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22-768-ATL
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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Miami Area Employment — March 2022

Total nonfarm employment for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, metropolitan area increased by 147,100 over the year in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that the local rate of job gain, 5.6 percent, compared to the 4.6-percent national increase. (See chart 1 and table 1.) (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 about 45 percent of the area’s total nonfarm employment, gained 80,500 jobs over the year. Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL, which accounted for 31 percent of the area’s employment, gained 33,900 jobs since March 2021, and West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL, with 24 percent of the area’s employment, added 32,700 jobs.

Industry employment

In Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, leisure and hospitality had the largest gain (+45,900) among the metropolitan area’s private-industry supersectors, with all three divisions recording increases. (See chart 2.) Within this supersector, the accommodation and food services sector added 40,400 jobs. The 16.6-percent increase in the metropolitan area’s leisure and hospitality supersector compared to the 16.1-percent gain on a national level.


Trade, transportation, and utilities added 39,200 jobs over the year in the metropolitan area. The retail trade (+14,500) and wholesale trade (+9,300) sectors accounted for 61 percent of the metropolitan area’s employment gained in this industry. The metropolitan area had a 6.6-percent gain in the trade, transportation, and utilities supersector, compared to the 4.3-percent increase for the nation.

Three other supersectors in the local area had significant over-the-year job gains in March greater than 5,000: education and health services (+11,700), financial activities (+8,900), and manufacturing (+5,200).

Twelve largest metropolitan areas

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in March 2022. All 12 areas gained jobs over the year. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, had the largest increase (+496,300), followed by Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (+390,800). Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, had the smallest gain (+81,900) among the largest areas. (See table 2 and chart 3.)

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, had a 7.1-percent rate of job gain, followed by Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, and San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, with 6.8 percent each. The rates of job gains in the remaining nine areas ranged from 6.4 percent in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, to 3.6 percent in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV.

The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment release for April 2022 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

Changes to the Current Employment Statistics Data

Effective with the January 2022 estimates, all nonfarm payroll employment estimates for areas presented in tables 1 and 2 have been adjusted to 2021 benchmark levels in accordance with standard practices. Not seasonally adjusted data beginning with April 2020 were subject to revision. Some series may have been revised as far back as 1990.


Technical Note

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 estimates are produced with a model that uses direct sample estimates (described above) combined with other regressors to decrease volatility in estimation.

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. Information on recent benchmark revisions is available online at www.bls.gov/web/laus/bmrk_article.htm.

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 totals shown in the same tables due to 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.

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; Telecommunications Relay Service: 7-1-1.

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 Mar
2021
Jan
2022
Feb
2022
Mar
2022(p)
Mar 2021 to Mar 2022(p)
Net change Percent change

United States(1)

Total nonfarm

143,308 147,505 149,144 149,938 6,630 4.6

Mining and logging

547 580 588 596 49 9.0

Construction

7,162 7,192 7,284 7,392 230 3.2

Manufacturing

12,225 12,493 12,577 12,626 401 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27,204 28,279 28,333 28,372 1,168 4.3

Information

2,759 2,876 2,899 2,918 159 5.8

Financial activities

8,686 8,804 8,848 8,863 177 2.0

Professional and business services

20,767 21,528 21,806 21,923 1,156 5.6

Education and health services

23,643 23,752 24,154 24,263 620 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

12,876 14,458 14,717 14,953 2,077 16.1

Other services

5,296 5,520 5,582 5,603 307 5.8

Government

22,143 22,023 22,356 22,429 286 1.3

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

Total nonfarm

2,611.7 2,728.4 2,758.6 2,758.8 147.1 5.6

Mining and logging

0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.1 12.5

Construction

139.1 138.4 140.3 141.7 2.6 1.9

Manufacturing

88.5 90.2 92.1 93.7 5.2 5.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

594.0 628.5 635.2 633.2 39.2 6.6

Information

48.8 52.3 52.2 52.2 3.4 7.0

Financial activities

192.0 199.8 201.2 200.9 8.9 4.6

Professional and business services

455.3 479.5 482.5 478.5 23.2 5.1

Education and health services

403.9 410.0 416.6 415.6 11.7 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

276.1 312.3 318.1 322.0 45.9 16.6

Other services

108.3 112.6 114.1 115.2 6.9 6.4

Government

304.9 303.9 305.4 304.9 0.0 0.0

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division

Total nonfarm

1,154.6 1,215.1 1,233.3 1,235.1 80.5 7.0

Mining and logging

0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.1 20.0

Construction

51.9 51.1 52.2 52.7 0.8 1.5

Manufacturing

40.5 41.0 42.0 43.2 2.7 6.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

288.8 306.5 311.5 311.0 22.2 7.7

Information

19.7 20.6 20.6 20.5 0.8 4.1

Financial activities

83.2 86.3 86.7 86.0 2.8 3.4

Professional and business services

178.9 195.3 195.3 195.8 16.9 9.4

Education and health services

190.6 193.6 198.9 197.6 7.0 3.7

Leisure and hospitality

114.8 133.8 138.3 140.1 25.3 22.0

Other services

45.8 48.0 48.1 48.7 2.9 6.3

Government

139.9 138.3 139.1 138.9 -1.0 -0.7

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

Total nonfarm

830.1 862.1 868.3 864.0 33.9 4.1

Construction

48.7 48.4 48.6 49.6 0.9 1.8

Manufacturing

27.6 28.3 28.8 29.1 1.5 5.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

189.6 199.1 200.1 198.7 9.1 4.8

Information

19.5 21.3 21.3 21.4 1.9 9.7

Financial activities

64.2 66.7 67.8 67.1 2.9 4.5

Professional and business services

154.9 161.1 163.3 161.3 6.4 4.1

Education and health services

110.3 110.9 111.8 109.9 -0.4 -0.4

Leisure and hospitality

81.0 90.8 90.8 90.8 9.8 12.1

Other services

31.8 32.6 32.8 33.2 1.4 4.4

Government

102.4 102.8 102.9 102.8 0.4 0.4

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

Total nonfarm

627.0 651.2 657.0 659.7 32.7 5.2

Construction

38.5 38.9 39.5 39.4 0.9 2.3

Manufacturing

20.4 20.9 21.3 21.4 1.0 4.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

115.6 122.9 123.6 123.5 7.9 6.8

Information

9.6 10.4 10.3 10.3 0.7 7.3

Financial activities

44.6 46.8 46.7 47.8 3.2 7.2

Professional and business services

121.5 123.1 123.9 121.4 -0.1 -0.1

Education and health services

103.0 105.5 105.9 108.1 5.1 5.0

Leisure and hospitality

80.3 87.7 89.0 91.1 10.8 13.4

Other services

30.7 32.0 33.2 33.3 2.6 8.5

Government

62.6 62.8 63.4 63.2 0.6 1.0

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


Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector for the 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area Mar
2021
Jan
2022
Feb
2022
Mar
2022(p)
Mar 2021 to
Mar 2022(p)
Net
change
Percent
change

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Total nonfarm

2,759.4 2,888.6 2,922.2 2,936.7 177.3 6.4

Mining and logging

1.8 1.9 1.9 1.9 0.1 5.6

Construction

129.2 132.7 130.3 131.1 1.9 1.5

Manufacturing

165.5 171.8 173.8 174.7 9.2 5.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

594.0 627.9 631.1 633.1 39.1 6.6

Information

108.6 113.8 115.2 117.8 9.2 8.5

Financial activities

181.8 190.6 192.0 191.1 9.3 5.1

Professional and business services

539.3 569.3 583.2 586.2 46.9 8.7

Education and health services

364.2 381.7 384.7 386.7 22.5 6.2

Leisure and hospitality

249.9 268.7 276.6 278.7 28.8 11.5

Other services

96.0 99.6 100.8 102.0 6.0 6.3

Government

329.1 330.6 332.6 333.4 4.3 1.3

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

Total nonfarm

2,597.0 2,688.4 2,715.4 2,734.6 137.6 5.3

Mining, logging, and construction

114.6 121.6 120.4 121.9 7.3 6.4

Manufacturing

177.1 180.5 181.0 181.9 4.8 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

391.7 404.9 404.4 405.1 13.4 3.4

Information

80.6 82.3 83.2 83.9 3.3 4.1

Financial activities

181.8 179.4 179.2 179.4 -2.4 -1.3

Professional and business services

501.3 521.6 526.4 530.5 29.2 5.8

Education and health services

580.7 583.8 597.2 603.1 22.4 3.9

Leisure and hospitality

179.5 220.0 221.7 226.4 46.9 26.1

Other services

87.5 92.8 93.8 93.5 6.0 6.9

Government

302.2 301.5 308.1 308.9 6.7 2.2

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Total nonfarm

4,401.2 4,549.7 4,582.9 4,612.2 211.0 4.8

Mining and logging

1.4 1.7 1.7 1.7 0.3 21.4

Construction

158.1 157.0 156.9 162.4 4.3 2.7

Manufacturing

399.8 401.4 404.6 407.0 7.2 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

914.4 950.4 951.6 949.3 34.9 3.8

Information

72.0 75.7 77.2 77.4 5.4 7.5

Financial activities

314.0 315.5 313.9 317.1 3.1 1.0

Professional and business services

792.1 824.8 828.3 834.7 42.6 5.4

Education and health services

715.4 710.4 724.1 726.1 10.7 1.5

Leisure and hospitality

345.4 410.8 412.8 421.1 75.7 21.9

Other services

178.1 184.0 185.0 184.8 6.7 3.8

Government

510.5 518.0 526.8 530.6 20.1 3.9

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Total nonfarm

3,752.0 3,954.8 3,999.1 4,019.8 267.8 7.1

Mining, logging, and construction

217.4 223.0 222.8 225.7 8.3 3.8

Manufacturing

283.7 284.4 290.0 293.2 9.5 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

818.3 872.1 872.6 876.6 58.3 7.1

Information

80.0 86.3 85.6 85.6 5.6 7.0

Financial activities

334.6 352.8 357.6 360.7 26.1 7.8

Professional and business services

657.3 715.0 727.3 722.1 64.8 9.9

Education and health services

453.6 466.5 477.0 483.5 29.9 6.6

Leisure and hospitality

341.1 380.3 388.6 392.4 51.3 15.0

Other services

115.7 125.6 125.0 126.8 11.1 9.6

Government

450.3 448.8 452.6 453.2 2.9 0.6

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

Total nonfarm

3,013.8 3,130.0 3,162.5 3,164.2 150.4 5.0

Mining and logging

60.6 63.8 65.3 66.8 6.2 10.2

Construction

209.2 211.7 215.3 218.5 9.3 4.4

Manufacturing

212.1 216.6 217.7 218.6 6.5 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

618.1 652.8 654.2 653.4 35.3 5.7

Information

27.9 31.5 31.5 31.4 3.5 12.5

Financial activities

166.5 169.3 170.9 171.0 4.5 2.7

Professional and business services

493.6 506.9 513.7 504.4 10.8 2.2

Education and health services

403.0 421.1 425.4 425.7 22.7 5.6

Leisure and hospitality

292.0 316.0 324.0 328.6 36.6 12.5

Other services

107.5 110.0 109.9 111.3 3.8 3.5

Government

423.3 430.3 434.6 434.5 11.2 2.6

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

Total nonfarm

5,720.7 6,005.0 6,088.4 6,111.5 390.8 6.8

Mining and logging

1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.1 5.3

Construction

250.0 247.0 255.5 258.9 8.9 3.6

Manufacturing

457.6 461.3 466.1 467.3 9.7 2.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,053.4 1,089.6 1,092.4 1,090.0 36.6 3.5

Information

222.6 244.1 251.8 251.2 28.6 12.8

Financial activities

326.7 323.7 323.2 324.4 -2.3 -0.7

Professional and business services

933.1 961.3 979.0 976.4 43.3 4.6

Education and health services

1,067.1 1,098.3 1,111.4 1,118.6 51.5 4.8

Leisure and hospitality

525.8 666.8 683.4 694.4 168.6 32.1

Other services

169.9 191.5 195.0 197.2 27.3 16.1

Government

712.6 719.4 728.6 731.1 18.5 2.6

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

Total nonfarm

2,611.7 2,728.4 2,758.6 2,758.8 147.1 5.6

Mining and logging

0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.1 12.5

Construction

139.1 138.4 140.3 141.7 2.6 1.9

Manufacturing

88.5 90.2 92.1 93.7 5.2 5.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

594.0 628.5 635.2 633.2 39.2 6.6

Information

48.8 52.3 52.2 52.2 3.4 7.0

Financial activities

192.0 199.8 201.2 200.9 8.9 4.6

Professional and business services

455.3 479.5 482.5 478.5 23.2 5.1

Education and health services

403.9 410.0 416.6 415.6 11.7 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

276.1 312.3 318.1 322.0 45.9 16.6

Other services

108.3 112.6 114.1 115.2 6.9 6.4

Government

304.9 303.9 305.4 304.9 0.0 0.0

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

Total nonfarm

9,040.5 9,351.6 9,453.2 9,536.8 496.3 5.5

Mining, logging, and construction

375.2 367.1 369.6 377.4 2.2 0.6

Manufacturing

330.5 331.2 336.0 339.4 8.9 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,555.6 1,632.6 1,627.6 1,630.2 74.6 4.8

Information

298.8 315.1 317.9 319.0 20.2 6.8

Financial activities

761.6 764.0 767.7 769.7 8.1 1.1

Professional and business services

1,484.2 1,543.4 1,562.3 1,578.6 94.4 6.4

Education and health services

2,007.3 1,995.6 2,034.8 2,055.6 48.3 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

594.7 747.6 761.7 783.8 189.1 31.8

Other services

356.9 381.1 388.5 390.9 34.0 9.5

Government

1,275.7 1,273.9 1,287.1 1,292.2 16.5 1.3

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

Total nonfarm

2,810.7 2,879.2 2,907.0 2,924.2 113.5 4.0

Mining, logging, and construction

114.6 115.6 115.1 117.5 2.9 2.5

Manufacturing

172.3 175.2 176.7 177.1 4.8 2.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

516.0 535.9 535.8 534.5 18.5 3.6

Information

47.6 48.9 48.5 48.7 1.1 2.3

Financial activities

216.5 217.1 217.5 218.4 1.9 0.9

Professional and business services

461.3 475.0 480.2 486.4 25.1 5.4

Education and health services

645.6 641.8 655.6 656.7 11.1 1.7

Leisure and hospitality

197.9 228.4 230.5 235.1 37.2 18.8

Other services

108.5 114.8 115.7 116.5 8.0 7.4

Government

330.4 326.5 331.4 333.3 2.9 0.9

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Total nonfarm

2,187.2 2,250.9 2,270.8 2,269.1 81.9 3.7

Mining and logging

2.6 2.9 2.9 3.0 0.4 15.4

Construction

138.1 138.5 140.9 142.1 4.0 2.9

Manufacturing

136.4 139.8 141.4 141.8 5.4 4.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

432.8 457.8 457.9 458.7 25.9 6.0

Information

38.5 41.0 40.9 40.3 1.8 4.7

Financial activities

216.1 214.1 215.0 213.5 -2.6 -1.2

Professional and business services

367.7 374.5 379.4 378.1 10.4 2.8

Education and health services

341.4 347.1 351.7 353.7 12.3 3.6

Leisure and hospitality

204.2 225.3 226.7 225.2 21.0 10.3

Other services

66.0 69.4 70.9 70.1 4.1 6.2

Government

243.4 240.5 243.1 242.6 -0.8 -0.3

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

Total nonfarm

2,266.3 2,375.4 2,402.1 2,419.7 153.4 6.8

Mining and logging

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

120.8 117.3 123.7 124.8 4.0 3.3

Manufacturing

146.2 149.5 151.3 152.9 6.7 4.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

343.2 357.8 356.5 357.6 14.4 4.2

Information

136.5 142.6 142.6 143.2 6.7 4.9

Financial activities

138.2 140.8 142.1 141.5 3.3 2.4

Professional and business services

480.5 503.4 507.7 512.1 31.6 6.6

Education and health services

359.1 365.9 370.9 372.4 13.3 3.7

Leisure and hospitality

167.0 209.9 215.4 219.8 52.8 31.6

Other services

69.0 78.0 79.6 80.6 11.6 16.8

Government

305.4 309.8 311.9 314.4 9.0 2.9

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

Total nonfarm

3,150.7 3,224.8 3,252.4 3,264.8 114.1 3.6

Mining, logging, and construction

159.0 157.4 160.4 163.0 4.0 2.5

Manufacturing

54.5 54.9 55.0 55.5 1.0 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

386.5 402.7 400.9 399.1 12.6 3.3

Information

74.9 76.6 76.5 77.5 2.6 3.5

Financial activities

156.0 151.5 152.7 152.8 -3.2 -2.1

Professional and business services

771.9 779.4 787.1 791.6 19.7 2.6

Education and health services

426.8 422.1 428.2 429.9 3.1 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

225.0 280.4 282.2 285.9 60.9 27.1

Other services

191.5 193.8 194.4 194.8 3.3 1.7

Government

704.6 706.0 715.0 714.7 10.1 1.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022