Employment increased in 336 metro areas for the year ending July 2017

September 01, 2017

From July 2016 to July 2017, 336 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 46 had decreases, and 6 had no change.
12-month percentage change in metropolitan area payroll employment, July 2016 to July 2017
Metropolitan area July 2016 employment July 2017 employment(p) Numeric change Percentage change from July 2016 to July 2017(p)

St. George, UT

60,000 63,700 3,700 6.2%

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

130,100 137,500 7,400 5.7

Sebring, FL

24,200 25,500 1,300 5.4

Lake Charles, LA

108,500 114,200 5,700 5.3

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

288,800 303,800 15,000 5.2

Fort Collins, CO

161,000 168,800 7,800 4.8

Wenatchee, WA

45,900 48,100 2,200 4.8

Columbus, IN

51,500 53,900 2,400 4.7

Lewiston, ID-WA

28,300 29,600 1,300 4.6

The Villages, FL

26,400 27,600 1,200 4.5

Provo-Orem, UT

232,600 242,700 10,100 4.3

Boise City, ID

306,400 319,400 13,000 4.2

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

51,900 54,100 2,200 4.2

Madera, CA

36,500 38,000 1,500 4.1

Yakima, WA

83,100 86,500 3,400 4.1

Redding, CA

64,900 67,400 2,500 3.9

Yuma, AZ

51,300 53,300 2,000 3.9

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

242,000 251,200 9,200 3.8

Gainesville, GA

86,300 89,600 3,300 3.8

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

49,900 51,800 1,900 3.8

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

210,800 218,700 7,900 3.7

College Station-Bryan, TX

109,100 113,000 3,900 3.6

Greeley, CO

97,400 100,900 3,500 3.6

Gettysburg, PA

33,900 35,100 1,200 3.5

New Bedford, MA

67,900 70,300 2,400 3.5

Portland-South Portland, ME

207,300 214,600 7,300 3.5

Bend-Redmond, OR

80,200 82,900 2,700 3.4

Cleveland, TN

46,700 48,300 1,600 3.4

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

360,600 372,500 11,900 3.3

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

248,200 256,400 8,200 3.3

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

208,900 215,700 6,800 3.3

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2,657,500 2,742,800 85,300 3.2

Gainesville, FL

135,300 139,600 4,300 3.2

Grants Pass, OR

25,300 26,100 800 3.2

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

340,400 351,400 11,000 3.2

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

1,197,600 1,236,400 38,800 3.2

Raleigh, NC

600,400 619,900 19,500 3.2

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

1,283,300 1,324,100 40,800 3.2

Chattanooga, TN-GA

251,100 259,000 7,900 3.1

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3,503,000 3,611,200 108,200 3.1

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

75,400 77,700 2,300 3.1

Hinesville, GA

19,500 20,100 600 3.1

Huntsville, AL

223,200 230,100 6,900 3.1

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

74,100 76,400 2,300 3.1

Kokomo, IN

41,300 42,600 1,300 3.1

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

137,500 141,700 4,200 3.1

Tallahassee, FL

173,500 178,800 5,300 3.1

Auburn-Opelika, AL

62,900 64,800 1,900 3

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1,081,800 1,114,300 32,500 3

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2,543,600 2,620,400 76,800 3

Punta Gorda, FL

46,400 47,800 1,400 3

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

1,378,000 1,419,700 41,700 3

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

49,200 50,700 1,500 3

Ann Arbor, MI

210,200 216,400 6,200 2.9

Bowling Green, KY

73,200 75,300 2,100 2.9

Harrisonburg, VA

64,900 66,800 1,900 2.9

Hot Springs, AR

37,600 38,700 1,100 2.9

Killeen-Temple, TX

143,400 147,500 4,100 2.9

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

246,400 253,500 7,100 2.9

Morristown, TN

44,800 46,100 1,300 2.9

Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN

944,900 972,300 27,400 2.9

Athens-Clarke County, GA

93,500 96,100 2,600 2.8

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

231,400 237,800 6,400 2.8

Florence, SC

86,200 88,600 2,400 2.8

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

946,800 973,400 26,600 2.8

Medford, OR

83,600 85,900 2,300 2.8

Morgantown, WV

67,900 69,800 1,900 2.8

Napa, CA

71,500 73,500 2,000 2.8

Trenton, NJ

264,100 271,500 7,400 2.8

Chico, CA

79,000 81,100 2,100 2.7

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

297,900 305,800 7,900 2.7

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

540,000 554,500 14,500 2.7

Jacksonville, FL

665,700 683,400 17,700 2.7

Midland, TX

86,300 88,600 2,300 2.7

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1,973,200 2,026,300 53,100 2.7

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

297,300 305,400 8,100 2.7

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

1,141,300 1,172,200 30,900 2.7

Reno, NV

219,000 225,000 6,000 2.7

Salisbury, MD-DE

169,200 173,700 4,500 2.7

Wilmington, NC

123,200 126,500 3,300 2.7

Bellingham, WA

90,000 92,300 2,300 2.6

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

74,200 76,100 1,900 2.6

Boulder, CO

183,200 187,900 4,700 2.6

Charlottesville, VA

111,700 114,600 2,900 2.6

Corpus Christi, TX

189,400 194,300 4,900 2.6

El Paso, TX

306,800 314,900 8,100 2.6

Richmond, VA

663,800 680,900 17,100 2.6

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

3,238,400 3,321,500 83,100 2.6

Ames, IA

48,300 49,500 1,200 2.5

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

1,134,900 1,162,900 28,000 2.5

Janesville-Beloit, WI

68,900 70,600 1,700 2.5

Logan, UT-ID

56,900 58,300 1,400 2.5

Reading, PA

174,900 179,300 4,400 2.5

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

112,400 115,200 2,800 2.5

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

1,966,500 2,015,800 49,300 2.5

Tyler, TX

104,200 106,800 2,600 2.5

Austin-Round Rock, TX

997,600 1,022,000 24,400 2.4

Columbia, MO

94,900 97,200 2,300 2.4

Duluth, MN-WI

134,700 137,900 3,200 2.4

Jackson, MI

57,200 58,600 1,400 2.4

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

144,100 147,500 3,400 2.4

Modesto, CA

173,500 177,700 4,200 2.4

Port St. Lucie, FL

139,300 142,600 3,300 2.4

Savannah, GA

176,100 180,400 4,300 2.4

Springfield, MO

207,000 212,000 5,000 2.4

Yuba City, CA

42,100 43,100 1,000 2.4

Albany, OR

42,800 43,800 1,000 2.3

Appleton, WI

126,500 129,400 2,900 2.3

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

132,500 135,600 3,100 2.3

Carbondale-Marion, IL

56,900 58,200 1,300 2.3

Manchester, NH

110,000 112,500 2,500 2.3

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

113,000 115,600 2,600 2.3

Salt Lake City, UT

699,800 716,000 16,200 2.3

Winchester, VA-WV

61,600 63,000 1,400 2.3

Columbus, OH

1,064,100 1,087,600 23,500 2.2

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

1,970,600 2,013,900 43,300 2.2

Fargo, ND-MN

139,400 142,400 3,000 2.2

Fresno, CA

333,500 340,800 7,300 2.2

Jonesboro, AR

55,200 56,400 1,200 2.2

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

50,300 51,400 1,100 2.2

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

170,400 174,200 3,800 2.2

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

1,926,800 1,968,900 42,100 2.2

Springfield, IL

113,400 115,900 2,500 2.2

Tuscaloosa, AL

103,900 106,200 2,300 2.2

Walla Walla, WA

26,800 27,400 600 2.2

Bloomington, IL

90,500 92,400 1,900 2.1

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

2,722,200 2,779,200 57,000 2.1

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

57,300 58,500 1,200 2.1

Hattiesburg, MS

61,300 62,600 1,300 2.1

Iowa City, IA

99,800 101,900 2,100 2.1

Kingston, NY

61,200 62,500 1,300 2.1

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

223,900 228,500 4,600 2.1

Lexington-Fayette, KY

272,500 278,100 5,600 2.1

Ocala, FL

100,000 102,100 2,100 2.1

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

56,600 57,800 1,200 2.1

Billings, MT

84,900 86,600 1,700 2

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1,444,300 1,473,000 28,700 2

Eugene, OR

153,900 157,000 3,100 2

Evansville, IN-KY

157,300 160,500 3,200 2

Fort Wayne, IN

217,000 221,400 4,400 2

Great Falls, MT

35,000 35,700 700 2

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

78,700 80,300 1,600 2

Kansas City, MO-KS

1,063,900 1,085,400 21,500 2

Leominster-Gardner, MA

51,000 52,000 1,000 2

New Haven, CT

277,900 283,400 5,500 2

Pocatello, ID

35,200 35,900 700 2

Rochester, MN

120,400 122,800 2,400 2

Spartanburg, SC

145,300 148,200 2,900 2

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

50,200 51,200 1,000 2

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

58,700 59,800 1,100 1.9

Dover, DE

68,200 69,500 1,300 1.9

Grand Island, NE

42,100 42,900 800 1.9

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

1,041,000 1,061,000 20,000 1.9

Kennewick-Richland, WA

111,800 113,900 2,100 1.9

Laredo, TX

101,800 103,700 1,900 1.9

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

171,700 175,000 3,300 1.9

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

2,857,900 2,912,500 54,600 1.9

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

1,016,600 1,035,500 18,900 1.9

Sherman-Denison, TX

46,500 47,400 900 1.9

Visalia-Porterville, CA

122,400 124,700 2,300 1.9

Albany, GA

60,600 61,700 1,100 1.8

Burlington, NC

59,800 60,900 1,100 1.8

Colorado Springs, CO

279,800 284,700 4,900 1.8

Hammond, LA

44,200 45,000 800 1.8

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

2,988,700 3,042,900 54,200 1.8

Kankakee, IL

43,700 44,500 800 1.8

Lawrence, KS

50,100 51,000 900 1.8

Lincoln, NE

185,800 189,100 3,300 1.8

Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN

662,100 673,900 11,800 1.8

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

54,800 55,800 1,000 1.8

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

632,300 643,900 11,600 1.8

New Bern, NC

44,500 45,300 800 1.8

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

9,560,100 9,736,500 176,400 1.8

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

131,000 133,300 2,300 1.8

Odessa, TX

68,500 69,700 1,200 1.8

Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, CA

949,300 966,400 17,100 1.8

Salem, OR

160,400 163,300 2,900 1.8

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2,346,100 2,388,500 42,400 1.8

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

100,800 102,600 1,800 1.8

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

41,300 42,000 700 1.7

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

114,800 116,800 2,000 1.7

Flagstaff, AZ

65,400 66,500 1,100 1.7

Fond du Lac, WI

48,000 48,800 800 1.7

Lancaster, PA

249,700 253,900 4,200 1.7

Manhattan, KS

40,500 41,200 700 1.7

Oklahoma City, OK

620,800 631,300 10,500 1.7

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

498,900 507,400 8,500 1.7

Rapid City, SD

70,100 71,300 1,200 1.7

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

56,300 57,200 900 1.6

Merced, CA

62,700 63,700 1,000 1.6

St. Cloud, MN

107,900 109,600 1,700 1.6

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

134,800 137,000 2,200 1.6

Amarillo, TX

119,500 121,300 1,800 1.5

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1,396,600 1,417,200 20,600 1.5

California-Lexington Park, MD

45,200 45,900 700 1.5

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

348,600 353,800 5,200 1.5

Clarksville, TN-KY

87,200 88,500 1,300 1.5

Jackson, MS

275,500 279,600 4,100 1.5

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

98,100 99,600 1,500 1.5

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

47,900 48,600 700 1.5

Lubbock, TX

144,300 146,500 2,200 1.5

Monroe, LA

78,500 79,700 1,200 1.5

Panama City, FL

85,300 86,600 1,300 1.5

Roanoke, VA

160,800 163,200 2,400 1.5

Rome, GA

40,400 41,000 600 1.5

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

239,600 243,100 3,500 1.5

Warner Robins, GA

72,500 73,600 1,100 1.5

Battle Creek, MI

58,700 59,500 800 1.4

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

521,400 528,900 7,500 1.4

Columbia, SC

392,100 397,600 5,500 1.4

Danbury, CT

78,700 79,800 1,100 1.4

El Centro, CA

50,000 50,700 700 1.4

Missoula, MT

59,000 59,800 800 1.4

Ocean City, NJ

56,800 57,600 800 1.4

Pittsfield, MA

43,700 44,300 600 1.4

Saginaw, MI

88,000 89,200 1,200 1.4

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1,420,900 1,441,300 20,400 1.4

Albuquerque, NM

387,300 392,200 4,900 1.3

Barnstable Town, MA

122,300 123,900 1,600 1.3

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

1,063,600 1,077,000 13,400 1.3

Coeur d'Alene, ID

63,900 64,700 800 1.3

Gadsden, AL

38,200 38,700 500 1.3

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

147,800 149,700 1,900 1.3

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

584,200 591,900 7,700 1.3

Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton, PA

258,200 261,600 3,400 1.3

Springfield, MA-CT

330,300 334,600 4,300 1.3

Toledo, OH

309,400 313,500 4,100 1.3

Worcester, MA-CT

281,700 285,400 3,700 1.3

Bakersfield, CA

250,500 253,600 3,100 1.2

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

142,000 143,700 1,700 1.2

Dayton, OH

384,900 389,400 4,500 1.2

Idaho Falls, ID

64,500 65,300 800 1.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

5,919,800 5,993,000 73,200 1.2

Sioux Falls, SD

154,600 156,500 1,900 1.2

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

136,500 138,200 1,700 1.2

Springfield, OH

49,300 49,900 600 1.2

St. Louis, MO-IL

1,352,800 1,369,300 16,500 1.2

Stockton-Lodi, CA

224,900 227,700 2,800 1.2

Urban Honolulu, HI

469,000 474,700 5,700 1.2

Wausau, WI

72,300 73,200 900 1.2

Bangor, ME

65,800 66,500 700 1.1

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

195,900 198,100 2,200 1.1

Flint, MI

138,800 140,300 1,500 1.1

Greensboro-High Point, NC

350,900 354,900 4,000 1.1

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

119,400 120,700 1,300 1.1

Mansfield, OH

53,000 53,600 600 1.1

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

63,000 63,700 700 1.1

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

43,900 44,400 500 1.1

Asheville, NC

185,700 187,500 1,800 1

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

416,000 420,000 4,000 1

Corvallis, OR

39,100 39,500 400 1

Dothan, AL

57,400 58,000 600 1

Erie, PA

127,500 128,800 1,300 1

Glens Falls, NY

59,600 60,200 600 1

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

39,300 39,700 400 1

Jackson, TN

68,300 69,000 700 1

Johnson City, TN

77,500 78,300 800 1

Lebanon, PA

51,000 51,500 500 1

Macon, GA

101,800 102,800 1,000 1

Montgomery, AL

173,300 175,000 1,700 1

Pittsburgh, PA

1,163,300 1,174,600 11,300 1

Pueblo, CO

61,200 61,800 600 1

Racine, WI

78,200 79,000 800 1

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

1,074,000 1,084,500 10,500 1

Victoria, TX

41,500 41,900 400 1

Baton Rouge, LA

402,000 405,600 3,600 0.9

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

249,900 252,100 2,200 0.9

Decatur, AL

53,600 54,100 500 0.9

Fayetteville, NC

126,200 127,300 1,100 0.9

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

566,700 572,000 5,300 0.9

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

350,600 353,700 3,100 0.9

Muskegon, MI

64,000 64,600 600 0.9

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

180,300 182,000 1,700 0.9

Santa Rosa, CA

202,200 204,000 1,800 0.9

Valdosta, GA

55,600 56,100 500 0.9

Wichita Falls, TX

294,000 296,500 2,500 0.9

Ithaca, NY

61,800 62,300 500 0.8

Lima, OH

52,900 53,300 400 0.8

Lynchburg, VA

103,100 103,900 800 0.8

Midland, MI

37,700 38,000 300 0.8

Prescott, AZ

61,500 62,000 500 0.8

Syracuse, NY

314,800 317,300 2,500 0.8

Winston-Salem, NC

256,700 258,800 2,100 0.8

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

362,300 364,700 2,400 0.7

Binghamton, NY

102,500 103,200 700 0.7

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

4,686,100 4,719,200 33,100 0.7

Dalton, GA

70,100 70,600 500 0.7

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

406,800 409,500 2,700 0.7

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

135,300 136,300 1,000 0.7

Johnstown, PA

55,100 55,500 400 0.7

Madison, WI

399,300 401,900 2,600 0.7

Monroe, MI

41,800 42,100 300 0.7

Owensboro, KY

53,400 53,800 400 0.7

Salinas, CA

135,800 136,700 900 0.7

Albany-Schedy-Troy, NY

461,900 464,600 2,700 0.6

Cheyenne, WY

47,100 47,400 300 0.6

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

106,300 106,900 600 0.6

Homosassa Springs, FL

31,900 32,100 200 0.6

Jacksonville, NC

46,300 46,600 300 0.6

Terre Haute, IN

69,100 69,500 400 0.6

Topeka, KS

113,200 113,900 700 0.6

Tucson, AZ

360,100 362,200 2,100 0.6

Tulsa, OK

440,400 443,100 2,700 0.6

Utica-Rome, NY

128,400 129,200 800 0.6

Brunswick, GA

44,300 44,500 200 0.5

Canton-Massillon, OH

172,100 173,000 900 0.5

Dubuque, IA

58,600 58,900 300 0.5

East Stroudsburg, PA

58,400 58,700 300 0.5

Joplin, MO

79,000 79,400 400 0.5

Longview, WA

39,400 39,600 200 0.5

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

865,400 870,000 4,600 0.5

Sumter, SC

38,900 39,100 200 0.5

Anchorage, AK

182,200 183,000 800 0.4

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

46,300 46,500 200 0.4

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

89,900 90,300 400 0.4

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

78,100 78,400 300 0.4

Longview, TX

96,000 96,400 400 0.4

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

571,100 573,300 2,200 0.4

Peoria, IL

175,600 176,300 700 0.4

Waterbury, CT

66,900 67,200 300 0.4

Carson City, NV

29,100 29,200 100 0.3

Charleston, WV

118,600 119,000 400 0.3

Santa Fe, NM

64,600 64,800 200 0.3

St. Joseph, MO-KS

63,100 63,300 200 0.3

Waco, TX

118,500 118,800 300 0.3

York-Hanover, PA

182,000 182,500 500 0.3

Champaign-Urbana, IL

105,000 105,200 200 0.2

Columbus, GA-AL

120,200 120,500 300 0.2

Grand Junction, CO

60,700 60,800 100 0.2

Green Bay, WI

176,900 177,300 400 0.2

Knoxville, TN

388,900 389,600 700 0.2

Lawton, OK

45,200 45,300 100 0.2

Muncie, IN

49,700 49,800 100 0.2

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

88,800 88,900 100 0.1

Akron, OH

337,600 337,500 -100 0

Altoona, PA

61,600 61,600 0 0

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

560,200 560,300 100 0

Cumberland, MD-WV

39,000 39,000 0 0

Jefferson City, MO

76,500 76,500 0 0

Las Cruces, NM

70,300 70,300 0 0

Rockford, IL

151,300 151,300 0 0

Wheeling, WV-OH

66,300 66,300 0 0

Cedar Rapids, IA

143,400 143,200 -200 -0.1

Mobile, AL

178,200 178,100 -100 -0.1

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

162,100 161,700 -400 -0.2

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

97,200 97,000 -200 -0.2

Wichita, KS

57,700 57,600 -100 -0.2

Greenville, NC

77,700 77,500 -200 -0.3

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

155,700 155,300 -400 -0.3

Pine Bluff, AR

32,500 32,400 -100 -0.3

Abilene, TX

67,400 67,100 -300 -0.4

Bloomington, IN

70,900 70,600 -300 -0.4

Farmington, NM

47,000 46,800 -200 -0.4

Fort Smith, AR-OK

111,700 111,200 -500 -0.4

Rochester, NY

528,200 526,300 -1,900 -0.4

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

778,100 775,300 -2,800 -0.4

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

184,300 183,400 -900 -0.5

State College, PA

74,000 73,600 -400 -0.5

San Angelo, TX

48,600 48,300 -300 -0.6

Sheboygan, WI

63,500 63,100 -400 -0.6

Williamsport, PA

52,600 52,300 -300 -0.6

Goldsboro, NC

40,700 40,400 -300 -0.7

Grand Forks, ND-MN

55,700 55,300 -400 -0.7

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

40,400 40,100 -300 -0.7

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

124,500 123,500 -1,000 -0.8

Decatur, IL

51,300 50,900 -400 -0.8

Eau Claire, WI

85,200 84,500 -700 -0.8

Lafayette, LA

200,300 198,600 -1,700 -0.8

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

89,000 88,200 -800 -0.9

Alexandria, LA

63,400 62,700 -700 -1.1

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

180,700 178,800 -1,900 -1.1

Bismarck, ND

74,200 73,300 -900 -1.2

Portsmouth, NH-ME

94,500 93,400 -1,100 -1.2

Texarkana, TX-AR

59,900 59,200 -700 -1.2

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

41,900 41,400 -500 -1.2

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

224,400 221,500 -2,900 -1.3

Danville, IL

28,200 27,800 -400 -1.4

Elmira, NY

37,000 36,500 -500 -1.4

Fairbanks, AK

39,200 38,600 -600 -1.5

Casper, WY

38,400 37,800 -600 -1.6

Rocky Mount, NC

55,600 54,700 -900 -1.6

Bay City, MI

36,200 35,600 -600 -1.7

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

42,800 42,000 -800 -1.9

Beckley, WV

45,600 44,500 -1,100 -2.4

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

33,600 32,800 -800 -2.4

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

41,700 40,500 -1,200 -2.9

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

88,400 85,600 -2,800 -3.2
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary.

Note: Data are not seasonally adjusted.

The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in St. George, Utah (+6.2 percent), Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana (+5.7 percent), and Sebring, Florida (+5.4 percent). The largest numerical increases were in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+176,400), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+108,200), and Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia (+85,300).

The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana (–3.2 percent), followed by Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana (–2.9 percent), and Beckley, West Virginia, and Sierra Vista-Douglas, Arizona (–2.4 percent each). The largest numerical decrease occurred in Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio-Pennsylvania (–2,900), followed by Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, and Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia-North Carolina (–2,800 each).

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 and may be revised. To learn more, see “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — July 2017” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment increased in 336 metro areas for the year ending July 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/employment-increased-in-336-metro-areas-for-the-year-ending-july-2017.htm (visited September 23, 2017).

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