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 3,246.4 3,266.0 3,285.0 3,312.6 3,323.4 3,294.4 3,293.4 3,307.3 3,320.0 (p)3,324.8  

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

152.4 151.1 150.5 156.5 158.5 159.8 163.9 166.2 163.4 163.4 160.4 (p)158.7  

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 52.8 53.6 53.6 54.3 54.4 54.6 54.3 54.3 54.1 (p)54.2  

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

404.8 402.5 403.1 405.1 409.3 414.5 413.2 411.8 409.6 411.9 420.7 (p)425.6  

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 71.6 71.3 70.8 71.6 71.4 71.4 71.5 70.8 71.1 (p)72.4  

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

154.9 155.9 155.2 155.7 157.2 158.6 159.6 159.1 158.5 158.8 158.8 (p)160.0  

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

738.4 743.1 746.1 748.0 753.4 758.2 764.8 762.8 756.7 759.4 761.0 (p)757.8  

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

437.3 446.8 445.7 447.9 443.2 443.4 445.9 444.7 446.6 454.4 457.4 (p)458.0  

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

316.6 319.2 323.0 329.6 337.6 347.9 349.1 346.1 336.0 334.7 331.9 (p)332.6  

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

192.6 194.6 193.6 194.3 194.5 198.1 200.4 199.2 197.6 198.0 199.8 (p)201.1  

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

697.5 702.0 704.8 704.0 706.9 706.2 700.7 678.5 699.2 701.6 704.8 (p)704.4  

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

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

2017

3,341,626 3,365,662 3,370,444 3,368,573 3,384,314 3,426,136 3,452,903 3,407,227 3,404,790 3,391,066 (p)3,380,530    

Employment

2016

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

2017

3,212,448 3,235,446 3,246,543 3,252,883 3,261,359 3,294,006 3,318,912 3,280,059 3,283,243 3,267,815 (p)3,257,918    

Unemployment

2016

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

2017

129,178 130,216 123,901 115,690 122,955 132,130 133,991 127,168 121,547 123,251 (p)122,612    

Unemployment Rate

2016

4.1 4.0 3.9 3.5 3.6 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.8

2017

3.9 3.9 3.7 3.4 3.6 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.6 (p)3.6    

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.