Office Using Employment

Office-using employment is definitely booming in San Jose, Dallas, Seattle, and Los Angeles.  Overall job creation rates remain strong in Dallas, Orlando, Suburban Maryland, and Houston.

Technology, energy, manufacturing and trade sectors have all been staffing up, although the rate of growth may still be below par in some of our major metropolitan areas like New York, Chicago and Boston.

If you’re just looking at net new positions created over the past twelve months through 1Q11, these are the top 10:

Dallas, TX                         2.3%                    64,030 jobs

New York, NY                    1.0%                    51,930 jobs

Houston, TX                      2.0%                    49,930 jobs

Chicago, IL                        1.2%                    42,870 jobs

Washington, DC                 1.6%                    38,430 jobs

Los Angeles, CA                0.7%                    25,430 jobs

Seattle, WA                        1.8%                   23,970 jobs

Boston, MA                        0.9%                   22,170 jobs

Pittsburgh, PA                  1.8%                   20,470 jobs

Orlando, FL                         2.1%                   20,370 jobs

In terms of year-over-year growth rates in total nonfarm payrolls, here are the top 10:

Dallas, TX                                          2.3%      64,030 jobs

Orlando, FL                                        2.1%      20,370 jobs

Bethesda, MD                                     2.0%      11,270 jobs 

Nashville, TN                                      2.0%      14,730 jobs  

Houston, TX                                       2.0%      49,930 jobs

San Jose, CA                                      1.9%      16,100 jobs

Pittsburgh, PA                                     1.8%      20,470 jobs

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT            1.8%        7,340 jobs

Seattle, WA                                        1.8%      23,970 jobs

Washington, DC                                   1.6%       38,430 jobs

In terms of growth in office-using employment, here are the top 10:

San Jose, CA                                        3.1%         6,590 jobs

Dallas, TX                                            3.1%      23,960 jobs

Seattle, WA                                         2.9%       11,140 jobs

Los Angeles, CA                                    1.9%        28,490 jobs

Detroit, MI                                           2.7%          4,160 jobs

Salt Lake City, UT                                 2.6%          4,450 jobs

Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA                 2.6%          9,700 jobs

Manchester-Nashua, NH                          2.5%          1,250 jobs

San Diego, CA                                       2.3%          7,580 jobs

Nashville, TN                                         2.1%          3,730 jobs

So things are definitely improving in some markets!

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