October 30, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Metropolitan area employment: September 200809

Largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment, metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2008, not seasonally adjusted, September 2008-09
Metropolitan Area Percentage Change in Employment

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis.

-5.8

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio

-5.8

Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Ore.-Wash.

-5.9

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga.

-5.9

Las Vegas-Paradise, Nev.

-6.2

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich.

-7.8

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz.

-8.0

These data featured in the TED article, Metropolitan area employment: September 200809.

 

 

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