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Roanoke, 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
Roanoke, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2023

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

2024

(p)100                        

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2023

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

2024

(p)100                        

Manufacturing

2023

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

2024

(p)100                        

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2023

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

2024

(p)100                        

Information

2023

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

2024

(p)100                        

Financial Activities

2023

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

2024

(p)100                        

Professional & Business Services

2023

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

2024

(p)100                        

Educational & Health Services

2023

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

2024

(p)100                        

Leisure & Hospitality

2023

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

2024

(p)100                        

Other Services

2023

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

2024

(p)100                        

Government

2023

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

2024

(p)100                        

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Roanoke, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2023

161,216 162,836 164,394 163,736 165,829 165,343 165,439 164,580 164,761 164,751 164,585 (p)163,363  

2024

163,881 (p)164,308                      

Employment

2023

155,940 158,049 159,746 159,749 161,405 160,614 160,991 159,537 159,888 159,902 159,838 (p)158,928  

2024

159,400 (p)159,550                      

Unemployment

2023

5,276 4,787 4,648 3,987 4,424 4,729 4,448 5,043 4,873 4,849 4,747 (p)4,435  

2024

4,481 (p)4,758                      

Unemployment Rate

2023

3.3 2.9 2.8 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.7 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.9 (p)2.7  

2024

2.7 (p)2.9                      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

The Roanoke, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke Counties and Roanoke and Salem Cities in Virginia.