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July 31, 2014

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Miami Area Employment-June 2014

Total nonfarm employment for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 2,391,700 in June 2014, an increase of 70,300 from a year ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Miami’s rate of job growth, at 3.0 percent, exceeded the national increase of 1.9 percent from June 2013 to June 2014. Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that over-the-year employment gains in the local area extended back to August 2010. (See chart 1 and table 1; the Technical Note at the end of this release contains the metropolitan definitions. All data in this release are not seasonally adjusted; accordingly, over-the-year analysis is used throughout.)

 Chart 1. Total nonfarm employment, over-the-year net change in the Miami metropolitan area and its divisions, June 2009-June 2014

Metropolitan divisions

The Miami area is made up of three metropolitan divisions—separately identifiable employment centers within the larger metropolitan area. All three divisions gained jobs over the year. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, the largest of the three divisions with 45 percent of the area’s employment, added 29,600 jobs from June a year ago. The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach division which accounted for 32 percent of Miami’s workforce, added 24,600 jobs. The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach division, with 23 percent of the workforce, added 16,100 jobs over the 12-month period.

Industry employment

In the Miami metropolitan area, the trade, transportation, and utilities supersector experienced the largest employment increase, up 15,200 or 2.8 percent from June a year ago. This job growth was concentrated in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami metropolitan divisions. Nationwide, employment in this industry grew 2.3 percent over the 12-month period. (See chart 2 and table 1.)

Professional and business services had the second largest over-the-year increase in jobs locally in June 2014, growing by 14,400 or 3.9 percent. The expansion of professional and business services jobs in June 2014 was spread across the three metropolitan divisions. Nationwide, professional and business services increased 3.5 percent over the year.

Leisure and hospitality added 12,000 jobs in June 2014, an increase of 4.2 percent over the year, with the three metropolitan divisions gaining jobs. Nationally, employment in this industry grew 2.8 percent since June 2013.

Two other supersectors gained at least 7,000 jobs over the year in the local area—construction (9,800) and education and health services (7,100). Both supersectors recorded faster rates of job growth locally than their respective national rates. Four supersectors recorded over-the-year employment gains ranging from 3,900 to 1,600 in June 2014.

 Chart 2. Total nonfarm and supersector employment, over-the-year percent change, United States and the Miami metropolitan area, June 2014

Employment in the 12 largest metropolitan areas

Miami was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in June 2014. All 12 areas recorded over-the-year job growth, with 6 of them greater than the national average of 1.9 percent. (See chart 3 and table 2.) The fastest rate of job growth was in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, up 3.6 percent, followed by Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, up 3.1 percent. The slowest rate of expansion occurred in Detroit-Warren-Livonia, up 0.3 percent.

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island added the largest number of jobs from the previous June, gaining 137,800, followed by Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (118,700) and Dallas (112,100). Employment expanded by more than 50,000 in Houston, Miami, San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, and Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta. Detroit registered the smallest 12-month increase (5,000) during the period.

Professional and business services led employment growth in Atlanta, Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Dallas, and San Francisco. (See table 2.) In four other metropolitan areas, education and health services recorded the largest gains—Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington.

Over the year, manufacturing recorded the largest loss of jobs in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, while government led job losses in three areas.

 Chart 3. Total nonfarm employment, over-the-year percent change, United States and 12 largest metropolitan areas, June 2014

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.

Employment 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 places 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 (NAICS).

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 survey, 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 are 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 online at www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm. Information on recent benchmark revisions for states is available at www.bls.gov/sae/.

Additional information.

More complete information on the technical procedures used to develop these estimates and additional data appear in Employment and Earnings, which is available online at www.bls.gov/opub/ee/home.htm. Industry employment data for states and metropolitan areas from the Current Employment Statistics program are also available in the above mentioned news releases and from the Internet at www.bls.gov/sae/.

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 on December 1, 2009. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla., Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach in Florida.

The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Fla., Metropolitan Division includes Broward County in Florida.

The Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Fla., Metropolitan Division includes Miami-Dade County in Florida.

The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Fla., Metropolitan Division includes Palm Beach County in Florida.

Table 1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, United States and Miami metropolitan area, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands), June 2014
Area and Industry
 
June
2013
Apr
2014
May
2014
June
2014(p)
Change from June
2013 to June 2014(p)
Number Percent

United States

 

Total nonfarm

137,195 138,265 139,179 139,761 2,566 1.9

Mining and logging

873 892 900 917 44 5.0

Construction

6,018 5,869 6,054 6,210 192 3.2

Manufacturing

12,074 12,035 12,096 12,203 129 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

25,852 26,056 26,256 26,443 591 2.3

Information

2,694 2,655 2,653 2,668 -26 -1.0

Financial activities

7,933 7,886 7,919 7,997 64 0.8

Professional and business services

18,681 19,061 19,153 19,342 661 3.5

Education and health services

20,874 21,534 21,486 21,265 391 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

14,871 14,469 14,864 15,280 409 2.8

Other services

5,531 5,501 5,537 5,571 40 0.7

Government

21,794 22,307 22,261 21,865 71 0.3

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

 

Total nonfarm

2,321.4 2,420.0 2,417.2 2,391.7 70.3 3.0

Mining and logging

0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.1 20.0

Construction

92.5 98.0 98.4 102.3 9.8 10.6

Manufacturing

77.9 78.2 78.9 79.5 1.6 2.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

547.5 562.9 563.1 562.7 15.2 2.8

Information

46.0 46.8 46.8 46.6 0.6 1.3

Financial activities

164.9 166.7 168.8 168.8 3.9 2.4

Professional and business services

370.2 384.9 382.0 384.6 14.4 3.9

Education and health services

345.0 355.5 355.1 352.1 7.1 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

285.2 301.9 299.1 297.2 12.0 4.2

Other services

111.4 115.6 116.0 115.0 3.6 3.2

Government

280.3 308.9 308.4 282.3 2.0 0.7

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

1,044.6 1,090.8 1,089.2 1,074.2 29.6 2.8

Mining and logging

0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.1 33.3

Construction

33.1 35.9 35.6 36.0 2.9 8.8

Manufacturing

36.5 37.5 38.0 38.7 2.2 6.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

274.4 281.7 281.6 280.3 5.9 2.2

Information

18.0 18.2 18.2 18.0 0.0 0.0

Financial activities

71.5 73.3 74.3 75.1 3.6 5.0

Professional and business services

146.6 151.9 150.9 152.0 5.4 3.7

Education and health services

162.3 168.5 168.2 165.5 3.2 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

125.5 132.3 131.4 130.9 5.4 4.3

Other services

46.8 50.1 50.1 49.2 2.4 5.1

Government

129.6 141.0 140.5 128.1 -1.5 -1.2

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

743.1 773.5 773.8 767.7 24.6 3.3

Construction

33.0 34.5 34.4 37.2 4.2 12.7

Manufacturing

25.9 25.6 25.7 25.5 -0.4 -1.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

170.8 177.6 178.2 178.4 7.6 4.4

Information

18.4 19.0 19.0 19.0 0.6 3.3

Financial activities

55.4 56.3 57.1 56.5 1.1 2.0

Professional and business services

126.9 131.7 130.6 130.6 3.7 2.9

Education and health services

97.5 98.6 98.5 97.5 0.0 0.0

Leisure and hospitality

85.3 89.7 89.1 88.8 3.5 4.1

Other services

35.7 36.5 36.8 37.1 1.4 3.9

Government

94.1 103.9 104.3 97.0 2.9 3.1

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

533.7 555.7 554.2 549.8 16.1 3.0

Construction

26.4 27.6 28.4 29.1 2.7 10.2

Manufacturing

15.5 15.1 15.2 15.3 -0.2 -1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

102.3 103.6 103.3 104.0 1.7 1.7

Information

9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 0.0 0.0

Financial activities

38.0 37.1 37.4 37.2 -0.8 -2.1

Professional and business services

96.7 101.3 100.5 102.0 5.3 5.5

Education and health services

85.2 88.4 88.4 89.1 3.9 4.6

Leisure and hospitality

74.4 79.9 78.6 77.5 3.1 4.2

Other services

28.9 29.0 29.1 28.7 -0.2 -0.7

Government

56.6 64.0 63.6 57.2 0.6 1.1
 

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Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry
 
June
2013
Apr
2014
May
2014
June
2014(p)
Change from June
2013 to June 2014(p)
Number Percent

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

 

Total nonfarm

2,402.6 2,445.5 2,464.9 2,460.9 58.3 2.4

Mining and logging

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.0

Construction

91.8 95.8 97.6 97.4 5.6 6.1

Manufacturing

149.1 150.0 151.3 152.9 3.8 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

532.7 543.3 546.3 548.5 15.8 3.0

Information

84.3 85.0 85.5 86.9 2.6 3.1

Financial activities

156.4 156.5 158.6 159.7 3.3 2.1

Professional and business services

436.5 446.4 452.2 453.2 16.7 3.8

Education and health services

290.8 299.5 299.9 292.8 2.0 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

251.2 253.8 259.4 263.0 11.8 4.7

Other services

94.2 92.8 93.5 91.8 -2.4 -2.5

Government

314.4 321.2 319.4 313.5 -0.9 -0.3

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH

 

Total nonfarm

2,581.1 2,574.3 2,599.9 2,622.8 41.7 1.6

Mining and logging

0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

93.0 84.4 89.0 92.7 -0.3 -0.3

Manufacturing

195.2 192.9 193.4 195.5 0.3 0.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

413.0 410.7 414.8 421.1 8.1 2.0

Information

75.2 76.8 77.6 79.3 4.1 5.5

Financial activities

173.9 169.9 171.5 173.7 -0.2 -0.1

Professional and business services

439.3 438.2 442.5 448.0 8.7 2.0

Education and health services

524.1 551.8 547.8 539.9 15.8 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

258.8 241.2 252.2 262.7 3.9 1.5

Other services

101.1 100.1 101.1 102.8 1.7 1.7

Government

306.9 307.8 309.4 306.5 -0.4 -0.1

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI

 

Total nonfarm

4,491.0 4,435.9 4,485.2 4,524.2 33.2 0.7

Mining and logging

1.6 1.2 1.4 1.4 -0.2 -12.5

Construction

156.9 143.6 153.6 162.9 6.0 3.8

Manufacturing

413.3 403.7 404.1 406.1 -7.2 -1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

899.4 887.9 897.0 905.3 5.9 0.7

Information

81.5 79.0 79.3 80.5 -1.0 -1.2

Financial activities

292.4 284.5 285.1 290.5 -1.9 -0.6

Professional and business services

777.7 774.7 782.1 789.2 11.5 1.5

Education and health services

673.8 687.0 688.6 681.4 7.6 1.1

Leisure and hospitality

446.8 424.9 439.3 451.3 4.5 1.0

Other services

192.4 191.9 191.5 196.4 4.0 2.1

Government

555.2 557.5 563.2 559.2 4.0 0.7

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

 

Total nonfarm

3,100.5 3,176.2 3,198.6 3,212.6 112.1 3.6

Mining, logging, and construction

176.4 182.5 187.2 190.8 14.4 8.2

Manufacturing

259.0 254.3 256.5 257.6 -1.4 -0.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

634.5 655.6 659.4 662.1 27.6 4.3

Information

79.4 80.1 81.2 81.2 1.8 2.3

Financial activities

254.3 252.6 252.4 254.2 -0.1 0.0

Professional and business services

483.7 506.0 511.4 523.8 40.1 8.3

Education and health services

382.3 391.8 391.5 392.7 10.4 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

326.6 335.7 338.5 336.9 10.3 3.2

Other services

112.9 114.1 116.1 113.8 0.9 0.8

Government

391.4 403.5 404.4 399.5 8.1 2.1

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

 

Total nonfarm

1,892.2 1,847.4 1,880.9 1,897.2 5.0 0.3

Mining, logging, and construction

61.1 54.5 60.3 62.8 1.7 2.8

Manufacturing

231.2 226.6 232.2 238.8 7.6 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

350.9 347.3 351.9 355.9 5.0 1.4

Information

27.6 26.8 27.1 27.4 -0.2 -0.7

Financial activities

105.1 97.5 97.6 97.9 -7.2 -6.9

Professional and business services

362.7 358.0 366.7 365.3 2.6 0.7

Education and health services

297.7 297.5 298.8 299.4 1.7 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

187.1 173.5 181.8 186.0 -1.1 -0.6

Other services

78.7 77.0 77.3 76.9 -1.8 -2.3

Government

190.1 188.7 187.2 186.8 -3.3 -1.7

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

 

Total nonfarm

2,799.0 2,865.9 2,883.0 2,886.5 87.5 3.1

Mining and logging

107.4 110.8 111.7 114.1 6.7 6.2

Construction

190.7 197.0 196.8 196.3 5.6 2.9

Manufacturing

252.8 256.9 258.3 259.7 6.9 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

564.3 575.1 578.4 581.4 17.1 3.0

Information

32.7 32.8 32.9 33.2 0.5 1.5

Financial activities

143.2 142.8 144.4 145.5 2.3 1.6

Professional and business services

429.7 437.9 438.6 442.2 12.5 2.9

Education and health services

335.9 344.3 347.3 348.4 12.5 3.7

Leisure and hospitality

277.5 282.6 287.8 289.4 11.9 4.3

Other services

100.3 101.7 102.9 101.8 1.5 1.5

Government

364.5 384.0 383.9 374.5 10.0 2.7

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

 

Total nonfarm

5,568.7 5,666.2 5,675.9 5,687.4 118.7 2.1

Mining and logging

5.2 5.2 5.3 5.4 0.2 3.8

Construction

194.2 208.0 207.6 209.9 15.7 8.1

Manufacturing

526.9 511.7 509.1 509.7 -17.2 -3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,027.5 1,037.8 1,037.6 1,042.9 15.4 1.5

Information

219.1 230.8 227.1 231.9 12.8 5.8

Financial activities

326.7 320.1 321.4 322.8 -3.9 -1.2

Professional and business services

852.7 882.2 881.4 882.2 29.5 3.5

Education and health services

877.0 931.7 930.8 920.4 43.4 4.9

Leisure and hospitality

636.4 632.8 642.5 650.2 13.8 2.2

Other services

191.9 195.2 197.8 197.9 6.0 3.1

Government

711.1 710.7 715.3 714.1 3.0 0.4

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

 

Total nonfarm

2,321.4 2,420.0 2,417.2 2,391.7 70.3 3.0

Mining and logging

0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.1 20.0

Construction

92.5 98.0 98.4 102.3 9.8 10.6

Manufacturing

77.9 78.2 78.9 79.5 1.6 2.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

547.5 562.9 563.1 562.7 15.2 2.8

Information

46.0 46.8 46.8 46.6 0.6 1.3

Financial activities

164.9 166.7 168.8 168.8 3.9 2.4

Professional and business services

370.2 384.9 382.0 384.6 14.4 3.9

Education and health services

345.0 355.5 355.1 352.1 7.1 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

285.2 301.9 299.1 297.2 12.0 4.2

Other services

111.4 115.6 116.0 115.0 3.6 3.2

Government

280.3 308.9 308.4 282.3 2.0 0.7

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA

 

Total nonfarm

8,787.6 8,766.0 8,842.5 8,925.4 137.8 1.6

Mining, logging, and construction

326.6 317.2 326.9 331.8 5.2 1.6

Manufacturing

359.2 355.3 356.3 358.4 -0.8 -0.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,611.5 1,612.4 1,629.5 1,646.4 34.9 2.2

Information

278.7 273.6 272.4 272.4 -6.3 -2.3

Financial activities

743.7 732.3 729.2 742.4 -1.3 -0.2

Professional and business services

1,398.5 1,396.3 1,408.9 1,427.7 29.2 2.1

Education and health services

1,605.0 1,667.4 1,672.2 1,659.2 54.2 3.4

Leisure and hospitality

826.3 775.3 809.6 851.3 25.0 3.0

Other services

387.0 385.8 388.0 392.4 5.4 1.4

Government

1,251.1 1,250.4 1,249.5 1,243.4 -7.7 -0.6

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

 

Total nonfarm

2,768.8 2,767.9 2,785.0 2,796.2 27.4 1.0

Mining, logging, and construction

104.7 104.5 106.6 110.1 5.4 5.2

Manufacturing

180.9 178.0 179.3 179.9 -1.0 -0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

509.0 506.0 510.5 513.6 4.6 0.9

Information

47.5 46.3 46.3 46.4 -1.1 -2.3

Financial activities

205.0 202.2 203.1 205.4 0.4 0.2

Professional and business services

441.5 441.4 443.5 444.6 3.1 0.7

Education and health services

562.1 585.7 581.1 576.2 14.1 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

252.6 240.9 251.4 259.2 6.6 2.6

Other services

124.4 119.5 120.7 123.0 -1.4 -1.1

Government

341.1 343.4 342.5 337.8 -3.3 -1.0

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

 

Total nonfarm

2,104.2 2,139.1 2,152.6 2,167.1 62.9 3.0

Mining and logging

1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 -0.1 -7.7

Construction

94.5 97.2 100.1 100.6 6.1 6.5

Manufacturing

115.5 117.6 117.3 117.7 2.2 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

342.6 344.8 346.1 350.6 8.0 2.3

Information

73.9 75.2 74.9 76.2 2.3 3.1

Financial activities

126.5 125.6 125.6 127.1 0.6 0.5

Professional and business services

416.3 423.1 427.4 432.4 16.1 3.9

Education and health services

312.8 325.0 326.2 324.5 11.7 3.7

Leisure and hospitality

242.8 245.2 248.5 252.8 10.0 4.1

Other services

80.3 79.9 80.5 80.7 0.4 0.5

Government

297.7 304.3 304.8 303.3 5.6 1.9

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

 

Total nonfarm

3,095.1 3,085.5 3,095.8 3,121.9 26.8 0.9

Mining, logging, and construction

148.8 145.4 144.2 151.5 2.7 1.8

Manufacturing

48.7 45.9 45.9 46.0 -2.7 -5.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

389.1 392.4 392.4 397.4 8.3 2.1

Information

76.5 74.0 73.7 74.0 -2.5 -3.3

Financial activities

152.1 152.7 154.1 155.5 3.4 2.2

Professional and business services

711.2 702.1 704.8 712.9 1.7 0.2

Education and health services

383.1 401.2 395.9 390.9 7.8 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

304.6 294.1 304.3 313.9 9.3 3.1

Other services

190.7 189.1 189.8 192.1 1.4 0.7

Government

690.3 688.6 690.7 687.7 -2.6 -0.4

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Last Modified Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014