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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

2020

720.6 718.7 714.1 617.7 630.5 665.2 664.2 665.9 670.8 673.0 675.1 671.9

2021

676.3 679.7 682.1 684.9 682.3 687.7 690.2 691.8 690.3 (p)691.3    

Mining & Logging

2020

20.5 19.9 19.6 17.3 17.3 17.4 16.4 16.5 18.3 18.2 18.1 17.6

2021

18.3 19.0 19.3 20.1 19.9 19.8 20.2 19.2 19.9 (p)19.9    

Construction

2020

33.2 33.4 33.2 26.5 27.9 28.4 28.0 27.7 27.7 30.3 30.1 30.6

2021

30.4 30.7 30.7 30.4 30.2 29.9 30.1 30.0 30.8 (p)31.5    

Manufacturing

2020

46.8 46.9 46.6 43.2 42.9 43.5 43.6 43.8 43.8 44.3 44.4 44.5

2021

44.4 44.3 44.6 45.2 45.1 45.8 46.2 45.8 45.4 (p)45.6    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

126.5 125.6 124.8 110.8 114.6 119.8 120.5 120.9 121.3 121.2 120.6 120.3

2021

122.1 122.2 122.9 122.3 122.1 122.8 122.6 121.8 122.9 (p)124.3    

Information

2020

8.0 7.9 7.9 7.1 7.0 7.1 7.1 6.9 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2

2021

7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.1 7.2 7.1 (p)7.0    

Financial Activities

2020

29.8 29.9 29.8 28.7 28.8 29.0 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.2 29.5 29.3

2021

28.7 28.2 28.9 29.1 29.2 29.5 29.8 29.7 29.5 (p)28.9    

Professional & Business Services

2020

68.7 68.9 68.7 62.8 63.8 64.3 63.8 64.2 64.3 65.3 65.4 65.7

2021

66.5 66.6 66.8 67.0 67.6 66.5 67.0 67.3 66.9 (p)66.8    

Educational & Health Services

2020

132.4 133.0 132.7 120.5 122.2 125.1 128.0 127.7 127.8 127.1 127.7 127.6

2021

128.3 128.0 128.4 128.4 128.4 128.9 129.3 129.7 128.3 (p)127.7    

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

74.8 75.1 72.6 38.8 44.6 56.5 61.1 61.0 62.8 62.4 64.1 62.2

2021

62.8 64.0 64.9 66.1 68.0 66.7 67.2 69.2 68.1 (p)69.5    

Other Services

2020

24.0 23.8 23.6 18.3 19.9 20.9 21.3 21.4 21.4 21.5 21.3 21.5

2021

21.6 21.5 21.1 21.4 21.4 21.6 21.7 21.7 21.6 (p)21.6    

Government

2020

155.9 154.3 154.6 143.7 141.5 153.2 145.4 146.7 147.0 146.3 146.7 145.4

2021

146.0 148.0 147.3 147.7 143.1 148.9 149.0 150.2 149.8 (p)148.5    

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

2020

805,300 805,704 805,737 768,185 780,907 784,625 787,392 789,505 791,421 793,305 795,116 796,614

2021

796,469 796,069 795,672 795,963 794,662 793,498 793,063 792,740 793,074 (p)791,930    

Employment

2020

764,995 764,274 763,051 648,712 688,146 701,850 713,138 722,126 729,098 734,518 739,079 742,916

2021

744,865 746,406 748,390 750,072 750,924 751,472 753,130 754,619 756,412 (p)757,589    

Unemployment

2020

40,305 41,430 42,686 119,473 92,761 82,775 74,254 67,379 62,323 58,787 56,037 53,698

2021

51,604 49,663 47,282 45,891 43,738 42,026 39,933 38,121 36,662 (p)34,341    

Unemployment Rate

2020

5.0 5.1 5.3 15.6 11.9 10.5 9.4 8.5 7.9 7.4 7.0 6.7

2021

6.5 6.2 5.9 5.8 5.5 5.3 5.0 4.8 4.6 (p)4.3    

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary