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April 28, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment in metropolitan areas, March 2011

Employees on nonfarm payrolls, selected metropolitan areas, March 2011
Metropolitan area Nonfarm payroll employment,
March 2011 (p)
Change from March 2010 to March 2011 (p)
Number Percent

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

2,238,400 -4,900 -0.2

Baltimore-Towson, MD

1,255,700 -5,300 -0.4

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI

4,217,400 47,700 1.1

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

2,904,300 69,000 2.4

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

2,559,800 51,800 2.1

Joplin, MO

83,100 5,400 6.9

Kokomo, IN

41,300 2,600 6.7

Lewiston, ID-WA

25,600 -700 -2.7

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

5,138,400 39,500 0.8

Memphis, TN

581,000 -7,500 -1.3

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA

8,247,600 47,300 0.6

Pine Bluff, AR

36,300 -1,200 -3.2

Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA

794,200 -14,600 -1.8

Sandusky, OH

35,800 2,600 7.8

Trenton-Ewing, NJ

233,400 -3,900 -1.6

Yuma, AZ

50,200 -1,400 -2.7

Footnotes:
(p) = Preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment in metropolitan areas, March 2011.