Glen Allen, VA Jobs Report

November 2020 Jobs Report

Jobs Added

Metro +5,400
  • Month Over Month: +0.8%
  • 3 Month Average: 5,533
  • Year Over Year: -4.5%
State +34,000
  • Month Over Month: +0.9%
  • 3 Month Average: 38,867
  • Year Over Year: -4.1%
National +245,000
  • Month Over Month: +0.2%
  • 3 Month Average: 522,000
  • Year Over Year: -6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Metro 5.7%
  • Month Over Month: -1.1%
  • 3 Month Average: 6.47%
  • Year Over Year: +3.0%
State 5.3%
  • Month Over Month: -0.9%
  • 3 Month Average: 5.87%
  • Year Over Year: +2.6%
National 6.7%
  • Month Over Month: -0.2%
  • 3 Month Average: 7.17%
  • Year Over Year: +3.2%

This month of job gains missed predictions. Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases, some cities have issued stay-in-place measures and curfews. These renewed restrictions weighed on the rate of recovery in the labor market. November’s unemployment rate also improved just marginally to 6.7% from the 6.9% reported in October.

712,000 workers filed jobless claims last week, the Department of Labor said Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on the labor market. This month there were only 245,000 jobs added, making this the smallest increase since COVID-19.

 

 

Sector Job Growth from the B.L.S.

Professional & Business Services +1,200
  • Month Over Month: +1.0%
  • 3 Month Average: 117
  • Year Over Year: -2.3%
Education & Health Services +500
  • Month Over Month: +0.5%
  • 3 Month Average: 93
  • Year Over Year: -9.2%
Transportation, Warehousing, & Utilities +1,300
  • Month Over Month: +4.4%
  • 3 Month Average: 30
  • Year Over Year: +10.0%

Industry Job Growth from the B.L.S.

Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation Services +500
  • Month Over Month: +1.0%
  • 3 Month Average: 52
  • Year Over Year: +1.4%
Transportation, Warehousing, & Utilities +1,300
  • Month Over Month: +4.4%
  • 3 Month Average: 30
  • Year Over Year: +10.0%
Health Care & Social Assistance +500
  • Month Over Month: +0.6%
  • 3 Month Average: 81
  • Year Over Year: -7.0%
Employment Services +500
  • Month Over Month: +2.2%
  • 3 Month Average: 23
  • Year Over Year: +0.9%
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Metropolitan Month-Over Month Job Growth by Sector

*The following chart displays the latest local job growth by sector compared to the previous month. Note that if a sector experienced losses or flat growth, it will not be displayed as part of the graphic.

BLS.gov cannot vouch for the data or analyses derived from these data after the data have been retrieved from BLS.gov.

The BLS defines a sector as a subset of the domestic economy and excludes the economic activities of the following: general government, private households, and nonprofit organizations serving individuals. A sector consists of multiple industries.

The BLS defines an industry as a group of establishments that produce similar products or provide similar services. Multiple industries makeup sectors.

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