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

657.9 661.3 665.2 671.0 675.9 683.1 681.7 679.7 679.7 682.9 (p)681.4    

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 39.8 40.6 39.9 40.0 40.4 (p)40.6    

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 31.7 31.5 31.5 31.5 31.4 (p)31.3    

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

121.8 120.2 120.0 120.7 121.6 122.5 122.5 121.4 121.0 121.9 (p)123.0    

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 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.2 (p)7.2    

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 50.6 50.5 51.1 51.0 51.4 (p)50.8    

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

108.3 109.0 110.1 112.3 114.4 115.4 117.1 114.9 114.4 114.5 (p)112.9    

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

99.9 101.2 101.0 102.1 102.0 101.4 101.1 103.2 104.1 104.7 (p)103.3    

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 68.4 68.6 68.6 65.3 64.4 (p)64.1    

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 31.9 31.5 31.5 31.6 31.5 (p)31.8    

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

112.0 113.0 113.5 114.4 113.2 114.1 111.1 110.4 113.7 115.5 (p)116.4    

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

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

2017

663,918 667,606 672,845 675,787 680,302 688,464 695,594 686,510 686,543 680,716 (p)674,611    

Employment

2016

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

2017

635,726 640,286 646,717 650,258 653,897 661,046 668,265 659,376 660,767 655,701 (p)648,780    

Unemployment

2016

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

2017

28,192 27,320 26,128 25,529 26,405 27,418 27,329 27,134 25,776 25,015 (p)25,831    

Unemployment Rate

2016

4.3 4.1 4.1 3.7 3.9 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.1 3.9 3.9 4.1

2017

4.2 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.9 4.0 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.7 (p)3.8    

Footnotes
(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.