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Northern Virginia, 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
Northern Virginia, Va.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2020

1,519.2 1,522.2 1,519.6 1,353.7 1,365.8 1,403.8 1,408.8 1,435.0 1,442.6 1,456.5 1,467.2 1,459.7 1,446.2

2021

1,444.0 1,443.8 1,452.0 1,467.1 (p)1,473.8                

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2020

78.8 79.1 79.4 76.6 77.8 79.1 79.4 79.7 79.4 81.0 81.0 82.3 79.5

2021

79.6 78.0 81.1 82.0 (p)83.0                

Manufacturing

2020

27.0 27.2 27.1 24.4 24.8 25.9 26.3 26.5 26.7 27.0 26.9 27.2 26.4

2021

26.9 27.0 27.2 27.3 (p)27.5                

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

220.4 216.9 216.4 187.6 188.5 199.5 204.7 206.2 206.3 207.8 214.2 218.0 207.2

2021

211.3 206.3 206.5 209.3 (p)208.7                

Information

2020

41.3 41.5 41.6 40.0 40.2 40.4 40.6 40.7 41.0 41.2 40.3 40.2 40.8

2021

40.7 40.2 40.6 41.7 (p)41.6                

Financial Activities

2020

79.2 79.4 79.2 77.0 77.0 77.4 78.0 78.2 77.5 78.0 77.8 78.1 78.1

2021

76.9 77.3 76.8 76.4 (p)76.0                

Professional & Business Services

2020

428.5 429.6 429.3 420.6 421.2 423.3 429.7 430.6 426.3 431.0 430.3 428.3 427.4

2021

425.4 428.1 428.0 432.2 (p)434.0                

Educational & Health Services

2020

176.2 178.0 177.0 151.5 152.7 156.5 158.3 160.8 164.2 167.0 166.5 165.3 164.5

2021

165.0 167.9 167.7 169.0 (p)168.3                

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

144.6 144.5 141.9 72.9 80.2 96.2 108.8 112.2 111.3 113.6 114.2 111.8 112.7

2021

110.7 108.2 111.1 115.2 (p)119.8                

Other Services

2020

77.9 77.9 76.9 61.2 63.7 68.5 70.4 70.8 70.3 69.7 69.5 69.5 70.5

2021

68.8 69.4 69.6 69.8 (p)69.9                

Government

2020

245.3 248.1 250.8 241.9 239.7 237.0 212.6 229.3 239.6 240.2 246.5 239.0 239.2

2021

238.7 241.4 243.4 244.2 (p)245.0                

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Northern Virginia, Va.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2020

(1)1,689,630 (1)1,697,926 (1)1,690,709 (1)1,650,545 (1)1,617,995 (1)1,654,956 (1)1,649,053 (1)1,667,435 (1)1,623,422 (1)1,617,038 (1)1,610,579 (1)1,601,730 (1)1,647,585

2021

1,595,360 1,600,535 1,610,879 (p)1,605,033                  

Employment

2020

(1)1,651,080 (1)1,663,630 (1)1,652,191 (1)1,484,336 (1)1,488,338 (1)1,517,292 (1)1,526,358 (1)1,558,727 (1)1,526,906 (1)1,529,719 (1)1,526,518 (1)1,516,397 (1)1,553,458

2021

1,513,898 1,523,783 1,537,056 (p)1,548,717                  

Unemployment

2020

(1)38,550 (1)34,296 (1)38,518 (1)166,209 (1)129,657 (1)137,664 (1)122,695 (1)108,708 (1)96,516 (1)87,319 (1)84,061 (1)85,333 (1)94,127

2021

81,462 76,752 73,823 (p)56,316                  

Unemployment Rate

2020

(1)2.3 (1)2.0 (1)2.3 (1)10.1 (1)8.0 (1)8.3 (1)7.4 (1)6.5 (1)5.9 (1)5.4 (1)5.2 (1)5.3 (1)5.7

2021

5.1 4.8 4.6 (p)3.5                  

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

Northern Virginia, Va. includes Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren Counties and Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Manassas Park Cities in Virginia.