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1 1 Metropolitan Area Revisions Based on Census 2000

2 2 Background: -The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandates that all federal agencies speak a common language. -Nationally consistent definitions for collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal Statistics -There are updates to metropolitan areas following each US Census. -During the 1990s Federal Agencies and workgroups developed revised criteria for defining areas after the Census New area definitions are being implemented in 2005.

3 3 Metropolitan Statistical Areas: Areas that have at least one urbanized area of 50,000 or more population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties.

4 4 Metropolitan Statistical Divisions: A Metropolitan Statistical Area containing a single core with a population of 2.5 million or more may be subdivided to form smaller groupings of counties, referred to as Metropolitan Divisions.

5 5 New Jersey Geography Changes to Metropolitan Areas New Jerseys geography has changed significantly as a result of the 2003 update to statistical areas as defined by the OMB standards following the 2000 Census. The updated list for New Jersey added MSAs, while revising the definitions of some existing MSAs.

6 – Based Metropolitan Statistical Areas/ Divisions in New Jersey

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8 8 Intrastate MSA Atlantic City Ocean City Trenton - Ewing Vineland - Millville - Bridgeton Interstate MSA Allentown – Bethlehem Easton – NJ Counties In New Jersey Atlantic Cape May Mercer Cumberland Warren

9 9 Metropolitan Divisions Camden * * Edison * Newark – Union NJ – PA * 1) New York – Wayne – White Plains, NY-NJ * Wilmington, DE – MD – NJ ** Counties In New Jersey Burlington, Camden, Gloucester Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex, Union Bergen – Hudson – Passaic Salem County * This division is part of the interstate New York –Northern NJ – Long Island, NY-NJ-PA MSA. * * This division is part of the Philadelphia – Camden – Wilmington, PA - NJ - DE - MD MSA. 1) Division includes Pike County Pennsylvania

10 10 Publication Plans -The Current Employment Statistics program will develop establishment-based nonfarm wage and salary employment by industry estimates each month for all intrastate MSAs, and divisions which are part of interstate MSAs. Historical estimates will be developed back to These estimates will be available with the release of January 2005 estimates in March Estimates also will be developed for four special labor areas (Hudson, Bergen/Passaic, Salem and Warren) which are part of divisions. These labor areas will be in addition to the estimates developed in cooperation with BLS.

11 11 - The Local Area Unemployment Statistics program will develop residence-based labor force, total employment and unemployment estimates for all MSAs, metropolitan divisions and all counties. Historical estimates will be developed back to These estimates will be available with the release of January 2005 estimates in March 2005.

12 12 More detailed information on area definitions and concepts can be located at: Note: - These materials include information provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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