Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA: 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2013

1,741.6 1,751.4 1,758.2 1,768.5 1,784.5 1,794.2 1,796.1 1,796.3 1,801.7 1,802.9 1,807.8 1,811.7 1,784.6

2014

1,784.8 1,788.9 1,800.8 1,813.9 1,823.8 1,845.1 (P) 1,845.8            

Mining & Logging

 

2013

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1

2014

1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 (P) 1.1            

Construction

 

2013

82.4 83.8 84.5 85.7 87.8 89.7 92.6 94.9 94.5 90.8 88.2 86.4 88.4

2014

84.2 83.9 85.8 88.0 90.9 94.2 (P) 96.9            

Manufacturing

 

2013

186.4 186.6 187.3 186.9 187.1 188.8 189.0 189.2 189.0 187.9 187.0 186.7 187.7

2014

184.8 185.8 187.3 187.5 187.9 190.3 (P) 190.6            

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2013

319.3 317.3 317.8 318.9 323.4 326.1 329.3 331.1 329.8 331.3 337.4 342.0 327.0

2014

331.3 328.3 330.3 332.5 334.2 341.3 (P) 343.1            

Information

 

2013

89.0 89.8 89.3 89.7 90.3 91.1 92.4 93.0 92.1 91.3 91.5 90.7 90.9

2014

90.5 91.2 91.1 91.6 91.4 93.0 (P) 94.3            

Financial Activities

 

2013

95.0 95.5 96.1 96.3 96.9 97.2 98.0 98.1 97.5 97.1 97.6 97.3 96.9

2014

95.4 96.0 95.9 96.2 97.4 97.7 (P) 98.2            

Professional & Business Services

 

2013

240.2 242.3 242.8 245.2 246.9 249.0 250.0 252.6 252.6 252.7 252.1 252.9 248.3

2014

248.6 249.9 251.9 254.9 254.2 257.0 (P) 260.9            

Educational & Health Services

 

2013

240.1 244.0 244.8 245.3 245.6 243.1 241.4 241.3 244.9 248.8 250.9 252.3 245.2

2014

251.5 253.5 253.8 253.3 253.5 253.0 (P) 251.3            

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2013

161.2 161.6 164.5 168.3 172.9 177.0 178.4 179.7 178.3 170.9 169.6 172.2 171.2

2014

167.4 168.0 171.2 174.4 177.9 183.4 (P) 185.2            

Other Services

 

2013

65.3 65.8 66.2 66.7 67.4 68.0 69.0 68.9 67.9 67.7 67.4 68.4 67.4

2014

67.0 67.2 67.4 68.1 68.1 68.4 (P) 68.6            

Government

 

2013

261.7 263.7 263.9 264.5 265.2 263.1 254.9 246.4 254.0 263.3 265.0 261.7 260.6

2014

263.0 264.0 265.0 266.3 267.2 265.7 (P) 255.6            

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

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

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2013

(1) 1,900,234 (1) 1,909,535 (1) 1,907,318 (1) 1,908,815 (1) 1,917,871 (1) 1,921,222 (1) 1,917,191 (1) 1,902,971 (1) 1,909,097 (1) 1,896,485 (1) 1,908,328 (1) 1,913,074 (1) 1,909,345

2014

1,916,113 1,935,494 1,942,156 1,935,801 1,938,825 (P) 1,936,158              

Employment

 

2013

(1) 1,772,587 (1) 1,787,493 (1) 1,793,250 (1) 1,804,509 (1) 1,809,041 (1) 1,802,226 (1) 1,801,857 (1) 1,789,464 (1) 1,799,413 (1) 1,784,206 (1) 1,801,685 (1) 1,810,073 (1) 1,796,317

2014

1,805,399 1,819,911 1,828,814 1,842,878 1,837,423 (P) 1,839,260              

Unemployment

 

2013

(1) 127,647 (1) 122,042 (1) 114,068 (1) 104,306 (1) 108,830 (1) 118,996 (1) 115,334 (1) 113,507 (1) 109,684 (1) 112,279 (1) 106,643 (1) 103,001 (1) 113,028

2014

110,714 115,583 113,342 92,923 101,402 (P) 96,898              

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

(1) 6.7 (1) 6.4 (1) 6.0 (1) 5.5 (1) 5.7 (1) 6.2 (1) 6.0 (1) 6.0 (1) 5.7 (1) 5.9 (1) 5.6 (1) 5.4 (1) 5.9

2014

5.8 6.0 5.8 4.8 5.2 (P) 5.0              

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