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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Philadelphia Area Employment – February 2015

Local Rate of Employment Growth Below National Average

Total nonfarm employment for the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 2,780,600 in February 2015, up 53,600, or 2.0 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. During the same period, the national job count increased 2.4 percent. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional commissioner, noted that the Philadelphia area’s February increase was its 55th consecutive over-the-year employment gain since July 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.)

 Chart 1. Total nonfarm employment, over-the-year net change in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and its divisions, February 2010–February 2015

 

The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area is made up of four metropolitan divisions—separately identifiable employment centers within the greater metropolitan area. All four divisions saw employment increases over the year. The Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County Metropolitan Division, with 36 percent of the area’s employment, gained 19,300 jobs since last February.  The Philadelphia Metropolitan Division, with 33 percent of local employment, added 19,600 jobs over the year. The Camden Metropolitan Division, with 18 percent of the area’s employment, and the Wilmington Metropolitan Division, with the remaining 12 percent, gained 9,700 and 5,000 jobs, respectively, over the year.

Industry employment

In the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area, education and health services recorded the largest employment gain from February 2014 to February 2015, adding 15,500 jobs. The Philadelphia area’s 2.6-percent growth in education and health services employment was slightly higher than the nationwide increase of 2.5 percent. While most of the local job gains in this industry were centered in the Montgomery County division (7,100), the Philadelphia and Camden divisions gained 4,900 and 2,700 jobs, respectively. (See chart 2.)

Mining, logging, and construction employment increased by 9,200 since last February, the second-largest gain in the Philadelphia area. The recent advance was a 9.8-percent increase over the previous year. Of the four divisions, Camden saw the largest increase for this industry, adding 3,300 jobs.

 Chart 2. Total nonfarm and selected industry supersector employment, over-the-year percent change, United States and the Philadelphia metropolitan area, February 2015

 

Five other supersectors in the Philadelphia area gained at least 3,500 jobs since last February—trade, transportation, and utilities (9,100); leisure and hospitality (7,600); professional and business services (7,500); other services (3,800); and financial activities (3,700). Most of the job growth in these supersectors occurred in the Montgomery County division, except for leisure and hospitality, where the majority of the jobs added were in the Philadelphia division.

In the Philadelphia area, government was the only supersector to lose more than 1,000 jobs over the year (-2,500). Over half of the government job loss occurred in the Montgomery County division.

Twelve largest metropolitan areas

Philadelphia was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in February 2015. All 12 areas experienced over-the-year job growth during the period, with 7 exceeding the national average of 2.4 percent. The fastest rate of job growth was registered in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, up 4.6 percent, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, up 4.1 percent. The slowest rate of expansion occurred in Boston-Cambridge-Nashua up 1.4 percent. (See chart 3 and table 2.)

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

 

The New York-Newark-Jersey City area added the largest number of jobs, 162,300 since February 2014. Employment in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Dallas, and Atlanta increased by over 100,000. Boston experienced the smallest gain, adding 34,400 jobs over the 12-month period.

Education and health services recorded the most job growth in 5 of the 12 metropolitan areas from February a year ago—Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria. Professional and business services added the most jobs in Atlanta, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, and San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward.

Manufacturing recorded the largest over-the-year loss of jobs in five areas—Boston, Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Los Angeles, New York, and Phoenix. Three areas experienced no job losses for any supersector from last February—Atlanta, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, and Miami.

Metropolitan area employment data for March 2015 are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, April 21, 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 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 deliniations issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on February 29, 2013. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania; Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem Counties in New Jersey; New Castle County in Delaware; and Cecil County in Maryland.

  • The Camden, N.J. Metropolitan Division includes Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey.
  • The Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, Pa. Metropolitan Division includes Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvannia.
  • The Philadelphia, Pa. Metropolitan Division includes Delaware and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania.
  • The Wilmington, Del.-Md.-N.J. Metropolitan Division includes New Castle County in   Delaware; Cecil County in Maryland; and Salem County in New Jersey.

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, Philadelphia metropolitan area and its components, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
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data
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2014
Dec
2014
Jan
2015
Feb
2015
Feb 2014 to
Feb 2015
Net
change
Percent
change

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area

 

Total nonfarm

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2,727.0 2,831.2 2,766.2 (P) 2,780.6 (P) 53.6 (P) 2.0

Mining, logging, and construction

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94.0 107.1 103.5 (P) 103.2 (P) 9.2 (P) 9.8

Manufacturing

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178.7 181.0 180.0 (P) 179.3 (P) 0.6 (P) 0.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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502.6 533.5 516.8 (P) 511.7 (P) 9.1 (P) 1.8

Information

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46.4 46.4 45.5 (P) 45.5 (P) -0.9 (P) -1.9

Financial activities

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201.5 205.0 206.1 (P) 205.2 (P) 3.7 (P) 1.8

Professional and business services

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431.1 452.7 438.6 (P) 438.6 (P) 7.5 (P) 1.7

Education and health services

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586.7 602.0 592.5 (P) 602.2 (P) 15.5 (P) 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

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229.1 242.0 233.6 (P) 236.7 (P) 7.6 (P) 3.3

Other services

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115.1 119.1 117.4 (P) 118.9 (P) 3.8 (P) 3.3

Government

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341.8 342.4 332.2 (P) 339.3 (P) -2.5 (P) -0.7
 

Philadelphia, Pa. Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

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894.0 923.5 902.1 (P) 913.6 (P) 19.6 (P) 2.2

Mining, logging, and construction

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19.4 21.7 21.6 (P) 21.6 (P) 2.2 (P) 11.3

Manufacturing

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36.4 36.1 36.0 (P) 36.0 (P) -0.4 (P) -1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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129.4 138.4 133.2 (P) 132.1 (P) 2.7 (P) 2.1

Information

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14.0 14.2 14.0 (P) 13.9 (P) -0.1 (P) -0.7

Financial activities

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57.2 58.2 58.4 (P) 57.9 (P) 0.7 (P) 1.2

Professional and business services

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117.5 122.1 118.7 (P) 120.7 (P) 3.2 (P) 2.7

Education and health services

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270.4 274.3 267.1 (P) 275.3 (P) 4.9 (P) 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

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82.5 89.9 87.2 (P) 88.1 (P) 5.6 (P) 6.8

Other services

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37.5 40.3 39.4 (P) 39.1 (P) 1.6 (P) 4.3

Government

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129.7 128.3 126.5 (P) 128.9 (P) -0.8 (P) -0.6
 

Philadelphia City, Pa.

 

Total nonfarm

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667.2 688.6 674.5 (P) 682.8 (P) 15.6 (P) 2.3

Mining, logging, and construction

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10.1 11.3 11.3 (P) 11.5 (P) 1.4 (P) 13.9

Manufacturing

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21.2 21.4 21.4 (P) 21.3 (P) 0.1 (P) 0.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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88.9 93.5 90.3 (P) 89.5 (P) 0.6 (P) 0.7

Information

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11.4 11.6 11.4 (P) 11.3 (P) -0.1 (P) -0.9

Financial activities

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41.2 42.1 42.3 (P) 41.8 (P) 0.6 (P) 1.5

Professional and business services

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87.1 90.0 87.4 (P) 89.1 (P) 2.0 (P) 2.3

Education and health services

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214.3 217.1 211.5 (P) 218.0 (P) 3.7 (P) 1.7

Leisure and hospitality

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63.0 69.7 67.8 (P) 68.7 (P) 5.7 (P) 9.0

Other services

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26.3 28.8 28.0 (P) 27.7 (P) 1.4 (P) 5.3

Government

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103.7 103.1 103.1 (P) 103.9 (P) 0.2 (P) 0.2
 

Delaware County, Pa.

 

Total nonfarm

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226.8 234.9 227.6 (P) 230.8 (P) 4.0 (P) 1.8

Mining, logging, and construction

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9.3 10.4 10.3 (P) 10.1 (P) 0.8 (P) 8.6

Manufacturing

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15.2 14.7 14.6 (P) 14.7 (P) -0.5 (P) -3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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40.5 44.9 42.9 (P) 42.6 (P) 2.1 (P) 5.2

Information

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2.6 2.6 2.6 (P) 2.6 (P) 0.0 (P) 0.0

Financial activities

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16.0 16.1 16.1 (P) 16.1 (P) 0.1 (P) 0.6

Professional and business services

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30.4 32.1 31.3 (P) 31.6 (P) 1.2 (P) 3.9

Education and health services

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56.1 57.2 55.6 (P) 57.3 (P) 1.2 (P) 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

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19.5 20.2 19.4 (P) 19.4 (P) -0.1 (P) -0.5

Other services

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11.2 11.5 11.4 (P) 11.4 (P) 0.2 (P) 1.8

Government

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26.0 25.2 23.4 (P) 25.0 (P) -1.0 (P) -3.8
 

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, Pa. Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

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994.1 1,031.1 1,013.2 (P) 1,013.4 (P) 19.3 (P) 1.9

Mining, logging, and construction

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42.2 48.9 46.6 (P) 45.2 (P) 3.0 (P) 7.1

Manufacturing

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89.7 91.5 91.4 (P) 90.6 (P) 0.9 (P) 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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200.5 214.1 208.5 (P) 206.1 (P) 5.6 (P) 2.8

Information

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21.0 20.8 20.4 (P) 20.4 (P) -0.6 (P) -2.9

Financial activities

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75.9 76.7 77.9 (P) 77.7 (P) 1.8 (P) 2.4

Professional and business services

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187.2 192.6 189.4 (P) 188.3 (P) 1.1 (P) 0.6

Education and health services

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171.9 178.8 177.9 (P) 179.0 (P) 7.1 (P) 4.1

Leisure and hospitality

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75.6 77.7 74.1 (P) 75.6 (P) 0.0 (P) 0.0

Other services

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45.8 46.5 46.2 (P) 47.5 (P) 1.7 (P) 3.7

Government

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84.3 83.5 80.8 (P) 83.0 (P) -1.3 (P) -1.5
 

Camden, N.J. Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

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499.2 520.8 506.1 (P) 508.9 (P) 9.7 (P) 1.9

Mining, logging, and construction

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18.2 20.5 20.2 (P) 21.5 (P) 3.3 (P) 18.1

Manufacturing

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34.6 35.5 34.9 (P) 35.0 (P) 0.4 (P) 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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110.8 115.1 111.7 (P) 111.2 (P) 0.4 (P) 0.4

Information

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7.2 7.3 7.1 (P) 7.2 (P) 0.0 (P) 0.0

Financial activities

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27.5 27.4 27.1 (P) 27.1 (P) -0.4 (P) -1.5

Professional and business services

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75.9 82.5 77.8 (P) 77.5 (P) 1.6 (P) 2.1

Education and health services

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86.0 89.3 88.5 (P) 88.7 (P) 2.7 (P) 3.1

Leisure and hospitality

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40.8 42.4 41.5 (P) 41.8 (P) 1.0 (P) 2.5

Other services

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18.0 18.5 18.6 (P) 18.7 (P) 0.7 (P) 3.9

Government

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80.2 82.3 78.7 (P) 80.2 (P) 0.0 (P) 0.0
 

Wilmington, Del.-Md.-N.J. Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

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339.7 355.8 344.8 (P) 344.7 (P) 5.0 (P) 1.5

Mining, logging, and construction

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14.2 16.0 15.1 (P) 14.9 (P) 0.7 (P) 4.9

Manufacturing

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18.0 17.9 17.7 (P) 17.7 (P) -0.3 (P) -1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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61.9 65.9 63.4 (P) 62.3 (P) 0.4 (P) 0.6

Information

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4.2 4.1 4.0 (P) 4.0 (P) -0.2 (P) -4.8

Financial activities

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40.9 42.7 42.7 (P) 42.5 (P) 1.6 (P) 3.9

Professional and business services

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50.5 55.5 52.7 (P) 52.1 (P) 1.6 (P) 3.2

Education and health services

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58.4 59.6 59.0 (P) 59.2 (P) 0.8 (P) 1.4

Leisure and hospitality

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30.2 32.0 30.8 (P) 31.2 (P) 1.0 (P) 3.3

Other services

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13.8 13.8 13.2 (P) 13.6 (P) -0.2 (P) -1.4

Government

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47.6 48.3 46.2 (P) 47.2 (P) -0.4 (P) -0.8

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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2014
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2015
Feb
2015
Feb 2014 to
Feb 2015
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Percent
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United States

 

Total nonfarm

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136,257 141,484 138,671 (P) 139,503 (P) 3,246 (P) 2.4

Mining and logging

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860 912 893 (P) 878 (P) 18 (P) 2.1

Construction

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5,612 6,175 5,920 (P) 5,929 (P) 317 (P) 5.6

Manufacturing

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12,019 12,302 12,212 (P) 12,228 (P) 209 (P) 1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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25,743 27,402 26,546 (P) 26,349 (P) 606 (P) 2.4

Information

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2,707 2,775 2,739 (P) 2,770 (P) 63 (P) 2.3

Financial activities

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7,879 8,059 8,016 (P) 8,024 (P) 145 (P) 1.8

Professional and business services

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18,562 19,519 19,124 (P) 19,230 (P) 668 (P) 3.6

Education and health services

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21,374 21,893 21,629 (P) 21,917 (P) 543 (P) 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

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13,908 14,597 14,271 (P) 14,417 (P) 509 (P) 3.7

Other services

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5,483 5,589 5,549 (P) 5,573 (P) 90 (P) 1.6

Government

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22,110 22,261 21,772 (P) 22,188 (P) 78 (P) 0.4
 

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Ga.

 

Total nonfarm

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2,430.1 2,566.7 2,528.8 (P) 2,541.0 (P) 110.9 (P) 4.6

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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95.7 102.3 100.4 (P) 103.4 (P) 7.7 (P) 8.0

Manufacturing

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149.8 153.5 153.9 (P) 153.6 (P) 3.8 (P) 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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539.2 582.2 565.9 (P) 563.3 (P) 24.1 (P) 4.5

Information

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87.9 89.6 87.8 (P) 88.4 (P) 0.5 (P) 0.6

Financial activities

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156.6 163.0 163.6 (P) 163.5 (P) 6.9 (P) 4.4

Professional and business services

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443.1 472.5 462.6 (P) 467.3 (P) 24.2 (P) 5.5

Education and health services

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300.9 313.9 313.6 (P) 316.5 (P) 15.6 (P) 5.2

Leisure and hospitality

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241.6 264.1 258.2 (P) 259.8 (P) 18.2 (P) 7.5

Other services

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92.3 96.3 96.0 (P) 95.6 (P) 3.3 (P) 3.6

Government

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321.7 328.0 325.5 (P) 328.3 (P) 6.6 (P) 2.1
 

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

 

Total nonfarm

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2,531.5 2,629.8 2,569.1 (P) 2,565.9 (P) 34.4 (P) 1.4

Mining, logging, and construction

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83.8 95.4 89.0 (P) 86.4 (P) 2.6 (P) 3.1

Manufacturing

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191.4 192.5 191.9 (P) 190.7 (P) -0.7 (P) -0.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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402.9 429.3 414.6 (P) 404.4 (P) 1.5 (P) 0.4

Information

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74.1 76.1 75.1 (P) 76.0 (P) 1.9 (P) 2.6

Financial activities

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170.7 173.7 173.0 (P) 172.7 (P) 2.0 (P) 1.2

Professional and business services

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428.8 446.4 438.3 (P) 437.9 (P) 9.1 (P) 2.1

Education and health services

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537.2 551.0 540.6 (P) 547.3 (P) 10.1 (P) 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

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230.8 245.1 233.6 (P) 230.8 (P) 0.0 (P) 0.0

Other services

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96.8 100.9 100.5 (P) 99.4 (P) 2.6 (P) 2.7

Government

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315.0 319.4 312.5 (P) 320.3 (P) 5.3 (P) 1.7
 

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

 

Total nonfarm

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4,385.6 4,563.5 4,439.4 (P) 4,455.3 (P) 69.7 (P) 1.6

Mining and logging

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

Construction

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132.1 153.0 136.8 (P) 138.0 (P) 5.9 (P) 4.5

Manufacturing

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407.2 411.4 406.6 (P) 406.1 (P) -1.1 (P) -0.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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883.9 944.1 906.8 (P) 900.5 (P) 16.6 (P) 1.9

Information

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78.9 81.0 80.6 (P) 80.0 (P) 1.1 (P) 1.4

Financial activities

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286.1 288.4 285.9 (P) 285.8 (P) -0.3 (P) -0.1

Professional and business services

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768.7 803.5 778.3 (P) 784.2 (P) 15.5 (P) 2.0

Education and health services

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684.3 699.7 691.1 (P) 696.8 (P) 12.5 (P) 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

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409.4 431.1 417.2 (P) 418.9 (P) 9.5 (P) 2.3

Other services

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190.9 192.8 191.6 (P) 191.5 (P) 0.6 (P) 0.3

Government

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542.9 557.1 543.3 (P) 552.3 (P) 9.4 (P) 1.7
 

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

 

Total nonfarm

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3,199.8 3,359.3 3,316.7 (P) 3,332.2 (P) 132.4 (P) 4.1

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184.9 199.2 198.7 (P) 201.5 (P) 16.6 (P) 9.0

Manufacturing

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260.4 263.0 263.4 (P) 262.7 (P) 2.3 (P) 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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664.1 714.5 697.0 (P) 695.2 (P) 31.1 (P) 4.7

Information

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81.9 81.5 81.9 (P) 81.7 (P) -0.2 (P) -0.2

Financial activities

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261.4 272.2 269.5 (P) 271.4 (P) 10.0 (P) 3.8

Professional and business services

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518.4 554.2 547.1 (P) 545.6 (P) 27.2 (P) 5.2

Education and health services

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394.6 413.6 410.3 (P) 410.7 (P) 16.1 (P) 4.1

Leisure and hospitality

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317.7 334.3 329.6 (P) 335.8 (P) 18.1 (P) 5.7

Other services

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114.0 115.4 113.5 (P) 115.5 (P) 1.5 (P) 1.3

Government

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402.4 411.4 405.7 (P) 412.1 (P) 9.7 (P) 2.4
 

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas

 

Total nonfarm

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2,869.7 2,992.6 2,945.6 (P) 2,966.4 (P) 96.7 (P) 3.4

Mining and logging

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107.7 115.5 113.5 (P) 113.5 (P) 5.8 (P) 5.4

Construction

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196.9 208.8 204.9 (P) 205.8 (P) 8.9 (P) 4.5

Manufacturing

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251.8 258.7 255.7 (P) 253.7 (P) 1.9 (P) 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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584.6 620.1 602.8 (P) 603.6 (P) 19.0 (P) 3.3

Information

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33.0 32.6 32.7 (P) 33.3 (P) 0.3 (P) 0.9

Financial activities

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145.9 149.3 147.3 (P) 148.2 (P) 2.3 (P) 1.6

Professional and business services

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450.3 470.4 465.5 (P) 465.0 (P) 14.7 (P) 3.3

Education and health services

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344.9 359.2 357.6 (P) 361.0 (P) 16.1 (P) 4.7

Leisure and hospitality

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274.4 290.0 285.8 (P) 291.2 (P) 16.8 (P) 6.1

Other services

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102.1 104.3 103.6 (P) 103.7 (P) 1.6 (P) 1.6

Government

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378.1 383.7 376.2 (P) 387.4 (P) 9.3 (P) 2.5
 

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif.

 

Total nonfarm

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5,649.1 5,853.1 5,761.5 (P) 5,801.5 (P) 152.4 (P) 2.7

Mining and logging

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

Construction

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196.3 204.9 203.0 (P) 206.6 (P) 10.3 (P) 5.2

Manufacturing

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524.3 524.7 521.5 (P) 523.1 (P) -1.2 (P) -0.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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1,038.8 1,102.3 1,072.1 (P) 1,062.7 (P) 23.9 (P) 2.3

Information

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220.7 224.3 214.9 (P) 223.9 (P) 3.2 (P) 1.4

Financial activities

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321.0 328.0 326.8 (P) 328.0 (P) 7.0 (P) 2.2

Professional and business services

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872.0 900.9 885.2 (P) 892.6 (P) 20.6 (P) 2.4

Education and health services

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931.2 967.1 952.8 (P) 967.4 (P) 36.2 (P) 3.9

Leisure and hospitality

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637.4 666.4 660.5 (P) 663.9 (P) 26.5 (P) 4.2

Other services

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194.8 202.4 201.8 (P) 203.1 (P) 8.3 (P) 4.3

Government

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707.3 726.8 717.7 (P) 725.0 (P) 17.7 (P) 2.5
 

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Fla.

 

Total nonfarm

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2,401.5 2,500.3 2,473.0 (P) 2,490.8 (P) 89.3 (P) 3.7

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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96.5 106.4 104.2 (P) 105.7 (P) 9.2 (P) 9.5

Manufacturing

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80.1 82.0 80.9 (P) 81.9 (P) 1.8 (P) 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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558.3 588.6 579.4 (P) 576.1 (P) 17.8 (P) 3.2

Information

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47.5 48.6 48.0 (P) 48.3 (P) 0.8 (P) 1.7

Financial activities

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166.2 173.9 172.2 (P) 172.5 (P) 6.3 (P) 3.8

Professional and business services

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380.7 402.8 395.6 (P) 401.1 (P) 20.4 (P) 5.4

Education and health services

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352.4 367.5 363.6 (P) 367.8 (P) 15.4 (P) 4.4

Leisure and hospitality

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297.3 305.7 303.4 (P) 308.5 (P) 11.2 (P) 3.8

Other services

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116.0 120.3 121.1 (P) 121.5 (P) 5.5 (P) 4.7

Government

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305.9 303.9 304.0 (P) 306.8 (P) 0.9 (P) 0.3
 

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

 

Total nonfarm

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8,919.6 9,312.8 9,049.7 (P) 9,081.9 (P) 162.3 (P) 1.8

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309.9 352.4 328.0 (P) 319.9 (P) 10.0 (P) 3.2

Manufacturing

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369.0 367.8 364.0 (P) 362.3 (P) -6.7 (P) -1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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1,651.1 1,769.0 1,701.9 (P) 1,681.7 (P) 30.6 (P) 1.9

Information

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282.2 283.6 279.6 (P) 283.7 (P) 1.5 (P) 0.5

Financial activities

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745.3 752.7 747.8 (P) 749.3 (P) 4.0 (P) 0.5

Professional and business services

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1,388.5 1,457.9 1,412.8 (P) 1,420.9 (P) 32.4 (P) 2.3

Education and health services

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1,710.3 1,776.9 1,745.1 (P) 1,763.2 (P) 52.9 (P) 3.1

Leisure and hospitality

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780.8 833.2 792.2 (P) 798.3 (P) 17.5 (P) 2.2

Other services

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392.9 408.9 405.9 (P) 405.6 (P) 12.7 (P) 3.2

Government

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1,289.6 1,310.4 1,272.4 (P) 1,297.0 (P) 7.4 (P) 0.6
 

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

 

Total nonfarm

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2,727.0 2,831.2 2,766.2 (P) 2,780.6 (P) 53.6 (P) 2.0

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94.0 107.1 103.5 (P) 103.2 (P) 9.2 (P) 9.8

Manufacturing

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178.7 181.0 180.0 (P) 179.3 (P) 0.6 (P) 0.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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502.6 533.5 516.8 (P) 511.7 (P) 9.1 (P) 1.8

Information

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46.4 46.4 45.5 (P) 45.5 (P) -0.9 (P) -1.9

Financial activities

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201.5 205.0 206.1 (P) 205.2 (P) 3.7 (P) 1.8

Professional and business services

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431.1 452.7 438.6 (P) 438.6 (P) 7.5 (P) 1.7

Education and health services

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586.7 602.0 592.5 (P) 602.2 (P) 15.5 (P) 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

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229.1 242.0 233.6 (P) 236.7 (P) 7.6 (P) 3.3

Other services

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115.1 119.1 117.4 (P) 118.9 (P) 3.8 (P) 3.3

Government

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341.8 342.4 332.2 (P) 339.3 (P) -2.5 (P) -0.7
 

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz.

 

Total nonfarm

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1,842.2 1,912.5 1,881.2 (P) 1,903.6 (P) 61.4 (P) 3.3

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

Construction

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94.4 96.7 97.4 (P) 98.3 (P) 3.9 (P) 4.1

Manufacturing

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118.1 117.4 116.2 (P) 116.7 (P) -1.4 (P) -1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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360.0 383.7 370.5 (P) 370.1 (P) 10.1 (P) 2.8

Information

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33.8 34.9 34.1 (P) 34.6 (P) 0.8 (P) 2.4

Financial activities

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161.5 165.9 164.4 (P) 166.0 (P) 4.5 (P) 2.8

Professional and business services

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301.0 320.9 315.0 (P) 317.0 (P) 16.0 (P) 5.3

Education and health services

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265.5 278.3 276.8 (P) 277.9 (P) 12.4 (P) 4.7

Leisure and hospitality

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200.0 202.7 202.0 (P) 205.9 (P) 5.9 (P) 3.0

Other services

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63.8 66.3 68.1 (P) 69.3 (P) 5.5 (P) 8.6

Government

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240.7 242.4 233.4 (P) 244.5 (P) 3.8 (P) 1.6
 

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif.

 

Total nonfarm

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2,141.2 2,244.2 2,205.0 (P) 2,217.2 (P) 76.0 (P) 3.5

Mining and logging

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

Construction

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96.2 100.7 100.8 (P) 101.2 (P) 5.0 (P) 5.2

Manufacturing

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118.7 122.6 122.3 (P) 122.3 (P) 3.6 (P) 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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347.9 372.8 357.7 (P) 353.3 (P) 5.4 (P) 1.6

Information

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75.6 80.0 79.6 (P) 80.0 (P) 4.4 (P) 5.8

Financial activities

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126.2 128.7 128.1 (P) 128.1 (P) 1.9 (P) 1.5

Professional and business services

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430.8 461.9 457.1 (P) 461.4 (P) 30.6 (P) 7.1

Education and health services

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323.1 328.8 324.3 (P) 328.1 (P) 5.0 (P) 1.5

Leisure and hospitality

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239.7 256.8 246.7 (P) 251.1 (P) 11.4 (P) 4.8

Other services

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81.0 83.9 83.4 (P) 84.4 (P) 3.4 (P) 4.2

Government

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301.1 307.1 304.2 (P) 306.5 (P) 5.4 (P) 1.8
 

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

 

Total nonfarm

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3,057.8 3,156.3 3,095.8 (P) 3,109.8 (P) 52.0 (P) 1.7

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140.8 147.9 146.2 (P) 144.8 (P) 4.0 (P) 2.8

Manufacturing

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49.6 49.8 49.1 (P) 48.9 (P) -0.7 (P) -1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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386.2 416.2 399.0 (P) 394.8 (P) 8.6 (P) 2.2

Information

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77.0 76.6 76.4 (P) 76.2 (P) -0.8 (P) -1.0

Financial activities

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150.6 150.8 148.3 (P) 148.7 (P) -1.9 (P) -1.3

Professional and business services

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694.4 707.5 702.0 (P) 705.0 (P) 10.6 (P) 1.5

Education and health services

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402.8 416.0 409.1 (P) 416.5 (P) 13.7 (P) 3.4

Leisure and hospitality

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280.6 299.2 288.7 (P) 288.5 (P) 7.9 (P) 2.8

Other services

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190.7 194.0 191.9 (P) 192.1 (P) 1.4 (P) 0.7

Government

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685.1 698.3 685.1 (P) 694.3 (P) 9.2 (P) 1.3

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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