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Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC: 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
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-NC 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)

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C.Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2023

857,088 865,604 877,537 878,149 888,408 892,051 892,845 883,786 882,669 878,443 876,038 (p)868,349  

2024

880,886 (p)883,101                      

Employment

2023

826,713 837,917 850,331 854,551 862,785 865,292 867,341 854,683 852,841 849,635 848,292 (p)842,870  

2024

855,366 (p)856,271                      

Unemployment

2023

30,375 27,687 27,206 23,598 25,623 26,759 25,504 29,103 29,828 28,808 27,746 (p)25,479  

2024

25,520 (p)26,830                      

Unemployment Rate

2023

3.5 3.2 3.1 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.9 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.2 (p)2.9  

2024

2.9 (p)3.0                      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

The Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Gloucester, Isle of Wright, James City, Mathews, Surry, and York Counties and Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg Cities in Virginia; and Currituck County in North Carolina.