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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

2019

781.3 785.3 790.5 795.0 797.3 806.0 800.2 800.4 794.2 795.3 798.8 799.2 795.3

2020

783.2 785.7 790.0 711.2 728.8 (p)744.6              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2019

38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.8 39.2 39.4 39.2 39.0 40.0 40.1 40.1 39.1

2020

39.1 38.5 38.6 37.4 39.0 (p)40.0              

Manufacturing

2019

57.9 58.2 58.5 58.5 58.5 58.9 58.9 58.9 58.8 58.9 59.3 59.5 58.7

2020

59.2 59.4 59.4 57.2 57.5 (p)57.3              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2019

128.9 127.5 128.2 129.1 129.4 130.5 130.8 130.6 129.8 131.0 133.7 134.3 130.3

2020

129.9 128.5 129.0 112.7 116.0 (p)122.1              

Information

2019

10.4 10.5 10.6 10.5 10.7 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.2 10.2 10.3 10.2 10.4

2020

10.2 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.2 (p)10.1              

Financial Activities

2019

38.4 38.5 38.6 39.0 39.4 39.9 40.1 40.1 39.7 39.5 39.7 39.3 39.4

2020

38.8 39.0 39.5 38.5 38.4 (p)38.2              

Professional & Business Services

2019

111.5 112.6 113.1 114.1 114.8 115.8 115.2 115.5 113.7 112.9 112.6 112.7 113.7

2020

110.1 109.9 112.6 101.1 103.2 (p)103.6              

Educational & Health Services

2019

113.7 115.1 115.0 114.7 112.9 112.7 111.8 112.6 113.6 114.6 114.5 114.4 113.8

2020

114.1 114.6 113.9 105.8 106.0 (p)106.1              

Leisure & Hospitality

2019

86.7 86.7 89.8 92.5 95.5 99.2 99.9 98.5 92.8 90.8 88.1 89.9 92.5

2020

86.9 89.3 89.8 58.2 70.7 (p)80.3              

Other Services

2019

35.7 35.9 36.2 36.5 36.8 37.3 37.4 37.1 36.6 36.6 36.5 36.4 36.6

2020

36.1 36.2 36.4 32.4 32.7 (p)33.0              

Government

2019

159.9 162.0 162.1 161.6 160.5 161.9 156.2 157.4 160.0 160.8 164.0 162.4 160.7

2020

158.8 160.1 160.7 157.8 155.1 (p)153.9              

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

2019

(1)848,917 (1)853,801 (1)859,214 (1)854,373 (1)859,269 (1)866,525 (1)874,949 (1)866,839 (1)861,205 (1)861,868 (1)856,143 (1)858,173 (1)860,106

2020

859,581 863,353 865,400 839,094 851,043 (p)857,800              

Employment

2019

(1)817,002 (1)823,880 (1)830,974 (1)831,053 (1)833,706 (1)838,729 (1)846,555 (1)838,557 (1)836,451 (1)837,551 (1)832,659 (1)834,872 (1)833,499

2020

830,855 837,139 834,186 737,662 765,551 (p)775,284              

Unemployment

2019

(1)31,915 (1)29,921 (1)28,240 (1)23,320 (1)25,563 (1)27,796 (1)28,394 (1)28,282 (1)24,754 (1)24,317 (1)23,484 (1)23,301 (1)26,607

2020

28,726 26,214 31,214 101,432 85,492 (p)82,516              

Unemployment Rate

2019

(1)3.8 (1)3.5 (1)3.3 (1)2.7 (1)3.0 (1)3.2 (1)3.2 (1)3.3 (1)2.9 (1)2.8 (1)2.7 (1)2.7 (1)3.1

2020

3.3 3.0 3.6 12.1 10.0 (p)9.6              

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 17, 2020.
(p) Preliminary

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.