The columns for the November 2014 and November 2015 employment levels incorrectly showed the October 2014 and October 2015 levels. The table was corrected to show the November 2014 and 2015 levels.
Provo-Orem, Utah, has largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment
January 06, 2016
From November 2014 to November 2015, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 294 metropolitan areas, decreased in 82 areas, and was unchanged in 11 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Provo-Orem, Utah (+5.2 percent), followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (+5.1 percent), and Idaho Falls, Idaho (+5.0 percent).
Circle size indicates change. Blue represents positive change. Orange represents negative change.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (−7.2 percent), followed by Cape Girardeau, Missouri-Illinois, and Williamsport, Pennsylvania (−3.5 percent each), and Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana (−2.7 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 — November 2015” (HTML) (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Provo-Orem, Utah, has largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/provo-orem-utah-has-largest-over-the-year-percentage-increase-in-employment.htm (visited February 27, 2017).
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