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Richmond, 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
Richmond, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2019

676.4 679.0 680.4 684.9 685.9 691.7 686.7 686.3 684.7 689.8 697.9 696.2 686.7

2020

686.3 690.2 684.2 620.1 625.1 (p)636.9              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2019

38.8 38.9 39.5 39.7 40.2 40.3 40.9 41.0 40.7 41.0 41.2 41.1 40.3

2020

41.2 41.3 41.3 40.2 39.7 (p)41.0              

Manufacturing

2019

31.9 32.0 31.8 32.0 32.1 32.2 31.8 31.5 31.4 31.2 31.2 31.2 31.7

2020

30.8 30.9 30.9 29.8 29.8 (p)30.1              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2019

122.0 120.5 120.5 120.7 121.6 122.0 121.6 121.7 121.0 121.2 123.2 125.2 121.8

2020

120.8 119.7 120.2 110.0 111.3 (p)115.5              

Information

2019

6.8 7.0 6.9 6.8 7.3 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0

2020

7.0 7.1 7.0 6.7 6.6 (p)6.6              

Financial Activities

2019

51.8 52.0 52.0 52.3 52.8 53.6 53.7 53.5 53.2 53.1 54.1 53.3 53.0

2020

54.5 55.8 55.0 54.4 54.9 (p)55.3              

Professional & Business Services

2019

116.9 116.3 115.9 118.0 118.6 119.6 118.3 119.1 118.8 119.7 122.4 122.0 118.8

2020

119.6 121.7 117.8 110.2 113.8 (p)113.7              

Educational & Health Services

2019

101.6 102.8 102.7 102.6 100.7 100.7 99.7 100.3 101.2 102.3 103.7 102.8 101.8

2020

101.9 102.3 100.6 88.8 91.0 (p)90.2              

Leisure & Hospitality

2019

63.0 63.6 64.9 66.8 68.3 71.1 70.8 70.0 66.6 67.0 66.6 65.6 67.0

2020

64.3 64.1 63.7 39.1 45.1 (p)51.2              

Other Services

2019

31.7 32.0 32.3 32.3 32.5 32.9 33.2 33.0 32.5 32.6 32.6 32.5 32.5

2020

32.2 32.4 32.6 28.8 29.0 (p)29.3              

Government

2019

111.9 113.9 113.9 113.7 111.8 112.3 109.7 109.1 112.3 114.6 115.8 115.4 112.9

2020

114.0 114.9 115.1 112.1 103.9 (p)104.0              

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Richmond, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2019

(1)680,545 (1)684,023 (1)685,554 (1)682,818 (1)685,796 (1)690,643 (1)697,236 (1)690,208 (1)688,763 (1)693,242 (1)693,533 (1)692,884 (1)688,770

2020

697,526 702,349 694,676 672,848 674,282 (p)679,821              

Employment

2019

(1)656,638 (1)661,675 (1)664,134 (1)665,247 (1)666,431 (1)669,276 (1)675,293 (1)668,421 (1)669,753 (1)674,556 (1)675,550 (1)675,329 (1)668,525

2020

675,842 682,544 670,927 597,562 610,991 (p)616,965              

Unemployment

2019

(1)23,907 (1)22,348 (1)21,420 (1)17,571 (1)19,365 (1)21,367 (1)21,943 (1)21,787 (1)19,010 (1)18,686 (1)17,983 (1)17,555 (1)20,245

2020

21,684 19,805 23,749 75,286 63,291 (p)62,856              

Unemployment Rate

2019

(1)3.5 (1)3.3 (1)3.1 (1)2.6 (1)2.8 (1)3.1 (1)3.1 (1)3.2 (1)2.8 (1)2.7 (1)2.6 (1)2.5 (1)2.9

2020

3.1 2.8 3.4 11.2 9.4 (p)9.2              

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

The Richmond, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King and Queen, King William, Louisa, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, and Sussex Counties and Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond Cities in Virginia.