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August 30, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Metropolitan area employment and unemployment, July 2012

Over-the-year nonfarm employment changes, selected metropolitan areas, July 2011–July 2012
Metropolitan area Change from July 2011 to July 2012 (p)
Number Percent

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

90,400 1.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

86,300 1.7

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

83,700 3.2

Lafayette, LA

15,400 10.3

Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR

3,900 7.0

Columbus, IN

3,800 8.3

(p) Preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Metropolitan area employment and unemployment, July 2012.


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