April 18, 2014
From February 2013 to February 2014, nonfarm employment rose in 33 of the 38 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2013, decreased in 4 areas, and was unchanged in Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas.
|Metropolitan statistical area||Percent change (p)|
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
Kansas City, MO-KS
St. Louis, MO-IL
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
Note: Metropolitan areas based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 10-02. Areas in the New England states are metropolitan New England City and Town areas (NECTAs), while areas in other states are county-based.
In February 2014, the largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (+4.4 percent), followed by Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas (+3.9 percent), and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+3.6 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment occurred in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (−0.5 percent), Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia-North Carolina. (−0.3 percent), and Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan (−0.2 percent).
These metropolitan area data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Area) program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — February 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑14‑0565.