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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

2020

686.5 686.2 684.0 613.4 617.2 630.7 641.0 647.2 648.2 652.6 657.5 654.3 651.6

2021

642.6 641.9 643.0 644.1 644.2 (p)652.7              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2020

39.5 39.8 40.2 38.4 39.2 39.7 39.6 39.9 39.9 40.4 39.6 40.1 39.7

2021

39.1 38.9 39.4 39.3 38.9 (p)40.0              

Manufacturing

2020

31.7 31.7 31.8 30.4 30.3 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.4 30.1 30.1 30.4 30.7

2021

29.9 30.0 30.3 30.8 30.7 (p)30.7              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

122.0 121.0 120.7 110.0 112.4 116.9 120.0 120.9 121.8 123.7 125.9 127.6 120.2

2021

123.5 121.8 121.2 121.1 122.6 (p)123.6              

Information

2020

7.0 6.9 7.0 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.3 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.0 6.1 6.4

2021

6.1 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.0 (p)6.2              

Financial Activities

2020

53.9 54.1 53.7 53.2 53.2 53.1 53.2 53.4 53.2 52.8 53.2 52.8 53.3

2021

53.2 53.1 52.3 52.6 52.5 (p)52.7              

Professional & Business Services

2020

119.8 117.9 117.4 112.4 113.1 112.7 112.4 112.5 111.6 112.0 114.4 112.8 114.1

2021

108.1 107.5 107.0 107.5 107.6 (p)108.3              

Educational & Health Services

2020

103.2 103.5 102.8 91.0 92.6 93.5 94.5 95.6 96.7 97.6 97.9 96.6 97.1

2021

96.7 96.6 97.0 95.7 95.3 (p)99.0              

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

65.9 66.2 65.4 35.8 37.5 44.9 51.5 52.8 52.2 53.4 53.2 52.3 52.6

2021

51.3 51.3 52.9 53.8 56.0 (p)57.4              

Other Services

2020

30.7 30.9 30.6 24.8 25.8 27.2 28.1 28.3 28.2 28.2 28.2 28.0 28.3

2021

27.8 28.0 28.2 28.3 28.4 (p)28.8              

Government

2020

112.8 114.2 114.4 111.1 106.8 106.2 105.0 107.2 108.0 108.2 109.0 107.6 109.2

2021

106.9 108.6 108.7 109.0 106.2 (p)106.0              

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

2020

(1)694,552 (1)695,699 (1)692,545 (1)684,792 (1)667,979 (1)683,177 (1)688,706 (1)691,548 (1)671,351 (1)664,740 (1)661,886 (1)658,975 (1)679,662

2021

653,124 653,875 655,521 645,821 (p)647,847                

Employment

2020

(1)674,635 (1)677,720 (1)672,680 (1)606,422 (1)607,362 (1)617,618 (1)627,458 (1)637,866 (1)623,339 (1)622,750 (1)622,380 (1)618,135 (1)634,030

2021

613,242 615,806 619,265 617,722 (p)618,724                

Unemployment

2020

(1)19,917 (1)17,979 (1)19,865 (1)78,370 (1)60,617 (1)65,559 (1)61,248 (1)53,682 (1)48,012 (1)41,990 (1)39,506 (1)40,840 (1)45,632

2021

39,882 38,069 36,256 28,099 (p)29,123                

Unemployment Rate

2020

(1)2.9 (1)2.6 (1)2.9 (1)11.4 (1)9.1 (1)9.6 (1)8.9 (1)7.8 (1)7.2 (1)6.3 (1)6.0 (1)6.2 (1)6.7

2021

6.1 5.8 5.5 4.4 (p)4.5                

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 16, 2021.
(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.