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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

2020

161.4 162.6 162.2 146.2 145.7 149.2 151.8 154.0 155.4 156.0 158.1 157.0 155.0

2021

154.8 155.2 156.6 158.1 158.0 (p)158.9              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2020

8.9 8.8 8.9 8.8 8.9 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.0 9.0 9.0 8.8 9.0

2021

8.6 8.4 8.6 8.7 8.8 (p)8.8              

Manufacturing

2020

15.3 15.4 15.4 14.7 13.7 14.5 14.8 14.9 15.0 14.9 15.0 14.9 14.9

2021

14.9 15.0 15.2 15.3 15.2 (p)15.3              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

32.7 32.7 32.6 29.7 29.9 30.9 31.5 31.4 31.5 32.1 33.2 33.2 31.8

2021

32.2 32.1 31.9 32.3 32.4 (p)33.0              

Information

2020

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2

2021

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 (p)1.2              

Financial Activities

2020

8.0 8.0 8.0 7.9 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.7 7.7 7.9 7.9

2021

7.9 7.8 7.8 7.9 7.9 (p)8.0              

Professional & Business Services

2020

21.9 22.0 22.0 20.8 20.6 20.8 21.1 21.4 21.3 21.6 21.8 21.6 21.4

2021

21.2 21.2 21.8 21.9 21.8 (p)21.8              

Educational & Health Services

2020

28.0 28.3 28.2 26.6 26.2 26.5 26.9 27.3 27.8 27.9 28.0 27.8 27.5

2021

27.7 28.0 28.2 28.3 27.9 (p)27.9              

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

15.1 15.4 15.1 8.5 9.8 11.9 12.7 12.9 12.7 12.6 12.8 12.4 12.7

2021

12.3 12.5 12.8 13.2 13.6 (p)14.0              

Other Services

2020

7.1 7.0 7.0 5.5 5.8 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.4 6.4

2021

6.4 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.5 (p)6.7              

Government

2020

23.1 23.7 23.7 22.5 21.6 20.2 20.3 21.6 22.7 22.6 22.9 22.8 22.3

2021

22.4 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.7 (p)22.2              

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

2020

(1)159,046 (1)160,247 (1)159,726 (1)157,560 (1)152,675 (1)155,049 (1)156,620 (1)157,953 (1)154,192 (1)152,957 (1)153,074 (1)152,586 (1)155,974

2021

151,792 152,508 153,845 152,522 153,189 (p)154,752              

Employment

2020

(1)154,493 (1)156,092 (1)155,198 (1)140,626 (1)139,415 (1)142,038 (1)144,686 (1)147,500 (1)145,169 (1)144,960 (1)145,298 (1)144,347 (1)146,652

2021

143,522 144,746 146,335 146,965 147,248 (p)148,151              

Unemployment

2020

(1)4,553 (1)4,155 (1)4,528 (1)16,934 (1)13,260 (1)13,011 (1)11,934 (1)10,453 (1)9,023 (1)7,997 (1)7,776 (1)8,239 (1)9,322

2021

8,270 7,762 7,510 5,557 5,941 (p)6,601              

Unemployment Rate

2020

(1)2.9 (1)2.6 (1)2.8 (1)10.7 (1)8.7 (1)8.4 (1)7.6 (1)6.6 (1)5.9 (1)5.2 (1)5.1 (1)5.4 (1)6.0

2021

5.4 5.1 4.9 3.6 3.9 (p)4.3              

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 16, 2021.
(p) Preliminary

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