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

2016

3,162.6 3,174.1 3,194.5 3,230.3 3,240.0 3,246.9 3,238.4 3,227.3 3,241.5 3,260.0 3,267.8 3,269.8 3,229.4

2017

3,218.2 3,240.0 (p)3,245.0                    

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2016

151.3 150.1 153.6 156.6 158.0 159.8 159.1 159.2 159.0 158.2 156.1 153.4 156.2

2017

152.4 151.1 (p)150.1                    

Manufacturing

2016

52.9 53.0 53.2 53.7 54.1 54.2 54.2 54.2 53.9 54.6 54.4 54.1 53.9

2017

52.6 52.5 (p)52.9                    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

400.4 395.8 397.5 400.5 404.0 405.4 406.2 406.0 403.3 407.5 414.6 420.0 405.1

2017

404.8 402.5 (p)403.2                    

Information

2016

75.0 75.4 74.4 74.9 72.1 74.9 74.9 74.5 74.1 73.0 72.8 72.0 74.0

2017

71.1 72.3 (p)71.6                    

Financial Activities

2016

154.6 154.8 155.1 156.2 156.8 157.9 159.3 159.3 158.3 157.7 157.7 155.9 157.0

2017

154.9 155.9 (p)154.9                    

Professional & Business Services

2016

719.9 722.5 725.4 737.5 737.0 741.8 745.9 746.2 739.1 746.9 746.9 745.1 737.9

2017

738.4 743.1 (p)744.9                    

Educational & Health Services

2016

430.5 434.7 435.9 440.4 437.1 423.8 424.8 425.2 438.0 442.8 441.4 440.9 434.6

2017

437.3 446.8 (p)445.7                    

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

300.3 301.9 308.5 318.4 325.3 333.3 333.6 332.0 323.7 323.3 321.6 324.9 320.6

2017

316.6 319.2 (p)322.8                    

Other Services

2016

191.1 191.7 192.7 194.1 194.5 195.7 197.5 196.6 195.2 194.7 196.0 196.0 194.7

2017

192.6 194.6 (p)193.7                    

Government

2016

686.6 694.2 698.2 698.0 701.1 700.1 682.9 674.1 696.9 701.3 706.3 707.5 695.6

2017

697.5 702.0 (p)705.2                    

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

2016

(r)3,274,084 (r)3,287,021 (r)3,298,956 (r)3,290,317 (r)3,299,917 (r)3,325,964 (r)3,353,057 (r)3,317,964 (r)3,316,842 (r)3,337,197 (r)3,333,272 (r)3,322,087 (r)3,313,056

2017

3,341,626 (p)3,361,775                      

Employment

2016

(r)3,140,939 (r)3,155,288 (r)3,171,906 (r)3,176,358 (r)3,182,110 (r)3,191,907 (r)3,218,871 (r)3,185,663 (r)3,186,611 (r)3,208,556 (r)3,214,059 (r)3,206,897 (r)3,186,597

2017

3,212,448 (p)3,231,607                      

Unemployment

2016

(r)133,145 (r)131,733 (r)127,050 (r)113,959 (r)117,807 (r)134,057 (r)134,186 (r)132,301 (r)130,231 (r)128,641 (r)119,213 (r)115,190 (r)126,459

2017

129,178 (p)130,168                      

Unemployment Rate

2016

(r)4.1 (r)4.0 (r)3.9 (r)3.5 (r)3.6 (r)4.0 (r)4.0 (r)4.0 (r)3.9 (r)3.9 (r)3.6 (r)3.5 (r)3.8

2017

3.9 (p)3.9                      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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.