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Dallas-Fort Worth Area Employment — January 2014


Total nonfarm employment in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 3,101,300 in January 2014, up 95,900 over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. From January 2013 to January 2014, local nonfarm employment rose 3.2 percent, well above the national increase of 1.8 percent. Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that among the 12 largest metropolitan areas in the country, Dallas ranked second in the rate of job growth and third in the number of jobs added. (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 Dallas metropolitan area and its divisions, January 2009—January 2014


The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of two metropolitan divisions – separately identifiable employment centers within the larger metropolitan area. The Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan Division, which accounted for 70 percent of the area's workforce, added 70,500 jobs from January a year ago, a gain of 3.3 percent. The Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Division, which accounted for the remaining 30 percent of the area workforce, added 25,400 jobs during the 12-month period, a 2.8-percent increase.

Industry employment

Trade, transportation, and utilities registered the largest annual job gain among the Dallas-Fort Worth- Arlington supersectors, up 24,800 from January 2013. The metropolitan area’s largest supersector added jobs at twice the national rate, up 4.0 percent over the year compared to a 2.0-percent gain nationally. Locally, industry employment growth was bolstered by expansion in each of the three subsectors, led by the addition of 9,000 retail trade jobs. Wholesalers added 8,100 jobs and transportation and utilities added 7,700 jobs during the period. (See table 1 and chart 2.)

The Dallas area’s leisure and hospitality supersector gained 21,500 jobs from January 2013 to January 2014, an increase of 7.3 percent. Local expansion in this industry was strong in both metropolitan divisions as Fort Worth-Arlington added jobs at a 9.2-percent pace and Dallas-Plano-Irving experienced an increase of 6.4 percent. Nationwide, industry employment rose 3.4 percent during the same period.

The professional and business services supersector recorded a local increase of 17,700 jobs, a 3.8-percent gain since January 2013. Growth within this sector was particularly strong in the employment services industry which added 10,700 jobs, an 11.2-percent rise.

Chart 2.  Total nonfarm and selected industry supersector employment, over-the-year percent change,
United States and the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area, January 2014


The local education and health services supersector added 9,300 jobs from January 2013, an increase of 2.5 percent which compared to a national gain of 1.6 percent. The mining, logging, and construction sector added 8,300 jobs locally, a 5.0-percent gain. Most of the expansion in these two industry groups occurred in the Dallas-Plano-Irving division which added 9,000 education and health services jobs and 7,200 mining, logging, and construction jobs.

Two local sectors recorded employment gains of at least 6,500 from January 2013: other services (6,600); and government (6,500). The government sector’s 1.7-percent rate of job growth was among the slowest of the expanding local sectors, but it compared to a national decrease of 0.1 percent. All of the public sector employment expansion in the greater metropolitan area occurred within the state government and local government jurisdictions as federal government employment declined.

Other area industries recording employment advances of at least 1,000 from January a year ago were information (1,600) and financial activities (1,000).

The Dallas area manufacturing sector was the lone job loser (-1,400) from January 2013, as a result of opposing movements in the two metropolitan divisions. Over the year, Fort Worth-Arlington registered a gain of 2,600 manufacturing jobs, an increase of 2.9 percent. However, the Dallas-Plano-Irving division recorded a loss of 4,000, a 2.4-percent decline. Nationwide, manufacturing employment rose 0.6 percent during the same period.

Employment in the 12 largest metropolitan areas

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington was 1 of the nation’s 12 largest metropolitan statistical areas in January 2014. All of these areas experienced over-the-year job growth during the period, with six exceeding the national average of 1.8 percent. The fastest rate of job growth was registered in Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, up 3.4 percent, closely followed by Dallas, up 3.2 percent. The slowest rate of expansion occurred in Detroit-Warren-Livonia, up 0.1 percent. (See chart 3 and table 2.)

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


The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area added the largest number of jobs, 135,600, since January 2013. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Dallas, and Houston all registered job gains numbering between 90,000 and 130,000. Employment in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, and Chicago-Joliet-Naperville expanded by more than 50,000. Only Detroit had an employment increase of less than 15,000 over the year.

Professional and business services led employment growth in 4 of the 12 metropolitan areas: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. (See table 2.) Trade, transportation, and utilities recorded the largest gains in four areas: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Dallas, Houston, and Miami. Education and health services added the most jobs in New York and Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington.

Over the year, government recorded the largest loss of jobs in three areas–Atlanta, New York, and Philadelphia. In Boston, Houston, and San Francisco, no supersector lost more than 1,000 jobs, while Miami was the only metropolitan area that had no annual job losses for any supersector.

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Changes to Current Employment Statistics Data
With the release of payroll employment estimates for January 2014, nonfarm payroll data for states, metropolitan areas, and metropolitan divisions were revised to reflect the incorporation of the 2013 benchmarks. Not seasonally adjusted data were revised back to April 2012. For more information on benchmark procedures, see www.bls.gov/sae/benchmark2014.pdf.


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.

Employment definition. Employment data refer to persons on establishment payrolls who receive pay for any part of the pay period that 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 the 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 that 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 surveys, administrative data, and modeling 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 also are 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 specific 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 are available for state CES data at the total nonfarm and supersector level and for metropolitan area CES data. Information on recent benchmark revisions for states is available on the BLS Web site at www.bls.gov/sae/.

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 November 20, 2008. A detailed list of geographic definitions is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.


Table 1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, U.S. and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area and its components, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands)
Area and Industry
Jan.
2013
Nov.
2013
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014(p)
Change from Jan.
2013 to Jan. 2014
Number Percent

U.S.

Total nonfarm

133,074 138,536 138,269 135,433 2,359 1.8

Mining and logging

838 881 879 873 35 4.2

Construction

5,353 5,996 5,774 5,533 180 3.4

Manufacturing

11,880 12,051 12,050 11,948 68 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

25,505 26,600 26,884 26,013 508 2.0

Information

2,635 2,699 2,682 2,629 -6 -0.2

Financial activities

7,783 7,897 7,911 7,846 63 0.8

Professional and business services

17,845 18,975 18,906 18,552 707 4.0

Education and health services

20,791 21,488 21,419 21,127 336 1.6

Leisure and hospitality

13,324 14,148 14,095 13,782 458 3.4

Other services

5,388 5,461 5,461 5,418 30 0.6

Government

21,732 22,340 22,208 21,712 -20 -0.1

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Total nonfarm

3,005.4 3,149.1 3,142.5 3,101.3 95.9 3.2

Mining, logging, and construction

166.9 178.2 176.3 175.2 8.3 5.0

Manufacturing

256.5 257.8 257.4 255.1 -1.4 -0.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

623.7 659.3 665.3 648.5 24.8 4.0

Information

78.0 79.8 80.3 79.6 1.6 2.1

Financial activities

247.6 251.0 251.5 248.6 1.0 0.4

Professional and business services

468.0 496.4 493.0 485.7 17.7 3.8

Education and health services

374.7 389.2 387.5 384.0 9.3 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

295.6 322.6 316.8 317.1 21.5 7.3

Other services

107.8 112.8 112.9 114.4 6.6 6.1

Government

386.6 402.0 401.5 393.1 6.5 1.7

Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas, Metropolitan Division (MD)

Total nonfarm

2,110.4 2,211.0 2,205.2 2,180.9 70.5 3.3

Mining, logging, and construction

107.2 115.5 114.1 114.4 7.2 6.7

Manufacturing

165.8 163.6 163.5 161.8 -4.0 -2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

415.7 442.6 446.0 434.8 19.1 4.6

Information

64.6 66.6 67.0 66.5 1.9 2.9

Financial activities

193.0 197.3 197.4 195.7 2.7 1.4

Professional and business services

368.7 388.7 384.7 380.3 11.6 3.1

Education and health services

259.2 269.0 269.6 268.2 9.0 3.5

Leisure and hospitality

201.5 217.8 213.6 214.3 12.8 6.4

Other services

73.0 76.5 76.6 78.2 5.2 7.1

Government

261.7 273.4 272.7 266.7 5.0 1.9

Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, Metropolitan Division (MD)

Total nonfarm

895.0 938.1 937.3 920.4 25.4 2.8

Mining, logging, and construction

59.7 62.7 62.2 60.8 1.1 1.8

Manufacturing

90.7 94.2 93.9 93.3 2.6 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

208.0 216.7 219.3 213.7 5.7 2.7

Information

13.4 13.2 13.3 13.1 -0.3 -2.2

Financial activities

54.6 53.7 54.1 52.9 -1.7 -3.1

Professional and business services

99.3 107.7 108.3 105.4 6.1 6.1

Education and health services

115.5 120.2 117.9 115.8 0.3 0.3

Leisure and hospitality

94.1 104.8 103.2 102.8 8.7 9.2

Other services

34.8 36.3 36.3 36.2 1.4 4.0

Government

124.9 128.6 128.8 126.4 1.5 1.2

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

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

Total nonfarm

2,351.0 2,446.8 2,449.3 2,409.6 58.6 2.5

Mining and logging

1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.1 9.1

Construction

85.6 96.3 95.3 92.4 6.8 7.9

Manufacturing

148.9 150.8 151.0 149.0 0.1 0.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

527.6 549.6 555.4 542.9 15.3 2.9

Information

83.1 85.2 85.0 85.0 1.9 2.3

Financial activities

153.1 158.2 159.0 157.2 4.1 2.7

Professional and business services

419.7 442.2 441.9 432.1 12.4 3.0

Education and health services

289.4 299.8 299.3 295.4 6.0 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

231.0 249.8 249.5 244.5 13.5 5.8

Other services

92.1 93.8 92.6 92.1 0.0 0.0

Government

319.4 319.9 319.1 317.8 -1.6 -0.5

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH

Total nonfarm

2,493.6 2,590.8 2,588.7 2,531.1 37.5 1.5

Mining and logging

0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

80.5 91.6 86.8 81.5 1.0 1.2

Manufacturing

192.6 194.2 194.5 192.9 0.3 0.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

406.1 419.9 429.8 412.2 6.1 1.5

Information

73.8 74.9 75.9 76.7 2.9 3.9

Financial activities

170.9 172.0 172.2 170.6 -0.3 -0.2

Professional and business services

417.2 441.2 438.9 429.6 12.4 3.0

Education and health services

530.0 549.0 546.5 538.5 8.5 1.6

Leisure and hospitality

226.4 241.0 237.5 228.9 2.5 1.1

Other services

94.9 98.7 99.1 97.9 3.0 3.2

Government

300.8 307.8 307.0 301.9 1.1 0.4

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI

Total nonfarm

4,313.7 4,509.4 4,497.7 4,368.9 55.2 1.3

Mining and logging

1.2 1.4 1.3 1.2 0.0 0.0

Construction

129.8 156.4 143.1 126.9 -2.9 -2.2

Manufacturing

408.7 408.1 409.5 406.3 -2.4 -0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

884.0 926.3 938.3 896.2 12.2 1.4

Information

80.0 80.4 81.2 79.7 -0.3 -0.4

Financial activities

285.8 288.9 289.9 287.5 1.7 0.6

Professional and business services

731.2 783.5 775.6 752.3 21.1 2.9

Education and health services

665.3 691.4 688.7 678.0 12.7 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

400.0 424.4 421.6 404.8 4.8 1.2

Other services

187.2 191.2 191.1 189.7 2.5 1.3

Government

540.5 557.4 557.4 546.3 5.8 1.1

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Total nonfarm

3,005.4 3,149.1 3,142.5 3,101.3 95.9 3.2

Mining, logging, and construction

166.9 178.2 176.3 175.2 8.3 5.0

Manufacturing

256.5 257.8 257.4 255.1 -1.4 -0.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

623.7 659.3 665.3 648.5 24.8 4.0

Information

78.0 79.8 80.3 79.6 1.6 2.1

Financial activities

247.6 251.0 251.5 248.6 1.0 0.4

Professional and business services

468.0 496.4 493.0 485.7 17.7 3.8

Education and health services

374.7 389.2 387.5 384.0 9.3 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

295.6 322.6 316.8 317.1 21.5 7.3

Other services

107.8 112.8 112.9 114.4 6.6 6.1

Government

386.6 402.0 401.5 393.1 6.5 1.7

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

Total nonfarm

1,825.8 1,886.1 1,875.4 1,828.3 2.5 0.1

Mining, logging, and construction

52.2 59.3 55.1 50.1 -2.1 -4.0

Manufacturing

222.7 235.1 235.0 231.0 8.3 3.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

343.5 356.5 359.8 345.7 2.2 0.6

Information

26.7 27.2 27.2 26.9 0.2 0.7

Financial activities

100.7 100.3 99.9 97.9 -2.8 -2.8

Professional and business services

348.9 366.9 362.2 356.7 7.8 2.2

Education and health services

295.4 299.4 298.4 293.8 -1.6 -0.5

Leisure and hospitality

171.1 172.4 171.3 165.2 -5.9 -3.4

Other services

76.0 77.5 77.4 76.3 0.3 0.4

Government

188.6 191.5 189.1 184.7 -3.9 -2.1

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

Total nonfarm

2,713.7 2,830.6 2,840.1 2,805.0 91.3 3.4

Mining and logging

102.9 106.9 107.4 107.5 4.6 4.5

Construction

181.1 189.2 188.9 189.0 7.9 4.4

Manufacturing

247.0 254.3 255.6 255.5 8.5 3.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

554.6 580.9 587.2 571.2 16.6 3.0

Information

31.5 32.6 32.9 32.7 1.2 3.8

Financial activities

139.8 142.1 141.2 139.2 -0.6 -0.4

Professional and business services

413.7 431.8 431.0 427.0 13.3 3.2

Education and health services

329.8 338.6 340.1 338.3 8.5 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

255.5 273.2 277.9 271.0 15.5 6.1

Other services

96.4 100.0 99.5 99.9 3.5 3.6

Government

361.4 381.0 378.4 373.7 12.3 3.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

Total nonfarm

5,461.6 5,673.0 5,674.2 5,591.4 129.8 2.4

Mining and logging

5.0 5.3 5.2 5.2 0.2 4.0

Construction

183.8 202.3 202.2 199.7 15.9 8.7

Manufacturing

521.6 523.6 518.9 515.0 -6.6 -1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,024.3 1,068.9 1,074.8 1,047.2 22.9 2.2

Information

216.9 230.9 228.1 221.6 4.7 2.2

Financial activities

322.0 322.4 322.7 320.2 -1.8 -0.6

Professional and business services

829.7 874.2 876.5 868.8 39.1 4.7

Education and health services

878.1 916.7 917.6 906.8 28.7 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

596.0 628.7 629.0 619.0 23.0 3.9

Other services

186.0 193.3 192.2 191.4 5.4 2.9

Government

698.2 706.7 707.0 696.5 -1.7 -0.2

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

Total nonfarm

2,313.8 2,392.9 2,414.4 2,382.5 68.7 3.0

Mining and logging

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0

Construction

87.4 97.1 97.2 96.1 8.7 10.0

Manufacturing

75.8 79.1 79.1 78.7 2.9 3.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

543.9 563.6 575.5 561.1 17.2 3.2

Information

45.4 46.5 46.6 46.1 0.7 1.5

Financial activities

162.4 166.8 167.3 165.4 3.0 1.8

Professional and business services

360.9 376.5 378.7 375.9 15.0 4.2

Education and health services

341.9 350.8 352.7 348.8 6.9 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

282.9 289.7 293.4 290.9 8.0 2.8

Other services

109.4 113.3 114.4 113.0 3.6 3.3

Government

303.2 308.9 308.9 305.9 2.7 0.9

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

Total nonfarm

8,458.6 8,842.6 8,841.3 8,594.2 135.6 1.6

Mining, logging, and construction

298.9 326.9 311.6 297.0 -1.9 -0.6

Manufacturing

352.5 358.6 359.1 354.0 1.5 0.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,578.5 1,659.7 1,690.5 1,615.0 36.5 2.3

Information

269.4 280.1 279.8 274.8 5.4 2.0

Financial activities

727.7 738.8 740.6 730.1 2.4 0.3

Professional and business services

1,334.8 1,402.1 1,400.0 1,362.3 27.5 2.1

Education and health services

1,585.7 1,662.9 1,662.8 1,634.0 48.3 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

715.2 779.8 765.9 731.6 16.4 2.3

Other services

371.2 384.1 382.3 380.2 9.0 2.4

Government

1,224.7 1,249.6 1,248.7 1,215.2 -9.5 -0.8

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

Total nonfarm

2,693.0 2,795.7 2,777.6 2,710.5 17.5 0.6

Mining, logging, and construction

94.3 107.9 102.6 99.6 5.3 5.6

Manufacturing

179.4 180.4 180.7 178.4 -1.0 -0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

503.9 519.5 526.6 505.8 1.9 0.4

Information

48.0 47.5 47.1 46.7 -1.3 -2.7

Financial activities

201.7 202.7 202.3 200.4 -1.3 -0.6

Professional and business services

421.0 443.2 436.7 426.0 5.0 1.2

Education and health services

564.7 585.7 581.2 573.6 8.9 1.6

Leisure and hospitality

222.5 240.3 234.3 226.9 4.4 2.0

Other services

119.6 122.0 120.7 118.4 -1.2 -1.0

Government

337.9 346.5 345.4 334.7 -3.2 -0.9

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

Total nonfarm

2,048.4 2,142.3 2,149.2 2,106.2 57.8 2.8

Mining and logging

1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 -0.1 -7.7

Construction

88.7 96.9 95.5 92.6 3.9 4.4

Manufacturing

113.2 118.0 118.0 117.3 4.1 3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

340.7 356.1 361.5 347.8 7.1 2.1

Information

71.5 73.8 73.9 73.1 1.6 2.2

Financial activities

124.7 125.8 125.9 124.4 -0.3 -0.2

Professional and business services

404.2 424.8 426.7 420.1 15.9 3.9

Education and health services

305.6 318.7 320.9 316.6 11.0 3.6

Leisure and hospitality

226.1 243.7 244.0 236.8 10.7 4.7

Other services

76.7 80.2 79.8 77.7 1.0 1.3

Government

295.7 303.1 301.8 298.6 2.9 1.0

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

Total nonfarm

3,031.1 3,107.9 3,106.6 3,052.0 20.9 0.7

Mining, logging, and construction

140.1 147.4 145.7 143.2 3.1 2.2

Manufacturing

48.3 46.6 45.8 45.8 -2.5 -5.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

384.9 402.7 408.7 391.2 6.3 1.6

Information

76.0 75.1 75.4 75.1 -0.9 -1.2

Financial activities

148.9 152.3 152.8 151.6 2.7 1.8

Professional and business services

701.5 703.8 702.2 690.3 -11.2 -1.6

Education and health services

388.0 403.7 402.4 397.7 9.7 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

273.2 294.1 290.9 286.3 13.1 4.8

Other services

187.2 190.1 190.0 190.5 3.3 1.8

Government

683.0 692.1 692.7 680.3 -2.7 -0.4

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Last Modified Date: April 2, 2014

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