Metropolitan area employment, October 2013

December 06, 2013

From October 2012 to October 2013, 288 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 75 had decreases, and 9 had no change. The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Naples-Marco Island, Florida (+7.6 percent), followed by Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida (+6.7 percent), and Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida (+6.0 percent).

Over-the-year percent change in nonfarm employment, states and metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, October 2012–October 2013

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Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and metropolitan area
StateAreaChange from October 2012 to October 2013

Alabama

Alabama0.0

Alabama

Anniston-Oxford-1.3

Alabama

Auburn-Opelika0.7

Alabama

Birmingham-Hoover-0.5

Alabama

Decatur0.0

Alabama

Dothan-0.2

Alabama

Florence-Muscle Shoals0.7

Alabama

Gadsden2.5

Alabama

Huntsville-1.2

Alabama

Mobile0.3

Alabama

Montgomery1.0

Alabama

Tuscaloosa3.1

Alaska

Alaska-0.8

Alaska

Anchorage-0.3

Alaska

Fairbanks-1.7

Arizona

Arizona1.7

Arizona

Flagstaff3.4

Arizona

Lake Havasu City-Kingman-1.1

Arizona

Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale2.0

Arizona

Prescott0.0

Arizona

Tucson0.6

Arizona

Yuma-2.3

Arkansas

Arkansas0.8

Arkansas

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers4.5

Arkansas

Fort Smith3.1

Arkansas

Hot Springs-1.3

Arkansas

Jonesboro4.6

Arkansas

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway1.1

Arkansas

Pine Bluff-0.8

California

California1.4

California

Bakersfield-Delano1.1

California

Chico1.9

California

El Centro2.9

California

Fresno0.1

California

Hanford-Corcoran2.5

California

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana1.6

California

Madera-Chowchilla2.7

California

Merced1.2

California

Modesto-0.5

California

Napa4.1

California

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura2.0

California

Redding3.0

California

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario1.5

California

Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville0.9

California

Salinas1.8

California

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos1.8

California

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont1.5

California

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara2.5

California

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles3.5

California

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta2.2

California

Santa Cruz-Watsonville1.2

California

Santa Rosa-Petaluma1.3

California

Stockton2.2

California

Vallejo-Fairfield2.3

California

Visalia-Porterville-0.6

California

Yuba City4.8

Colorado

Colorado1.9

Colorado

Boulder1.6

Colorado

Colorado Springs0.9

Colorado

Denver-Aurora-Broomfield2.6

Colorado

Fort Collins-Loveland1.4

Colorado

Grand Junction0.7

Colorado

Greeley2.9

Colorado

Pueblo1.9

Connecticut

Connecticut0.6

Connecticut

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk1.2

Connecticut

Danbury1.2

Connecticut

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford1.5

Connecticut

New Haven-0.1

Connecticut

Norwich-New London-1.4

Connecticut

Waterbury-0.3

Delaware

Delaware2.1

Delaware

Dover2.4

District of Columbia

District of Columbia-0.1

District of Columbia

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria0.7

Florida

Florida2.4

Florida

Cape Coral-Fort Myers2.6

Florida

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin6.0

Florida

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach1.5

Florida

Gainesville1.8

Florida

Jacksonville1.9

Florida

Lakeland-Winter Haven1.0

Florida

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach1.8

Florida

Naples-Marco Island7.6

Florida

North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota2.2

Florida

Ocala3.4

Florida

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford2.8

Florida

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville2.0

Florida

Palm Coast-3.4

Florida

Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach-3.0

Florida

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent1.2

Florida

Port St Lucie4.4

Florida

Punta Gorda2.9

Florida

Sebastian-Vero Beach6.7

Florida

Tallahassee2.9

Florida

Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater3.4

Georgia

Georgia2.1

Georgia

Albany0.3

Georgia

Athens-Clarke County0.8

Georgia

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta2.7

Georgia

Augusta-Richmond County0.7

Georgia

Brunswick-1.2

Georgia

Columbus0.1

Georgia

Dalton1.1

Georgia

Gainesville1.6

Georgia

Hinesville-Fort Stewart-1.0

Georgia

Macon1.1

Georgia

Rome-0.5

Georgia

Savannah0.8

Georgia

Valdosta0.4

Georgia

Warner Robins-1.3

Hawaii

Hawaii1.1

Hawaii

Honolulu0.9

Idaho

Idaho2.4

Idaho

Boise City-Nampa2.3

Idaho

Coeur d’Alene1.3

Idaho

Idaho Falls2.8

Idaho

Lewiston0.4

Idaho

Pocatello-0.8

Illinois

Illinois1.0

Illinois

Bloomington-Normal-1.3

Illinois

Champaign-Urbana0.9

Illinois

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville1.3

Illinois

Danville0.0

Illinois

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island0.9

Illinois

Decatur-4.3

Illinois

Kankakee-Bradley-0.2

Illinois

Peoria-2.2

Illinois

Rockford-0.9

Illinois

Springfield0.2

Indiana

Indiana1.5

Indiana

Anderson2.2

Indiana

Bloomington-0.7

Indiana

Columbus4.4

Indiana

Elkhart-Goshen-0.1

Indiana

Evansville-0.7

Indiana

Fort Wayne1.9

Indiana

Indianapolis-Carmel1.4

Indiana

Kokomo0.7

Indiana

Lafayette2.6

Indiana

Michigan City-La Porte0.9

Indiana

Muncie-1.1

Indiana

South Bend-Mishawaka-0.8

Indiana

Terre Haute0.1

Iowa

Iowa0.5

Iowa

Ames3.6

Iowa

Cedar Rapids0.2

Iowa

Des Moines-West Des Moines1.2

Iowa

Dubuque1.3

Iowa

Iowa City0.9

Iowa

Sioux City2.4

Iowa

Waterloo-Cedar Falls1.6

Kansas

Kansas1.3

Kansas

Lawrence0.2

Kansas

Manhattan-3.5

Kansas

Topeka-0.2

Kansas

Wichita0.2

Kentucky

Kentucky0.1

Kentucky

Bowling Green1.0

Kentucky

Elizabethtown-0.4

Kentucky

Lexington-Fayette2.2

Kentucky

Louisville-Jefferson County2.0

Kentucky

Owensboro3.0

Louisiana

Louisiana1.6

Louisiana

Alexandria0.8

Louisiana

Baton Rouge1.1

Louisiana

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux3.0

Louisiana

Lafayette3.1

Louisiana

Lake Charles3.9

Louisiana

Monroe-0.8

Louisiana

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner1.0

Louisiana

Shreveport-Bossier City-0.1

Maine

Maine0.6

Maine

Bangor1.1

Maine

Lewiston-Auburn0.4

Maine

Portland-South Portland-Biddeford1.0

Maryland

Maryland0.9

Maryland

Baltimore-Towson1.5

Maryland

Cumberland-1.5

Maryland

Hagerstown-Martinsburg0.8

Maryland

Salisbury-1.5

Massachusetts

Massachusetts1.6

Massachusetts

Barnstable Town1.9

Massachusetts

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy2.1

Massachusetts

Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner-0.2

Massachusetts

New Bedford0.6

Massachusetts

Pittsfield0.8

Massachusetts

Springfield-0.1

Massachusetts

Worcester1.5

Michigan

Michigan1.8

Michigan

Ann Arbor0.8

Michigan

Battle Creek0.7

Michigan

Bay City0.0

Michigan

Detroit-Warren-Livonia1.1

Michigan

Flint0.9

Michigan

Grand Rapids-Wyoming3.7

Michigan

Holland-Grand Haven2.7

Michigan

Jackson1.1

Michigan

Kalamazoo-Portage1.7

Michigan

Lansing-East Lansing0.7

Michigan

Monroe1.3

Michigan

Muskegon-Norton Shores2.3

Michigan

Niles-Benton Harbor0.2

Michigan

Saginaw-Saginaw Township North-0.1

Minnesota

Minnesota1.8

Minnesota

Duluth0.2

Minnesota

Mankato-North Mankato1.1

Minnesota

Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington2.4

Minnesota

Rochester0.3

Minnesota

St Cloud2.2

Mississippi

Mississippi1.7

Mississippi

Gulfport-Biloxi-0.6

Mississippi

Hattiesburg0.7

Mississippi

Jackson0.8

Mississippi

Pascagoula2.7

Missouri

Missouri1.2

Missouri

Cape Girardeau-Jackson-0.9

Missouri

Columbia3.1

Missouri

Jefferson City0.7

Missouri

Joplin2.1

Missouri

Kansas City0.9

Missouri

St Joseph0.9

Missouri

St Louis10.5

Missouri

Springfield1.3

Montana

Montana0.7

Montana

Billings1.8

Montana

Great Falls1.1

Montana

Missoula1.5

Nebraska

Nebraska1.2

Nebraska

Lincoln1.6

Nebraska

Omaha-Council Bluffs0.6

Nevada

Nevada1.8

Nevada

Carson City-2.5

Nevada

Las Vegas-Paradise2.1

Nevada

Reno-Sparks0.9

New Hampshire

New Hampshire0.7

New Hampshire

Manchester-0.6

New Hampshire

Portsmouth2.9

New Hampshire

Rochester-Dover0.5

New Jersey

New Jersey1.4

New Jersey

Atlantic City-Hammonton0.7

New Jersey

Ocean City-3.2

New Jersey

Trenton-Ewing1.2

New Jersey

Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton0.9

New Mexico

New Mexico0.2

New Mexico

Albuquerque0.5

New Mexico

Farmington0.0

New Mexico

Las Cruces0.0

New Mexico

Santa Fe0.3

New York

New York1.1

New York

Albany-Schenectady-Troy0.6

New York

Binghamton-0.9

New York

Buffalo-Niagara Falls0.9

New York

Elmira-1.2

New York

Glens Falls2.0

New York

Ithaca0.9

New York

Kingston1.3

New York

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island1.6

New York

Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown-1.7

New York

Rochester0.6

New York

Syracuse0.9

New York

Utica-Rome1.2

North Carolina

North Carolina2.0

North Carolina

Asheville2.6

North Carolina

Burlington1.2

North Carolina

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill3.3

North Carolina

Durham-Chapel Hill2.8

North Carolina

Fayetteville0.8

North Carolina

Goldsboro1.2

North Carolina

Greensboro-High Point1.6

North Carolina

Greenville0.0

North Carolina

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton0.6

North Carolina

Jacksonville1.2

North Carolina

Raleigh-Cary2.1

North Carolina

Rocky Mount-1.9

North Carolina

Wilmington0.6

North Carolina

Winston-Salem1.6

North Dakota

North Dakota3.5

North Dakota

Bismarck3.1

North Dakota

Fargo2.0

North Dakota

Grand Forks1.9

Ohio

Ohio0.5

Ohio

Akron0.6

Ohio

Canton-Massillon1.1

Ohio

Cincinnati-Middletown0.9

Ohio

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor-0.8

Ohio

Columbus0.9

Ohio

Dayton-0.8

Ohio

Lima-0.8

Ohio

Mansfield-0.2

Ohio

Sandusky2.8

Ohio

Springfield-0.2

Ohio

Steubenville-Weirton-0.5

Ohio

Toledo0.9

Ohio

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman0.4

Oklahoma

Oklahoma0.9

Oklahoma

Lawton2.1

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City2.3

Oklahoma

Tulsa2.0

Oregon

Oregon1.8

Oregon

Bend-0.8

Oregon

Corvallis0.5

Oregon

Eugene-Springfield-0.1

Oregon

Medford0.3

Oregon

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro1.7

Oregon

Salem0.7

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania0.5

Pennsylvania

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton1.6

Pennsylvania

Altoona0.2

Pennsylvania

Erie1.4

Pennsylvania

Harrisburg-Carlisle-0.4

Pennsylvania

Johnstown-1.0

Pennsylvania

Lancaster1.5

Pennsylvania

Lebanon0.6

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington0.9

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh1.7

Pennsylvania

Reading1.3

Pennsylvania

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre-0.6

Pennsylvania

State College-0.1

Pennsylvania

Williamsport1.7

Pennsylvania

York-Hanover1.2

Rhode Island

Rhode Island1.2

Rhode Island

Providence-Fall River-Warwick1.4

South Carolina

South Carolina1.8

South Carolina

Anderson1.6

South Carolina

Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville1.2

South Carolina

Columbia1.3

South Carolina

Florence0.0

South Carolina

Greenville-Mauldin-Easley1.4

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway2.5

South Carolina

Spartanburg0.1

South Carolina

Sumter1.1

South Dakota

South Dakota1.0

South Dakota

Rapid City-1.3

South Dakota

Sioux Falls1.5

Tennessee

Tennessee1.2

Tennessee

Chattanooga0.3

Tennessee

Clarksville1.3

Tennessee

Cleveland3.0

Tennessee

Jackson1.3

Tennessee

Johnson City0.4

Tennessee

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol1.6

Tennessee

Knoxville1.0

Tennessee

Memphis0.3

Tennessee

Morristown-0.2

Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin2.8

Texas

Texas2.4

Texas

Abilene2.5

Texas

Amarillo1.8

Texas

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos2.8

Texas

Beaumont-Port Arthur0.9

Texas

Brownsville-Harlingen1.5

Texas

College Station-Bryan2.6

Texas

Corpus Christi3.7

Texas

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington3.1

Texas

El Paso0.1

Texas

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown2.9

Texas

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood1.1

Texas

Laredo2.3

Texas

Longview3.8

Texas

Lubbock2.1

Texas

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission1.0

Texas

Midland5.2

Texas

Odessa4.6

Texas

San Angelo1.9

Texas

San Antonio-New Braunfels1.0

Texas

Sherman-Denison2.3

Texas

Texarkana-1.1

Texas

Tyler2.2

Texas

Victoria2.5

Texas

Waco1.2

Texas

Wichita Falls0.7

Utah

Utah2.2

Utah

Logan0.5

Utah

Ogden-Clearfield2.9

Utah

Provo-Orem3.3

Utah

St George4.2

Utah

Salt Lake City2.4

Vermont

Vermont0.9

Vermont

Burlington-South Burlington0.4

Virginia

Virginia0.7

Virginia

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford2.0

Virginia

Charlottesville0.3

Virginia

Danville0.7

Virginia

Harrisonburg0.6

Virginia

Lynchburg-0.1

Virginia

Richmond1.0

Virginia

Roanoke0.3

Virginia

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News1.5

Virginia

Winchester4.5

Washington

Washington1.6

Washington

Bellingham1.9

Washington

Bremerton-Silverdale-1.0

Washington

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland3.6

Washington

Longview-2.2

Washington

Mount Vernon-Anacortes1.8

Washington

Olympia-0.6

Washington

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue2.1

Washington

Spokane0.2

Washington

Wenatchee-East Wenatchee0.5

Washington

Yakima1.0

West Virginia

West Virginia1.0

West Virginia

Charleston0.1

West Virginia

Huntington-Ashland-0.4

West Virginia

Morgantown3.3

West Virginia

Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna-0.4

West Virginia

Wheeling0.7

Wisconsin

Wisconsin1.4

Wisconsin

Appleton1.6

Wisconsin

Eau Claire1.1

Wisconsin

Fond du Lac1.7

Wisconsin

Green Bay1.1

Wisconsin

Janesville1.3

Wisconsin

La Crosse-0.1

Wisconsin

Madison1.3

Wisconsin

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis0.2

Wisconsin

Oshkosh-Neenah0.6

Wisconsin

Racine-0.5

Wisconsin

Sheboygan-0.3

Wisconsin

Wausau0.0

Wyoming

Wyoming0.8

Wyoming

Casper0.5

Wyoming

Cheyenne1.8

AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Over-the-year percent change in nonfarm employment, states and metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, October 2012–October 2013
Metropolitan Statistical AreaPercent change from October 2012 to October 2013(p)

Alabama

0.0

Anniston-Oxford

-1.3

Auburn-Opelika

0.7

Birmingham-Hoover

-0.5

Decatur

0.0

Dothan

-0.2

Florence-Muscle Shoals

0.7

Gadsden

2.5

Huntsville

-1.2

Mobile

0.3

Montgomery

1.0

Tuscaloosa

3.1

Alaska

-0.8

Anchorage

-0.3

Fairbanks

-1.7

Arizona

1.7

Flagstaff

3.4

Lake Havasu City-Kingman

-1.1

Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale

2.0

Prescott

0.0

Tucson

0.6

Yuma

-2.3

Arkansas

0.8

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers

4.5

Fort Smith

3.1

Hot Springs

-1.3

Jonesboro

4.6

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway

1.1

Pine Bluff

-0.8

California

1.4

Bakersfield-Delano

1.1

Chico

1.9

El Centro

2.9

Fresno

0.1

Hanford-Corcoran

2.5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana

1.6

Madera-Chowchilla

2.7

Merced

1.2

Modesto

-0.5

Napa

4.1

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura

2.0

Redding

3.0

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

1.5

Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville

0.9

Salinas

1.8

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos

1.8

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont

1.5

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

2.5

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles

3.5

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta

2.2

Santa Cruz-Watsonville

1.2

Santa Rosa-Petaluma

1.3

Stockton

2.2

Vallejo-Fairfield

2.3

Visalia-Porterville

-0.6

Yuba City

4.8

Colorado

1.9

Boulder

1.6

Colorado Springs

0.9

Denver-Aurora-Broomfield

2.6

Fort Collins-Loveland

1.4

Grand Junction

0.7

Greeley

2.9

Pueblo

1.9

Connecticut

0.6

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk

1.2

Danbury

1.2

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford

1.5

New Haven

-0.1

Norwich-New London

-1.4

Waterbury

-0.3

Delaware

2.1

Dover

2.4

District of Columbia

-0.1

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria

0.7

Florida

2.4

Cape Coral-Fort Myers

2.6

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin

6.0

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach

1.5

Gainesville

1.8

Jacksonville

1.9

Lakeland-Winter Haven

1.0

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach

1.8

Naples-Marco Island

7.6

North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota

2.2

Ocala

3.4

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

2.8

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville

2.0

Palm Coast

-3.4

Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach

-3.0

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent

1.2

Port St Lucie

4.4

Punta Gorda

2.9

Sebastian-Vero Beach

6.7

Tallahassee

2.9

Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater

3.4

Georgia

2.1

Albany

0.3

Athens-Clarke County

0.8

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta

2.7

Augusta-Richmond County

0.7

Brunswick

-1.2

Columbus

0.1

Dalton

1.1

Gainesville

1.6

Hinesville-Fort Stewart

-1.0

Macon

1.1

Rome

-0.5

Savannah

0.8

Valdosta

0.4

Warner Robins

-1.3

Hawaii

1.1

Honolulu

0.9

Idaho

2.4

Boise City-Nampa

2.3

Coeur d’Alene

1.3

Idaho Falls

2.8

Lewiston

0.4

Pocatello

-0.8

Illinois

1.0

Bloomington-Normal

-1.3

Champaign-Urbana

0.9

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville

1.3

Danville

0.0

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island

0.9

Decatur

-4.3

Kankakee-Bradley

-0.2

Peoria

-2.2

Rockford

-0.9

Springfield

0.2

Indiana

1.5

Anderson

2.2

Bloomington

-0.7

Columbus

4.4

Elkhart-Goshen

-0.1

Evansville

-0.7

Fort Wayne

1.9

Indianapolis-Carmel

1.4

Kokomo

0.7

Lafayette

2.6

Michigan City-La Porte

0.9

Muncie

-1.1

South Bend-Mishawaka

-0.8

Terre Haute

0.1

Iowa

0.5

Ames

3.6

Cedar Rapids

0.2

Des Moines-West Des Moines

1.2

Dubuque

1.3

Iowa City

0.9

Sioux City

2.4

Waterloo-Cedar Falls

1.6

Kansas

1.3

Lawrence

0.2

Manhattan

-3.5

Topeka

-0.2

Wichita

0.2

Kentucky

0.1

Bowling Green

1.0

Elizabethtown

-0.4

Lexington-Fayette

2.2

Louisville-Jefferson County

2.0

Owensboro

3.0

Louisiana

1.6

Alexandria

0.8

Baton Rouge

1.1

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux

3.0

Lafayette

3.1

Lake Charles

3.9

Monroe

-0.8

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner

1.0

Shreveport-Bossier City

-0.1

Maine

0.6

Bangor

1.1

Lewiston-Auburn

0.4

Portland-South Portland-Biddeford

1.0

Maryland

0.9

Baltimore-Towson

1.5

Cumberland

-1.5

Hagerstown-Martinsburg

0.8

Salisbury

-1.5

Massachusetts

1.6

Barnstable Town

1.9

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy

2.1

Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner

-0.2

New Bedford

0.6

Pittsfield

0.8

Springfield

-0.1

Worcester

1.5

Michigan

1.8

Ann Arbor

0.8

Battle Creek

0.7

Bay City

0.0

Detroit-Warren-Livonia

1.1

Flint

0.9

Grand Rapids-Wyoming

3.7

Holland-Grand Haven

2.7

Jackson

1.1

Kalamazoo-Portage

1.7

Lansing-East Lansing

0.7

Monroe

1.3

Muskegon-Norton Shores

2.3

Niles-Benton Harbor

0.2

Saginaw-Saginaw Township North

-0.1

Minnesota

1.8

Duluth

0.2

Mankato-North Mankato

1.1

Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington

2.4

Rochester

0.3

St Cloud

2.2

Mississippi

1.7

Gulfport-Biloxi

-0.6

Hattiesburg

0.7

Jackson

0.8

Pascagoula

2.7

Missouri

1.2

Cape Girardeau-Jackson

-0.9

Columbia

3.1

Jefferson City

0.7

Joplin

2.1

Kansas City

0.9

St Joseph

0.9

St Louis1

0.5

Springfield

1.3

Montana

0.7

Billings

1.8

Great Falls

1.1

Missoula

1.5

Nebraska

1.2

Lincoln

1.6

Omaha-Council Bluffs

0.6

Nevada

1.8

Carson City

-2.5

Las Vegas-Paradise

2.1

Reno-Sparks

0.9

New Hampshire

0.7

Manchester

-0.6

Portsmouth

2.9

Rochester-Dover

0.5

New Jersey

1.4

Atlantic City-Hammonton

0.7

Ocean City

-3.2

Trenton-Ewing

1.2

Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton

0.9

New Mexico

0.2

Albuquerque

0.5

Farmington

0.0

Las Cruces

0.0

Santa Fe

0.3

New York

1.1

Albany-Schenectady-Troy

0.6

Binghamton

-0.9

Buffalo-Niagara Falls

0.9

Elmira

-1.2

Glens Falls

2.0

Ithaca

0.9

Kingston

1.3

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island

1.6

Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown

-1.7

Rochester

0.6

Syracuse

0.9

Utica-Rome

1.2

North Carolina

2.0

Asheville

2.6

Burlington

1.2

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill

3.3

Durham-Chapel Hill

2.8

Fayetteville

0.8

Goldsboro

1.2

Greensboro-High Point

1.6

Greenville

0.0

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton

0.6

Jacksonville

1.2

Raleigh-Cary

2.1

Rocky Mount

-1.9

Wilmington

0.6

Winston-Salem

1.6

North Dakota

3.5

Bismarck

3.1

Fargo

2.0

Grand Forks

1.9

Ohio

0.5

Akron

0.6

Canton-Massillon

1.1

Cincinnati-Middletown

0.9

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor

-0.8

Columbus

0.9

Dayton

-0.8

Lima

-0.8

Mansfield

-0.2

Sandusky

2.8

Springfield

-0.2

Steubenville-Weirton

-0.5

Toledo

0.9

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman

0.4

Oklahoma

0.9

Lawton

2.1

Oklahoma City

2.3

Tulsa

2.0

Oregon

1.8

Bend

-0.8

Corvallis

0.5

Eugene-Springfield

-0.1

Medford

0.3

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro

1.7

Salem

0.7

Pennsylvania

0.5

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton

1.6

Altoona

0.2

Erie

1.4

Harrisburg-Carlisle

-0.4

Johnstown

-1.0

Lancaster

1.5

Lebanon

0.6

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

0.9

Pittsburgh

1.7

Reading

1.3

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre

-0.6

State College

-0.1

Williamsport

1.7

York-Hanover

1.2

Rhode Island

1.2

Providence-Fall River-Warwick

1.4

South Carolina

1.8

Anderson

1.6

Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville

1.2

Columbia

1.3

Florence

0.0

Greenville-Mauldin-Easley

1.4

Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway

2.5

Spartanburg

0.1

Sumter

1.1

South Dakota

1.0

Rapid City

-1.3

Sioux Falls

1.5

Tennessee

1.2

Chattanooga

0.3

Clarksville

1.3

Cleveland

3.0

Jackson

1.3

Johnson City

0.4

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol

1.6

Knoxville

1.0

Memphis

0.3

Morristown

-0.2

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin

2.8

Texas

2.4

Abilene

2.5

Amarillo

1.8

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos

2.8

Beaumont-Port Arthur

0.9

Brownsville-Harlingen

1.5

College Station-Bryan

2.6

Corpus Christi

3.7

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3.1

El Paso

0.1

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown

2.9

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

1.1

Laredo

2.3

Longview

3.8

Lubbock

2.1

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

1.0

Midland

5.2

Odessa

4.6

San Angelo

1.9

San Antonio-New Braunfels

1.0

Sherman-Denison

2.3

Texarkana

-1.1

Tyler

2.2

Victoria

2.5

Waco

1.2

Wichita Falls

0.7

Utah

2.2

Logan

0.5

Ogden-Clearfield

2.9

Provo-Orem

3.3

St George

4.2

Salt Lake City

2.4

Vermont

0.9

Burlington-South Burlington

0.4

Virginia

0.7

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford

2.0

Charlottesville

0.3

Danville

0.7

Harrisonburg

0.6

Lynchburg

-0.1

Richmond

1.0

Roanoke

0.3

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News

1.5

Winchester

4.5

Washington

1.6

Bellingham

1.9

Bremerton-Silverdale

-1.0

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland

3.6

Longview

-2.2

Mount Vernon-Anacortes

1.8

Olympia

-0.6

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

2.1

Spokane

0.2

Wenatchee-East Wenatchee

0.5

Yakima

1.0

West Virginia

1.0

Charleston

0.1

Huntington-Ashland

-0.4

Morgantown

3.3

Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna

-0.4

Wheeling

0.7

Wisconsin

1.4

Appleton

1.6

Eau Claire

1.1

Fond du Lac

1.7

Green Bay

1.1

Janesville

1.3

La Crosse

-0.1

Madison

1.3

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

0.2

Oshkosh-Neenah

0.6

Racine

-0.5

Sheboygan

-0.3

Wausau

0.0

Wyoming

0.8

Casper

0.5

Cheyenne

1.8

(p) = Preliminary

 

The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment occurred in Decatur, Illinois (−4.3 percent), Manhattan, Kansas (−3.5 percent), and Palm Coast, Florida (−3.4 percent).

From October 2013 to October 2013, nonfarm employment rose in 36 of the 37 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2012. The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida (+3.4 percent), followed by Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina-South Carolina (+3.3 percent), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+3.1 percent). The only large area that had an over-the-year percentage decrease in employment was Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio (−0.8 percent).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — October 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑13‑2314.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Metropolitan area employment, October 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131206.htm (visited April 20, 2014).

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