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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

2020

792.0 793.7 791.9 701.4 711.1 733.5 743.0 750.5 755.2 764.0 764.6 763.4 755.4

2021

753.0 753.5 757.3 760.6 763.0 773.5 770.9 764.7 (p)763.1        

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2020

38.8 39.1 39.2 37.7 38.4 39.1 39.3 39.5 39.2 39.9 40.6 40.1 39.2

2021

40.4 40.1 39.0 39.7 40.1 40.6 41.1 40.6 (p)40.6        

Manufacturing

2020

59.0 58.9 59.0 55.4 54.0 56.0 56.0 56.9 57.1 56.8 56.4 56.6 56.8

2021

56.8 56.6 56.4 55.9 55.9 55.8 55.3 55.2 (p)55.1        

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

129.3 127.4 126.9 114.4 116.2 121.4 124.1 125.1 125.8 129.1 130.6 131.5 125.2

2021

127.9 128.2 127.9 129.5 130.8 132.5 131.8 131.5 (p)131.0        

Information

2020

10.2 10.1 10.3 9.2 9.1 9.0 9.0 8.9 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.4

2021

9.1 9.1 9.1 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 (p)9.0        

Financial Activities

2020

39.2 39.2 39.4 37.9 38.0 38.6 39.1 39.1 38.6 38.3 38.4 38.8 38.7

2021

38.1 38.1 38.4 38.5 38.3 38.6 38.5 38.7 (p)38.2        

Professional & Business Services

2020

114.7 116.1 115.2 106.1 106.9 107.8 110.2 111.2 111.6 112.4 113.0 113.3 111.5

2021

112.3 112.3 115.1 114.3 116.4 117.4 117.1 115.5 (p)114.1        

Educational & Health Services

2020

114.7 115.6 115.1 103.2 104.2 105.5 106.2 107.1 108.4 110.3 110.1 108.6 109.1

2021

107.8 108.0 107.5 106.9 104.5 105.0 104.8 102.9 (p)104.4        

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

90.6 90.0 88.8 50.5 57.8 70.2 77.3 78.3 77.8 79.3 77.6 77.0 76.3

2021

74.6 74.4 76.5 78.7 81.9 86.4 89.4 86.6 (p)82.5        

Other Services

2020

34.1 34.2 34.1 27.1 28.9 30.5 31.6 31.9 31.7 31.9 31.8 31.7 31.6

2021

31.5 31.7 31.9 32.0 32.2 32.6 32.6 32.7 (p)32.2        

Government

2020

161.4 163.1 163.9 159.9 157.6 155.4 150.2 152.5 155.7 156.7 156.9 156.6 157.5

2021

154.5 155.0 155.5 155.9 153.8 155.5 151.2 151.9 (p)156.0        

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

2020

863,903 867,378 863,445 850,877 833,672 856,577 864,134 866,734 845,786 839,222 830,051 829,771 850,963

2021

826,704 828,525 832,811 821,669 826,534 839,578 844,741 (p)829,839          

Employment

2020

837,609 843,633 837,288 745,735 752,071 771,343 782,387 794,764 781,736 784,002 778,348 775,820 790,395

2021

772,987 777,704 784,641 784,221 787,785 797,198 806,338 (p)793,362          

Unemployment

2020

26,294 23,745 26,157 105,142 81,601 85,234 81,747 71,970 64,050 55,220 51,703 53,951 60,568

2021

53,717 50,821 48,170 37,448 38,749 42,380 38,403 (p)36,477          

Unemployment Rate

2020

3.0 2.7 3.0 12.4 9.8 10.0 9.5 8.3 7.6 6.6 6.2 6.5 7.1

2021

6.5 6.1 5.8 4.6 4.7 5.0 4.5 (p)4.4          

Footnotes
(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.