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14-2342-PHI January 07, 2015

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Philadelphia Area Employment - November 2014

Local Employment Declined 0.2 Percent Over the Year

Total nonfarm employment for the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 2,790,900 in November 2014, down 4,800, or 0.2 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. During the same period, the national job count increased 2.0 percent. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional commissioner, noted that the recent decline was the first over-the-year employment decrease in the Philadelphia area since July 2010. (See chart 1 and table 1; Technical Note at end of release contains metropolitan area definitions. All data in this release are not seasonally adjusted; accordingly, over-the-year analysis is used throughout.)

 Chart 1. Total nonfarm employment, over-the-year net change in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and its divisions, November 2005-November 2014

 

The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area is made up of three metropolitan divisions—separately identifiable employment centers within the greater metropolitan area. The Philadelphia Metropolitan Division, with 69 percent of the area’s employment, lost 16,700 jobs since last November—the largest over-the-year decrease since March 2010. The Camden Metropolitan Division, with 18 percent of local employment, added 2,700 jobs over the last 12 months. The Wilmington Metropolitan Division, with the smallest share of local employment at 13 percent, added the most jobs in the area, 9,200.

Industry employment

In the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area, government recorded the largest employment decrease from November 2013 to November 2014, losing 10,500 jobs, a decline of 3.0 percent. Most of the job loss was located in the Philadelphia division, particularly in local government educational services which lost 6,400 jobs. Nationwide, government employment increased by 0.4 percent. (See chart 2.)

Leisure and hospitality employment decreased by 5,700 since last November, the second-largest decline in the Philadelphia area. Almost all of the decrease was centered in the Philadelphia division (-5,100). The Philadelphia area’s 2.4-percent decline in leisure and hospitality employment contrasted with the nationwide increase of 2.6 percent.

 Chart 2. Total nonfarm and selected industry supersector employment, over-the-year percent change, United States and the Philadelphia metropolitan area, November 2014

 

Three other supersectors lost more than 1,000 jobs in the Philadelphia area from November 2013 to November 2014—manufacturing (-1,400); information (-1,300); and other services (-1,200). While the Philadelphia area lost jobs, the U.S. gained jobs in all three of these supersectors.

In the Philadelphia area, mining, logging, and construction gained the most jobs (4,600) since last year. Most of the increase was centered in the Philadelphia division (3,800). Trade, transportation, and utilities added 3,300 jobs, a gain of 0.6 percent over the year. The national growth rate for the trade, transportation, and utilities supersector was 2.0 percent over the last 12 months.

Three other supersectors gained more than 1,000 jobs in the Philadelphia area from November 2013 to November 2014—professional and business services (2,800), education and health services (2,600), and financial activities (2,000). In each case, the national growth rates for these industries exceeded those of the Philadelphia area.

Twelve largest metropolitan areas

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in November 2014. Eleven of these areas experienced over-the-year job growth, with six exceeding the national average of 2.0 percent. The fastest rate of job growth was in Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, up 4.4 percent, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, at 3.5 percent. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria had the slowest rate of job growth, 0.6 percent. Philadelphia had the only over-the-year decline, down 0.2 percent. (See chart 3 and table 2.)

 Chart 3. Total nonfarm employment, over-the-year percent change, United States and 12 largest metropolitan areas, November 2014

 

The Houston area added the largest number of jobs, 125,300, since November 2013. Two other metropolitan areas gained more than 100,000 jobs— Dallas (111,500) and      New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (107,900). Detroit recorded the smallest employment gain over the year, up 12,500 jobs, while Philadelphia lost 4,800 jobs.

Professional and business services led employment growth in 4 of the 12 metropolitan areas over the year: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Dallas, San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, and Washington. Education and health services also recorded the largest gains in four areas: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Houston, Los-Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, and New York.

Over the year, manufacturing recorded the largest over-the-year loss of jobs in three areas—Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York. Boston, Houston, and Miami experienced no annual job losses for any supersector.


Technical Note

This release presents nonfarm payroll employment estimates from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative endeavor between State employment security agencies and the 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 2007 version of the North American Industry Classification System

Method of estimation. The employment data are estimated using a "link relative" technique in which a ratio (link relative) of current-month employment to that of the previous month is computed from a sample of establishments reporting for both months. The estimates of employment for the current month are obtained by multiplying the estimates for the previous month by these ratios. Small-domain models are used as the official estimators for approximately 39 percent of CES published series which have insufficient sample for direct sample-based estimates.

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.

Reliability of the estimates. The estimates presented in this release are based on sample survey and administrative data 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 are also 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 special estimation processes used. The sums of individual items may not always equal the totals shown in the same tables because of rounding.

Employment estimates. Measures of sampling error for state CES data at the supersector level are available on the BLS Web site at www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm. Information on recent benchmark revisions for states is available at www.bls.gov/sae/.

Additional information

More complete information on the technical procedures used to develop these estimates and additional data appear in Employment and Earnings, which is available online at www.bls.gov/opub/ee/home.htm. Industry employment data for states and metropolitan areas from the Current Employment Statistics program are also available in the above mentioned news releases and from the Internet at www.bls.gov/sae/.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.

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, dated December 1, 2009. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania; Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem Counties in New Jersey; New Castle County in Delaware; and Cecil County in Maryland.

  • The Camden, N.J. Metropolitan Division includes Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey.
  • The Philadelphia, Pa. Metropolitan Division includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania.
  • The Wilmington, Del.-Md.-N.J. Metropolitan Division includes New Castle County in Delaware; Cecil County in Maryland; and Salem County in New Jersey.

 

Table 1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, Philadelphia metropolitan area and its components, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area Nov 2013 Sep 2014 Oct 2014 Nov 2014(p) Nov 2013 to
Nov 2014(p)
Net change Percent change
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area            

  Total nonfarm

2,795.7 2,761.4 2,782.7 2,790.9 -4.8 -0.2

    Mining, logging, and construction

107.9 112.7 112.0 112.5 4.6 4.3

    Manufacturing

180.4 179.3 179.0 179.0 -1.4 -0.8

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

519.5 511.7 515.5 522.8 3.3 0.6

    Information

47.5 45.9 45.8 46.2 -1.3 -2.7

    Financial activities

202.7 204.5 204.4 204.7 2.0 1.0

    Professional and business services

443.2 443.6 445.1 446.0 2.8 0.6

    Education and health services

585.7 577.6 585.3 588.3 2.6 0.4

    Leisure and hospitality

240.3 242.7 240.6 234.6 -5.7 -2.4

    Other services

122.0 120.1 120.9 120.8 -1.2 -1.0

    Government

346.5 323.3 334.1 336.0 -10.5 -3.0
Philadelphia, Pa. Metropolitan Division            

  Total nonfarm

1,935.7 1,900.4 1,915.6 1,919.0 -16.7 -0.9

    Mining, logging, and construction

69.4 73.4 73.1 73.2 3.8 5.5

    Manufacturing

126.9 125.6 125.2 125.0 -1.9 -1.5

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

342.6 336.1 339.3 344.4 1.8 0.5

    Information

36.8 35.7 35.7 36.0 -0.8 -2.2

    Financial activities

132.0 132.6 132.4 132.3 0.3 0.2

    Professional and business services

313.9 309.1 310.2 308.4 -5.5 -1.8

    Education and health services

442.0 433.6 439.8 443.0 1.0 0.2

    Leisure and hospitality

169.6 168.6 168.5 164.5 -5.1 -3.0

    Other services

85.7 84.0 84.9 84.7 -1.0 -1.2

    Government

216.8 201.7 206.5 207.5 -9.3 -4.3
Philadelphia City, Pa.            

  Total nonfarm

678.1 664.0 672.8 672.9 -5.2 -0.8

    Mining, logging, and construction

10.7 10.7 10.9 11.1 0.4 3.7

    Manufacturing

21.9 21.4 21.3 21.3 -0.6 -2.7

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

93.1 91.7 92.1 92.5 -0.6 -0.6

    Information

11.6 11.3 11.2 11.3 -0.3 -2.6

    Financial activities

41.0 41.0 41.1 40.9 -0.1 -0.2

    Professional and business services

86.5 86.2 87.5 87.1 0.6 0.7

    Education and health services

215.9 210.2 215.3 216.1 0.2 0.1

    Leisure and hospitality

66.2 64.7 65.1 64.2 -2.0 -3.0

    Other services

27.7 27.7 28.1 28.0 0.3 1.1

    Government

103.5 99.1 100.2 100.4 -3.1 -3.0
Camden, N.J. Metropolitan Division            

  Total nonfarm

511.5 509.1 513.7 514.2 2.7 0.5

    Mining, logging, and construction

22.1 22.5 22.0 22.2 0.1 0.5

    Manufacturing

35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 0.3 0.9

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

113.5 112.0 111.8 113.0 -0.5 -0.4

    Information

6.3 5.9 5.8 5.8 -0.5 -7.9

    Financial activities

29.9 30.1 30.1 30.1 0.2 0.7

    Professional and business services

74.5 78.9 79.6 79.8 5.3 7.1

    Education and health services

86.3 86.0 87.4 86.6 0.3 0.3

    Leisure and hospitality

41.1 42.2 40.8 39.8 -1.3 -3.2

    Other services

21.3 21.1 21.0 21.1 -0.2 -0.9

    Government

81.4 75.2 79.9 80.4 -1.0 -1.2
Wilmington, Del.-Md.-N.J. Metropolitan Division            

  Total nonfarm

348.5 351.9 353.4 357.7 9.2 2.6

    Mining, logging, and construction

16.4 16.8 16.9 17.1 0.7 4.3

    Manufacturing

18.4 18.5 18.5 18.6 0.2 1.1

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

63.4 63.6 64.4 65.4 2.0 3.2

    Information

4.4 4.3 4.3 4.4 0.0 0.0

    Financial activities

40.8 41.8 41.9 42.3 1.5 3.7

    Professional and business services

54.8 55.6 55.3 57.8 3.0 5.5

    Education and health services

57.4 58.0 58.1 58.7 1.3 2.3

    Leisure and hospitality

29.6 31.9 31.3 30.3 0.7 2.4

    Other services

15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 0.0 0.0

    Government

48.3 46.4 47.7 48.1 -0.2 -0.4

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary
 

Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, United States and 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area Nov 2013 Sep 2014 Oct 2014 Nov 2014(p) Nov 2013 to
Nov 2014(p)
Net change Percent change
United States(1)            

Total nonfarm

138,536 139,753 140,804 141,301 2,765 2.0

Mining and logging

881 939 935 929 48 5.4

Construction

5,996 6,320 6,319 6,227 231 3.9

Manufacturing

12,051 12,230 12,229 12,237 186 1.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

26,600 26,416 26,639 27,126 526 2.0

Information

2,699 2,683 2,688 2,708 9 0.3

Financial activities

7,897 7,992 7,999 8,013 116 1.5

Professional and business services

18,975 19,453 19,602 19,663 688 3.6

Education and health services

21,488 21,511 21,825 21,914 426 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

14,148 14,885 14,727 14,522 374 2.6

Other services

5,461 5,508 5,525 5,529 68 1.2

Government

22,340 21,816 22,316 22,433 93 0.4
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga.            

Total nonfarm

2,446.8 2,470.3 2,488.6 2,506.4 59.6 2.4

Mining and logging

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.0

Construction

96.3 98.8 100.7 99.2 2.9 3.0

Manufacturing

150.8 154.2 153.5 154.1 3.3 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

549.6 550.6 560.0 573.8 24.2 4.4

Information

85.2 86.2 85.4 85.9 0.7 0.8

Financial activities

158.2 161.6 162.7 163.9 5.7 3.6

Professional and business services

442.2 453.0 455.9 455.5 13.3 3.0

Education and health services

299.8 298.0 300.8 302.1 2.3 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

249.8 255.9 256.7 256.9 7.1 2.8

Other services

93.8 91.7 91.5 92.3 -1.5 -1.6

Government

319.9 319.1 320.2 321.5 1.6 0.5
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.-N.H. (NECTA)            

Total nonfarm

2,590.8 2,611.2 2,632.4 2,644.2 53.4 2.1

Mining and logging

0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.1 20.0

Construction

91.6 94.5 95.3 93.6 2.0 2.2

Manufacturing

194.2 193.8 193.7 194.2 0.0 0.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

419.9 415.4 419.6 427.0 7.1 1.7

Information

74.9 79.9 80.5 81.0 6.1 8.1

Financial activities

172.0 174.3 174.3 174.8 2.8 1.6

Professional and business services

441.2 448.7 451.2 450.2 9.0 2.0

Education and health services

549.0 547.6 559.2 564.2 15.2 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

241.0 254.4 251.7 248.5 7.5 3.1

Other services

98.7 100.1 101.2 101.3 2.6 2.6

Government

307.8 301.9 305.1 308.8 1.0 0.3
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Ill.-Ind.-Wis.            

Total nonfarm

4,509.4 4,515.6 4,535.6 4,543.0 33.6 0.7

Mining and logging

1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

156.4 166.0 167.2 163.2 6.8 4.3

Manufacturing

408.1 406.6 406.4 407.9 -0.2 0.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

926.3 905.5 912.8 924.5 -1.8 -0.2

Information

80.4 79.8 79.9 80.5 0.1 0.1

Financial activities

288.9 288.3 288.1 288.5 -0.4 -0.1

Professional and business services

783.5 799.8 800.5 799.2 15.7 2.0

Education and health services

691.4 681.1 690.8 695.4 4.0 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

424.4 440.6 435.9 429.1 4.7 1.1

Other services

191.2 192.5 192.8 191.3 0.1 0.1

Government

557.4 554.0 559.8 562.0 4.6 0.8
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas            

Total nonfarm

3,149.1 3,221.3 3,244.6 3,260.6 111.5 3.5

Mining, logging, and construction

178.2 192.3 194.9 192.5 14.3 8.0

Manufacturing

257.8 256.8 257.1 256.5 -1.3 -0.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

659.3 667.0 675.2 685.3 26.0 3.9

Information

79.8 79.3 79.2 79.9 0.1 0.1

Financial activities

251.0 257.3 259.7 260.7 9.7 3.9

Professional and business services

496.4 526.9 529.3 531.5 35.1 7.1

Education and health services

389.2 392.6 395.9 400.3 11.1 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

322.6 333.3 329.9 327.5 4.9 1.5

Other services

112.8 114.6 114.9 114.7 1.9 1.7

Government

402.0 401.2 408.5 411.7 9.7 2.4
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich.            

Total nonfarm

1,886.1 1,877.6 1,891.3 1,898.6 12.5 0.7

Mining, logging, and construction

59.3 66.3 66.5 66.1 6.8 11.5

Manufacturing

235.1 234.7 238.1 240.8 5.7 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

356.5 352.0 357.0 362.1 5.6 1.6

Information

27.2 27.1 27.0 27.1 -0.1 -0.4

Financial activities

100.3 96.8 96.9 96.4 -3.9 -3.9

Professional and business services

366.9 367.1 369.1 369.2 2.3 0.6

Education and health services

299.4 295.5 299.1 301.7 2.3 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

172.4 177.4 173.5 169.1 -3.3 -1.9

Other services

77.5 76.3 75.9 76.8 -0.7 -0.9

Government

191.5 184.4 188.2 189.3 -2.2 -1.1
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas            

Total nonfarm

2,830.6 2,920.4 2,939.7 2,955.9 125.3 4.4

Mining and logging

106.9 118.0 117.7 117.0 10.1 9.4

Construction

189.2 203.0 206.1 205.4 16.2 8.6

Manufacturing

254.3 261.6 262.7 261.9 7.6 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

580.9 584.2 588.2 598.4 17.5 3.0

Information

32.6 33.2 33.3 33.8 1.2 3.7

Financial activities

142.1 147.0 147.8 146.0 3.9 2.7

Professional and business services

431.8 448.8 447.7 449.0 17.2 4.0

Education and health services

338.6 358.6 364.0 364.8 26.2 7.7

Leisure and hospitality

273.2 283.5 281.4 286.3 13.1 4.8

Other services

100.0 102.4 102.9 103.0 3.0 3.0

Government

381.0 380.1 387.9 390.3 9.3 2.4
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Calif.            

Total nonfarm

5,673.0 5,674.5 5,726.8 5,765.2 92.2 1.6

Mining and logging

5.3 5.6 5.4 5.4 0.1 1.9

Construction

202.3 213.2 212.8 216.1 13.8 6.8

Manufacturing

523.6 509.2 509.7 510.8 -12.8 -2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,068.9 1,042.7 1,053.1 1,077.2 8.3 0.8

Information

230.9 233.7 236.4 235.2 4.3 1.9

Financial activities

322.4 320.8 321.1 322.0 -0.4 -0.1

Professional and business services

874.2 897.8 903.5 902.8 28.6 3.3

Education and health services

916.7 927.2 944.2 950.5 33.8 3.7

Leisure and hospitality

628.7 647.7 645.0 643.9 15.2 2.4

Other services

193.3 195.3 195.7 195.5 2.2 1.1

Government

706.7 681.3 699.9 705.8 -0.9 -0.1
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla.            

Total nonfarm

2,392.9 2,416.0 2,442.2 2,473.7 80.8 3.4

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

97.1 104.3 106.0 105.7 8.6 8.9

Manufacturing

79.1 79.9 80.4 80.9 1.8 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

563.6 566.9 571.6 585.6 22.0 3.9

Information

46.5 46.7 46.8 47.1 0.6 1.3

Financial activities

166.8 169.1 171.0 173.5 6.7 4.0

Professional and business services

376.5 384.6 388.7 395.3 18.8 5.0

Education and health services

350.8 354.1 358.5 359.0 8.2 2.3

Leisure and hospitality

289.7 287.5 290.5 298.4 8.7 3.0

Other services

113.3 115.9 117.1 117.6 4.3 3.8

Government

308.9 306.4 311.0 310.0 1.1 0.4
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa.            

Total nonfarm

8,842.6 8,844.0 8,910.2 8,950.5 107.9 1.2

Mining, logging, and construction

326.9 332.8 327.4 324.7 -2.2 -0.7

Manufacturing

358.6 355.1 355.4 353.3 -5.3 -1.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,659.7 1,640.1 1,651.2 1,682.3 22.6 1.4

Information

280.1 272.8 273.7 275.8 -4.3 -1.5

Financial activities

738.8 741.7 739.5 738.3 -0.5 -0.1

Professional and business services

1,402.1 1,432.5 1,436.2 1,436.5 34.4 2.5

Education and health services

1,662.9 1,661.8 1,690.2 1,704.3 41.4 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

779.8 819.8 808.2 797.7 17.9 2.3

Other services

384.1 383.9 387.5 389.1 5.0 1.3

Government

1,249.6 1,203.5 1,240.9 1,248.5 -1.1 -0.1
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md.            

Total nonfarm

2,795.7 2,761.4 2,782.7 2,790.9 -4.8 -0.2

Mining, logging, and construction

107.9 112.7 112.0 112.5 4.6 4.3

Manufacturing

180.4 179.3 179.0 179.0 -1.4 -0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

519.5 511.7 515.5 522.8 3.3 0.6

Information

47.5 45.9 45.8 46.2 -1.3 -2.7

Financial activities

202.7 204.5 204.4 204.7 2.0 1.0

Professional and business services

443.2 443.6 445.1 446.0 2.8 0.6

Education and health services

585.7 577.6 585.3 588.3 2.6 0.4

Leisure and hospitality

240.3 242.7 240.6 234.6 -5.7 -2.4

Other services

122.0 120.1 120.9 120.8 -1.2 -1.0

Government

346.5 323.3 334.1 336.0 -10.5 -3.0
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif.            

Total nonfarm

2,142.3 2,175.9 2,192.6 2,211.6 69.3 3.2

Mining and logging

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.0

Construction

96.9 104.5 104.2 104.6 7.7 7.9

Manufacturing

118.0 118.8 118.9 120.1 2.1 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

356.1 353.0 358.4 364.8 8.7 2.4

Information

73.8 76.6 77.0 77.3 3.5 4.7

Financial activities

125.8 125.9 125.2 124.3 -1.5 -1.2

Professional and business services

424.8 440.3 443.5 449.7 24.9 5.9

Education and health services

318.7 324.9 328.0 329.3 10.6 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

243.7 252.7 252.7 254.1 10.4 4.3

Other services

80.2 80.3 80.6 80.4 0.2 0.2

Government

303.1 297.7 302.9 305.8 2.7 0.9
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va.            

Total nonfarm

3,107.9 3,086.7 3,108.2 3,126.8 18.9 0.6

Mining, logging, and construction

147.4 150.7 151.4 151.8 4.4 3.0

Manufacturing

46.6 45.5 44.6 44.1 -2.5 -5.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

402.7 392.3 395.8 407.3 4.6 1.1

Information

75.1 73.0 72.2 72.3 -2.8 -3.7

Financial activities

152.3 156.2 156.3 156.0 3.7 2.4

Professional and business services

703.8 700.7 703.8 708.5 4.7 0.7

Education and health services

403.7 392.7 400.6 401.9 -1.8 -0.4

Leisure and hospitality

294.1 300.7 299.4 297.2 3.1 1.1

Other services

190.1 189.9 190.7 190.9 0.8 0.4

Government

692.1 685.0 693.4 696.8 4.7 0.7

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

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Philadelphia Area Employment - November 2014

Local Employment Declined 0.2 Percent Over the Year

Total nonfarm employment for the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 2,790,900 in November 2014, down 4,800, or 0.2 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. During the same period, the national job count increased 2.0 percent. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional commissioner, noted that the recent decline was the first over-the-year employment decrease in the Philadelphia area since July 2010. (See chart 1 and table 1; Technical Note at end of release contains metropolitan area definitions. All data in this release are not seasonally adjusted; accordingly, over-the-year analysis is used throughout.)

 Chart 1. Total nonfarm employment, over-the-year net change in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and its divisions, November 2005-November 2014

 

The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area is made up of three metropolitan divisions—separately identifiable employment centers within the greater metropolitan area. The Philadelphia Metropolitan Division, with 69 percent of the area’s employment, lost 16,700 jobs since last November—the largest over-the-year decrease since March 2010. The Camden Metropolitan Division, with 18 percent of local employment, added 2,700 jobs over the last 12 months. The Wilmington Metropolitan Division, with the smallest share of local employment at 13 percent, added the most jobs in the area, 9,200.

Industry employment

In the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area, government recorded the largest employment decrease from November 2013 to November 2014, losing 10,500 jobs, a decline of 3.0 percent. Most of the job loss was located in the Philadelphia division, particularly in local government educational services which lost 6,400 jobs. Nationwide, government employment increased by 0.4 percent. (See chart 2.)

Leisure and hospitality employment decreased by 5,700 since last November, the second-largest decline in the Philadelphia area. Almost all of the decrease was centered in the Philadelphia division (-5,100). The Philadelphia area’s 2.4-percent decline in leisure and hospitality employment contrasted with the nationwide increase of 2.6 percent.

 Chart 2. Total nonfarm and selected industry supersector employment, over-the-year percent change, United States and the Philadelphia metropolitan area, November 2014

 

Three other supersectors lost more than 1,000 jobs in the Philadelphia area from November 2013 to November 2014—manufacturing (-1,400); information (-1,300); and other services (-1,200). While the Philadelphia area lost jobs, the U.S. gained jobs in all three of these supersectors.

In the Philadelphia area, mining, logging, and construction gained the most jobs (4,600) since last year. Most of the increase was centered in the Philadelphia division (3,800). Trade, transportation, and utilities added 3,300 jobs, a gain of 0.6 percent over the year. The national growth rate for the trade, transportation, and utilities supersector was 2.0 percent over the last 12 months.

Three other supersectors gained more than 1,000 jobs in the Philadelphia area from November 2013 to November 2014—professional and business services (2,800), education and health services (2,600), and financial activities (2,000). In each case, the national growth rates for these industries exceeded those of the Philadelphia area.

Twelve largest metropolitan areas

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in November 2014. Eleven of these areas experienced over-the-year job growth, with six exceeding the national average of 2.0 percent. The fastest rate of job growth was in Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, up 4.4 percent, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, at 3.5 percent. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria had the slowest rate of job growth, 0.6 percent. Philadelphia had the only over-the-year decline, down 0.2 percent. (See chart 3 and table 2.)

 Chart 3. Total nonfarm employment, over-the-year percent change, United States and 12 largest metropolitan areas, November 2014

 

The Houston area added the largest number of jobs, 125,300, since November 2013. Two other metropolitan areas gained more than 100,000 jobs— Dallas (111,500) and      New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (107,900). Detroit recorded the smallest employment gain over the year, up 12,500 jobs, while Philadelphia lost 4,800 jobs.

Professional and business services led employment growth in 4 of the 12 metropolitan areas over the year: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Dallas, San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, and Washington. Education and health services also recorded the largest gains in four areas: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Houston, Los-Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, and New York.

Over the year, manufacturing recorded the largest over-the-year loss of jobs in three areas—Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York. Boston, Houston, and Miami experienced no annual job losses for any supersector.


Technical Note

This release presents nonfarm payroll employment estimates from the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative endeavor between State employment security agencies and the 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 2007 version of the North American Industry Classification System

Method of estimation. The employment data are estimated using a "link relative" technique in which a ratio (link relative) of current-month employment to that of the previous month is computed from a sample of establishments reporting for both months. The estimates of employment for the current month are obtained by multiplying the estimates for the previous month by these ratios. Small-domain models are used as the official estimators for approximately 39 percent of CES published series which have insufficient sample for direct sample-based estimates.

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.

Reliability of the estimates. The estimates presented in this release are based on sample survey and administrative data 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 are also 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 special estimation processes used. The sums of individual items may not always equal the totals shown in the same tables because of rounding.

Employment estimates. Measures of sampling error for state CES data at the supersector level are available on the BLS Web site at www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm. Information on recent benchmark revisions for states is available at www.bls.gov/sae/.

Additional information

More complete information on the technical procedures used to develop these estimates and additional data appear in Employment and Earnings, which is available online at www.bls.gov/opub/ee/home.htm. Industry employment data for states and metropolitan areas from the Current Employment Statistics program are also available in the above mentioned news releases and from the Internet at www.bls.gov/sae/.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.

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, dated December 1, 2009. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania; Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem Counties in New Jersey; New Castle County in Delaware; and Cecil County in Maryland.

 

Table 1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, Philadelphia metropolitan area and its components, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area Nov 2013 Sep 2014 Oct 2014 Nov 2014(p) Nov 2013 to
Nov 2014(p)
Net change Percent change
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area            

  Total nonfarm

2,795.7 2,761.4 2,782.7 2,790.9 -4.8 -0.2

    Mining, logging, and construction

107.9 112.7 112.0 112.5 4.6 4.3

    Manufacturing

180.4 179.3 179.0 179.0 -1.4 -0.8

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

519.5 511.7 515.5 522.8 3.3 0.6

    Information

47.5 45.9 45.8 46.2 -1.3 -2.7

    Financial activities

202.7 204.5 204.4 204.7 2.0 1.0

    Professional and business services

443.2 443.6 445.1 446.0 2.8 0.6

    Education and health services

585.7 577.6 585.3 588.3 2.6 0.4

    Leisure and hospitality

240.3 242.7 240.6 234.6 -5.7 -2.4

    Other services

122.0 120.1 120.9 120.8 -1.2 -1.0

    Government

346.5 323.3 334.1 336.0 -10.5 -3.0
Philadelphia, Pa. Metropolitan Division            

  Total nonfarm

1,935.7 1,900.4 1,915.6 1,919.0 -16.7 -0.9

    Mining, logging, and construction

69.4 73.4 73.1 73.2 3.8 5.5

    Manufacturing

126.9 125.6 125.2 125.0 -1.9 -1.5

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

342.6 336.1 339.3 344.4 1.8 0.5

    Information

36.8 35.7 35.7 36.0 -0.8 -2.2

    Financial activities

132.0 132.6 132.4 132.3 0.3 0.2

    Professional and business services

313.9 309.1 310.2 308.4 -5.5 -1.8

    Education and health services

442.0 433.6 439.8 443.0 1.0 0.2

    Leisure and hospitality

169.6 168.6 168.5 164.5 -5.1 -3.0

    Other services

85.7 84.0 84.9 84.7 -1.0 -1.2

    Government

216.8 201.7 206.5 207.5 -9.3 -4.3
Philadelphia City, Pa.            

  Total nonfarm

678.1 664.0 672.8 672.9 -5.2 -0.8

    Mining, logging, and construction

10.7 10.7 10.9 11.1 0.4 3.7

    Manufacturing

21.9 21.4 21.3 21.3 -0.6 -2.7

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

93.1 91.7 92.1 92.5 -0.6 -0.6

    Information

11.6 11.3 11.2 11.3 -0.3 -2.6

    Financial activities

41.0 41.0 41.1 40.9 -0.1 -0.2

    Professional and business services

86.5 86.2 87.5 87.1 0.6 0.7

    Education and health services

215.9 210.2 215.3 216.1 0.2 0.1

    Leisure and hospitality

66.2 64.7 65.1 64.2 -2.0 -3.0

    Other services

27.7 27.7 28.1 28.0 0.3 1.1

    Government

103.5 99.1 100.2 100.4 -3.1 -3.0
Camden, N.J. Metropolitan Division            

  Total nonfarm

511.5 509.1 513.7 514.2 2.7 0.5

    Mining, logging, and construction

22.1 22.5 22.0 22.2 0.1 0.5

    Manufacturing

35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 0.3 0.9

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

113.5 112.0 111.8 113.0 -0.5 -0.4

    Information

6.3 5.9 5.8 5.8 -0.5 -7.9

    Financial activities

29.9 30.1 30.1 30.1 0.2 0.7

    Professional and business services

74.5 78.9 79.6 79.8 5.3 7.1

    Education and health services

86.3 86.0 87.4 86.6 0.3 0.3

    Leisure and hospitality

41.1 42.2 40.8 39.8 -1.3 -3.2

    Other services

21.3 21.1 21.0 21.1 -0.2 -0.9

    Government

81.4 75.2 79.9 80.4 -1.0 -1.2
Wilmington, Del.-Md.-N.J. Metropolitan Division            

  Total nonfarm

348.5 351.9 353.4 357.7 9.2 2.6

    Mining, logging, and construction

16.4 16.8 16.9 17.1 0.7 4.3

    Manufacturing

18.4 18.5 18.5 18.6 0.2 1.1

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

63.4 63.6 64.4 65.4 2.0 3.2

    Information

4.4 4.3 4.3 4.4 0.0 0.0

    Financial activities

40.8 41.8 41.9 42.3 1.5 3.7

    Professional and business services

54.8 55.6 55.3 57.8 3.0 5.5

    Education and health services

57.4 58.0 58.1 58.7 1.3 2.3

    Leisure and hospitality

29.6 31.9 31.3 30.3 0.7 2.4

    Other services

15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 0.0 0.0

    Government

48.3 46.4 47.7 48.1 -0.2 -0.4

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary
 

Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, United States and 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area Nov 2013 Sep 2014 Oct 2014 Nov 2014(p) Nov 2013 to
Nov 2014(p)
Net change Percent change
United States(1)            

Total nonfarm

138,536 139,753 140,804 141,301 2,765 2.0

Mining and logging

881 939 935 929 48 5.4

Construction

5,996 6,320 6,319 6,227 231 3.9

Manufacturing

12,051 12,230 12,229 12,237 186 1.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

26,600 26,416 26,639 27,126 526 2.0

Information

2,699 2,683 2,688 2,708 9 0.3

Financial activities

7,897 7,992 7,999 8,013 116 1.5

Professional and business services

18,975 19,453 19,602 19,663 688 3.6

Education and health services

21,488 21,511 21,825 21,914 426 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

14,148 14,885 14,727 14,522 374 2.6

Other services

5,461 5,508 5,525 5,529 68 1.2

Government

22,340 21,816 22,316 22,433 93 0.4
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga.            

Total nonfarm

2,446.8 2,470.3 2,488.6 2,506.4 59.6 2.4

Mining and logging

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.0

Construction

96.3 98.8 100.7 99.2 2.9 3.0

Manufacturing

150.8 154.2 153.5 154.1 3.3 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

549.6 550.6 560.0 573.8 24.2 4.4

Information

85.2 86.2 85.4 85.9 0.7 0.8

Financial activities

158.2 161.6 162.7 163.9 5.7 3.6

Professional and business services

442.2 453.0 455.9 455.5 13.3 3.0

Education and health services

299.8 298.0 300.8 302.1 2.3 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

249.8 255.9 256.7 256.9 7.1 2.8

Other services

93.8 91.7 91.5 92.3 -1.5 -1.6

Government

319.9 319.1 320.2 321.5 1.6 0.5
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.-N.H. (NECTA)            

Total nonfarm

2,590.8 2,611.2 2,632.4 2,644.2 53.4 2.1

Mining and logging

0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.1 20.0

Construction

91.6 94.5 95.3 93.6 2.0 2.2

Manufacturing

194.2 193.8 193.7 194.2 0.0 0.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

419.9 415.4 419.6 427.0 7.1 1.7

Information

74.9 79.9 80.5 81.0 6.1 8.1

Financial activities

172.0 174.3 174.3 174.8 2.8 1.6

Professional and business services

441.2 448.7 451.2 450.2 9.0 2.0

Education and health services

549.0 547.6 559.2 564.2 15.2 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

241.0 254.4 251.7 248.5 7.5 3.1

Other services

98.7 100.1 101.2 101.3 2.6 2.6

Government

307.8 301.9 305.1 308.8 1.0 0.3
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Ill.-Ind.-Wis.            

Total nonfarm

4,509.4 4,515.6 4,535.6 4,543.0 33.6 0.7

Mining and logging

1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

156.4 166.0 167.2 163.2 6.8 4.3

Manufacturing

408.1 406.6 406.4 407.9 -0.2 0.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

926.3 905.5 912.8 924.5 -1.8 -0.2

Information

80.4 79.8 79.9 80.5 0.1 0.1

Financial activities

288.9 288.3 288.1 288.5 -0.4 -0.1

Professional and business services

783.5 799.8 800.5 799.2 15.7 2.0

Education and health services

691.4 681.1 690.8 695.4 4.0 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

424.4 440.6 435.9 429.1 4.7 1.1

Other services

191.2 192.5 192.8 191.3 0.1 0.1

Government

557.4 554.0 559.8 562.0 4.6 0.8
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas            

Total nonfarm

3,149.1 3,221.3 3,244.6 3,260.6 111.5 3.5

Mining, logging, and construction

178.2 192.3 194.9 192.5 14.3 8.0

Manufacturing

257.8 256.8 257.1 256.5 -1.3 -0.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

659.3 667.0 675.2 685.3 26.0 3.9

Information

79.8 79.3 79.2 79.9 0.1 0.1

Financial activities

251.0 257.3 259.7 260.7 9.7 3.9

Professional and business services

496.4 526.9 529.3 531.5 35.1 7.1

Education and health services

389.2 392.6 395.9 400.3 11.1 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

322.6 333.3 329.9 327.5 4.9 1.5

Other services

112.8 114.6 114.9 114.7 1.9 1.7

Government

402.0 401.2 408.5 411.7 9.7 2.4
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich.            

Total nonfarm

1,886.1 1,877.6 1,891.3 1,898.6 12.5 0.7

Mining, logging, and construction

59.3 66.3 66.5 66.1 6.8 11.5

Manufacturing

235.1 234.7 238.1 240.8 5.7 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

356.5 352.0 357.0 362.1 5.6 1.6

Information

27.2 27.1 27.0 27.1 -0.1 -0.4

Financial activities

100.3 96.8 96.9 96.4 -3.9 -3.9

Professional and business services

366.9 367.1 369.1 369.2 2.3 0.6

Education and health services

299.4 295.5 299.1 301.7 2.3 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

172.4 177.4 173.5 169.1 -3.3 -1.9

Other services

77.5 76.3 75.9 76.8 -0.7 -0.9

Government

191.5 184.4 188.2 189.3 -2.2 -1.1
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas            

Total nonfarm

2,830.6 2,920.4 2,939.7 2,955.9 125.3 4.4

Mining and logging

106.9 118.0 117.7 117.0 10.1 9.4

Construction

189.2 203.0 206.1 205.4 16.2 8.6

Manufacturing

254.3 261.6 262.7 261.9 7.6 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

580.9 584.2 588.2 598.4 17.5 3.0

Information

32.6 33.2 33.3 33.8 1.2 3.7

Financial activities

142.1 147.0 147.8 146.0 3.9 2.7

Professional and business services

431.8 448.8 447.7 449.0 17.2 4.0

Education and health services

338.6 358.6 364.0 364.8 26.2 7.7

Leisure and hospitality

273.2 283.5 281.4 286.3 13.1 4.8

Other services

100.0 102.4 102.9 103.0 3.0 3.0

Government

381.0 380.1 387.9 390.3 9.3 2.4
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Calif.            

Total nonfarm

5,673.0 5,674.5 5,726.8 5,765.2 92.2 1.6

Mining and logging

5.3 5.6 5.4 5.4 0.1 1.9

Construction

202.3 213.2 212.8 216.1 13.8 6.8

Manufacturing

523.6 509.2 509.7 510.8 -12.8 -2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,068.9 1,042.7 1,053.1 1,077.2 8.3 0.8

Information

230.9 233.7 236.4 235.2 4.3 1.9

Financial activities

322.4 320.8 321.1 322.0 -0.4 -0.1

Professional and business services

874.2 897.8 903.5 902.8 28.6 3.3

Education and health services

916.7 927.2 944.2 950.5 33.8 3.7

Leisure and hospitality

628.7 647.7 645.0 643.9 15.2 2.4

Other services

193.3 195.3 195.7 195.5 2.2 1.1

Government

706.7 681.3 699.9 705.8 -0.9 -0.1
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla.            

Total nonfarm

2,392.9 2,416.0 2,442.2 2,473.7 80.8 3.4

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

97.1 104.3 106.0 105.7 8.6 8.9

Manufacturing

79.1 79.9 80.4 80.9 1.8 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

563.6 566.9 571.6 585.6 22.0 3.9

Information

46.5 46.7 46.8 47.1 0.6 1.3

Financial activities

166.8 169.1 171.0 173.5 6.7 4.0

Professional and business services

376.5 384.6 388.7 395.3 18.8 5.0

Education and health services

350.8 354.1 358.5 359.0 8.2 2.3

Leisure and hospitality

289.7 287.5 290.5 298.4 8.7 3.0

Other services

113.3 115.9 117.1 117.6 4.3 3.8

Government

308.9 306.4 311.0 310.0 1.1 0.4
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa.            

Total nonfarm

8,842.6 8,844.0 8,910.2 8,950.5 107.9 1.2

Mining, logging, and construction

326.9 332.8 327.4 324.7 -2.2 -0.7

Manufacturing

358.6 355.1 355.4 353.3 -5.3 -1.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,659.7 1,640.1 1,651.2 1,682.3 22.6 1.4

Information

280.1 272.8 273.7 275.8 -4.3 -1.5

Financial activities

738.8 741.7 739.5 738.3 -0.5 -0.1

Professional and business services

1,402.1 1,432.5 1,436.2 1,436.5 34.4 2.5

Education and health services

1,662.9 1,661.8 1,690.2 1,704.3 41.4 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

779.8 819.8 808.2 797.7 17.9 2.3

Other services

384.1 383.9 387.5 389.1 5.0 1.3

Government

1,249.6 1,203.5 1,240.9 1,248.5 -1.1 -0.1
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md.            

Total nonfarm

2,795.7 2,761.4 2,782.7 2,790.9 -4.8 -0.2

Mining, logging, and construction

107.9 112.7 112.0 112.5 4.6 4.3

Manufacturing

180.4 179.3 179.0 179.0 -1.4 -0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

519.5 511.7 515.5 522.8 3.3 0.6

Information

47.5 45.9 45.8 46.2 -1.3 -2.7

Financial activities

202.7 204.5 204.4 204.7 2.0 1.0

Professional and business services

443.2 443.6 445.1 446.0 2.8 0.6

Education and health services

585.7 577.6 585.3 588.3 2.6 0.4

Leisure and hospitality

240.3 242.7 240.6 234.6 -5.7 -2.4

Other services

122.0 120.1 120.9 120.8 -1.2 -1.0

Government

346.5 323.3 334.1 336.0 -10.5 -3.0
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif.            

Total nonfarm

2,142.3 2,175.9 2,192.6 2,211.6 69.3 3.2

Mining and logging

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.0

Construction

96.9 104.5 104.2 104.6 7.7 7.9

Manufacturing

118.0 118.8 118.9 120.1 2.1 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

356.1 353.0 358.4 364.8 8.7 2.4

Information

73.8 76.6 77.0 77.3 3.5 4.7

Financial activities

125.8 125.9 125.2 124.3 -1.5 -1.2

Professional and business services

424.8 440.3 443.5 449.7 24.9 5.9

Education and health services

318.7 324.9 328.0 329.3 10.6 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

243.7 252.7 252.7 254.1 10.4 4.3

Other services

80.2 80.3 80.6 80.4 0.2 0.2

Government

303.1 297.7 302.9 305.8 2.7 0.9
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va.            

Total nonfarm

3,107.9 3,086.7 3,108.2 3,126.8 18.9 0.6

Mining, logging, and construction

147.4 150.7 151.4 151.8 4.4 3.0

Manufacturing

46.6 45.5 44.6 44.1 -2.5 -5.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

402.7 392.3 395.8 407.3 4.6 1.1

Information

75.1 73.0 72.2 72.3 -2.8 -3.7

Financial activities

152.3 156.2 156.3 156.0 3.7 2.4

Professional and business services

703.8 700.7 703.8 708.5 4.7 0.7

Education and health services

403.7 392.7 400.6 401.9 -1.8 -0.4

Leisure and hospitality

294.1 300.7 299.4 297.2 3.1 1.1

Other services

190.1 189.9 190.7 190.9 0.8 0.4

Government

692.1 685.0 693.4 696.8 4.7 0.7

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

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, January 07, 2015