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Boston Area Employment – August 2014

The next Boston Area Employment news release is expected to contain data for October 2014.


Table 1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, U.S. and Boston metropolitan area, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry
Aug
2013
June
2014
July
2014
Aug
2014(p)
Change from Aug
2013 to Aug 2014
Number Percent

U.S.

Total nonfarm

136,477 139,772 138,662 138,989 2,512 1.8

Natural resources and mining

887 916 931 936 49 5.5

Construction

6,114 6,207 6,315 6,352 238 3.9

Manufacturing

12,088 12,210 12,215 12,254 166 1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

25,901 26,441 26,441 26,423 522 2.0

Information

2,683 2,674 2,688 2,683 0 0.0

Financial activities

7,950 7,999 8,028 8,022 72 0.9

Professional and business services

18,792 19,353 19,360 19,444 652 3.5

Educational and health services

20,842 21,271 21,164 21,213 371 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

14,945 15,270 15,345 15,298 353 2.4

Other services

5,507 5,572 5,574 5,554 47 0.9

Government

20,768 21,859 20,601 20,810 42 0.2

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH

Total nonfarm

2,551.8 2,622.0 2,610.8 2,591.9 40.1 1.6

Natural resources and mining

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

95.8 93.0 96.5 96.0 0.2 0.2

Manufacturing

194.2 195.5 195.2 195.4 1.2 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

409.5 421.3 418.9 405.4 -4.1 -1.0

Information

75.3 78.6 79.4 79.8 4.5 6.0

Financial activities

175.2 174.2 176.1 176.2 1.0 0.6

Professional and business services

441.4 447.3 450.9 451.0 9.6 2.2

Educational and health services

522.8 539.5 543.8 541.0 18.2 3.5

Leisure and hospitality

259.8 262.5 265.0 267.0 7.2 2.8

Other services

101.8 103.0 104.7 104.1 2.3 2.3

Government

275.4 306.5 279.7 275.4 0.0 0.0

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA division

Total nonfarm

1,771.5 1,820.2 1,821.1 1,814.4 42.9 2.4

Natural resources and mining

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0

Construction

59.8 58.1 60.4 59.9 0.1 0.2

Manufacturing

91.8 93.4 93.5 93.4 1.6 1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

409.5 421.3 418.9 405.4 -4.1 -1.0

Information

59.3 62.1 62.7 63.1 3.8 6.4

Financial activities

144.9 144.7 145.8 146.5 1.6 1.1

Professional and business services

334.7 337.7 340.7 341.3 6.6 2.0

Educational and health services

390.7 404.3 409.2 406.3 15.6 4.0

Leisure and hospitality

182.5 187.8 190.0 191.8 9.3 5.1

Other services

71.9 73.1 74.0 73.7 1.8 2.5

Government

188.2 203.3 190.8 188.7 0.5 0.3

Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry
Aug
2013
June
2014
July
2014
Aug
2014(p)
Change from Aug
2013 to Aug 2014
Number Percent

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

Total nonfarm

2,419.2 2,463.9 2,464.7 2,470.6 51.4 2.1

Natural resources and mining

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.0

Construction

94.3 97.5 97.7 98.1 3.8 4.0

Manufacturing

149.3 153.2 153.7 154.2 4.9 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

538.2 548.6 551.0 549.5 11.3 2.1

Information

85.2 86.7 87.4 87.2 2.0 2.3

Financial activities

157.9 160.0 162.3 161.5 3.6 2.3

Professional and business services

439.8 453.6 458.2 457.4 17.6 4.0

Educational and health services

294.5 292.2 291.8 295.8 1.3 0.4

Leisure and hospitality

252.9 263.7 264.4 261.4 8.5 3.4

Other services

94.2 92.3 92.2 92.6 -1.6 -1.7

Government

311.7 314.9 304.8 311.7 0.0 0.0

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH

Total nonfarm

2,551.8 2,622.0 2,610.8 2,591.9 40.1 1.6

Natural resources and mining

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

95.8 93.0 96.5 96.0 0.2 0.2

Manufacturing

194.2 195.5 195.2 195.4 1.2 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

409.5 421.3 418.9 405.4 -4.1 -1.0

Information

75.3 78.6 79.4 79.8 4.5 6.0

Financial activities

175.2 174.2 176.1 176.2 1.0 0.6

Professional and business services

441.4 447.3 450.9 451.0 9.6 2.2

Educational and health services

522.8 539.5 543.8 541.0 18.2 3.5

Leisure and hospitality

259.8 262.5 265.0 267.0 7.2 2.8

Other services

101.8 103.0 104.7 104.1 2.3 2.3

Government

275.4 306.5 279.7 275.4 0.0 0.0

Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI

Total nonfarm

4,472.3 4,527.3 4,505.7 4,510.6 38.3 0.9

Natural resources and mining

1.6 1.4 1.4 1.4 -0.2 -12.5

Construction

160.4 163.1 167.0 167.3 6.9 4.3

Manufacturing

411.2 405.9 407.8 408.9 -2.3 -0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

900.1 904.5 903.0 903.4 3.3 0.4

Information

80.7 80.6 80.9 80.6 -0.1 -0.1

Financial activities

291.9 290.7 291.7 290.6 -1.3 -0.4

Professional and business services

780.4 790.8 794.5 799.0 18.6 2.4

Educational and health services

670.3 683.5 673.7 673.7 3.4 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

446.5 451.3 449.0 452.4 5.9 1.3

Other services

193.9 196.1 194.5 194.1 0.2 0.1

Government

535.3 559.4 542.2 539.2 3.9 0.7

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Total nonfarm

3,107.5 3,216.6 3,202.8 3,209.0 101.5 3.3

Natural resources, mining, and construction

180.5 191.1 191.2 193.0 12.5 6.9

Manufacturing

258.6 257.9 258.6 258.7 0.1 0.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

643.2 663.7 664.3 665.2 22.0 3.4

Information

80.2 81.0 80.5 80.2 0.0 0.0

Financial activities

256.4 255.5 256.3 257.5 1.1 0.4

Professional and business services

489.7 522.3 525.4 529.5 39.8 8.1

Educational and health services

384.2 392.4 389.9 390.7 6.5 1.7

Leisure and hospitality

323.1 338.7 337.1 333.2 10.1 3.1

Other services

112.6 114.4 115.1 114.4 1.8 1.6

Government

379.0 399.6 384.4 386.6 7.6 2.0

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

Total nonfarm

1,867.8 1,896.9 1,865.1 1,870.5 2.7 0.1

Natural resources, mining, and construction

62.4 62.9 64.5 65.8 3.4 5.4

Manufacturing

232.5 238.4 230.8 237.0 4.5 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

350.5 355.9 354.2 353.1 2.6 0.7

Information

27.4 27.4 27.4 27.3 -0.1 -0.4

Financial activities

104.5 98.3 98.1 97.8 -6.7 -6.4

Professional and business services

360.2 365.3 359.3 366.2 6.0 1.7

Educational and health services

294.6 298.5 297.4 293.7 -0.9 -0.3

Leisure and hospitality

185.2 186.2 185.7 183.2 -2.0 -1.1

Other services

78.3 77.0 76.5 76.3 -2.0 -2.6

Government

172.2 187.0 171.2 170.1 -2.1 -1.2

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

Total nonfarm

2,789.0 2,895.3 2,892.7 2,896.4 107.4 3.9

Natural resources and mining

108.9 114.6 116.4 117.8 8.9 8.2

Construction

190.5 196.6 195.7 201.4 10.9 5.7

Manufacturing

252.8 260.5 261.5 262.2 9.4 3.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

570.8 583.1 585.4 584.8 14.0 2.5

Information

32.8 33.2 33.3 33.3 0.5 1.5

Financial activities

144.4 145.5 146.5 147.1 2.7 1.9

Professional and business services

431.6 443.1 446.1 447.6 16.0 3.7

Educational and health services

335.4 347.6 348.5 354.4 19.0 5.7

Leisure and hospitality

276.9 290.0 291.3 287.6 10.7 3.9

Other services

98.9 102.6 103.5 102.4 3.5 3.5

Government

346.0 378.5 364.5 357.8 11.8 3.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

Total nonfarm

5,551.5 5,687.8 5,622.8 5,638.5 87.0 1.6

Natural resources and mining

5.2 5.4 5.5 5.6 0.4 7.7

Construction

198.4 210.0 207.8 209.5 11.1 5.6

Manufacturing

525.9 510.3 511.0 511.3 -14.6 -2.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,031.9 1,043.0 1,041.7 1,041.4 9.5 0.9

Information

224.6 231.6 229.0 230.0 5.4 2.4

Financial activities

326.0 322.5 321.2 321.8 -4.2 -1.3

Professional and business services

859.0 884.1 887.9 894.8 35.8 4.2

Educational and health services

890.6 922.0 909.8 916.8 26.2 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

636.2 649.2 650.3 649.4 13.2 2.1

Other services

191.2 197.9 196.5 197.3 6.1 3.2

Government

662.5 711.8 662.1 660.6 -1.9 -0.3

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL

Total nonfarm

2,336.3 2,391.2 2,379.5 2,401.9 65.6 2.8

Natural resources and mining

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

96.0 101.5 101.0 102.8 6.8 7.1

Manufacturing

78.0 79.3 78.4 78.6 0.6 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

545.6 563.2 563.9 564.0 18.4 3.4

Information

46.2 46.6 46.5 46.7 0.5 1.1

Financial activities

165.5 168.9 169.3 168.6 3.1 1.9

Professional and business services

371.8 384.6 382.9 384.2 12.4 3.3

Educational and health services

343.8 351.3 349.3 351.0 7.2 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

279.8 297.4 291.7 288.8 9.0 3.2

Other services

110.2 115.5 115.6 115.1 4.9 4.4

Government

298.8 282.3 280.3 301.5 2.7 0.9

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA

Total nonfarm

8,679.7 8,918.7 8,873.8 8,836.2 156.5 1.8

Natural resources, mining, and construction

334.7 330.9 334.8 334.3 -0.4 -0.1

Manufacturing

357.2 358.5 354.3 356.1 -1.1 -0.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,592.5 1,647.2 1,632.9 1,634.0 41.5 2.6

Information

280.0 272.9 275.4 276.4 -3.6 -1.3

Financial activities

747.3 742.1 747.8 745.9 -1.4 -0.2

Professional and business services

1,405.1 1,425.0 1,430.2 1,435.1 30.0 2.1

Educational and health services

1,568.8 1,656.8 1,636.7 1,632.4 63.6 4.1

Leisure and hospitality

820.1 849.6 854.6 845.2 25.1 3.1

Other services

383.0 392.1 390.7 389.6 6.6 1.7

Government

1,191.0 1,243.6 1,216.4 1,187.2 -3.8 -0.3

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

Total nonfarm

2,726.4 2,798.1 2,763.9 2,751.1 24.7 0.9

Natural resources, mining, and construction

106.8 110.5 115.3 114.3 7.5 7.0

Manufacturing

180.6 179.7 179.8 178.9 -1.7 -0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

505.6 515.0 512.5 512.5 6.9 1.4

Information

47.6 46.4 46.2 46.1 -1.5 -3.2

Financial activities

204.8 205.2 206.4 206.5 1.7 0.8

Professional and business services

438.4 446.2 447.9 444.1 5.7 1.3

Educational and health services

556.4 574.9 571.2 568.4 12.0 2.2

Leisure and hospitality

252.4 259.8 256.3 254.0 1.6 0.6

Other services

122.0 123.1 120.7 120.4 -1.6 -1.3

Government

311.8 337.3 307.6 305.9 -5.9 -1.9

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

Total nonfarm

2,112.3 2,166.5 2,160.7 2,170.1 57.8 2.7

Natural resources and mining

1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 -0.1 -7.7

Construction

97.6 100.2 103.1 106.1 8.5 8.7

Manufacturing

117.0 117.7 118.5 118.0 1.0 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

345.6 350.7 352.2 353.7 8.1 2.3

Information

74.2 76.2 76.9 76.8 2.6 3.5

Financial activities

126.8 127.0 127.3 127.2 0.4 0.3

Professional and business services

423.2 433.3 436.3 437.2 14.0 3.3

Educational and health services

312.7 324.0 321.9 322.0 9.3 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

245.4 252.2 251.7 255.0 9.6 3.9

Other services

80.3 80.3 80.3 81.1 0.8 1.0

Government

288.2 303.7 291.3 291.8 3.6 1.2

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

Total nonfarm

3,073.9 3,121.4 3,108.0 3,084.2 10.3 0.3

Natural resources, mining, and construction

150.8 150.7 150.5 151.7 0.9 0.6

Manufacturing

48.4 46.0 45.8 46.4 -2.0 -4.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

389.3 396.5 397.5 395.1 5.8 1.5

Information

77.6 74.1 74.0 73.6 -4.0 -5.2

Financial activities

152.1 155.1 156.8 156.5 4.4 2.9

Professional and business services

713.3 712.8 713.3 707.9 -5.4 -0.8

Educational and health services

385.9 391.8 390.6 387.0 1.1 0.3

Leisure and hospitality

302.7 314.1 312.9 310.7 8.0 2.6

Other services

190.2 192.8 193.6 192.9 2.7 1.4

Government

663.6 687.5 673.0 662.4 -1.2 -0.2

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Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect the standards and definitions established by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on December 1, 2009. A detailed list of geographic definitions is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

The Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.-N.H. Metropolitan New England City and Town Area (NECTA) includes nine NECTA divisions--subdivisions of the larger NECTA which function as distinct social, economic, and cultural areas within the larger region. The NECTA divisions that compose the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH NECTA include: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA, Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA, Framingham, MA, Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH, Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH, Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH, Nashua, NH-MA, Peabody, MA, Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA, and select cities and towns within.




Last Modified Date: September 23, 2014