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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 (p)161.2                      

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 (p)8.6                      

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 (p)15.5                      

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 (p)32.3                      

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 (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 (p)8.1                      

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 (p)22.0                      

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 (p)28.3                      

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 (p)14.2                      

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 (p)7.7                      

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 (p)23.2                      

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

2019

156,419 158,200 159,171 157,650 159,087 158,822 161,498 160,805 160,261 161,738 161,540 (p)161,521  

2020

(p)159,226                        

Employment

2019

151,648 153,266 154,398 153,768 154,610 154,028 156,848 156,369 156,317 157,823 157,525 (p)157,508  

2020

(p)154,232                        

Unemployment

2019

4,771 4,934 4,773 3,882 4,477 4,794 4,650 4,436 3,944 3,915 4,015 (p)4,013  

2020

(p)4,994                        

Unemployment Rate

2019

3.1 3.1 3.0 2.5 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.5 (p)2.5  

2020

(p)3.1                        

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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