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

2016

1,409.5 1,410.5 1,417.9 1,437.9 1,445.8 1,457.3 1,444.2 1,445.0 1,445.8 1,454.8 1,456.5 1,456.1 1,440.1

2017

1,437.0 1,444.3 1,447.5 1,458.8 1,465.9 (p)1,476.4              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2016

68.3 67.8 69.5 71.8 72.5 73.5 72.9 73.1 73.0 72.8 71.6 70.6 71.5

2017

70.5 70.2 72.0 74.4 75.0 (p)75.4              

Manufacturing

2016

25.1 25.2 25.5 25.7 26.0 26.0 26.3 26.2 25.9 26.0 26.0 26.0 25.8

2017

25.7 25.7 25.9 25.9 26.0 (p)26.0              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

212.3 209.5 210.2 211.6 213.7 215.1 215.1 215.2 213.1 216.5 220.1 222.6 214.6

2017

213.5 211.4 211.7 213.0 215.5 (p)217.1              

Information

2016

39.8 39.9 39.3 39.5 38.9 39.7 39.6 39.6 39.3 38.3 36.8 36.4 38.9

2017

36.3 36.7 36.3 35.8 35.7 (p)36.3              

Financial Activities

2016

71.6 71.8 72.0 72.5 72.9 73.6 74.3 74.5 73.8 73.3 73.7 73.3 73.1

2017

72.8 73.5 73.7 73.9 74.8 (p)75.9              

Professional & Business Services

2016

385.6 386.7 387.1 394.6 395.2 397.9 398.7 400.3 396.1 399.9 398.6 400.4 395.1

2017

397.8 400.9 401.9 405.0 407.0 (p)406.0              

Educational & Health Services

2016

159.2 160.2 160.7 162.8 161.5 160.6 160.8 162.4 164.9 165.7 165.0 164.3 162.3

2017

165.5 167.5 167.0 168.8 166.4 (p)167.1              

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

136.8 136.9 139.2 143.4 147.8 152.8 153.0 152.1 146.0 144.8 143.7 143.9 145.0

2017

139.8 141.1 142.9 144.6 146.9 (p)152.7              

Other Services

2016

76.2 76.6 77.1 77.8 78.2 79.0 79.3 79.1 78.4 77.9 79.2 79.3 78.2

2017

77.2 77.4 77.1 77.2 77.6 (p)80.0              

Government

2016

234.6 235.9 237.3 238.2 239.1 239.1 224.2 222.5 235.3 239.6 241.8 239.3 235.6

2017

237.9 239.9 239.0 240.2 241.0 (p)239.9              

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

2016

(r)1,565,977 (r)1,572,697 (r)1,581,798 (r)1,578,507 (r)1,588,813 (r)1,594,379 (r)1,603,778 (r)1,586,021 (r)1,586,723 (r)1,596,180 (r)1,595,484 (r)1,590,636 (r)1,586,749

2017

1,599,435 1,609,510 1,617,806 1,619,629 (p)1,628,549                

Employment

2016

(r)1,513,058 (r)1,520,575 (r)1,529,679 (r)1,532,980 (r)1,539,795 (r)1,540,084 (r)1,549,113 (r)1,530,905 (r)1,531,543 (r)1,542,246 (r)1,545,960 (r)1,541,511 (r)1,534,787

2017

1,545,461 1,557,135 1,567,221 1,571,416 (p)1,575,926                

Unemployment

2016

(r)52,919 (r)52,122 (r)52,119 (r)45,527 (r)49,018 (r)54,295 (r)54,665 (r)55,116 (r)55,180 (r)53,934 (r)49,524 (r)49,125 (r)51,962

2017

53,974 52,375 50,585 48,213 (p)52,623                

Unemployment Rate

2016

(r)3.4 (r)3.3 (r)3.3 (r)2.9 (r)3.1 (r)3.4 (r)3.4 (r)3.5 (r)3.5 (r)3.4 (r)3.1 (r)3.1 (r)3.3

2017

3.4 3.3 3.1 3.0 (p)3.2                

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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.