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Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Dallas-Fort Worth Area Employment — June 2016

Total nonfarm employment in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 3,523,400 in June 2016, up 114,100 over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. From June 2015 to June 2016, local nonfarm employment rose 3.3 percent, above the national increase of 1.8 percent. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Stanley W. Suchman noted that among the 12 largest metropolitan areas in the country, Dallas ranked second in the rate of job growth and third in the number of jobs added. (See chart 1 and table 1; the Technical Note at the end of this release contains the metropolitan area definitions. All data in this release are not seasonally adjusted; accordingly, over-the-year analysis is used throughout.)

The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of two metropolitan divisions – separately identifiable employment centers within the larger metropolitan area. The Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan Division, which accounted for 71 percent of the area’s workforce, added 99,600 jobs from June a year ago, an increase of 4.1 percent. The Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Division, which accounted for the remaining 29 percent of the area’s workforce, added 14,500 jobs during the 12-month period, a gain of 1.4 percent.

Industry employment

Trade, transportation, and utilities, the metropolitan area’s largest supersector, added 35,400 jobs from June 2015. (See table 1 and chart 2.) The 4.9-percent rate of local job growth was more than three times the national rate of 1.6 percent. Locally, industry employment growth occurred in each of the three subsectors, led by the addition of 20,600 wholesale trade jobs. Retail trade added 11,000 jobs and transportation and utilities added 3,800.

Employment in leisure and hospitality rose by 21,300 in the local area from June 2015, with the majority of the job gain in the supersector’s largest industry, food services and drinking places (+16,800). The local leisure and hospitality job growth rate of 5.9 percent was more than double the national rate of 2.8 percent. While both local metropolitan divisions added jobs over the year, the rate of job growth in Dallas-Plano-Irving (7.1 percent) was faster-paced than that of Fort Worth-Arlington (3.5 percent).

The Dallas area’s professional and business services supersector added 17,500 jobs, a 3.1-percent gain over the year. One of the leading contributors to the supersector’s job growth was Dallas-Plano-Irving’s computer systems design and related services industry where employment increased by 10,200, a 16.0-percent gain. Nationwide, employment in the professional and business services supersector increased at a rate of 2.7 percent over the year.

The local financial activities supersector added 13,100 jobs from June 2015, a 4.7-percent increase; nationally, the rate of growth was 2.1 percent. Employment growth in the metropolitan area was concentrated in the Dallas-Plano-Irving division, which added 12,100 jobs, a 5.5-percent increase.

Government employment in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area increased by 12,500 from June 2015; more than 80 percent of the gain came from local government which added 10,200 jobs. Government employment rose 3.0 percent in the local area compared to a 0.5-percent rise nationwide.

Locally, education and health services added 12,400 jobs from June 2015. The local area’s rate of job growth matched the national gain of 3.0 percent. The gains locally were concentrated in Dallas-Plano-Irving, which added 11,600 jobs, a 4.0-percent growth rate.

The mining, logging, and construction supersector added 1,600 local jobs over the year, an increase of 0.8 percent. However, within the supersector, stronger growth occurred in specialty trade contractors, which added 3,200 jobs. The Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan division accounted for the largest share of growth in specialty trade contractors, up 1,900, or 5.4 percent.

Twelve largest metropolitan areas

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in June 2016. All 12 areas had over-the-year job growth during the period, with the rates of job growth in 10 areas exceeding the national increase of 1.8 percent. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale had the fastest rate of job growth, 3.6 percent, followed by Dallas (3.3 percent), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim and San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward (3.0 percent each). 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, 196,500, followed by Los Angeles (+171,900) and Dallas (+114,100). Houston had the smallest employment gain over the year, adding 5,200 jobs.

Education and health services had the largest employment gain in 4 areas—Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Los Angeles, New York, and Phoenix. Professional and business services added the most jobs in 4 areas—Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, San Francisco, and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria.

Manufacturing had the largest over-the-year losses in Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The New York area experienced no annual job losses in any supersector.

Metropolitan area employment data for July 2016 are scheduled to be released on Friday, August 19, 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 that includes the 12th of the month. Persons are counted at their place of work rather than at their place of residence; those appearing on more than one payroll are counted on each payroll. Industries are classified on the basis of their principal activity in accordance with the 2012 version of the North American Industry Classification System.

Method of estimation. 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 the 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 that are submitted by employers who are covered under state unemployment insurance (UI) laws. The benchmark information is used to adjust the monthly estimates between the new benchmark and the preceding one and also to establish the level of employment for the new benchmark month. Thus, the benchmarking process establishes the level of employment, and the sample is used to measure the month-to-month changes in the level for the subsequent months.

Reliability of the estimates. The estimates presented in this release are based on sample surveys, administrative data, and modeling and, thus, are subject to sampling and other types of errors. Sampling error is a measure of sampling variability—that is, variation that occurs by chance because a sample rather than the entire population is surveyed. Survey data also are subject to nonsampling errors, such as those which can be introduced into the data collection and processing operations. Estimates not directly derived from sample surveys are subject to additional errors resulting from the specific estimation processes used. The sums of individual items may not always equal the totals shown in the same tables because of rounding.

Employment estimates. Measures of sampling error are available 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 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise Counties in Texas.

  • The Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan Division includes Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall Counties in Texas.
  • The Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Division includes Hood, Johnson, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise Counties in Texas.

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 States and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area and its components, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry
 
Jun.
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016
Jun.
2016(p)
Jun. 2015 to
Jun. 2016(p)
Net Change Percent Change

United States

 

Total nonfarm

142,717 143,934 144,557 145,239 2,522 1.8

Mining and logging

825 691 689 692 -133 -16.1

Construction

6,621 6,561 6,699 6,850 229 3.5

Manufacturing

12,407 12,239 12,256 12,374 -33 -0.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

26,955 27,061 27,220 27,375 420 1.6

Information

2,755 2,785 2,742 2,802 47 1.7

Financial activities

8,168 8,210 8,249 8,337 169 2.1

Professional and business services

19,797 20,088 20,137 20,330 533 2.7

Education and health services

21,829 22,755 22,698 22,484 655 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

15,742 15,367 15,711 16,186 444 2.8

Other services

5,687 5,682 5,704 5,761 74 1.3

Government

21,931 22,495 22,452 22,048 117 0.5

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Statistical Area

 

Total nonfarm

3,409.3 3,498.3 3,515.7 3,523.4 114.1 3.3

Mining, logging, and construction

200.6 201.8 199.8 202.2 1.6 0.8

Manufacturing

264.0 261.4 262.2 263.7 -0.3 -0.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

721.2 748.1 752.4 756.6 35.4 4.9

Information

80.1 80.1 80.6 80.4 0.3 0.4

Financial activities

276.6 287.2 288.9 289.7 13.1 4.7

Professional and business services

559.5 573.0 579.4 577.0 17.5 3.1

Education and health services

415.6 431.3 431.5 428.0 12.4 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

360.1 371.0 374.3 381.4 21.3 5.9

Other services

121.6 120.3 120.1 121.9 0.3 0.2

Government

410.0 424.1 426.5 422.5 12.5 3.0

Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX, Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

2,408.7 2,489.3 2,502.4 2,508.3 99.6 4.1

Mining, logging, and construction

129.2 131.5 129.5 130.5 1.3 1.0

Manufacturing

167.7 167.2 167.7 168.9 1.2 0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

481.5 502.9 506.5 509.3 27.8 5.8

Information

68.1 68.6 69.0 68.9 0.8 1.2

Financial activities

220.4 229.7 231.0 232.5 12.1 5.5

Professional and business services

449.1 460.4 465.3 464.0 14.9 3.3

Education and health services

288.3 300.6 301.1 299.9 11.6 4.0

Leisure and hospitality

244.3 256.3 258.4 261.6 17.3 7.1

Other services

82.8 83.3 83.8 84.6 1.8 2.2

Government

277.3 288.8 290.1 288.1 10.8 3.9

Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

1,000.6 1,009.0 1,013.3 1,015.1 14.5 1.4

Mining, logging, and construction

71.4 70.3 70.3 71.7 0.3 0.4

Manufacturing

96.3 94.2 94.5 94.8 -1.5 -1.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

239.7 245.2 245.9 247.3 7.6 3.2

Information

12.0 11.5 11.6 11.5 -0.5 -4.2

Financial activities

56.2 57.5 57.9 57.2 1.0 1.8

Professional and business services

110.4 112.6 114.1 113.0 2.6 2.4

Education and health services

127.3 130.7 130.4 128.1 0.8 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

115.8 114.7 115.9 119.8 4.0 3.5

Other services

38.8 37.0 36.3 37.3 -1.5 -3.9

Government

132.7 135.3 136.4 134.4 1.7 1.3

(p) preliminary
 


Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry
 
Jun.
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016
Jun.
2016(p)
Jun. 2015 to
Jun. 2016(p)
Net Change Percent Change

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

 

Total nonfarm

2,589.5 2,645.0 2,664.1 2,658.9 69.4 2.7

Mining and logging

1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

108.7 113.7 115.1 116.0 7.3 6.7

Manufacturing

157.3 162.2 160.8 163.1 5.8 3.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

577.0 591.5 595.1 593.4 16.4 2.8

Information

90.0 87.3 87.9 88.6 -1.4 -1.6

Financial activities

162.6 162.6 164.6 164.9 2.3 1.4

Professional and business services

482.0 491.3 496.1 495.9 13.9 2.9

Education and health services

315.4 326.1 328.0 321.7 6.3 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

278.1 284.0 290.7 294.4 16.3 5.9

Other services

97.7 97.0 97.2 96.8 -0.9 -0.9

Government

319.3 327.8 327.1 322.7 3.4 1.1

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

 

Total nonfarm

2,682.2 2,684.7 2,699.1 2,733.9 51.7 1.9

Mining, logging, and construction

106.7 107.9 112.7 117.5 10.8 10.1

Manufacturing

194.4 188.7 188.7 191.1 -3.3 -1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

421.7 416.9 421.8 426.7 5.0 1.2

Information

78.4 77.7 74.8 79.0 0.6 0.8

Financial activities

183.0 185.2 185.7 189.2 6.2 3.4

Professional and business services

462.5 461.3 462.5 471.8 9.3 2.0

Education and health services

547.7 574.1 569.9 566.0 18.3 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

270.3 252.0 263.3 274.3 4.0 1.5

Other services

104.1 103.6 104.0 106.4 2.3 2.2

Government

313.4 317.3 315.7 311.9 -1.5 -0.5

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

 

Total nonfarm

4,641.0 4,620.9 4,675.7 4,702.7 61.7 1.3

Mining and logging

1.5 1.4 1.5 1.6 0.1 6.7

Construction

172.7 166.1 173.4 181.9 9.2 5.3

Manufacturing

417.6 411.9 412.3 414.5 -3.1 -0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

934.4 929.4 938.1 942.8 8.4 0.9

Information

81.1 80.6 81.2 81.4 0.3 0.4

Financial activities

295.8 290.2 292.3 295.2 -0.6 -0.2

Professional and business services

817.3 809.2 822.1 832.4 15.1 1.8

Education and health services

696.5 715.5 712.9 701.8 5.3 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

472.9 462.6 480.9 493.0 20.1 4.3

Other services

197.0 194.2 195.9 198.4 1.4 0.7

Government

554.2 559.8 565.1 559.7 5.5 1.0

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

 

Total nonfarm

3,409.3 3,498.3 3,515.7 3,523.4 114.1 3.3

Mining, logging, and construction

200.6 201.8 199.8 202.2 1.6 0.8

Manufacturing

264.0 261.4 262.2 263.7 -0.3 -0.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

721.2 748.1 752.4 756.6 35.4 4.9

Information

80.1 80.1 80.6 80.4 0.3 0.4

Financial activities

276.6 287.2 288.9 289.7 13.1 4.7

Professional and business services

559.5 573.0 579.4 577.0 17.5 3.1

Education and health services

415.6 431.3 431.5 428.0 12.4 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

360.1 371.0 374.3 381.4 21.3 5.9

Other services

121.6 120.3 120.1 121.9 0.3 0.2

Government

410.0 424.1 426.5 422.5 12.5 3.0

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

 

Total nonfarm

2,993.5 2,995.1 2,993.2 2,998.7 5.2 0.2

Mining and logging

100.3 88.6 86.7 86.7 -13.6 -13.6

Construction

217.9 219.5 219.0 214.6 -3.3 -1.5

Manufacturing

247.5 232.5 230.4 232.3 -15.2 -6.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

611.2 612.3 612.7 613.7 2.5 0.4

Information

32.7 31.4 31.3 31.1 -1.6 -4.9

Financial activities

151.6 152.0 153.2 154.8 3.2 2.1

Professional and business services

473.3 460.1 456.2 457.8 -15.5 -3.3

Education and health services

364.4 382.5 383.7 383.1 18.7 5.1

Leisure and hospitality

307.0 317.1 318.9 327.9 20.9 6.8

Other services

108.2 105.6 107.0 109.1 0.9 0.8

Government

379.4 393.5 394.1 387.6 8.2 2.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

 

Total nonfarm

5,799.2 5,940.2 5,956.7 5,971.1 171.9 3.0

Mining and logging

4.7 4.1 4.1 4.1 -0.6 -12.8

Construction

216.1 230.2 233.2 232.5 16.4 7.6

Manufacturing

519.0 510.9 510.8 513.5 -5.5 -1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,066.6 1,083.2 1,085.6 1,088.2 21.6 2.0

Information

227.4 241.4 237.1 235.1 7.7 3.4

Financial activities

330.5 334.7 335.7 338.3 7.8 2.4

Professional and business services

879.6 900.0 901.3 910.6 31.0 3.5

Education and health services

924.4 981.3 982.4 974.7 50.3 5.4

Leisure and hospitality

696.5 711.2 716.1 727.4 30.9 4.4

Other services

200.9 202.6 203.7 203.5 2.6 1.3

Government

733.5 740.6 746.7 743.2 9.7 1.3

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

 

Total nonfarm

2,474.9 2,570.1 2,569.4 2,540.5 65.6 2.7

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

112.0 118.9 119.8 119.3 7.3 6.5

Manufacturing

84.7 84.8 84.9 84.3 -0.4 -0.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

582.3 592.4 593.4 593.8 11.5 2.0

Information

48.2 48.0 48.0 48.1 -0.1 -0.2

Financial activities

174.6 181.7 181.3 182.7 8.1 4.6

Professional and business services

400.5 414.7 415.0 416.0 15.5 3.9

Education and health services

365.5 375.7 375.0 373.6 8.1 2.2

Leisure and hospitality

304.1 320.8 319.2 316.2 12.1 4.0

Other services

121.0 124.1 123.9 122.6 1.6 1.3

Government

281.4 308.4 308.3 283.3 1.9 0.7

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

 

Total nonfarm

9,433.3 9,470.4 9,527.4 9,629.8 196.5 2.1

Mining, logging, and construction

379.5 381.6 391.2 397.2 17.7 4.7

Manufacturing

370.2 368.4 369.3 372.5 2.3 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,732.9 1,711.3 1,721.5 1,741.6 8.7 0.5

Information

285.9 287.3 277.1 292.8 6.9 2.4

Financial activities

770.7 766.8 765.9 773.7 3.0 0.4

Professional and business services

1,499.9 1,498.8 1,508.8 1,521.6 21.7 1.4

Education and health services

1,758.9 1,843.2 1,842.6 1,826.4 67.5 3.8

Leisure and hospitality

913.7 870.6 907.9 958.3 44.6 4.9

Other services

417.9 422.0 421.8 427.6 9.7 2.3

Government

1,303.7 1,320.4 1,321.3 1,318.1 14.4 1.1

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

 

Total nonfarm

2,841.8 2,885.4 2,897.5 2,915.6 73.8 2.6

Mining, logging, and construction

113.5 113.5 115.0 117.2 3.7 3.3

Manufacturing

182.5 182.6 183.3 185.0 2.5 1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

520.8 522.1 527.4 530.0 9.2 1.8

Information

46.9 46.8 44.4 47.3 0.4 0.9

Financial activities

209.9 209.1 210.1 211.6 1.7 0.8

Professional and business services

452.1 466.5 471.0 475.6 23.5 5.2

Education and health services

593.5 622.6 616.1 608.2 14.7 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

264.9 258.3 267.0 279.4 14.5 5.5

Other services

120.1 119.2 119.8 120.0 -0.1 -0.1

Government

337.6 344.7 343.4 341.3 3.7 1.1

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

 

Total nonfarm

1,868.9 1,977.5 1,960.3 1,936.2 67.3 3.6

Mining and logging

3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3 -0.1 -2.9

Construction

98.6 105.4 105.7 108.5 9.9 10.0

Manufacturing

119.8 118.4 119.9 120.6 0.8 0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

372.2 384.0 383.9 383.4 11.2 3.0

Information

36.8 39.3 38.8 39.3 2.5 6.8

Financial activities

165.9 175.3 174.7 175.4 9.5 5.7

Professional and business services

318.6 332.9 328.1 330.8 12.2 3.8

Education and health services

275.8 292.9 291.9 290.5 14.7 5.3

Leisure and hospitality

204.3 216.3 214.4 209.6 5.3 2.6

Other services

65.4 66.7 65.7 64.9 -0.5 -0.8

Government

208.1 243.0 233.9 209.9 1.8 0.9

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

 

Total nonfarm

2,257.2 2,308.4 2,314.0 2,324.8 67.6 3.0

Mining and logging

1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 -0.1 -10.0

Construction

110.0 117.0 117.3 119.0 9.0 8.2

Manufacturing

126.0 127.1 127.0 128.3 2.3 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

362.6 368.4 368.9 371.0 8.4 2.3

Information

85.4 86.1 85.7 86.9 1.5 1.8

Financial activities

129.9 129.0 129.5 130.5 0.6 0.5

Professional and business services

459.7 474.4 473.3 476.1 16.4 3.6

Education and health services

326.9 340.8 343.0 339.4 12.5 3.8

Leisure and hospitality

261.1 265.0 266.5 271.9 10.8 4.1

Other services

84.0 84.1 84.6 85.6 1.6 1.9

Government

310.6 315.6 317.3 315.2 4.6 1.5

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

 

Total nonfarm

3,195.0 3,231.7 3,245.8 3,276.1 81.1 2.5

Mining, logging, and construction

152.6 158.6 158.4 161.8 9.2 6.0

Manufacturing

53.2 52.4 53.2 53.8 0.6 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

403.9 409.6 413.4 418.1 14.2 3.5

Information

77.1 74.8 73.0 75.6 -1.5 -1.9

Financial activities

155.3 154.8 153.7 154.4 -0.9 -0.6

Professional and business services

726.4 735.1 739.7 745.3 18.9 2.6

Education and health services

405.3 424.4 420.4 420.3 15.0 3.7

Leisure and hospitality

324.5 319.8 326.6 338.6 14.1 4.3

Other services

199.6 199.5 200.0 201.6 2.0 1.0

Government

697.1 702.7 707.4 706.6 9.5 1.4

(p) preliminary
 

 

Last Modified Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016