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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

2021

3,118.4 3,130.4 3,150.7 3,182.6 3,196.7 3,221.4 3,240.7 3,234.8 3,232.1 3,272.6 3,293.1 3,295.2 3,214.1

2022

3,224.8 (p)3,254.3                      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2021

157.2 157.4 159.0 160.8 161.5 162.6 163.7 162.5 161.2 162.9 163.0 161.6 161.1

2022

157.4 (p)160.5                      

Manufacturing

2021

54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 55.2 55.5 55.6 55.3 54.9 55.6 55.6 56.5 55.2

2022

54.9 (p)55.0                      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2021

393.4 385.9 386.5 386.9 390.3 395.7 397.6 396.0 390.6 396.5 411.4 418.5 395.8

2022

402.7 (p)399.5                      

Information

2021

74.3 74.8 74.9 75.6 76.1 76.5 77.2 77.4 76.5 77.6 77.4 77.8 76.3

2022

76.6 (p)76.5                      

Financial Activities

2021

155.1 155.7 156.0 156.7 156.8 157.3 158.6 158.3 156.7 156.0 154.2 154.0 156.3

2022

151.5 (p)152.4                      

Professional & Business Services

2021

766.2 768.2 771.9 780.4 782.6 783.3 791.1 790.2 782.8 796.3 795.7 791.8 783.4

2022

779.4 (p)787.7                      

Educational & Health Services

2021

421.2 426.0 426.8 428.2 420.9 418.9 419.7 421.0 425.0 429.7 430.5 432.5 425.0

2022

422.1 (p)428.7                      

Leisure & Hospitality

2021

212.4 217.1 225.0 238.2 250.2 269.8 283.5 283.2 276.7 283.8 286.8 288.1 259.6

2022

280.4 (p)283.0                      

Other Services

2021

190.6 190.6 191.5 193.2 193.8 195.3 196.9 195.9 194.5 194.1 194.0 195.3 193.8

2022

193.8 (p)194.4                      

Government

2021

693.7 700.3 704.6 708.0 709.3 706.5 696.8 695.0 713.2 720.1 724.5 719.1 707.6

2022

706.0 (p)716.6                      

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.