Employment growth in large metropolitan areas, June 2014
July 31, 2014
From June 2013 to June 2014, nonfarm employment rose in all of the 38 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2013. The largest over-the-year percentage increases occurred in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (3.7 percent), followed by Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas (3.6 percent), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (3.6 percent).
|Area||Percent change (p)|
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
St. Louis, MO-IL
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
Kansas City, MO-KS
In June 2014, the smallest over-the-year percentage increase in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Kansas City, MO-KS (0.2 percent), followed by Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan (0.3 percent) and Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (0.3 percent).
These metropolitan area data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Area) program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — June 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-14-1389.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment growth in large metropolitan areas, June 2014 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140731.htm (visited March 03, 2015).
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