Metropolitan area employment, November 2010

January 06, 2011

In November, among metropolitan areas with teams in the National Football League (NFL) playoffs, Baltimore-Towson, Maryland reported the largest over-the-year increase in employment (1.4 percent), followed by Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts and Green Bay, Wisconsin (1.1 and 1.0 percent, respectively).

Percent change in nonfarm payroll employment, metropolitan areas with teams in the NFL playoffs, November 2009–November 2010, not seasonally adjusted
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The largest over-the-year percentage losses in employment among metropolitan areas with teams in the NFL playoffs occurred in Kansas City, Missouri (−2.0 percent) and Chicago, Illinois (−1.2 percent).

Among all of the nation’s metropolitan areas, 180 metropolitan areas reported over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 176 reported decreases, and 16 had no change in November.

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 — November 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-0001.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Metropolitan area employment, November 2010 on the Internet at (visited September 20, 2014).


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