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Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Washington Area Employment - January 2015

Local Rate of Employment Growth Below National Average

Total nonfarm employment for the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 3,097,000 in January 2015, up 46,300, or 1.5 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. During the same period, the national job count increased 2.3 percent. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional commissioner, noted that the Washington area’s January increase was its 11th consecutive over-the-year employment gain. (See chart 1 and table 1; Technical Note at end of release contains metropolitan area definitions. All data in this release are not seasonally adjusted; accordingly, over-the-year analysis is used throughout.)

 Chart1. Total nonfarm employment, over-the-year net change in the Washington metropolitan area and its divisions, January 2010-January 2015

 

The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area is made up of two metropolitan divisions¾separately identifiable employment centers within the greater metropolitan area. The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Division, with 82 percent of the area’s employment, gained 40,400 jobs over the year. The Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, Md. Metropolitan Division, which represented the remaining 18 percent of area employment, added 5,900 jobs since January 2014.

Industry employment

In the greater Washington metropolitan area, professional and business services recorded the largest employment gain from January 2014 to January 2015, adding 10,400 jobs. Still, the Washington area’s 1.5-percent growth in professional and business services employment was less than half the nationwide increase of 3.7 percent. While most of the local job gains in this industry were centered in the Washington division (9,200), employment increased in the Silver Spring division (1,200) as well. (See chart 2.)

Four other supersectors in Washington added at least 7,000 jobs since last January—leisure and hospitality (9,300); education and health services (8,600); government (8,400); and trade, transportation, and utilities (7,500). The local rate of employment growth in leisure and hospitality matched the national  increase, while the rates of job growth in education and health services and trade, transportation, and utilities were slower locally than nationally. In contrast, government employment grew at a faster pace in the Washington area than it did for the nation.

 Chart2. total nonfarm and selected supersector employment, over-the-year percent change, United States and the Washington metropolitan area, January 2015

 

Locally, two supersectors lost more than 1,000 jobs from January 2014 to January 2015—financial activities and information. Both of these industries gained jobs nationwide.

Twelve largest metropolitan areas

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in January 2015. All 12 areas experienced over-the-year job growth during the period, with 7 exceeding the national average of 2.3 percent. The fastest rate of job growth was registered in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, up 4.4 percent, followed by Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, up 4.3 percent. The slowest rates of job growth were in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (1.5 percent) and Chicago-Naperville-Elgin (1.6 percent). (See chart 3 and table 2.)

 Chart 3. Total nonfarm employment, over-the-year percen change, United States and 12 largest metropolitan areas, January 2015

 

The New York-Newark-Jersey City area added the largest number of jobs, 179,600. Employment in both Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim and Dallas increased by over 140,000. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington experienced the smallest employment gain over the year, adding 45,900 jobs, followed by Washington, up 46,300 jobs.

Education and health services registered the largest employment gains in 6 of the 12 metropolitan areas from January a year ago—Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale. Professional and business services added the most jobs in four areas—Dallas, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, and Washington.  

Government had the largest over-the-year loss of jobs in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Philadelphia, and Phoenix. Manufacturing lost the most jobs in two areas–Chicago and New York.  Dallas was the only area to experience no annual job losses in any supersector.

Metropolitan area employment data for February 2015 are scheduled to be released on Friday, March 27, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

Changes to Current Employment Statistics Data

Effective with the release of January 2015 data, nonfarm payroll employment estimates for states, metropolitan areas, and metropolitan divisions were revised to reflect 2014 benchmark levels. For more information on benchmark procedures, see www.bls.gov/web/empsit/cesbmart.htm.

Revised metropolitan area and metropolitan division delineations were also implemented with the release of January 2015 data. The revised delineations were issued by the Office of Management and Budget for solely statistical purposes through Bulletin No. 13-01 on February 28, 2013, based on the application of updated statistical standards to U.S. Census Bureau population and journey-to-work data.

Note that Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz., replaces Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Mich., in the 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas discussion based on annual estimates of population change by the U.S. Census Bureau. For further information, see www.census.gov/popest/data/metro/totals/2013/index.html


Technical Note

This release presents nonfarm payroll employment estimates from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative endeavor between State employment security agencies and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Definitions. Employment data refer to persons on establishment payrolls who receive pay for any part of the pay period which includes the 12th of the month. Persons are counted at their place of work rather than at their place of residence; those appearing on more than one payroll are counted on each payroll. Industries are classified on the basis of their principal activity in accordance with the 2007 version of the North American Industry Classification System.

Method of estimation. The employment data are estimated using a “link relative” technique in which a ratio (link relative) of current-month employment to that of the previous month is computed from a sample of establishments reporting for both months. The estimates of employment for the current month are obtained by multiplying the estimates for the previous month by these ratios. Small-domain models are used as the official estimators for approximately 39 percent of CES published series which have insufficient sample for direct sample-based estimates.

Annual revisions. Employment estimates are adjusted annually to a complete count of jobs, called benchmarks, derived principally from tax reports which are submitted by employers who are covered under state unemployment insurance (UI) laws. The benchmark information is used to adjust the monthly estimates between the new benchmark and the preceding one and also to establish the level of employment for the new benchmark month. Thus, the benchmarking process establishes the level of employment, and the sample is used to measure the month-to-month changes in the level for the subsequent months.

Reliability of the estimates. The estimates presented in this release are based on sample surveys, administrative data, and modeling and, thus, are subject to sampling and other types of errors. Sampling error is a measure of sampling variability—that is, variation that occurs by chance because a sample rather than the entire population is surveyed. Survey data are also subject to nonsampling errors, such as those which can be introduced into the data collection and processing operations. Estimates not directly derived from sample surveys are subject to additional errors resulting from the special estimation processes used. The sums of individual items may not always equal the totals shown in the same tables because of rounding.

Employment estimates. Measures of sampling error for state CES data at the supersector level are available on the BLS Web site at www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm. Information on recent benchmark revisions for states is available at www.bls.gov/sae/.

Additional information
 

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone:  (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service:  (800) 877-8339.

Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect the standards and definitions established by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, dated December 1, 2009. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the District of Columbia; Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren Counties, and Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Manassas Park Cities in Virginia; Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland; and Jefferson County in West Virginia.

  • The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Division includes the District of Columbia; Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren Counties, and Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Manassas Park Cities in Virginia; Calvert, Charles, and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland; and Jefferson County in West Virginia.
  • The Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, Md. Metropolitan Division includes Frederick and Montgomery Counties in Maryland.
Table 1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, Washington metropolitan area and its components, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
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2014
Nov
2014
Dec
2014
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2015
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Jan 2015
Net
change
Percent
change

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Statistical Area

 

Total nonfarm

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3,050.7 3,158.7 3,156.3 (P) 3,097.0 (P) 46.3 (P) 1.5

Mining, logging, and construction

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142.0 151.2 147.9 (P) 146.4 (P) 4.4 (P) 3.1

Manufacturing

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49.6 50.0 49.8 (P) 49.1 (P) -0.5 (P) -1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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391.8 409.1 416.2 (P) 399.3 (P) 7.5 (P) 1.9

Information

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78.0 76.1 76.6 (P) 76.4 (P) -1.6 (P) -2.1

Financial activities

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150.8 151.4 150.8 (P) 148.8 (P) -2.0 (P) -1.3

Professional and business services

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691.8 710.4 707.5 (P) 702.2 (P) 10.4 (P) 1.5

Education and health services

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399.8 416.3 416.0 (P) 408.4 (P) 8.6 (P) 2.2

Leisure and hospitality

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280.1 300.3 299.2 (P) 289.4 (P) 9.3 (P) 3.3

Other services

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190.2 194.6 194.0 (P) 192.0 (P) 1.8 (P) 0.9

Government

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676.6 699.3 698.3 (P) 685.0 (P) 8.4 (P) 1.2
 

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

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2,485.0 2,579.6 2,577.1 (P) 2,525.4 (P) 40.4 (P) 1.6

Mining, logging, and construction

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110.4 118.1 115.4 (P) 114.1 (P) 3.7 (P) 3.4

Manufacturing

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33.5 33.7 33.4 (P) 32.7 (P) -0.8 (P) -2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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314.6 331.1 336.8 (P) 322.2 (P) 7.6 (P) 2.4

Information

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64.2 62.7 63.2 (P) 63.1 (P) -1.1 (P) -1.7

Financial activities

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111.9 113.3 112.7 (P) 111.2 (P) -0.7 (P) -0.6

Professional and business services

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571.3 586.9 586.2 (P) 580.5 (P) 9.2 (P) 1.6

Education and health services

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318.3 331.5 330.4 (P) 324.1 (P) 5.8 (P) 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

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230.9 249.1 247.4 (P) 239.7 (P) 8.8 (P) 3.8

Other services

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158.8 162.6 162.0 (P) 160.2 (P) 1.4 (P) 0.9

Government

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571.1 590.6 589.6 (P) 577.6 (P) 6.5 (P) 1.1
 

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, Md. Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

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565.7 579.1 579.2 (P) 571.6 (P) 5.9 (P) 1.0

Mining, logging, and construction

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31.6 33.1 32.5 (P) 32.3 (P) 0.7 (P) 2.2

Manufacturing

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16.1 16.3 16.4 (P) 16.4 (P) 0.3 (P) 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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77.2 78.0 79.4 (P) 77.1 (P) -0.1 (P) -0.1

Information

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13.8 13.4 13.4 (P) 13.3 (P) -0.5 (P) -3.6

Financial activities

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38.9 38.1 38.1 (P) 37.6 (P) -1.3 (P) -3.3

Professional and business services

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120.5 123.5 121.3 (P) 121.7 (P) 1.2 (P) 1.0

Education and health services

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81.5 84.8 85.6 (P) 84.3 (P) 2.8 (P) 3.4

Leisure and hospitality

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49.2 51.2 51.8 (P) 49.7 (P) 0.5 (P) 1.0

Other services

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31.4 32.0 32.0 (P) 31.8 (P) 0.4 (P) 1.3

Government

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105.5 108.7 108.7 (P) 107.4 (P) 1.9 (P) 1.8

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary
 

SOURCE: Current Employment Statistics - National - State and Metropolitan Area

The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey is a monthly survey of business establishments which provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings data by industry for the nation as a whole, all States, and most major metropolitan areas since 1939. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative program in which State employment security agencies prepare the data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, United States and 12 large metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
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2014
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2015
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United States

 

Total nonfarm

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135,516 141,478 141,484 (P) 138,663 (P) 3,147 (P) 2.3

Mining and logging

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860 916 912 (P) 893 (P) 33 (P) 3.8

Construction

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5,609 6,339 6,175 (P) 5,926 (P) 317 (P) 5.7

Manufacturing

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11,987 12,290 12,302 (P) 12,214 (P) 227 (P) 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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25,990 27,106 27,402 (P) 26,540 (P) 550 (P) 2.1

Information

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2,689 2,778 2,775 (P) 2,737 (P) 48 (P) 1.8

Financial activities

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7,863 8,041 8,059 (P) 8,018 (P) 155 (P) 2.0

Professional and business services

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18,438 19,507 19,519 (P) 19,112 (P) 674 (P) 3.7

Education and health services

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21,120 21,912 21,893 (P) 21,634 (P) 514 (P) 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

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13,815 14,616 14,597 (P) 14,274 (P) 459 (P) 3.3

Other services

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5,466 5,592 5,589 (P) 5,550 (P) 84 (P) 1.5

Government

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21,679 22,381 22,261 (P) 21,765 (P) 86 (P) 0.4
 

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Ga.

 

Total nonfarm

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2,427.2 2,559.5 2,566.7 (P) 2,531.6 (P) 104.4 (P) 4.3

Mining and logging

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1.3 1.3 1.3 (P) 1.3 (P) 0.0 (P) 0.0

Construction

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94.5 104.6 102.3 (P) 100.1 (P) 5.6 (P) 5.9

Manufacturing

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149.9 153.6 153.5 (P) 154.0 (P) 4.1 (P) 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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543.0 576.8 582.2 (P) 569.1 (P) 26.1 (P) 4.8

Information

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87.6 87.6 89.6 (P) 87.4 (P) -0.2 (P) -0.2

Financial activities

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156.3 162.6 163.0 (P) 163.8 (P) 7.5 (P) 4.8

Professional and business services

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441.4 472.2 472.5 (P) 462.8 (P) 21.4 (P) 4.8

Education and health services

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300.2 313.6 313.9 (P) 313.1 (P) 12.9 (P) 4.3

Leisure and hospitality

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241.7 263.0 264.1 (P) 258.4 (P) 16.7 (P) 6.9

Other services

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92.0 96.7 96.3 (P) 95.9 (P) 3.9 (P) 4.2

Government

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319.3 327.5 328.0 (P) 325.7 (P) 6.4 (P) 2.0
 

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Mass.-N.H. (NECTA)

 

Total nonfarm

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2,519.4 2,628.1 2,629.8 (P) 2,568.3 (P) 48.9 (P) 1.9

Mining, logging, and construction

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85.4 99.0 95.4 (P) 88.7 (P) 3.3 (P) 3.9

Manufacturing

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191.7 191.7 192.5 (P) 191.3 (P) -0.4 (P) -0.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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409.1 421.1 429.3 (P) 417.0 (P) 7.9 (P) 1.9

Information

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73.9 75.8 76.1 (P) 75.2 (P) 1.3 (P) 1.8

Financial activities

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170.8 173.3 173.7 (P) 173.3 (P) 2.5 (P) 1.5

Professional and business services

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428.0 449.2 446.4 (P) 437.8 (P) 9.8 (P) 2.3

Education and health services

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524.8 550.4 551.0 (P) 538.2 (P) 13.4 (P) 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

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232.0 246.6 245.1 (P) 233.9 (P) 1.9 (P) 0.8

Other services

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96.7 101.2 100.9 (P) 100.3 (P) 3.6 (P) 3.7

Government

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307.0 319.8 319.4 (P) 312.6 (P) 5.6 (P) 1.8
 

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Ill.-Ind.-Wis.

 

Total nonfarm

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4,372.8 4,566.8 4,563.5 (P) 4,440.6 (P) 67.8 (P) 1.6

Mining and logging

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1.2 1.6 1.4 (P) 1.2 (P) 0.0 (P) 0.0

Construction

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130.6 163.5 153.0 (P) 136.0 (P) 5.4 (P) 4.1

Manufacturing

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406.9 409.9 411.4 (P) 405.8 (P) -1.1 (P) -0.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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893.3 929.1 944.1 (P) 907.2 (P) 13.9 (P) 1.6

Information

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78.7 80.5 81.0 (P) 80.3 (P) 1.6 (P) 2.0

Financial activities

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286.8 289.7 288.4 (P) 286.8 (P) 0.0 (P) 0.0

Professional and business services

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763.6 809.4 803.5 (P) 776.2 (P) 12.6 (P) 1.7

Education and health services

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677.1 700.0 699.7 (P) 693.8 (P) 16.7 (P) 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

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409.8 431.2 431.1 (P) 418.4 (P) 8.6 (P) 2.1

Other services

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190.0 192.0 192.8 (P) 191.7 (P) 1.7 (P) 0.9

Government

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534.8 559.9 557.1 (P) 543.2 (P) 8.4 (P) 1.6
 

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

 

Total nonfarm

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3,175.4 3,341.9 3,359.3 (P) 3,316.2 (P) 140.8 (P) 4.4

Mining, logging, and construction

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183.6 196.7 199.2 (P) 198.7 (P) 15.1 (P) 8.2

Manufacturing

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256.7 263.3 263.0 (P) 263.2 (P) 6.5 (P) 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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667.3 704.8 714.5 (P) 697.8 (P) 30.5 (P) 4.6

Information

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82.1 81.8 81.5 (P) 82.1 (P) 0.0 (P) 0.0

Financial activities

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260.6 271.7 272.2 (P) 269.3 (P) 8.7 (P) 3.3

Professional and business services

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512.8 552.9 554.2 (P) 545.8 (P) 33.0 (P) 6.4

Education and health services

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390.8 411.2 413.6 (P) 410.0 (P) 19.2 (P) 4.9

Leisure and hospitality

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313.0 333.3 334.3 (P) 330.3 (P) 17.3 (P) 5.5

Other services

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113.6 116.0 115.4 (P) 113.8 (P) 0.2 (P) 0.2

Government

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394.9 410.2 411.4 (P) 405.2 (P) 10.3 (P) 2.6
 

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas

 

Total nonfarm

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2,839.9 2,982.7 2,992.6 (P) 2,946.5 (P) 106.6 (P) 3.8

Mining and logging

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106.7 113.4 115.5 (P) 114.1 (P) 7.4 (P) 6.9

Construction

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191.5 209.1 208.8 (P) 205.6 (P) 14.1 (P) 7.4

Manufacturing

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250.5 257.4 258.7 (P) 255.4 (P) 4.9 (P) 2.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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586.7 612.4 620.1 (P) 602.3 (P) 15.6 (P) 2.7

Information

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33.1 32.7 32.6 (P) 32.7 (P) -0.4 (P) -1.2

Financial activities

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145.1 148.8 149.3 (P) 147.4 (P) 2.3 (P) 1.6

Professional and business services

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446.2 471.3 470.4 (P) 465.8 (P) 19.6 (P) 4.4

Education and health services

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342.1 359.8 359.2 (P) 358.3 (P) 16.2 (P) 4.7

Leisure and hospitality

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269.1 289.0 290.0 (P) 286.4 (P) 17.3 (P) 6.4

Other services

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100.7 104.9 104.3 (P) 103.3 (P) 2.6 (P) 2.6

Government

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368.2 383.9 383.7 (P) 375.2 (P) 7.0 (P) 1.9
 

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif.

 

Total nonfarm

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5,621.1 5,844.8 5,853.1 (P) 5,769.8 (P) 148.7 (P) 2.6

Mining and logging

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5.3 5.4 5.3 (P) 5.2 (P) -0.1 (P) -1.9

Construction

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193.4 209.7 204.9 (P) 202.6 (P) 9.2 (P) 4.8

Manufacturing

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521.2 525.7 524.7 (P) 523.0 (P) 1.8 (P) 0.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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1,046.6 1,093.1 1,102.3 (P) 1,074.1 (P) 27.5 (P) 2.6

Information

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222.6 225.3 224.3 (P) 218.3 (P) -4.3 (P) -1.9

Financial activities

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320.5 326.5 328.0 (P) 326.8 (P) 6.3 (P) 2.0

Professional and business services

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867.8 900.1 900.9 (P) 886.1 (P) 18.3 (P) 2.1

Education and health services

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918.7 963.8 967.1 (P) 954.6 (P) 35.9 (P) 3.9

Leisure and hospitality

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630.4 666.3 666.4 (P) 660.0 (P) 29.6 (P) 4.7

Other services

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192.3 202.8 202.4 (P) 201.4 (P) 9.1 (P) 4.7

Government

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702.3 726.1 726.8 (P) 717.7 (P) 15.4 (P) 2.2
 

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Fla.

 

Total nonfarm

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2,383.5 2,488.0 2,500.3 (P) 2,474.9 (P) 91.4 (P) 3.8

Mining and logging

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0.6 0.6 0.6 (P) 0.6 (P) 0.0 (P) 0.0

Construction

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94.7 107.6 106.4 (P) 104.0 (P) 9.3 (P) 9.8

Manufacturing

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79.5 82.1 82.0 (P) 80.8 (P) 1.3 (P) 1.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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558.4 581.1 588.6 (P) 580.3 (P) 21.9 (P) 3.9

Information

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47.3 48.5 48.6 (P) 48.0 (P) 0.7 (P) 1.5

Financial activities

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165.5 173.7 173.9 (P) 172.4 (P) 6.9 (P) 4.2

Professional and business services

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377.1 401.4 402.8 (P) 396.6 (P) 19.5 (P) 5.2

Education and health services

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349.0 365.0 367.5 (P) 364.8 (P) 15.8 (P) 4.5

Leisure and hospitality

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292.8 302.4 305.7 (P) 303.4 (P) 10.6 (P) 3.6

Other services

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114.6 119.3 120.3 (P) 121.2 (P) 6.6 (P) 5.8

Government

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304.0 306.3 303.9 (P) 302.8 (P) -1.2 (P) -0.4
 

New York-Newark-Jersey City, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa.

 

Total nonfarm

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8,872.4 9,293.0 9,312.8 (P) 9,052.0 (P) 179.6 (P) 2.0

Mining, logging, and construction

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315.2 358.3 352.4 (P) 329.2 (P) 14.0 (P) 4.4

Manufacturing

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369.1 368.4 367.8 (P) 363.8 (P) -5.3 (P) -1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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1,671.6 1,745.7 1,769.0 (P) 1,702.9 (P) 31.3 (P) 1.9

Information

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279.3 284.9 283.6 (P) 279.7 (P) 0.4 (P) 0.1

Financial activities

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743.5 752.7 752.7 (P) 746.8 (P) 3.3 (P) 0.4

Professional and business services

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1,380.4 1,456.6 1,457.9 (P) 1,411.1 (P) 30.7 (P) 2.2

Education and health services

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1,683.6 1,767.8 1,776.9 (P) 1,747.7 (P) 64.1 (P) 3.8

Leisure and hospitality

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775.2 838.7 833.2 (P) 792.2 (P) 17.0 (P) 2.2

Other services

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391.0 408.7 408.9 (P) 406.0 (P) 15.0 (P) 3.8

Government

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1,263.5 1,311.2 1,310.4 (P) 1,272.6 (P) 9.1 (P) 0.7
 

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md.

 

Total nonfarm

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2,721.5 2,829.1 2,831.2 (P) 2,767.4 (P) 45.9 (P) 1.7

Mining, logging, and construction

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95.3 108.6 107.1 (P) 103.2 (P) 7.9 (P) 8.3

Manufacturing

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178.9 179.7 181.0 (P) 180.4 (P) 1.5 (P) 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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508.4 523.8 533.5 (P) 517.3 (P) 8.9 (P) 1.8

Information

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46.5 46.2 46.4 (P) 45.9 (P) -0.6 (P) -1.3

Financial activities

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201.6 204.6 205.0 (P) 206.1 (P) 4.5 (P) 2.2

Professional and business services

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431.9 457.3 452.7 (P) 439.2 (P) 7.3 (P) 1.7

Education and health services

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576.8 603.8 602.0 (P) 590.6 (P) 13.8 (P) 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

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231.2 243.2 242.0 (P) 233.3 (P) 2.1 (P) 0.9

Other services

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115.9 119.3 119.1 (P) 117.4 (P) 1.5 (P) 1.3

Government

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335.0 342.6 342.4 (P) 334.0 (P) -1.0 (P) -0.3
 

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz.

 

Total nonfarm

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1,827.6 1,906.4 1,912.5 (P) 1,881.4 (P) 53.8 (P) 2.9

Mining and logging

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3.4 3.4 3.3 (P) 3.3 (P) -0.1 (P) -2.9

Construction

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93.8 96.9 96.7 (P) 97.3 (P) 3.5 (P) 3.7

Manufacturing

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117.3 117.7 117.4 (P) 116.2 (P) -1.1 (P) -0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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361.2 378.2 383.7 (P) 370.8 (P) 9.6 (P) 2.7

Information

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33.8 34.9 34.9 (P) 34.2 (P) 0.4 (P) 1.2

Financial activities

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160.6 165.2 165.9 (P) 164.8 (P) 4.2 (P) 2.6

Professional and business services

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301.3 319.4 320.9 (P) 314.9 (P) 13.6 (P) 4.5

Education and health services

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263.4 276.4 278.3 (P) 277.2 (P) 13.8 (P) 5.2

Leisure and hospitality

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194.2 203.2 202.7 (P) 201.5 (P) 7.3 (P) 3.8

Other services

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63.0 66.4 66.3 (P) 68.1 (P) 5.1 (P) 8.1

Government

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235.6 244.7 242.4 (P) 233.1 (P) -2.5 (P) -1.1
 

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif.

 

Total nonfarm

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2,124.4 2,237.0 2,244.2 (P) 2,205.1 (P) 80.7 (P) 3.8

Mining and logging

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0.9 0.9 0.9 (P) 0.8 (P) -0.1 (P) -11.1

Construction

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94.4 104.7 100.7 (P) 100.8 (P) 6.4 (P) 6.8

Manufacturing

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118.6 122.9 122.6 (P) 122.3 (P) 3.7 (P) 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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351.2 367.2 372.8 (P) 358.8 (P) 7.6 (P) 2.2

Information

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75.0 79.6 80.0 (P) 79.7 (P) 4.7 (P) 6.3

Financial activities

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125.7 128.0 128.7 (P) 128.1 (P) 2.4 (P) 1.9

Professional and business services

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427.4 458.8 461.9 (P) 455.1 (P) 27.7 (P) 6.5

Education and health services

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315.9 329.2 328.8 (P) 325.1 (P) 9.2 (P) 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

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236.4 254.6 256.8 (P) 247.6 (P) 11.2 (P) 4.7

Other services

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80.0 83.8 83.9 (P) 82.9 (P) 2.9 (P) 3.6

Government

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298.9 307.3 307.1 (P) 303.9 (P) 5.0 (P) 1.7
 

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va.

 

Total nonfarm

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3,050.7 3,158.7 3,156.3 (P) 3,097.0 (P) 46.3 (P) 1.5

Mining, logging, and construction

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142.0 151.2 147.9 (P) 146.4 (P) 4.4 (P) 3.1

Manufacturing

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49.6 50.0 49.8 (P) 49.1 (P) -0.5 (P) -1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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391.8 409.1 416.2 (P) 399.3 (P) 7.5 (P) 1.9

Information

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78.0 76.1 76.6 (P) 76.4 (P) -1.6 (P) -2.1

Financial activities

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150.8 151.4 150.8 (P) 148.8 (P) -2.0 (P) -1.3

Professional and business services

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691.8 710.4 707.5 (P) 702.2 (P) 10.4 (P) 1.5

Education and health services

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399.8 416.3 416.0 (P) 408.4 (P) 8.6 (P) 2.2

Leisure and hospitality

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280.1 300.3 299.2 (P) 289.4 (P) 9.3 (P) 3.3

Other services

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190.2 194.6 194.0 (P) 192.0 (P) 1.8 (P) 0.9

Government

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676.6 699.3 698.3 (P) 685.0 (P) 8.4 (P) 1.2

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary
 

SOURCE: Current Employment Statistics - National - State and Metropolitan Area

The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey is a monthly survey of business establishments which provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings data by industry for the nation as a whole, all States, and most major metropolitan areas since 1939. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative program in which State employment security agencies prepare the data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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