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308 metro areas had increases in employment for year ending January 2017

March 24, 2017

In January 2017, 308 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 75 had decreases, and 5 had no change.

Change in total nonfarm employment for metropolitan areas, January 2016 to January 2017, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area Over-the-year percent change January 2016 employment January 2017 employment Over-the-year net change

Ithaca, NY

5.5% 60,100 63,400 3,300

Yuba City, CA

5.4 40,500 42,700 2,200

Grants Pass, OR

5.3 24,500 25,800 1,300

Lake Charles, LA

5.3 105,100 110,700 5,600

St. George, UT

5.2 57,600 60,600 3,000

Sebring, FL

5.1 25,500 26,800 1,300

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

4.6 1,178,400 1,233,000 54,600

Boise City, ID

4.4 294,100 306,900 12,800

Ocala, FL

4.4 98,400 102,700 4,300

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

4.2 290,000 302,300 12,300

Provo-Orem, UT

4.2 230,900 240,500 9,600

Reno, NV

4.1 211,900 220,600 8,700

The Villages, FL

4.1 27,000 28,100 1,100

Yakima, WA

4.1 80,200 83,500 3,300

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

4.0 3,422,800 3,558,200 135,400

Gainesville, FL

4.0 137,500 143,000 5,500

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

4.0 210,100 218,400 8,300

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

4.0 49,900 51,900 2,000

Bend-Redmond, OR

3.9 74,500 77,400 2,900

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

3.9 191,100 198,600 7,500

Madera, CA

3.9 35,700 37,100 1,400

Muncie, IN

3.9 49,000 50,900 1,900

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

3.9 238,600 248,000 9,400

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

3.9 203,900 211,800 7,900

Chico, CA

3.8 77,000 79,900 2,900

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

3.8 237,800 246,800 9,000

Punta Gorda, FL

3.8 46,900 48,700 1,800

Walla Walla, WA

3.8 26,600 27,600 1,000

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

3.7 2,602,000 2,698,800 96,800

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

3.7 94,200 97,700 3,500

Bowling Green, KY

3.7 72,100 74,800 2,700

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

3.7 923,200 957,500 34,300

Redding, CA

3.7 62,700 65,000 2,300

Modesto, CA

3.6 166,400 172,400 6,000

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

3.6 109,700 113,700 4,000

Austin-Round Rock, TX

3.5 974,800 1,008,800 34,000

Iowa City, IA

3.5 97,700 101,100 3,400

Tallahassee, FL

3.5 173,400 179,500 6,100

Yuma, AZ

3.5 54,300 56,200 1,900

Fort Collins, CO

3.4 153,900 159,200 5,300

Gainesville, GA

3.4 84,600 87,500 2,900

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

3.4 926,100 957,500 31,400

Port St. Lucie, FL

3.4 141,100 145,900 4,800

Savannah, GA

3.4 171,200 177,000 5,800

Albany, GA

3.3 60,900 62,900 2,000

Auburn-Opelika, AL

3.3 60,800 62,800 2,000

Killeen-Temple, TX

3.3 141,000 145,700 4,700

Lewiston, ID-WA

3.3 27,000 27,900 900

Topeka, KS

3.3 109,400 113,000 3,600

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

3.2 1,120,600 1,156,500 35,900

Harrisonburg, VA

3.2 65,500 67,600 2,100

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

3.2 1,381,900 1,426,000 44,100

Salt Lake City, UT

3.2 682,500 704,500 22,000

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.2 1,898,500 1,958,400 59,900

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

3.1 335,600 346,000 10,400

Colorado Springs, CO

3.1 270,500 279,000 8,500

Idaho Falls, ID

3.1 61,300 63,200 1,900

Jonesboro, AR

3.1 54,200 55,900 1,700

Ocean City, NJ

3.1 32,600 33,600 1,000

Spartanburg, SC

3.1 143,100 147,600 4,500

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

3.0 49,800 51,300 1,500

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

3.0 1,270,600 1,308,800 38,200

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

2.9 105,200 108,300 3,100

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

2.9 531,500 546,700 15,200

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

2.9 142,400 146,600 4,200

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

2.9 225,200 231,800 6,600

Medford, OR

2.9 82,100 84,500 2,400

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

2.9 147,100 151,300 4,200

Raleigh, NC

2.9 585,800 602,500 16,700

Salem, OR

2.9 155,400 159,900 4,500

Wilmington, NC

2.9 118,700 122,200 3,500

College Station-Bryan, TX

2.8 112,400 115,500 3,100

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

2.8 50,800 52,200 1,400

Fresno, CA

2.8 325,400 334,500 9,100

Grand Forks, ND-MN

2.8 56,400 58,000 1,600

Jacksonville, FL

2.8 651,200 669,500 18,300

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

2.8 644,000 661,800 17,800

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2.8 2,552,700 2,624,000 71,300

Rome, GA

2.8 39,800 40,900 1,100

Warner Robins, GA

2.8 70,800 72,800 2,000

Chattanooga, TN-GA

2.7 245,900 252,600 6,700

Columbus, IN

2.7 51,400 52,800 1,400

El Paso, TX

2.7 304,200 312,300 8,100

Lubbock, TX

2.7 142,000 145,800 3,800

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

2.7 168,000 172,600 4,600

Prescott, AZ

2.7 60,300 61,900 1,600

Sherman-Denison, TX

2.7 45,200 46,400 1,200

Stockton-Lodi, CA

2.7 219,400 225,300 5,900

Hinesville, GA

2.6 19,400 19,900 500

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

2.6 1,014,700 1,040,600 25,900

Laredo, TX

2.6 100,700 103,300 2,600

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

2.6 295,800 303,600 7,800

Salinas, CA

2.6 132,100 135,600 3,500

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

2.6 994,300 1,019,900 25,600

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

2.6 57,400 58,900 1,500

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

2.5 229,600 235,300 5,700

Boulder, CO

2.5 181,900 186,500 4,600

Charlottesville, VA

2.5 110,100 112,900 2,800

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

2.5 68,300 70,000 1,700

Fargo, ND-MN

2.5 136,300 139,700 3,400

Flagstaff, AZ

2.5 63,000 64,600 1,600

Kansas City, MO-KS

2.5 1,040,900 1,066,800 25,900

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2.5 2,286,200 2,344,400 58,200

Springfield, MO

2.5 205,000 210,200 5,200

Hot Springs, AR

2.4 37,100 38,000 900

Kingston, NY

2.4 59,500 60,900 1,400

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

2.4 2,797,400 2,864,500 67,100

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

2.4 1,940,600 1,987,800 47,200

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

2.4 97,700 100,000 2,300

Sheboygan, WI

2.4 59,400 60,800 1,400

Albany, OR

2.3 42,700 43,700 1,000

Cleveland, TN

2.3 47,000 48,100 1,100

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

2.3 295,800 302,700 6,900

Glens Falls, NY

2.3 52,500 53,700 1,200

Kennewick-Richland, WA

2.3 106,100 108,500 2,400

New Bedford, MA NECTA

2.3 65,900 67,400 1,500

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

2.3 1,393,300 1,425,600 32,300

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

2.2 2,631,800 2,690,900 59,100

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

2.2 233,200 238,400 5,200

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

2.2 49,200 50,300 1,100

Trenton, NJ

2.2 258,900 264,600 5,700

Tyler, TX

2.2 102,000 104,200 2,200

Coeur d'Alene, ID

2.1 57,800 59,000 1,200

Eugene, OR

2.1 153,100 156,300 3,200

Fort Wayne, IN

2.1 213,700 218,100 4,400

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

2.1 101,400 103,500 2,100

Merced, CA

2.1 63,100 64,400 1,300

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

2.1 1,048,600 1,070,100 21,500

Waco, TX

2.1 116,300 118,700 2,400

Ann Arbor, MI

2.0 210,900 215,200 4,300

Appleton, WI

2.0 122,100 124,500 2,400

Bloomington, IN

2.0 74,500 76,000 1,500

Columbus, OH

2.0 1,036,800 1,057,100 20,300

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

2.0 1,398,900 1,427,200 28,300

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

2.0 348,100 355,100 7,000

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

2.0 128,200 130,800 2,600

Kokomo, IN

2.0 40,800 41,600 800

Lebanon, PA

2.0 50,000 51,000 1,000

Sioux Falls, SD

2.0 148,200 151,100 2,900

Springfield, IL

2.0 112,000 114,200 2,200

Visalia-Porterville, CA

2.0 121,500 123,900 2,400

Brunswick, GA

1.9 42,000 42,800 800

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1.9 1,051,600 1,071,200 19,600

Fond du Lac, WI

1.9 46,500 47,400 900

Gadsden, AL

1.9 37,800 38,500 700

Grand Island, NE

1.9 41,300 42,100 800

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

1.9 73,000 74,400 1,400

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

1.9 75,500 76,900 1,400

Logan, UT-ID

1.9 58,700 59,800 1,100

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

1.9 249,700 254,500 4,800

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

1.9 193,800 197,500 3,700

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

1.9 929,700 947,800 18,100

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

1.9 177,400 180,700 3,300

Asheville, NC

1.8 182,800 186,000 3,200

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

1.8 256,400 261,000 4,600

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

1.8 1,931,700 1,965,700 34,000

Florence, SC

1.8 85,600 87,100 1,500

Gettysburg, PA

1.8 33,900 34,500 600

Hammond, LA

1.8 43,700 44,500 800

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

1.8 148,200 150,900 2,700

Huntsville, AL

1.8 222,000 226,100 4,100

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

1.8 1,117,800 1,137,900 20,100

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

1.8 132,600 135,000 2,400

Athens-Clarke County, GA

1.7 92,100 93,700 1,600

Billings, MT

1.7 82,400 83,800 1,400

Burlington, NC

1.7 59,500 60,500 1,000

Jackson, TN

1.7 66,200 67,300 1,100

Madison, WI

1.7 387,000 393,600 6,600

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

1.7 47,700 48,500 800

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

1.7 143,300 145,800 2,500

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

1.7 9,272,400 9,430,400 158,000

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

1.7 86,800 88,300 1,500

Pueblo, CO

1.7 60,600 61,600 1,000

Rapid City, SD

1.7 63,800 64,900 1,100

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

1.7 3,162,600 3,217,400 54,800

Wausau, WI

1.7 70,700 71,900 1,200

Wenatchee, WA

1.7 42,200 42,900 700

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

1.6 139,900 142,200 2,300

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

1.6 545,600 554,600 9,000

Dothan, AL

1.6 56,700 57,600 900

East Stroudsburg, PA

1.6 56,500 57,400 900

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

1.6 104,700 106,400 1,700

Lancaster, PA

1.6 243,200 247,000 3,800

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

1.6 50,400 51,200 800

New Bern, NC

1.6 43,800 44,500 700

St. Cloud, MN

1.6 105,200 106,900 1,700

Utica-Rome, NY

1.6 122,500 124,400 1,900

Winchester, VA-WV

1.6 60,800 61,800 1,000

Amarillo, TX

1.5 119,000 120,800 1,800

Ames, IA

1.5 51,800 52,600 800

El Centro, CA

1.5 52,000 52,800 800

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

1.5 330,100 335,100 5,000

Jefferson City, MO

1.5 75,500 76,600 1,100

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

1.5 46,900 47,600 700

Lincoln, NE

1.5 184,200 186,900 2,700

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1.5 1,908,500 1,936,200 27,700

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

1.5 125,100 127,000 1,900

Pocatello, ID

1.5 34,000 34,500 500

Columbia, MO

1.4 95,600 96,900 1,300

Hattiesburg, MS

1.4 63,000 63,900 900

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

1.4 73,900 74,900 1,000

Lexington-Fayette, KY

1.4 270,300 274,100 3,800

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

1.4 5,878,400 5,957,800 79,400

Manhattan, KS

1.4 41,600 42,200 600

Morristown, TN

1.4 44,400 45,000 600

Roanoke, VA

1.4 159,600 161,800 2,200

Santa Rosa, CA

1.4 196,100 198,900 2,800

St. Louis, MO-IL 

1.4 1,330,600 1,349,500 18,900

Toledo, OH

1.4 304,100 308,500 4,400

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

1.3 450,500 456,400 5,900

Knoxville, TN

1.3 383,600 388,700 5,100

Napa, CA

1.3 68,200 69,100 900

Owensboro, KY

1.3 52,500 53,200 700

Sumter, SC

1.3 38,500 39,000 500

Terre Haute, IN

1.3 69,000 69,900 900

Tuscaloosa, AL

1.3 103,400 104,700 1,300

Bellingham, WA

1.2 89,200 90,300 1,100

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

1.2 41,500 42,000 500

Columbia, SC

1.2 386,400 391,100 4,700

Dubuque, IA

1.2 58,800 59,500 700

Greeley, CO

1.2 97,700 98,900 1,200

Lawrence, KS

1.2 52,000 52,600 600

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

1.2 59,500 60,200 700

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

1.2 94,700 95,800 1,100

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

1.2 111,600 112,900 1,300

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.1 1,363,800 1,378,200 14,400

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

1.1 512,700 518,300 5,600

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

1.1 56,200 56,800 600

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

1.1 401,300 405,800 4,500

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

1.1 37,300 37,700 400

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

1.1 134,800 136,300 1,500

Las Cruces, NM

1.1 70,100 70,900 800

Montgomery, AL

1.1 169,900 171,800 1,900

St. Joseph, MO-KS

1.1 62,300 63,000 700

Syracuse, NY

1.1 307,900 311,400 3,500

Valdosta, GA

1.1 55,100 55,700 600

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

1.1 275,800 278,800 3,000

Albuquerque, NM

1.0 380,700 384,500 3,800

Battle Creek, MI

1.0 57,800 58,400 600

Corvallis, OR

1.0 41,100 41,500 400

Dover, DE

1.0 67,600 68,300 700

Jackson, MS

1.0 276,000 278,800 2,800

Johnson City, TN

1.0 77,700 78,500 800

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

1.0 485,800 490,800 5,000

Panama City, FL

1.0 80,900 81,700 800

Salisbury, MD-DE 

1.0 144,600 146,000 1,400

Urban Honolulu, HI

1.0 467,700 472,500 4,800

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

1.0 40,800 41,200 400

York-Hanover, PA

1.0 181,000 182,800 1,800

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

0.9 123,600 124,700 1,100

Dalton, GA

0.9 69,100 69,700 600

Decatur, AL

0.9 53,600 54,100 500

Evansville, IN-KY

0.9 155,200 156,600 1,400

Greensboro-High Point, NC

0.9 352,800 355,900 3,100

Macon-Bibb County, GA

0.9 101,100 102,000 900

Missoula, MT

0.9 57,500 58,000 500

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

0.9 323,600 326,600 3,000

Bay City, MI

0.8 35,600 35,900 300

Danbury, CT NECTA

0.8 77,500 78,100 600

Elmira, NY

0.8 36,900 37,200 300

Greenville, NC

0.8 77,700 78,300 600

Janesville-Beloit, WI

0.8 66,100 66,600 500

Lima, OH

0.8 51,700 52,100 400

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

0.8 349,300 352,100 2,800

Longview, WA

0.8 38,200 38,500 300

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

0.8 628,800 633,800 5,000

Reading, PA

0.8 174,400 175,800 1,400

Richmond, VA

0.8 653,100 658,000 4,900

Rochester, MN

0.8 116,200 117,100 900

Santa Fe, NM

0.8 62,100 62,600 500

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

0.7 73,300 73,800 500

Champaign-Urbana, IL

0.7 106,500 107,200 700

Clarksville, TN-KY

0.7 88,100 88,700 600

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

0.7 40,400 40,700 300

Baton Rouge, LA

0.6 400,100 402,600 2,500

Dayton, OH

0.6 377,400 379,500 2,100

Great Falls, MT

0.6 35,200 35,400 200

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

0.6 566,900 570,100 3,200

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

0.6 755,600 760,100 4,500

Winston-Salem, NC

0.6 257,900 259,400 1,500

Binghamton, NY

0.5 100,600 101,100 500

Canton-Massillon, OH

0.5 169,000 169,900 900

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

0.5 43,600 43,800 200

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

0.5 4,542,400 4,565,000 22,600

Monroe, LA

0.5 78,300 78,700 400

Carson City, NV

0.4 28,000 28,100 100

Cedar Rapids, IA

0.4 141,700 142,300 600

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 

0.4 179,900 180,700 800

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

0.4 56,400 56,600 200

Enid, OK

0.4 27,300 27,400 100

Fayetteville, NC

0.4 129,000 129,500 500

Flint, MI

0.4 137,100 137,600 500

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

0.4 119,900 120,400 500

Pittsburgh, PA

0.4 1,140,100 1,144,600 4,500

State College, PA

0.4 73,600 73,900 300

Columbus, GA-AL

0.3 119,900 120,300 400

Cumberland, MD-WV

0.3 38,100 38,200 100

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

0.3 2,976,800 2,986,100 9,300

Pine Bluff, AR

0.3 32,600 32,700 100

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

0.3 34,000 34,100 100

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

0.2 122,700 123,000 300

Corpus Christi, TX

0.2 188,700 189,100 400

Green Bay, WI

0.2 170,900 171,300 400

Tucson, AZ

0.2 371,400 372,300 900

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

0.1 1,032,300 1,033,000 700

Duluth, MN-WI

0.1 132,700 132,800 100

Lynchburg, VA

0.1 102,600 102,700 100

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

0.1 138,800 138,900 100

Bakersfield, CA

0.0 255,900 255,900  

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

0.0 562,800 562,800  

Homosassa Springs, FL

0.0 33,100 33,100  

Kankakee, IL

0.0 43,600 43,600  

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

0.0 255,600 255,600  

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

-0.1 88,000 87,900 -100

Eau Claire, WI

-0.1 82,800 82,700 -100

Mobile, AL

-0.1 176,700 176,600 -100

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

-0.1 573,000 572,200 -800

Racine, WI

-0.1 75,900 75,800 -100

Akron, OH

-0.2 333,100 332,300 -800

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

-0.2 356,500 355,800 -700

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

-0.2 45,600 45,500 -100

Cheyenne, WY

-0.2 45,500 45,400 -100

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

-0.2 845,700 843,900 -1,800

Saginaw, MI

-0.2 87,300 87,100 -200

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-0.2 219,800 219,400 -400

Abilene, TX

-0.3 67,500 67,300 -200

Bangor, ME NECTA

-0.3 64,800 64,600 -200

California-Lexington Park, MD

-0.4 45,000 44,800 -200

Lawton, OK

-0.4 45,200 45,000 -200

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

-0.4 57,100 56,900 -200

Altoona, PA

-0.5 60,200 59,900 -300

Bismarck, ND

-0.5 72,800 72,400 -400

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-0.5 55,900 55,600 -300

Grand Junction, CO

-0.5 59,300 59,000 -300

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

-0.5 153,000 152,200 -800

Manchester, NH NECTA

-0.5 109,200 108,700 -500

Midland, MI

-0.5 36,900 36,700 -200

Rochester, NY

-0.5 522,000 519,400 -2,600

Decatur, IL

-0.6 50,800 50,500 -300

Oklahoma City, OK

-0.6 622,200 618,500 -3,700

Danville, IL

-0.7 28,600 28,400 -200

Fort Smith, AR-OK

-0.7 112,300 111,500 -800

Texarkana, TX-AR

-0.7 60,100 59,700 -400

Tulsa, OK

-0.7 442,400 439,500 -2,900

Wichita Falls, TX

-0.7 57,600 57,200 -400

Wichita, KS

-0.7 294,700 292,600 -2,100

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

-0.8 164,200 162,900 -1,300

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

-0.8 403,400 400,300 -3,100

Mansfield, OH

-0.8 51,800 51,400 -400

Muskegon, MI

-0.8 62,500 62,000 -500

New Haven, CT NECTA

-0.8 276,000 273,800 -2,200

Waterbury, CT NECTA

-0.8 66,100 65,600 -500

Erie, PA

-0.9 126,500 125,300 -1,200

Jackson, MI

-0.9 56,700 56,200 -500

Joplin, MO

-0.9 81,200 80,500 -700

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-0.9 89,300 88,500 -800

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

-1.0 59,900 59,300 -600

Jacksonville, NC

-1.0 48,500 48,000 -500

Charleston, WV

-1.2 118,000 116,600 -1,400

Rocky Mount, NC

-1.2 56,200 55,500 -700

Springfield, OH

-1.2 49,300 48,700 -600

Wheeling, WV-OH

-1.2 65,400 64,600 -800

Alexandria, LA

-1.3 63,500 62,700 -800

Longview, TX

-1.4 97,300 95,900 -1,400

Monroe, MI

-1.4 41,900 41,300 -600

San Angelo, TX

-1.4 48,800 48,100 -700

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

-1.4 87,600 86,400 -1,200

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-1.5 40,800 40,200 -600

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-1.5 40,400 39,800 -600

Johnstown, PA

-1.6 55,200 54,300 -900

Goldsboro, NC

-1.7 41,900 41,200 -700

Morgantown, WV

-1.7 69,300 68,100 -1,200

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-1.7 181,700 178,600 -3,100

Williamsport, PA

-1.7 53,400 52,500 -900

Victoria, TX

-1.9 42,500 41,700 -800

Anchorage, AK

-2.1 174,800 171,100 -3,700

Beckley, WV

-2.4 44,900 43,800 -1,100

Bloomington, IL

-2.4 92,700 90,500 -2,200

Fairbanks, AK

-2.5 35,900 35,000 -900

Midland, TX

-2.5 89,300 87,100 -2,200

Rockford, IL

-2.5 148,700 145,000 -3,700

Peoria, IL

-2.7 174,000 169,300 -4,700

Odessa, TX

-2.9 71,500 69,400 -2,100

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 

-3.4 41,300 39,900 -1,400

Farmington, NM

-3.6 49,800 48,000 -1,800

Lafayette, LA

-4.3 205,500 196,700 -8,800

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-7.2 91,800 85,200 -6,600

Casper, WY

-9.5 39,900 36,100 -3,800

The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+158,000); Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+135,400); and Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia (+96,800). The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Ithaca, New York (+5.5 percent), followed by Yuba City, California (+5.4 percent); Grants Pass, Oregon; and Lake Charles, Louisiana (+5.3 percent each).

The largest over-the-year decreases in employment occurred in Lafayette, Louisiana (−8,800); Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana (−6,600); and Peoria, Illinois (−4,700). The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Casper, Wyoming (−9.5 percent), followed by Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana (−7.2 percent); and Lafayette, Louisiana (−4.3 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 — January 2017" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 308 metro areas had increases in employment for year ending January 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/308-metro-areas-had-increases-in-employment-for-year-ending-january-2017.htm (visited September 26, 2020).

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