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Provo-Orem, Utah, has largest percentage job gain from June 2014 to June 2015

August 03, 2015

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 317 metropolitan areas from June 2014 to June 2015. Employment decreased in 61 areas and did not change in 9 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Provo-Orem, Utah (6.9 percent), followed by Sebring, Florida (6.1 percent), and Lake Charles, Louisiana (6.0 percent). Nationally, nonfarm employment grew 2.1 percent from June 2014 to June 2015.

 

 

Percent change in nonfarm employment for selected metropolitan areas, June 2014 to June 2015
Metropolitan area Percent(p)

Provo-Orem, UT

6.9

Sebring, FL

6.1

Lake Charles, LA

6.0

Coeur d'Alene, ID

5.6

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

5.5

Greeley, CO

5.2

Lawrence, KS

5.1

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

4.8

Jonesboro, AR

4.7

Midland, TX

4.7

Bend-Redmond, OR

4.6

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

4.4

Salt Lake City, UT

4.4

Gainesville, GA

4.3

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

4.3

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

4.3

Hinesville, GA

4.2

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

4.2

Chico, CA

2.1

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

2.1

Tallahassee, FL

2.1

Trenton, NJ

2.1

Wilmington, NC

2.1

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

-2.1

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-2.2

Great Falls, MT

-2.4

Lawton, OK

-2.4

Racine, WI

-2.9

Yuma, AZ

-3.9

Pine Bluff, AR

-7.6
Footnotes:

(p) = preliminary

The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment occurred in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (−7.6 percent), Yuma, Arizona (−3.9 percent), and Racine, Wisconsin (−2.9 percent).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for June 2015 are preliminary and may be revised. The data are not seasonally adjusted. For more information, see “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment—June 2015” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Provo-Orem, Utah, has largest percentage job gain from June 2014 to June 2015 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/provo-orem-utah-has-largest-percentage-job-gain-from-june-2014-to-june-2015.htm (visited December 01, 2021).

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