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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

642.6 641.9 643.0 644.1 644.2 651.4 655.0 652.4 648.1 (p)653.7      

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 40.2 41.8 41.1 40.4 (p)40.2      

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 30.6 30.6 30.6 30.4 (p)29.9      

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

123.5 121.8 121.2 121.1 122.6 123.9 123.4 123.0 122.9 (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 6.1 6.2 6.0 6.0 (p)6.3      

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 52.8 53.2 53.8 52.1 (p)52.1      

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

108.1 107.5 107.0 107.5 107.6 108.4 109.1 108.4 108.7 (p)109.8      

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 97.6 96.4 96.4 97.7 (p)98.8      

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 56.9 59.8 58.4 54.8 (p)56.3      

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 28.8 28.9 29.3 29.0 (p)29.1      

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

106.9 108.6 108.7 109.0 106.2 106.1 105.6 105.4 106.1 (p)107.6      

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

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

2021

653,124 653,875 655,521 645,821 648,185 657,077 666,233 655,414 (p)642,916        

Employment

2020

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

2021

613,242 615,806 619,265 617,722 619,183 625,176 637,330 628,556 (p)619,753        

Unemployment

2020

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

2021

39,882 38,069 36,256 28,099 29,002 31,901 28,903 26,858 (p)23,163        

Unemployment Rate

2020

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

2021

6.1 5.8 5.5 4.4 4.5 4.9 4.3 4.1 (p)3.6        

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.