July 02, 2014
From May 2013 to May 2014, nonfarm employment rose in 36 of the 38 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2013. Over the period, the largest percentage increase in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+3.7 percent), followed by Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas (+3.6 percent), and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida, and San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (+3.4 percent each).
|Metropolitan area||Change from May 2013 to May 2014||May 2014 employment level|
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Kansas City, MO-KS
St. Louis, MO-IL
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision.
From May 2013 to May 2014, employment declined in Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan, and Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia-North Carolina (−0.2 percent each).
Over the same period, the largest employment increases occurred in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+113,100), Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California (+111,900), and New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-PA (+111,200). These areas also had the largest employment increase among all 372 metropolitan areas.
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 — May 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑14‑1242.