March 26, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

January payroll employment in "Sweet 16" metropolitan areas

Employees on nonfarm payrolls, percentage change from January 2009–January 2010, metropolitan areas with universities in the regional semifinals of the 2010 NCAA Basketball Tournament (1)
Metropolitan area Percent change

Morgantown, WV

1.7

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

0.4

Ithaca, NY

-0.5

Waco, TX

-0.7

Lexington-Fayette, KY

-1.2

Syracuse, NY

-1.7

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

-1.8

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-3.0

Knoxville, TN

-3.2

Cincinnati-Middletown, OH

-3.3

Columbus, OH

-3.5

Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

-4.0

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

-4.5

Lafayette, IN

-5.0

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

-5.3

Footnotes:
(1) Data not available for Manhattan, Kansas.

These data featured in the TED article, January payroll employment in "Sweet 16" metropolitan areas.