Large metropolitan area employment changes, November 2013 to November 2014

January 06, 2015

From November 2013 to November 2014, nonfarm employment rose in 37 of the 38 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2013. The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment occurred in Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas (+4.4 percent), followed by Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+4.3 percent), and San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (+3.8 percent). The only over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (-0.2 percent).

12-month change in nonfarm employment, metropolitan areas with annual employment above 750,000, not seasonally adjusted, November 2013 to November 2014
Metropolitan area Percent change  Change in employment

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

2.4 59,600

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX

3.2 28,600

Baltimore-Towson, MD

1.1 14,500

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH

2.1 53,400

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC

2.9 26,100

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI

0.7 33,600

Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN

2.2 23,000

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH

1.3 13,700

Columbus, OH

0.4 3,800

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.5 111,500

Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO

2.7 36,100

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

0.7 12,500

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

4.4 125,300

Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

2.3 21,900

Kansas City, MO-KS

1.0 10,300

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV

2.5 22,000

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

1.6 92,200

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

3.4 80,800

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

2.5 21,000

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

2.1 38,400

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

2.7 22,000

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA

1.2 107,900

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

4.3 46,300

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

-0.2 -4,800

Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ

2.9 54,700

Pittsburgh, PA

0.8 9,100

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

3.2 33,600

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

2.2 27,500

Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA

2.6 22,900

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

3.2 29,100

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA

3.2 43,000

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

3.2 69,300

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

3.8 37,100

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.3 60,500

St. Louis, MO-IL

1.3 17,600

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

1.1 12,900

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

1.0 7,600

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

0.6 18,900

Over the same period, the largest employment increases occurred in Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas (+125,300), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+111,500), and New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+107,900). The only over-the-year decrease in employment was in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (-4,800).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Area) program. The estimates 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 — November 2014" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Large metropolitan area employment changes, November 2013 to November 2014 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/large-metropolitan-area-employment-changes-november-2013-to-november-2014.htm (visited August 18, 2019).

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