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

162.1 162.0 163.2 163.1 163.7 164.6 163.4 164.1 165.1 165.7 (p)165.9    

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 9.2 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.6 (p)9.6    

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 15.7 15.3 15.3 15.4 15.2 15.2 15.2 15.2 (p)15.3    

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 34.2 34.0 34.0 34.6 34.8 34.7 34.7 34.9 (p)35.4    

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 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 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 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.2 8.2 (p)8.2    

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 22.0 21.8 22.0 22.6 22.8 23.0 22.7 22.9 (p)22.5    

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 28.0 28.1 27.7 27.6 27.7 27.9 28.3 28.5 (p)28.5    

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 14.0 14.4 14.8 15.4 15.3 15.3 14.6 14.4 (p)14.2    

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 7.7 7.7 7.8 8.0 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.9 (p)7.9    

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 22.9 22.8 22.9 21.7 20.2 20.6 22.5 22.7 (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

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

2017

158,673 158,692 160,199 159,484 160,356 161,823 162,531 161,359 162,143 160,424 (p)159,324    

Employment

2016

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

2017

152,137 152,471 154,237 153,861 154,238 155,334 156,091 154,887 156,270 154,812 (p)153,601    

Unemployment

2016

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

2017

6,536 6,221 5,962 5,623 6,118 6,489 6,440 6,472 5,873 5,612 (p)5,723    

Unemployment Rate

2016

4.1 4.1 3.9 3.5 3.7 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.9

2017

4.1 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.6 3.5 (p)3.6    

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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