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 (P) 1,426.5                  

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 (P) 69.4                  

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 (P) 24.3                  

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 (P) 215.4                  

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 (P) 41.0                  

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 (P) 70.4                  

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 (P) 391.6                  

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 (P) 157.8                  

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 (P) 140.7                  

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 (P) 78.6                  

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 (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

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

2016

1,571,247 1,570,366 (P) 1,578,695                    

Employment

 

2015

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

2016

1,516,152 1,517,143 (P) 1,525,067                    

Unemployment

 

2015

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

2016

55,095 53,223 (P) 53,628                    

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

(R) 4.2 (R) 4.2 (R) 4.0 (R) 3.6 (R) 3.9 (R) 3.9 (R) 3.7 (R) 3.6 (R) 3.5 (R) 3.4 (R) 3.2 (R) 3.2 (R) 3.7

2016

3.5 3.4 (P) 3.4                    

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(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.