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

Total Nonfarm

 

2013

155.8 156.9 158.0 158.4 158.8 158.6 157.9 158.4 159.3 159.5 160.4 160.2 158.5

2014

156.8 156.1 (P) 157.6                    

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2013

7.6 7.6 7.7 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.5 7.9

2014

7.3 7.3 (P) 7.5                    

Manufacturing

 

2013

16.3 16.2 16.4 16.2 16.1 16.2 16.2 16.2 16.3 16.3 16.2 16.3 16.2

2014

16.3 16.3 (P) 16.4                    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2013

33.8 33.6 33.6 33.6 33.6 33.9 33.9 34.1 33.8 34.0 34.6 35.1 34.0

2014

33.8 33.4 (P) 33.5                    

Information

 

2013

1.8 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.8

2014

1.7 1.7 (P) 1.7                    

Financial Activities

 

2013

8.3 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4

2014

8.3 8.2 (P) 8.2                    

Professional & Business Services

 

2013

20.7 20.9 21.1 21.1 21.2 21.2 21.1 21.2 21.1 21.0 20.8 20.7 21.0

2014

20.0 20.0 (P) 20.4                    

Educational & Health Services

 

2013

25.3 25.6 25.8 25.8 25.4 25.4 25.3 25.7 26.0 26.0 26.2 26.2 25.7

2014

25.7 25.8 (P) 25.9                    

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2013

13.0 13.1 13.3 13.8 14.4 14.8 14.7 14.6 14.0 14.0 14.0 13.8 14.0

2014

13.6 13.5 (P) 13.8                    

Other Services

 

2013

7.2 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.4 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.5

2014

7.7 7.7 (P) 7.8                    

Government

 

2013

21.8 22.4 22.5 22.3 22.4 21.0 20.4 20.5 22.3 22.5 23.0 22.7 22.0

2014

22.4 22.2 (P) 22.4                    

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

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

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

Labor Force

 

2013

(1) 157,231 (1) 157,348 (1) 157,829 (1) 157,788 (1) 159,166 (1) 159,082 (1) 159,975 (1) 158,258 (1) 158,670 (1) 157,422 (1) 157,464 (1) 157,448 (1) 158,140

2014

158,137 (P) 159,090                      

Employment

 

2013

(1) 146,979 (1) 147,513 (1) 148,778 (1) 149,093 (1) 149,839 (1) 148,978 (1) 150,402 (1) 148,929 (1) 149,775 (1) 148,793 (1) 149,359 (1) 149,694 (1) 149,011

2014

149,374 (P) 150,353                      

Unemployment

 

2013

(1) 10,252 (1) 9,835 (1) 9,051 (1) 8,695 (1) 9,327 (1) 10,104 (1) 9,573 (1) 9,329 (1) 8,895 (1) 8,629 (1) 8,105 (1) 7,754 (1) 9,129

2014

8,763 (P) 8,737                      

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

(1) 6.5 (1) 6.3 (1) 5.7 (1) 5.5 (1) 5.9 (1) 6.4 (1) 6.0 (1) 5.9 (1) 5.6 (1) 5.5 (1) 5.1 (1) 4.9 (1) 5.8

2014

5.5 (P) 5.5                      

Footnotes
(1) Reflects revised inputs, reestimation, and adjustment to new state control totals.
(P) Preliminary

The Roanoke, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke Counties and Roanoke and Salem Cities in Virginia.