West Virginia: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, seasonally adjusted

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
West Virginia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Total Nonfarm

2015

772.0 769.7 766.2 766.1 766.4 763.9 761.9 760.0 760.3 761.2 761.0 761.5

2016

759.3 758.6 761.8 761.2 768.8 762.6 760.2 761.1 761.8 (p)761.4    

Mining & Logging

2015

28.9 28.3 27.8 27.5 27.2 25.8 25.5 24.8 24.8 24.0 23.6 23.3

2016

22.6 22.8 21.7 21.0 20.6 20.8 20.7 20.8 20.1 (p)21.0    

Construction

2015

33.7 33.2 32.8 33.1 33.6 33.2 32.4 32.3 31.9 30.6 31.0 31.8

2016

31.3 31.0 32.6 32.8 31.1 31.5 31.4 31.5 31.2 (p)30.6    

Manufacturing

2015

47.9 48.1 48.1 47.6 47.7 47.8 47.7 47.5 47.5 47.2 47.1 46.9

2016

47.9 47.8 47.3 47.5 47.1 46.8 47.2 46.8 46.7 (p)46.5    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2015

135.1 135.1 135.1 135.2 135.5 135.4 135.1 134.6 134.9 134.6 134.9 135.3

2016

135.1 135.3 135.3 134.9 134.5 134.8 133.6 134.5 134.2 (p)134.5    

Information

2015

9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.8 9.7 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2

2016

9.3 9.1 9.1 9.0 8.9 9.0 9.1 8.9 9.0 (p)8.9    

Financial Activities

2015

36.6 36.4 36.4 36.3 36.3 36.4 36.4 36.5 36.3 36.7 36.6 36.4

2016

37.0 36.7 36.9 36.5 36.9 36.3 36.8 36.1 35.9 (p)34.7    

Professional & Business Services

2015

68.0 67.7 67.4 66.8 66.7 66.7 66.7 66.7 66.5 67.3 67.1 66.6

2016

66.6 66.4 66.9 65.6 66.7 66.4 66.0 66.3 67.0 (p)67.2    

Educational & Health Services

2015

129.4 129.1 128.3 128.1 127.8 127.8 127.5 127.7 127.8 128.8 129.2 129.1

2016

128.8 128.4 129.3 130.2 130.3 132.4 132.2 132.8 133.3 (p)133.8    

Leisure & Hospitality

2015

74.8 74.3 74.1 74.4 74.4 74.4 74.6 74.4 74.5 75.0 74.7 74.7

2016

73.5 74.1 74.7 75.6 75.3 77.0 76.4 77.3 77.1 (p)76.9    

Other Services

2015

55.3 55.3 55.1 55.0 55.2 55.2 55.4 55.2 55.2 55.3 55.6 55.7

2016

55.5 55.2 55.3 54.7 54.6 54.7 54.7 54.6 54.6 (p)55.3    

Government

2015

152.6 152.5 151.4 152.4 152.2 151.5 151.3 151.0 151.7 152.5 152.0 152.5

2016

151.7 151.8 152.7 153.4 162.8 152.9 152.1 151.5 152.7 (p)152.0    

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(seasonally adjusted data)

West Virginia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Labor Force

2015

781,256 781,787 782,777 783,927 784,849 785,266 785,126 784,605 783,956 783,351 782,849 782,406

2016

785,208 786,311 785,493 782,268 780,705 780,961 783,083 787,053 790,854 (p)794,701    

Employment

2015

729,839 729,045 728,597 728,593 729,017 729,772 730,721 731,657 732,456 733,122 733,666 734,026

2016

735,758 735,490 734,084 731,884 732,061 733,840 738,072 742,301 745,306 (p)746,772    

Unemployment

2015

51,417 52,742 54,180 55,334 55,832 55,494 54,405 52,948 51,500 50,229 49,183 48,380

2016

49,450 50,821 51,409 50,384 48,644 47,121 45,011 44,752 45,548 (p)47,929    

Unemployment Rate

2015

6.6 6.7 6.9 7.1 7.1 7.1 6.9 6.7 6.6 6.4 6.3 6.2

2016

6.3 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.2 6.0 5.7 5.7 5.8 (p)6.0    

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary