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Thursday, January 04, 2018

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Chicago Area Employment — November 2017

Local Rate of Employment Growth Below National Average

Total nonfarm employment for the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Ill.-Ind.-Wis. Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 4,731,500 in November 2017, up 25,900, or 0.6 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. During the same period, the national job count increased 1.4 percent. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Charlene Peiffer noted that the Chicago metropolitan area has had over-the-year employment increases each month since October 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 Chicago metropolitan area is made up of four metropolitan divisions—separately identifiable employment centers within the larger metropolitan area. The Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metropolitan Division, which accounted for 80 percent of the area’s workforce, added 20,900 jobs from November a year ago. In the Lake County-Kenosha County, Ill.-Wis. Metropolitan Division, employment increased by 9,800. Employment in the Elgin, Ill. Metropolitan Division was little changed compared to November a year ago, while the Gary, Ind. Metropolitan Division had an employment loss of 5,300 jobs.

Industry employment

In the greater Chicago metropolitan area, financial activities had the largest employment gain from November 2016 to November 2017, adding 10,200 jobs. The Chicago area’s 3.4-percent rate of job growth in financial activities was greater than the nationwide advance of 1.8 percent. Local employment growth in the supersector was concentrated in the Chicago division which added 10,300 jobs. (See chart 2.)

Professional and business services employment increased by 9,000 since November 2016, the second-largest employment gain in the Chicago area. Local employment growth in the supersector was concentrated in the Lake and Chicago divisions, which added 5,800 jobs and 4,600 jobs, respectively. The local rate of job growth, at 1.1 percent, was less than the 2.7-percent national increase.

Locally, education and health services and other services added 3,900 jobs and 3,000 jobs, respectively. In education and health services, the Chicago area’s 0.5-percent employment increase was lower than the national rate of 2.0 percent. Other services employment rose by 1.6 percent locally, compared to the 1.5-percent rate for the nation.

Two other local supersectors each gained at least 1,200 jobs: construction (+1,900) and information (+1,200). The Chicago area’s construction industry job growth rate, at 1.1 percent, was lower than the 2.8-percent national increase. Employment in Chicago’s information industry grew by 1.5 percent; nationally, employment in the information industry was down 2.2 percent over the year.

Two Chicago area supersectors lost more than 1,000 jobs since last November: trade, transportation, and utilities (-3,100, down 0.3 percent), and leisure and hospitality (-1,900, down 0.4 percent). Nationally, trade, transportation, and utilities employment increased by 0.7 percent and leisure and hospitality employment rose by 1.8 percent from the previous November.

Employment in the 12 largest metropolitan areas

Chicago was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in November 2017. All 12 areas had over-the-year job growth during the period, with the rates of job growth in 8 areas exceeding the national increase of 1.4 percent. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington had the fastest rate of job growth, 2.8 percent, followed by Boston-Cambridge-Nashua and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, both at 2.2 percent. Chicago and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim had the slowest rates of job growth at 0.6 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively. (See chart 3 and table 2.)

Dallas added the largest number of jobs since November 2016, 100,400, followed by New York-Newark-Jersey City (+89,300). Chicago had the smallest employment gain over the year, adding 25,900 jobs. Annual job gains in the nine remaining metropolitan areas ranged from 60,300 to 30,000.

Over the year, education and health services added the most jobs in eight areas: Boston, Los Angeles, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, New York, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Phoenix, San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria. Professional and business services gained the most jobs in three areas: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Dallas, and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land.

Information lost the most jobs over the year in three areas: Dallas, Phoenix, and Washington. Miami had no annual job losses in any supersector.

Metropolitan area employment data for December 2017 are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.


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 that 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. CES State and Area employment data are produced using several estimation procedures. Where possible these data are produced using a "weighted link relative" estimation technique in which a ratio of current-month weighted employment to that of the previous-month weighted employment is computed from a sample of establishments reporting for both months. The estimates of employment for the current month are then obtained by multiplying these ratios by the previous month's employment estimates. The weighted link relative technique is utilized for data series where the sample size meets certain statistical criteria.

For some employment series, the sample of establishments is very small or highly variable. In these cases, a model-based approach is used in estimation. These models use the direct sample estimates (described above), combined with forecasts of historical (benchmarked) data to decrease volatility in estimation. Two different models (Fay-Herriot Model and Small Domain Model) are used depending on the industry level being estimated. For more detailed information about each model, refer to the BLS Handbook of Methods.

Annual revisions. Employment estimates are adjusted annually to a complete count of jobs, called benchmarks, derived principally from tax reports that 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 also are 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 specific 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 the total private employment series are available for metropolitan areas and metropolitan divisions at www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm. Measures of sampling error for more detailed series at the area and division level are available upon request. Measures of sampling error for states down to the supersector level are available on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm. Measures of nonsampling error are not available for the areas contained in this release. Information on recent benchmark revisions is available online at www.bls.gov/sae/benchmark2017.pdf.

Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect the delineations issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on July 15, 2015. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

The Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Ill.-Ind.-Wis. Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties in Illinois; Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter Counties in Indiana; and Kenosha County in Wisconsin.

  • The Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, Ill. Metropolitan Division includes Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kendall, McHenry, and Will Counties in Illinois.
  • The Elgin, Ill. Metropolitan Division includes DeKalb and Kane Counties.
  • The Lake County-Kenosha County, Ill.-Wis. Metropolitan Division includes Lake County in Illinois and Kenosha County in Wisconsin.
  • The Gary, Ind. Metropolitan Division includes Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter Counties in Indiana.

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, the Chicago metropolitan area and its components, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry
 
Nov
2016
Sep
2017
Oct
2017
Nov
2017(p)
Nov 2016 to
Nov 2017(p)
Net
change
Percent
change

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

 

Total nonfarm

4,705.6 4,705.1 4,733.8 4,731.5 25.9 0.6

Mining and logging

1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

176.6 182.6 182.2 178.5 1.9 1.1

Manufacturing

414.1 412.1 412.6 415.0 0.9 0.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

959.8 935.0 943.8 956.7 -3.1 -0.3

Information

80.5 81.7 81.8 81.7 1.2 1.5

Financial activities

298.4 309.8 310.2 308.6 10.2 3.4

Professional and business services

833.7 838.6 845.4 842.7 9.0 1.1

Education and health services

727.6 718.7 730.9 731.5 3.9 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

460.8 474.7 468.6 458.9 -1.9 -0.4

Other services

191.9 196.4 196.0 194.9 3.0 1.6

Government

560.6 553.9 560.7 561.4 0.8 0.1

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

3,755.3 3,753.0 3,777.3 3,776.2 20.9 0.6

Mining and logging

1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.0 0.0

Construction

132.0 136.7 136.5 133.4 1.4 1.1

Manufacturing

282.8 281.9 282.3 283.9 1.1 0.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

756.8 737.8 744.9 754.2 -2.6 -0.3

Information

71.0 72.3 72.4 72.3 1.3 1.8

Financial activities

258.0 269.5 270.0 268.3 10.3 4.0

Professional and business services

702.1 702.8 708.2 706.7 4.6 0.7

Education and health services

595.3 587.9 598.6 599.9 4.6 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

371.3 378.9 374.5 367.7 -3.6 -1.0

Other services

156.5 160.7 160.4 159.3 2.8 1.8

Government

428.4 423.4 428.4 429.4 1.0 0.2

Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

259.2 255.7 258.9 259.7 0.5 0.2

Mining and logging

0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0

Construction

13.3 13.3 13.3 13.0 -0.3 -2.3

Manufacturing

35.9 34.1 34.1 34.2 -1.7 -4.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

49.9 49.0 49.7 51.1 1.2 2.4

Information

3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 0.0 0.0

Financial activities

10.6 10.9 10.9 10.9 0.3 2.8

Professional and business services

35.2 34.3 35.1 35.7 0.5 1.4

Education and health services

33.2 32.1 32.7 32.1 -1.1 -3.3

Leisure and hospitality

24.4 25.9 25.7 25.2 0.8 3.3

Other services

8.8 8.8 8.8 8.8 0.0 0.0

Government

44.0 43.4 44.7 44.8 0.8 1.8

Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

408.6 419.7 418.9 418.4 9.8 2.4

Mining and logging

0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0

Construction

13.8 14.7 14.1 14.2 0.4 2.9

Manufacturing

59.5 61.0 60.6 61.5 2.0 3.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

92.9 90.4 90.8 92.1 -0.8 -0.9

Information

3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6 -0.1 -2.7

Financial activities

20.9 20.5 20.4 20.5 -0.4 -1.9

Professional and business services

71.9 78.0 78.5 77.7 5.8 8.1

Education and health services

47.3 47.6 47.7 47.6 0.3 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

33.0 38.0 36.9 35.1 2.1 6.4

Other services

12.9 13.1 13.0 13.0 0.1 0.8

Government

52.6 52.7 53.2 53.0 0.4 0.8

Gary, IN Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

282.5 276.7 278.7 277.2 -5.3 -1.9

Mining and logging

0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0

Construction

17.5 17.9 18.3 17.9 0.4 2.3

Manufacturing

35.9 35.1 35.6 35.4 -0.5 -1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

60.2 57.8 58.4 59.3 -0.9 -1.5

Information

2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 0.0 0.0

Financial activities

8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 0.0 0.0

Professional and business services

24.5 23.5 23.6 22.6 -1.9 -7.8

Education and health services

51.8 51.1 51.9 51.9 0.1 0.2

Leisure and hospitality

32.1 31.9 31.5 30.9 -1.2 -3.7

Other services

13.7 13.8 13.8 13.8 0.1 0.7

Government

35.6 34.4 34.4 34.2 -1.4 -3.9

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
 

Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, United States and 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area Nov
2016
Sep
2017
Oct
2017
Nov
2017(p)
Nov 2016 to
Nov 2017(p)
Net
change
Percent
change

United States(1)

 

Total nonfarm

146,393 146,954 147,975 148,507 2,114 1.4

Mining and logging

673 727 731 735 62 9.2

Construction

6,869 7,122 7,126 7,060 191 2.8

Manufacturing

12,328 12,498 12,495 12,509 181 1.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27,819 27,295 27,489 28,018 199 0.7

Information

2,780 2,708 2,708 2,718 -62 -2.2

Financial activities

8,337 8,481 8,488 8,484 147 1.8

Professional and business services

20,564 20,881 21,070 21,115 551 2.7

Education and health services

23,074 23,138 23,432 23,535 461 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

15,466 16,079 15,955 15,738 272 1.8

Other services

5,705 5,755 5,788 5,790 85 1.5

Government

22,778 22,270 22,693 22,805 27 0.1

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

 

Total nonfarm

2,729.1 2,754.3 2,772.0 2,785.1 56.0 2.1

Mining and logging

1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.0 0.0

Construction

119.9 120.5 123.2 124.6 4.7 3.9

Manufacturing

163.6 161.0 161.4 161.3 -2.3 -1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

606.2 596.5 601.3 612.2 6.0 1.0

Information

96.6 99.2 98.8 100.2 3.6 3.7

Financial activities

170.0 172.9 172.7 173.5 3.5 2.1

Professional and business services

506.9 525.4 526.4 523.8 16.9 3.3

Education and health services

341.9 346.4 351.1 352.0 10.1 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

289.3 296.0 295.4 295.3 6.0 2.1

Other services

99.0 100.0 100.8 99.1 0.1 0.1

Government

333.9 334.6 339.1 341.3 7.4 2.2

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (NECTA)

 

Total nonfarm

2,739.5 2,775.0 2,796.8 2,799.8 60.3 2.2

Mining, logging, and construction

109.8 116.0 117.2 116.4 6.6 6.0

Manufacturing

187.2 186.8 186.9 186.9 -0.3 -0.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

428.4 425.7 428.2 432.1 3.7 0.9

Information

77.7 78.5 78.0 77.6 -0.1 -0.1

Financial activities

187.4 190.7 191.1 190.1 2.7 1.4

Professional and business services

477.1 486.3 490.7 492.1 15.0 3.1

Education and health services

584.5 590.6 597.3 603.1 18.6 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

262.6 275.3 275.0 266.6 4.0 1.5

Other services

101.7 107.5 109.7 109.8 8.1 8.0

Government

323.1 317.6 322.7 325.1 2.0 0.6

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

 

Total nonfarm

4,705.6 4,705.1 4,733.8 4,731.5 25.9 0.6

Mining and logging

1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

176.6 182.6 182.2 178.5 1.9 1.1

Manufacturing

414.1 412.1 412.6 415.0 0.9 0.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

959.8 935.0 943.8 956.7 -3.1 -0.3

Information

80.5 81.7 81.8 81.7 1.2 1.5

Financial activities

298.4 309.8 310.2 308.6 10.2 3.4

Professional and business services

833.7 838.6 845.4 842.7 9.0 1.1

Education and health services

727.6 718.7 730.9 731.5 3.9 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

460.8 474.7 468.6 458.9 -1.9 -0.4

Other services

191.9 196.4 196.0 194.9 3.0 1.6

Government

560.6 553.9 560.7 561.4 0.8 0.1

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

 

Total nonfarm

3,583.3 3,625.3 3,654.8 3,683.7 100.4 2.8

Mining, logging, and construction

209.9 213.0 212.3 212.3 2.4 1.1

Manufacturing

266.4 272.9 274.2 275.7 9.3 3.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

774.3 767.1 772.2 785.3 11.0 1.4

Information

83.0 80.8 80.6 80.8 -2.2 -2.7

Financial activities

286.4 296.0 293.7 293.8 7.4 2.6

Professional and business services

596.9 615.1 620.8 628.0 31.1 5.2

Education and health services

436.3 441.1 442.7 447.5 11.2 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

369.8 380.3 387.3 387.9 18.1 4.9

Other services

123.3 127.6 129.7 128.5 5.2 4.2

Government

437.0 431.4 441.3 443.9 6.9 1.6

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

 

Total nonfarm

3,021.6 3,018.4 3,054.4 3,070.1 48.5 1.6

Mining and logging

85.7 86.7 86.3 86.6 0.9 1.1

Construction

215.4 207.7 212.4 213.4 -2.0 -0.9

Manufacturing

217.9 232.1 229.2 230.9 13.0 6.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

618.3 598.6 608.1 618.1 -0.2 0.0

Information

33.1 31.7 31.4 32.0 -1.1 -3.3

Financial activities

155.9 158.9 160.3 160.6 4.7 3.0

Professional and business services

473.0 479.8 483.2 486.6 13.6 2.9

Education and health services

385.7 393.0 397.0 395.5 9.8 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

314.4 310.6 317.6 315.7 1.3 0.4

Other services

107.2 109.1 108.6 107.9 0.7 0.7

Government

415.0 410.2 420.3 422.8 7.8 1.9

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

 

Total nonfarm

6,074.9 6,043.1 6,096.2 6,125.6 50.7 0.8

Mining and logging

4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 0.0 0.0

Construction

232.1 248.2 247.9 246.2 14.1 6.1

Manufacturing

514.3 506.2 504.7 505.7 -8.6 -1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,121.7 1,089.9 1,099.7 1,121.8 0.1 0.0

Information

262.7 257.0 263.8 262.9 0.2 0.1

Financial activities

338.3 340.3 342.1 343.1 4.8 1.4

Professional and business services

919.8 922.7 923.1 924.8 5.0 0.5

Education and health services

990.0 1,004.3 1,015.8 1,019.0 29.0 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

731.1 739.4 744.1 743.7 12.6 1.7

Other services

207.6 215.0 215.1 215.4 7.8 3.8

Government

753.3 716.1 735.9 739.0 -14.3 -1.9

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

 

Total nonfarm

2,643.4 2,614.7 2,667.5 2,695.4 52.0 2.0

Mining and logging

0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.0

Construction

124.8 128.8 133.9 132.8 8.0 6.4

Manufacturing

88.7 88.0 89.7 91.4 2.7 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

607.9 593.2 599.2 617.1 9.2 1.5

Information

49.5 48.8 49.4 49.9 0.4 0.8

Financial activities

175.4 176.0 174.8 177.2 1.8 1.0

Professional and business services

436.6 427.1 440.3 440.6 4.0 0.9

Education and health services

388.7 395.8 402.6 399.4 10.7 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

329.1 312.6 324.4 332.4 3.3 1.0

Other services

127.5 128.0 133.1 133.6 6.1 4.8

Government

314.5 315.7 319.4 320.3 5.8 1.8

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

 

Total nonfarm

9,678.4 9,631.7 9,720.7 9,767.7 89.3 0.9

Mining, logging, and construction

388.8 400.5 401.1 398.9 10.1 2.6

Manufacturing

364.5 367.3 367.8 367.5 3.0 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,776.4 1,716.5 1,731.2 1,764.8 -11.6 -0.7

Information

290.9 285.6 283.7 283.6 -7.3 -2.5

Financial activities

767.2 779.0 782.2 779.0 11.8 1.5

Professional and business services

1,550.2 1,552.4 1,554.7 1,558.2 8.0 0.5

Education and health services

1,915.5 1,897.9 1,945.5 1,961.2 45.7 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

883.4 931.5 915.4 903.8 20.4 2.3

Other services

417.2 423.7 424.4 426.0 8.8 2.1

Government

1,324.3 1,277.3 1,314.7 1,324.7 0.4 0.0

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

 

Total nonfarm

2,931.5 2,926.3 2,953.4 2,961.5 30.0 1.0

Mining, logging, and construction

116.7 119.4 118.8 116.8 0.1 0.1

Manufacturing

177.7 178.6 178.9 178.8 1.1 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

538.8 523.9 527.3 537.6 -1.2 -0.2

Information

46.3 46.0 45.7 45.8 -0.5 -1.1

Financial activities

212.5 217.3 216.9 217.2 4.7 2.2

Professional and business services

470.9 474.4 479.8 481.1 10.2 2.2

Education and health services

645.3 638.3 654.0 656.1 10.8 1.7

Leisure and hospitality

258.4 275.2 272.7 265.9 7.5 2.9

Other services

120.1 117.7 118.3 118.9 -1.2 -1.0

Government

344.8 335.5 341.0 343.3 -1.5 -0.4

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

 

Total nonfarm

2,023.4 2,025.8 2,042.6 2,068.6 45.2 2.2

Mining and logging

3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 0.0 0.0

Construction

104.2 111.2 111.1 112.8 8.6 8.3

Manufacturing

120.9 123.7 124.1 124.7 3.8 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

402.8 388.1 392.9 405.2 2.4 0.6

Information

36.0 33.6 33.8 33.7 -2.3 -6.4

Financial activities

179.2 181.8 182.3 183.3 4.1 2.3

Professional and business services

349.9 346.7 352.1 356.6 6.7 1.9

Education and health services

297.0 305.7 308.2 309.4 12.4 4.2

Leisure and hospitality

220.8 223.7 226.1 229.5 8.7 3.9

Other services

61.9 61.6 61.1 61.2 -0.7 -1.1

Government

247.5 246.5 247.7 249.0 1.5 0.6

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

 

Total nonfarm

2,385.2 2,392.6 2,407.2 2,425.4 40.2 1.7

Mining and logging

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0

Construction

116.8 123.9 123.8 125.0 8.2 7.0

Manufacturing

131.8 133.9 134.0 134.3 2.5 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

388.9 378.5 380.7 389.6 0.7 0.2

Information

101.1 102.8 103.3 103.6 2.5 2.5

Financial activities

144.4 145.7 146.1 145.7 1.3 0.9

Professional and business services

478.4 471.2 473.4 477.7 -0.7 -0.1

Education and health services

344.1 350.0 356.5 358.5 14.4 4.2

Leisure and hospitality

267.1 277.5 275.0 273.7 6.6 2.5

Other services

86.4 89.5 88.8 88.1 1.7 2.0

Government

325.2 318.6 324.6 328.2 3.0 0.9

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

 

Total nonfarm

3,267.8 3,293.4 3,307.3 3,316.7 48.9 1.5

Mining, logging, and construction

156.1 163.4 163.4 160.1 4.0 2.6

Manufacturing

54.4 54.3 54.3 54.1 -0.3 -0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

414.6 409.6 411.9 419.7 5.1 1.2

Information

72.8 71.5 70.8 70.5 -2.3 -3.2

Financial activities

157.7 158.5 158.8 158.5 0.8 0.5

Professional and business services

746.9 756.7 759.4 760.5 13.6 1.8

Education and health services

441.4 446.6 454.4 457.3 15.9 3.6

Leisure and hospitality

321.6 336.0 334.7 331.1 9.5 3.0

Other services

196.0 197.6 198.0 200.0 4.0 2.0

Government

706.3 699.2 701.6 704.9 -1.4 -0.2

Footnotes
(1) U.S. data are preliminary for two months after they are first published.
(p) Preliminary
 

 

Last Modified Date: Thursday, January 04, 2018