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Jobs Added

Metro +6,500
  • Month Over Month: +0.6%
  • 3 Month Average: 13,067
  • Year Over Year: -8.4%
State +101,900
  • Month Over Month: +0.6%
  • 3 Month Average: 245,600
  • Year Over Year: -9.1%
National +661,000
  • Month Over Month: +0.5%
  • 3 Month Average: 1,303,667
  • Year Over Year: -6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Metro 7.6%
  • Month Over Month: -1.9%
  • 3 Month Average: 9.3%
  • Year Over Year: +4.9%
State 11.4%
  • Month Over Month: -2.1%
  • 3 Month Average: 13.27%
  • Year Over Year: +7.5%
National 7.9%
  • Month Over Month: -0.5%
  • 3 Month Average: 8.83%
  • Year Over Year: +4.4%

The U.S. economy added 661,000 jobs in September, and the unemployment fell to 7.9%. This decrease is because in part because nearly 700,000 people left the labor force, however, there were 11.4 million jobs were brought back.

Labor force participation, the share of women working or looking for jobs, dropped to 55.6 percent from 56.1 percent. Apart from April 2020, that is the lowest reading for women’s labor force participation since 1987. Even as the US economy brings back some workers, an increasing number of Americans have found their layoffs to be permanent.

Sector Job Growth from the B.L.S.

Financial Activities -100
  • Month Over Month: -0.3%
  • 3 Month Average: 36
  • Year Over Year: -5.7%
Professional & Business Services +3,900
  • Month Over Month: +1.6%
  • 3 Month Average: 238
  • Year Over Year: -2.1%

Industry Job Growth from the B.L.S.

Finance & Insurance +100
  • Month Over Month: +0.5%
  • 3 Month Average: 21
  • Year Over Year: -5.0%
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing -200
  • Month Over Month: -1.3%
  • 3 Month Average: 15
  • Year Over Year: -6.7%
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, & Payroll Services +500
  • Month Over Month: +0.4%
  • 3 Month Average: 119
  • Year Over Year: -7.1%
Employment Services +1,500
  • Month Over Month: +8.0%
  • 3 Month Average: 19
  • Year Over Year: -11.4%

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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