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

Total Nonfarm

2021

650.7 651.0 655.6 659.2 661.3 666.5 673.7 673.1 668.5 672.6 674.0 675.2 665.1

2022

659.2 (p)665.4                      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2021

40.0 40.1 40.8 41.6 41.8 41.8 42.5 42.3 41.6 41.2 41.1 40.5 41.3

2022

39.2 (p)38.7                      

Manufacturing

2021

30.0 30.1 30.5 30.6 30.6 30.9 31.3 31.4 31.3 31.1 31.4 31.3 30.9

2022

31.4 (p)31.7                      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2021

123.6 121.7 121.8 120.9 122.0 123.1 123.4 123.3 122.4 123.1 125.5 126.4 123.1

2022

122.5 (p)122.3                      

Information

2021

5.9 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.2 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.1

2022

6.3 (p)6.3                      

Financial Activities

2021

52.2 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.7 52.8 52.8 53.2 52.8 52.4 52.0 51.9 52.6

2022

51.0 (p)51.5                      

Professional & Business Services

2021

114.3 114.3 114.9 116.0 116.0 117.1 118.0 118.2 118.0 118.2 117.6 118.8 116.8

2022

114.5 (p)114.5                      

Educational & Health Services

2021

97.8 98.1 98.6 98.4 96.8 95.9 97.3 96.8 96.6 97.5 97.2 96.6 97.3

2022

95.5 (p)97.4                      

Leisure & Hospitality

2021

51.6 51.2 52.5 54.2 57.9 61.3 64.7 64.4 60.6 61.5 61.1 62.4 58.6

2022

59.1 (p)61.7                      

Other Services

2021

28.9 28.9 29.2 29.6 29.7 29.7 30.0 30.1 29.7 30.4 29.9 29.9 29.7

2022

29.7 (p)30.0                      

Government

2021

106.4 108.1 108.7 109.2 107.7 107.7 107.5 107.3 109.3 110.8 111.9 111.1 108.8

2022

110.0 (p)111.3                      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

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

Labor Force

2020

(1)694,552 (1)695,699 (1)692,545 (1)684,792 (1)667,979 (1)683,177 (1)688,706 (1)691,548 (1)671,351 (1)664,740 (1)661,886 (1)658,975 (1)679,662

2021

653,124 653,875 655,521 (p)646,937                  

Employment

2020

(1)674,635 (1)677,720 (1)672,680 (1)606,422 (1)607,362 (1)617,618 (1)627,458 (1)637,866 (1)623,339 (1)622,750 (1)622,380 (1)618,135 (1)634,030

2021

613,242 615,806 619,265 (p)618,712                  

Unemployment

2020

(1)19,917 (1)17,979 (1)19,865 (1)78,370 (1)60,617 (1)65,559 (1)61,248 (1)53,682 (1)48,012 (1)41,990 (1)39,506 (1)40,840 (1)45,632

2021

39,882 38,069 36,256 (p)28,225                  

Unemployment Rate

2020

(1)2.9 (1)2.6 (1)2.9 (1)11.4 (1)9.1 (1)9.6 (1)8.9 (1)7.8 (1)7.2 (1)6.3 (1)6.0 (1)6.2 (1)6.7

2021

6.1 5.8 5.5 (p)4.4                  

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

The Richmond, Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King and Queen, King William, Louisa, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, and Sussex Counties and Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond Cities in Virginia.