October 22, 2013
In August, 288 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 72 had decreases, and 12 had no change.
Naples-Marco Island, FL
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL
The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Naples-Marco Island, Florida (+6.3 percent), followed by Winchester, Virginia-West Virginia (+5.8 percent), and Lafayette, Indiana, and Odessa, Texas (+5.2 percent each).
The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment occurred in Bloomington, Indiana (-5.0 percent), Lawrence, Kansas (-4.4 percent), and Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, Florida (-3.6 percent).
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. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — August 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-2005.