January 31, 2013
In December 2012, 29 of the 32 metropolitan divisions for which employment data are available reported over-the-year employment gains, while 3 reported losses.
|Metropolitan division||Percent change (p)|
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
|Less than -.01|
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
From December 2011 to December 2012, the largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment among the metropolitan divisions was reported in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (+3.4 percent), followed by Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+3.2 percent), and Peabody, Massachusetts (+3.1 percent).
In December 2012, three metropolitan divisions reported an over-the-year percentage decrease in employment: Gary, Indiana (−2.4 percent), Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida (−0.4 percent), and West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida (Less than −0.01 percent).
These metropolitan area data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Area) program; these data are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. Metropolitan divisions are essentially separately identifiable employment centers within a metropolitan area. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — December 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-0142.