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

Total Nonfarm

2020

108.5 108.3 107.5 94.7 96.4 101.6 99.4 100.4 100.9 101.6 102.8 102.0 102.0

2021

100.3 100.7 101.6 101.8 (p)102.4                

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2020

6.5 6.2 6.2 5.0 5.6 5.7 5.4 5.6 5.9 6.0 5.7 5.6 5.8

2021

5.3 5.3 5.5 5.4 (p)5.5                

Manufacturing

2020

3.2 3.1 3.2 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0

2021

3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 (p)3.0                

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

17.6 17.4 17.2 15.0 15.6 16.4 16.4 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.8 16.8 16.6

2021

16.3 16.2 16.4 16.4 (p)16.5                

Information

2020

1.5 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4

2021

1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 (p)1.4                

Financial Activities

2020

7.0 6.9 6.9 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.7

2021

6.5 6.4 6.4 6.5 (p)6.6                

Professional & Business Services

2020

13.3 13.5 13.4 12.4 12.4 12.8 12.5 12.6 12.4 12.6 12.8 12.7 12.8

2021

12.6 12.8 12.8 12.7 (p)12.6                

Educational & Health Services

2020

21.3 21.6 21.3 19.5 19.6 20.2 20.3 20.6 20.7 21.0 21.4 21.1 20.7

2021

21.2 21.1 21.2 21.1 (p)21.3                

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

9.7 9.8 9.5 5.1 5.9 7.9 8.1 7.9 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.7 8.0

2021

7.5 7.6 7.8 8.1 (p)8.5                

Other Services

2020

3.9 3.9 3.8 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6

2021

3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 (p)3.6                

Government

2020

24.5 24.4 24.5 23.6 22.9 23.9 22.2 22.6 22.8 23.0 23.6 23.5 23.5

2021

22.9 23.3 23.5 23.6 (p)23.4                

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

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

Labor Force

2020

(1)94,234 (1)94,633 (1)93,189 (1)92,281 (1)94,010 (1)94,963 (1)93,777 (1)93,536 (1)92,727 (1)92,484 (1)92,789 (1)92,444 (1)93,422

2021

91,716 92,605 91,884 (p)93,612                  

Employment

2020

(1)89,200 (1)89,535 (1)87,706 (1)76,310 (1)81,178 (1)84,280 (1)83,777 (1)84,568 (1)84,821 (1)85,716 (1)85,998 (1)85,404 (1)84,874

2021

84,881 85,947 85,950 (p)87,725                  

Unemployment

2020

(1)5,034 (1)5,098 (1)5,483 (1)15,971 (1)12,832 (1)10,683 (1)10,000 (1)8,968 (1)7,906 (1)6,768 (1)6,791 (1)7,040 (1)8,548

2021

6,835 6,658 5,934 (p)5,887                  

Unemployment Rate

2020

(1)5.3 (1)5.4 (1)5.9 (1)17.3 (1)13.6 (1)11.2 (1)10.7 (1)9.6 (1)8.5 (1)7.3 (1)7.3 (1)7.6 (1)9.1

2021

7.5 7.2 6.5 (p)6.3                  

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

The Charleston, W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam Counties in West Virginia.