January 31, 2013
In December 2012, 29 of the 32 metropolitan divisions for which employment data are available reported over-the-year employment gains, while 3 reported losses.
|Metropolitan division||Percent change (p)|
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
|Less than -.01|
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
From December 2011 to December 2012, the largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment among the metropolitan divisions was reported in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (+3.4 percent), followed by Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+3.2 percent), and Peabody, Massachusetts (+3.1 percent).
In December 2012, three metropolitan divisions reported an over-the-year percentage decrease in employment: Gary, Indiana (−2.4 percent), Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida (−0.4 percent), and West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida (Less than −0.01 percent).
These metropolitan area data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Area) program; these data are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. Metropolitan divisions are essentially separately identifiable employment centers within a metropolitan area. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — December 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-0142.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Metropolitan division employment, December 2012 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130131.htm (visited August 03, 2015).
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.