A data chart image of Austin-Round Rock, Texas, has lowest unemployment rate among large metro areas in June 2015

Austin-Round Rock, Texas, has lowest unemployment rate among large metro areas in June 2015

August 04, 2015

Of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, Austin-Round Rock, Texas, had the lowest unemployment rate in June 2015 at 3.3 percent. Salt Lake City, Utah, had the second-lowest unemployment rate at 3.6 percent.

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August 03, 2015

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Provo-Orem, Utah, has largest percentage job gain from June 2014 to June 2015

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 317 metropolitan areas from June 2014 to June 2015. Employment decreased in 61 areas and did not change in 9 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Provo-Orem, Utah (6.9 percent), followed by Sebring, Florida (6.1 percent), and Lake Charles, Louisiana (6.0 percent). Nationally, nonfarm employment grew 2.1 percent from June 2014 to June 2015.

July 31, 2015

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63 percent of 4th quarter 2014 employment gain at firms with 250 or more employees

In the fourth quarter of 2014, firms with 49 or fewer employees accounted for 22 percent of total net job growth. Firms with 50 to 249 employees accounted for 15 percent of net job growth. Firms with 250 or more employees accounted for 63 percent of net job growth.

July 30, 2015

A data chart image of Working poor reaches 10.5 million in 2013

Working poor reaches 10.5 million in 2013

The number of working poor was 10.5 million in 2013, and the working-poor rate was 7.0 percent. Women were more likely than men to be among the working poor, and Blacks and Hispanics were more likely than Whites and Asians to be in that group.

July 29, 2015

A data chart image of Areas with highest concentration of employment in software publishing, December 2014

Areas with highest concentration of employment in software publishing, December 2014

The software industry produces and distributes computer software. Some metropolitan areas have a higher concentration of employment in this industry than other areas. We measure this concentration with the location quotient. A location quotient greater than one means the industry has a higher share of area employment than the national average. In December 2014, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington, had the highest concentration of employment in the software publisher industry.

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