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Cleveland, Tennessee, had largest percentage employment increase over the year ending October 2016

December 07, 2016

From October 2015 to October 2016, nonfarm payroll employment increased 6.7 percent in Cleveland, Tennessee, the largest metropolitan area percentage employment gain nationwide. Over-the-year employment in Madera, California, grew 6.0 percent, the next-largest increase. 

Over-the-year percent change in metropolitan area employment, October 2015 to October 2016
Metropolitan area Percent change(p)

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

0.4%

Auburn-Opelika, AL

3.1

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

0.9

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

2.7

Decatur, AL

1.3

Dothan, AL

1.2

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

1.1

Gadsden, AL

0.8

Huntsville, AL

1.4

Mobile, AL

1.4

Montgomery, AL

1.0

Tuscaloosa, AL

1.7

Anchorage, AK

-0.3

Fairbanks, AK

-1.0

Flagstaff, AZ

0.7

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

0.4

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

1.9

Prescott, AZ

4.8

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

0.3

Tucson, AZ

1.9

Yuma, AZ

1.1

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

1.6

Fort Smith, AR-OK

0.4

Hot Springs, AR

1.3

Jonesboro, AR

2.9

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

0.5

Pine Bluff, AR

-1.8

Bakersfield, CA

1.2

Chico, CA

1.9

El Centro, CA

2.7

Fresno, CA

1.0

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

-1.8

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

1.9

Madera, CA

6.0

Merced, CA

1.7

Modesto, CA

3.9

Napa, CA

3.4

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

1.5

Redding, CA

0.0

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

1.8

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

2.6

Salinas, CA

-0.1

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

2.1

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2.5

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

3.2

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

2.5

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

2.8

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

2.2

Santa Rosa, CA

2.0

Stockton-Lodi, CA

1.6

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

2.3

Visalia-Porterville, CA

2.6

Yuba City, CA

-0.5

Boulder, CO

2.8

Colorado Springs, CO

1.2

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

3.6

Fort Collins, CO

2.5

Grand Junction, CO

0.8

Greeley, CO

3.0

Pueblo, CO

2.1

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

0.1

Danbury, CT NECTA

0.9

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

1.0

New Haven, CT NECTA

0.4

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

-0.3

Waterbury, CT NECTA

2.0

Dover, DE

1.9

Salisbury, MD-DE

2.6

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

2.2

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

3.6

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

0.9

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

5.1

Gainesville, FL

0.6

Homosassa Springs, FL

0.3

Jacksonville, FL

3.7

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

1.0

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2.0

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

3.1

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

4.0

Ocala, FL

1.1

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

4.0

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

1.8

Panama City, FL

1.5

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

2.2

Port St. Lucie, FL

1.3

Punta Gorda, FL

2.8

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

1.6

Sebring, FL

2.4

Tallahassee, FL

1.7

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

2.6

The Villages, FL

3.0

Albany, GA

1.9

Athens-Clarke County, GA

3.0

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2.7

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

1.0

Brunswick, GA

0.5

Columbus, GA-AL

0.4

Dalton, GA

-0.6

Gainesville, GA

2.2

Hinesville, GA

-1.0

Macon, GA

1.6

Rome, GA

1.0

Savannah, GA

2.6

Valdosta, GA

1.1

Warner Robins, GA

0.1

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

2.3

Urban Honolulu, HI

2.0

Boise City, ID

2.7

Coeur d'Alene, ID

2.3

Idaho Falls, ID

1.9

Lewiston, ID-WA

3.9

Pocatello, ID

1.1

Bloomington, IL

-1.3

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-2.2

Champaign-Urbana, IL

1.4

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

0.8

Danville, IL

0.0

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

-0.7

Decatur, IL

-1.9

Kankakee, IL

1.5

Peoria, IL

-0.9

Rockford, IL

1.3

Springfield, IL

1.0

Bloomington, IN

0.4

Columbus, IN

1.7

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

-2.5

Evansville, IN-KY

-1.1

Fort Wayne, IN

1.7

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

1.5

Kokomo, IN

2.2

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

2.4

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

0.0

Muncie, IN

-1.1

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

-0.3

Terre Haute, IN

0.7

Ames, IA

1.1

Cedar Rapids, IA

1.2

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

1.2

Dubuque, IA

0.7

Iowa City, IA

2.8

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

-1.3

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-1.0

Lawrence, KS

0.0

Manhattan, KS

-2.1

Topeka, KS

-1.2

Wichita, KS

0.5

Bowling Green, KY

2.2

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

2.3

Lexington-Fayette, KY

-0.3

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

1.7

Owensboro, KY

2.1

Alexandria, LA

-0.5

Baton Rouge, LA

3.7

Hammond, LA

0.5

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-2.5

Lafayette, LA

-3.2

Lake Charles, LA

2.6

Monroe, LA

0.6

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

0.2

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-0.6

Bangor, ME NECTA

0.3

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

1.8

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

1.5

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.7

California-Lexington Park, MD

0.9

Cumberland, MD-WV

0.0

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

1.3

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

1.6

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

1.7

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

2.5

New Bedford, MA NECTA

-0.4

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

0.9

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

1.7

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

2.2

Ann Arbor, MI

4.8

Battle Creek, MI

1.2

Bay City, MI

-1.1

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

2.1

Flint, MI

0.9

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

2.2

Jackson, MI

-0.2

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

3.5

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

1.8

Midland, MI

1.0

Monroe, MI

0.7

Muskegon, MI

3.0

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

0.3

Saginaw, MI

1.7

Duluth, MN-WI

0.1

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

0.3

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1.4

Rochester, MN

2.6

St. Cloud, MN

1.6

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

-0.8

Hattiesburg, MS

2.1

Jackson, MS

0.3

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

-0.5

Columbia, MO

1.8

Jefferson City, MO

0.7

Joplin, MO

-1.2

Kansas City, MO-KS

1.1

St. Joseph, MO-KS

0.5

St. Louis, MO-IL

2.4

Springfield, MO

3.8

Billings, MT

0.8

Great Falls, MT

0.3

Missoula, MT

1.3

Grand Island, NE

0.5

Lincoln, NE

0.5

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

0.3

Carson City, NV

0.7

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

1.4

Reno, NV

3.2

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

0.7

Manchester, NH NECTA

1.2

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

1.6

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

-0.7

Ocean City, NJ

4.6

Trenton, NJ

0.6

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

-0.9

Albuquerque, NM

0.5

Farmington, NM

-0.8

Las Cruces, NM

1.1

Santa Fe, NM

1.0

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

-0.2

Binghamton, NY

-1.3

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

0.9

Elmira, NY

-1.0

Glens Falls, NY

0.5

Ithaca, NY

3.2

Kingston, NY

1.6

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

1.4

Rochester, NY

0.1

Syracuse, NY

0.2

Utica-Rome, NY

-1.0

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

1.6

Asheville, NC

2.4

Burlington, NC

0.7

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

2.5

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

2.8

Fayetteville, NC

0.7

Goldsboro, NC

-0.9

Greensboro-High Point, NC

2.1

Greenville, NC

-0.4

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

-0.1

Jacksonville, NC

0.6

New Bern, NC

0.7

Raleigh, NC

2.3

Rocky Mount, NC

-1.2

Wilmington, NC

1.5

Winston-Salem, NC

1.1

Bismarck, ND

0.1

Fargo, ND-MN

1.2

Grand Forks, ND-MN

-0.9

Akron, OH

0.7

Canton-Massillon, OH

1.4

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1.9

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

1.0

Columbus, OH

1.4

Dayton, OH

1.5

Lima, OH

2.3

Mansfield, OH

-0.9

Springfield, OH

0.0

Toledo, OH

1.5

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

0.5

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

0.0

Lawton, OK

0.0

Oklahoma City, OK

-0.2

Tulsa, OK

0.2

Albany, OR

3.1

Bend-Redmond, OR

4.6

Corvallis, OR

-0.7

Eugene, OR

1.9

Grants Pass, OR

2.8

Medford, OR

3.1

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

3.0

Salem, OR

3.6

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

-0.6

Altoona, PA

2.6

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

2.1

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

3.5

East Stroudsburg, PA

1.9

Erie, PA

-0.9

Gettysburg, PA

2.0

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

0.6

Johnstown, PA

-1.2

Lancaster, PA

0.3

Lebanon, PA

1.2

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

1.5

Pittsburgh, PA

0.2

Reading, PA

0.9

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

-0.5

State College, PA

1.0

Williamsport, PA

-1.4

York-Hanover, PA

1.4

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

1.6

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

3.2

Columbia, SC

2.0

Florence, SC

0.2

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

1.3

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

1.1

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

0.9

Spartanburg, SC

1.9

Sumter, SC

-0.3

Rapid City, SD

2.7

Sioux Falls, SD

3.7

Chattanooga, TN-GA

1.4

Clarksville, TN-KY

2.0

Cleveland, TN

6.7

Jackson, TN

0.6

Johnson City, TN

1.0

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

0.1

Knoxville, TN

2.0

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

1.5

Morristown, TN

2.6

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

2.4

Abilene, TX

1.6

Amarillo, TX

0.5

Austin-Round Rock, TX

2.2

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

0.5

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

2.6

College Station-Bryan, TX

3.1

Corpus Christi, TX

1.1

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.3

El Paso, TX

2.3

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

0.4

Killeen-Temple, TX

1.6

Laredo, TX

3.1

Longview, TX

0.6

Lubbock, TX

1.4

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

3.0

Midland, TX

0.7

Odessa, TX

-0.8

San Angelo, TX

2.2

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

1.3

Sherman-Denison, TX

1.7

Texarkana, TX-AR

-0.5

Tyler, TX

1.6

Victoria, TX

2.5

Waco, TX

2.4

Wichita Falls, TX

-0.5

Logan, UT-ID

3.1

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

3.7

Provo-Orem, UT

3.2

St. George, UT

4.7

Salt Lake City, UT

3.4

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

-0.2

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

0.4

Charlottesville, VA

4.2

Harrisonburg, VA

0.3

Lynchburg, VA

-0.6

Richmond, VA

1.9

Roanoke, VA

1.2

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

-1.4

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

0.6

Winchester, VA-WV

2.4

Bellingham, WA

2.0

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

0.8

Kennewick-Richland, WA

2.7

Longview, WA

3.3

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

2.9

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

2.4

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.7

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

4.1

Walla Walla, WA

1.1

Wenatchee, WA

0.7

Yakima, WA

1.1

Beckley, WV

-1.5

Charleston, WV

-0.7

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

0.2

Morgantown, WV

0.4

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-1.9

Wheeling, WV-OH

-0.7

Appleton, WI

0.9

Eau Claire, WI

0.8

Fond du Lac, WI

0.8

Green Bay, WI

1.5

Janesville-Beloit, WI

4.3

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

0.5

Madison, WI

0.7

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

-0.1

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

0.1

Racine, WI

0.1

Sheboygan, WI

0.0

Wausau, WI

0.4

Casper, WY

-5.3

Cheyenne, WY

-3.8
Footnotes:

(p) = preliminary

The two largest over-the-year percentage employment decreases both occurred in Wyoming; employment in Casper, Wyoming, declined 5.3 percent, while Cheyenne experienced an employment loss of 3.8 percent.  

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — October 2016” (HTML) (PDF).

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Cleveland, Tennessee, had largest percentage employment increase over the year ending October 2016 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/cleveland-tennessee-had-largest-percentage-employment-increase-over-the-year-ending-october-2016.htm (visited February 25, 2021).

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