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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area: 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2020

3,335.9 3,352.8 3,336.0 2,965.1 2,979.9 3,038.3 3,077.8 3,103.2 3,125.5 3,158.1 3,173.3 3,165.6 3,151.0

2021

3,115.9 3,125.0 3,144.3 3,175.3 (p)3,187.0                

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2020

162.7 162.8 163.3 153.2 156.7 160.3 161.9 162.0 161.5 162.9 162.8 162.5 161.1

2021

158.7 156.4 158.7 159.8 (p)160.7                

Manufacturing

2020

56.2 56.3 55.9 51.2 51.9 53.5 53.9 54.3 54.4 54.2 54.3 54.8 54.2

2021

54.1 55.0 55.1 55.3 (p)55.5                

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

410.8 404.0 402.0 342.6 344.4 362.7 375.9 377.7 380.3 385.7 397.6 405.0 382.4

2021

391.4 386.0 386.8 387.7 (p)388.8                

Information

2020

76.8 77.0 77.1 73.6 73.1 73.2 73.6 73.6 73.8 74.2 72.8 72.4 74.3

2021

73.1 72.7 72.6 73.8 (p)73.5                

Financial Activities

2020

159.6 159.9 159.4 154.0 154.0 154.6 155.2 155.3 154.1 154.6 153.4 153.4 155.6

2021

152.5 152.4 151.6 152.8 (p)151.9                

Professional & Business Services

2020

781.0 783.5 782.5 754.0 754.5 756.6 766.9 767.6 761.5 771.6 769.6 770.5 768.3

2021

759.9 764.1 765.8 773.0 (p)775.5                

Educational & Health Services

2020

452.1 457.9 454.9 400.1 396.7 402.6 402.4 407.5 416.0 420.8 422.9 423.0 421.4

2021

421.6 427.2 429.8 433.0 (p)433.5                

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

324.7 326.4 317.6 158.8 170.6 197.1 224.4 229.7 229.1 235.7 236.7 229.7 240.0

2021

220.6 221.8 228.7 242.1 (p)247.9                

Other Services

2020

209.2 209.5 207.6 177.1 180.1 187.7 191.1 191.8 191.0 190.1 189.5 189.6 192.9

2021

187.9 187.8 188.2 188.9 (p)190.1                

Government

2020

702.8 715.5 715.7 700.5 697.9 690.0 672.5 683.7 703.8 708.3 713.7 704.7 700.8

2021

696.1 701.6 707.0 708.9 (p)709.6                

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2020

(1)3,507,291 (1)3,528,641 (1)3,508,530 (1)3,376,600 (1)3,347,545 (1)3,434,608 (1)3,415,701 (1)3,431,156 (1)3,311,414 (1)3,351,733 (1)3,347,853 (1)3,329,956 (1)3,407,585

2021

3,304,214 3,316,385 3,331,047 (p)3,325,898                  

Employment

2020

(1)3,401,916 (1)3,429,358 (1)3,397,405 (1)3,057,689 (1)3,057,377 (1)3,134,319 (1)3,127,767 (1)3,163,717 (1)3,084,517 (1)3,136,233 (1)3,132,286 (1)3,114,460 (1)3,186,420

2021

3,105,566 3,125,632 3,145,215 (p)3,159,547                  

Unemployment

2020

(1)105,375 (1)99,283 (1)111,125 (1)318,911 (1)290,168 (1)300,289 (1)287,934 (1)267,439 (1)226,897 (1)215,500 (1)215,567 (1)215,496 (1)221,165

2021

198,648 190,753 185,832 (p)166,351                  

Unemployment Rate

2020

(1)3.0 (1)2.8 (1)3.2 (1)9.4 (1)8.7 (1)8.7 (1)8.4 (1)7.8 (1)6.9 (1)6.4 (1)6.4 (1)6.5 (1)6.5

2021

6.0 5.8 5.6 (p)5.0                  

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

The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes the District of Columbia; 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; Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; and Jefferson County in West Virginia.