Employment up in 47 of 51 largest metropolitan areas, October 2017
December 04, 2017
From October 2016 to October 2017, nonfarm employment rose in 47 of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more and fell in 4. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California (+3.0 percent each).
|Metropolitan area||Percent change||October 2016 employment||October 2017 employment||Over-the-year net change|
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA
Austin-Round Rock, TX
Salt Lake City, UT
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Oklahoma City, OK
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
St. Louis, MO-IL
Kansas City, MO-KS
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
New Orleans-Metairie, LA
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
The over-the-year percentage decreases occurred in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia-North Carolina (−1.2 percent), Rochester, New York (−0.6 percent), Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York (−0.5 percent), and Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut (−0.2 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 and may be revised. To learn more, see “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — October 2017” (HTML) (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment up in 47 of 51 largest metropolitan areas, October 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/employment-up-in-47-of-51-largest-metropolitan-areas-october-2017.htm (visited December 18, 2017).
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