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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

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Miami Area Employment – June 2016

Total nonfarm employment for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 2,540,500 in June 2016, up 65,600, or 2.7 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Nationally, employment increased 1.8 percent from June 2015 to June 2016. 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 metropolitan area definitions. All data in this release are not seasonally adjusted; accordingly, over-the-year analysis is used throughout.)

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 44 percent of the area’s employment, added 18,600 jobs from June a year ago. The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach division which accounted for 32 percent of Miami’s workforce, added 35,900 jobs. The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach division, with 23 percent of the workforce, added 11,100 jobs over the 12-month period.

Industry employment

In the Miami metropolitan area, the professional and business services supersector experienced the largest employment increase, up 15,500 or 3.9 percent from June a year ago. Job growth in this industry was concentrated in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami metropolitan divisions. Nationwide, employment in this industry grew 2.7 percent over the 12-month period. (See chart 2.)

Leisure and hospitality had the second largest over-the-year increase in jobs locally in June 2016, growing by 12,100 or 4.0 percent. This supersector gained jobs in all three metropolitan divisions from June a year ago. Nationwide, leisure and hospitality services employment increased 2.8 percent during the same period.

Trade, transportation, and utilities added 11,500 jobs in June 2016, an increase of 2.0 percent over the year, with the largest gains occurring in the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan division. Nationally, employment in this industry grew 1.6 percent since June 2015.

Locally, the financial activities and education and health services supersectors each added 8,100 jobs over-the-year, up 4.6 and 2.2 percent, respectively. All three metropolitan divisions had annual job gains in these sectors. Nationwide, the rate of job growth was 2.1 percent for financial activities and 3.0 percent for education and health services.

The construction supersector added 7,300 jobs from June 2015 to June 2016, a gain of 6.5 percent. Job gains in local construction were primarily concentrated in the Miami metropolitan division. Nationally, this sector increased 3.5 percent over-the-year.

Twelve largest metropolitan areas

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in June 2016. All 12 areas had over-the-year job growth during the period, with the rates of job growth in 10 areas exceeding the national increase of 1.8 percent. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale had the fastest rate of job growth, 3.6 percent, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (3.3 percent), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim and San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward (3.0 percent each). Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Chicago-Naperville-Elgin had the slowest rates of job growth. (See chart 3 and table 2.)

New York-Newark-Jersey City added the largest number of jobs, 196,500, followed by Los Angeles (+171,900) and Dallas (+114,100). Houston had the smallest employment gain over the year, adding 5,200 jobs.

Education and health services had the largest employment gain in 4 areas—Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Los Angeles, New York, and Phoenix. Professional and business services added the most jobs in 4 areas—Miami, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, San Francisco, and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria.

Manufacturing had the largest over-the-year losses in Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The New York area experienced no annual job losses in any supersector.

Metropolitan area employment data for July 2016 are scheduled to be released on Friday, August 19, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).


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 2012 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 survey and administrative data 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/.

Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect the delineations issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on February 28, 2013. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm 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-Delray, Fla., Metropolitan Division includes Palm Beach County in Florida.

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.

Table 1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, United States and the Miami metropolitan area and its components, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry
 
June
2015
Apr
2016
May
2016
June
2016 (P)
June 2015 to June 2016 (P)
Net change Percent change

United States

 

Total nonfarm

142,717 143,934 144,557 145,239 2,522 1.8

Mining and logging

825 691 689 692 -133 -16.1

Construction

6,621 6,561 6,699 6,850 229 3.5

Manufacturing

12,407 12,239 12,256 12,374 -33 -0.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

26,955 27,061 27,220 27,375 420 1.6

Information

2,755 2,785 2,742 2,802 47 1.7

Financial activities

8,168 8,210 8,249 8,337 169 2.1

Professional and business services

19,797 20,088 20,137 20,330 533 2.7

Education and health services

21,829 22,755 22,698 22,484 655 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

15,742 15,367 15,711 16,186 444 2.8

Other services

5,687 5,682 5,704 5,761 74 1.3

Government

21,931 22,495 22,452 22,048 117 0.5

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

 

Total nonfarm

2,474.9 2,570.1 2,569.4 2,540.5 65.6 2.7

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

112.0 118.9 119.8 119.3 7.3 6.5

Manufacturing

84.7 84.8 84.9 84.3 -0.4 -0.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

582.3 592.4 593.4 593.8 11.5 2.0

Information

48.2 48.0 48.0 48.1 -0.1 -0.2

Financial activities

174.6 181.7 181.3 182.7 8.1 4.6

Professional and business services

400.5 414.7 415.0 416.0 15.5 3.9

Education and health services

365.5 375.7 375.0 373.6 8.1 2.2

Leisure and hospitality

304.1 320.8 319.2 316.2 12.1 4.0

Other services

121.0 124.1 123.9 122.6 1.6 1.3

Government

281.4 308.4 308.3 283.3 1.9 0.7

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

1,109.1 1,142.1 1,143.5 1,127.7 18.6 1.7

Mining and logging

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

40.1 46.0 46.2 45.4 5.3 13.2

Manufacturing

39.5 38.5 38.5 37.7 -1.8 -4.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

288.9 290.3 290.9 291.3 2.4 0.8

Information

18.5 18.4 18.4 18.3 -0.2 -1.1

Financial activities

78.1 81.5 81.1 81.0 2.9 3.7

Professional and business services

158.4 162.2 163.2 163.7 5.3 3.3

Education and health services

170.5 174.3 174.5 172.9 2.4 1.4

Leisure and hospitality

133.5 137.0 136.9 136.3 2.8 2.1

Other services

52.5 53.1 53.2 52.1 -0.4 -0.8

Government

128.7 140.4 140.2 128.6 -0.1 -0.1

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

 

Total nonfarm

789.4 827.7 828.1 825.3 35.9 4.5

Construction

41.0 42.7 43.4 42.8 1.8 4.4

Manufacturing

27.9 29.0 29.0 29.3 1.4 5.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

181.2 188.0 188.9 189.8 8.6 4.7

Information

19.1 19.2 19.2 19.4 0.3 1.6

Financial activities

56.8 59.6 59.7 60.4 3.6 6.3

Professional and business services

136.4 144.0 142.9 145.1 8.7 6.4

Education and health services

102.4 105.3 104.1 104.9 2.5 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

91.3 97.3 98.3 98.2 6.9 7.6

Other services

37.5 38.8 38.6 38.5 1.0 2.7

Government

95.7 103.7 103.9 96.8 1.1 1.1

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

 

Total nonfarm

576.4 600.3 597.8 587.5 11.1 1.9

Construction

30.9 30.2 30.2 31.1 0.2 0.6

Manufacturing

17.3 17.3 17.4 17.3 0.0 0.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

112.2 114.1 113.6 112.7 0.5 0.4

Information

10.6 10.4 10.4 10.4 -0.2 -1.9

Financial activities

39.7 40.6 40.5 41.3 1.6 4.0

Professional and business services

105.7 108.5 108.9 107.2 1.5 1.4

Education and health services

92.6 96.1 96.4 95.8 3.2 3.5

Leisure and hospitality

79.3 86.5 84.0 81.7 2.4 3.0

Other services

31.0 32.2 32.1 32.0 1.0 3.2

Government

57.0 64.3 64.2 57.9 0.9 1.6
(P) Preliminary  

Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry
 
June
2015
Apr
2016
May
2016
June
2016 (P)
June 2015 to June 2016 (P)
Net change Percent change

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

 

Total nonfarm

2,589.5 2,645.0 2,664.1 2,658.9 69.4 2.7

Mining and logging

1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

108.7 113.7 115.1 116.0 7.3 6.7

Manufacturing

157.3 162.2 160.8 163.1 5.8 3.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

577.0 591.5 595.1 593.4 16.4 2.8

Information

90.0 87.3 87.9 88.6 -1.4 -1.6

Financial activities

162.6 162.6 164.6 164.9 2.3 1.4

Professional and business services

482.0 491.3 496.1 495.9 13.9 2.9

Education and health services

315.4 326.1 328.0 321.7 6.3 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

278.1 284.0 290.7 294.4 16.3 5.9

Other services

97.7 97.0 97.2 96.8 -0.9 -0.9

Government

319.3 327.8 327.1 322.7 3.4 1.1

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

 

Total nonfarm

2,682.2 2,684.7 2,699.1 2,733.9 51.7 1.9

Mining, logging, and construction

106.7 107.9 112.7 117.5 10.8 10.1

Manufacturing

194.4 188.7 188.7 191.1 -3.3 -1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

421.7 416.9 421.8 426.7 5.0 1.2

Information

78.4 77.7 74.8 79.0 0.6 0.8

Financial activities

183.0 185.2 185.7 189.2 6.2 3.4

Professional and business services

462.5 461.3 462.5 471.8 9.3 2.0

Education and health services

547.7 574.1 569.9 566.0 18.3 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

270.3 252.0 263.3 274.3 4.0 1.5

Other services

104.1 103.6 104.0 106.4 2.3 2.2

Government

313.4 317.3 315.7 311.9 -1.5 -0.5

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

 

Total nonfarm

4,641.0 4,620.9 4,675.7 4,702.7 61.7 1.3

Mining and logging

1.5 1.4 1.5 1.6 0.1 6.7

Construction

172.7 166.1 173.4 181.9 9.2 5.3

Manufacturing

417.6 411.9 412.3 414.5 -3.1 -0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

934.4 929.4 938.1 942.8 8.4 0.9

Information

81.1 80.6 81.2 81.4 0.3 0.4

Financial activities

295.8 290.2 292.3 295.2 -0.6 -0.2

Professional and business services

817.3 809.2 822.1 832.4 15.1 1.8

Education and health services

696.5 715.5 712.9 701.8 5.3 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

472.9 462.6 480.9 493.0 20.1 4.3

Other services

197.0 194.2 195.9 198.4 1.4 0.7

Government

554.2 559.8 565.1 559.7 5.5 1.0

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

 

Total nonfarm

3,409.3 3,498.3 3,515.7 3,523.4 114.1 3.3

Mining, logging, and construction

200.6 201.8 199.8 202.2 1.6 0.8

Manufacturing

264.0 261.4 262.2 263.7 -0.3 -0.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

721.2 748.1 752.4 756.6 35.4 4.9

Information

80.1 80.1 80.6 80.4 0.3 0.4

Financial activities

276.6 287.2 288.9 289.7 13.1 4.7

Professional and business services

559.5 573.0 579.4 577.0 17.5 3.1

Education and health services

415.6 431.3 431.5 428.0 12.4 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

360.1 371.0 374.3 381.4 21.3 5.9

Other services

121.6 120.3 120.1 121.9 0.3 0.2

Government

410.0 424.1 426.5 422.5 12.5 3.0

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

 

Total nonfarm

2,993.5 2,995.1 2,993.2 2,998.7 5.2 0.2

Mining and logging

100.3 88.6 86.7 86.7 -13.6 -13.6

Construction

217.9 219.5 219.0 214.6 -3.3 -1.5

Manufacturing

247.5 232.5 230.4 232.3 -15.2 -6.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

611.2 612.3 612.7 613.7 2.5 0.4

Information

32.7 31.4 31.3 31.1 -1.6 -4.9

Financial activities

151.6 152.0 153.2 154.8 3.2 2.1

Professional and business services

473.3 460.1 456.2 457.8 -15.5 -3.3

Education and health services

364.4 382.5 383.7 383.1 18.7 5.1

Leisure and hospitality

307.0 317.1 318.9 327.9 20.9 6.8

Other services

108.2 105.6 107.0 109.1 0.9 0.8

Government

379.4 393.5 394.1 387.6 8.2 2.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

 

Total nonfarm

5,799.2 5,940.2 5,956.7 5,971.1 171.9 3.0

Mining and logging

4.7 4.1 4.1 4.1 -0.6 -12.8

Construction

216.1 230.2 233.2 232.5 16.4 7.6

Manufacturing

519.0 510.9 510.8 513.5 -5.5 -1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,066.6 1,083.2 1,085.6 1,088.2 21.6 2.0

Information

227.4 241.4 237.1 235.1 7.7 3.4

Financial activities

330.5 334.7 335.7 338.3 7.8 2.4

Professional and business services

879.6 900.0 901.3 910.6 31.0 3.5

Education and health services

924.4 981.3 982.4 974.7 50.3 5.4

Leisure and hospitality

696.5 711.2 716.1 727.4 30.9 4.4

Other services

200.9 202.6 203.7 203.5 2.6 1.3

Government

733.5 740.6 746.7 743.2 9.7 1.3

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

 

Total nonfarm

2,474.9 2,570.1 2,569.4 2,540.5 65.6 2.7

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

112.0 118.9 119.8 119.3 7.3 6.5

Manufacturing

84.7 84.8 84.9 84.3 -0.4 -0.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

582.3 592.4 593.4 593.8 11.5 2.0

Information

48.2 48.0 48.0 48.1 -0.1 -0.2

Financial activities

174.6 181.7 181.3 182.7 8.1 4.6

Professional and business services

400.5 414.7 415.0 416.0 15.5 3.9

Education and health services

365.5 375.7 375.0 373.6 8.1 2.2

Leisure and hospitality

304.1 320.8 319.2 316.2 12.1 4.0

Other services

121.0 124.1 123.9 122.6 1.6 1.3

Government

281.4 308.4 308.3 283.3 1.9 0.7

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

 

Total nonfarm

9,433.3 9,470.4 9,527.4 9,629.8 196.5 2.1

Mining, logging, and construction

379.5 381.6 391.2 397.2 17.7 4.7

Manufacturing

370.2 368.4 369.3 372.5 2.3 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,732.9 1,711.3 1,721.5 1,741.6 8.7 0.5

Information

285.9 287.3 277.1 292.8 6.9 2.4

Financial activities

770.7 766.8 765.9 773.7 3.0 0.4

Professional and business services

1,499.9 1,498.8 1,508.8 1,521.6 21.7 1.4

Education and health services

1,758.9 1,843.2 1,842.6 1,826.4 67.5 3.8

Leisure and hospitality

913.7 870.6 907.9 958.3 44.6 4.9

Other services

417.9 422.0 421.8 427.6 9.7 2.3

Government

1,303.7 1,320.4 1,321.3 1,318.1 14.4 1.1

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

 

Total nonfarm

2,841.8 2,885.4 2,897.5 2,915.6 73.8 2.6

Mining, logging, and construction

113.5 113.5 115.0 117.2 3.7 3.3

Manufacturing

182.5 182.6 183.3 185.0 2.5 1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

520.8 522.1 527.4 530.0 9.2 1.8

Information

46.9 46.8 44.4 47.3 0.4 0.9

Financial activities

209.9 209.1 210.1 211.6 1.7 0.8

Professional and business services

452.1 466.5 471.0 475.6 23.5 5.2

Education and health services

593.5 622.6 616.1 608.2 14.7 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

264.9 258.3 267.0 279.4 14.5 5.5

Other services

120.1 119.2 119.8 120.0 -0.1 -0.1

Government

337.6 344.7 343.4 341.3 3.7 1.1

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

 

Total nonfarm

1,868.9 1,977.5 1,960.3 1,936.2 67.3 3.6

Mining and logging

3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3 -0.1 -2.9

Construction

98.6 105.4 105.7 108.5 9.9 10.0

Manufacturing

119.8 118.4 119.9 120.6 0.8 0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

372.2 384.0 383.9 383.4 11.2 3.0

Information

36.8 39.3 38.8 39.3 2.5 6.8

Financial activities

165.9 175.3 174.7 175.4 9.5 5.7

Professional and business services

318.6 332.9 328.1 330.8 12.2 3.8

Education and health services

275.8 292.9 291.9 290.5 14.7 5.3

Leisure and hospitality

204.3 216.3 214.4 209.6 5.3 2.6

Other services

65.4 66.7 65.7 64.9 -0.5 -0.8

Government

208.1 243.0 233.9 209.9 1.8 0.9

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

 

Total nonfarm

2,257.2 2,308.4 2,314.0 2,324.8 67.6 3.0

Mining and logging

1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 -0.1 -10.0

Construction

110.0 117.0 117.3 119.0 9.0 8.2

Manufacturing

126.0 127.1 127.0 128.3 2.3 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

362.6 368.4 368.9 371.0 8.4 2.3

Information

85.4 86.1 85.7 86.9 1.5 1.8

Financial activities

129.9 129.0 129.5 130.5 0.6 0.5

Professional and business services

459.7 474.4 473.3 476.1 16.4 3.6

Education and health services

326.9 340.8 343.0 339.4 12.5 3.8

Leisure and hospitality

261.1 265.0 266.5 271.9 10.8 4.1

Other services

84.0 84.1 84.6 85.6 1.6 1.9

Government

310.6 315.6 317.3 315.2 4.6 1.5

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

 

Total nonfarm

3,195.0 3,231.7 3,245.8 3,276.1 81.1 2.5

Mining, logging, and construction

152.6 158.6 158.4 161.8 9.2 6.0

Manufacturing

53.2 52.4 53.2 53.8 0.6 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

403.9 409.6 413.4 418.1 14.2 3.5

Information

77.1 74.8 73.0 75.6 -1.5 -1.9

Financial activities

155.3 154.8 153.7 154.4 -0.9 -0.6

Professional and business services

726.4 735.1 739.7 745.3 18.9 2.6

Education and health services

405.3 424.4 420.4 420.3 15.0 3.7

Leisure and hospitality

324.5 319.8 326.6 338.6 14.1 4.3

Other services

199.6 199.5 200.0 201.6 2.0 1.0

Government

697.1 702.7 707.4 706.6 9.5 1.4
(P) Preliminary  

 

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2016