Labor Market Information

Opportunity Inc. provides a variety of local, state and national labor market information (LMI) for businesses, job seekers, youth and workforce development professionals. Information includes employment statistics, wage and salary data, education statistics, occupational projections and more. Regional, State and National Unemployment Trends

Unemployment Rates
(Seasonally Adjusted)
Mar-16 Apr-16 Mar-17 Apr-17
US 5.00 5.00 4.50 4.40
VA 4.00 3.90 3.80 3.80
MSA 4.70 4.50 4.10 4.30
Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Virginia Employment Commission 
UPDATED: 07.12.17

Pay Setting: US DOL Salary Estimates for the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metro

(Note: Add 5.88% to wages in table above to adjust to 2nd Quarter 2015)

Jobs in Demand in Hampton Roads “Hot Jobs”

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Labor Market Digest — 2018

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Snapshot of Regional Employment by Industry Change from a Year Ago 

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More employment trend data by industry

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) offers many types of data for regions, states, and local areas. Here are basic employment and unemployment data for the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metropolitan Area. Metro Area Snapshot From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics The Local Employment Dynamics Program at the U.S. Census Bureau, together with its state partners, provides new employment information at the county, city and Workforce Investment Area level. This new information tracks workers in different industries by age and gender and provides statistics on job creation, separation, turnover, and wages. Local Employment Dynamics Program American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys. Here are Community Facts for WIA 16 localities. American Factfinder – Community Facts
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