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Boston Area Employment — February 2014

The next Boston Area Employment news release is expected to be released in May 2014. These tables contain the latest data that are normally included in the news release.



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

U.S.

  Total nonfarm

134112 138269 135433 136183 2071 1.5

    Natural resources and mining

844 879 873 873 29 3.4

    Construction

5386 5774 5533 5526 140 2.6

    Manufacturing

11901 12050 11948 11964 63 0.5

    Trade transportation and utilities

25297 26884 26013 25781 484 1.9

    Information

2699 2682 2629 2632 -67.0 -2.5

    Financial activities

7799 7911 7846 7861 62 0.8

    Professional and business services

18025 18906 18552 18694 669 3.7

    Educational and health services

21070 21419 21127 21391 321 1.5

    Leisure and hospitality

13470 14095 13782 13861 391 2.9

    Other services

5404 5461 5418 5438 34 0.6

    Government

22217 22208 21712 22162 -55.0 -0.2

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MA-NH

  Total nonfarm

2501.3 2588.7 2526.5 2531.4 30.1 1.2

    Natural resources and mining

0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0 0

    Construction

78.8 86.8 79.7 77.9 -0.9 -1.1

    Manufacturing

192.1 194.5 192.9 192.5 0.4 0.2

    Trade transportation and utilities

398.9 429.8 412.6 407.2 8.3 2.1

    Information

73.6 75.9 76.2 76.4 2.8 3.8

    Financial activities

171.3 172.2 170.5 169.2 -2.1 -1.2

    Professional and business services

419.6 438.9 429.1 432.2 12.6 3

    Educational and health services

538.9 546.5 536.5 545.6 6.7 1.2

    Leisure and hospitality

223.9 237.5 229 226.6 2.7 1.2

    Other services

94.8 99.1 98.1 97.1 2.3 2.4

    Government

309 307 301.4 306.3 -2.7 -0.9

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MA division

  Total nonfarm

1732.8 1792.8 1756.3 1759.7 26.9 1.6

    Natural resources and mining

0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0 0

    Construction

49.5 55.4 50.8 49.9 0.4 0.8

    Manufacturing

91 92.5 92 92.1 1.1 1.2

    Trade transportation and utilities

398.9 429.8 412.6 407.2 8.3 2.1

    Information

57.3 59.7 59.9 60.3 3 5.2

    Financial activities

141.7 142.8 141.1 140.2 -1.5 -1.1

    Professional and business services

319 332.8 326.3 328.4 9.4 2.9

    Educational and health services

408.3 411.3 405.3 412.8 4.5 1.1

    Leisure and hospitality

157.5 168.6 162.1 160.1 2.6 1.7

    Other services

67.2 70.6 70.5 69.4 2.2 3.3

    Government

201 202.1 199.9 201.4 0.4 0.2

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

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

  Total nonfarm

2366.4 2449.3 2410.9 2409 42.6 1.8

    Natural resources and mining

1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.1 9.1

    Construction

86.8 95.3 92.6 93.2 6.4 7.4

    Manufacturing

148.9 151 149.4 150.1 1.2 0.8

    Trade transportation and utilities

526.1 555.4 542.5 538.9 12.8 2.4

    Information

84.1 85 84.8 84.5 0.4 0.5

    Financial activities

153.7 159 156.8 155.7 2 1.3

    Professional and business services

426.7 441.9 433.9 434.9 8.2 1.9

    Educational and health services

292.1 299.3 296.5 298 5.9 2

    Leisure and hospitality

232.8 249.5 243.7 240.9 8.1 3.5

    Other services

92.5 92.6 92.1 92.6 0.1 0.1

    Government

321.6 319.1 317.4 319 -2.6 -0.8

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MA-NH

  Total nonfarm

2501.3 2588.7 2526.5 2531.4 30.1 1.2

    Natural resources and mining

0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0 0

    Construction

78.8 86.8 79.7 77.9 -0.9 -1.1

    Manufacturing

192.1 194.5 192.9 192.5 0.4 0.2

    Trade transportation and utilities

398.9 429.8 412.6 407.2 8.3 2.1

    Information

73.6 75.9 76.2 76.4 2.8 3.8

    Financial activities

171.3 172.2 170.5 169.2 -2.1 -1.2

    Professional and business services

419.6 438.9 429.1 432.2 12.6 3

    Educational and health services

538.9 546.5 536.5 545.6 6.7 1.2

    Leisure and hospitality

223.9 237.5 229 226.6 2.7 1.2

    Other services

94.8 99.1 98.1 97.1 2.3 2.4

    Government

309 307 301.4 306.3 -2.7 -0.9

Chicago-Naperville-Joliet IL-IN-WI

  Total nonfarm

4334.4 4497.7 4369 4370.6 36.2 0.8

    Natural resources and mining

1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 0 0

    Construction

130.5 143.1 127.6 128.4 -2.1 -1.6

    Manufacturing

409.2 409.5 405.6 405.1 -4.1 -1.0

    Trade transportation and utilities

876.2 938.3 895.7 880.4 4.2 0.5

    Information

80 81.2 79.7 79.2 -0.8 -1.0

    Financial activities

286.2 289.9 287.3 285.6 -0.6 -0.2

    Professional and business services

737.7 775.6 754.1 758.5 20.8 2.8

    Educational and health services

675.7 688.7 677.3 685.5 9.8 1.5

    Leisure and hospitality

399.7 421.6 405.4 403.4 3.7 0.9

    Other services

188 191.1 189.8 189.8 1.8 1

    Government

550 557.4 545.3 553.5 3.5 0.6

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX

  Total nonfarm

3033.7 3142.5 3100.4 3116.5 82.8 2.7

    Natural resources mining and construction

168.9 176.3 174.3 176.1 7.2 4.3

    Manufacturing

257.3 257.4 252.2 251 -6.3 -2.4

    Trade transportation and utilities

622.2 665.3 649 642 19.8 3.2

    Information

78.3 80.3 79.4 80 1.7 2.2

    Financial activities

249.4 251.5 248.8 251.5 2.1 0.8

    Professional and business services

473.9 493 485.8 491.8 17.9 3.8

    Educational and health services

379.4 387.5 384.1 387.8 8.4 2.2

    Leisure and hospitality

302.1 316.8 317.8 321.1 19 6.3

    Other services

109 112.9 114 113.9 4.9 4.5

    Government

393.2 401.5 395 401.3 8.1 2.1

Detroit-Warren-Livonia MI

  Total nonfarm

1834.7 1875.4 1827.3 1830.5 -4.2 -0.2

    Natural resources mining and construction

50.7 55.1 49.9 49 -1.7 -3.4

    Manufacturing

225.2 235 229.8 231.8 6.6 2.9

    Trade transportation and utilities

341 359.8 345.8 342.9 1.9 0.6

    Information

26.7 27.2 26.9 26.8 0.1 0.4

    Financial activities

101.1 99.9 98.1 98.2 -2.9 -2.9

    Professional and business services

351.5 362.2 356.8 355.6 4.1 1.2

    Educational and health services

298.2 298.4 293.8 297.1 -1.1 -0.4

    Leisure and hospitality

171.7 171.3 165.4 164.7 -7.0 -4.1

    Other services

76.5 77.4 75.9 76.2 -0.3 -0.4

    Government

192.1 189.1 184.9 188.2 -3.9 -2.0

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown TX

  Total nonfarm

2749.9 2840.1 2806.7 2826.9 77 2.8

    Natural resources and mining

103.6 107.4 107.5 108 4.4 4.2

    Construction

188.1 188.9 188.6 197.7 9.6 5.1

    Manufacturing

248.9 255.6 256.3 255.8 6.9 2.8

    Trade transportation and utilities

553.4 587.2 570.3 567.3 13.9 2.5

    Information

31.6 32.9 32.6 32.6 1 3.2

    Financial activities

140.9 141.2 139.6 140.8 -0.1 -0.1

    Professional and business services

419.1 431 427.1 427.8 8.7 2.1

    Educational and health services

333.7 340.1 338.7 338.7 5 1.5

    Leisure and hospitality

261.9 277.9 272.5 275.5 13.6 5.2

    Other services

97.3 99.5 99.9 99.9 2.6 2.7

    Government

371.4 378.4 373.6 382.8 11.4 3.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana CA

  Total nonfarm

5506.1 5674.2 5587.1 5623.2 117.1 2.1

    Natural resources and mining

5 5.2 5.2 5.2 0.2 4

    Construction

186 202.2 201.1 202.6 16.6 8.9

    Manufacturing

525.2 518.9 514.9 515.6 -9.6 -1.8

    Trade transportation and utilities

1018.5 1074.8 1043.4 1037.3 18.8 1.8

    Information

218.7 228.1 222.2 224.5 5.8 2.7

    Financial activities

323.1 322.7 320.4 321.3 -1.8 -0.6

    Professional and business services

840.5 876.5 867.9 875.6 35.1 4.2

    Educational and health services

890.4 917.6 908.3 921.9 31.5 3.5

    Leisure and hospitality

603.2 629 617.1 622.1 18.9 3.1

    Other services

188.2 192.2 190.8 192.2 4 2.1

    Government

707.3 707 695.8 704.9 -2.4 -0.3

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach FL

  Total nonfarm

2333.2 2414.4 2382.2 2402.4 69.2 3

    Natural resources and mining

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0 0

    Construction

88.5 97.2 94.3 95.1 6.6 7.5

    Manufacturing

76.6 79.1 78.5 79.2 2.6 3.4

    Trade transportation and utilities

542.7 575.5 561.4 561.1 18.4 3.4

    Information

45.4 46.6 46.1 46.6 1.2 2.6

    Financial activities

162.7 167.3 164.7 165.3 2.6 1.6

    Professional and business services

366.7 378.7 376.1 383.1 16.4 4.5

    Educational and health services

345.5 352.7 349.6 352.4 6.9 2

    Leisure and hospitality

287.8 293.4 290.8 296.1 8.3 2.9

    Other services

110.6 114.4 113.7 114.8 4.2 3.8

    Government

306.1 308.9 306.4 308.1 2 0.7

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

  Total nonfarm

8504 8841.3 8595.3 8616.4 112.4 1.3

    Natural resources mining and construction

296 311.6 296.8 291.8 -4.2 -1.4

    Manufacturing

353.5 359.1 354.5 356.8 3.3 0.9

    Trade transportation and utilities

1556.8 1690.5 1615.6 1594.9 38.1 2.4

    Information

271 279.8 274.5 275.6 4.6 1.7

    Financial activities

730 740.6 730.1 728.5 -1.5 -0.2

    Professional and business services

1340.9 1400 1360.6 1366.8 25.9 1.9

    Educational and health services

1612.6 1662.8 1634.4 1650 37.4 2.3

    Leisure and hospitality

721.4 765.9 732 733.7 12.3 1.7

    Other services

372.7 382.3 380 380.7 8 2.1

    Government

1249.1 1248.7 1216.8 1237.6 -11.5 -0.9

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

  Total nonfarm

2713.9 2777.6 2711.5 2720.7 6.8 0.3

    Natural resources mining and construction

94.1 102.6 99.5 96.9 2.8 3

    Manufacturing

179.3 180.7 178.4 178.3 -1.0 -0.6

    Trade transportation and utilities

498.8 526.6 504.8 499.7 0.9 0.2

    Information

49.7 47.1 46.7 46.5 -3.2 -6.4

    Financial activities

202.5 202.3 200.8 203 0.5 0.2

    Professional and business services

423.6 436.7 426.2 431 7.4 1.7

    Educational and health services

577.5 581.2 574 580.3 2.8 0.5

    Leisure and hospitality

223.4 234.3 227.6 226.4 3 1.3

    Other services

119.9 120.7 118.3 117.7 -2.2 -1.8

    Government

345.1 345.4 335.2 340.9 -4.2 -1.2

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont CA

  Total nonfarm

2065.9 2149.2 2107.8 2120.6 54.7 2.6

    Natural resources and mining

1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 -0.1 -7.7

    Construction

90.4 95.5 92.7 95 4.6 5.1

    Manufacturing

113.5 118 117.3 117.1 3.6 3.2

    Trade transportation and utilities

338 361.5 347.8 344.5 6.5 1.9

    Information

72.1 73.9 73.3 73.8 1.7 2.4

    Financial activities

125.3 125.9 124.7 125.5 0.2 0.2

    Professional and business services

407 426.7 420.5 422.6 15.6 3.8

    Educational and health services

313.3 320.9 316.9 322.4 9.1 2.9

    Leisure and hospitality

229.3 244 237 238.8 9.5 4.1

    Other services

77.9 79.8 77.7 78.4 0.5 0.6

    Government

297.8 301.8 298.7 301.3 3.5 1.2

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

  Total nonfarm

3043.8 3106.6 3051.5 3048.6 4.8 0.2

    Natural resources mining and construction

140 145.7 143.7 142.2 2.2 1.6

    Manufacturing

48.2 45.8 45.8 45.6 -2.6 -5.4

    Trade transportation and utilities

379.5 408.7 391.8 386.5 7 1.8

    Information

77.5 75.4 75 75.1 -2.4 -3.1

    Financial activities

149.3 152.8 151.6 151.9 2.6 1.7

    Professional and business services

705.3 702.2 691.5 690.2 -15.1 -2.1

    Educational and health services

391.8 402.4 398.6 401 9.2 2.3

    Leisure and hospitality

274.5 290.9 284.7 281.4 6.9 2.5

    Other services

187.2 190 190.4 187.8 0.6 0.3

    Government

690.5 692.7 678.4 686.9 -3.6 -0.5

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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: April 11, 2014