.1 143.6 151.7 150.8 150.0 143.2 (p)141.2      

Other Services

2015

75.2 75.1 75.6 76.0 76.6 77.3 78.0 77.9 76.9 76.2 77.3 77.7 76.7

2016

76.4 77.8 78.3 78.6 79.1 80.3 79.7 79.7 78.6 (p)77.7      

Government

2015

233.3 235.5 235.8 236.9 238.5 238.7 224.8 223.0 234.0 237.0 239.2 236.9 234.5

2016

234.9 236.4 237.6 238.6 240.1 238.9 223.7 221.6 232.4 (p)237.3      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Northern Virginia, Va.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2015

1,573,894 1,573,042 1,573,769 1,576,022 1,587,721 1,583,287 1,587,178 1,566,982 1,558,792 1,568,669 1,568,136 1,568,739 1,573,852

2016

1,571,247 1,570,366 1,577,552 1,564,383 1,568,360 1,584,767 1,590,219 1,572,574 1,569,374 (p)1,584,550      

Employment

2015

1,507,482 1,507,399 1,511,347 1,519,277 1,525,587 1,521,758 1,527,861 1,510,533 1,504,215 1,515,627 1,517,691 1,518,761 1,515,628

2016

1,516,152 1,517,143 1,524,039 1,521,374 1,521,562 1,533,838 1,538,580 1,520,737 1,516,747 (p)1,529,391      

Unemployment

2015

66,412 65,643 62,422 56,745 62,134 61,529 59,317 56,449 54,577 53,042 50,445 49,978 58,224

2016

55,095 53,223 53,513 43,009 46,798 50,929 51,639 51,837 52,627 (p)55,159      

Unemployment Rate

2015

4.2 4.2 4.0 3.6 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.2 3.7

2016

3.5 3.4 3.4 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.4 (p)3.5      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Northern Virginia, Va. includes 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.