July 31, 2013
From June 2012 to June 2013, the largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Midland, Texas (+6.4 percent), followed by Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California (+6.3 percent), and Winchester, Virginia-West Virginia (+5.6 percent).
|Metropolitan area||Percent change|
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
Ocean City, NJ
The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment occurred in Decatur, Illinois (-4.3 percent), Ocean City, New Jersey (-3.9 percent), and Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (-3.5 percent).
In June, 282 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 79 had decreases, and 11 had no change.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. The data are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — June 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑13‑1525.