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Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC: 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
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2020

792.0 793.7 791.9 701.4 711.1 733.5 743.0 750.5 755.2 764.0 764.6 763.4 755.4

2021

753.0 753.5 757.3 760.6 (p)761.4                

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2020

38.8 39.1 39.2 37.7 38.4 39.1 39.3 39.5 39.2 39.9 40.6 40.1 39.2

2021

40.4 40.1 39.0 39.7 (p)39.4                

Manufacturing

2020

59.0 58.9 59.0 55.4 54.0 56.0 56.0 56.9 57.1 56.8 56.4 56.6 56.8

2021

56.8 56.6 56.4 55.9 (p)55.9                

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

129.3 127.4 126.9 114.4 116.2 121.4 124.1 125.1 125.8 129.1 130.6 131.5 125.2

2021

127.9 128.2 127.9 129.5 (p)130.4                

Information

2020

10.2 10.1 10.3 9.2 9.1 9.0 9.0 8.9 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.4

2021

9.1 9.1 9.1 9.2 (p)9.1                

Financial Activities

2020

39.2 39.2 39.4 37.9 38.0 38.6 39.1 39.1 38.6 38.3 38.4 38.8 38.7

2021

38.1 38.1 38.4 38.5 (p)38.5                

Professional & Business Services

2020

114.7 116.1 115.2 106.1 106.9 107.8 110.2 111.2 111.6 112.4 113.0 113.3 111.5

2021

112.3 112.3 115.1 114.3 (p)115.9                

Educational & Health Services

2020

114.7 115.6 115.1 103.2 104.2 105.5 106.2 107.1 108.4 110.3 110.1 108.6 109.1

2021

107.8 108.0 107.5 106.9 (p)104.4                

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

90.6 90.0 88.8 50.5 57.8 70.2 77.3 78.3 77.8 79.3 77.6 77.0 76.3

2021

74.6 74.4 76.5 78.7 (p)81.8                

Other Services

2020

34.1 34.2 34.1 27.1 28.9 30.5 31.6 31.9 31.7 31.9 31.8 31.7 31.6

2021

31.5 31.7 31.9 32.0 (p)32.2                

Government

2020

161.4 163.1 163.9 159.9 157.6 155.4 150.2 152.5 155.7 156.7 156.9 156.6 157.5

2021

154.5 155.0 155.5 155.9 (p)153.8                

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C.Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2020

(1)863,903 (1)867,378 (1)863,445 (1)850,877 (1)833,672 (1)856,577 (1)864,134 (1)866,734 (1)845,786 (1)839,222 (1)830,051 (1)829,771 (1)850,963

2021

826,704 828,525 832,811 (p)822,552                  

Employment

2020

(1)837,609 (1)843,633 (1)837,288 (1)745,735 (1)752,071 (1)771,343 (1)782,387 (1)794,764 (1)781,736 (1)784,002 (1)778,348 (1)775,820 (1)790,395

2021

772,987 777,704 784,641 (p)784,931                  

Unemployment

2020

(1)26,294 (1)23,745 (1)26,157 (1)105,142 (1)81,601 (1)85,234 (1)81,747 (1)71,970 (1)64,050 (1)55,220 (1)51,703 (1)53,951 (1)60,568

2021

53,717 50,821 48,170 (p)37,621                  

Unemployment Rate

2020

(1)3.0 (1)2.7 (1)3.0 (1)12.4 (1)9.8 (1)10.0 (1)9.5 (1)8.3 (1)7.6 (1)6.6 (1)6.2 (1)6.5 (1)7.1

2021

6.5 6.1 5.8 (p)4.6                  

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

The Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Gloucester, Isle of Wright, James City, Mathews, Surry, and York Counties and Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg Cities in Virginia; and Currituck County in North Carolina.