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Charleston, WV: 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
Charleston, W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2020

108.5 108.3 107.5 94.7 96.4 101.6 99.4 100.4 100.9 101.6 102.8 102.0 102.0

2021

100.3 100.7 101.6 101.8 102.8 103.3 102.1 102.9 102.9 (p)103.0      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2020

6.5 6.2 6.2 5.0 5.6 5.7 5.4 5.6 5.9 6.0 5.7 5.6 5.8

2021

5.3 5.3 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.9 (p)5.9      

Manufacturing

2020

3.2 3.1 3.2 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0

2021

3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 (p)3.0      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

17.6 17.4 17.2 15.0 15.6 16.4 16.4 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.8 16.8 16.6

2021

16.3 16.2 16.4 16.4 16.6 16.7 16.4 16.4 16.4 (p)16.3      

Information

2020

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

2021

1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 (p)1.3      

Financial Activities

2020

7.0 6.9 6.9 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.7

2021

6.5 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 (p)6.5      

Professional & Business Services

2020

13.3 13.5 13.4 12.4 12.4 12.8 12.5 12.6 12.4 12.6 12.8 12.7 12.8

2021

12.6 12.8 12.8 12.7 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.9 12.7 (p)12.7      

Educational & Health Services

2020

21.3 21.6 21.3 19.5 19.6 20.2 20.3 20.6 20.7 21.0 21.4 21.1 20.7

2021

21.2 21.1 21.2 21.1 21.5 21.6 21.6 21.7 21.6 (p)21.7      

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

9.7 9.8 9.5 5.1 5.9 7.9 8.1 7.9 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.7 8.0

2021

7.5 7.6 7.8 8.1 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.4 (p)8.4      

Other Services

2020

3.9 3.9 3.8 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6

2021

3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.6 (p)3.6      

Government

2020

24.5 24.4 24.5 23.6 22.9 23.9 22.2 22.6 22.8 23.0 23.6 23.5 23.5

2021

22.9 23.3 23.5 23.6 23.5 23.4 22.4 22.8 23.4 (p)23.6      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

Charleston, W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2020

94,234 94,633 93,189 92,281 94,010 94,963 93,777 93,536 92,727 92,484 92,789 92,444 93,422

2021

91,716 92,605 91,884 93,544 93,434 94,810 94,122 93,396 (p)91,926        

Employment

2020

89,200 89,535 87,706 76,310 81,178 84,280 83,777 84,568 84,821 85,716 85,998 85,404 84,874

2021

84,881 85,947 85,950 87,595 88,229 89,674 89,582 89,193 (p)88,758        

Unemployment

2020

5,034 5,098 5,483 15,971 12,832 10,683 10,000 8,968 7,906 6,768 6,791 7,040 8,548

2021

6,835 6,658 5,934 5,949 5,205 5,136 4,540 4,203 (p)3,168        

Unemployment Rate

2020

5.3 5.4 5.9 17.3 13.6 11.2 10.7 9.6 8.5 7.3 7.3 7.6 9.1

2021

7.5 7.2 6.5 6.4 5.6 5.4 4.8 4.5 (p)3.4        

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

The Charleston, W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam Counties in West Virginia.