Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

West Virginia: Nonfarm employment and labor force data, not seasonally adjusted

For Printing: Use smallest text size, landscape orientation, and narrow margins (0.5 inch or less)

 

Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
West Virginia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2020

709.0 707.7 706.7 617.6 632.5 667.8 658.3 665.9 676.2 682.5 683.6 675.6 673.6

2021

664.1 668.8 677.1 686.3 (p)691.0                

Mining & Logging

2020

20.3 19.7 19.5 17.2 17.2 17.4 16.4 16.5 18.5 18.1 18.1 17.5 18.0

2021

18.1 19.0 19.2 20.0 (p)20.0                

Construction

2020

28.8 27.8 29.0 25.2 28.9 30.8 30.8 31.2 31.3 33.0 31.2 30.0 29.8

2021

27.4 26.7 28.6 30.2 (p)30.5                

Manufacturing

2020

46.7 46.5 46.4 43.0 43.0 44.0 43.6 43.9 43.9 44.4 44.7 44.4 44.5

2021

44.2 44.2 44.6 45.3 (p)45.3                

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

125.4 122.8 122.3 108.9 113.6 118.8 119.2 119.8 120.7 122.8 124.0 124.2 120.2

2021

120.6 119.2 121.0 121.2 (p)121.4                

Information

2020

8.0 7.9 7.9 7.0 6.9 7.0 7.1 6.9 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.3

2021

7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 (p)7.3                

Financial Activities

2020

29.6 29.7 29.7 28.6 28.9 29.1 29.0 29.2 29.2 29.3 29.7 29.3 29.3

2021

28.6 28.0 28.8 29.0 (p)29.8                

Professional & Business Services

2020

67.2 67.8 67.9 63.0 63.7 65.1 64.5 65.0 65.0 65.6 65.4 65.4 65.5

2021

65.0 65.5 66.2 67.0 (p)68.3                

Educational & Health Services

2020

131.9 133.0 132.7 120.7 121.9 124.3 126.4 127.3 128.0 128.5 129.0 128.5 127.7

2021

128.0 128.3 128.7 128.8 (p)128.1                

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

71.5 72.3 70.9 38.6 45.9 59.2 62.8 63.6 63.9 63.1 63.3 60.8 61.3

2021

59.4 60.8 62.2 65.7 (p)69.0                

Other Services

2020

23.6 23.6 23.5 18.3 19.9 21.3 21.6 21.5 21.4 21.6 21.1 21.5 21.6

2021

21.4 21.2 21.1 21.4 (p)21.2                

Government

2020

156.0 156.6 156.9 147.1 142.6 150.8 136.9 141.0 147.1 148.9 149.8 146.7 148.4

2021

144.1 148.7 149.5 150.5 (p)150.1                

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

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

West Virginia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2020

(r)799,650 (r)805,171 (r)794,966 (r)763,219 (r)786,764 (r)795,463 (r)794,028 (r)793,761 (r)794,260 (r)793,957 (r)792,065 (r)792,568 (r)792,156

2021

783,457 790,202 783,154 (p)792,245                  

Employment

2020

(r)754,470 (r)758,845 (r)745,814 (r)644,329 (r)690,188 (r)715,007 (r)718,685 (r)727,975 (r)736,806 (r)743,849 (r)740,460 (r)735,846 (r)726,023

2021

727,906 735,890 735,143 (p)747,423                  

Unemployment

2020

(r)45,180 (r)46,326 (r)49,152 (r)118,890 (r)96,576 (r)80,456 (r)75,343 (r)65,786 (r)57,454 (r)50,108 (r)51,605 (r)56,722 (r)66,133

2021

55,551 54,312 48,011 (p)44,822                  

Unemployment Rate

2020

(r)5.6 (r)5.8 (r)6.2 (r)15.6 (r)12.3 (r)10.1 (r)9.5 (r)8.3 (r)7.2 (r)6.3 (r)6.5 (r)7.2 (r)8.3

2021

7.1 6.9 6.1 (p)5.7                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised