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17-1051-ATL
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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Miami Area Employment – June 2017

Local Rate of Employment Growth Above the National Average

Total nonfarm employment for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 2,626,000 in June 2017, up 80,800, or 3.2 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Nationally, employment increased 1.5 percent from June 2016 to June 2017. Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that the local area has had over-the-year employment gains of 50,000 or more since October 2012. (See chart 1 and table 1; the Technical Note at the end of this release contains metropolitan area definitions. All data in this release are not seasonally adjusted; accordingly, over-the-year analysis is used throughout.)

The Miami area is made up of three metropolitan divisions—separately identifiable employment centers within the larger metropolitan area. All three divisions gained jobs over the year. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, the largest of the three divisions with 44 percent of the area’s employment, added 26,900 jobs from June a year ago. The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach division which accounted for 32 percent of Miami area’s workforce, added 35,100 jobs. The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach division, with 23 percent of the workforce, added 18,800 jobs over the 12-month period.

Industry employment

Professional and business services added 19,400 jobs in June 2017, an increase of 4.6 percent over the year, with the largest gain in the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan division. Nationwide, employment in this industry grew 3.1 percent over the 12-month period. (See chart 2.)

Education and health services had the second largest over-the-year increase in the local area, adding 19,000 jobs from June 2016. The 5.0-percent employment gain in education and health services was more than double the 2.2-percent gain nationally. Job growth in this industry was concentrated in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale metropolitan divisions.

The leisure and hospitality supersector in the Miami area added 13,600 jobs from June 2016 to June 2017, a gain of 4.3 percent which exceeded the 2.0-percent increase for the nation. All three metropolitan divisions added jobs in this supersector from June a year ago.

The Miami area’s trade, transportation, and utilities supersector added 12,300 jobs over the year, up 2.1 percent, with the majority of job gains (7,600) in the Miami metropolitan division. Nationally, employment in this industry grew 0.6 percent since June 2016.

Three other area supersectors gained at least 5,000 jobs over the year in the local area—construction (+6,100), government (+5,700), and other services (+5,000). Each sector had rates of job growth that were faster than their respective national rates.

Employment in the 12 largest metropolitan areas

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in June 2017. All 12 areas had over-the-year job growth during the period, with the rates of job growth in 11 areas exceeding the national increase of 1.5 percent. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell had the fastest rate of job growth, 3.5 percent, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington at 3.3 percent. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin had the slowest rate of job growth at 1.3 percent. (See chart 3 and table 2.)

New York-Newark-Jersey City added the largest number of jobs, 169,500, followed by Dallas (+115,300) and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim (+102,600). San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward had the smallest employment gain over the year, adding 55,100 jobs. Annual job gains in the remaining eight metropolitan areas ranged from 94,100 to 56,100.

Over the year, professional and business services had the largest employment gain in six areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Los Angeles, and Miami. Education and health services added the most jobs in five other areas—Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, New York, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, San Francisco, and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria.

Manufacturing had the largest over-the-year losses in four areas: Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia. Atlanta and San Francisco had no annual job losses in any supersector.

Metropolitan area employment data for July 2017 are scheduled to be released on Friday, August 18, 2017.


Technical Note

This release presents nonfarm payroll employment estimates from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative endeavor between State employment security agencies and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Definitions. Employment data refer to persons on establishment payrolls who receive pay for any part of the pay period which includes the 12th of the month. Persons are counted at their place of work rather than at their place of residence; those appearing on more than one payroll are counted on each payroll. Industries are classified on the basis of their principal activity in accordance with the 2012 version of the North American Industry Classification System.

Method of estimation. The employment data are estimated using a "link relative" technique in which a ratio (link relative) of current-month employment to that of the previous month is computed from a sample of establishments reporting for both months. The estimates of employment for the current month are obtained by multiplying the estimates for the previous month by these ratios. Small-domain models are used as the official estimators for approximately 39 percent of CES published series which have insufficient sample for direct sample-based estimates.

Annual revisions. Employment estimates are adjusted annually to a complete count of jobs, called benchmarks, derived principally from tax reports which are submitted by employers who are covered under state unemployment insurance (UI) laws. The benchmark information is used to adjust the monthly estimates between the new benchmark and the preceding one and also to establish the level of employment for the new benchmark month. Thus, the benchmarking process establishes the level of employment, and the sample is used to measure the month-to-month changes in the level for the subsequent months.

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

Employment estimates. Measures of sampling error for state CES data at the total nonfarm and supersector levels and for metropolitan area CES data. Information on recent benchmark revisions for states is available on the BLS web site at www.bls.gov/sae/.

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

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Fla., Metropolitan Statistical Area
includes the counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach in Florida.

  • The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Fla., Metropolitan Division includes Broward County in Florida.
  • The Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Fla., Metropolitan Division includes Miami-Dade County in Florida
  • The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray, Fla., Metropolitan Division includes Palm Beach County in Florida.

Additional information

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

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

Table 1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, United States and the Miami metropolitan area and its components, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry
 
June
2016
Apr
2017
May
2017
June
2017(p)
June 2016 to June 2017(p)
Net changePercent change

United States

 

Total nonfarm

145,182145,948146,789147,3882,2061.5

Mining and logging

669691702717487.2

Construction

6,8996,7656,9377,1032043.0

Manufacturing

12,43412,33612,37612,480460.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27,26127,11427,26027,4211600.6

Information

2,7962,7232,7202,732-64-2.3

Financial activities

8,3378,3768,4158,5071702.0

Professional and business services

20,23520,56120,68020,8566213.1

Education and health services

22,40623,18723,12322,8964902.2

Leisure and hospitality

16,28815,75416,15316,6073192.0

Other services

5,7515,7305,7765,833821.4

Government

22,10622,71122,64722,2361300.6

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

 

Total nonfarm

2,545.22,649.42,656.32,626.080.83.2

Mining and logging

0.70.70.70.70.00.0

Construction

122.0125.3128.4128.16.15.0

Manufacturing

87.688.488.187.4-0.2-0.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

587.4598.5598.8599.712.32.1

Information

49.748.949.149.0-0.7-1.4

Financial activities

175.8174.3174.9176.40.60.3

Professional and business services

417.4435.7437.7436.819.44.6

Education and health services

377.6396.6397.1396.619.05.0

Leisure and hospitality

317.4336.2336.4331.013.64.3

Other services

124.8128.8128.9129.85.04.0

Government

284.8316.0316.2290.55.72.0

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

1,138.31,176.71,183.21,165.226.92.4

Mining and logging

0.50.50.50.50.00.0

Construction

44.243.345.243.3-0.9-2.0

Manufacturing

41.241.240.940.2-1.0-2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

289.1295.5295.4296.77.62.6

Information

19.319.119.219.1-0.2-1.0

Financial activities

78.878.579.079.30.50.6

Professional and business services

165.7167.2169.8167.92.21.3

Education and health services

175.9184.3185.0184.08.14.6

Leisure and hospitality

139.6146.8148.0145.66.04.3

Other services

53.555.655.255.82.34.3

Government

130.5144.7145.0132.82.31.8

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

 

Total nonfarm

809.5847.7850.0844.635.14.3

Construction

43.745.946.747.43.78.5

Manufacturing

27.327.727.728.00.72.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

184.5187.2187.9188.33.82.1

Information

19.119.019.119.10.00.0

Financial activities

57.256.956.958.10.91.6

Professional and business services

142.9155.5155.2155.212.38.6

Education and health services

105.1112.5112.4111.96.86.5

Leisure and hospitality

94.096.997.796.92.93.1

Other services

38.639.740.040.41.84.7

Government

97.0106.3106.399.22.22.3

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

 

Total nonfarm

597.4625.0623.1616.218.83.1

Construction

34.136.136.537.43.39.7

Manufacturing

19.119.519.519.20.10.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

113.8115.8115.5114.70.90.8

Information

11.310.810.810.8-0.5-4.4

Financial activities

39.838.939.039.0-0.8-2.0

Professional and business services

108.8113.0112.7113.74.94.5

Education and health services

96.699.899.7100.74.14.2

Leisure and hospitality

83.892.590.788.54.75.6

Other services

32.733.533.733.60.92.8

Government

57.365.064.958.51.22.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
 


Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry
 
June
2016
Apr
2017
May
2017
June
2017(p)
June 2016 to June 2017(p)
Net changePercent change

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

 

Total nonfarm

2,665.72,741.62,745.72,759.894.13.5

Mining and logging

1.71.81.81.80.15.9

Construction

115.9120.6122.4121.96.05.2

Manufacturing

162.2163.2162.4163.00.80.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

587.9597.7597.7597.49.51.6

Information

95.798.399.899.53.84.0

Financial activities

166.3172.7173.0174.78.45.1

Professional and business services

487.4514.5513.3522.134.77.1

Education and health services

329.8342.6343.9341.011.23.4

Leisure and hospitality

292.9295.2299.4306.713.84.7

Other services

99.4100.298.6101.72.32.3

Government

326.5334.8333.4330.03.51.1

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

 

Total nonfarm

2,725.12,735.12,756.52,789.464.32.4

Mining, logging, and construction

112.9107.3111.5113.70.80.7

Manufacturing

189.0185.0185.1188.2-0.8-0.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

425.8418.7423.2431.86.01.4

Information

78.278.078.379.71.51.9

Financial activities

187.6189.8191.3194.77.13.8

Professional and business services

473.3479.6480.8485.812.52.6

Education and health services

560.5590.7586.9586.125.64.6

Leisure and hospitality

279.9261.0273.4284.04.11.5

Other services

104.1102.7103.9107.33.23.1

Government

313.8322.3322.1318.14.31.4

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

 

Total nonfarm

4,689.54,647.04,701.44,749.159.61.3

Mining and logging

1.71.61.61.6-0.1-5.9

Construction

179.3165.0175.1181.01.70.9

Manufacturing

417.5412.9413.3417.50.00.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

943.6933.0939.1948.04.40.5

Information

81.181.983.584.33.23.9

Financial activities

300.1306.0308.4312.412.34.1

Professional and business services

821.4813.7823.7837.315.91.9

Education and health services

709.4726.3728.2720.511.11.6

Leisure and hospitality

488.4461.1478.0495.57.11.5

Other services

195.8193.5195.4198.22.41.2

Government

551.2552.0555.1552.81.60.3

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

 

Total nonfarm

3,508.83,590.83,612.13,624.1115.33.3

Mining, logging, and construction

205.2206.1205.4207.32.11.0

Manufacturing

265.5265.5266.3268.53.01.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

743.9758.9762.2764.420.52.8

Information

82.781.581.181.9-0.8-1.0

Financial activities

282.0292.1292.0294.012.04.3

Professional and business services

576.9598.4604.8607.830.95.4

Education and health services

428.2441.3443.9440.512.32.9

Leisure and hospitality

375.9383.9390.2398.022.15.9

Other services

125.6125.8126.7128.83.22.5

Government

422.9437.3439.5432.910.02.4

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

 

Total nonfarm

3,002.83,042.23,048.23,058.956.11.9

Mining and logging

88.287.186.986.5-1.7-1.9

Construction

219.1215.5216.2213.9-5.2-2.4

Manufacturing

222.3230.0230.6232.610.34.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

607.6604.3601.3602.8-4.8-0.8

Information

33.132.032.032.2-0.9-2.7

Financial activities

154.9154.4156.2155.60.70.5

Professional and business services

466.1478.4478.0485.119.04.1

Education and health services

377.6389.2391.3392.815.24.0

Leisure and hospitality

320.3323.4326.0330.19.83.1

Other services

111.0110.0110.8113.72.72.4

Government

402.6417.9418.9413.611.02.7

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

 

Total nonfarm

5,944.26,023.46,042.36,046.8102.61.7

Mining and logging

4.13.93.94.0-0.1-2.4

Construction

228.9238.3239.6243.614.76.4

Manufacturing

516.1510.7509.2510.9-5.2-1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,076.31,077.11,077.91,079.43.10.3

Information

256.8253.3257.5255.4-1.4-0.5

Financial activities

336.3336.8337.8339.73.41.0

Professional and business services

890.3905.8909.0916.826.53.0

Education and health services

963.91,001.41,001.0985.021.12.2

Leisure and hospitality

727.8730.1736.5745.217.42.4

Other services

202.3211.4211.0209.97.63.8

Government

741.4754.6758.9756.915.52.1

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

 

Total nonfarm

2,545.22,649.42,656.32,626.080.83.2

Mining and logging

0.70.70.70.70.00.0

Construction

122.0125.3128.4128.16.15.0

Manufacturing

87.688.488.187.4-0.2-0.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

587.4598.5598.8599.712.32.1

Information

49.748.949.149.0-0.7-1.4

Financial activities

175.8174.3174.9176.40.60.3

Professional and business services

417.4435.7437.7436.819.44.6

Education and health services

377.6396.6397.1396.619.05.0

Leisure and hospitality

317.4336.2336.4331.013.64.3

Other services

124.8128.8128.9129.85.04.0

Government

284.8316.0316.2290.55.72.0

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

 

Total nonfarm

9,604.79,583.89,678.79,774.2169.51.8

Mining, logging, and construction

393.6381.9393.2399.45.81.5

Manufacturing

369.6363.1363.9366.1-3.5-0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,731.31,703.91,719.71,732.81.50.1

Information

287.6285.9284.9286.7-0.9-0.3

Financial activities

779.0774.7774.1787.08.01.0

Professional and business services

1,532.71,526.81,543.01,570.938.22.5

Education and health services

1,842.41,929.41,932.41,909.467.03.6

Leisure and hospitality

938.7884.7928.5980.041.34.4

Other services

422.0416.4423.0429.57.51.8

Government

1,307.81,317.01,316.01,312.44.60.4

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

 

Total nonfarm

2,879.92,916.92,926.32,939.559.62.1

Mining, logging, and construction

116.4115.3118.4120.54.13.5

Manufacturing

180.1176.9176.8178.4-1.7-0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

522.0523.6524.1527.25.21.0

Information

47.346.246.246.7-0.6-1.3

Financial activities

213.2212.7214.4216.43.21.5

Professional and business services

464.7470.2473.0479.214.53.1

Education and health services

608.6646.8639.6628.219.63.2

Leisure and hospitality

270.4261.5271.2281.711.34.2

Other services

121.3119.6119.8122.20.90.7

Government

335.9344.1342.8339.03.10.9

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

 

Total nonfarm

1,926.72,020.92,009.91,984.758.03.0

Mining and logging

3.33.23.23.2-0.1-3.0

Construction

105.4109.5109.0109.54.13.9

Manufacturing

120.8121.7121.6123.32.52.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

381.6386.1386.9387.66.01.6

Information

36.636.436.435.3-1.3-3.6

Financial activities

173.6181.6181.7181.27.64.4

Professional and business services

331.7340.8340.2341.810.13.0

Education and health services

286.0300.5300.1297.911.94.2

Leisure and hospitality

211.4232.8230.3226.415.07.1

Other services

64.461.561.861.3-3.1-4.8

Government

211.9246.8238.7217.25.32.5

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

 

Total nonfarm

2,339.52,376.82,380.62,394.655.12.4

Mining and logging

1.01.01.01.00.00.0

Construction

112.1118.1118.6121.29.18.1

Manufacturing

131.5131.3131.4131.80.30.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

371.8373.9375.5377.65.81.6

Information

100.1100.199.9102.42.32.3

Financial activities

142.2144.8145.4146.44.23.0

Professional and business services

470.7470.7470.8475.34.61.0

Education and health services

336.6348.6349.6347.110.53.1

Leisure and hospitality

270.6274.1273.3279.08.43.1

Other services

85.587.687.488.22.73.2

Government

317.4326.6327.7324.67.22.3

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

 

Total nonfarm

3,246.93,266.03,285.03,306.359.41.8

Mining, logging, and construction

159.8156.5158.5159.80.00.0

Manufacturing

54.253.653.654.40.20.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

405.4405.1409.3413.07.61.9

Information

74.971.370.870.6-4.3-5.7

Financial activities

157.9155.7157.2159.21.30.8

Professional and business services

741.8748.0753.4756.915.12.0

Education and health services

423.8447.9443.2441.217.44.1

Leisure and hospitality

333.3329.6337.6347.914.64.4

Other services

195.7194.3194.5198.62.91.5

Government

700.1704.0706.9704.74.60.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
 

 

Last Modified Date: Tuesday, August 08, 2017