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22-1592-ATL
Wednesday, August 03, 2022

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Atlanta Area Employment — June 2022

Total nonfarm employment for Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, increased by 179,300 over the year in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that the local rate of job gain, 6.4 percent, compared to the 4.2-percent national increase. (See chart 1 and table 1.) (All data in this release are not seasonally adjusted; accordingly, over-the-year analysis is used throughout.)


Industry employment

In Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, professional and business services had the largest gain (+45,800) among the metropolitan area’s private-industry supersectors. (See chart 2.) Within this supersector, the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector added 23,900 jobs and the professional, scientific, and technical services sector added 20,000 jobs. The 8.3-percent increase in the metropolitan area’s professional and business services supersector compared to the 5.5-percent gain on a national level.


Trade, transportation, and utilities added 43,100 jobs over the year in the metropolitan area. Within this supersector, the transportation and warehousing sector added the most jobs (+20,400), followed by the wholesale trade (+12,200) and retail trade (+10,100) sectors. The metropolitan area had a 7.2-percent gain in the trade, transportation, and utilities supersector, compared to the 3.9-percent increase for the nation.

Education and health services added 22,000 jobs. The majority of employment gained in this supersector was concentrated in the health care and social assistance sector (+18,900).

Leisure and hospitality gained 21,300 jobs. Accommodation and food services accounted for 18,200, or 85 percent, of the jobs gained within this supersector.

Three other supersectors in the local area had significant over-the-year job gains in June greater than 10,000: information (+13,200), financial activities (+12,100), and manufacturing (+11,700).

Twelve largest metropolitan areas

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in June 2022. All 12 areas gained jobs over the year. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, had the largest increase (+526,300). Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, had the smallest increase (+86,300) among the largest areas, followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (+100,700). (See table 2 and chart 3.)

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, had a 7.7-percent rate of job gain. The rates of job gain in the remaining 11 areas ranged from 6.5 percent in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, to 3.1 percent in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV.

The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment release for July 2022 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

2022 Preliminary Benchmark Revision to Establishment Survey Data to be released on August 24, 2022

Each year, Current Employment Statistics (CES) estimates are benchmarked to comprehensive counts of employment from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW). These counts are derived from state unemployment insurance (UI) tax records that nearly all employers are required to file. As part of the benchmark process for benchmark year 2022, census-derived employment counts replace CES payroll employment estimates for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions for the period from April 2021 to September 2022.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release first-quarter 2022 data from the QCEW on August 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (ET). Preliminary benchmark revisions for March 2022 for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and selected metropolitan areas at the total nonfarm level will be made available shortly thereafter on the CES State and Area homepage at www.bls.gov/sae. The final benchmark revision for all state and metropolitan area series will be issued with the publication of the January 2023 State Employment and Unemployment news release in March 2023.


Technical Note

This release presents nonfarm payroll employment estimates from the CES program. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative endeavor between State employment security agencies and the U.S. 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 2017 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 estimates are produced with a model that uses direct sample estimates (described above) combined with other regressors to decrease volatility in estimation.

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. Information on recent benchmark revisions is available online at www.bls.gov/web/laus/bmrk_article.htm.

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 totals shown in the same tables due to rounding.

Employment estimates. Changes in metropolitan area nonfarm payroll employment are cited in the analysis of this release only if they have been determined to be statistically significant at the 90-percent confidence level. Measures of sampling error for the total nonfarm employment series are available for metropolitan areas and metropolitan divisions at www.bls.gov/web/laus/790stderr.htm.

Area definitions. The substate area data published in this news release reflect the delineations issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on April 10, 2018. The 12 metropolitan areas discussed in this release are the metropolitan areas with the largest population according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton Counties.

Additional information

Employment data from the CES program are available on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/sae/.

Information in this release will be made available to individuals with sensory impairments upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Telecommunications Relay Service: 7-1-1.

Table 1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, United States and the Atlanta metropolitan area, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry June
2021
Apr
2022
May
2022
June
2022(p)
June
2021 to June 2022(p)
Net change Percent change

United States(1)

Total nonfarm

146,493 150,957 151,748 152,692 6,199 4.2

Mining and logging

569 609 615 629 60 10.5

Construction

7,557 7,552 7,710 7,858 301 4.0

Manufacturing

12,353 12,701 12,743 12,875 522 4.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27,623 28,350 28,449 28,692 1,069 3.9

Information

2,823 2,947 2,975 3,031 208 7.4

Financial activities

8,780 8,899 8,926 8,994 214 2.4

Professional and business services

21,156 22,106 22,159 22,310 1,154 5.5

Education and health services

23,458 24,318 24,263 24,145 687 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

14,760 15,326 15,758 16,315 1,555 10.5

Other services

5,514 5,654 5,694 5,770 256 4.6

Government

21,900 22,495 22,456 22,073 173 0.8

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Total nonfarm

2,804.5 2,950.1 2,963.2 2,983.8 179.3 6.4

Mining and logging

1.8 1.9 1.9 2.0 0.2 11.1

Construction

131.3 131.0 133.1 133.8 2.5 1.9

Manufacturing

166.3 175.9 176.5 178.0 11.7 7.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

597.6 634.4 637.5 640.7 43.1 7.2

Information

108.5 120.0 120.9 121.7 13.2 12.2

Financial activities

183.3 191.7 192.9 195.4 12.1 6.6

Professional and business services

550.4 591.1 590.3 596.2 45.8 8.3

Education and health services

364.4 386.4 387.0 386.4 22.0 6.0

Leisure and hospitality

275.6 282.8 289.1 296.9 21.3 7.7

Other services

100.0 101.0 102.6 104.0 4.0 4.0

Government

325.3 333.9 331.4 328.7 3.4 1.0

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

Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector for the 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area Jun
2021
Apr
2022
May
2022
Jun
2022(p)
Jun 2021 to
Jun 2022(p)
Net
change
Percent
change

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Total nonfarm

2,804.5 2,950.1 2,963.2 2,983.8 179.3 6.4

Mining and logging

1.8 1.9 1.9 2.0 0.2 11.1

Construction

131.3 131.0 133.1 133.8 2.5 1.9

Manufacturing

166.3 175.9 176.5 178.0 11.7 7.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

597.6 634.4 637.5 640.7 43.1 7.2

Information

108.5 120.0 120.9 121.7 13.2 12.2

Financial activities

183.3 191.7 192.9 195.4 12.1 6.6

Professional and business services

550.4 591.1 590.3 596.2 45.8 8.3

Education and health services

364.4 386.4 387.0 386.4 22.0 6.0

Leisure and hospitality

275.6 282.8 289.1 296.9 21.3 7.7

Other services

100.0 101.0 102.6 104.0 4.0 4.0

Government

325.3 333.9 331.4 328.7 3.4 1.0

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

Total nonfarm

2,683.8 2,771.2 2,784.0 2,815.1 131.3 4.9

Mining, logging, and construction

125.5 126.9 130.3 134.2 8.7 6.9

Manufacturing

178.9 183.6 184.4 185.4 6.5 3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

402.3 407.9 409.7 415.6 13.3 3.3

Information

81.8 85.3 85.6 87.3 5.5 6.7

Financial activities

183.5 178.4 178.3 179.9 -3.6 -2.0

Professional and business services

516.5 541.6 541.7 551.1 34.6 6.7

Education and health services

572.1 604.2 597.7 592.0 19.9 3.5

Leisure and hospitality

228.9 240.1 252.4 268.2 39.3 17.2

Other services

91.7 95.4 95.3 98.7 7.0 7.6

Government

302.6 307.8 308.6 302.7 0.1 0.0

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Total nonfarm

4,547.4 4,648.8 4,693.3 4,749.2 201.8 4.4

Mining and logging

1.9 1.8 1.9 1.9 0.0 0.0

Construction

182.1 175.7 184.4 192.5 10.4 5.7

Manufacturing

402.7 409.2 409.7 413.2 10.5 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

927.9 948.3 951.5 962.2 34.3 3.7

Information

74.4 77.7 78.0 79.5 5.1 6.9

Financial activities

317.1 313.4 313.4 314.6 -2.5 -0.8

Professional and business services

812.8 837.5 842.6 857.2 44.4 5.5

Education and health services

709.9 729.5 729.8 725.3 15.4 2.2

Leisure and hospitality

414.0 437.3 458.9 484.7 70.7 17.1

Other services

182.6 186.4 187.2 189.0 6.4 3.5

Government

522.0 532.0 535.9 529.1 7.1 1.4

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Total nonfarm

3,824.3 4,063.1 4,100.0 4,118.2 293.9 7.7

Mining, logging, and construction

219.7 232.0 234.4 230.8 11.1 5.1

Manufacturing

286.5 294.2 296.0 299.6 13.1 4.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

828.5 877.3 881.2 886.0 57.5 6.9

Information

81.7 85.9 86.1 87.1 5.4 6.6

Financial activities

339.5 362.2 364.1 367.3 27.8 8.2

Professional and business services

675.8 738.3 753.0 755.2 79.4 11.7

Education and health services

457.4 483.7 481.5 486.5 29.1 6.4

Leisure and hospitality

373.1 405.6 418.3 428.8 55.7 14.9

Other services

121.6 129.9 132.8 134.3 12.7 10.4

Government

440.5 454.0 452.6 442.6 2.1 0.5

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

Total nonfarm

3,061.9 3,199.5 3,230.3 3,261.6 199.7 6.5

Mining and logging

58.4 68.3 66.9 69.0 10.6 18.2

Construction

208.0 222.5 232.5 234.6 26.6 12.8

Manufacturing

212.5 221.7 222.2 225.4 12.9 6.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

627.5 661.4 665.2 670.4 42.9 6.8

Information

29.8 31.5 31.6 32.0 2.2 7.4

Financial activities

168.6 171.9 172.4 173.8 5.2 3.1

Professional and business services

500.3 511.2 516.0 524.7 24.4 4.9

Education and health services

406.6 431.4 431.4 430.2 23.6 5.8

Leisure and hospitality

318.1 332.2 344.3 356.0 37.9 11.9

Other services

110.2 111.0 111.5 115.7 5.5 5.0

Government

421.9 436.4 436.3 429.8 7.9 1.9

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

Total nonfarm

5,856.0 6,138.9 6,157.7 6,172.1 316.1 5.4

Mining and logging

2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.0

Construction

251.2 255.3 259.7 259.6 8.4 3.3

Manufacturing

459.5 469.3 471.7 473.4 13.9 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,055.6 1,088.7 1,090.8 1,097.2 41.6 3.9

Information

225.4 252.9 254.3 254.9 29.5 13.1

Financial activities

327.5 325.6 326.9 329.1 1.6 0.5

Professional and business services

937.1 985.0 982.4 984.3 47.2 5.0

Education and health services

1,065.1 1,118.0 1,117.3 1,108.1 43.0 4.0

Leisure and hospitality

627.3 710.0 716.8 724.0 96.7 15.4

Other services

182.9 199.6 201.2 202.4 19.5 10.7

Government

722.4 732.5 734.6 737.1 14.7 2.0

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

Total nonfarm

2,615.0 2,769.2 2,783.1 2,768.2 153.2 5.9

Mining and logging

0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.1 12.5

Construction

138.6 143.2 144.0 143.4 4.8 3.5

Manufacturing

89.2 94.4 95.0 96.2 7.0 7.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

596.5 632.1 634.4 638.2 41.7 7.0

Information

50.1 52.2 52.6 52.8 2.7 5.4

Financial activities

194.1 202.8 201.9 201.6 7.5 3.9

Professional and business services

458.1 484.1 486.5 489.0 30.9 6.7

Education and health services

403.5 415.3 419.7 415.1 11.6 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

288.8 323.9 324.9 327.2 38.4 13.3

Other services

110.3 116.5 116.5 118.7 8.4 7.6

Government

285.0 303.9 306.7 285.1 0.1 0.0

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

Total nonfarm

9,328.1 9,648.5 9,727.4 9,854.4 526.3 5.6

Mining, logging, and construction

392.7 387.2 391.9 395.6 2.9 0.7

Manufacturing

335.2 339.7 339.8 342.5 7.3 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,596.8 1,634.5 1,648.9 1,668.4 71.6 4.5

Information

306.4 319.3 321.2 328.6 22.2 7.2

Financial activities

772.8 772.3 776.1 782.6 9.8 1.3

Professional and business services

1,535.0 1,600.7 1,613.2 1,639.9 104.9 6.8

Education and health services

1,988.6 2,072.5 2,072.5 2,067.7 79.1 4.0

Leisure and hospitality

745.1 823.9 862.4 914.5 169.4 22.7

Other services

372.1 397.7 401.5 408.1 36.0 9.7

Government

1,283.4 1,300.7 1,299.9 1,306.5 23.1 1.8

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

Total nonfarm

2,861.7 2,950.2 2,967.6 2,986.8 125.1 4.4

Mining, logging, and construction

120.8 120.6 122.1 124.0 3.2 2.6

Manufacturing

173.2 177.7 178.9 178.7 5.5 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

518.7 536.8 539.7 546.0 27.3 5.3

Information

48.8 49.4 49.7 50.1 1.3 2.7

Financial activities

218.2 217.9 218.9 220.9 2.7 1.2

Professional and business services

474.5 493.3 492.9 498.0 23.5 5.0

Education and health services

633.4 661.0 659.4 653.2 19.8 3.1

Leisure and hospitality

236.1 245.0 256.4 268.8 32.7 13.9

Other services

112.4 116.4 118.2 118.9 6.5 5.8

Government

325.6 332.1 331.4 328.2 2.6 0.8

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Total nonfarm

2,172.9 2,275.8 2,273.5 2,259.2 86.3 4.0

Mining and logging

2.7 3.0 3.0 3.0 0.3 11.1

Construction

139.4 140.9 141.4 144.1 4.7 3.4

Manufacturing

136.7 142.5 143.4 145.2 8.5 6.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

433.1 453.7 451.4 452.5 19.4 4.5

Information

39.6 42.1 42.8 43.3 3.7 9.3

Financial activities

214.9 213.0 212.7 214.7 -0.2 -0.1

Professional and business services

365.0 378.6 377.3 379.7 14.7 4.0

Education and health services

337.6 356.2 358.6 357.1 19.5 5.8

Leisure and hospitality

214.1 231.1 232.0 230.7 16.6 7.8

Other services

68.3 70.8 71.7 70.6 2.3 3.4

Government

221.5 243.9 239.2 218.3 -3.2 -1.4

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

Total nonfarm

2,325.3 2,434.1 2,447.6 2,462.1 136.8 5.9

Mining and logging

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

123.1 124.4 126.9 128.2 5.1 4.1

Manufacturing

147.2 152.9 152.8 155.0 7.8 5.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

344.1 356.7 357.3 360.0 15.9 4.6

Information

139.7 143.4 144.9 147.6 7.9 5.7

Financial activities

139.3 141.3 140.8 141.4 2.1 1.5

Professional and business services

487.1 518.1 518.3 519.9 32.8 6.7

Education and health services

361.6 372.5 372.7 371.3 9.7 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

200.9 226.3 232.1 238.0 37.1 18.5

Other services

74.6 82.4 83.3 84.2 9.6 12.9

Government

307.3 315.7 318.1 316.1 8.8 2.9

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

Total nonfarm

3,221.4 3,287.1 3,292.3 3,322.1 100.7 3.1

Mining, logging, and construction

162.6 162.7 163.7 167.1 4.5 2.8

Manufacturing

55.5 55.1 55.5 56.3 0.8 1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

395.7 399.2 400.6 407.2 11.5 2.9

Information

76.5 77.2 76.7 78.5 2.0 2.6

Financial activities

157.3 152.2 151.7 154.8 -2.5 -1.6

Professional and business services

783.3 795.7 793.6 800.2 16.9 2.2

Education and health services

418.9 435.4 432.9 433.4 14.5 3.5

Leisure and hospitality

269.8 297.3 305.3 315.9 46.1 17.1

Other services

195.3 197.2 198.0 199.2 3.9 2.0

Government

706.5 715.1 714.3 709.5 3.0 0.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, August 03, 2022