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District of Columbia: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, seasonally adjusted

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
District of Columbia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Total Nonfarm

2020

804.7 803.4 798.3 720.8 718.2 720.2 725.6 734.0 735.4 736.4 733.6 733.9

2021

732.5 731.4 732.0 737.6 741.3 745.4 750.4 749.5 752.7 (p)759.5    

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2020

15.3 15.7 15.5 13.7 14.1 14.5 14.9 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.5 15.7

2021

15.6 15.6 15.5 15.6 15.5 15.7 15.7 15.8 15.9 (p)16.0    

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities

2020

33.3 33.1 33.1 26.3 26.5 26.8 27.9 28.1 28.2 28.8 29.1 29.3

2021

29.3 29.3 29.2 29.1 29.1 29.1 28.8 29.0 29.1 (p)29.4    

Information

2020

20.6 20.7 20.8 19.7 19.6 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.6 19.5 19.4 19.2

2021

19.2 19.1 19.2 19.4 19.3 18.9 18.9 18.7 18.4 (p)18.6    

Financial Activities

2020

29.9 29.8 29.8 29.1 29.0 28.8 28.6 28.8 28.9 28.4 27.9 27.9

2021

28.2 28.0 27.9 28.3 28.4 28.0 27.8 27.8 27.9 (p)27.7    

Professional & Business Services

2020

174.4 174.5 174.4 165.1 164.1 162.0 164.6 164.7 164.8 164.6 163.9 164.2

2021

165.0 165.0 165.3 166.9 165.9 167.1 167.4 167.4 166.9 (p)171.0    

Education and Health Services

2020

131.4 130.1 130.1 124.4 122.7 123.2 122.8 123.1 123.0 122.9 122.2 122.9

2021

123.9 122.8 123.0 124.0 126.5 126.6 128.9 127.0 126.6 (p)126.9    

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

82.5 82.3 77.2 31.3 32.3 34.9 36.7 38.0 38.9 39.9 40.3 39.4

2021

37.6 39.5 39.7 41.9 43.5 47.7 49.5 52.5 54.7 (p)56.6    

Other Services

2020

77.9 77.9 77.9 72.8 71.7 71.6 72.1 72.3 72.6 71.9 71.8 71.6

2021

71.0 70.3 70.2 69.9 70.2 70.0 70.5 70.4 70.4 (p)70.4    

Government

2020

238.1 238.1 238.3 237.5 237.3 238.0 237.5 243.1 243.0 243.9 242.5 242.7

2021

241.7 240.8 241.0 241.5 241.9 241.3 241.9 239.9 241.8 (p)241.9    

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(seasonally adjusted data)

District of Columbia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Labor Force

2020

420,360 420,448 420,581 406,769 397,922 399,915 402,618 405,503 407,913 409,507 409,612 409,328

2021

409,154 408,389 406,901 406,223 405,366 405,737 407,200 409,695 411,388 (p)412,473    

Employment

2020

399,827 399,437 398,895 361,647 362,414 364,192 366,931 369,909 372,267 373,663 373,627 373,290

2021

374,800 375,159 375,385 375,667 376,136 377,272 379,802 382,110 384,399 (p)386,414    

Unemployment

2020

20,533 21,011 21,686 45,122 35,508 35,723 35,687 35,594 35,646 35,844 35,985 36,038

2021

34,354 33,230 31,516 30,556 29,230 28,465 27,398 27,585 26,989 (p)26,059    

Unemployment Rate

2020

4.9 5.0 5.2 11.1 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.8 8.7 8.8 8.8 8.8

2021

8.4 8.1 7.7 7.5 7.2 7.0 6.7 6.7 6.6 (p)6.3    

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary