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Miami Area Employment – June 2015

Total nonfarm employment for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 2,467,000 in June 2015, up 71,100, or 3.0 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Nationally, employment increased 2.1 percent from June 2014 to June 2015. Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that the local area has had over-the-year employment gains of 50,000 or more since October 2012. (See chart 1 and table 1; the Technical Note at the end of this 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 Miami metropolitan area and its divisions, June 2010–June 2015

The Miami area is made up of three metropolitan divisions—separately identifiable employment centers within the larger metropolitan area. All three divisions gained jobs over the year. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, the largest of the three divisions with 45 percent of the area’s employment, added 27,900 jobs from June a year ago. The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach division which accounted for 32 percent of Miami’s workforce, added 27,300 jobs. The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach division, with 23 percent of the workforce, added 15,900 jobs over the 12-month period.

Industry employment

In the Miami metropolitan area, the professional and business services supersector experienced the largest employment increase, up 16,500 or 4.3 percent from June a year ago. All three metropolitan divisions gained jobs in this supersector over the year. Nationwide, employment in this industry grew 3.5 percent over the 12-month period.  (See chart 2.)

Trade, transportation, and utilities had the second largest over-the-year increase in jobs locally in June 2015, growing by 13,700 or 2.4 percent. Job growth in this supersector was concentrated in the Miami metropolitan division. Nationwide, trade, transportation, and utilities employment increased 2.0 percent during the same period.

 Chart 2. Total nonfarm and selected industry supersector employment, over-the-year percent change, United States and the Miami metropolitan area, June 2015

Leisure and hospitality added 13,300 jobs in June 2015, an increase of 4.5 percent over the year, with the largest gains occurring in the Miami division. Nationally, employment in this industry grew 2.9 percent since June 2014.

One other supersector gained at least 10,000 jobs over the year in the metropolitan area. Education and health services added 12,100 jobs locally, an increase of 3.4 percent from June 2014. Nationwide, education and health services employment grew 2.7 percent from the previous year.

Twelve largest metropolitan areas

Miami was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in June 2015. All of these areas experienced over-the-year job growth during the period, with seven exceeding the national average of 2.1 percent. The fastest rate of job growth was registered in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, up 3.6 percent, followed by Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell (3.1 percent), and Miami and San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward (3.0 percent each). The slowest rates of job growth were in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (1.1 percent) and Chicago-Naperville-Elgin (1.3 percent). (See chart 3 and table 2.)

New York-Newark-Jersey City added the largest number of jobs, 168,900, since June 2014. Two other metropolitan areas, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim and Dallas, gained more than 100,000 jobs over the year. Philadelphia and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale added the fewest number of jobs.

Professional and business services led employment growth in 7 of the 12 metropolitan areas from a year ago—Atlanta, Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, San Francisco, and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria. Education and health services recorded the largest gains in four areas—Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Phoenix.

Over the year, manufacturing recorded the largest job losses in Chicago, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugarland, New York, and Phoenix. Boston was the only area that recorded no job losses in any supersector from June 2014 to June 2015.

 Chart 3. Total nonfarm employment, over-the-year percent change, United States and 12 largest metropolitan areas, June 2015

Metropolitan area employment data for July 2015 are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.


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 2012 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/.

Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect the delineations issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on February 28, 2013. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Fla., Metropolitan Statistical Area
includes the counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach in Florida.

  • The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Fla., Metropolitan Division includes Broward County in Florida.
  • The Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Fla., Metropolitan Division includes Miami-Dade County in Florida
  • The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray, Fla., Metropolitan Division includes Palm Beach County in Florida.

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.

Table 1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, Miami metropolitan area and its components, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands), June 2015
Area and Industry
 
June
2014
Apr
2015
May
2015
June
2015 (P)
Change from June
2014 to June 2015 (P)
Number Percent

United States

 

Total nonfarm

139,891 141,437 142,362 142,817 2,926 2.1

Mining and logging

900 852 839 844 -56 -6.2

Construction

6,310 6,254 6,439 6,572 262 4.2

Manufacturing

12,255 12,270 12,314 12,415 160 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

26,407 26,571 26,791 26,940 533 2.0

Information

2,738 2,787 2,791 2,798 60 2.2

Financial activities

8,020 8,057 8,093 8,181 161 2.0

Professional and business services

19,207 19,596 19,694 19,878 671 3.5

Education and health services

21,254 22,096 22,049 21,831 577 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

15,343 14,982 15,387 15,781 438 2.9

Other services

5,635 5,629 5,669 5,719 84 1.5

Government

21,822 22,343 22,296 21,858 36 0.2

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

 

Total nonfarm

2,395.9 2,499.8 2,502.0 2,467.0 71.1 3.0

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

102.1 105.7 106.2 107.1 5.0 4.9

Manufacturing

80.8 81.8 81.3 81.3 0.5 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

561.1 576.0 576.9 574.8 13.7 2.4

Information

48.3 48.3 48.6 48.4 0.1 0.2

Financial activities

168.4 174.5 175.6 174.0 5.6 3.3

Professional and business services

387.0 401.8 403.1 403.5 16.5 4.3

Education and health services

353.7 369.2 371.3 365.8 12.1 3.4

Leisure and hospitality

296.2 314.1 311.7 309.5 13.3 4.5

Other services

117.0 121.5 121.1 122.4 5.4 4.6

Government

280.7 306.3 305.6 279.6 -1.1 -0.4

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

1,071.9 1,116.2 1,116.6 1,099.8 27.9 2.6

Mining and logging

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

36.7 36.4 36.3 36.9 0.2 0.5

Manufacturing

37.8 38.2 38.1 37.7 -0.1 -0.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

279.6 287.5 287.8 287.5 7.9 2.8

Information

19.0 19.2 19.3 19.2 0.2 1.1

Financial activities

75.0 77.7 78.5 78.5 3.5 4.7

Professional and business services

150.8 155.5 155.9 154.9 4.1 2.7

Education and health services

164.9 173.5 173.8 170.2 5.3 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

129.4 137.1 136.3 136.0 6.6 5.1

Other services

49.3 50.9 50.7 51.1 1.8 3.7

Government

129.0 139.8 139.5 127.4 -1.6 -1.2

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

 

Total nonfarm

768.6 799.5 802.9 795.9 27.3 3.6

Construction

37.0 40.9 41.5 41.7 4.7 12.7

Manufacturing

26.7 27.2 26.9 27.2 0.5 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

174.7 177.9 178.8 178.3 3.6 2.1

Information

18.7 19.0 19.1 19.0 0.3 1.6

Financial activities

54.7 57.2 57.6 56.8 2.1 3.8

Professional and business services

134.9 138.6 139.3 140.6 5.7 4.2

Education and health services

100.4 104.0 104.9 104.6 4.2 4.2

Leisure and hospitality

89.0 93.5 93.2 92.5 3.5 3.9

Other services

37.6 38.6 38.4 39.4 1.8 4.8

Government

94.8 102.5 103.1 95.7 0.9 0.9

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

 

Total nonfarm

555.4 584.1 582.5 571.3 15.9 2.9

Construction

28.4 28.4 28.4 28.5 0.1 0.4

Manufacturing

16.3 16.4 16.3 16.4 0.1 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

106.8 110.6 110.3 109.0 2.2 2.1

Information

10.6 10.1 10.2 10.2 -0.4 -3.8

Financial activities

38.7 39.6 39.5 38.7 0.0 0.0

Professional and business services

101.3 107.7 107.9 108.0 6.7 6.6

Education and health services

88.4 91.7 92.6 91.0 2.6 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

77.8 83.5 82.2 81.0 3.2 4.1

Other services

30.1 32.0 32.0 31.9 1.8 6.0

Government

56.9 64.0 63.0 56.5 -0.4 -0.7
(P) Preliminary
 

Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry
 
June
2014
Apr
2015
May
2015
June
2015 (P)
Change from June
2014 to June 2015 (P)
Number Percent

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

 

Total nonfarm

2,502.0 2,567.2 2,582.8 2,579.3 77.3 3.1

Mining and logging

1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 -0.1 -7.1

Construction

101.4 104.5 105.7 105.9 4.5 4.4

Manufacturing

152.8 154.1 153.9 154.9 2.1 1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

551.3 568.0 569.2 569.0 17.7 3.2

Information

89.4 88.3 88.4 89.4 0.0 0.0

Financial activities

159.6 164.8 164.8 164.6 5.0 3.1

Professional and business services

462.9 473.1 481.0 483.2 20.3 4.4

Education and health services

303.3 316.7 316.5 311.7 8.4 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

265.2 271.5 279.9 278.6 13.4 5.1

Other services

95.4 94.8 94.4 95.5 0.1 0.1

Government

319.3 330.1 327.7 325.2 5.9 1.8

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

 

Total nonfarm

2,613.1 2,620.0 2,644.9 2,665.9 52.8 2.0

Mining, logging, and construction

98.4 94.0 99.3 103.6 5.2 5.3

Manufacturing

193.0 190.2 190.7 193.1 0.1 0.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

415.2 408.7 414.4 418.7 3.5 0.8

Information

76.0 76.1 76.4 77.9 1.9 2.5

Financial activities

174.4 174.1 174.6 177.4 3.0 1.7

Professional and business services

447.3 450.0 454.8 460.7 13.4 3.0

Education and health services

530.9 555.8 552.2 542.0 11.1 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

263.0 245.9 257.1 269.2 6.2 2.4

Other services

103.4 102.2 103.0 105.2 1.8 1.7

Government

311.5 323.0 322.4 318.1 6.6 2.1

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

 

Total nonfarm

4,557.5 4,529.5 4,584.0 4,618.7 61.2 1.3

Mining and logging

1.6 1.4 1.5 1.5 -0.1 -6.3

Construction

163.3 155.3 163.0 168.4 5.1 3.1

Manufacturing

412.4 405.9 405.7 409.0 -3.4 -0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

910.1 909.4 919.1 926.9 16.8 1.8

Information

81.4 80.0 80.6 81.1 -0.3 -0.4

Financial activities

291.6 284.5 285.5 289.1 -2.5 -0.9

Professional and business services

808.5 806.2 818.2 827.6 19.1 2.4

Education and health services

683.1 701.5 702.1 699.8 16.7 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

456.4 435.4 450.3 460.7 4.3 0.9

Other services

198.2 193.0 194.9 196.2 -2.0 -1.0

Government

550.9 556.9 563.1 558.4 7.5 1.4

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

 

Total nonfarm

3,283.3 3,369.1 3,377.1 3,401.1 117.8 3.6

Mining, logging, and construction

194.9 198.3 196.4 197.4 2.5 1.3

Manufacturing

263.3 261.0 260.5 262.0 -1.3 -0.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

679.7 700.7 703.0 706.6 26.9 4.0

Information

83.0 81.1 81.2 81.2 -1.8 -2.2

Financial activities

265.7 275.4 276.8 277.3 11.6 4.4

Professional and business services

536.1 557.2 557.3 567.7 31.6 5.9

Education and health services

398.1 415.9 416.5 419.3 21.2 5.3

Leisure and hospitality

343.6 349.7 354.2 362.8 19.2 5.6

Other services

118.5 117.8 117.0 118.2 -0.3 -0.3

Government

400.4 412.0 414.2 408.6 8.2 2.0

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

 

Total nonfarm

2,931.3 2,971.6 2,982.7 2,987.0 55.7 1.9

Mining and logging

109.2 110.5 108.1 108.9 -0.3 -0.3

Construction

202.8 206.4 204.4 205.2 2.4 1.2

Manufacturing

255.3 252.1 249.0 247.0 -8.3 -3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

594.9 602.8 608.3 607.5 12.6 2.1

Information

33.3 34.3 33.8 33.9 0.6 1.8

Financial activities

148.1 146.6 146.0 146.7 -1.4 -0.9

Professional and business services

466.8 464.3 471.2 477.7 10.9 2.3

Education and health services

347.4 362.4 363.2 361.7 14.3 4.1

Leisure and hospitality

294.1 301.2 307.6 312.9 18.8 6.4

Other services

105.5 103.9 104.5 106.1 0.6 0.6

Government

373.9 387.1 386.6 379.4 5.5 1.5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

 

Total nonfarm

5,709.0 5,850.9 5,860.4 5,861.0 152.0 2.7

Mining and logging

5.4 5.1 5.2 5.3 -0.1 -1.9

Construction

201.7 213.7 214.9 216.0 14.3 7.1

Manufacturing

524.6 525.8 526.2 526.9 2.3 0.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,049.9 1,067.8 1,069.9 1,074.8 24.9 2.4

Information

213.2 225.5 216.5 215.4 2.2 1.0

Financial activities

324.2 327.3 326.4 327.6 3.4 1.0

Professional and business services

880.2 899.1 900.9 903.2 23.0 2.6

Education and health services

923.3 971.4 976.1 966.3 43.0 4.7

Leisure and hospitality

666.5 676.5 684.8 688.2 21.7 3.3

Other services

200.7 204.4 207.1 208.7 8.0 4.0

Government

719.3 734.3 732.4 728.6 9.3 1.3

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

 

Total nonfarm

2,395.9 2,499.8 2,502.0 2,467.0 71.1 3.0

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

102.1 105.7 106.2 107.1 5.0 4.9

Manufacturing

80.8 81.8 81.3 81.3 0.5 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

561.1 576.0 576.9 574.8 13.7 2.4

Information

48.3 48.3 48.6 48.4 0.1 0.2

Financial activities

168.4 174.5 175.6 174.0 5.6 3.3

Professional and business services

387.0 401.8 403.1 403.5 16.5 4.3

Education and health services

353.7 369.2 371.3 365.8 12.1 3.4

Leisure and hospitality

296.2 314.1 311.7 309.5 13.3 4.5

Other services

117.0 121.5 121.1 122.4 5.4 4.6

Government

280.7 306.3 305.6 279.6 -1.1 -0.4

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

 

Total nonfarm

9,226.9 9,226.4 9,318.3 9,395.8 168.9 1.8

Mining, logging, and construction

356.1 348.1 362.2 373.5 17.4 4.9

Manufacturing

373.2 366.2 367.8 370.3 -2.9 -0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,702.4 1,689.0 1,706.3 1,717.1 14.7 0.9

Information

286.4 284.0 283.5 285.8 -0.6 -0.2

Financial activities

763.3 752.1 754.1 765.8 2.5 0.3

Professional and business services

1,447.2 1,443.7 1,454.6 1,469.1 21.9 1.5

Education and health services

1,705.3 1,784.7 1,791.1 1,770.9 65.6 3.8

Leisure and hospitality

886.0 837.5 873.0 916.1 30.1 3.4

Other services

408.6 409.8 418.0 423.5 14.9 3.6

Government

1,298.4 1,311.3 1,307.7 1,303.7 5.3 0.4

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

 

Total nonfarm

2,803.9 2,814.0 2,831.1 2,836.1 32.2 1.1

Mining, logging, and construction

108.6 110.2 115.0 116.3 7.7 7.1

Manufacturing

180.2 178.3 177.9 178.9 -1.3 -0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

516.0 516.8 520.4 523.7 7.7 1.5

Information

46.6 45.5 45.7 45.8 -0.8 -1.7

Financial activities

205.3 205.5 206.3 206.3 1.0 0.5

Professional and business services

451.8 442.2 445.0 447.5 -4.3 -1.0

Education and health services

577.8 603.3 597.4 590.1 12.3 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

258.6 248.9 260.9 269.3 10.7 4.1

Other services

120.5 121.8 122.5 121.9 1.4 1.2

Government

338.5 341.5 340.0 336.3 -2.2 -0.6

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

 

Total nonfarm

1,816.0 1,904.3 1,895.0 1,866.8 50.8 2.8

Mining and logging

3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

96.1 99.6 101.3 102.0 5.9 6.1

Manufacturing

118.6 116.4 116.9 117.3 -1.3 -1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

360.9 368.0 367.7 367.8 6.9 1.9

Information

35.4 35.7 35.4 35.9 0.5 1.4

Financial activities

161.6 165.6 166.6 166.0 4.4 2.7

Professional and business services

306.9 316.0 315.7 318.7 11.8 3.8

Education and health services

263.5 277.7 277.6 276.2 12.7 4.8

Leisure and hospitality

196.2 209.0 206.9 200.7 4.5 2.3

Other services

64.1 68.6 68.2 67.8 3.7 5.8

Government

209.3 244.3 235.3 211.0 1.7 0.8

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

 

Total nonfarm

2,188.6 2,238.7 2,247.3 2,253.3 64.7 3.0

Mining and logging

0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 -0.1 -11.1

Construction

101.5 105.0 103.8 105.3 3.8 3.7

Manufacturing

121.0 123.8 124.4 124.6 3.6 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

352.7 353.5 356.6 359.7 7.0 2.0

Information

78.1 81.2 81.0 81.5 3.4 4.4

Financial activities

128.1 126.3 127.4 127.5 -0.6 -0.5

Professional and business services

440.5 464.8 467.1 470.0 29.5 6.7

Education and health services

323.6 331.2 329.8 326.2 2.6 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

254.3 255.1 259.2 262.4 8.1 3.2

Other services

83.5 86.6 86.1 85.9 2.4 2.9

Government

304.4 310.4 311.1 309.4 5.0 1.6

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

 

Total nonfarm

3,135.9 3,163.0 3,183.2 3,204.4 68.5 2.2

Mining, logging, and construction

152.1 150.5 153.7 153.3 1.2 0.8

Manufacturing

50.6 48.9 48.9 49.3 -1.3 -2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

398.0 402.4 404.1 407.5 9.5 2.4

Information

77.8 75.6 76.7 78.0 0.2 0.3

Financial activities

153.2 149.9 149.2 150.9 -2.3 -1.5

Professional and business services

709.9 718.6 724.8 734.8 24.9 3.5

Education and health services

394.5 421.2 419.2 413.3 18.8 4.8

Leisure and hospitality

313.8 303.2 310.9 320.4 6.6 2.1

Other services

196.2 194.5 196.1 197.7 1.5 0.8

Government

689.8 698.2 699.6 699.2 9.4 1.4
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Miami Area Employment – June 2015

Total nonfarm employment for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 2,467,000 in June 2015, up 71,100, or 3.0 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Nationally, employment increased 2.1 percent from June 2014 to June 2015. Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that the local area has had over-the-year employment gains of 50,000 or more since October 2012. (See chart 1 and table 1; the Technical Note at the end of this 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 Miami metropolitan area and its divisions, June 2010–June 2015

The Miami area is made up of three metropolitan divisions—separately identifiable employment centers within the larger metropolitan area. All three divisions gained jobs over the year. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, the largest of the three divisions with 45 percent of the area’s employment, added 27,900 jobs from June a year ago. The Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach division which accounted for 32 percent of Miami’s workforce, added 27,300 jobs. The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach division, with 23 percent of the workforce, added 15,900 jobs over the 12-month period.

Industry employment

In the Miami metropolitan area, the professional and business services supersector experienced the largest employment increase, up 16,500 or 4.3 percent from June a year ago. All three metropolitan divisions gained jobs in this supersector over the year. Nationwide, employment in this industry grew 3.5 percent over the 12-month period.  (See chart 2.)

Trade, transportation, and utilities had the second largest over-the-year increase in jobs locally in June 2015, growing by 13,700 or 2.4 percent. Job growth in this supersector was concentrated in the Miami metropolitan division. Nationwide, trade, transportation, and utilities employment increased 2.0 percent during the same period.

 Chart 2. Total nonfarm and selected industry supersector employment, over-the-year percent change, United States and the Miami metropolitan area, June 2015

Leisure and hospitality added 13,300 jobs in June 2015, an increase of 4.5 percent over the year, with the largest gains occurring in the Miami division. Nationally, employment in this industry grew 2.9 percent since June 2014.

One other supersector gained at least 10,000 jobs over the year in the metropolitan area. Education and health services added 12,100 jobs locally, an increase of 3.4 percent from June 2014. Nationwide, education and health services employment grew 2.7 percent from the previous year.

Twelve largest metropolitan areas

Miami was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in June 2015. All of these areas experienced over-the-year job growth during the period, with seven exceeding the national average of 2.1 percent. The fastest rate of job growth was registered in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, up 3.6 percent, followed by Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell (3.1 percent), and Miami and San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward (3.0 percent each). The slowest rates of job growth were in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (1.1 percent) and Chicago-Naperville-Elgin (1.3 percent). (See chart 3 and table 2.)

New York-Newark-Jersey City added the largest number of jobs, 168,900, since June 2014. Two other metropolitan areas, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim and Dallas, gained more than 100,000 jobs over the year. Philadelphia and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale added the fewest number of jobs.

Professional and business services led employment growth in 7 of the 12 metropolitan areas from a year ago—Atlanta, Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, San Francisco, and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria. Education and health services recorded the largest gains in four areas—Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Phoenix.

Over the year, manufacturing recorded the largest job losses in Chicago, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugarland, New York, and Phoenix. Boston was the only area that recorded no job losses in any supersector from June 2014 to June 2015.

 Chart 3. Total nonfarm employment, over-the-year percent change, United States and 12 largest metropolitan areas, June 2015

Metropolitan area employment data for July 2015 are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.


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 2012 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/.

Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect the delineations issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on February 28, 2013. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Fla., Metropolitan Statistical Area
includes the counties of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach in Florida.

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.

Table 1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, Miami metropolitan area and its components, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands), June 2015
Area and Industry
 
June
2014
Apr
2015
May
2015
June
2015 (P)
Change from June
2014 to June 2015 (P)
Number Percent

United States

 

Total nonfarm

139,891 141,437 142,362 142,817 2,926 2.1

Mining and logging

900 852 839 844 -56 -6.2

Construction

6,310 6,254 6,439 6,572 262 4.2

Manufacturing

12,255 12,270 12,314 12,415 160 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

26,407 26,571 26,791 26,940 533 2.0

Information

2,738 2,787 2,791 2,798 60 2.2

Financial activities

8,020 8,057 8,093 8,181 161 2.0

Professional and business services

19,207 19,596 19,694 19,878 671 3.5

Education and health services

21,254 22,096 22,049 21,831 577 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

15,343 14,982 15,387 15,781 438 2.9

Other services

5,635 5,629 5,669 5,719 84 1.5

Government

21,822 22,343 22,296 21,858 36 0.2

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

 

Total nonfarm

2,395.9 2,499.8 2,502.0 2,467.0 71.1 3.0

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

102.1 105.7 106.2 107.1 5.0 4.9

Manufacturing

80.8 81.8 81.3 81.3 0.5 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

561.1 576.0 576.9 574.8 13.7 2.4

Information

48.3 48.3 48.6 48.4 0.1 0.2

Financial activities

168.4 174.5 175.6 174.0 5.6 3.3

Professional and business services

387.0 401.8 403.1 403.5 16.5 4.3

Education and health services

353.7 369.2 371.3 365.8 12.1 3.4

Leisure and hospitality

296.2 314.1 311.7 309.5 13.3 4.5

Other services

117.0 121.5 121.1 122.4 5.4 4.6

Government

280.7 306.3 305.6 279.6 -1.1 -0.4

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division

 

Total nonfarm

1,071.9 1,116.2 1,116.6 1,099.8 27.9 2.6

Mining and logging

0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

36.7 36.4 36.3 36.9 0.2 0.5

Manufacturing

37.8 38.2 38.1 37.7 -0.1 -0.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

279.6 287.5 287.8 287.5 7.9 2.8

Information

19.0 19.2 19.3 19.2 0.2 1.1

Financial activities

75.0 77.7 78.5 78.5 3.5 4.7

Professional and business services

150.8 155.5 155.9 154.9 4.1 2.7

Education and health services

164.9 173.5 173.8 170.2 5.3 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

129.4 137.1 136.3 136.0 6.6 5.1

Other services

49.3 50.9 50.7 51.1 1.8 3.7

Government

129.0 139.8 139.5 127.4 -1.6 -1.2

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

 

Total nonfarm

768.6 799.5 802.9 795.9 27.3 3.6

Construction

37.0 40.9 41.5 41.7 4.7 12.7

Manufacturing

26.7 27.2 26.9 27.2 0.5 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

174.7 177.9 178.8 178.3 3.6 2.1

Information

18.7 19.0 19.1 19.0 0.3 1.6

Financial activities

54.7 57.2 57.6 56.8 2.1 3.8

Professional and business services

134.9 138.6 139.3 140.6 5.7 4.2

Education and health services

100.4 104.0 104.9 104.6 4.2 4.2

Leisure and hospitality

89.0 93.5 93.2 92.5 3.5 3.9

Other services

37.6 38.6 38.4 39.4 1.8 4.8

Government

94.8 102.5 103.1 95.7 0.9 0.9

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

 

Total nonfarm

555.4 584.1 582.5 571.3 15.9 2.9

Construction

28.4 28.4 28.4 28.5 0.1 0.4

Manufacturing

16.3 16.4 16.3 16.4 0.1 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

106.8 110.6 110.3 109.0 2.2 2.1

Information

10.6 10.1 10.2 10.2 -0.4 -3.8

Financial activities

38.7 39.6 39.5 38.7 0.0 0.0

Professional and business services

101.3 107.7 107.9 108.0 6.7 6.6

Education and health services

88.4 91.7 92.6 91.0 2.6 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

77.8 83.5 82.2 81.0 3.2 4.1

Other services

30.1 32.0 32.0 31.9 1.8 6.0

Government

56.9 64.0 63.0 56.5 -0.4 -0.7
(P) Preliminary
 

Table 2. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, 12 largest metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry
 
June
2014
Apr
2015
May
2015
June
2015 (P)
Change from June
2014 to June 2015 (P)
Number Percent

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

 

Total nonfarm

2,502.0 2,567.2 2,582.8 2,579.3 77.3 3.1

Mining and logging

1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 -0.1 -7.1

Construction

101.4 104.5 105.7 105.9 4.5 4.4

Manufacturing

152.8 154.1 153.9 154.9 2.1 1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

551.3 568.0 569.2 569.0 17.7 3.2

Information

89.4 88.3 88.4 89.4 0.0 0.0

Financial activities

159.6 164.8 164.8 164.6 5.0 3.1

Professional and business services

462.9 473.1 481.0 483.2 20.3 4.4

Education and health services

303.3 316.7 316.5 311.7 8.4 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

265.2 271.5 279.9 278.6 13.4 5.1

Other services

95.4 94.8 94.4 95.5 0.1 0.1

Government

319.3 330.1 327.7 325.2 5.9 1.8

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

 

Total nonfarm

2,613.1 2,620.0 2,644.9 2,665.9 52.8 2.0

Mining, logging, and construction

98.4 94.0 99.3 103.6 5.2 5.3

Manufacturing

193.0 190.2 190.7 193.1 0.1 0.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

415.2 408.7 414.4 418.7 3.5 0.8

Information

76.0 76.1 76.4 77.9 1.9 2.5

Financial activities

174.4 174.1 174.6 177.4 3.0 1.7

Professional and business services

447.3 450.0 454.8 460.7 13.4 3.0

Education and health services

530.9 555.8 552.2 542.0 11.1 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

263.0 245.9 257.1 269.2 6.2 2.4

Other services

103.4 102.2 103.0 105.2 1.8 1.7

Government

311.5 323.0 322.4 318.1 6.6 2.1

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

 

Total nonfarm

4,557.5 4,529.5 4,584.0 4,618.7 61.2 1.3

Mining and logging

1.6 1.4 1.5 1.5 -0.1 -6.3

Construction

163.3 155.3 163.0 168.4 5.1 3.1

Manufacturing

412.4 405.9 405.7 409.0 -3.4 -0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

910.1 909.4 919.1 926.9 16.8 1.8

Information

81.4 80.0 80.6 81.1 -0.3 -0.4

Financial activities

291.6 284.5 285.5 289.1 -2.5 -0.9

Professional and business services

808.5 806.2 818.2 827.6 19.1 2.4

Education and health services

683.1 701.5 702.1 699.8 16.7 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

456.4 435.4 450.3 460.7 4.3 0.9

Other services

198.2 193.0 194.9 196.2 -2.0 -1.0

Government

550.9 556.9 563.1 558.4 7.5 1.4

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

 

Total nonfarm

3,283.3 3,369.1 3,377.1 3,401.1 117.8 3.6

Mining, logging, and construction

194.9 198.3 196.4 197.4 2.5 1.3

Manufacturing

263.3 261.0 260.5 262.0 -1.3 -0.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

679.7 700.7 703.0 706.6 26.9 4.0

Information

83.0 81.1 81.2 81.2 -1.8 -2.2

Financial activities

265.7 275.4 276.8 277.3 11.6 4.4

Professional and business services

536.1 557.2 557.3 567.7 31.6 5.9

Education and health services

398.1 415.9 416.5 419.3 21.2 5.3

Leisure and hospitality

343.6 349.7 354.2 362.8 19.2 5.6

Other services

118.5 117.8 117.0 118.2 -0.3 -0.3

Government

400.4 412.0 414.2 408.6 8.2 2.0

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

 

Total nonfarm

2,931.3 2,971.6 2,982.7 2,987.0 55.7 1.9

Mining and logging

109.2 110.5 108.1 108.9 -0.3 -0.3

Construction

202.8 206.4 204.4 205.2 2.4 1.2

Manufacturing

255.3 252.1 249.0 247.0 -8.3 -3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

594.9 602.8 608.3 607.5 12.6 2.1

Information

33.3 34.3 33.8 33.9 0.6 1.8

Financial activities

148.1 146.6 146.0 146.7 -1.4 -0.9

Professional and business services

466.8 464.3 471.2 477.7 10.9 2.3

Education and health services

347.4 362.4 363.2 361.7 14.3 4.1

Leisure and hospitality

294.1 301.2 307.6 312.9 18.8 6.4

Other services

105.5 103.9 104.5 106.1 0.6 0.6

Government

373.9 387.1 386.6 379.4 5.5 1.5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

 

Total nonfarm

5,709.0 5,850.9 5,860.4 5,861.0 152.0 2.7

Mining and logging

5.4 5.1 5.2 5.3 -0.1 -1.9

Construction

201.7 213.7 214.9 216.0 14.3 7.1

Manufacturing

524.6 525.8 526.2 526.9 2.3 0.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,049.9 1,067.8 1,069.9 1,074.8 24.9 2.4

Information

213.2 225.5 216.5 215.4 2.2 1.0

Financial activities

324.2 327.3 326.4 327.6 3.4 1.0

Professional and business services

880.2 899.1 900.9 903.2 23.0 2.6

Education and health services

923.3 971.4 976.1 966.3 43.0 4.7

Leisure and hospitality

666.5 676.5 684.8 688.2 21.7 3.3

Other services

200.7 204.4 207.1 208.7 8.0 4.0

Government

719.3 734.3 732.4 728.6 9.3 1.3

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

 

Total nonfarm

2,395.9 2,499.8 2,502.0 2,467.0 71.1 3.0

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

102.1 105.7 106.2 107.1 5.0 4.9

Manufacturing

80.8 81.8 81.3 81.3 0.5 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

561.1 576.0 576.9 574.8 13.7 2.4

Information

48.3 48.3 48.6 48.4 0.1 0.2

Financial activities

168.4 174.5 175.6 174.0 5.6 3.3

Professional and business services

387.0 401.8 403.1 403.5 16.5 4.3

Education and health services

353.7 369.2 371.3 365.8 12.1 3.4

Leisure and hospitality

296.2 314.1 311.7 309.5 13.3 4.5

Other services

117.0 121.5 121.1 122.4 5.4 4.6

Government

280.7 306.3 305.6 279.6 -1.1 -0.4

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

 

Total nonfarm

9,226.9 9,226.4 9,318.3 9,395.8 168.9 1.8

Mining, logging, and construction

356.1 348.1 362.2 373.5 17.4 4.9

Manufacturing

373.2 366.2 367.8 370.3 -2.9 -0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,702.4 1,689.0 1,706.3 1,717.1 14.7 0.9

Information

286.4 284.0 283.5 285.8 -0.6 -0.2

Financial activities

763.3 752.1 754.1 765.8 2.5 0.3

Professional and business services

1,447.2 1,443.7 1,454.6 1,469.1 21.9 1.5

Education and health services

1,705.3 1,784.7 1,791.1 1,770.9 65.6 3.8

Leisure and hospitality

886.0 837.5 873.0 916.1 30.1 3.4

Other services

408.6 409.8 418.0 423.5 14.9 3.6

Government

1,298.4 1,311.3 1,307.7 1,303.7 5.3 0.4

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

 

Total nonfarm

2,803.9 2,814.0 2,831.1 2,836.1 32.2 1.1

Mining, logging, and construction

108.6 110.2 115.0 116.3 7.7 7.1

Manufacturing

180.2 178.3 177.9 178.9 -1.3 -0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

516.0 516.8 520.4 523.7 7.7 1.5

Information

46.6 45.5 45.7 45.8 -0.8 -1.7

Financial activities

205.3 205.5 206.3 206.3 1.0 0.5

Professional and business services

451.8 442.2 445.0 447.5 -4.3 -1.0

Education and health services

577.8 603.3 597.4 590.1 12.3 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

258.6 248.9 260.9 269.3 10.7 4.1

Other services

120.5 121.8 122.5 121.9 1.4 1.2

Government

338.5 341.5 340.0 336.3 -2.2 -0.6

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

 

Total nonfarm

1,816.0 1,904.3 1,895.0 1,866.8 50.8 2.8

Mining and logging

3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

96.1 99.6 101.3 102.0 5.9 6.1

Manufacturing

118.6 116.4 116.9 117.3 -1.3 -1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

360.9 368.0 367.7 367.8 6.9 1.9

Information

35.4 35.7 35.4 35.9 0.5 1.4

Financial activities

161.6 165.6 166.6 166.0 4.4 2.7

Professional and business services

306.9 316.0 315.7 318.7 11.8 3.8

Education and health services

263.5 277.7 277.6 276.2 12.7 4.8

Leisure and hospitality

196.2 209.0 206.9 200.7 4.5 2.3

Other services

64.1 68.6 68.2 67.8 3.7 5.8

Government

209.3 244.3 235.3 211.0 1.7 0.8

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

 

Total nonfarm

2,188.6 2,238.7 2,247.3 2,253.3 64.7 3.0

Mining and logging

0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 -0.1 -11.1

Construction

101.5 105.0 103.8 105.3 3.8 3.7

Manufacturing

121.0 123.8 124.4 124.6 3.6 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

352.7 353.5 356.6 359.7 7.0 2.0

Information

78.1 81.2 81.0 81.5 3.4 4.4

Financial activities

128.1 126.3 127.4 127.5 -0.6 -0.5

Professional and business services

440.5 464.8 467.1 470.0 29.5 6.7

Education and health services

323.6 331.2 329.8 326.2 2.6 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

254.3 255.1 259.2 262.4 8.1 3.2

Other services

83.5 86.6 86.1 85.9 2.4 2.9

Government

304.4 310.4 311.1 309.4 5.0 1.6

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

 

Total nonfarm

3,135.9 3,163.0 3,183.2 3,204.4 68.5 2.2

Mining, logging, and construction

152.1 150.5 153.7 153.3 1.2 0.8

Manufacturing

50.6 48.9 48.9 49.3 -1.3 -2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

398.0 402.4 404.1 407.5 9.5 2.4

Information

77.8 75.6 76.7 78.0 0.2 0.3

Financial activities

153.2 149.9 149.2 150.9 -2.3 -1.5

Professional and business services

709.9 718.6 724.8 734.8 24.9 3.5

Education and health services

394.5 421.2 419.2 413.3 18.8 4.8

Leisure and hospitality

313.8 303.2 310.9 320.4 6.6 2.1

Other services

196.2 194.5 196.1 197.7 1.5 0.8

Government

689.8 698.2 699.6 699.2 9.4 1.4
(P) Preliminary
 

Last Modified Date: Friday, July 31, 2015