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).

Over-the-year change in total nonfarm employment for large metropolitan areas, October 2017, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan areaPercent changeOctober 2016 employmentOctober 2017 employmentOver-the-year net change

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

3.0%1,219,7001,256,50036,800

Raleigh, NC

3.0609,700627,90018,200

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

3.01,418,0001,460,80042,800

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

2.91,024,8001,054,90030,100

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

2.73,555,7003,650,10094,400

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

2.7967,200993,50026,300

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

2.6661,700678,90017,200

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

2.5964,800989,10024,300

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2.42,708,2002,774,00065,800

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2.42,606,2002,668,20062,000

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

2.41,984,2002,032,00047,800

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

2.41,978,4002,025,00046,600

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

2.32,735,1002,797,40062,300

Jacksonville, FL

2.3673,700689,50015,800

Austin-Round Rock, TX

2.21,014,4001,036,60022,200

Salt Lake City, UT

2.2714,400730,40016,000

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

2.21,313,1001,341,80028,700

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

2.11,057,4001,079,80022,400

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

2.1956,800977,30020,500

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

2.01,170,6001,193,80023,200

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

1.91,159,6001,182,10022,500

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

1.72,008,5002,043,10034,600

Columbus, OH

1.61,078,9001,096,10017,200

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

1.63,013,5003,061,60048,100

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

1.52,000,1002,029,40029,300

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

1.51,082,6001,098,70016,100

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1.41,092,8001,108,50015,700

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

1.41,061,3001,075,80014,500

Oklahoma City, OK

1.4633,500642,6009,100

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

1.43,260,0003,306,40046,400

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

1.32,912,5002,951,30038,800

Richmond, VA

1.3672,300681,3009,000

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1.21,440,8001,457,40016,600

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

1.22,380,0002,407,70027,700

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1.01,452,6001,466,60014,000

Pittsburgh, PA

1.01,175,3001,187,40012,100

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

0.99,628,1009,719,40091,300

St. Louis, MO-IL

0.91,379,7001,392,30012,600

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

0.81,408,6001,419,20010,600

Kansas City, MO-KS

0.81,083,3001,091,8008,500

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

0.86,040,3006,089,20048,900

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

0.6522,500525,6003,100

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

0.54,710,1004,731,80021,700

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

0.5592,900596,0003,100

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

0.4645,800648,5002,700

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

0.2868,900871,0002,100

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

0.1578,400578,800400

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

-0.2576,900575,900-1,000

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

-0.5572,100569,400-2,700

Rochester, NY

-0.6539,100535,600-3,500

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

-1.2777,900768,800-9,100

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).

SUGGESTED CITATION

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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