Richmond, 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
Richmond, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2014

619.0 616.7 621.8 628.9 633.8 635.8 631.2 632.3 631.1 635.4 643.5 643.1 631.1

2015

627.6 627.7 (P) 629.7                    

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2014

31.7 31.7 32.5 33.5 34.1 34.4 34.8 34.7 34.5 34.5 34.2 33.5 33.7

2015

32.9 33.2 (P) 33.5                    

Manufacturing

 

2014

30.8 30.6 30.6 30.7 30.8 31.0 31.0 31.1 31.1 31.0 31.0 31.1 30.9

2015

30.8 30.4 (P) 30.5                    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2014

117.5 114.7 115.1 116.1 117.8 118.0 118.0 118.6 117.8 118.4 123.7 125.2 118.4

2015

119.0 118.0 (P) 117.7                    

Information

 

2014

8.3 7.9 7.9 7.9 8.1 7.7 8.0 8.2 7.8 7.8 7.9 7.9 8.0

2015

7.8 7.7 (P) 7.7                    

Financial Activities

 

2014

47.9 48.2 48.2 48.3 48.5 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.4 47.7 48.5 49.3 48.5

2015

48.7 48.8 (P) 49.6                    

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

97.3 97.6 98.4 100.0 100.4 100.7 99.8 99.9 99.9 99.4 101.2 101.5 99.7

2015

98.2 97.4 (P) 97.3                    

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

92.0 92.4 92.8 93.7 92.7 92.1 91.8 92.4 93.2 94.0 93.8 92.9 92.8

2015

91.5 93.0 (P) 92.8                    

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

53.5 53.5 55.7 58.0 60.7 62.0 61.4 60.9 58.9 60.4 60.0 58.9 58.7

2015

56.5 56.6 (P) 57.4                    

Other Services

 

2014

30.3 30.3 30.5 30.7 30.9 31.4 31.3 31.2 30.9 31.0 31.0 30.8 30.9

2015

30.6 30.8 (P) 31.1                    

Government

 

2014

109.7 109.8 110.1 110.0 109.8 109.8 106.3 106.4 108.6 111.2 112.2 112.0 109.7

2015

111.6 111.8 (P) 112.1                    

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

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

Richmond, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2014

652,816 652,948 657,723 655,528 660,687 661,905 663,642 657,262 652,072 655,826 654,939 651,865 656,435

2015

652,144 (P) 653,026                      

Employment

 

2014

614,105 614,267 619,727 621,697 624,209 624,406 625,016 618,917 617,259 623,183 622,983 621,055 620,569

2015

618,708 (P) 618,742                      

Unemployment

 

2014

38,711 38,681 37,996 33,831 36,478 37,499 38,626 38,345 34,813 32,643 31,956 30,810 35,866

2015

33,436 (P) 34,284                      

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

5.9 5.9 5.8 5.2 5.5 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.3 5.0 4.9 4.7 5.5

2015

5.1 (P) 5.3                      

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

The Richmond, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King and Queen, King William, Louisa, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, and Sussex Counties and Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond Cities in Virginia.