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

117.0 117.2 117.9 118.5 119.2 119.8 118.9 119.8 120.0 119.7 (p)120.5    

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 6.6 6.5 6.6 6.8 6.8 (p)6.7    

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 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.9 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 18.9 18.8 18.7 18.8 18.7 (p)19.5    

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 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 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8 (p)6.7    

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 15.0 15.2 15.5 15.2 15.0 (p)14.5    

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 21.9 22.1 22.2 22.0 21.9 (p)22.2    

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 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.1 10.1 (p)10.3    

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 9.5 9.5 9.5 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 25.4 24.3 24.7 25.2 25.3 (p)25.5    

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

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

2017

95,193 95,650 95,038 95,979 96,127 98,765 97,706 97,635 97,043 96,332 (p)96,226    

Employment

2016

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

2017

89,579 90,171 89,991 91,177 92,099 93,795 92,900 92,362 92,660 92,101 (p)91,300    

Unemployment

2016

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

2017

5,614 5,479 5,047 4,802 4,028 4,970 4,806 5,273 4,383 4,231 (p)4,926    

Unemployment Rate

2016

6.8 7.1 6.5 6.0 5.5 5.8 5.5 5.9 5.5 5.4 5.0 5.0 5.8

2017

5.9 5.7 5.3 5.0 4.2 5.0 4.9 5.4 4.5 4.4 (p)5.1    

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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