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21-1548-ATL
Wednesday, September 01, 2021

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Miami Area Employment — July 2021

Total nonfarm employment for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, metropolitan area increased by 122,800 over the year in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. (See chart 1 and table 1.) Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that the local rate of job gain, 5.0 percent, compared to the 5.3-percent national increase. (All data in this release are not seasonally adjusted; accordingly, over-the-year analysis is used throughout.)


Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, is made up of three metropolitan divisions—separately identifiable employment centers within the larger metropolitan area. Employment increased over the year in all three divisions. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL, with 44 percent of the area’s total nonfarm employment, gained 56,700 jobs over the year. Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL, which accounted for 32 percent of the area’s employment, gained 33,700 jobs since July 2020, and West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL, with 24 percent of the area’s employment, added 32,400 jobs.

Industry employment

In Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, leisure and hospitality had the largest gain (+53,900) among local private-industry supersectors, with all three divisions recording increases. (See chart 2.) Within this supersector, the accommodation and food services sector added 47,100 jobs. The 23.4-percent increase in the metropolitan area’s leisure and hospitality supersector compared to the 18.5-percent gain on a national level.


Professional and business services gained 24,600 jobs over the year in the metropolitan area. The Miami-Miami-Beach-Kendall, FL, division added 16,300 jobs, or 66 percent of the metropolitan area’s employment gained in this industry. The metropolitan area had a 5.7-percent gain in the professional and business services supersector, compared to the 6.2-percent increase for the nation.

Trade, transportation, and utilities added 19,200 jobs, with all three divisions recording increases. Within this supersector, the retail trade sector added 6,800 jobs. The 3.4-percent increase in the metropolitan area’s trade, transportation, and utilities supersector compared to the 4.4-percent gain on a national level

Three other supersectors had significant over-the-year job gains for the metropolitan area: education and health services (+13,900), other services (+9,100), and financial activities (+6,100).

Twelve largest metropolitan areas

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in July 2021. All 12 areas gained jobs over the year. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, had the largest increase (+558,300). San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, had the smallest gain (+105,700) among the largest areas. (See table 2 and chart 3.)

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH, had a 7.8-percent rate of job gain, followed by Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (+7.6 percent). The rates of job gains in the remaining 10 areas ranged from 6.6 percent in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, to 4.2 percent in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI.

The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment release for August 2021 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Impact on July 2021 Establishment Survey Data

BLS has continued to review all estimation and methodological procedures for the establishment survey, which included the review of data, estimation processes, the application of the birth-death model, and seasonal adjustment. Business births and deaths cannot be adequately captured by the establishment survey as they occur. Therefore, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program uses a model to account for the relatively stable net employment change generated by business births and deaths. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the relationship between business births and deaths is no longer stable. Typically, reports with zero employment are not included in estimation. For the June final and July preliminary estimates, CES included a portion of these reports in the estimates and made modifications to the birth-death model. In addition for both months, the establishment survey included a portion of the reports that returned to reporting positive employment from reporting zero employment. For more information, see www.bls.gov/web/empsit/cesbd.htm.

In the establishment survey, workers who are paid by their employer for all or any part of the pay period including the 12th of the month are counted as employed, even if they were not actually at their jobs. Workers who are temporarily or permanently absent from their jobs and are not being paid are not counted as employed, even if they are continuing to receive benefits. The length of the reference period does vary across the respondents in the establishment survey; one-third of businesses have a weekly pay period, slightly over 40 percent a bi-weekly, about 20 percent semi-monthly, and a small amount monthly.


Technical Note

Special technical note: This technical note describes the procedures regularly used on a monthly basis to develop estimates from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the procedures described in this technical note have been modified. The modifications are briefly described in the box note of this news release. More information on the changes to the CES business birth-death model is available at www.bls.gov/web/empsit/cesbd.htm.

This release presents nonfarm payroll employment estimates from the CES program. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative endeavor between State employment security agencies and the U.S. 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 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 at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/pdf/ces-20110307.pdf.

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 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. Changes in metropolitan area nonfarm payroll employment are cited in the analysis of this release only if they have been determined to be statistically significant at the 90-percent confidence level. 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 at the supersector level and for the private service-providing, goods-producing, total private and total nonfarm levels are available on the BLS website at https://www.bls.gov/web/laus/790stderr.htm. Information on recent benchmark revisions is available online at www.bls.gov/web/laus/bmrk_article.htm.

Area definitions. The substate area data published in this news release reflect the delineations issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on April 10, 2018. The 12 metropolitan areas discussed in this release are the metropolitan areas with the largest population according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties.

  • The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division includes Broward County.

  • The Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division includes Miami-Dade County.

  • The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division includes Palm Beach County.

Additional information

Employment data from the CES program are available on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/sae/.

Information in this release will be made available to individuals with sensory impairments 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 IndustryJuly
2020
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021(p)
July 2020 to July 2021(p)
Net changePercent change

United States

Total nonfarm

139,107145,355146,603146,4707,3635.3

Mining and logging

599619633642437.2

Construction

7,4247,4767,5927,6412172.9

Manufacturing

12,10712,27512,40912,4413342.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

26,15427,02927,30527,3151,1614.4

Information

2,6062,7062,7222,7601545.9

Financial activities

8,7098,7848,8438,8871782.0

Professional and business services

19,85620,75920,94321,0841,2286.2

Education and health services

22,59023,52523,34323,3087183.2

Leisure and hospitality

13,36414,62515,39515,8342,47018.5

Other services

5,3885,6085,7305,7823947.3

Government

20,31021,94921,68820,7764662.3

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

Total nonfarm

2,455.62,584.22,571.82,578.4122.85.0

Mining and logging

0.80.80.80.80.00.0

Construction

139.5139.0138.9138.8-0.7-0.5

Manufacturing

86.087.187.987.31.31.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

564.1576.8581.5583.319.23.4

Information

45.346.646.646.71.43.1

Financial activities

186.2189.9190.7192.36.13.3

Professional and business services

427.9448.4449.8452.524.65.7

Education and health services

383.8400.1397.2397.713.93.6

Leisure and hospitality

230.7281.7283.5284.653.923.4

Other services

103.2110.6112.3112.39.18.8

Government

288.1303.2282.6282.1-6.0-2.1

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division

Total nonfarm

1,088.31,145.01,138.61,145.056.75.2

Mining and logging

0.50.50.50.50.00.0

Construction

53.051.150.149.5-3.5-6.6

Manufacturing

40.040.340.640.80.82.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

273.4279.9280.8282.49.03.3

Information

18.018.418.318.30.31.7

Financial activities

79.682.883.085.05.46.8

Professional and business services

171.6185.6187.5187.916.39.5

Education and health services

180.0186.9182.6184.84.82.7

Leisure and hospitality

92.2113.7116.6116.824.626.7

Other services

44.047.047.947.93.98.9

Government

136.0138.8130.7131.1-4.9-3.6

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

Total nonfarm

783.4818.7818.0817.133.74.3

Construction

48.950.350.850.92.04.1

Manufacturing

27.026.927.326.8-0.2-0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

181.9184.7187.4188.06.13.4

Information

18.218.618.618.70.52.7

Financial activities

63.363.363.362.9-0.4-0.6

Professional and business services

142.8144.9144.3144.21.41.0

Education and health services

104.5107.8108.9107.83.33.2

Leisure and hospitality

70.985.787.187.816.923.8

Other services

30.132.633.433.63.511.6

Government

95.7103.896.896.30.60.6

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

Total nonfarm

583.9620.5615.2616.332.45.5

Construction

37.637.638.038.40.82.1

Manufacturing

19.019.920.019.70.73.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

108.8112.2113.3112.94.13.8

Information

9.19.69.79.70.66.6

Financial activities

43.343.844.444.41.12.5

Professional and business services

113.5117.9118.0120.46.96.1

Education and health services

99.3105.4105.7105.15.85.8

Leisure and hospitality

67.682.379.880.012.418.3

Other services

29.131.031.030.81.75.8

Government

56.460.655.154.7-1.7-3.0

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary


Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and IndustryJuly
2020
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021(p)
July 2020 to July 2021(p)
Net changePercent change

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Total nonfarm

2,628.92,744.82,776.22,794.7165.86.3

Mining and logging

1.61.61.61.60.00.0

Construction

127.0128.6130.4130.43.42.7

Manufacturing

161.8166.6166.3166.85.03.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

570.5584.2591.1593.322.84.0

Information

89.8100.7101.7105.515.717.5

Financial activities

177.2178.4179.7182.45.22.9

Professional and business services

513.6540.1552.4557.543.98.5

Education and health services

344.0367.3365.5366.022.06.4

Leisure and hospitality

232.6252.8261.8270.037.416.1

Other services

93.396.297.998.55.25.6

Government

317.5328.3327.8322.75.21.6

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

Total nonfarm

2,493.72,631.32,671.92,687.8194.17.8

Mining, logging, and construction

117.4123.2125.6129.011.69.9

Manufacturing

176.4178.1181.9183.47.04.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

376.8399.8405.1401.724.96.6

Information

78.179.480.483.04.96.3

Financial activities

182.3182.8183.8183.91.60.9

Professional and business services

497.6518.0526.0531.734.16.9

Education and health services

530.5553.4553.3557.426.95.1

Leisure and hospitality

180.8208.1230.7244.463.635.2

Other services

82.886.088.893.010.212.3

Government

271.0302.5296.3280.39.33.4

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Total nonfarm

4,325.64,439.84,495.94,506.7181.14.2

Mining and logging

1.61.71.81.80.212.5

Construction

175.2173.4178.5182.87.64.3

Manufacturing

395.4390.8395.0396.51.10.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

905.1917.9928.1929.824.72.7

Information

71.370.370.870.2-1.1-1.5

Financial activities

315.0314.9317.4316.11.10.3

Professional and business services

768.7789.7799.5806.437.74.9

Education and health services

675.6703.8696.8698.522.93.4

Leisure and hospitality

350.9372.2399.6412.161.217.4

Other services

177.0179.6182.4182.85.83.3

Government

489.8525.5526.0509.719.94.1

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Total nonfarm

3,582.63,758.63,790.43,793.7211.15.9

Mining, logging, and construction

216.7215.1216.7217.71.00.5

Manufacturing

278.6281.3282.7284.96.32.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

786.3813.7825.3823.236.94.7

Information

77.179.479.980.33.24.2

Financial activities

322.3328.4330.3333.210.93.4

Professional and business services

616.9652.1663.8669.052.18.4

Education and health services

438.7451.8448.3450.511.82.7

Leisure and hospitality

314.6361.4377.8381.566.921.3

Other services

110.0118.9121.4121.711.710.6

Government

421.4456.5444.2431.710.32.4

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

Total nonfarm

2,903.83,037.83,047.33,040.2136.44.7

Mining and logging

63.469.968.968.45.07.9

Construction

209.2206.1204.2202.2-7.0-3.3

Manufacturing

212.6207.0207.2210.9-1.7-0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

600.6626.4631.8629.128.54.7

Information

27.928.628.829.01.13.9

Financial activities

163.5164.0163.2163.50.00.0

Professional and business services

481.3493.1493.7501.219.94.1

Education and health services

388.8401.5400.5401.312.53.2

Leisure and hospitality

265.7312.8326.6329.263.523.9

Other services

100.6111.2111.3112.912.312.2

Government

390.2417.2411.1392.52.30.6

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

Total nonfarm

5,417.15,752.05,792.25,776.4359.36.6

Mining and logging

1.91.91.91.90.00.0

Construction

246.2249.6250.6247.10.90.4

Manufacturing

455.3454.6457.4455.60.30.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,002.81,045.01,054.61,061.758.95.9

Information

184.1204.5201.2204.120.010.9

Financial activities

321.9323.7323.6326.95.01.6

Professional and business services

873.4915.7916.1924.651.25.9

Education and health services

1,015.91,067.31,065.01,056.640.74.0

Leisure and hospitality

486.2604.9632.6656.1169.934.9

Other services

163.5169.1174.7179.115.69.5

Government

665.9715.7714.5662.7-3.2-0.5

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

Total nonfarm

2,455.62,584.22,571.82,578.4122.85.0

Mining and logging

0.80.80.80.80.00.0

Construction

139.5139.0138.9138.8-0.7-0.5

Manufacturing

86.087.187.987.31.31.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

564.1576.8581.5583.319.23.4

Information

45.346.646.646.71.43.1

Financial activities

186.2189.9190.7192.36.13.3

Professional and business services

427.9448.4449.8452.524.65.7

Education and health services

383.8400.1397.2397.713.93.6

Leisure and hospitality

230.7281.7283.5284.653.923.4

Other services

103.2110.6112.3112.39.18.8

Government

288.1303.2282.6282.1-6.0-2.1

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

Total nonfarm

8,566.19,078.39,189.89,124.4558.36.5

Mining, logging, and construction

381.9369.9373.5374.7-7.2-1.9

Manufacturing

321.7332.3335.5334.512.84.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,481.51,557.71,580.51,563.081.55.5

Information

276.3293.7297.4296.920.67.5

Financial activities

760.0752.8759.5752.1-7.9-1.0

Professional and business services

1,437.71,495.81,517.01,519.481.75.7

Education and health services

1,816.61,979.91,958.71,942.3125.76.9

Leisure and hospitality

546.6653.2712.2747.4200.836.7

Other services

329.6351.8356.8359.830.29.2

Government

1,214.21,291.21,298.71,234.320.11.7

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

Total nonfarm

2,685.12,821.22,843.22,824.0138.95.2

Mining, logging, and construction

116.0118.4119.7121.25.24.5

Manufacturing

173.0173.4175.2176.63.62.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

493.0511.8517.2515.222.24.5

Information

49.751.152.252.83.16.2

Financial activities

215.5216.5217.8218.83.31.5

Professional and business services

440.2460.4463.8463.122.95.2

Education and health services

608.2639.0636.1630.121.93.6

Leisure and hospitality

186.6217.1230.4236.549.926.7

Other services

99.4105.2107.5107.78.38.4

Government

303.5328.3323.3302.0-1.5-0.5

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Total nonfarm

2,029.82,174.12,174.92,184.1154.37.6

Mining and logging

2.82.82.82.80.00.0

Construction

133.7134.2136.0136.83.12.3

Manufacturing

131.1135.8136.5136.55.44.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

404.8431.1438.9439.434.68.5

Information

36.136.536.937.31.23.3

Financial activities

203.6204.5205.3207.64.02.0

Professional and business services

344.7365.3367.8376.131.49.1

Education and health services

326.0348.3348.6347.521.56.6

Leisure and hospitality

171.8210.6213.1213.541.724.3

Other services

65.167.268.570.04.97.5

Government

210.1237.8220.5216.66.53.1

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

Total nonfarm

2,190.32,279.92,297.72,296.0105.74.8

Mining and logging

0.30.30.30.30.00.0

Construction

121.5126.3124.9124.02.52.1

Manufacturing

138.6140.8141.7142.53.92.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

330.1332.2333.2335.25.11.5

Information

134.5134.3137.3139.34.83.6

Financial activities

138.8139.2139.9140.82.01.4

Professional and business services

473.8490.3494.4499.425.65.4

Education and health services

340.5358.6356.5354.514.04.1

Leisure and hospitality

157.5185.1196.9204.647.129.9

Other services

63.969.571.974.911.017.2

Government

290.8303.3300.7280.5-10.3-3.5

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

Total nonfarm

3,077.83,190.03,212.73,213.3135.54.4

Mining, logging, and construction

161.9161.3163.5163.71.81.1

Manufacturing

53.955.555.856.12.24.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

375.9389.6394.0394.318.44.9

Information

73.672.473.273.5-0.1-0.1

Financial activities

155.2152.2152.9153.6-1.6-1.0

Professional and business services

766.9776.9783.3789.622.73.0

Education and health services

402.4433.6426.4426.924.56.1

Leisure and hospitality

224.4249.0262.5275.851.422.9

Other services

191.1190.2192.5193.52.41.3

Government

672.5709.3708.6686.313.82.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, September 01, 2021