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Over-the-year change in metropolitan area employment, by top ten largest gains and losses, not seasonally adjusted

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Change in nonfarm employment by metropolitan area, April 2020 to April 2021, by top ten largest gains and losses, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area Percent change Employment change (thousands)

Abilene, TX

7.6 5.0

Akron, OH

11.2 32.5

Albany, GA

6.6 3.7

Albany, OR

8.0 3.3

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

10.8 43.0

Albuquerque, NM

7.6 26.6

Alexandria, LA

6.4 3.6

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

17.3 53.1

Altoona, PA

16.4 8.2

Amarillo, TX

9.1 10.0

Ames, IA

3.0 1.5

Anchorage, AK

8.8 13.2

Ann Arbor, MI

9.7 18.7

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

10.6 4.4

Appleton, WI

11.5 12.7

Asheville, NC

14.8 24.0

Athens-Clarke County, GA

9.7 8.2

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

10.0 249.5

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

31.5 28.2

Auburn-Opelika, AL

17.6 10.0

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

9.3 20.3

Austin-Round Rock, TX

11.9 119.6

Bakersfield, CA

4.0 9.8

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

9.8 121.2

Bangor, ME NECTA

9.4 5.5

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

25.3 19.4

Baton Rouge, LA

9.2 32.7

Battle Creek, MI

17.6 7.9

Bay City, MI

20.1 5.5

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

7.3 10.7

Beckley, WV

10.9 4.1

Bellingham, WA

10.4 8.6

Bend-Redmond, OR

17.5 12.7

Billings, MT

10.6 8.1

Binghamton, NY

12.3 10.3

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

8.7 42.3

Bismarck, ND

10.6 6.9

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

10.9 7.6

Bloomington, IL

5.9 4.9

Bloomington, IN

6.3 4.5

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

15.1 5.5

Boise City, ID

12.2 38.8

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

11.9 278.0

Boulder, CO

7.0 12.3

Bowling Green, KY

17.1 10.7

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

4.8 4.1

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

13.8 45.2

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

7.7 10.1

Brunswick, GA

17.6 6.4

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

18.7 82.7

Burlington, NC

11.8 6.6

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

14.1 14.5

California-Lexington Park, MD

8.7 3.9

Canton-Massillon, OH

12.5 18.2

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

12.9 31.2

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

9.7 3.9

Carbondale-Marion, IL

9.8 5.0

Carson City, NV

10.6 2.9

Casper, WY

4.8 1.7

Cedar Rapids, IA

6.1 7.8

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

10.8 5.7

Champaign-Urbana, IL

8.3 9.0

Charleston, WV

7.7 7.3

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

13.8 44.1

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

10.0 109.3

Charlottesville, VA

5.9 6.3

Chattanooga, TN-GA

8.7 20.6

Cheyenne, WY

5.7 2.5

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

7.7 313.2

Chico, CA

8.8 6.0

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

12.6 120.0

Clarksville, TN-KY

12.2 10.0

Cleveland, TN

7.6 3.4

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

10.3 94.1

Coeur d'Alene, ID

16.7 10.0

College Station-Bryan, TX

7.1 7.8

Colorado Springs, CO

11.3 29.9

Columbia, MO

10.5 9.4

Columbia, SC

7.0 25.4

Columbus, GA-AL

5.3 5.9

Columbus, IN

17.7 7.5

Columbus, OH

11.6 111.2

Corpus Christi, TX

6.7 11.5

Corvallis, OR

5.0 1.9

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

14.6 15.1

Cumberland, MD-WV

13.0 4.3

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

9.6 326.8

Dalton, GA

14.3 8.1

Danbury, CT NECTA

17.0 10.5

Danville, IL

7.7 1.9

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

16.9 11.6

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

8.4 13.6

Dayton, OH

12.3 41.1

Decatur, AL

5.8 3.1

Decatur, IL

5.6 2.5

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

11.8 21.3

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

9.6 129.6

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

9.7 32.2

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

25.2 378.8

Dothan, AL

7.7 4.2

Dover, DE

9.7 6.0

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

13.7 6.3

Dubuque, IA

9.1 4.9

Duluth, MN-WI

10.0 11.7

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

7.0 21.1

East Stroudsburg, PA

25.8 11.1

Eau Claire, WI

12.9 9.8

El Centro, CA

4.1 2.0

El Paso, TX

8.9 25.8

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

9.6 4.6

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

52.8 47.4

Elmira, NY

10.1 3.1

Enid, OK

0.4 0.1

Erie, PA

15.1 15.5

Eugene, OR

7.6 10.7

Evansville, IN-KY

11.1 15.1

Fairbanks, AK

7.4 2.4

Fargo, ND-MN

11.1 14.2

Farmington, NM

3.6 1.5

Fayetteville, NC

6.8 8.1

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

10.0 24.7

Flagstaff, AZ

13.8 7.8

Flint, MI

30.0 30.0

Florence, SC

7.4 6.1

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

9.9 5.0

Fond du Lac, WI

19.4 7.7

Fort Collins, CO

11.7 17.7

Fort Smith, AR-OK

7.2 7.4

Fort Wayne, IN

16.6 31.2

Fresno, CA

6.4 21.1

Gadsden, AL

10.1 3.1

Gainesville, FL

10.4 13.8

Gainesville, GA

9.3 7.9

Gettysburg, PA

24.5 6.6

Glens Falls, NY

19.6 8.3

Goldsboro, NC

1.6 0.6

Grand Forks, ND-MN

9.9 4.6

Grand Island, NE

9.6 3.6

Grand Junction, CO

9.2 5.2

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

18.8 83.8

Grants Pass, OR

13.0 3.1

Great Falls, MT

12.6 3.9

Greeley, CO

3.4 3.5

Green Bay, WI

10.5 16.4

Greensboro-High Point, NC

9.3 29.4

Greenville, NC

10.9 8.0

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

10.9 40.6

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

14.3 19.0

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

8.9 8.0

Hammond, LA

9.1 3.8

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

0.5 0.2

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

12.5 37.2

Harrisonburg, VA

9.6 6.0

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

9.9 49.2

Hattiesburg, MS

11.5 6.7

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

13.8 18.4

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

18.1 12.7

Hinesville, GA

6.7 1.3

Homosassa Springs, FL

13.0 3.8

Hot Springs, AR

15.3 5.1

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

4.9 3.8

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

6.6 188.1

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

11.2 13.1

Huntsville, AL

10.2 23.0

Idaho Falls, ID

13.1 8.6

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

10.6 101.4

Iowa City, IA

5.4 4.9

Ithaca, NY

6.5 3.6

Jackson, MI

15.6 7.3

Jackson, MS

9.6 23.5

Jackson, TN

9.5 5.9

Jacksonville, FL

10.9 71.0

Jacksonville, NC

11.4 5.1

Janesville-Beloit, WI

11.2 6.8

Jefferson City, MO

7.3 5.3

Johnson City, TN

6.5 4.8

Johnstown, PA

11.7 5.1

Jonesboro, AR

8.6 4.7

Joplin, MO

9.3 6.7

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

16.4 8.7

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

13.3 16.3

Kankakee, IL

3.9 1.6

Kansas City, MO-KS

10.4 100.6

Kennewick-Richland, WA

10.0 10.7

Killeen-Temple, TX

6.3 8.5

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

6.2 6.8

Kingston, NY

14.9 7.3

Knoxville, TN

8.6 31.9

Kokomo, IN

7.1 2.4

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

12.2 8.2

Lafayette, LA

4.7 8.6

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

16.4 14.4

Lake Charles, LA

-3.1 -2.9

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

12.5 5.9

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

9.5 21.4

Lancaster, PA

15.6 33.1

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

11.7 22.6

Laredo, TX

6.1 5.8

Las Cruces, NM

4.4 3.0

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

19.3 150.3

Lawrence, KS

6.9 3.2

Lawton, OK

6.9 2.8

Lebanon, PA

13.6 6.1

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

12.2 5.3

Lewiston, ID-WA

9.8 2.6

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

8.2 3.7

Lexington-Fayette, KY

12.6 29.9

Lima, OH

14.7 6.5

Lincoln, NE

8.5 14.7

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

6.9 22.7

Logan, UT-ID

5.9 3.7

Longview, TX

3.9 3.5

Longview, WA

8.3 3.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

8.2 431.6

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

12.2 70.0

Lubbock, TX

8.6 11.6

Lynchburg, VA

5.5 5.2

Macon-Bibb County, GA

8.5 7.8

Madera, CA

7.5 2.7

Madison, WI

9.0 32.5

Manchester, NH NECTA

10.9 10.6

Manhattan, KS

2.3 0.9

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

8.8 4.5

Mansfield, OH

17.9 7.5

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

8.0 19.9

Medford, OR

11.3 8.8

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

8.0 47.2

Merced, CA

5.4 3.5

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

11.0 255.8

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

9.9 3.6

Midland, MI

15.6 4.8

Midland, TX

-1.4 -1.4

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

8.7 65.4

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

8.7 151.1

Missoula, MT

12.9 7.0

Mobile, AL

6.6 11.2

Modesto, CA

8.5 13.7

Monroe, LA

7.6 5.2

Monroe, MI

17.6 5.6

Montgomery, AL

7.5 11.8

Morgantown, WV

13.7 8.3

Morristown, TN

6.4 2.8

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

10.0 4.5

Muncie, IN

10.3 4.5

Muskegon, MI

21.6 10.2

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

23.1 31.7

Napa, CA

15.6 8.9

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

18.4 24.2

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

11.8 108.2

New Bedford, MA NECTA

21.2 11.0

New Bern, NC

7.8 3.2

New Haven, CT NECTA

14.3 35.5

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

8.7 42.1

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

12.0 966.7

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

15.9 8.0

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

14.8 39.8

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

22.3 20.6

Ocala, FL

10.4 10.2

Ocean City, NJ

46.7 13.5

Odessa, TX

-5.6 -4.0

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

11.2 28.0

Oklahoma City, OK

8.2 48.6

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

9.4 10.2

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

7.3 33.6

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

4.4 50.6

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

10.7 9.1

Owensboro, KY

10.0 4.5

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

9.7 25.8

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

10.9 22.7

Panama City, FL

14.6 10.3

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

9.6 3.1

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

10.5 17.8

Peoria, IL

7.0 10.4

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

12.4 308.7

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

9.2 182.4

Pine Bluff, AR

6.0 1.8

Pittsburgh, PA

14.6 141.8

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

11.8 3.8

Pocatello, ID

13.1 4.5

Port St. Lucie, FL

13.6 18.8

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

12.6 22.2

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

8.1 86.0

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

17.8 13.6

Prescott, AZ

14.3 8.3

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

16.8 80.1

Provo-Orem, UT

12.1 30.7

Pueblo, CO

5.1 3.0

Punta Gorda, FL

13.3 5.8

Racine, WI

6.6 4.5

Raleigh, NC

11.6 66.7

Rapid City, SD

11.8 7.1

Reading, PA

15.3 22.0

Redding, CA

8.4 5.1

Reno, NV

13.6 29.2

Richmond, VA

5.1 31.0

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

10.7 146.3

Roanoke, VA

8.2 12.0

Rochester, MN

7.4 8.3

Rochester, NY

14.1 62.5

Rockford, IL

6.0 7.6

Rocky Mount, NC

5.9 3.0

Rome, GA

11.5 4.2

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

9.0 80.9

Saginaw, MI

25.8 16.5

Salem, OR

9.4 14.4

Salinas, CA

12.5 14.7

Salisbury, MD-DE

21.7 28.1

Salt Lake City, UT

9.5 66.0

San Angelo, TX

5.5 2.5

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

11.6 110.2

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

10.4 132.2

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

7.7 161.1

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

6.9 69.3

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

8.8 8.6

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

7.8 6.6

Santa Fe, NM

8.1 4.2

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

10.5 17.5

Santa Rosa, CA

9.4 16.2

Savannah, GA

15.7 25.4

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

13.9 30.0

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

6.6 123.6

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

10.6 5.1

Sebring, FL

9.0 2.1

Sheboygan, WI

9.3 5.2

Sherman-Denison, TX

8.3 3.7

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

6.9 10.9

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

7.3 2.4

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

5.5 4.4

Sioux Falls, SD

7.8 11.4

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

11.5 14.0

Spartanburg, SC

11.7 17.3

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

8.4 19.4

Springfield, IL

9.0 8.4

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

11.9 33.1

Springfield, MO

11.3 22.2

Springfield, OH

13.7 5.7

St. Cloud, MN

7.8 7.6

St. George, UT

17.7 11.5

St. Joseph, MO-KS

4.5 2.6

St. Louis, MO-IL

9.2 112.9

State College, PA

6.3 4.3

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

8.3 3.9

Stockton-Lodi, CA

9.7 21.7

Sumter, SC

8.9 3.1

Syracuse, NY

12.0 31.8

Tallahassee, FL

6.7 11.4

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

11.2 139.1

Terre Haute, IN

6.5 3.8

Texarkana, TX-AR

9.8 5.2

The Villages, FL

6.4 1.9

Toledo, OH

17.2 42.1

Topeka, KS

6.6 6.7

Trenton, NJ

5.5 13.8

Tucson, AZ

7.1 25.2

Tulsa, OK

5.1 21.2

Tuscaloosa, AL

14.4 13.3

Twin Falls, ID

9.7 4.2

Tyler, TX

9.3 9.1

Urban Honolulu, HI

9.6 36.4

Utica-Rome, NY

12.0 12.7

Valdosta, GA

8.7 4.5

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

8.1 10.0

Victoria, TX

4.7 1.7

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

7.9 4.1

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

8.4 58.9

Visalia-Porterville, CA

3.6 4.2

Waco, TX

9.7 11.0

Walla Walla, WA

9.5 2.5

Warner Robins, GA

10.0 7.0

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

7.0 207.5

Waterbury, CT NECTA

16.8 9.3

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

6.8 5.5

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

16.0 5.3

Wausau, WI

6.7 4.4

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

8.9 3.1

Wenatchee, WA

12.2 4.8

Wheeling, WV-OH

11.4 6.1

Wichita Falls, TX

4.6 2.5

Wichita, KS

7.6 20.4

Williamsport, PA

14.4 6.4

Wilmington, NC

15.4 17.3

Winchester, VA-WV

10.5 6.4

Winston-Salem, NC

9.9 23.7

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

10.3 25.0

Yakima, WA

9.4 7.4

York-Hanover, PA

19.4 29.4

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

14.0 24.4

Yuba City, CA

2.1 0.9

Yuma, AZ

6.7 3.6