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Thursday, April 05, 2018

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Chicago Area Employment — February 2018

Local Rate of Employment Growth Below National Average

Total nonfarm employment for the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Ill.-Ind.-Wis. Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 4,629,300 in February 2018, up 32,000, or 0.7 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. During the same period, the national job count increased 1.6 percent. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Charlene Peiffer noted that the Chicago metropolitan area has had over-the-year employment increases each month since October 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 Chicago metropolitan area is made up of four metropolitan divisions—separately identifiable employment centers within the larger metropolitan area. The Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metropolitan Division, which accounted for 80 percent of the area’s workforce, added 18,700 jobs from February a year ago. In the Lake County-Kenosha County, Ill.-Wis. Metropolitan Division, employment increased by 9,100. Employment in the Elgin, Ill. Metropolitan Division increased by 6,300 from February a year ago, while the Gary, Ind. Metropolitan Division had an employment loss of 2,100 jobs.

Industry employment

Government employment increased by 10,100 since February 2017, the largest employment gain in the Chicago area. The local rate of job growth, at 1.9 percent, was greater than the 0.2-percent national increase.

In the greater Chicago metropolitan area, financial activities had the second-largest employment gain from February 2017 to February 2018, adding 7,000 jobs. The Chicago area’s 2.3-percent rate of job growth in financial activities was greater than the nationwide advance of 1.7 percent. Local employment growth in the supersector was concentrated in the Chicago division which added 6,700 jobs. (See chart 2.)

Locally, education and health services and manufacturing added 5,500 jobs and 5,400 jobs, respectively. In education and health services, the Chicago area’s 0.8-percent employment increase was lower than the national rate of 1.9 percent. Manufacturing employment rose 1.3 percent locally, compared to the 1.8-percent rate for the nation.

Three other local supersectors each gained at least 3,000 jobs: professional and business services (+3,700), construction (+3,500), and trade, transportation, and utilities (+3,000). The Chicago area’s professional and business services industry job growth rate, at 0.5 percent, was lower than the 2.4-percent national increase. Employment in Chicago’s construction industry grew by 2.3 percent; nationally, employment in the construction industry was up 4.2 percent over the year. The local trade, transportation, and utilities industry job growth rate, at 0.3 percent, was lower than the 0.9-percent national gain.

Two Chicago area supersectors lost more than 1,000 jobs since last February: information (-4,800, down 6.0 percent), and leisure and hospitality (-1,900, down 0.4 percent). Nationally, information employment decreased by 2.4 percent and leisure and hospitality employment rose by 2.1 percent from the previous February.

Employment in the 12 largest metropolitan areas

Chicago was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in February 2018. All 12 areas had over-the-year job growth during the period, with the rates of job growth in 5 areas exceeding the national increase of 1.6 percent. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale had the fastest rate of job growth, up 3.0 percent, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, up 2.7 percent. Chicago had the slowest rate of job growth, 0.7 percent, followed by Boston-Cambridge-Nashua and Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, at 0.9 percent each. (See chart 3 and table 2.)

New York-Newark-Jersey City added the largest number of jobs since February 2017, 124,200, followed by Dallas (+96,000) and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim (+93,400). Boston had the smallest employment gain over the year, adding 24,500 jobs, followed by Philadelphia (+25,800). Annual gains in the remaining seven metropolitan areas ranged from 67,100 in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land to 30,600 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach.

Over the year, professional and business services added the most jobs in five areas: Boston, Houston, Miami, San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria. Education and health services gained the most jobs in three areas: New York, Philadelphia, and Phoenix.

The information supersector lost the most jobs over the year in six areas. Dallas was the only metropolitan area to have no annual job losses in any supersector.

Metropolitan area employment data for March 2018 are scheduled to be released on Friday, April 20, 2018.


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 2017 version of the North American Industry Classification System.

Method of estimation. CES State and Area employment data are produced using several estimation procedures. Where possible these data are produced using a "weighted link relative" estimation technique in which a ratio of current-month weighted employment to that of the previous-month weighted employment is computed from a sample of establishments reporting for both months. The estimates of employment for the current month are then obtained by multiplying these ratios by the previous month's employment estimates. The weighted link relative technique is utilized for data series where the sample size meets certain statistical criteria.

For some employment series, the sample of establishments is very small or highly variable. In these cases, a model-based approach is used in estimation. These models use the direct sample estimates (described above), combined with forecasts of historical (benchmarked) data to decrease volatility in estimation. Two different models (Fay-Herriot Model and Small Domain Model) are used depending on the industry level being estimated. For more detailed information about each model, refer to the BLS Handbook of Methods.

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 for the total nonfarm employment series are available for metropolitan areas and metropolitan divisions at www.bls.gov/web/laus/790stderr.htm. Measures of sampling error for more detailed series at the area and division level are available upon request. Measures of sampling error for states down to the supersector level are available on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/web/laus/790stderr.htm. Measures of nonsampling error are not available for the areas contained in this news release. Information on recent benchmark revisions is available online at www.bls.gov/web/laus/benchmark.pdf.

Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect the delineations issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on July 15, 2015. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

The Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Ill.-Ind.-Wis. Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties in Illinois; Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter Counties in Indiana; and Kenosha County in Wisconsin.

  • The Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, Ill. Metropolitan Division includes Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kendall, McHenry, and Will Counties in Illinois.
  • The Elgin, Ill. Metropolitan Division includes DeKalb and Kane Counties.
  • The Lake County-Kenosha County, Ill.-Wis. Metropolitan Division includes Lake County in Illinois and Kenosha County in Wisconsin.
  • The Gary, Ind. Metropolitan Division includes Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter Counties in Indiana.

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, the Chicago metropolitan area and its components, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry Feb
2017
Dec
2017
Jan
2018
Feb
2018(p)
Feb 2017 to
Feb 2018(p)
Net
change
Percent
change

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Total nonfarm

4,597.3 4,730.9 4,604.8 4,629.3 32.0 0.7

Mining and logging

1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5 0.2 15.4

Construction

152.9 171.4 155.6 156.4 3.5 2.3

Manufacturing

412.3 420.2 415.7 417.7 5.4 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

935.2 980.3 942.3 938.2 3.0 0.3

Information

80.6 78.2 75.9 75.8 -4.8 -6.0

Financial activities

300.0 304.8 305.8 307.0 7.0 2.3

Professional and business services

799.2 827.6 798.4 802.9 3.7 0.5

Education and health services

723.7 727.1 720.7 729.2 5.5 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

453.6 467.7 455.9 451.7 -1.9 -0.4

Other services

192.8 194.2 192.4 193.1 0.3 0.2

Government

545.7 557.9 540.6 555.8 10.1 1.9

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division

Total nonfarm

3,675.6 3,776.3 3,675.9 3,694.3 18.7 0.5

Mining and logging

1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.1 10.0

Construction

114.6 126.6 115.4 116.1 1.5 1.3

Manufacturing

282.6 287.6 285.5 286.2 3.6 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

737.5 775.2 743.4 741.1 3.6 0.5

Information

71.6 69.3 67.2 67.1 -4.5 -6.3

Financial activities

259.8 264.1 265.5 266.5 6.7 2.6

Professional and business services

680.9 697.2 671.0 672.8 -8.1 -1.2

Education and health services

591.3 594.7 590.2 597.6 6.3 1.1

Leisure and hospitality

362.2 376.2 366.8 363.6 1.4 0.4

Other services

157.3 158.1 156.7 157.4 0.1 0.1

Government

416.8 426.2 413.1 424.8 8.0 1.9

Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division

Total nonfarm

249.3 260.9 253.7 255.6 6.3 2.5

Mining and logging

0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0

Construction

11.1 13.1 11.2 11.3 0.2 1.8

Manufacturing

35.2 36.3 35.3 35.5 0.3 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

47.8 50.1 48.5 48.0 0.2 0.4

Information

3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 -0.1 -3.0

Financial activities

10.3 10.6 10.4 10.4 0.1 1.0

Professional and business services

33.5 37.4 37.6 38.2 4.7 14.0

Education and health services

32.3 32.3 32.3 32.2 -0.1 -0.3

Leisure and hospitality

24.0 24.6 24.2 23.9 -0.1 -0.4

Other services

9.1 9.3 9.2 9.2 0.1 1.1

Government

42.6 43.9 41.7 43.6 1.0 2.3

Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division

Total nonfarm

399.4 416.5 405.3 408.5 9.1 2.3

Mining and logging

0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1  0.0

Construction

12.6 15.0 13.6 13.9 1.3 10.3

Manufacturing

59.0 61.1 60.1 61.1 2.1 3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

92.1 95.5 92.5 91.8 -0.3 -0.3

Information

3.7 3.7 3.6 3.6 -0.1 -2.7

Financial activities

21.3 21.4 21.3 21.5 0.2 0.9

Professional and business services

62.4 69.8 67.2 68.8 6.4 10.3

Education and health services

47.2 47.5 46.7 47.1 -0.1 -0.2

Leisure and hospitality

36.2 36.4 35.1 34.8 -1.4 -3.9

Other services

13.1 13.4 13.3 13.2 0.1 0.8

Government

51.8 52.6 51.8 52.6 0.8 1.5

Gary, IN Metropolitan Division

Total nonfarm

273.0 277.2 269.9 270.9 -2.1 -0.8

Mining and logging

0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0

Construction

14.6 16.7 15.4 15.1 0.5 3.4

Manufacturing

35.5 35.2 34.8 34.9 -0.6 -1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

57.8 59.5 57.9 57.3 -0.5 -0.9

Information

2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9 -0.1 -5.0

Financial activities

8.6 8.7 8.6 8.6 0.0 0.0

Professional and business services

22.4 23.2 22.6 23.1 0.7 3.1

Education and health services

52.9 52.6 51.5 52.3 -0.6 -1.1

Leisure and hospitality

31.2 30.5 29.8 29.4 -1.8 -5.8

Other services

13.3 13.4 13.2 13.3 0.0 0.0

Government

34.5 35.2 34.0 34.8 0.3 0.9

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, United States and 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area Feb
2017
Dec
2017
Jan
2018
Feb
2018(p)
Feb 2017 to
Feb 2018(p)
Net
change
Percent
change

United States(1)

Total nonfarm

144,423 148,530 145,472 146,696 2,273 1.6

Mining and logging

645 700 693 702 57 8.8

Construction

6,527 6,970 6,692 6,800 273 4.2

Manufacturing

12,315 12,560 12,484 12,537 222 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27,071 28,337 27,464 27,325 254 0.9

Information

2,810 2,784 2,724 2,742 -68 -2.4

Financial activities

8,344 8,516 8,461 8,488 144 1.7

Professional and business services

19,971 20,770 20,319 20,450 479 2.4

Education and health services

23,142 23,556 23,250 23,592 450 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

15,283 15,862 15,452 15,601 318 2.1

Other services

5,690 5,800 5,751 5,784 94 1.7

Government

22,625 22,675 22,182 22,675 50 0.2

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Total nonfarm

2,681.8 2,767.0 2,713.6 2,734.4 52.6 2.0

Mining and logging

1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

118.3 125.6 120.7 124.1 5.8 4.9

Manufacturing

166.4 169.4 167.8 168.5 2.1 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

592.9 622.9 609.7 609.4 16.5 2.8

Information

98.8 99.5 92.4 91.9 -6.9 -7.0

Financial activities

167.9 170.4 167.1 168.8 0.9 0.5

Professional and business services

491.4 501.2 490.0 494.8 3.4 0.7

Education and health services

336.9 349.2 346.3 349.8 12.9 3.8

Leisure and hospitality

277.9 290.3 284.3 289.1 11.2 4.0

Other services

97.5 100.3 99.4 99.6 2.1 2.2

Government

332.2 336.6 334.3 336.8 4.6 1.4

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (NECTA)

Total nonfarm

2,681.5 2,767.7 2,696.1 2,706.0 24.5 0.9

Mining, logging, and construction

100.9 114.5 107.8 107.5 6.6 6.5

Manufacturing

185.9 188.7 186.9 187.0 1.1 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

415.2 436.7 420.8 412.6 -2.6 -0.6

Information

79.2 79.0 79.2 79.1 -0.1 -0.1

Financial activities

183.5 184.2 181.5 182.2 -1.3 -0.7

Professional and business services

468.4 487.5 479.1 481.8 13.4 2.9

Education and health services

580.3 589.0 574.1 587.6 7.3 1.3

Leisure and hospitality

252.3 267.4 256.5 253.3 1.0 0.4

Other services

99.3 103.9 101.6 101.2 1.9 1.9

Government

316.5 316.8 308.6 313.7 -2.8 -0.9

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Total nonfarm

4,597.3 4,730.9 4,604.8 4,629.3 32.0 0.7

Mining and logging

1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5 0.2 15.4

Construction

152.9 171.4 155.6 156.4 3.5 2.3

Manufacturing

412.3 420.2 415.7 417.7 5.4 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

935.2 980.3 942.3 938.2 3.0 0.3

Information

80.6 78.2 75.9 75.8 -4.8 -6.0

Financial activities

300.0 304.8 305.8 307.0 7.0 2.3

Professional and business services

799.2 827.6 798.4 802.9 3.7 0.5

Education and health services

723.7 727.1 720.7 729.2 5.5 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

453.6 467.7 455.9 451.7 -1.9 -0.4

Other services

192.8 194.2 192.4 193.1 0.3 0.2

Government

545.7 557.9 540.6 555.8 10.1 1.9

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Total nonfarm

3,543.1 3,666.8 3,616.2 3,639.1 96.0 2.7

Mining, logging, and construction

208.1 211.9 210.3 215.8 7.7 3.7

Manufacturing

267.7 274.6 273.1 276.4 8.7 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

755.4 796.0 774.9 768.9 13.5 1.8

Information

83.4 84.2 83.6 83.5 0.1 0.1

Financial activities

288.3 295.5 295.5 297.0 8.7 3.0

Professional and business services

585.6 602.3 592.7 599.3 13.7 2.3

Education and health services

438.9 450.4 449.0 450.7 11.8 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

361.4 383.1 378.2 380.4 19.0 5.3

Other services

118.9 123.3 122.8 123.9 5.0 4.2

Government

435.4 445.5 436.1 443.2 7.8 1.8

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

Total nonfarm

2,991.4 3,073.4 3,032.1 3,058.5 67.1 2.2

Mining and logging

77.0 77.9 78.5 78.7 1.7 2.2

Construction

214.2 221.4 219.8 223.5 9.3 4.3

Manufacturing

217.9 221.1 221.4 222.7 4.8 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

609.9 640.2 622.1 622.3 12.4 2.0

Information

32.2 31.9 31.8 31.6 -0.6 -1.9

Financial activities

157.4 160.4 160.4 161.4 4.0 2.5

Professional and business services

471.7 492.8 489.3 497.1 25.4 5.4

Education and health services

382.9 383.9 380.4 385.3 2.4 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

309.1 318.5 312.5 315.1 6.0 1.9

Other services

108.2 109.2 108.9 108.1 -0.1 -0.1

Government

410.9 416.1 407.0 412.7 1.8 0.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

Total nonfarm

5,993.4 6,169.0 6,056.6 6,086.8 93.4 1.6

Mining and logging

2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 0.0 0.0

Construction

229.4 242.9 238.7 243.4 14.0 6.1

Manufacturing

511.1 507.8 503.4 509.1 -2.0 -0.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,082.6 1,138.9 1,109.0 1,091.7 9.1 0.8

Information

258.7 246.2 231.1 243.1 -15.6 -6.0

Financial activities

337.8 343.9 338.9 339.4 1.6 0.5

Professional and business services

897.9 939.1 916.6 919.6 21.7 2.4

Education and health services

1,001.2 1,031.9 1,025.9 1,032.0 30.8 3.1

Leisure and hospitality

717.9 752.1 740.0 749.5 31.6 4.4

Other services

202.4 203.2 200.5 200.0 -2.4 -1.2

Government

751.5 760.1 749.6 756.1 4.6 0.6

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

Total nonfarm

2,632.1 2,679.3 2,640.9 2,662.7 30.6 1.2

Mining and logging

0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.0

Construction

127.1 133.4 132.0 136.1 9.0 7.1

Manufacturing

88.4 92.0 91.4 92.9 4.5 5.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

596.0 619.0 600.9 600.8 4.8 0.8

Information

52.1 50.5 50.3 50.6 -1.5 -2.9

Financial activities

178.7 181.7 178.0 178.3 -0.4 -0.2

Professional and business services

432.4 443.2 436.2 443.5 11.1 2.6

Education and health services

391.0 395.6 391.1 393.1 2.1 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

327.4 324.9 326.0 329.0 1.6 0.5

Other services

123.5 125.7 123.1 123.8 0.3 0.2

Government

314.8 312.6 311.2 313.9 -0.9 -0.3

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

Total nonfarm

9,499.4 9,838.2 9,541.8 9,623.6 124.2 1.3

Mining, logging, and construction

373.3 398.2 375.3 381.7 8.4 2.3

Manufacturing

362.7 363.6 359.1 360.9 -1.8 -0.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,711.5 1,814.0 1,750.8 1,735.9 24.4 1.4

Information

284.8 288.3 279.6 281.9 -2.9 -1.0

Financial activities

765.8 781.8 772.4 773.4 7.6 1.0

Professional and business services

1,504.3 1,563.5 1,519.0 1,531.3 27.0 1.8

Education and health services

1,916.6 1,979.7 1,932.0 1,972.0 55.4 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

860.3 904.6 856.6 862.2 1.9 0.2

Other services

415.3 426.8 416.4 421.1 5.8 1.4

Government

1,304.8 1,317.7 1,280.6 1,303.2 -1.6 -0.1

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

Total nonfarm

2,867.1 2,950.9 2,875.9 2,892.9 25.8 0.9

Mining, logging, and construction

111.1 113.8 105.9 109.7 -1.4 -1.3

Manufacturing

178.4 181.8 179.5 180.1 1.7 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

515.4 542.1 524.4 520.9 5.5 1.1

Information

46.3 45.2 44.8 44.8 -1.5 -3.2

Financial activities

212.5 215.6 213.9 213.9 1.4 0.7

Professional and business services

454.2 472.1 456.9 457.9 3.7 0.8

Education and health services

641.2 656.5 644.7 657.1 15.9 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

249.4 260.0 251.0 249.8 0.4 0.2

Other services

118.6 119.9 118.4 118.2 -0.4 -0.3

Government

340.0 343.9 336.4 340.5 0.5 0.1

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Total nonfarm

2,019.3 2,088.4 2,053.0 2,079.3 60.0 3.0

Mining and logging

3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 0.0 0.0

Construction

108.1 118.4 116.6 118.0 9.9 9.2

Manufacturing

120.7 128.2 127.3 127.5 6.8 5.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

389.8 409.2 397.9 398.7 8.9 2.3

Information

35.7 35.6 35.4 35.9 0.2 0.6

Financial activities

183.3 188.8 188.4 189.8 6.5 3.5

Professional and business services

340.6 354.0 344.0 346.7 6.1 1.8

Education and health services

304.7 315.4 314.3 319.4 14.7 4.8

Leisure and hospitality

221.7 225.9 222.6 227.7 6.0 2.7

Other services

65.6 65.7 65.6 65.1 -0.5 -0.8

Government

246.0 244.1 237.8 247.4 1.4 0.6

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

Total nonfarm

2,364.5 2,437.7 2,397.9 2,410.1 45.6 1.9

Mining and logging

0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.1 25.0

Construction

112.9 119.5 116.8 118.1 5.2 4.6

Manufacturing

136.4 141.6 141.0 141.1 4.7 3.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

378.9 399.2 384.8 382.5 3.6 1.0

Information

102.3 108.1 107.4 108.6 6.3 6.2

Financial activities

141.4 143.9 142.7 142.5 1.1 0.8

Professional and business services

472.0 485.9 480.7 485.2 13.2 2.8

Education and health services

348.6 356.4 351.1 355.9 7.3 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

265.1 273.7 267.4 267.5 2.4 0.9

Other services

85.6 84.4 84.5 85.1 -0.5 -0.6

Government

320.9 324.5 321.0 323.1 2.2 0.7

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

Total nonfarm

3,233.3 3,310.2 3,256.2 3,278.1 44.8 1.4

Mining, logging, and construction

154.6 159.5 156.9 158.7 4.1 2.7

Manufacturing

54.4 54.7 54.2 54.2 -0.2 -0.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

399.3 421.0 405.9 402.1 2.8 0.7

Information

74.4 74.9 74.3 74.5 0.1 0.1

Financial activities

155.4 158.6 157.7 158.1 2.7 1.7

Professional and business services

735.8 748.6 744.5 752.4 16.6 2.3

Education and health services

436.9 449.8 443.9 444.5 7.6 1.7

Leisure and hospitality

312.5 326.0 320.5 322.2 9.7 3.1

Other services

204.3 210.6 205.8 209.0 4.7 2.3

Government

705.7 706.5 692.5 702.4 -3.3 -0.5

Footnotes
(1) U.S. data are preliminary for two months after they are first published.
(p) Preliminary

 

Last Modified Date: Thursday, April 05, 2018