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

2016

653.1 655.1 657.8 664.6 664.5 667.7 663.8 664.1 667.3 672.3 671.7 669.7 664.3

2017

657.9 661.3 665.2 671.0 675.9 (p)682.3              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2016

35.2 35.3 35.7 36.6 37.0 37.4 37.7 37.6 37.8 36.7 36.6 36.9 36.7

2017

36.4 37.4 38.1 37.9 38.0 (p)39.8              

Manufacturing

2016

31.1 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.5 31.7 31.8 31.8 31.7 31.7 31.7 31.8 31.6

2017

31.6 31.6 31.6 31.5 31.6 (p)31.6              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

121.1 120.2 120.5 121.3 121.7 122.2 122.0 122.5 121.5 122.6 124.3 124.8 122.1

2017

121.8 120.2 120.0 120.7 121.6 (p)122.8              

Information

2016

7.2 7.3 7.2 7.5 6.7 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.4

2017

7.3 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 (p)7.3              

Financial Activities

2016

49.8 49.8 49.8 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.3 50.6 50.2 50.7 49.8 50.3 50.2

2017

50.1 49.7 50.0 50.1 50.4 (p)50.9              

Professional & Business Services

2016

111.8 111.0 110.6 112.1 112.3 112.2 111.3 111.2 112.8 113.8 113.0 110.9 111.9

2017

108.3 109.0 110.1 112.3 114.4 (p)114.5              

Educational & Health Services

2016

96.9 97.4 97.3 98.0 97.2 96.3 97.0 97.8 99.9 101.3 101.8 101.4 98.5

2017

99.9 101.2 101.0 102.1 102.0 (p)101.2              

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

58.7 59.7 61.6 63.4 65.5 67.1 66.9 66.4 64.1 64.3 62.6 61.4 63.5

2017

59.7 60.6 62.0 63.5 66.2 (p)68.6              

Other Services

2016

31.2 31.3 31.5 31.7 31.8 32.1 32.5 32.5 32.0 32.3 32.2 31.9 31.9

2017

30.8 31.2 31.6 31.2 31.2 (p)31.9              

Government

2016

110.1 111.8 112.2 112.3 110.5 110.8 106.9 106.3 109.7 111.4 112.2 112.9 110.6

2017

112.0 113.0 113.5 114.4 113.2 (p)113.7              

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

2016

(r)655,750 (r)659,532 (r)662,840 (r)660,492 (r)662,657 (r)665,575 (r)670,016 (r)664,357 (r)664,154 (r)667,386 (r)665,307 (r)662,447 (r)663,376

2017

663,918 667,606 672,845 675,787 (p)680,313                

Employment

2016

(r)627,814 (r)632,173 (r)635,812 (r)635,862 (r)637,143 (r)636,754 (r)640,782 (r)634,921 (r)635,455 (r)640,148 (r)639,415 (r)636,533 (r)636,068

2017

635,726 640,286 646,717 650,258 (p)653,852                

Unemployment

2016

(r)27,936 (r)27,359 (r)27,028 (r)24,630 (r)25,514 (r)28,821 (r)29,234 (r)29,436 (r)28,699 (r)27,238 (r)25,892 (r)25,914 (r)27,308

2017

28,192 27,320 26,128 25,529 (p)26,461                

Unemployment Rate

2016

(r)4.3 (r)4.1 (r)4.1 (r)3.7 (r)3.9 (r)4.3 (r)4.4 (r)4.4 (r)4.3 (r)4.1 (r)3.9 (r)3.9 (r)4.1

2017

4.2 4.1 3.9 3.8 (p)3.9                

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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.