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15-1985-PHI
Friday, October 09, 2015

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Philadelphia Area Employment – August 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 2,791,800 in August 2015, up 30,400, or 1.1 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. During the same period, the national job count increased 2.1 percent. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional commissioner, noted that the Philadelphia area has not had an over-the-year employment decline in more than five years. (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, August 2010-August 2015

The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area is made up of four metropolitan divisions¾separately 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 37 percent of the area’s employment, gained 11,000 jobs since last August. The Philadelphia Metropolitan Division, with 32 percent of local employment, added 5,100 jobs over the year. The Camden Metropolitan Division had 18 percent of the area’s employment and gained 10,500 jobs over the year, and the Wilmington Metropolitan Division, with the remaining 13 percent, gained 3,800 jobs.

Industry employment

In the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area, education and health services recorded the largest employment gain from August 2014 to August 2015, adding 10,200 jobs. The Philadelphia area’s 1.8-percent growth in education and health services employment was lower than the nationwide increase of 2.8 percent. Most of the local job gains in this industry were in the Montgomery County division (6,200). Among the remaining three divisions, only the Camden division added more than 1,000 jobs in this supersector, up 2,800. (See chart 2.)

Trade, transportation, and utilities employment increased by 7,900 since last August, the second-largest gain in the Philadelphia area and a 1.5-percent increase over the year. Of the four divisions, the Montgomery County division had the largest increase in this industry, 4,900 jobs, followed by the Philadelphia division with 2,300.

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

Four other supersectors in the Philadelphia area gained at least 1,000 jobs since last August—mining, logging, and construction (7,800); leisure and hospitality (5,900); financial activities (3,300); and other services (1,200). Most of the job growth in mining, logging, and construction, as well as financial activities, occurred in the Montgomery County division; the majority of jobs added for leisure and hospitality and other services were in the Philadelphia division.

Two supersectors in the Philadelphia area lost more than 1,000 jobs over the year—manufacturing (-2,800) and government (-1,600). Over half of the manufacturing job loss occurred in the Montgomery County division, and the majority of the government job loss occurred in the Philadelphia division.

Twelve largest metropolitan areas

Philadelphia was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in August 2015. All 12 areas experienced over-the-year job growth during the period, with 7 exceeding the national average of 2.1 percent. The fastest rate of job growth was registered in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, up 3.2 percent, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, up 3.1 percent. The slowest growth rates occurred in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin (1.0 percent) and Philadelphia (1.1 percent). (See chart 3 and table 2.)

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

The New York-Newark-Jersey City area added the largest number of jobs, 161,800, since August 2014. Employment increased by over 100,000 in two other areas—Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim (124,800) and Dallas (103,500). Philadelphia experienced the smallest gain, adding 30,400 jobs over the 12-month period.

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

Manufacturing recorded the largest over-the-year loss of jobs in five areas—Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Chicago, Dallas, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, and Philadelphia. Los Angeles was the only area to record no job losses greater than 1,000 for any supersector since last August.

Metropolitan area employment data for September 2015 are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 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 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 28, 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 Pennsylvania.
  • 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
Aug
2014
Jun
2015
Jul
2015
Aug
2015
Aug 2014 to
Aug 2015
Net
change
Percent
change

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

 

Total nonfarm

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2,761.4 2,837.7 2,807.1 (P) 2,791.8 (P) 30.4 (P) 1.1

Mining, logging, and construction

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109.8 115.3 116.8 (P) 117.6 (P) 7.8 (P) 7.1

Manufacturing

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180.2 178.8 177.9 (P) 177.4 (P) -2.8 (P) -1.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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511.6 523.7 521.8 (P) 519.5 (P) 7.9 (P) 1.5

Information

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46.4 45.7 45.5 (P) 45.5 (P) -0.9 (P) -1.9

Financial activities

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205.6 207.7 209.4 (P) 208.9 (P) 3.3 (P) 1.6

Professional and business services

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447.3 449.8 449.2 (P) 446.7 (P) -0.6 (P) -0.1

Education and health services

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574.6 588.4 585.1 (P) 584.8 (P) 10.2 (P) 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

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258.4 270.4 269.8 (P) 264.3 (P) 5.9 (P) 2.3

Other services

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119.2 122.1 121.5 (P) 120.4 (P) 1.2 (P) 1.0

Government

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308.3 335.8 310.1 (P) 306.7 (P) -1.6 (P) -0.5
 

Philadelphia, Pa. Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

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891.0 910.3 900.3 (P) 896.1 (P) 5.1 (P) 0.6

Mining, logging, and construction

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22.2 21.9 21.9 (P) 22.2 (P) 0.0 (P) 0.0

Manufacturing

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36.6 35.4 35.3 (P) 35.2 (P) -1.4 (P) -3.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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132.8 135.8 135.1 (P) 135.1 (P) 2.3 (P) 1.7

Information

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14.2 14.1 14.1 (P) 14.2 (P) 0.0 (P) 0.0

Financial activities

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58.5 58.7 59.8 (P) 59.5 (P) 1.0 (P) 1.7

Professional and business services

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120.4 119.1 118.9 (P) 119.6 (P) -0.8 (P) -0.7

Education and health services

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258.2 261.2 259.2 (P) 258.7 (P) 0.5 (P) 0.2

Leisure and hospitality

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89.1 95.7 94.3 (P) 92.2 (P) 3.1 (P) 3.5

Other services

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39.1 42.0 42.1 (P) 41.8 (P) 2.7 (P) 6.9

Government

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119.9 126.4 119.6 (P) 117.6 (P) -2.3 (P) -1.9
 

Philadelphia City, Pa.

 

Total nonfarm

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664.6 678.3 670.6 (P) 666.0 (P) 1.4 (P) 0.2

Mining, logging, and construction

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11.5 11.3 11.2 (P) 11.4 (P) -0.1 (P) -0.9

Manufacturing

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21.6 21.0 20.9 (P) 20.9 (P) -0.7 (P) -3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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91.0 92.0 91.3 (P) 91.1 (P) 0.1 (P) 0.1

Information

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11.5 11.4 11.4 (P) 11.5 (P) 0.0 (P) 0.0

Financial activities

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42.2 42.3 43.2 (P) 43.0 (P) 0.8 (P) 1.9

Professional and business services

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88.6 87.6 86.8 (P) 86.7 (P) -1.9 (P) -2.1

Education and health services

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205.6 207.1 205.6 (P) 205.1 (P) -0.5 (P) -0.2

Leisure and hospitality

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67.4 73.2 72.1 (P) 70.2 (P) 2.8 (P) 4.2

Other services

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27.5 30.3 30.4 (P) 30.1 (P) 2.6 (P) 9.5

Government

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97.7 102.1 97.7 (P) 96.0 (P) -1.7 (P) -1.7
 

Delaware County, Pa.

 

Total nonfarm

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226.4 232.0 229.7 (P) 230.1 (P) 3.7 (P) 1.6

Mining, logging, and construction

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10.7 10.6 10.7 (P) 10.8 (P) 0.1 (P) 0.9

Manufacturing

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15.0 14.4 14.4 (P) 14.3 (P) -0.7 (P) -4.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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41.8 43.8 43.8 (P) 44.0 (P) 2.2 (P) 5.3

Information

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2.7 2.7 2.7 (P) 2.7 (P) 0.0 (P) 0.0

Financial activities

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16.3 16.4 16.6 (P) 16.5 (P) 0.2 (P) 1.2

Professional and business services

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31.8 31.5 32.1 (P) 32.9 (P) 1.1 (P) 3.5

Education and health services

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52.6 54.1 53.6 (P) 53.6 (P) 1.0 (P) 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

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21.7 22.5 22.2 (P) 22.0 (P) 0.3 (P) 1.4

Other services

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11.6 11.7 11.7 (P) 11.7 (P) 0.1 (P) 0.9

Government

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22.2 24.3 21.9 (P) 21.6 (P) -0.6 (P) -2.7
 

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

 

Total nonfarm

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1,019.8 1,048.6 1,038.6 (P) 1,030.8 (P) 11.0 (P) 1.1

Mining, logging, and construction

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49.9 52.6 53.4 (P) 53.6 (P) 3.7 (P) 7.4

Manufacturing

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91.0 90.4 89.5 (P) 89.0 (P) -2.0 (P) -2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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203.8 210.2 209.8 (P) 208.7 (P) 4.9 (P) 2.4

Information

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20.7 20.4 20.2 (P) 20.2 (P) -0.5 (P) -2.4

Financial activities

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77.2 79.0 79.8 (P) 79.3 (P) 2.1 (P) 2.7

Professional and business services

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195.8 196.4 196.1 (P) 193.3 (P) -2.5 (P) -1.3

Education and health services

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170.7 178.2 176.8 (P) 176.9 (P) 6.2 (P) 3.6

Leisure and hospitality

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89.3 91.8 90.4 (P) 88.3 (P) -1.0 (P) -1.1

Other services

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47.5 47.1 46.8 (P) 46.2 (P) -1.3 (P) -2.7

Government

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73.9 82.5 75.8 (P) 75.3 (P) 1.4 (P) 1.9
 

Camden, N.J. Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

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504.5 525.1 515.1 (P) 515.0 (P) 10.5 (P) 2.1

Mining, logging, and construction

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21.5 24.4 24.2 (P) 24.5 (P) 3.0 (P) 14.0

Manufacturing

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34.5 35.4 35.6 (P) 35.5 (P) 1.0 (P) 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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111.4 114.0 113.0 (P) 112.2 (P) 0.8 (P) 0.7

Information

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7.3 7.3 7.2 (P) 7.2 (P) -0.1 (P) -1.4

Financial activities

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27.8 27.8 27.5 (P) 27.6 (P) -0.2 (P) -0.7

Professional and business services

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78.7 80.0 79.9 (P) 81.0 (P) 2.3 (P) 2.9

Education and health services

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87.1 89.4 89.7 (P) 89.9 (P) 2.8 (P) 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

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45.8 47.1 48.1 (P) 47.6 (P) 1.8 (P) 3.9

Other services

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18.6 19.2 18.9 (P) 18.7 (P) 0.1 (P) 0.5

Government

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71.8 80.5 71.0 (P) 70.8 (P) -1.0 (P) -1.4
 

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

 

Total nonfarm

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346.1 353.7 353.1 (P) 349.9 (P) 3.8 (P) 1.1

Mining, logging, and construction

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16.2 16.4 17.3 (P) 17.3 (P) 1.1 (P) 6.8

Manufacturing

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18.1 17.6 17.5 (P) 17.7 (P) -0.4 (P) -2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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63.6 63.7 63.9 (P) 63.5 (P) -0.1 (P) -0.2

Information

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4.2 3.9 4.0 (P) 3.9 (P) -0.3 (P) -7.1

Financial activities

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42.1 42.2 42.3 (P) 42.5 (P) 0.4 (P) 1.0

Professional and business services

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52.4 54.3 54.3 (P) 52.8 (P) 0.4 (P) 0.8

Education and health services

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58.6 59.6 59.4 (P) 59.3 (P) 0.7 (P) 1.2

Leisure and hospitality

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34.2 35.8 37.0 (P) 36.2 (P) 2.0 (P) 5.8

Other services

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14.0 13.8 13.7 (P) 13.7 (P) -0.3 (P) -2.1

Government

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42.7 46.4 43.7 (P) 43.0 (P) 0.3 (P) 0.7

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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2015
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2015
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2015
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Aug 2015
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Percent
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United States

 

Total nonfarm

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139,232 142,836 141,872 (P) 142,069 (P) 2,837 (P) 2.0

Mining and logging

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921 843 842 (P) 832 (P) -89 (P) -9.7

Construction

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6,460 6,573 6,653 (P) 6,684 (P) 224 (P) 3.5

Manufacturing

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12,300 12,415 12,416 (P) 12,416 (P) 116 (P) 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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26,413 26,956 26,966 (P) 26,959 (P) 546 (P) 2.1

Information

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2,774 2,796 2,808 (P) 2,805 (P) 31 (P) 1.1

Financial activities

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8,057 8,178 8,218 (P) 8,214 (P) 157 (P) 1.9

Professional and business services

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19,315 19,885 19,919 (P) 19,966 (P) 651 (P) 3.4

Education and health services

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21,216 21,839 21,753 (P) 21,797 (P) 581 (P) 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

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15,383 15,780 15,876 (P) 15,844 (P) 461 (P) 3.0

Other services

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5,625 5,706 5,721 (P) 5,679 (P) 54 (P) 1.0

Government

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20,768 21,865 20,700 (P) 20,873 (P) 105 (P) 0.5
 

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Ga.

 

Total nonfarm

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2,525.8 2,581.0 2,587.4 (P) 2,592.2 (P) 66.4 (P) 2.6

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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103.6 106.2 107.8 (P) 110.9 (P) 7.3 (P) 7.0

Manufacturing

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153.6 155.3 156.2 (P) 155.9 (P) 2.3 (P) 1.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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555.4 568.8 573.0 (P) 572.2 (P) 16.8 (P) 3.0

Information

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89.2 88.7 88.8 (P) 88.1 (P) -1.1 (P) -1.2

Financial activities

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160.8 165.2 165.0 (P) 165.6 (P) 4.8 (P) 3.0

Professional and business services

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470.3 484.0 491.9 (P) 488.8 (P) 18.5 (P) 3.9

Education and health services

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309.0 312.8 312.4 (P) 318.8 (P) 9.8 (P) 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

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265.8 279.3 280.1 (P) 275.9 (P) 10.1 (P) 3.8

Other services

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95.9 96.0 95.6 (P) 94.6 (P) -1.3 (P) -1.4

Government

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320.9 323.4 315.3 (P) 320.1 (P) -0.8 (P) -0.2
 

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

 

Total nonfarm

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2,577.3 2,665.4 2,656.0 (P) 2,647.6 (P) 70.3 (P) 2.7

Mining, logging, and construction

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101.4 103.3 104.9 (P) 105.2 (P) 3.8 (P) 3.7

Manufacturing

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193.0 192.7 192.6 (P) 191.2 (P) -1.8 (P) -0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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398.5 418.7 417.4 (P) 417.3 (P) 18.8 (P) 4.7

Information

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76.3 77.8 78.6 (P) 77.9 (P) 1.6 (P) 2.1

Financial activities

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175.6 177.2 177.5 (P) 178.7 (P) 3.1 (P) 1.8

Professional and business services

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450.0 460.1 464.4 (P) 463.2 (P) 13.2 (P) 2.9

Education and health services

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529.1 544.1 546.6 (P) 543.8 (P) 14.7 (P) 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

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264.5 268.2 272.5 (P) 272.1 (P) 7.6 (P) 2.9

Other services

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104.2 105.9 108.0 (P) 107.2 (P) 3.0 (P) 2.9

Government

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284.7 317.4 293.5 (P) 291.0 (P) 6.3 (P) 2.2
 

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

 

Total nonfarm

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4,539.2 4,618.1 4,592.2 (P) 4,583.6 (P) 44.4 (P) 1.0

Mining and logging

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1.6 1.5 1.5 (P) 1.5 (P) -0.1 (P) -6.3

Construction

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167.2 169.1 173.6 (P) 173.7 (P) 6.5 (P) 3.9

Manufacturing

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410.5 409.1 408.3 (P) 407.6 (P) -2.9 (P) -0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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909.6 925.5 925.3 (P) 924.1 (P) 14.5 (P) 1.6

Information

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81.5 81.0 80.7 (P) 79.8 (P) -1.7 (P) -2.1

Financial activities

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293.7 290.1 290.3 (P) 291.2 (P) -2.5 (P) -0.9

Professional and business services

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811.9 825.3 826.8 (P) 822.0 (P) 10.1 (P) 1.2

Education and health services

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678.6 699.5 688.7 (P) 689.4 (P) 10.8 (P) 1.6

Leisure and hospitality

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454.7 461.0 459.7 (P) 459.4 (P) 4.7 (P) 1.0

Other services

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196.2 197.5 196.5 (P) 196.8 (P) 0.6 (P) 0.3

Government

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533.7 558.5 540.8 (P) 538.1 (P) 4.4 (P) 0.8
 

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

 

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3,289.0 3,403.4 3,387.5 (P) 3,392.5 (P) 103.5 (P) 3.1

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197.8 197.3 195.3 (P) 196.0 (P) -1.8 (P) -0.9

Manufacturing

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263.5 261.8 260.5 (P) 257.2 (P) -6.3 (P) -2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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687.0 707.5 708.6 (P) 709.5 (P) 22.5 (P) 3.3

Information

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82.5 81.1 81.6 (P) 82.2 (P) -0.3 (P) -0.4

Financial activities

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268.0 276.8 275.8 (P) 276.1 (P) 8.1 (P) 3.0

Professional and business services

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544.1 567.5 567.5 (P) 570.5 (P) 26.4 (P) 4.9

Education and health services

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402.2 420.1 422.2 (P) 424.7 (P) 22.5 (P) 5.6

Leisure and hospitality

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339.1 363.0 363.6 (P) 360.3 (P) 21.2 (P) 6.3

Other services

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117.8 118.8 120.5 (P) 121.7 (P) 3.9 (P) 3.3

Government

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387.0 409.5 391.9 (P) 394.3 (P) 7.3 (P) 1.9
 

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas

 

Total nonfarm

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2,932.0 2,991.1 2,982.2 (P) 2,970.4 (P) 38.4 (P) 1.3

Mining and logging

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111.7 108.8 110.5 (P) 110.0 (P) -1.7 (P) -1.5

Construction

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206.7 205.4 203.4 (P) 203.0 (P) -3.7 (P) -1.8

Manufacturing

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257.0 248.0 248.8 (P) 246.5 (P) -10.5 (P) -4.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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602.3 607.5 608.8 (P) 608.7 (P) 6.4 (P) 1.1

Information

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32.9 33.9 34.1 (P) 34.0 (P) 1.1 (P) 3.3

Financial activities

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149.3 146.4 145.9 (P) 144.7 (P) -4.6 (P) -3.1

Professional and business services

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471.5 479.3 481.7 (P) 479.2 (P) 7.7 (P) 1.6

Education and health services

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352.3 360.9 364.0 (P) 364.9 (P) 12.6 (P) 3.6

Leisure and hospitality

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290.1 314.2 312.1 (P) 311.9 (P) 21.8 (P) 7.5

Other services

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104.5 106.1 105.9 (P) 106.5 (P) 2.0 (P) 1.9

Government

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353.7 380.6 367.0 (P) 361.0 (P) 7.3 (P) 2.1
 

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif.

 

Total nonfarm

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5,705.4 5,864.2 5,820.1 (P) 5,830.2 (P) 124.8 (P) 2.2

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5.5 5.2 5.2 (P) 5.2 (P) -0.3 (P) -5.5

Construction

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207.0 215.8 216.9 (P) 220.7 (P) 13.7 (P) 6.6

Manufacturing

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523.5 526.9 527.8 (P) 523.8 (P) 0.3 (P) 0.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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1,057.9 1,076.1 1,078.4 (P) 1,079.8 (P) 21.9 (P) 2.1

Information

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219.1 214.7 216.4 (P) 220.4 (P) 1.3 (P) 0.6

Financial activities

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325.5 327.4 327.4 (P) 327.2 (P) 1.7 (P) 0.5

Professional and business services

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891.5 904.8 906.6 (P) 905.7 (P) 14.2 (P) 1.6

Education and health services

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928.0 964.1 957.0 (P) 960.0 (P) 32.0 (P) 3.4

Leisure and hospitality

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671.2 687.4 692.8 (P) 696.4 (P) 25.2 (P) 3.8

Other services

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200.8 208.7 208.0 (P) 206.9 (P) 6.1 (P) 3.0

Government

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675.4 733.1 683.6 (P) 684.1 (P) 8.7 (P) 1.3
 

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Fla.

 

Total nonfarm

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2,414.6 2,464.3 2,449.7 (P) 2,483.3 (P) 68.7 (P) 2.8

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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104.4 106.7 106.7 (P) 109.4 (P) 5.0 (P) 4.8

Manufacturing

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81.0 81.4 80.4 (P) 80.3 (P) -0.7 (P) -0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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563.2 573.8 571.4 (P) 573.9 (P) 10.7 (P) 1.9

Information

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47.9 48.6 48.2 (P) 48.2 (P) 0.3 (P) 0.6

Financial activities

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168.9 174.4 174.3 (P) 174.0 (P) 5.1 (P) 3.0

Professional and business services

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388.9 403.4 404.1 (P) 408.1 (P) 19.2 (P) 4.9

Education and health services

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354.5 365.7 363.4 (P) 367.5 (P) 13.0 (P) 3.7

Leisure and hospitality

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290.5 308.4 303.0 (P) 304.1 (P) 13.6 (P) 4.7

Other services

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116.7 121.7 120.3 (P) 120.3 (P) 3.6 (P) 3.1

Government

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298.0 279.6 277.3 (P) 296.9 (P) -1.1 (P) -0.4
 

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

 

Total nonfarm

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9,129.6 9,399.9 9,332.7 (P) 9,291.4 (P) 161.8 (P) 1.8

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366.3 372.6 375.8 (P) 378.7 (P) 12.4 (P) 3.4

Manufacturing

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370.8 370.0 367.5 (P) 368.8 (P) -2.0 (P) -0.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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1,683.5 1,719.6 1,706.6 (P) 1,704.8 (P) 21.3 (P) 1.3

Information

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285.8 285.3 284.5 (P) 283.3 (P) -2.5 (P) -0.9

Financial activities

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766.2 764.9 767.8 (P) 765.4 (P) -0.8 (P) -0.1

Professional and business services

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1,456.6 1,472.7 1,467.8 (P) 1,467.1 (P) 10.5 (P) 0.7

Education and health services

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1,671.1 1,770.8 1,740.1 (P) 1,735.1 (P) 64.0 (P) 3.8

Leisure and hospitality

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879.3 915.9 922.8 (P) 915.2 (P) 35.9 (P) 4.1

Other services

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405.2 424.4 426.7 (P) 424.9 (P) 19.7 (P) 4.9

Government

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1,244.8 1,303.7 1,273.1 (P) 1,248.1 (P) 3.3 (P) 0.3
 

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

 

Total nonfarm

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2,761.4 2,837.7 2,807.1 (P) 2,791.8 (P) 30.4 (P) 1.1

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109.8 115.3 116.8 (P) 117.6 (P) 7.8 (P) 7.1

Manufacturing

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180.2 178.8 177.9 (P) 177.4 (P) -2.8 (P) -1.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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511.6 523.7 521.8 (P) 519.5 (P) 7.9 (P) 1.5

Information

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46.4 45.7 45.5 (P) 45.5 (P) -0.9 (P) -1.9

Financial activities

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205.6 207.7 209.4 (P) 208.9 (P) 3.3 (P) 1.6

Professional and business services

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447.3 449.8 449.2 (P) 446.7 (P) -0.6 (P) -0.1

Education and health services

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574.6 588.4 585.1 (P) 584.8 (P) 10.2 (P) 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

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258.4 270.4 269.8 (P) 264.3 (P) 5.9 (P) 2.3

Other services

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119.2 122.1 121.5 (P) 120.4 (P) 1.2 (P) 1.0

Government

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308.3 335.8 310.1 (P) 306.7 (P) -1.6 (P) -0.5
 

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz.

 

Total nonfarm

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1,841.6 1,865.2 1,860.4 (P) 1,886.5 (P) 44.9 (P) 2.4

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3.4 3.4 3.4 (P) 3.4 (P) 0.0 (P) 0.0

Construction

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95.5 102.3 102.0 (P) 102.5 (P) 7.0 (P) 7.3

Manufacturing

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118.7 117.1 117.1 (P) 118.1 (P) -0.6 (P) -0.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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362.6 367.5 368.4 (P) 370.7 (P) 8.1 (P) 2.2

Information

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35.5 35.8 35.8 (P) 35.2 (P) -0.3 (P) -0.8

Financial activities

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162.4 166.2 167.4 (P) 168.0 (P) 5.6 (P) 3.4

Professional and business services

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309.4 318.0 320.4 (P) 317.7 (P) 8.3 (P) 2.7

Education and health services

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269.3 276.5 275.5 (P) 280.6 (P) 11.3 (P) 4.2

Leisure and hospitality

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195.2 200.8 198.8 (P) 201.2 (P) 6.0 (P) 3.1

Other services

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63.5 67.7 68.0 (P) 66.4 (P) 2.9 (P) 4.6

Government

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226.1 209.9 203.6 (P) 222.7 (P) -3.4 (P) -1.5
 

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif.

 

Total nonfarm

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2,194.7 2,253.4 2,255.7 (P) 2,265.3 (P) 70.6 (P) 3.2

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

Construction

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104.3 105.8 107.8 (P) 110.0 (P) 5.7 (P) 5.5

Manufacturing

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122.1 124.0 124.6 (P) 124.6 (P) 2.5 (P) 2.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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357.0 359.9 362.4 (P) 362.2 (P) 5.2 (P) 1.5

Information

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79.5 81.4 82.2 (P) 82.2 (P) 2.7 (P) 3.4

Financial activities

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129.4 127.2 127.6 (P) 128.0 (P) -1.4 (P) -1.1

Professional and business services

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448.8 471.0 479.4 (P) 482.1 (P) 33.3 (P) 7.4

Education and health services

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321.8 327.4 325.6 (P) 324.4 (P) 2.6 (P) 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

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254.7 261.5 261.7 (P) 266.2 (P) 11.5 (P) 4.5

Other services

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83.4 85.5 85.9 (P) 85.8 (P) 2.4 (P) 2.9

Government

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292.8 308.9 297.7 (P) 299.0 (P) 6.2 (P) 2.1
 

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

 

Total nonfarm

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3,103.2 3,208.6 3,190.3 (P) 3,163.8 (P) 60.6 (P) 2.0

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152.3 153.6 153.8 (P) 153.8 (P) 1.5 (P) 1.0

Manufacturing

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50.6 49.5 49.8 (P) 49.5 (P) -1.1 (P) -2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

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397.4 407.8 405.5 (P) 404.5 (P) 7.1 (P) 1.8

Information

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78.7 76.6 77.2 (P) 76.3 (P) -2.4 (P) -3.0

Financial activities

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152.8 151.1 151.6 (P) 151.1 (P) -1.7 (P) -1.1

Professional and business services

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711.9 734.9 733.7 (P) 728.0 (P) 16.1 (P) 2.3

Education and health services

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391.7 416.5 415.0 (P) 416.0 (P) 24.3 (P) 6.2

Leisure and hospitality

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310.1 321.5 319.6 (P) 315.5 (P) 5.4 (P) 1.7

Other services

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195.3 197.8 198.9 (P) 197.6 (P) 2.3 (P) 1.2

Government

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662.4 699.3 685.2 (P) 671.5 (P) 9.1 (P) 1.4

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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