Metropolitan area employment, April 2010
June 04, 2010
In April 2010, the largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment were reported in Ocean City, New Jersey (+7.9 percent), Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington (+4.1 percent), Jacksonville, North Carolina (+4.0 percent), Manhattan, Kansas (+3.9 percent), and St. Joseph, Missouri-Kansas (+3.8 percent).
The largest over-the-year percentage losses in employment were reported in Monroe, Michigan (‑5.6 percent), Farmington, New Mexico (‑5.3 percent), Sumter, South Carolina (‑5.2 percent), Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington and Steubenville-Weirton, Ohio-West Virginia (‑5.1 percent each), and Grand Junction, Colorado (‑5.0 percent).
Among the 372 metropolitan areas for which nonfarm payroll employment data were available, 300 metropolitan areas reported over-the-year decreases in nonfarm payroll employment, 64 reported increases, and 8 were unchanged.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. The most recent month's employment data are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — April 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL 10-0746.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Metropolitan area employment, April 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100604.htm (visited June 28, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.
- A look at pay at the top, the bottom, and in between
The Spotlight examines how earnings and wages have changed over time and how they differ within a geographic area, industry, or occupation.