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

2016

159.6 159.2 161.4 162.7 162.9 162.8 160.8 161.6 162.8 163.8 163.9 164.4 162.2

2017

162.1 162.0 (p)163.3                    

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2016

8.4 8.4 8.9 9.2 9.3 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.1 9.2

2017

8.9 9.0 (p)9.1                    

Manufacturing

2016

15.7 15.6 15.8 15.6 15.7 15.7 15.5 15.5 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.6

2017

15.6 15.5 (p)15.8                    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

34.3 34.0 34.0 34.2 34.3 34.5 34.3 34.5 34.2 34.9 35.0 35.8 34.5

2017

35.0 34.4 (p)34.3                    

Information

2016

1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4

2017

1.4 1.4 (p)1.4                    

Financial Activities

2016

8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1

2017

8.1 8.1 (p)8.1                    

Professional & Business Services

2016

21.3 21.3 21.5 21.9 21.7 21.9 21.8 21.9 21.8 21.9 21.7 22.0 21.7

2017

21.8 21.8 (p)22.0                    

Educational & Health Services

2016

27.1 27.1 27.3 27.4 27.0 26.7 27.0 27.3 27.7 27.9 28.0 27.8 27.4

2017

27.7 27.9 (p)28.0                    

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

13.6 13.6 14.0 14.5 15.0 15.5 15.3 15.2 14.5 14.3 14.2 14.0 14.5

2017

13.7 13.7 (p)14.0                    

Other Services

2016

7.5 7.5 7.7 7.8 7.8 8.1 8.1 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.8

2017

7.6 7.6 (p)7.7                    

Government

2016

22.1 22.2 22.7 22.6 22.6 21.3 19.7 20.2 22.2 22.5 22.8 22.9 22.0

2017

22.3 22.6 (p)22.9                    

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

2016

(r)155,372 (r)155,812 (r)157,830 (r)156,771 (r)157,668 (r)157,626 (r)157,982 (r)157,282 (r)157,563 (r)158,039 (r)157,627 (r)158,103 (r)157,306

2017

158,673 (p)158,712                      

Employment

2016

(r)148,988 (r)149,471 (r)151,660 (r)151,296 (r)151,889 (r)151,160 (r)151,427 (r)150,606 (r)151,079 (r)151,778 (r)151,742 (r)152,152 (r)151,104

2017

152,137 (p)152,503                      

Unemployment

2016

(r)6,384 (r)6,341 (r)6,170 (r)5,475 (r)5,779 (r)6,466 (r)6,555 (r)6,676 (r)6,484 (r)6,261 (r)5,885 (r)5,951 (r)6,202

2017

6,536 (p)6,209                      

Unemployment Rate

2016

(r)4.1 (r)4.1 (r)3.9 (r)3.5 (r)3.7 (r)4.1 (r)4.1 (r)4.2 (r)4.1 (r)4.0 (r)3.7 (r)3.8 (r)3.9

2017

4.1 (p)3.9                      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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