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West Virginia: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, seasonally adjusted

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
West Virginia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Total Nonfarm

2019

724.5 723.4 722.6 722.8 722.2 721.5 719.0 720.0 716.8 717.9 715.3 712.3

2020

714.9 711.4 709.5 617.5 631.5 (p)665.2            

Mining & Logging

2019

23.1 23.1 23.0 22.9 22.8 22.7 22.6 22.4 22.1 22.1 21.4 20.9

2020

21.1 21.0 20.9 20.6 20.4 (p)20.6            

Construction

2019

39.1 37.7 37.2 36.9 37.1 37.2 35.9 35.0 34.0 34.8 34.6 33.2

2020

33.7 33.1 32.9 29.1 31.5 (p)31.8            

Manufacturing

2019

47.5 47.5 47.3 47.3 47.2 47.1 46.9 46.7 46.6 46.6 46.6 46.4

2020

46.3 46.3 46.3 43.8 45.0 (p)45.7            

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2019

129.5 128.9 128.6 128.2 127.9 127.1 127.4 126.9 126.5 127.4 127.2 127.0

2020

126.5 125.7 125.3 111.2 113.7 (p)118.0            

Information

2019

8.2 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.2 8.0 8.0

2020

7.9 7.9 7.6 7.3 7.2 (p)7.1            

Financial Activities

2019

29.2 29.2 29.1 29.2 29.2 29.2 29.2 29.3 29.2 28.9 29.5 29.0

2020

29.3 29.3 29.3 26.9 27.0 (p)26.2            

Professional & Business Services

2019

68.7 69.0 69.1 69.3 69.1 69.3 69.4 69.4 69.4 70.0 68.7 69.2

2020

69.4 68.5 68.2 63.1 62.6 (p)63.5            

Educational & Health Services

2019

128.6 128.7 129.0 129.1 129.2 129.2 129.3 129.5 129.1 129.0 129.1 128.8

2020

129.0 129.5 129.0 117.1 119.3 (p)123.0            

Leisure & Hospitality

2019

74.9 75.2 75.2 75.5 75.1 74.9 75.1 75.1 75.1 74.7 74.3 74.4

2020

74.7 74.6 73.7 35.4 44.2 (p)56.1            

Other Services

2019

24.3 24.3 24.5 24.5 24.7 24.7 24.1 24.2 24.1 24.1 24.1 23.9

2020

23.8 23.8 24.0 20.4 21.0 (p)22.6            

Government

2019

151.4 151.7 151.5 151.8 151.8 152.1 151.1 153.5 152.7 152.1 151.8 151.5

2020

153.2 151.7 152.3 142.6 139.6 (p)150.6            

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(seasonally adjusted data)

West Virginia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Labor Force

2019

(r)790,389 (r)790,807 (r)791,185 (r)791,876 (r)793,046 (r)794,739 (r)797,083 (r)799,495 (r)801,633 (r)803,070 (r)803,129 (r)802,879

2020

804,830 806,570 823,300 776,722 780,029 (p)764,254            

Employment

2019

(r)751,807 (r)752,664 (r)753,421 (r)754,352 (r)755,562 (r)757,007 (r)758,718 (r)760,287 (r)761,592 (r)762,385 (r)762,335 (r)762,154

2020

764,293 766,827 773,588 652,883 679,272 (p)684,835            

Unemployment

2019

(r)38,582 (r)38,143 (r)37,764 (r)37,524 (r)37,484 (r)37,732 (r)38,365 (r)39,208 (r)40,041 (r)40,685 (r)40,794 (r)40,725

2020

40,537 39,743 49,712 123,839 100,757 (p)79,419            

Unemployment Rate

2019

(r)4.9 (r)4.8 (r)4.8 (r)4.7 (r)4.7 (r)4.7 (r)4.8 (r)4.9 (r)5.0 (r)5.1 (r)5.1 (r)5.1

2020

5.0 4.9 6.0 15.9 12.9 (p)10.4            

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised