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West Virginia: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, not seasonally adjusted

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
West Virginia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2022

680.3 686.2 691.3 696.2 708.6 695.1 691.3 693.1 698.6 704.3 709.1 698.8 696.1

2023

685.2 689.3 694.0 698.4 704.3 705.2 702.2 705.3 709.7 714.0 717.3 (p)716.9  

Mining & Logging

2022

19.0 19.2 19.3 19.5 19.7 19.8 20.0 20.2 20.2 20.5 20.5 20.9 19.9

2023

20.5 20.7 21.0 21.5 22.1 22.5 22.5 22.4 22.2 22.2 22.0 (p)21.8  

Construction

2022

29.0 29.4 30.4 31.7 32.4 33.1 32.8 32.8 33.0 34.0 33.2 32.9 32.1

2023

29.1 28.0 28.6 30.6 31.5 32.8 33.2 34.0 34.2 34.9 34.1 (p)34.0  

Manufacturing

2022

45.3 45.5 45.8 46.8 47.2 47.3 46.5 46.2 46.3 46.2 46.1 45.7 46.2

2023

45.4 45.1 45.4 45.4 45.7 45.9 46.1 45.7 45.4 45.3 45.7 (p)45.5  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2022

122.3 122.0 121.9 122.1 121.9 120.8 121.6 121.2 121.8 122.8 123.4 124.7 122.2

2023

121.5 121.1 122.0 122.2 122.5 121.7 121.7 121.3 120.9 121.6 123.4 (p)124.1  

Information

2022

7.5 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.7

2023

7.6 7.7 7.7 8.0 7.8 7.8 7.9 8.0 7.8 7.7 7.8 (p)7.8  

Financial Activities

2022

25.0 25.0 25.2 25.4 25.4 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.5 25.7 25.5 25.4 25.4

2023

25.1 24.8 25.3 25.3 25.6 25.7 25.8 26.2 25.7 25.8 26.1 (p)26.0  

Professional & Business Services

2022

69.9 70.6 71.4 72.5 72.6 72.1 72.5 72.3 72.2 73.0 71.1 69.7 71.7

2023

68.8 69.7 70.7 72.5 72.4 72.9 73.2 72.9 73.3 73.7 73.7 (p)73.2  

Educational & Health Services

2022

126.5 127.3 127.7 127.6 127.6 126.5 126.5 127.1 128.6 129.5 129.4 129.5 127.8

2023

129.4 130.8 130.2 129.3 130.0 129.7 129.9 130.6 131.5 132.3 133.8 (p)134.0  

Leisure & Hospitality

2022

66.2 67.5 68.6 69.6 71.4 72.6 73.1 72.3 70.1 70.0 67.6 66.9 69.7

2023

66.3 66.3 67.7 68.6 71.8 74.3 74.1 72.7 70.2 69.7 68.6 (p)69.3  

Other Services

2022

23.2 23.3 23.8 24.1 24.2 24.0 24.2 24.1 23.7 24.2 24.3 24.5 24.0

2023

24.3 24.7 24.7 24.9 25.0 25.5 25.5 25.9 25.9 26.1 26.4 (p)26.0  

Government

2022

146.4 148.7 149.4 149.1 158.4 145.8 140.8 143.5 149.5 150.7 160.2 150.8 149.4

2023

147.2 150.4 150.7 150.1 149.9 146.4 142.3 145.6 152.6 154.7 155.7 (p)155.2  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

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

Labor Force

2022

776,175 782,675 779,081 783,246 788,108 799,544 792,644 789,158 785,475 787,989 780,781 776,499 785,115

2023

774,274 775,152 775,664 780,798 784,158 798,558 793,974 798,062 796,984 793,622 785,044 (p)783,556  

Employment

2022

740,134 745,460 746,351 754,563 760,720 765,180 760,006 755,373 759,974 761,435 753,990 750,246 754,453

2023

741,685 746,583 747,943 754,033 757,948 767,339 764,067 763,150 766,530 764,125 756,695 (p)752,535  

Unemployment

2022

36,041 37,215 32,730 28,683 27,388 34,364 32,638 33,785 25,501 26,554 26,791 26,253 30,662

2023

32,589 28,569 27,721 26,765 26,210 31,219 29,907 34,912 30,454 29,497 28,349 (p)31,021  

Unemployment Rate

2022

4.6 4.8 4.2 3.7 3.5 4.3 4.1 4.3 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.9

2023

4.2 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.9 3.8 4.4 3.8 3.7 3.6 (p)4.0  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary