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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area: 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2023

3,310.1 3,327.8 3,337.4 3,358.1 3,372.3 3,397.5 3,388.8 3,373.6 3,370.3 3,385.0 3,396.9 3,392.6 3,367.5

2024

3,338.4 (p)3,347.4                      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2023

160.8 161.5 162.8 163.2 163.9 165.0 165.1 164.7 163.5 163.9 163.6 164.5 163.5

2024

160.2 (p)158.7                      

Manufacturing

2023

56.4 56.6 56.7 57.0 57.3 58.0 58.2 57.9 57.8 57.8 57.8 57.9 57.5

2024

57.1 (p)57.3                      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2023

403.9 398.2 398.8 399.3 401.8 405.2 404.7 403.8 400.5 407.2 417.2 422.2 405.2

2024

405.7 (p)401.3                      

Information

2023

82.0 82.1 81.8 82.0 81.6 81.1 80.6 80.1 79.5 78.9 79.6 79.9 80.8

2024

78.3 (p)78.9                      

Financial Activities

2023

154.4 154.4 154.6 154.8 154.9 155.9 154.9 154.4 153.1 153.2 153.1 153.5 154.3

2024

150.4 (p)149.8                      

Professional & Business Services

2023

808.5 812.5 810.9 817.0 816.8 823.3 825.7 822.2 812.3 811.3 809.3 808.8 814.9

2024

802.9 (p)803.7                      

Educational & Health Services

2023

447.8 451.8 452.5 455.1 452.3 453.0 452.0 452.3 459.6 463.8 464.8 464.0 455.8

2024

461.2 (p)464.6                      

Leisure & Hospitality

2023

301.1 303.8 310.3 318.5 326.8 338.7 338.5 334.8 323.8 323.5 321.1 316.5 321.5

2024

304.4 (p)305.9                      

Other Services

2023

190.7 191.2 192.0 192.2 193.0 195.7 197.1 195.8 194.2 194.4 195.3 195.3 193.9

2024

193.3 (p)193.0                      

Government

2023

704.5 715.7 717.0 719.0 723.9 721.6 712.0 707.6 726.0 731.0 735.1 730.0 720.3

2024

724.9 (p)734.2                      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2023

3,443,770 3,466,137 3,503,826 3,486,168 3,508,342 3,530,751 3,556,199 3,523,158 3,510,742 3,513,905 3,504,466 (p)3,462,738  

2024

3,476,564 (p)3,485,711                      

Employment

2023

3,339,382 3,364,946 3,410,155 3,406,236 3,418,360 3,442,381 3,470,124 3,429,586 3,417,950 3,418,107 3,416,881 (p)3,376,084  

2024

3,378,860 (p)3,380,089                      

Unemployment

2023

104,388 101,191 93,671 79,932 89,982 88,370 86,075 93,572 92,792 95,798 87,585 (p)86,654  

2024

97,704 (p)105,622                      

Unemployment Rate

2023

3.0 2.9 2.7 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.5 (p)2.5  

2024

2.8 (p)3.0                      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes the District of Columbia; Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren Counties, and Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Manassas Park Cities in Virginia; Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; and Jefferson County in West Virginia.