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Jobs Added

Metro -3,400
  • Month Over Month: -0.9%
  • 3 Month Average: -567
  • Year Over Year: -3.5%
State -7,500
  • Month Over Month: -0.9%
  • 3 Month Average: -2,433
  • Year Over Year: -7.6%
National +379,000
  • Month Over Month: +0.3%
  • 3 Month Average: 79,667
  • Year Over Year: -6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Metro 7.3%
  • Month Over Month: +0.9%
  • 3 Month Average: 7.07%
  • Year Over Year: +3.2%
State 8.4%
  • Month Over Month: +0.1%
  • 3 Month Average: 8.27%
  • Year Over Year: +3.4%
National 6.2%
  • Month Over Month: -0.1%
  • 3 Month Average: 6.4%
  • Year Over Year: +2.7%

The labor force participation rate remained at 61.4 percent in February. This measure is 1.9 percentage points lower than the value a year earlier. The employment-population ratio, at 57.6 percent, changed little over the month but is down by 3.5 percentage points over the year.

Sector Job Growth from the B.L.S.

Financial Activities 0
  • Month Over Month: 0.0%
  • 3 Month Average: 18
  • Year Over Year: -9.5%
Professional & Business Services +800
  • Month Over Month: +1.3%
  • 3 Month Average: 64
  • Year Over Year: +0.5%

Industry Job Growth from the B.L.S.

Finance & insurance -1,400
  • Month Over Month: 0.0%
  • 3 Month Average: 6,538
  • Year Over Year: +0.4%
Real estate & rental & leasing -4,300
  • Month Over Month: -0.2%
  • 3 Month Average: 2,235
  • Year Over Year: -5.5%
Accounting & bookkeeping services -1,500
  • Month Over Month: -0.2%
  • 3 Month Average: 997
  • Year Over Year: -3.1%
Temporary help services +52,700
  • Month Over Month: +1.9%
  • 3 Month Average: 2,702
  • Year Over Year: -5.9%

Metropolitan Month-Over Month Job Growth by Sector

*The following chart displays the latest local job growth by sector compared to the previous month. Note that if a sector experienced losses or flat growth, it will not be displayed as part of the graphic.

BLS.gov cannot vouch for the data or analyses derived from these data after the data have been retrieved from BLS.gov. The BLS defines a sector as a subset of the domestic economy and excludes the economic activities of the following: general government, private households, and nonprofit organizations serving individuals. A sector consists of multiple industries. The BLS defines an industry as a group of establishments that produce similar products or provide similar services. Multiple industries makeup sectors.

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