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Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH: 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
Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2021

125.3 125.2 127.4 128.6 129.6 127.9 127.5 129.3 129.9 131.0 130.8 131.4 128.7

2022

128.5 130.0 130.3 131.1 131.9 129.9 (p)128.9            

Manufacturing

2021

10.5 10.5 10.6 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.7 10.8 10.7 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.6

2022

10.2 10.4 10.5 11.0 11.0 11.0 (p)11.1            

Professional & Business Services

2021

12.5 12.6 12.9 12.9 12.8 12.8 13.0 13.1 13.0 13.2 13.2 13.5 13.0

2022

13.3 13.7 13.7 13.9 13.6 14.2 (p)13.9            

Educational & Health Services

2021

28.1 28.0 28.3 28.3 28.4 28.2 28.3 28.6 28.3 28.0 27.7 28.0 28.2

2022

28.0 28.1 28.2 28.1 28.3 28.5 (p)28.6            

Leisure & Hospitality

2021

12.3 12.4 12.9 13.3 13.7 13.9 13.8 13.9 13.8 14.1 14.0 14.1 13.5

2022

13.4 13.6 13.6 13.7 14.0 14.0 (p)14.0            

Government

2021

21.5 22.2 22.4 22.6 22.7 20.6 20.0 20.9 21.9 22.3 22.3 22.5 21.8

2022

21.8 22.4 22.5 22.4 23.4 20.4 (p)19.6            

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

The Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Boyd and Greenup Counties in Kentucky, Lawrence County in Ohio, and Cabell and Wayne Counties in West Virginia.

 

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

Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2021

(1)142,267 (1)142,847 (1)143,388 (1)144,569 (1)144,516 (1)145,580 (1)145,498 (1)145,090 (1)144,695 (1)145,582 (1)144,723 (1)145,105 (1)144,489

2022

144,362 145,844 145,025 145,269 145,542 (p)147,387              

Employment

2021

(1)132,944 (1)133,513 (1)134,764 (1)136,654 (1)137,062 (1)136,826 (1)137,562 (1)137,799 (1)138,502 (1)139,720 (1)139,359 (1)139,541 (1)137,021

2022

137,624 139,124 138,913 139,903 140,215 (p)140,519              

Unemployment

2021

(1)9,323 (1)9,334 (1)8,624 (1)7,915 (1)7,454 (1)8,754 (1)7,936 (1)7,291 (1)6,193 (1)5,862 (1)5,364 (1)5,564 (1)7,468

2022

6,738 6,720 6,112 5,366 5,327 (p)6,868              

Unemployment Rate

2021

(1)6.6 (1)6.5 (1)6.0 (1)5.5 (1)5.2 (1)6.0 (1)5.5 (1)5.0 (1)4.3 (1)4.0 (1)3.7 (1)3.8 (1)5.2

2022

4.7 4.6 4.2 3.7 3.7 (p)4.7              

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 15, 2022.
(p) Preliminary

The Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Boyd and Greenup Counties in Kentucky, Lawrence County in Ohio, and Cabell and Wayne Counties in West Virginia.