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 (P) 628.1                      

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 (P) 33.0                      

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 (P) 30.3                      

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 (P) 118.0                      

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 (P) 8.0                      

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 (P) 48.8                      

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 (P) 97.7                      

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 (P) 92.9                      

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 (P) 56.8                      

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 (P) 30.8                      

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 (P) 111.8                      

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

(1) 654,919 (1) 657,692 (1) 663,393 (1) 660,689 (1) 664,538 (1) 665,606 (1) 667,151 (1) 658,504 (1) 655,210 (1) 658,595 (1) 655,948 (1) 652,012  

2015

(P) 653,137                        

Employment

 

2014

(1) 616,418 (1) 619,163 (1) 625,403 (1) 626,855 (1) 628,131 (1) 628,226 (1) 628,725 (1) 620,283 (1) 620,463 (1) 625,998 (1) 624,070 (1) 621,282  

2015

(P) 619,438                        

Unemployment

 

2014

(1) 38,501 (1) 38,529 (1) 37,990 (1) 33,834 (1) 36,407 (1) 37,380 (1) 38,426 (1) 38,221 (1) 34,747 (1) 32,597 (1) 31,878 (1) 30,730  

2015

(P) 33,699                        

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

(1) 5.9 (1) 5.9 (1) 5.7 (1) 5.1 (1) 5.5 (1) 5.6 (1) 5.8 (1) 5.8 (1) 5.3 (1) 4.9 (1) 4.9 (1) 4.7  

2015

(P) 5.2                        

Footnotes
(1) Data are provisional, subject to revision on April 21.
(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.