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22-1754-ATL
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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Miami Area Employment — July 2022

Total nonfarm employment for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, metropolitan area increased by 142,900 over the year in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that the local rate of job gain, 5.4 percent, compared to the 4.0-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 45 percent of the metropolitan area’s total nonfarm employment, gained 80,000 jobs over the year. Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL, which accounted for 31 percent of the area’s employment, gained 34,100 jobs since July 2021, and West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL, with 24 percent of the area’s employment, added 28,800 jobs.

Industry employment

In Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, trade, transportation, and utilities had the largest gain (+35,300) among the metropolitan area’s private-industry supersectors. (See chart 2.) Within this supersector, the retail trade and wholesale trade sectors added a combined 20,200 jobs. The 5.8-percent increase in the metropolitan area’s trade, transportation, and utilities supersector compared to the 3.5-percent gain on a national level.


Leisure and hospitality added 31,400 jobs over the year in the metropolitan area. Accommodation and food services accounted for 30,200, or 96 percent, of the jobs gained within this supersector. The metropolitan area had a 10.6-percent gain in the leisure and hospitality supersector, compared to the 8.7-percent increase for the nation.

Professional and business services added 24,400 jobs. Employment in this supersector increased 5.2 percent for both the nation and Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL.

Education and health services gained 22,600 jobs. The Miami-Miami Beach-Kendal, FL, metropolitan division added 12,200 jobs, or 54 percent, of the metropolitan area’s employment gained in this industry.

Twelve largest metropolitan areas

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in July 2022. All 12 areas gained jobs over the year. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, had the largest increase (+497,500). Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, had the smallest increase (+75,000) among the largest areas, followed by Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (+94,200) (See table 2 and chart 3.)

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, had a 7.2-percent rate of job gain. The rates of job gain in the remaining 11 areas ranged from 6.1 percent in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX, to 2.3 percent in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV.

The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment release for August 2022 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

2022 Preliminary Benchmark Revision to Establishment Survey Data released on August 24, 2022.

Each year, Current Employment Statistics (CES) estimates are benchmarked to comprehensive counts of employment from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW). These counts are derived from state unemployment insurance (UI) tax records that nearly all employers are required to file. As part of the benchmark process for benchmark year 2022, census-derived employment counts replace CES payroll employment estimates for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions for the period from April 2021 to September 2022.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released first-quarter 2022 data from the QCEW on August 24, 2022. Preliminary benchmark revisions for March 2022 for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and selected metropolitan areas at the total nonfarm level are available on the CES State and Area homepage at www.bls.gov/sae. The final benchmark revision for all state and metropolitan area series will be issued with the publication of the January 2023 State Employment and Unemployment news release in March 2023.


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 July
2021
May
2022
June
2022
July
2022(p)
July 2021 to July 2022(p)
Net change Percent change

United States(1)

Total nonfarm

146,452 151,728 152,634 152,249 5,797 4.0

Mining and logging

577 616 632 642 65 11.3

Construction

7,605 7,707 7,855 7,928 323 4.2

Manufacturing

12,417 12,742 12,871 12,887 470 3.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27,645 28,438 28,641 28,618 973 3.5

Information

2,859 2,975 3,028 3,047 188 6.6

Financial activities

8,836 8,921 8,994 9,031 195 2.2

Professional and business services

21,316 22,156 22,310 22,426 1,110 5.2

Education and health services

23,434 24,265 24,159 24,199 765 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

15,212 15,761 16,325 16,541 1,329 8.7

Other services

5,570 5,692 5,762 5,786 216 3.9

Government

20,981 22,455 22,057 21,144 163 0.8

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

Total nonfarm

2,646.4 2,783.1 2,770.3 2,789.3 142.9 5.4

Mining and logging

0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.0 0.0

Construction

139.4 144.0 143.6 145.2 5.8 4.2

Manufacturing

89.4 95.0 95.4 95.8 6.4 7.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

604.5 634.4 637.8 639.8 35.3 5.8

Information

51.7 52.6 52.7 53.1 1.4 2.7

Financial activities

197.8 201.9 202.2 204.4 6.6 3.3

Professional and business services

467.7 486.5 487.8 492.1 24.4 5.2

Education and health services

403.8 419.7 419.4 426.4 22.6 5.6

Leisure and hospitality

295.1 324.9 326.6 326.5 31.4 10.6

Other services

111.3 116.5 118.8 120.1 8.8 7.9

Government

284.8 306.7 285.1 285.0 0.2 0.1

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division

Total nonfarm

1,173.2 1,243.7 1,240.3 1,253.2 80.0 6.8

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

51.4 54.9 53.9 54.7 3.3 6.4

Manufacturing

40.5 44.5 44.9 45.3 4.8 11.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

293.9 313.4 316.4 318.4 24.5 8.3

Information

20.5 20.7 20.7 20.8 0.3 1.5

Financial activities

85.9 87.3 88.4 89.6 3.7 4.3

Professional and business services

185.1 194.3 195.1 198.2 13.1 7.1

Education and health services

191.2 201.4 199.2 203.4 12.2 6.4

Leisure and hospitality

126.3 138.9 141.1 141.8 15.5 12.3

Other services

47.2 48.9 50.4 50.8 3.6 7.6

Government

130.6 138.8 129.6 129.6 -1.0 -0.8

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

Total nonfarm

840.9 874.6 872.5 875.0 34.1 4.1

Construction

48.6 49.3 49.5 50.1 1.5 3.1

Manufacturing

28.5 29.2 29.2 29.3 0.8 2.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

193.7 198.9 199.8 199.3 5.6 2.9

Information

21.0 21.5 21.5 21.7 0.7 3.3

Financial activities

65.7 67.3 66.8 67.7 2.0 3.0

Professional and business services

156.9 165.6 167.2 167.1 10.2 6.5

Education and health services

109.6 111.3 113.7 115.4 5.8 5.3

Leisure and hospitality

87.3 94.1 94.2 94.0 6.7 7.7

Other services

33.4 33.8 33.9 33.9 0.5 1.5

Government

96.1 103.5 96.6 96.4 0.3 0.3

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

Total nonfarm

632.3 664.8 657.5 661.1 28.8 4.6

Construction

39.4 39.8 40.2 40.4 1.0 2.5

Manufacturing

20.4 21.3 21.3 21.2 0.8 3.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

116.9 122.1 121.6 122.1 5.2 4.4

Information

10.2 10.4 10.5 10.6 0.4 3.9

Financial activities

46.2 47.3 47.0 47.1 0.9 1.9

Professional and business services

125.7 126.6 125.5 126.8 1.1 0.9

Education and health services

103.0 107.0 106.5 107.6 4.6 4.5

Leisure and hospitality

81.5 91.9 91.3 90.7 9.2 11.3

Other services

30.7 33.8 34.5 35.4 4.7 15.3

Government

58.1 64.4 58.9 59.0 0.9 1.5

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, 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry July
2021
May
2022
June
2022
July
2022(p)
July 2021 to July 2022(p)
Net change Percent change

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Total nonfarm

2,830.7 2,963.2 2,984.6 2,983.5 152.8 5.4

Mining and logging

1.8 1.9 2.0 2.0 0.2 11.1

Construction

132.5 133.1 133.8 132.5 0.0 0.0

Manufacturing

169.2 176.5 178.0 177.0 7.8 4.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

605.4 637.5 641.0 642.2 36.8 6.1

Information

108.5 120.9 121.8 121.6 13.1 12.1

Financial activities

185.8 192.9 195.2 196.8 11.0 5.9

Professional and business services

560.5 590.3 596.4 598.2 37.7 6.7

Education and health services

369.1 387.0 387.7 386.8 17.7 4.8

Leisure and hospitality

279.1 289.1 295.7 300.8 21.7 7.8

Other services

101.4 102.6 104.2 103.0 1.6 1.6

Government

317.4 331.4 328.8 322.6 5.2 1.6

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

Total nonfarm

2,693.1 2,784.0 2,819.3 2,820.8 127.7 4.7

Mining, logging, and construction

127.9 130.3 133.7 135.6 7.7 6.0

Manufacturing

180.0 184.4 185.6 186.8 6.8 3.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

402.0 409.7 416.4 414.7 12.7 3.2

Information

84.0 85.6 87.5 89.0 5.0 6.0

Financial activities

184.9 178.3 180.0 181.4 -3.5 -1.9

Professional and business services

524.1 541.7 549.0 556.4 32.3 6.2

Education and health services

574.3 597.7 595.3 598.9 24.6 4.3

Leisure and hospitality

240.0 252.4 270.2 275.5 35.5 14.8

Other services

94.7 95.3 98.2 101.2 6.5 6.9

Government

281.2 308.6 303.4 281.3 0.1 0.0

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Total nonfarm

4,557.4 4,693.3 4,753.6 4,760.2 202.8 4.4

Mining and logging

1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 0.0 0.0

Construction

183.5 184.4 192.5 193.9 10.4 5.7

Manufacturing

401.6 409.7 412.6 417.6 16.0 4.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

931.5 951.5 960.9 964.5 33.0 3.5

Information

75.6 78.0 79.4 78.7 3.1 4.1

Financial activities

318.9 313.4 314.9 319.0 0.1 0.0

Professional and business services

817.7 842.6 857.1 861.2 43.5 5.3

Education and health services

704.4 729.8 725.9 719.0 14.6 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

430.7 458.9 483.8 492.3 61.6 14.3

Other services

184.2 187.2 189.2 189.9 5.7 3.1

Government

507.4 535.9 535.4 522.2 14.8 2.9

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Total nonfarm

3,847.6 4,100.0 4,119.4 4,125.2 277.6 7.2

Mining, logging, and construction

220.9 234.4 230.8 231.8 10.9 4.9

Manufacturing

287.5 296.0 299.7 301.2 13.7 4.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

833.3 881.2 886.5 890.1 56.8 6.8

Information

82.2 86.1 87.2 88.1 5.9 7.2

Financial activities

345.3 364.1 368.0 371.5 26.2 7.6

Professional and business services

690.2 753.0 756.2 761.6 71.4 10.3

Education and health services

459.3 481.5 485.2 488.4 29.1 6.3

Leisure and hospitality

379.5 418.3 428.7 431.6 52.1 13.7

Other services

122.6 132.8 134.4 134.3 11.7 9.5

Government

426.8 452.6 442.7 426.6 -0.2 0.0

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

Total nonfarm

3,078.1 3,230.3 3,266.1 3,267.0 188.9 6.1

Mining and logging

59.2 66.9 68.8 70.8 11.6 19.6

Construction

209.8 232.5 238.3 240.8 31.0 14.8

Manufacturing

213.4 222.2 225.7 227.9 14.5 6.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

631.9 665.2 669.0 674.2 42.3 6.7

Information

30.8 31.6 32.0 32.3 1.5 4.9

Financial activities

170.8 172.4 172.4 172.9 2.1 1.2

Professional and business services

509.1 516.0 525.2 531.1 22.0 4.3

Education and health services

409.6 431.4 432.6 435.7 26.1 6.4

Leisure and hospitality

322.6 344.3 355.5 354.1 31.5 9.8

Other services

110.4 111.5 115.1 114.7 4.3 3.9

Government

410.5 436.3 431.5 412.5 2.0 0.5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

Total nonfarm

5,908.1 6,157.7 6,174.4 6,155.5 247.4 4.2

Mining and logging

2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.0

Construction

253.0 259.7 261.6 265.7 12.7 5.0

Manufacturing

461.4 471.7 474.3 476.2 14.8 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,065.6 1,090.8 1,096.2 1,100.0 34.4 3.2

Information

241.2 254.3 253.8 256.2 15.0 6.2

Financial activities

330.4 326.9 328.6 328.6 -1.8 -0.5

Professional and business services

957.4 982.4 986.4 997.4 40.0 4.2

Education and health services

1,072.1 1,117.3 1,110.3 1,114.1 42.0 3.9

Leisure and hospitality

659.0 716.8 723.1 731.8 72.8 11.0

Other services

187.1 201.2 202.0 207.6 20.5 11.0

Government

678.9 734.6 736.1 675.9 -3.0 -0.4

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

Total nonfarm

2,646.4 2,783.1 2,770.3 2,789.3 142.9 5.4

Mining and logging

0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.0 0.0

Construction

139.4 144.0 143.6 145.2 5.8 4.2

Manufacturing

89.4 95.0 95.4 95.8 6.4 7.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

604.5 634.4 637.8 639.8 35.3 5.8

Information

51.7 52.6 52.7 53.1 1.4 2.7

Financial activities

197.8 201.9 202.2 204.4 6.6 3.3

Professional and business services

467.7 486.5 487.8 492.1 24.4 5.2

Education and health services

403.8 419.7 419.4 426.4 22.6 5.6

Leisure and hospitality

295.1 324.9 326.6 326.5 31.4 10.6

Other services

111.3 116.5 118.8 120.1 8.8 7.9

Government

284.8 306.7 285.1 285.0 0.2 0.1

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

Total nonfarm

9,335.6 9,727.4 9,867.2 9,833.1 497.5 5.3

Mining, logging, and construction

396.2 391.9 395.9 397.8 1.6 0.4

Manufacturing

334.6 339.8 343.4 343.3 8.7 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,587.6 1,648.9 1,669.3 1,653.1 65.5 4.1

Information

309.5 321.2 329.8 330.7 21.2 6.8

Financial activities

778.9 776.1 787.3 791.9 13.0 1.7

Professional and business services

1,544.2 1,613.2 1,637.9 1,642.9 98.7 6.4

Education and health services

1,957.3 2,072.5 2,067.0 2,057.6 100.3 5.1

Leisure and hospitality

791.0 862.4 915.7 932.0 141.0 17.8

Other services

374.5 401.5 408.5 410.8 36.3 9.7

Government

1,261.8 1,299.9 1,312.4 1,273.0 11.2 0.9

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

Total nonfarm

2,861.1 2,967.6 2,986.2 2,984.4 123.3 4.3

Mining, logging, and construction

123.0 122.1 123.9 124.3 1.3 1.1

Manufacturing

174.1 178.9 179.2 180.8 6.7 3.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

519.2 539.7 545.9 546.9 27.7 5.3

Information

49.0 49.7 50.4 50.6 1.6 3.3

Financial activities

219.4 218.9 220.1 221.5 2.1 1.0

Professional and business services

475.8 492.9 498.0 503.6 27.8 5.8

Education and health services

631.3 659.4 653.6 653.5 22.2 3.5

Leisure and hospitality

246.7 256.4 269.1 272.8 26.1 10.6

Other services

113.6 118.2 120.1 121.2 7.6 6.7

Government

309.0 331.4 325.9 309.2 0.2 0.1

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Total nonfarm

2,178.3 2,273.5 2,254.7 2,272.5 94.2 4.3

Mining and logging

2.8 3.0 3.0 3.0 0.2 7.1

Construction

139.8 141.4 143.7 144.5 4.7 3.4

Manufacturing

138.1 143.4 145.2 147.2 9.1 6.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

436.5 451.4 453.1 457.9 21.4 4.9

Information

40.1 42.8 43.3 43.3 3.2 8.0

Financial activities

216.6 212.7 215.4 216.3 -0.3 -0.1

Professional and business services

365.0 377.3 376.1 382.6 17.6 4.8

Education and health services

338.2 358.6 354.5 359.7 21.5 6.4

Leisure and hospitality

214.7 232.0 231.1 230.7 16.0 7.5

Other services

68.0 71.7 70.6 70.2 2.2 3.2

Government

218.5 239.2 218.7 217.1 -1.4 -0.6

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

Total nonfarm

2,346.6 2,447.6 2,463.3 2,466.0 119.4 5.1

Mining and logging

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

124.1 126.9 128.0 132.5 8.4 6.8

Manufacturing

147.9 152.8 155.3 155.5 7.6 5.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

347.0 357.3 360.2 361.8 14.8 4.3

Information

141.0 144.9 147.0 150.1 9.1 6.5

Financial activities

140.6 140.8 141.7 142.8 2.2 1.6

Professional and business services

495.4 518.3 522.2 528.9 33.5 6.8

Education and health services

364.8 372.7 370.0 368.5 3.7 1.0

Leisure and hospitality

213.1 232.1 237.7 241.1 28.0 13.1

Other services

76.8 83.3 84.7 85.7 8.9 11.6

Government

295.5 318.1 316.1 298.7 3.2 1.1

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

Total nonfarm

3,240.7 3,292.3 3,321.0 3,315.7 75.0 2.3

Mining, logging, and construction

163.7 163.7 167.0 166.5 2.8 1.7

Manufacturing

55.6 55.5 56.3 56.3 0.7 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

397.6 400.6 407.6 407.6 10.0 2.5

Information

77.2 76.7 78.2 79.4 2.2 2.8

Financial activities

158.6 151.7 154.2 152.2 -6.4 -4.0

Professional and business services

791.1 793.6 800.4 805.9 14.8 1.9

Education and health services

419.7 432.9 433.9 438.1 18.4 4.4

Leisure and hospitality

283.5 305.3 314.9 316.4 32.9 11.6

Other services

196.9 198.0 198.8 199.7 2.8 1.4

Government

696.8 714.3 709.7 693.6 -3.2 -0.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022