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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

2019

160.6 161.4 162.4 163.3 163.1 162.5 161.7 162.8 162.4 162.8 164.0 163.0 162.5

2020

160.7 161.4 161.7 147.9 147.1 (p)148.3              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2019

8.4 8.4 8.6 8.9 8.9 9.1 9.1 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.9

2020

8.6 8.6 8.7 9.1 9.0 (p)9.4              

Manufacturing

2019

15.4 15.4 15.5 15.5 15.5 15.5 15.5 15.4 15.3 15.4 15.6 15.5 15.5

2020

15.5 15.5 15.5 14.6 14.5 (p)14.5              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2019

33.0 32.9 33.0 32.8 32.8 32.9 32.8 32.8 32.7 32.7 33.8 33.7 33.0

2020

32.6 32.5 32.7 30.7 30.6 (p)32.0              

Information

2019

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3

2020

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 (p)1.3              

Financial Activities

2019

8.0 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1

2020

8.1 8.1 8.1 7.8 7.6 (p)7.7              

Professional & Business Services

2019

22.1 22.1 22.1 22.4 22.4 22.7 22.6 22.6 22.5 22.2 22.1 21.9 22.3

2020

21.9 22.0 22.0 21.7 21.6 (p)21.6              

Educational & Health Services

2019

27.7 28.0 28.0 28.1 27.7 27.7 27.7 27.7 28.1 28.3 28.3 28.1 28.0

2020

28.1 28.3 28.4 25.1 24.9 (p)24.9              

Leisure & Hospitality

2019

14.3 14.3 14.7 15.1 15.5 15.6 15.4 15.3 14.6 14.6 14.5 14.5 14.9

2020

14.1 14.2 14.0 8.8 9.5 (p)10.2              

Other Services

2019

7.8 7.8 7.9 7.9 7.9 8.1 8.2 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.9

2020

7.7 7.7 7.8 6.7 6.8 (p)7.0              

Government

2019

22.6 23.1 23.2 23.2 23.0 21.4 20.9 22.4 22.9 23.3 23.5 23.2 22.7

2020

22.8 23.2 23.2 22.1 21.3 (p)19.7              

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

2019

(1)156,806 (1)157,816 (1)158,733 (1)157,982 (1)158,330 (1)157,975 (1)159,553 (1)159,213 (1)158,666 (1)159,012 (1)158,511 (1)157,880 (1)158,373

2020

159,094 159,984 159,725 154,705 153,640 (p)152,247              

Employment

2019

(1)151,724 (1)152,963 (1)154,038 (1)154,205 (1)154,136 (1)153,195 (1)154,814 (1)154,489 (1)154,514 (1)154,933 (1)154,515 (1)153,947 (1)153,956

2020

154,115 155,389 154,269 138,532 139,898 (p)139,824              

Unemployment

2019

(1)5,082 (1)4,853 (1)4,695 (1)3,777 (1)4,194 (1)4,780 (1)4,739 (1)4,724 (1)4,152 (1)4,079 (1)3,996 (1)3,933 (1)4,417

2020

4,979 4,595 5,456 16,173 13,742 (p)12,423              

Unemployment Rate

2019

(1)3.2 (1)3.1 (1)3.0 (1)2.4 (1)2.6 (1)3.0 (1)3.0 (1)3.0 (1)2.6 (1)2.6 (1)2.5 (1)2.5 (1)2.8

2020

3.1 2.9 3.4 10.5 8.9 (p)8.2              

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 17, 2020.
(p) Preliminary

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