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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

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Miami Area Employment – September 2016

Total nonfarm employment for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 2,568,900 in September 2016, up 61,800, or 2.5 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Nationally, employment increased 1.7 percent from September 2015 to September 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 14,900 jobs from September a year ago. The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach division which accounted for 32 percent of the Miami area’s workforce, added 35,400 jobs. The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach division, with 23 percent of the workforce, added 11,500 jobs over the 12-month period.

Industry employment

In the Miami metropolitan area, the professional and business services supersector had the largest employment increase, up 18,600 or 4.6 percent from September a year ago. This supersector gained jobs in all three metropolitan divisions over-the-year. Nationwide, employment in this industry grew 3.0 percent over the 12-month period. (See chart 2.)

Trade, transportation, and utilities had the second largest over-the-year increase in jobs locally in September 2016, growing by 13,200 or 2.3 percent, with the largest gains occurring in the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan division. Nationally, employment in this industry grew 1.4 percent since September 2015.

Locally, the construction and leisure and hospitality supersectors each added 7,100 jobs over-the-year, up 6.2 and 2.4 percent, respectively. All three metropolitan divisions had annual job gains in these sectors. Nationwide, the rate of job growth was 3.1 percent for construction and 2.4 percent for leisure and hospitality.

The education and health services supersector added 7,000 jobs from September 2015 to September 2016, a gain of 1.9 percent. Job gains in local education and health services occurred in each of Miami’s metropolitan divisions. Nationally, this sector increased 2.8 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 September 2016. All 12 areas had over-the-year job growth during the period, with the rates of job growth in nine areas exceeding the national increase of 1.7 percent. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington had the fastest rate of job growth, 3.6 percent, followed by Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell (2.9 percent), and San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward (2.6 percent). 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, 169,400, followed by Dallas (+122,300) and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim (+113,600). Houston had the smallest employment gain over the year, adding 20,100 jobs.

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

Manufacturing had the largest over-the-year losses in six areas—Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. New York was the only area to have no job losses in any supersector.

Metropolitan area employment data for October 2016 are scheduled to be released on Friday, November 18, 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 total nonfarm and supersector levels and for metropolitan area CES data. Information on recent benchmark revisions for states is available on the BLS web site 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 online 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 CES program are also available in the above mentioned news releases and from the BLS website 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 Staes and the Miami metropolitan area and its components, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry
 
Sept
2015
July
2016
Aug
2016
Sept
2016 (P)
Sept 2015 to Sept 2016 (P)
Net change Percent change

United States

 

Total nonfarm

142,520 144,183 144,416 144,943 2,423 1.7

Mining and logging

799 693 690 689 -110 -13.8

Construction

6,678 6,915 6,919 6,886 208 3.1

Manufacturing

12,363 12,375 12,367 12,302 -61 -0.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

26,889 27,347 27,359 27,267 378 1.4

Information

2,756 2,791 2,786 2,760 4 0.1

Financial activities

8,157 8,379 8,378 8,327 170 2.1

Professional and business services

19,837 20,372 20,424 20,431 594 3.0

Education and health services

22,102 22,371 22,428 22,714 612 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

15,389 16,258 16,216 15,766 377 2.4

Other services

5,614 5,758 5,735 5,703 89 1.6

Government

21,936 20,924 21,114 22,098 162 0.7

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

 

Total nonfarm

2,507.1 2,542.3 2,558.9 2,568.9 61.8 2.5

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

114.8 122.0 121.7 121.9 7.1 6.2

Manufacturing

85.1 83.8 84.2 84.2 -0.9 -1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

580.9 593.1 593.3 594.1 13.2 2.3

Information

48.4 48.1 48.3 47.6 -0.8 -1.7

Financial activities

175.4 184.2 183.1 181.8 6.4 3.6

Professional and business services

406.6 420.9 422.3 425.2 18.6 4.6

Education and health services

369.9 373.1 372.9 376.9 7.0 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

301.1 314.2 311.0 308.2 7.1 2.4

Other services

120.3 121.1 120.0 121.3 1.0 0.8

Government

304.0 281.2 301.5 307.1 3.1 1.0

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

1,126.1 1,125.5 1,132.9 1,141.0 14.9 1.3

Mining and logging

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

41.5 45.3 45.5 46.0 4.5 10.8

Manufacturing

39.8 37.6 37.9 37.8 -2.0 -5.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

288.2 291.0 290.4 290.5 2.3 0.8

Information

18.6 18.3 18.5 18.3 -0.3 -1.6

Financial activities

78.6 81.8 82.0 81.5 2.9 3.7

Professional and business services

161.0 163.9 163.8 166.7 5.7 3.5

Education and health services

173.6 171.4 170.8 174.6 1.0 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

132.9 136.8 134.9 133.7 0.8 0.6

Other services

52.2 52.1 51.4 51.8 -0.4 -0.8

Government

139.3 126.9 137.3 139.7 0.4 0.3

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

 

Total nonfarm

797.5 823.8 829.2 832.9 35.4 4.4

Construction

41.6 44.2 44.1 43.6 2.0 4.8

Manufacturing

27.9 29.1 29.0 29.1 1.2 4.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

180.8 189.6 189.8 190.8 10.0 5.5

Information

19.3 19.4 19.4 19.1 -0.2 -1.0

Financial activities

56.8 60.7 60.7 60.9 4.1 7.2

Professional and business services

139.2 146.1 147.1 147.2 8.0 5.7

Education and health services

102.7 105.2 105.6 107.2 4.5 4.4

Leisure and hospitality

90.0 95.6 94.9 93.9 3.9 4.3

Other services

37.4 37.6 37.2 37.9 0.5 1.3

Government

101.7 96.2 101.3 103.1 1.4 1.4

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

 

Total nonfarm

583.5 593.0 596.8 595.0 11.5 2.0

Construction

31.7 32.5 32.1 32.3 0.6 1.9

Manufacturing

17.4 17.1 17.3 17.3 -0.1 -0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

111.9 112.5 113.1 112.8 0.9 0.8

Information

10.5 10.4 10.4 10.2 -0.3 -2.9

Financial activities

40.0 41.7 40.4 39.4 -0.6 -1.5

Professional and business services

106.4 110.9 111.4 111.3 4.9 4.6

Education and health services

93.6 96.5 96.5 95.1 1.5 1.6

Leisure and hospitality

78.2 81.8 81.2 80.6 2.4 3.1

Other services

30.7 31.4 31.4 31.6 0.9 2.9

Government

63.0 58.1 62.9 64.3 1.3 2.1
(P) Preliminary

 

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

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

 

Total nonfarm

2,592.6 2,653.3 2,667.4 2,667.4 74.8 2.9

Mining and logging

1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 -0.1 -6.7

Construction

109.8 117.0 117.3 117.1 7.3 6.6

Manufacturing

158.2 162.9 159.9 161.1 2.9 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

577.8 595.8 595.8 593.0 15.2 2.6

Information

88.1 88.8 88.5 87.9 -0.2 -0.2

Financial activities

162.0 166.3 166.1 167.5 5.5 3.4

Professional and business services

482.6 497.0 497.4 498.5 15.9 3.3

Education and health services

321.3 324.6 329.7 329.7 8.4 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

273.2 291.6 293.5 286.0 12.8 4.7

Other services

96.8 96.7 95.6 95.1 -1.7 -1.8

Government

321.3 311.2 322.2 330.1 8.8 2.7

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

 

Total nonfarm

2,657.5 2,720.6 2,713.0 2,707.1 49.6 1.9

Mining, logging, and construction

108.5 120.2 120.1 117.6 9.1 8.4

Manufacturing

190.5 190.2 190.0 188.6 -1.9 -1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

415.7 423.3 423.7 420.2 4.5 1.1

Information

77.4 79.3 78.9 78.5 1.1 1.4

Financial activities

182.5 190.8 190.5 188.1 5.6 3.1

Professional and business services

458.4 473.9 471.7 465.9 7.5 1.6

Education and health services

553.8 565.0 563.6 566.8 13.0 2.3

Leisure and hospitality

260.7 282.3 283.6 268.1 7.4 2.8

Other services

100.8 106.8 105.7 102.1 1.3 1.3

Government

309.2 288.8 285.2 311.2 2.0 0.6

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

 

Total nonfarm

4,620.8 4,686.9 4,677.3 4,676.3 55.5 1.2

Mining and logging

1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 -0.1 -6.3

Construction

174.5 184.7 183.8 181.9 7.4 4.2

Manufacturing

414.8 414.3 412.1 409.5 -5.3 -1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

932.6 943.8 938.7 934.6 2.0 0.2

Information

81.8 81.6 80.9 80.5 -1.3 -1.6

Financial activities

293.3 294.9 294.2 289.2 -4.1 -1.4

Professional and business services

817.4 830.6 835.3 838.5 21.1 2.6

Education and health services

697.5 699.1 694.8 704.1 6.6 0.9

Leisure and hospitality

461.6 491.0 494.7 480.1 18.5 4.0

Other services

193.9 201.0 200.2 198.4 4.5 2.3

Government

551.8 544.3 541.1 558.0 6.2 1.1

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

 

Total nonfarm

3,420.4 3,516.2 3,531.0 3,542.7 122.3 3.6

Mining, logging, and construction

200.1 202.8 203.7 205.1 5.0 2.5

Manufacturing

262.4 262.2 262.1 259.8 -2.6 -1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

728.4 758.8 762.3 764.0 35.6 4.9

Information

80.4 80.6 81.5 81.3 0.9 1.1

Financial activities

278.3 293.2 294.3 293.0 14.7 5.3

Professional and business services

565.7 584.6 590.2 592.7 27.0 4.8

Education and health services

421.1 429.9 435.3 435.7 14.6 3.5

Leisure and hospitality

356.8 379.0 375.5 370.8 14.0 3.9

Other services

119.7 120.8 120.1 120.4 0.7 0.6

Government

407.5 404.3 406.0 419.9 12.4 3.0

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

 

Total nonfarm

2,986.1 2,992.9 2,991.7 3,006.2 20.1 0.7

Mining and logging

97.1 86.1 87.1 87.3 -9.8 -10.1

Construction

218.4 217.3 214.9 216.5 -1.9 -0.9

Manufacturing

240.4 231.5 230.3 230.0 -10.4 -4.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

611.5 617.8 620.1 617.6 6.1 1.0

Information

32.1 30.7 30.8 30.4 -1.7 -5.3

Financial activities

151.8 155.2 155.1 152.2 0.4 0.3

Professional and business services

471.1 463.4 464.0 464.1 -7.0 -1.5

Education and health services

372.1 381.5 385.2 388.1 16.0 4.3

Leisure and hospitality

303.5 327.7 327.4 324.2 20.7 6.8

Other services

107.2 108.3 108.5 106.7 -0.5 -0.5

Government

380.9 373.4 368.3 389.1 8.2 2.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

 

Total nonfarm

5,840.9 5,901.6 5,921.6 5,954.5 113.6 1.9

Mining and logging

4.6 4.1 4.1 4.0 -0.6 -13.0

Construction

222.1 232.9 232.7 228.7 6.6 3.0

Manufacturing

518.1 514.7 512.6 510.2 -7.9 -1.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,078.4 1,090.5 1,089.5 1,086.4 8.0 0.7

Information

230.6 229.1 234.1 232.2 1.6 0.7

Financial activities

333.3 337.7 339.2 338.2 4.9 1.5

Professional and business services

889.8 911.9 919.9 916.7 26.9 3.0

Education and health services

946.5 961.8 965.5 979.3 32.8 3.5

Leisure and hospitality

700.9 725.2 725.0 728.0 27.1 3.9

Other services

202.6 202.4 201.9 204.2 1.6 0.8

Government

714.0 691.3 697.1 726.6 12.6 1.8

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

 

Total nonfarm

2,507.1 2,542.3 2,558.9 2,568.9 61.8 2.5

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

114.8 122.0 121.7 121.9 7.1 6.2

Manufacturing

85.1 83.8 84.2 84.2 -0.9 -1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

580.9 593.1 593.3 594.1 13.2 2.3

Information

48.4 48.1 48.3 47.6 -0.8 -1.7

Financial activities

175.4 184.2 183.1 181.8 6.4 3.6

Professional and business services

406.6 420.9 422.3 425.2 18.6 4.6

Education and health services

369.9 373.1 372.9 376.9 7.0 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

301.1 314.2 311.0 308.2 7.1 2.4

Other services

120.3 121.1 120.0 121.3 1.0 0.8

Government

304.0 281.2 301.5 307.1 3.1 1.0

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

 

Total nonfarm

9,347.7 9,574.1 9,513.9 9,517.1 169.4 1.8

Mining, logging, and construction

381.6 400.6 399.2 397.7 16.1 4.2

Manufacturing

369.5 372.3 371.7 373.2 3.7 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,718.1 1,729.6 1,726.9 1,733.7 15.6 0.9

Information

285.3 292.7 290.5 288.5 3.2 1.1

Financial activities

767.4 780.1 778.6 770.4 3.0 0.4

Professional and business services

1,494.1 1,524.3 1,522.3 1,515.9 21.8 1.5

Education and health services

1,759.1 1,786.3 1,778.6 1,810.1 51.0 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

891.2 970.6 957.9 926.9 35.7 4.0

Other services

410.4 429.4 426.1 420.6 10.2 2.5

Government

1,271.0 1,288.2 1,262.1 1,280.1 9.1 0.7

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

 

Total nonfarm

2,830.3 2,870.8 2,860.6 2,879.1 48.8 1.7

Mining, logging, and construction

114.9 117.3 118.4 118.0 3.1 2.7

Manufacturing

181.0 185.0 183.8 184.0 3.0 1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

518.1 524.8 523.2 523.2 5.1 1.0

Information

46.5 46.8 46.4 45.9 -0.6 -1.3

Financial activities

208.9 212.2 213.4 211.5 2.6 1.2

Professional and business services

450.1 471.1 467.5 466.4 16.3 3.6

Education and health services

603.8 604.5 602.3 612.0 8.2 1.4

Leisure and hospitality

256.8 276.0 273.6 264.6 7.8 3.0

Other services

117.3 119.5 118.5 118.4 1.1 0.9

Government

332.9 313.6 313.5 335.1 2.2 0.7

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

 

Total nonfarm

1,920.8 1,926.2 1,947.8 1,968.4 47.6 2.5

Mining and logging

3.3 3.2 3.3 3.3 0.0 0.0

Construction

99.9 110.0 106.9 109.5 9.6 9.6

Manufacturing

120.4 120.2 119.4 118.7 -1.7 -1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

377.5 383.8 383.9 383.8 6.3 1.7

Information

35.7 38.4 37.7 37.4 1.7 4.8

Financial activities

168.1 175.4 174.5 174.1 6.0 3.6

Professional and business services

321.6 331.4 329.2 328.1 6.5 2.0

Education and health services

283.7 288.6 292.8 297.5 13.8 4.9

Leisure and hospitality

205.8 208.2 212.4 211.9 6.1 3.0

Other services

64.8 64.9 64.2 64.2 -0.6 -0.9

Government

240.0 202.1 223.5 239.9 -0.1 0.0

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

 

Total nonfarm

2,277.7 2,327.7 2,331.1 2,337.4 59.7 2.6

Mining and logging

1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 -0.1 -10.0

Construction

114.9 122.5 123.9 123.8 8.9 7.7

Manufacturing

127.8 129.4 129.4 129.3 1.5 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

366.6 373.4 374.5 375.3 8.7 2.4

Information

86.2 87.5 86.8 86.7 0.5 0.6

Financial activities

130.5 130.8 132.1 130.6 0.1 0.1

Professional and business services

469.4 483.4 484.3 484.3 14.9 3.2

Education and health services

330.2 339.3 339.2 344.9 14.7 4.5

Leisure and hospitality

262.0 271.5 272.5 270.0 8.0 3.1

Other services

83.6 85.0 83.5 82.8 -0.8 -1.0

Government

305.5 304.0 304.0 308.8 3.3 1.1

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

 

Total nonfarm

3,180.9 3,260.8 3,243.1 3,257.0 76.1 2.4

Mining, logging, and construction

154.1 161.0 160.2 158.9 4.8 3.1

Manufacturing

53.1 54.1 54.1 53.7 0.6 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

403.0 416.8 415.9 412.0 9.0 2.2

Information

75.8 76.1 75.1 75.4 -0.4 -0.5

Financial activities

153.9 156.0 156.0 154.4 0.5 0.3

Professional and business services

720.2 747.8 746.6 746.1 25.9 3.6

Education and health services

414.0 421.3 420.0 428.1 14.1 3.4

Leisure and hospitality

314.4 336.4 332.7 323.9 9.5 3.0

Other services

198.9 202.5 202.5 202.0 3.1 1.6

Government

693.5 688.8 680.0 702.5 9.0 1.3
(P) Preliminary

 

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2016