Metropolitan area employment, February 2011
April 08, 2011
From February 2010 to February 2011, nonfarm employment increased in 31 of the 36 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2010.
The large metropolitan area with the largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment was Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, Virginia-D.C.-Maryland-West Virginia (+2.6 percent), followed by Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+2.3 percent each) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (+2.2 percent).
The large metropolitan area with the largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment was Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California (−1.7 percent), followed by Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada (−0.6 percent), Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas (−0.5 percent) and Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California (−0.4 percent).
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metropolitan Area) program. February 2011 data are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — February 2011" (HTML) (PDF), new release USDL-11-0461.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Metropolitan area employment, February 2011 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110408.htm (visited August 31, 2016).
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