In January 2017, Miami set a new record high for employment as the population continue to rapidly rise. The Miami Metropolitan Area increased by 64,670 people in 12 months, split evenly between Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. according to new census data. The study was ran from July 1, 2015 through July 1, 2016. The Miami Labor Force, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics was 1,360,727 in January 2017, up from 1,333,962 in January 2016. January 2017 also showed 1,291,079 of the 1,360,727 were employed. The total labor force for the Miami Metropolitan Area in January 2017 was 3,100,186. The job sector is led by finance, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality.