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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

2019

108.1 108.1 108.3 108.7 109.2 109.9 108.9 109.5 109.0 108.8 108.7 108.3 108.8

2020

106.2 106.4 107.4 93.5 95.3 (p)100.1              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2019

6.7 6.7 6.8 7.0 7.2 7.2 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.1 6.8 6.5 7.0

2020

6.1 6.0 6.3 5.7 6.4 (p)6.9              

Manufacturing

2019

3.4 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3

2020

3.2 3.2 3.1 2.9 3.0 (p)3.0              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2019

17.9 17.6 17.6 17.5 17.6 17.5 17.6 17.6 17.6 17.5 17.6 17.9 17.6

2020

17.3 17.2 17.1 14.5 15.1 (p)15.8              

Information

2019

1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6

2020

1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 (p)1.4              

Financial Activities

2019

6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.8 6.9

2020

6.8 6.8 6.8 6.4 6.6 (p)6.5              

Professional & Business Services

2019

13.6 13.7 13.7 13.8 13.8 13.9 13.8 13.9 13.8 14.0 13.7 13.6 13.8

2020

13.4 13.5 13.7 12.6 12.2 (p)12.7              

Educational & Health Services

2019

20.8 20.9 20.9 20.8 20.9 21.0 20.9 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.4 21.5 21.0

2020

21.4 21.6 21.6 19.3 19.6 (p)20.3              

Leisure & Hospitality

2019

9.8 9.7 9.8 10.2 10.4 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.0 9.8 9.8 9.7 10.1

2020

9.4 9.4 9.6 4.8 6.1 (p)7.8              

Other Services

2019

4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0

2020

3.9 3.9 4.0 3.2 3.3 (p)3.6              

Government

2019

23.4 23.6 23.8 23.5 23.6 23.9 23.0 23.6 23.7 23.7 23.8 23.6 23.6

2020

23.3 23.4 23.8 22.8 21.7 (p)22.1              

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

2019

(1)91,683 (1)92,409 (1)91,551 (1)91,943 (1)92,539 (1)94,941 (1)94,839 (1)94,155 (1)93,556 (1)93,593 (1)92,825 (1)92,324 (1)93,030

2020

93,142 93,525 94,679 92,142 91,966 (p)92,989              

Employment

2019

(1)86,481 (1)87,075 (1)86,870 (1)87,854 (1)88,420 (1)90,440 (1)90,534 (1)89,693 (1)89,494 (1)89,403 (1)88,513 (1)87,961 (1)88,562

2020

88,273 88,643 89,077 75,701 78,956 (p)82,278              

Unemployment

2019

(1)5,202 (1)5,334 (1)4,681 (1)4,089 (1)4,119 (1)4,501 (1)4,305 (1)4,462 (1)4,062 (1)4,190 (1)4,312 (1)4,363 (1)4,468

2020

4,869 4,882 5,602 16,441 13,010 (p)10,711              

Unemployment Rate

2019

(1)5.7 (1)5.8 (1)5.1 (1)4.4 (1)4.5 (1)4.7 (1)4.5 (1)4.7 (1)4.3 (1)4.5 (1)4.6 (1)4.7 (1)4.8

2020

5.2 5.2 5.9 17.8 14.1 (p)11.5              

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

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