Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC: 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
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2016

755.6 757.3 763.3 772.8 773.7 781.3 778.1 779.4 776.8 777.9 773.4 772.2 771.8

2017

759.7 763.1 765.2 (p)768.7                  

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2016

35.6 35.5 35.8 36.0 36.0 36.5 36.6 36.5 36.6 37.4 37.1 37.2 36.4

2017

35.8 35.0 34.9 (p)36.2                  

Manufacturing

2016

51.9 51.2 50.9 50.6 50.7 50.9 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.2 51.2 51.2

2017

50.9 50.7 51.5 (p)50.9                  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

130.8 130.0 130.6 132.1 133.6 134.6 134.0 134.4 133.9 134.6 135.9 137.0 133.5

2017

132.8 130.3 129.2 (p)128.5                  

Information

2016

11.3 11.3 11.1 11.3 10.7 11.5 11.5 11.3 11.1 11.2 11.2 11.0 11.2

2017

11.0 11.0 10.9 (p)10.9                  

Financial Activities

2016

37.0 36.8 37.0 37.4 37.8 38.4 38.6 38.5 38.0 37.6 37.3 37.5 37.7

2017

36.7 36.8 36.8 (p)36.1                  

Professional & Business Services

2016

102.2 102.9 102.5 104.0 103.1 104.2 105.2 105.8 105.3 106.1 104.1 103.1 104.0

2017

103.9 106.4 105.7 (p)107.6                  

Educational & Health Services

2016

110.3 110.7 111.1 112.3 110.7 110.0 110.1 111.0 112.8 114.0 113.7 112.4 111.6

2017

112.0 112.8 112.3 (p)112.4                  

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

82.4 83.1 87.2 91.9 94.7 98.4 98.1 97.7 92.7 88.7 86.2 85.8 90.6

2017

83.5 85.1 88.2 (p)89.9                  

Other Services

2016

35.5 35.4 35.8 36.0 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.3 35.9 35.9 35.8 35.7 35.9

2017

35.2 35.3 35.7 (p)35.9                  

Government

2016

158.6 160.4 161.3 161.2 160.2 160.5 156.4 156.6 159.1 160.9 160.9 161.3 159.8

2017

157.9 159.7 160.0 (p)160.3                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C.Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2016

(r)822,527 (r)827,228 (r)834,121 (r)832,821 (r)834,525 (r)842,727 (r)849,954 (r)843,713 (r)836,717 (r)836,247 (r)829,437 (r)826,801 (r)834,735

2017

830,362 833,835 (p)838,180                    

Employment

2016

(r)782,909 (r)787,515 (r)795,471 (r)797,032 (r)798,639 (r)802,620 (r)809,093 (r)802,639 (r)797,146 (r)798,830 (r)793,771 (r)791,123 (r)796,399

2017

791,669 796,710 (p)803,273                    

Unemployment

2016

(r)39,618 (r)39,713 (r)38,650 (r)35,789 (r)35,886 (r)40,107 (r)40,861 (r)41,074 (r)39,571 (r)37,417 (r)35,666 (r)35,678 (r)38,336

2017

38,693 37,125 (p)34,907                    

Unemployment Rate

2016

(r)4.8 (r)4.8 (r)4.6 (r)4.3 (r)4.3 (r)4.8 (r)4.8 (r)4.9 (r)4.7 (r)4.5 (r)4.3 (r)4.3 (r)4.6

2017

4.7 4.5 (p)4.2                    

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

The Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Gloucester, Isle of Wright, James City, Mathews, Surry, and York Counties and Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg Cities in Virginia; and Currituck County in North Carolina.