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Northern Virginia, VA: 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
Northern Virginia, Va.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2020

1,519.2 1,522.2 1,519.6 1,353.7 1,365.8 1,403.8 1,408.8 1,435.0 1,442.6 1,456.5 1,467.2 1,459.7 1,446.2

2021

1,444.0 1,443.8 1,452.0 1,467.1 1,473.1 1,486.7 1,470.2 1,485.7 1,492.3 (p)1,510.2      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2020

78.8 79.1 79.4 76.6 77.8 79.1 79.4 79.7 79.4 81.0 81.0 82.3 79.5

2021

79.6 78.0 81.1 82.0 83.1 84.2 83.9 83.2 82.3 (p)83.3      

Manufacturing

2020

27.0 27.2 27.1 24.4 24.8 25.9 26.3 26.5 26.7 27.0 26.9 27.2 26.4

2021

26.9 27.0 27.2 27.3 27.5 27.6 27.6 27.5 27.5 (p)27.5      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

220.4 216.9 216.4 187.6 188.5 199.5 204.7 206.2 206.3 207.8 214.2 218.0 207.2

2021

211.3 206.3 206.5 209.3 208.9 211.0 210.5 208.5 208.2 (p)211.0      

Information

2020

41.3 41.5 41.6 40.0 40.2 40.4 40.6 40.7 41.0 41.2 40.3 40.2 40.8

2021

40.7 40.2 40.6 41.7 40.7 41.6 41.5 41.8 41.8 (p)42.1      

Financial Activities

2020

79.2 79.4 79.2 77.0 77.0 77.4 78.0 78.2 77.5 78.0 77.8 78.1 78.1

2021

76.9 77.3 76.8 76.4 76.2 76.2 75.1 75.0 75.7 (p)74.9      

Professional & Business Services

2020

428.5 429.6 429.3 420.6 421.2 423.3 429.7 430.6 426.3 431.0 430.3 428.3 427.4

2021

425.4 428.1 428.0 432.2 434.8 437.7 441.5 442.7 443.2 (p)450.3      

Educational & Health Services

2020

176.2 178.0 177.0 151.5 152.7 156.5 158.3 160.8 164.2 167.0 166.5 165.3 164.5

2021

165.0 167.9 167.7 169.0 168.6 165.2 165.9 167.0 172.3 (p)172.3      

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

144.6 144.5 141.9 72.9 80.2 96.2 108.8 112.2 111.3 113.6 114.2 111.8 112.7

2021

110.7 108.2 111.1 115.2 118.7 124.3 130.5 131.2 125.4 (p)128.4      

Other Services

2020

77.9 77.9 76.9 61.2 63.7 68.5 70.4 70.8 70.3 69.7 69.5 69.5 70.5

2021

68.8 69.4 69.6 69.8 70.0 71.5 72.0 72.9 71.6 (p)71.9      

Government

2020

245.3 248.1 250.8 241.9 239.7 237.0 212.6 229.3 239.6 240.2 246.5 239.0 239.2

2021

238.7 241.4 243.4 244.2 244.6 247.4 221.7 235.9 244.3 (p)248.5      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Northern Virginia, Va.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2020

1,689,630 1,697,926 1,690,709 1,650,545 1,617,995 1,654,956 1,649,053 1,667,435 1,623,422 1,617,038 1,610,579 1,601,730 1,647,585

2021

1,595,360 1,600,535 1,610,879 1,603,612 1,616,234 1,633,843 1,640,027 1,627,293 (p)1,602,473        

Employment

2020

1,651,080 1,663,630 1,652,191 1,484,336 1,488,338 1,517,292 1,526,358 1,558,727 1,526,906 1,529,719 1,526,518 1,516,397 1,553,458

2021

1,513,898 1,523,783 1,537,056 1,546,696 1,556,868 1,567,664 1,579,054 1,571,736 (p)1,558,670        

Unemployment

2020

38,550 34,296 38,518 166,209 129,657 137,664 122,695 108,708 96,516 87,319 84,061 85,333 94,127

2021

81,462 76,752 73,823 56,916 59,366 66,179 60,973 55,557 (p)43,803        

Unemployment Rate

2020

2.3 2.0 2.3 10.1 8.0 8.3 7.4 6.5 5.9 5.4 5.2 5.3 5.7

2021

5.1 4.8 4.6 3.5 3.7 4.1 3.7 3.4 (p)2.7        

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Northern Virginia, Va. includes 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.