Employment, Hours, and Earnings 2011: States and Areas

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Bernan Press, Nov 25, 2011 - Business & Economics - 613 pages
Employment, Hours, and Earnings: States and Areas is a special edition of Bernan Press's Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics. This edition brings together a wealth of employment data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and provides estimates on employment, hours, and earnings for each state and the District of Columbia as well as the nation's largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).

This reference is an excellent source of information for analysts in both the public and private sectors. The data in this publication provide a detailed and timely picture of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the nation's 75 largest MSAs.

Features of this publication include:

• nearly 300 tables with data on employment for each state, the District of Columbia, and the nation's 75 largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs)

• detailed industry data organized by month and by year for 1990 as well as from 2000 to 2010

• hours and earnings data are provided, where available, by industry for each state

• an introduction page for each state and the District of Columbia that emphasizes salient data and noteworthy trends, including the population, civilian labor force estimates, industry growth and decline rates, and unemployment rates and rankings for 1990, 2000, and 2010

• a ranking of the largest 75 MSAs that includes 2010 population estimates and unemployment rates and the percent change in total non-farm employment from 1990 to 2010

• concise technical notes that explain pertinent facts about the data, including sources, definitions, and significant changes; this section also provides references for further guidance on the subject

• an appendix that details the geographical components of the MSAs


  • government made up 35 percent of industry employment in the District of Columbia but only 13 percent in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania

  • between 2000 and 2010, Las Vegas-Paradise, NV and Raleigh-Cary, NC grew the fastest among the 75 largest MSAs at 41.8 percent followed by Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX at 37.3 percent

  • leisure and hospitality made up 27 percent of industry employment in Nevada— far greater than in any other state

  • in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, total nonfarm employment increased 10.7 percent between 2000 and 2010

  • unemployment ranged from 5.2 percent in Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA to 16.8 percent in Fresno, CA in 2010 among the 75 largest MSAs

  • other MSAs that suffered from high unemployment in 2010 include Bakersfield-Delano, CA (15.9 percent); Las Vegas-Paradise, NV (15.2 percent); Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (14.5 percent) and Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI (13.5 percent)

  • total nonfarm employment declined 21.4 percent in Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI and 11.4 percent in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA between 2000 and 2010

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Sarah E. Baltic was an associate editor with Bernan Press.

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