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

 

2015

633.8 634.1 636.7 643.9 648.6 651.7 652.2 652.9 655.1 666.9 671.3 670.5 651.5

2016

661.3 662.5 666.9 667.7 672.8 676.6 672.4 673.2 673.4 (P) 679.4      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2015

33.6 33.8 34.5 36.1 36.6 36.6 37.3 37.5 37.4 37.8 37.4 37.0 36.3

2016

36.0 37.0 37.1 37.5 38.0 37.9 37.7 37.3 37.1 (P) 36.2      

Manufacturing

 

2015

30.6 30.5 30.6 30.6 30.7 31.0 30.9 30.9 30.8 30.8 30.8 30.8 30.8

2016

30.5 30.4 30.4 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.5 30.6 30.4 (P) 30.4      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

120.1 117.5 116.9 117.7 119.0 120.4 121.7 121.3 122.1 125.1 130.6 132.0 122.0

2016

128.0 126.5 126.8 126.4 127.2 127.7 127.9 129.4 128.0 (P) 129.5      

Information

 

2015

7.5 7.5 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5

2016

7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 6.7 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.0 (P) 7.0      

Financial Activities

 

2015

49.6 50.1 50.1 50.1 50.2 50.4 50.3 50.3 49.9 51.0 51.5 51.3 50.4

2016

51.1 51.1 51.3 50.5 51.6 51.7 51.3 51.7 51.2 (P) 51.8      

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

101.8 102.2 103.4 104.9 106.4 106.5 107.2 108.1 108.8 111.4 111.8 112.7 107.1

2016

112.4 112.2 113.1 112.7 114.9 114.9 116.0 115.6 115.0 (P) 115.9      

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

94.3 94.8 94.9 95.4 94.3 93.8 94.3 95.0 95.9 98.3 97.5 97.3 95.5

2016

96.1 97.7 97.0 96.7 96.3 96.9 95.7 96.9 98.6 (P) 101.0      

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

55.2 56.0 57.4 59.9 62.7 64.1 64.7 64.4 62.7 62.2 60.9 59.3 60.8

2016

58.0 57.7 60.3 62.3 64.1 65.9 65.1 64.5 63.6 (P) 63.9      

Other Services

 

2015

30.6 30.8 31.0 31.2 31.6 31.8 32.0 32.1 31.7 32.5 32.4 31.8 31.6

2016

31.7 32.0 32.2 32.8 33.3 33.1 34.1 33.4 33.4 (P) 33.4      

Government

 

2015

110.5 110.9 110.5 110.5 109.5 109.6 106.3 105.9 108.4 110.3 110.9 110.8 109.5

2016

110.1 110.5 111.3 111.2 110.3 110.6 106.7 106.5 109.1 (P) 110.3      

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

 

2015

657,307 656,595 658,047 657,891 664,041 662,348 664,834 659,672 656,043 666,730 668,189 668,346 661,671

2016

668,289 667,279 671,290 662,305 666,945 671,175 673,901 669,249 665,339 (P) 672,970      

Employment

 

2015

622,476 622,714 625,816 628,335 631,699 630,346 632,911 629,211 627,449 639,172 641,285 641,723 631,095

2016

639,130 639,271 643,478 638,982 642,543 644,080 646,237 641,516 637,926 (P) 645,019      

Unemployment

 

2015

34,831 33,881 32,231 29,556 32,342 32,002 31,923 30,461 28,594 27,558 26,904 26,623 30,576

2016

29,159 28,008 27,812 23,323 24,402 27,095 27,664 27,733 27,413 (P) 27,951      

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

5.3 5.2 4.9 4.5 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.6

2016

4.4 4.2 4.1 3.5 3.7 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.1 (P) 4.2      

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.