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19-1552-ATL
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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Miami Area Employment – July 2019

Local Rate of Employment Growth Above the National Average

Total nonfarm employment for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 2,699,800 in July 2019, up 63,900, or 2.4 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. During the same period, the national job count increased 1.5 percent. Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that the Miami area has had over-the-year employment gains exceeding 50,000 each month since January 2019. (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 45 percent of the area’s employment, added 31,700 jobs from July a year ago. The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach Division, which accounted for 32 percent of Miami area’s workforce, gained 18,300 jobs, while the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach Division added 13,900 jobs over the 12-month period.

Industry employment

Miami’s education and health services had the largest over-the-year increase in the local area in July 2019, adding 20,500 jobs, a 5.2-percent rate of job growth. All three metropolitan divisions gained jobs in this industry since July 2018, with the largest increase in the Miami metropolitan division (+11,500). Nationally, employment in education and health services was up 2.6 percent over the year. (See chart 2.)

In the Miami area, professional and business services added 16,600 jobs, a 3.7-percent gain over the 12-month period. All three metropolitan divisions gained jobs in this sector from July 2018 to July 2019. Nationally, the rate of job growth in professional and health services was up 2.2 percent

Two other supersectors gained at least 5,000 jobs over the year in the local area. Leisure and hospitality added 7,100 jobs, a 2.2-percent increase. Construction employment in Miami increased by 5,300 jobs, a 3.8-percent increase. Nationally, employment in leisure and hospitality was up 2.0 percent, and employment in construction was up 2.7 percent since July 2018.

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 July 2019. All 12 areas had over-the-year job growth during the period, with the rates of job growth in 7 areas equaling or exceeding the national increase of 1.5 percent. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (+3.5 percent), Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land (+3.0 percent), and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale (+2.9 percent) had the fastest annual rates of job growth. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (+1.2 percent), Boston-Cambridge-Nashua (+1.3 percent), and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (+1.3 percent) had the slowest rates of job growth. (See chart 3 and table 2.)

New York-Newark-Jersey City added the largest number of jobs over the year, 145,600, followed by Dallas (+129,300) and Houston (+93,600). Philadelphia had the smallest employment gain over the year, 36,100, followed by Boston with 36,700 jobs, and Washington (+44,600). Annual job gains in the remaining six metropolitan areas ranged from 87,800 in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim to 58,000 in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell.

Over the year, professional and business services added the most jobs in five areas: Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward. Education and health services also added the most jobs in five areas: Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Phoenix.

The information sector had the largest employment loss in four areas since July 2018: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Dallas, Houston, and Phoenix. The trade, transportation, and utilities sector lost the most jobs in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington. Miami was the only area not to have annual employment losses among the supersectors since July 2018.

Metropolitan area employment data for August 2019 are scheduled to be released on Friday, September 20, 2019.


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 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.

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 the total private employment series are available for metropolitan areas and metropolitan divisions at www.bls.gov/sae/additional-resources/reliability-of-state-and-area-estimates.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/sae/additional-resources/reliability-of-state-and-area-estimates.htm. Measures of nonsampling error are not available for the areas contained in this release. Information on recent benchmark revisions is available online at www.bls.gov/sae/publications/benchmark-article/annual-benchmark-article.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 April 10, 2018. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

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

  • The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division includes Broward County in Florida.
  • The Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division includes Miami-Dade County in Florida
  • The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL 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 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, United States and the Miami metropolitan area and its components, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry July
2018
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019(p)
July 2018 to July 2019(p)
Net change Percent change

United States

Total nonfarm

148,948 151,610 152,242 151,183 2,235 1.5

Mining and logging

745 754 762 762 17 2.3

Construction

7,555 7,543 7,700 7,756 201 2.7

Manufacturing

12,783 12,811 12,925 12,935 152 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27,636 27,687 27,829 27,794 158 0.6

Information

2,850 2,806 2,839 2,837 -13 -0.5

Financial activities

8,653 8,636 8,714 8,761 108 1.2

Professional and business services

21,139 21,399 21,577 21,605 466 2.2

Education and health services

23,333 24,218 24,038 23,951 618 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

17,164 16,961 17,396 17,504 340 2.0

Other services

5,917 5,956 6,016 6,021 104 1.8

Government

21,173 22,839 22,446 21,257 84 0.4

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

Total nonfarm

2,635.9 2,731.5 2,703.8 2,699.8 63.9 2.4

Mining and logging

0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.0

Construction

138.2 141.5 143.5 143.5 5.3 3.8

Manufacturing

89.4 91.4 91.5 92.2 2.8 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

602.4 608.0 607.8 606.6 4.2 0.7

Information

50.5 50.8 50.6 50.6 0.1 0.2

Financial activities

184.5 186.3 186.2 186.7 2.2 1.2

Professional and business services

444.1 458.2 459.1 460.7 16.6 3.7

Education and health services

391.8 415.0 413.9 412.3 20.5 5.2

Leisure and hospitality

321.3 337.6 330.4 328.4 7.1 2.2

Other services

123.2 125.1 126.3 126.9 3.7 3.0

Government

289.8 316.9 293.8 291.2 1.4 0.5

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division

Total nonfarm

1,176.7 1,221.7 1,207.9 1,208.4 31.7 2.7

Mining and logging

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0

Construction

51.9 54.5 55.1 54.9 3.0 5.8

Manufacturing

41.5 41.9 41.8 42.8 1.3 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

295.8 300.9 301.3 301.6 5.8 2.0

Information

19.7 20.1 20.0 20.0 0.3 1.5

Financial activities

81.2 81.0 80.5 80.3 -0.9 -1.1

Professional and business services

178.8 183.6 181.9 184.3 5.5 3.1

Education and health services

182.5 194.5 194.1 194.0 11.5 6.3

Leisure and hospitality

141.5 148.2 146.6 145.1 3.6 2.5

Other services

51.9 52.9 53.0 53.1 1.2 2.3

Government

131.4 143.6 133.1 131.8 0.4 0.3

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

Total nonfarm

842.2 864.6 861.8 860.5 18.3 2.2

Construction

48.3 48.4 49.0 49.0 0.7 1.4

Manufacturing

28.0 28.5 28.5 28.6 0.6 2.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

190.9 190.6 190.9 189.5 -1.4 -0.7

Information

20.2 20.2 20.1 20.2 0.0 0.0

Financial activities

61.5 62.1 62.3 62.9 1.4 2.3

Professional and business services

151.0 157.4 160.4 158.7 7.7 5.1

Education and health services

109.6 115.6 114.6 114.4 4.8 4.4

Leisure and hospitality

95.0 95.6 95.4 96.4 1.4 1.5

Other services

38.4 39.6 40.9 41.9 3.5 9.1

Government

99.2 106.5 99.6 98.8 -0.4 -0.4

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

Total nonfarm

617.0 645.2 634.1 630.9 13.9 2.3

Construction

38.0 38.6 39.4 39.6 1.6 4.2

Manufacturing

19.9 21.0 21.2 20.8 0.9 4.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

115.7 116.5 115.6 115.5 -0.2 -0.2

Information

10.6 10.5 10.5 10.4 -0.2 -1.9

Financial activities

41.8 43.2 43.4 43.5 1.7 4.1

Professional and business services

114.3 117.2 116.8 117.7 3.4 3.0

Education and health services

99.7 104.9 105.2 103.9 4.2 4.2

Leisure and hospitality

84.8 93.8 88.4 86.9 2.1 2.5

Other services

32.9 32.6 32.4 31.9 -1.0 -3.0

Government

59.2 66.8 61.1 60.6 1.4 2.4

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 July
2018
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019(p)
July 2018 to July 2019(p)
Net change Percent change

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Total nonfarm

2,781.6 2,835.2 2,841.7 2,839.6 58.0 2.1

Mining and logging

1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

127.0 133.8 134.6 134.1 7.1 5.6

Manufacturing

171.8 172.4 174.0 175.2 3.4 2.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

603.1 606.0 606.6 606.4 3.3 0.5

Information

97.4 96.4 99.1 99.1 1.7 1.7

Financial activities

175.4 173.1 174.6 176.3 0.9 0.5

Professional and business services

522.3 536.0 539.2 542.7 20.4 3.9

Education and health services

351.0 362.4 359.7 360.1 9.1 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

307.2 314.4 318.5 319.0 11.8 3.8

Other services

102.6 99.3 98.6 99.2 -3.4 -3.3

Government

322.2 339.9 335.2 325.9 3.7 1.1

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

Total nonfarm

2,782.1 2,802.7 2,837.1 2,818.8 36.7 1.3

Mining, logging, and construction

123.0 120.3 122.3 124.2 1.2 1.0

Manufacturing

190.2 187.4 189.5 189.5 -0.7 -0.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

424.7 421.2 426.0 423.6 -1.1 -0.3

Information

81.5 82.2 83.4 83.6 2.1 2.6

Financial activities

187.2 182.9 186.7 187.8 0.6 0.3

Professional and business services

510.4 506.5 513.7 515.6 5.2 1.0

Education and health services

575.9 594.9 591.2 592.6 16.7 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

291.2 281.1 299.4 299.5 8.3 2.9

Other services

108.1 105.2 107.9 109.7 1.6 1.5

Government

289.9 321.0 317.0 292.7 2.8 1.0

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Total nonfarm

4,781.5 4,816.3 4,873.1 4,848.2 66.7 1.4

Mining and logging

1.7 1.6 1.7 1.6 -0.1 -5.9

Construction

189.2 182.6 189.7 192.3 3.1 1.6

Manufacturing

424.5 427.1 430.2 429.4 4.9 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

952.1 954.7 962.4 959.9 7.8 0.8

Information

79.0 73.2 74.5 74.4 -4.6 -5.8

Financial activities

315.5 312.1 317.0 318.4 2.9 0.9

Professional and business services

848.6 846.2 859.7 860.1 11.5 1.4

Education and health services

719.8 752.3 746.6 738.2 18.4 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

511.6 511.0 531.4 533.8 22.2 4.3

Other services

201.1 200.3 201.2 199.6 -1.5 -0.7

Government

538.4 555.2 558.7 540.5 2.1 0.4

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Total nonfarm

3,679.1 3,782.0 3,810.1 3,808.4 129.3 3.5

Mining, logging, and construction

223.1 228.4 234.2 236.7 13.6 6.1

Manufacturing

280.0 284.4 286.7 288.6 8.6 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

780.9 795.3 799.2 801.8 20.9 2.7

Information

83.8 80.6 81.4 82.0 -1.8 -2.1

Financial activities

303.0 310.6 312.3 317.6 14.6 4.8

Professional and business services

622.4 639.4 647.2 654.2 31.8 5.1

Education and health services

449.6 460.8 461.4 464.1 14.5 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

391.1 403.4 411.8 408.1 17.0 4.3

Other services

126.4 128.3 132.5 130.8 4.4 3.5

Government

418.8 450.8 443.4 424.5 5.7 1.4

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

Total nonfarm

3,075.7 3,167.4 3,185.2 3,169.3 93.6 3.0

Mining and logging

78.6 86.6 87.6 86.3 7.7 9.8

Construction

219.4 225.4 229.6 228.8 9.4 4.3

Manufacturing

230.4 239.8 240.9 241.4 11.0 4.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

622.3 623.6 630.4 629.4 7.1 1.1

Information

31.8 30.7 30.7 30.4 -1.4 -4.4

Financial activities

165.3 165.1 166.6 168.2 2.9 1.8

Professional and business services

496.4 514.6 516.4 520.9 24.5 4.9

Education and health services

392.5 403.9 402.0 401.6 9.1 2.3

Leisure and hospitality

333.3 335.4 341.1 343.2 9.9 3.0

Other services

112.0 119.1 122.2 120.3 8.3 7.4

Government

393.7 423.2 417.7 398.8 5.1 1.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

Total nonfarm

6,100.3 6,228.2 6,246.4 6,188.1 87.8 1.4

Mining and logging

2.4 2.5 2.4 2.5 0.1 4.2

Construction

254.0 258.9 266.8 268.9 14.9 5.9

Manufacturing

505.4 502.0 505.2 505.0 -0.4 -0.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,107.3 1,103.8 1,104.7 1,108.3 1.0 0.1

Information

231.8 233.6 236.9 234.8 3.0 1.3

Financial activities

344.1 336.5 338.1 340.9 -3.2 -0.9

Professional and business services

938.5 945.1 947.8 949.9 11.4 1.2

Education and health services

1,030.0 1,074.2 1,066.7 1,060.4 30.4 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

766.9 783.8 788.4 783.4 16.5 2.2

Other services

211.3 215.5 215.5 214.8 3.5 1.7

Government

708.6 772.3 773.9 719.2 10.6 1.5

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

Total nonfarm

2,635.9 2,731.5 2,703.8 2,699.8 63.9 2.4

Mining and logging

0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.0

Construction

138.2 141.5 143.5 143.5 5.3 3.8

Manufacturing

89.4 91.4 91.5 92.2 2.8 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

602.4 608.0 607.8 606.6 4.2 0.7

Information

50.5 50.8 50.6 50.6 0.1 0.2

Financial activities

184.5 186.3 186.2 186.7 2.2 1.2

Professional and business services

444.1 458.2 459.1 460.7 16.6 3.7

Education and health services

391.8 415.0 413.9 412.3 20.5 5.2

Leisure and hospitality

321.3 337.6 330.4 328.4 7.1 2.2

Other services

123.2 125.1 126.3 126.9 3.7 3.0

Government

289.8 316.9 293.8 291.2 1.4 0.5

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

Total nonfarm

9,859.7 9,980.3 10,058.8 10,005.3 145.6 1.5

Mining, logging, and construction

420.9 423.8 433.5 436.4 15.5 3.7

Manufacturing

362.4 363.2 366.9 364.8 2.4 0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,725.3 1,730.2 1,746.3 1,733.2 7.9 0.5

Information

295.1 290.9 296.5 297.1 2.0 0.7

Financial activities

795.0 770.5 780.9 786.5 -8.5 -1.1

Professional and business services

1,586.5 1,584.4 1,607.5 1,605.8 19.3 1.2

Education and health services

1,938.0 2,070.9 2,036.8 2,000.9 62.9 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

993.8 968.9 1,009.4 1,021.9 28.1 2.8

Other services

427.1 434.2 437.2 438.0 10.9 2.6

Government

1,315.6 1,343.3 1,343.8 1,320.7 5.1 0.4

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

Total nonfarm

2,921.8 2,981.9 2,988.0 2,957.9 36.1 1.2

Mining, logging, and construction

121.3 126.0 128.0 128.4 7.1 5.9

Manufacturing

182.8 181.6 183.5 183.0 0.2 0.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

521.8 518.2 520.9 518.8 -3.0 -0.6

Information

48.7 48.1 49.0 49.2 0.5 1.0

Financial activities

218.2 215.7 218.6 218.6 0.4 0.2

Professional and business services

467.6 475.2 478.7 478.9 11.3 2.4

Education and health services

640.6 667.5 653.9 649.2 8.6 1.3

Leisure and hospitality

285.3 283.7 293.3 292.5 7.2 2.5

Other services

122.7 123.7 125.2 124.1 1.4 1.1

Government

312.8 342.2 336.9 315.2 2.4 0.8

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Total nonfarm

2,056.9 2,159.2 2,126.5 2,117.4 60.5 2.9

Mining and logging

3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 0.1 2.8

Construction

125.3 137.1 137.4 137.2 11.9 9.5

Manufacturing

128.4 133.8 134.8 135.9 7.5 5.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

401.2 407.2 408.8 409.4 8.2 2.0

Information

38.8 38.6 38.2 37.6 -1.2 -3.1

Financial activities

193.1 192.1 193.7 194.0 0.9 0.5

Professional and business services

351.1 361.3 361.4 357.1 6.0 1.7

Education and health services

315.2 338.6 333.7 333.9 18.7 5.9

Leisure and hospitality

221.7 233.4 228.7 226.6 4.9 2.2

Other services

69.4 71.2 70.7 69.7 0.3 0.4

Government

209.1 242.2 215.4 212.3 3.2 1.5

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

Total nonfarm

2,440.2 2,499.6 2,512.3 2,504.1 63.9 2.6

Mining and logging

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0

Construction

127.8 134.9 137.6 137.0 9.2 7.2

Manufacturing

146.7 143.0 143.7 144.6 -2.1 -1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

378.5 376.1 377.4 379.9 1.4 0.4

Information

118.7 120.7 123.0 123.9 5.2 4.4

Financial activities

142.4 144.8 145.8 147.3 4.9 3.4

Professional and business services

496.9 508.2 516.7 521.0 24.1 4.9

Education and health services

351.0 369.4 365.6 363.2 12.2 3.5

Leisure and hospitality

279.3 285.1 286.0 286.0 6.7 2.4

Other services

89.8 87.7 87.5 87.2 -2.6 -2.9

Government

308.8 329.4 328.7 313.7 4.9 1.6

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

Total nonfarm

3,318.8 3,335.7 3,359.7 3,363.4 44.6 1.3

Mining, logging, and construction

164.5 160.3 162.8 164.6 0.1 0.1

Manufacturing

56.2 55.7 56.2 56.2 0.0 0.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

406.8 402.6 405.8 403.7 -3.1 -0.8

Information

75.0 73.1 73.6 74.4 -0.6 -0.8

Financial activities

160.9 155.9 158.3 158.2 -2.7 -1.7

Professional and business services

772.0 770.6 778.6 784.0 12.0 1.6

Education and health services

435.4 444.5 443.3 444.5 9.1 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

349.3 353.0 362.9 363.9 14.6 4.2

Other services

211.3 208.9 212.0 212.8 1.5 0.7

Government

687.4 711.1 706.2 701.1 13.7 2.0

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019