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

2016

118.0 117.6 119.2 119.6 120.8 119.7 118.6 117.9 118.7 119.0 120.4 119.2 119.1

2017

117.0 117.2 117.9 118.5 119.2 (p)119.6              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2016

7.3 7.1 7.6 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.7 7.2

2017

6.2 6.2 6.3 6.2 6.4 (p)6.6              

Manufacturing

2016

3.5 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7

2017

3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9 (p)3.9              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

19.4 19.3 19.3 19.3 19.4 19.4 19.3 19.3 19.3 19.5 19.9 19.8 19.4

2017

19.2 18.8 18.9 19.1 19.0 (p)18.9              

Information

2016

1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8

2017

1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 (p)1.7              

Financial Activities

2016

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

2017

6.7 6.7 6.7 6.8 6.8 (p)6.8              

Professional & Business Services

2016

13.9 13.8 13.9 14.0 13.9 13.8 14.1 13.7 13.7 13.6 13.4 13.5 13.8

2017

13.6 13.7 13.9 14.2 14.5 (p)14.8              

Educational & Health Services

2016

21.5 21.5 21.7 21.8 21.8 21.6 21.5 21.6 22.0 21.9 22.0 22.2 21.8

2017

21.9 22.0 21.8 22.0 22.0 (p)21.8              

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

9.8 9.7 10.0 10.3 10.4 10.6 10.5 10.2 10.0 10.0 10.1 10.0 10.1

2017

9.7 10.0 10.1 10.0 10.2 (p)10.2              

Other Services

2016

9.4 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5

2017

9.4 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.5 (p)9.5              

Government

2016

24.5 24.6 25.0 25.0 26.1 24.9 23.8 24.0 24.8 25.0 26.1 25.1 24.9

2017

24.8 24.9 25.3 25.2 25.2 (p)25.4              

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

2016

(r)96,088 (r)96,632 (r)96,458 (r)96,990 (r)97,444 (r)98,947 (r)98,452 (r)97,131 (r)96,853 (r)96,691 (r)95,790 (r)95,233 (r)96,892

2017

95,193 95,650 95,038 95,979 (p)96,037                

Employment

2016

(r)89,550 (r)89,755 (r)90,230 (r)91,203 (r)92,036 (r)93,181 (r)93,003 (r)91,410 (r)91,509 (r)91,466 (r)91,000 (r)90,482 (r)91,235

2017

89,579 90,171 89,991 91,177 (p)92,001                

Unemployment

2016

(r)6,538 (r)6,877 (r)6,228 (r)5,787 (r)5,408 (r)5,766 (r)5,449 (r)5,721 (r)5,344 (r)5,225 (r)4,790 (r)4,751 (r)5,657

2017

5,614 5,479 5,047 4,802 (p)4,036                

Unemployment Rate

2016

(r)6.8 (r)7.1 (r)6.5 (r)6.0 (r)5.5 (r)5.8 (r)5.5 (r)5.9 (r)5.5 (r)5.4 (r)5.0 (r)5.0 (r)5.8

2017

5.9 5.7 5.3 5.0 (p)4.2                

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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