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December 09, 2014

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Miami Area Employment-October 2014

Total nonfarm employment for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 2,440,700 in October 2014, up 76,600, or 3.2 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Nationally, employment increased 2.0 percent from October 2013 to October 2014. 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.)

 Chart 1. Total nonfarm employment, over-the-year net change in the Miami metropolitan area and its divisions, October 2009-October 2014

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 45 percent of the area’s employment, added 37,800 jobs from October a year ago. The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach division which accounted for 32 percent of Miami’s workforce, added 24,000 jobs. The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach division, with 23 percent of the workforce, added 14,800 jobs over the 12-month year period.

Industry employment

In the Miami metropolitan area, the trade, transportation, and utilities supersector experienced the largest employment increase, up 20,600 or 3.7 percent from October a year ago. This job growth was concentrated in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale metropolitan divisions. Nationwide, employment in this industry grew 2.2 percent over the 12-month period.  (See chart 2.)

Professional and business services had the second largest over-the-year increase in jobs locally in October 2014, growing by 13,800 or 3.7 percent. All three metropolitan divisions added jobs from October a year ago. Nationwide, professional and business services employment increased 3.6 percent during the same period.

 Chart 2. Total nonfarm and supersector employment, over-the-year percent change, United States and the Miami metropolitan area, October 2014

Education and health services added 10,500 jobs in October 2014, an increase of 3.0 percent over the year, with all three metropolitan divisions gaining jobs. Nationally, employment in this industry grew 2.1 percent since October 2013.

Two other supersectors gained at least 7,000 jobs over the year in the local area—construction (8,200) and leisure and hospitality (7,300). Four other supersectors recorded over-the-year employment gains ranging from 5,800 to 3,000 in October 2014.

Twelve largest metropolitan areas

Miami was one of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in October 2014. All 12 areas experienced over-the-year job growth during the period, with 5 exceeding the national average of 2.0 percent. The fastest rate of job growth was registered in Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, up 4.3 percent, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, at 3.6 percent. The slowest rates of job growth were in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (0.3 percent) and Detroit-Warren-Livonia (0.4 percent). (See chart 3 and table 2.)

The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area added the largest number of jobs, 123,900, since October 2013. Two other metropolitan areas gained more than 100,000 jobs over the year–Houston (120,600) and Dallas (111,900). Two areas added fewer than 10,000 jobs over the year–Philadelphia (9,100) and Detroit (6,900).

Two supersectors accounted for most of the job growth in the 12 largest areas. Professional and business services led employment growth in five metropolitan areas: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Dallas, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, and San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont. (See table 2.) Trade, transportation, and utilities recorded the largest gains in four areas: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Detroit, Miami, and Philadelphia.

Over the year, manufacturing recorded the largest loss of jobs in three areas–Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles. Information lost the most jobs in two areas–New York and Washington. Houston and Miami experienced no annual job loss in any supersector.

 Chart 3. Total nonfarm employment, over-the-year percent change, United States and 12 largest metropolitan areas, October 2014

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 standards and definitions established by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, dated December 1, 2009. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

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

Additional information

More complete information on the technical procedures used to develop these estimates and additional data appear in Employment and Earnings, which is available online at www.bls.gov/opub/ee/home.htm. Industry employment data for states and metropolitan areas from the Current Employment Statistics program are also available in the above mentioned news releases and from the Internet at www.bls.gov/sae/.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.

 

Table 1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, Miami metropolitan area and its components, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands), October 2014
Area and Industry Oct Aug Sept Oct Change from Oct
2013 2014 2014 2014(p) 2013 to Oct 2014(p)
Number Percent

United States

 

Total nonfarm

138013 139061 139753 140817 2804 2

Mining and logging

888 936 939 936 48 5.4

Construction

6086 6351 6320 6328 242 4

Manufacturing

12055 12254 12232 12227 172 1.4

Trade transportation and utilities

26083 26438 26418 26649 566 2.2

Information

2674 2707 2695 2701 27 1

Financial activities

7905 8032 7993 7999 94 1.2

Professional and business services

18918 19455 19453 19591 673 3.6

Education and health services

21392 21229 21515 21850 458 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

14324 15296 14880 14718 394 2.8

Other services

5473 5560 5506 5519 46 0.8

Government

22215 20803 21802 22299 84 0.4

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

 

Total nonfarm

2364.1 2402.7 2416 2440.7 76.6 3.2

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0 0

Construction

97.6 102.9 104.3 105.8 8.2 8.4

Manufacturing

77.7 78.9 79.9 80.7 3 3.9

Trade transportation and utilities

551 564.6 566.9 571.6 20.6 3.7

Information

46.5 46.7 46.7 46.8 0.3 0.6

Financial activities

166.5 168.8 169.1 170.4 3.9 2.3

Professional and business services

374.3 384.7 384.6 388.1 13.8 3.7

Education and health services

347.9 350.2 354.1 358.4 10.5 3

Leisure and hospitality

283.1 288.8 287.5 290.4 7.3 2.6

Other services

111.3 115 115.9 117.1 5.8 5.2

Government

307.6 301.5 306.4 310.8 3.2 1

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

1066.5 1085.9 1091.2 1104.3 37.8 3.5

Mining and logging

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0 0

Construction

35.4 37.9 38.9 39.8 4.4 12.4

Manufacturing

36.5 38.5 38.9 39.2 2.7 7.4

Trade transportation and utilities

275.9 283.4 283.6 285.6 9.7 3.5

Information

18.1 18.1 18.1 18.1 0 0

Financial activities

72.9 75.4 75.4 75.8 2.9 4

Professional and business services

147.9 152.3 151.9 153.5 5.6 3.8

Education and health services

164.4 163.7 166.4 169.3 4.9 3

Leisure and hospitality

125.3 128.1 127.6 128.9 3.6 2.9

Other services

47 50.8 50.6 51.8 4.8 10.2

Government

142.7 137.3 139.4 141.9 -0.8 -0.6

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

 

Total nonfarm

754.8 765.6 772.5 778.8 24 3.2

Construction

34.5 35.4 35.4 36.2 1.7 4.9

Manufacturing

25.7 25.1 25.7 26 0.3 1.2

Trade transportation and utilities

172.5 177.7 179 180.6 8.1 4.7

Information

18.8 19 19 19.1 0.3 1.6

Financial activities

55.6 55.2 56 56.8 1.2 2.2

Professional and business services

127.9 132.2 132.7 132.8 4.9 3.8

Education and health services

97.9 97.1 98.4 99 1.1 1.1

Leisure and hospitality

84.7 86.5 86 86.6 1.9 2.2

Other services

35.5 35.5 36.6 36.5 1 2.8

Government

101.6 101.8 103.6 105.1 3.5 3.4

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

 

Total nonfarm

542.8 551.2 552.3 557.6 14.8 2.7

Construction

27.7 29.6 30 29.8 2.1 7.6

Manufacturing

15.5 15.3 15.3 15.5 0 0

Trade transportation and utilities

102.6 103.5 104.3 105.4 2.8 2.7

Information

9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 0 0

Financial activities

38 38.2 37.7 37.8 -0.2 -0.5

Professional and business services

98.5 100.2 100 101.8 3.3 3.4

Education and health services

85.6 89.4 89.3 90.1 4.5 5.3

Leisure and hospitality

73.1 74.2 73.9 74.9 1.8 2.5

Other services

28.8 28.7 28.7 28.8 0 0

Government

63.3 62.4 63.4 63.8 0.5 0.8
 

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Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry
 
Oct
2013
Aug
2014
Sept
2014
Oct
2014(p)
Change from Oct
2013 to Oct 2014(p)
Number Percent

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

 

Total nonfarm

2,431.3 2,472.6 2,470.3 2,489.1 57.8 2.4

Mining and logging

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.0

Construction

95.5 98.0 98.8 100.7 5.2 5.4

Manufacturing

151.2 154.3 154.2 153.6 2.4 1.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

541.1 550.2 550.6 559.7 18.6 3.4

Information

84.6 86.9 86.2 85.3 0.7 0.8

Financial activities

158.2 161.0 161.6 162.9 4.7 3.0

Professional and business services

440.7 457.8 453.0 456.9 16.2 3.7

Education and health services

298.6 295.9 298.0 300.1 1.5 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

248.4 261.0 255.9 256.9 8.5 3.4

Other services

93.9 93.1 91.7 91.9 -2.0 -2.1

Government

317.9 313.2 319.1 319.9 2.0 0.6

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH

 

Total nonfarm

2,589.5 2,592.2 2,611.2 2,630.1 40.6 1.6

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

94.3 96.2 94.5 95.3 1.0 1.1

Manufacturing

193.8 195.1 193.8 193.6 -0.2 -0.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

412.5 405.5 415.4 418.2 5.7 1.4

Information

74.7 79.8 79.9 80.6 5.9 7.9

Financial activities

172.6 176.2 174.3 174.2 1.6 0.9

Professional and business services

440.9 451.3 448.7 452.4 11.5 2.6

Education and health services

547.4 541.4 547.6 558.2 10.8 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

249.9 266.8 254.4 251.0 1.1 0.4

Other services

98.4 103.9 100.1 101.0 2.6 2.6

Government

304.4 275.4 301.9 305.0 0.6 0.2

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI

 

Total nonfarm

4,498.7 4,511.1 4,515.6 4,537.1 38.4 0.9

Mining and logging

1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

161.1 167.7 166.0 167.8 6.7 4.2

Manufacturing

408.9 408.7 406.6 406.5 -2.4 -0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

903.9 903.7 905.5 913.8 9.9 1.1

Information

80.1 80.6 79.8 79.7 -0.4 -0.5

Financial activities

290.2 290.6 288.3 288.2 -2.0 -0.7

Professional and business services

788.0 799.1 799.8 800.0 12.0 1.5

Education and health services

685.3 675.3 681.1 691.9 6.6 1.0

Leisure and hospitality

432.0 451.2 440.6 436.0 4.0 0.9

Other services

192.4 193.5 192.5 191.9 -0.5 -0.3

Government

555.4 539.3 554.0 559.9 4.5 0.8

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

 

Total nonfarm

3,133.2 3,214.3 3,221.3 3,245.1 111.9 3.6

Mining, logging, and construction

180.6 193.3 192.3 194.8 14.2 7.9

Manufacturing

258.3 258.5 256.8 256.8 -1.5 -0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

645.1 666.6 667.0 676.6 31.5 4.9

Information

79.8 79.7 79.3 79.1 -0.7 -0.9

Financial activities

253.1 258.5 257.3 259.3 6.2 2.4

Professional and business services

496.8 530.2 526.9 529.1 32.3 6.5

Education and health services

388.5 390.1 392.6 395.9 7.4 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

320.5 334.5 333.3 330.2 9.7 3.0

Other services

112.6 115.0 114.6 114.7 2.1 1.9

Government

397.9 387.9 401.2 408.6 10.7 2.7

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

 

Total nonfarm

1,883.9 1,866.8 1,877.6 1,890.8 6.9 0.4

Mining, logging, and construction

61.6 65.6 66.3 66.3 4.7 7.6

Manufacturing

233.4 233.3 234.7 237.3 3.9 1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

349.1 353.3 352.0 356.9 7.8 2.2

Information

27.1 27.5 27.1 27.1 0.0 0.0

Financial activities

101.2 98.1 96.8 97.2 -4.0 -4.0

Professional and business services

365.4 365.8 367.1 369.0 3.6 1.0

Education and health services

300.0 294.0 295.5 299.2 -0.8 -0.3

Leisure and hospitality

177.8 182.6 177.4 173.3 -4.5 -2.5

Other services

77.1 76.3 76.3 75.9 -1.2 -1.6

Government

191.2 170.3 184.4 188.6 -2.6 -1.4

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

 

Total nonfarm

2,818.9 2,898.1 2,920.4 2,939.5 120.6 4.3

Mining and logging

108.1 117.6 118.0 117.9 9.8 9.1

Construction

192.9 201.4 203.0 205.8 12.9 6.7

Manufacturing

255.0 262.1 261.6 263.0 8.0 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

567.7 585.4 584.2 588.0 20.3 3.6

Information

32.5 33.2 33.2 33.3 0.8 2.5

Financial activities

143.0 147.5 147.0 148.0 5.0 3.5

Professional and business services

431.2 447.4 448.8 448.6 17.4 4.0

Education and health services

338.2 354.5 358.6 362.1 23.9 7.1

Leisure and hospitality

272.1 287.5 283.5 280.8 8.7 3.2

Other services

100.3 102.6 102.4 102.8 2.5 2.5

Government

377.9 358.9 380.1 389.2 11.3 3.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

 

Total nonfarm

5,638.1 5,639.1 5,674.5 5,725.3 87.2 1.5

Mining and logging

5.3 5.6 5.6 5.4 0.1 1.9

Construction

199.4 210.2 213.2 212.5 13.1 6.6

Manufacturing

524.4 510.1 509.2 508.9 -15.5 -3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,039.2 1,041.5 1,042.7 1,052.3 13.1 1.3

Information

229.5 236.5 233.7 236.2 6.7 2.9

Financial activities

324.2 322.4 320.8 320.6 -3.6 -1.1

Professional and business services

873.0 892.4 897.8 905.5 32.5 3.7

Education and health services

914.5 914.8 927.2 944.9 30.4 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

634.0 649.2 647.7 644.3 10.3 1.6

Other services

194.0 196.6 195.3 196.0 2.0 1.0

Government

700.6 659.8 681.3 698.7 -1.9 -0.3

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

 

Total nonfarm

2,364.1 2,402.7 2,416.0 2,440.7 76.6 3.2

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

97.6 102.9 104.3 105.8 8.2 8.4

Manufacturing

77.7 78.9 79.9 80.7 3.0 3.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

551.0 564.6 566.9 571.6 20.6 3.7

Information

46.5 46.7 46.7 46.8 0.3 0.6

Financial activities

166.5 168.8 169.1 170.4 3.9 2.3

Professional and business services

374.3 384.7 384.6 388.1 13.8 3.7

Education and health services

347.9 350.2 354.1 358.4 10.5 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

283.1 288.8 287.5 290.4 7.3 2.6

Other services

111.3 115.0 115.9 117.1 5.8 5.2

Government

307.6 301.5 306.4 310.8 3.2 1.0

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA

 

Total nonfarm

8,786.7 8,839.9 8,844.0 8,910.6 123.9 1.4

Mining, logging, and construction

329.1 333.5 332.8 327.2 -1.9 -0.6

Manufacturing

358.4 356.6 355.1 355.3 -3.1 -0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,619.4 1,633.4 1,640.1 1,649.1 29.7 1.8

Information

279.0 276.5 272.8 273.8 -5.2 -1.9

Financial activities

740.3 747.8 741.7 740.9 0.6 0.1

Professional and business services

1,404.2 1,436.2 1,432.5 1,436.2 32.0 2.3

Education and health services

1,644.1 1,631.9 1,661.8 1,689.6 45.5 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

785.6 847.6 819.8 810.9 25.3 3.2

Other services

383.0 388.9 383.9 386.5 3.5 0.9

Government

1,243.6 1,187.5 1,203.5 1,241.1 -2.5 -0.2

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

 

Total nonfarm

2,775.2 2,752.2 2,761.4 2,784.3 9.1 0.3

Mining, logging, and construction

106.3 114.7 112.7 111.7 5.4 5.1

Manufacturing

179.5 179.3 179.3 179.6 0.1 0.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

508.1 512.7 511.7 516.0 7.9 1.6

Information

46.9 46.2 45.9 45.8 -1.1 -2.3

Financial activities

204.0 206.5 204.5 204.0 0.0 0.0

Professional and business services

442.8 444.9 443.6 446.9 4.1 0.9

Education and health services

580.5 567.3 577.6 585.4 4.9 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

243.0 254.0 242.7 240.3 -2.7 -1.1

Other services

121.8 120.4 120.1 120.8 -1.0 -0.8

Government

342.3 306.2 323.3 333.8 -8.5 -2.5

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

 

Total nonfarm

2,132.5 2,166.1 2,175.9 2,192.0 59.5 2.8

Mining and logging

1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 -0.1 -7.7

Construction

96.9 104.9 104.5 104.1 7.2 7.4

Manufacturing

118.0 118.1 118.8 118.8 0.8 0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

348.5 351.7 353.0 358.2 9.7 2.8

Information

73.6 77.2 76.6 76.9 3.3 4.5

Financial activities

126.0 127.1 125.9 125.0 -1.0 -0.8

Professional and business services

424.1 436.3 440.3 443.2 19.1 4.5

Education and health services

317.7 321.8 324.9 328.1 10.4 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

245.3 254.4 252.7 252.8 7.5 3.1

Other services

80.3 80.9 80.3 80.8 0.5 0.6

Government

300.8 292.5 297.7 302.9 2.1 0.7

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

 

Total nonfarm

3,093.3 3,081.6 3,086.7 3,110.9 17.6 0.6

Mining, logging, and construction

146.8 151.8 150.7 151.5 4.7 3.2

Manufacturing

46.9 46.4 45.5 44.6 -2.3 -4.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

392.8 394.7 392.3 395.5 2.7 0.7

Information

75.4 73.5 73.0 72.2 -3.2 -4.2

Financial activities

152.0 156.7 156.2 156.3 4.3 2.8

Professional and business services

702.5 708.5 700.7 704.5 2.0 0.3

Education and health services

402.7 385.5 392.7 402.3 -0.4 -0.1

Leisure and hospitality

293.8 309.4 300.7 299.6 5.8 2.0

Other services

189.6 192.9 189.9 190.7 1.1 0.6

Government

690.8 662.2 685.0 693.7 2.9 0.4

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Last Modified Date: Tuesday, December 09, 2014