Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 297 metropolitan areas over the year ending April 2017

June 05, 2017

Among the nation’s 388 metropolitan areas, 297 had employment increases from April 2016 to April 2017, while 81 had decreases, and 10 were unchanged.

Over-the-year change in metropolitan area nonfarm payroll employment, April 2016 to April 2017
Metropolitan area April 2016 employment April 2017 employment(p) Over-the-year change(p) Over-the-year percent change(p)

Abilene, TX

67,600 68,500 900 1.3%

Akron, OH

341,200 340,500 -700 -0.2

Albany, GA

61,500 62,700 1,200 2.0

Albany, OR

43,600 44,300 700 1.6

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

464,800 466,200 1,400 0.3

Albuquerque, NM

388,800 390,700 1,900 0.5

Alexandria, LA

63,900 63,100 -800 -1.3

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

364,300 363,200 -1,100 -0.3

Altoona, PA

60,900 61,000 100 0.2

Amarillo, TX

120,700 121,900 1,200 1.0

Ames, IA

54,300 55,100 800 1.5

Anchorage, AK

178,300 174,100 -4,200 -2.4

Ann Arbor, MI

219,700 222,300 2,600 1.2

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

46,400 46,300 -100 -0.2

Appleton, WI

124,400 126,200 1,800 1.4

Asheville, NC

187,400 191,200 3,800 2.0

Athens-Clarke County, GA

94,400 95,900 1,500 1.6

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2,652,300 2,739,500 87,200 3.3

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

128,600 128,300 -300 -0.2

Auburn-Opelika, AL

62,700 65,200 2,500 4.0

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

237,500 241,800 4,300 1.8

Austin-Round Rock, TX

995,600 1,024,500 28,900 2.9

Bakersfield, CA

257,200 259,300 2,100 0.8

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1,396,300 1,407,100 10,800 0.8

Bangor, ME NECTA

66,600 66,800 200 0.3

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

100,400 102,800 2,400 2.4

Baton Rouge, LA

408,000 408,900 900 0.2

Battle Creek, MI

58,800 59,300 500 0.9

Bay City, MI

36,300 35,500 -800 -2.2

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

165,200 164,400 -800 -0.5

Beckley, WV

45,300 44,500 -800 -1.8

Bellingham, WA

91,000 93,100 2,100 2.3

Bend-Redmond, OR

77,700 80,400 2,700 3.5

Billings, MT

85,200 85,900 700 0.8

Binghamton, NY

104,400 104,000 -400 -0.4

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

520,500 524,100 3,600 0.7

Bismarck, ND

74,300 73,500 -800 -1.1

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

79,900 80,500 600 0.8

Bloomington, IL

94,900 94,600 -300 -0.3

Bloomington, IN

77,600 77,900 300 0.4

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

42,700 43,000 300 0.7

Boise City, ID

303,500 313,400 9,900 3.3

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

2,696,200 2,739,000 42,800 1.6

Boulder, CO

186,200 189,900 3,700 2.0

Bowling Green, KY

75,400 77,500 2,100 2.8

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

88,700 88,900 200 0.2

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

408,500 407,400 -1,100 -0.3

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

140,900 143,300 2,400 1.7

Brunswick, GA

43,800 44,200 400 0.9

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

559,400 559,400 0 0.0

Burlington, NC

60,600 61,500 900 1.5

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

125,000 124,200 -800 -0.6

California-Lexington Park, MD

45,600 45,400 -200 -0.4

Canton-Massillon, OH

172,900 171,600 -1,300 -0.8

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

259,900 261,500 1,600 0.6

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

44,600 44,100 -500 -1.1

Carbondale-Marion, IL

58,900 57,600 -1,300 -2.2

Carson City, NV

28,700 29,000 300 1.0

Casper, WY

39,300 36,900 -2,400 -6.1

Cedar Rapids, IA

143,900 144,600 700 0.5

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

60,100 59,900 -200 -0.3

Champaign-Urbana, IL

112,200 111,700 -500 -0.4

Charleston, WV

119,600 118,300 -1,300 -1.1

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

345,800 352,500 6,700 1.9

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

1,145,900 1,173,400 27,500 2.4

Charlottesville, VA

115,300 118,500 3,200 2.8

Chattanooga, TN-GA

251,300 258,700 7,400 2.9

Cheyenne, WY

46,500 46,400 -100 -0.2

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

4,629,700 4,643,500 13,800 0.3

Chico, CA

80,000 83,100 3,100 3.9

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1,079,000 1,096,900 17,900 1.7

Clarksville, TN-KY

89,300 90,500 1,200 1.3

Cleveland, TN

47,100 48,500 1,400 3.0

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

1,052,600 1,062,900 10,300 1.0

Coeur d'Alene, ID

60,600 61,800 1,200 2.0

College Station-Bryan, TX

114,000 117,000 3,000 2.6

Colorado Springs, CO

278,000 282,700 4,700 1.7

Columbia, MO

100,400 101,000 600 0.6

Columbia, SC

393,200 397,600 4,400 1.1

Columbus, GA-AL

120,300 121,100 800 0.7

Columbus, IN

52,500 53,800 1,300 2.5

Columbus, OH

1,055,400 1,078,100 22,700 2.2

Corpus Christi, TX

191,200 193,900 2,700 1.4

Corvallis, OR

42,300 42,900 600 1.4

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

111,400 113,800 2,400 2.2

Cumberland, MD-WV

39,800 39,300 -500 -1.3

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3,484,200 3,588,800 104,600 3.0

Dalton, GA

69,800 70,200 400 0.6

Danbury, CT NECTA

78,700 79,500 800 1.0

Danville, IL

28,900 28,600 -300 -1.0

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

73,100 75,100 2,000 2.7

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

183,300 182,800 -500 -0.3

Dayton, OH

384,500 387,900 3,400 0.9

Decatur, AL

54,300 54,400 100 0.2

Decatur, IL

52,100 51,500 -600 -1.2

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

197,800 200,800 3,000 1.5

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1,423,900 1,453,500 29,600 2.1

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

356,400 366,800 10,400 2.9

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

1,965,100 2,003,200 38,100 1.9

Dothan, AL

57,700 58,500 800 1.4

Dover, DE

69,400 69,600 200 0.3

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

53,700 55,400 1,700 3.2

Dubuque, IA

60,100 60,000 -100 -0.2

Duluth, MN-WI

135,000 135,500 500 0.4

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

303,600 309,800 6,200 2.0

East Stroudsburg, PA

57,000 57,200 200 0.4

Eau Claire, WI

87,000 85,800 -1,200 -1.4

El Centro, CA

52,200 53,100 900 1.7

El Paso, TX

309,200 317,900 8,700 2.8

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

57,400 57,700 300 0.5

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

130,400 135,200 4,800 3.7

Elmira, NY

37,200 36,300 -900 -2.4

Enid, OK

27,800 28,100 300 1.1

Erie, PA

129,600 128,000 -1,600 -1.2

Eugene, OR

156,800 159,100 2,300 1.5

Evansville, IN-KY

158,600 160,300 1,700 1.1

Fairbanks, AK

37,300 36,800 -500 -1.3

Fargo, ND-MN

140,100 142,300 2,200 1.6

Farmington, NM

49,500 48,800 -700 -1.4

Fayetteville, NC

131,200 129,900 -1,300 -1.0

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

245,200 254,500 9,300 3.8

Flagstaff, AZ

66,600 67,100 500 0.8

Flint, MI

139,600 139,600 0 0.0

Florence, SC

87,700 89,700 2,000 2.3

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

57,300 57,600 300 0.5

Fond du Lac, WI

47,400 48,300 900 1.9

Fort Collins, CO

159,600 165,500 5,900 3.7

Fort Smith, AR-OK

114,300 113,000 -1,300 -1.1

Fort Wayne, IN

218,600 221,300 2,700 1.2

Fresno, CA

334,700 341,800 7,100 2.1

Gadsden, AL

38,400 39,100 700 1.8

Gainesville, FL

140,200 145,700 5,500 3.9

Gainesville, GA

85,600 88,900 3,300 3.9

Gettysburg, PA

34,600 35,500 900 2.6

Glens Falls, NY

53,200 54,600 1,400 2.6

Goldsboro, NC

42,000 41,600 -400 -1.0

Grand Forks, ND-MN

57,200 57,200 0 0.0

Grand Island, NE

41,600 42,800 1,200 2.9

Grand Junction, CO

61,500 61,000 -500 -0.8

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

542,000 553,900 11,900 2.2

Grants Pass, OR

25,300 26,300 1,000 4.0

Great Falls, MT

36,100 36,100 0 0.0

Greeley, CO

99,000 101,700 2,700 2.7

Green Bay, WI

174,800 174,200 -600 -0.3

Greensboro-High Point, NC

359,100 362,400 3,300 0.9

Greenville, NC

78,500 78,600 100 0.1

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

409,800 411,600 1,800 0.4

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

155,500 154,700 -800 -0.5

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

106,700 107,600 900 0.8

Hammond, LA

44,600 45,200 600 1.3

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

38,100 38,500 400 1.0

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

338,100 342,500 4,400 1.3

Harrisonburg, VA

67,800 69,100 1,300 1.9

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

568,800 574,000 5,200 0.9

Hattiesburg, MS

63,600 65,100 1,500 2.4

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

150,600 152,600 2,000 1.3

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

76,400 77,500 1,100 1.4

Hinesville, GA

20,000 20,300 300 1.5

Homosassa Springs, FL

33,700 33,500 -200 -0.6

Hot Springs, AR

38,800 39,200 400 1.0

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

90,100 85,700 -4,400 -4.9

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

3,000,900 3,042,800 41,900 1.4

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

138,400 139,300 900 0.7

Huntsville, AL

226,100 231,900 5,800 2.6

Idaho Falls, ID

63,500 64,300 800 1.3

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

1,038,000 1,056,400 18,400 1.8

Iowa City, IA

100,600 103,400 2,800 2.8

Ithaca, NY

66,500 66,700 200 0.3

Jackson, MI

57,700 58,100 400 0.7

Jackson, MS

280,400 280,500 100 0.0

Jackson, TN

68,100 68,800 700 1.0

Jacksonville, FL

665,500 684,900 19,400 2.9

Jacksonville, NC

49,200 49,300 100 0.2

Janesville-Beloit, WI

67,900 69,400 1,500 2.2

Jefferson City, MO

77,500 77,800 300 0.4

Johnson City, TN

80,500 81,300 800 1.0

Johnstown, PA

56,600 56,300 -300 -0.5

Jonesboro, AR

56,000 57,000 1,000 1.8

Joplin, MO

82,000 81,100 -900 -1.1

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

74,300 75,500 1,200 1.6

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

146,000 149,100 3,100 2.1

Kankakee, IL

44,200 44,500 300 0.7

Kansas City, MO-KS

1,067,800 1,090,900 23,100 2.2

Kennewick-Richland, WA

109,900 111,900 2,000 1.8

Killeen-Temple, TX

143,400 146,900 3,500 2.4

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

122,200 122,200 0 0.0

Kingston, NY

61,400 62,000 600 1.0

Knoxville, TN

393,200 394,200 1,000 0.3

Kokomo, IN

41,300 42,400 1,100 2.7

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

79,300 79,900 600 0.8

Lafayette, LA

203,500 200,400 -3,100 -1.5

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

104,700 106,800 2,100 2.0

Lake Charles, LA

106,700 112,500 5,800 5.4

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

48,300 49,000 700 1.4

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

214,300 220,800 6,500 3.0

Lancaster, PA

250,000 254,500 4,500 1.8

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

233,200 236,000 2,800 1.2

Laredo, TX

101,900 104,000 2,100 2.1

Las Cruces, NM

73,200 73,900 700 1.0

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

946,000 977,000 31,000 3.3

Lawrence, KS

56,000 56,200 200 0.4

Lawton, OK

46,000 46,500 500 1.1

Lebanon, PA

51,700 52,100 400 0.8

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

51,800 52,100 300 0.6

Lewiston, ID-WA

28,100 29,000 900 3.2

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

50,600 50,800 200 0.4

Lexington-Fayette, KY

275,700 281,700 6,000 2.2

Lima, OH

52,800 53,000 200 0.4

Lincoln, NE

188,300 190,400 2,100 1.1

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

355,300 354,600 -700 -0.2

Logan, UT-ID

60,500 61,400 900 1.5

Longview, TX

97,400 96,800 -600 -0.6

Longview, WA

39,200 39,200 0 0.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

5,969,800 6,021,700 51,900 0.9

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

656,300 669,400 13,100 2.0

Lubbock, TX

145,500 146,600 1,100 0.8

Lynchburg, VA

103,900 104,300 400 0.4

Macon-Bibb County, GA

101,500 102,800 1,300 1.3

Madera, CA

36,600 37,600 1,000 2.7

Madison, WI

397,600 402,700 5,100 1.3

Manchester, NH NECTA

110,600 112,100 1,500 1.4

Manhattan, KS

46,300 46,700 400 0.9

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

58,200 58,100 -100 -0.2

Mansfield, OH

53,200 52,900 -300 -0.6

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

253,600 258,100 4,500 1.8

Medford, OR

84,400 85,800 1,400 1.7

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

637,600 646,800 9,200 1.4

Merced, CA

65,000 65,500 500 0.8

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2,586,800 2,647,500 60,700 2.3

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

41,500 40,700 -800 -1.9

Midland, MI

37,800 37,700 -100 -0.3

Midland, TX

87,400 87,800 400 0.5

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

863,000 858,300 -4,700 -0.5

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1,952,400 1,981,600 29,200 1.5

Missoula, MT

59,900 60,600 700 1.2

Mobile, AL

180,900 179,600 -1,300 -0.7

Modesto, CA

170,800 174,500 3,700 2.2

Monroe, LA

79,600 79,700 100 0.1

Monroe, MI

43,000 42,400 -600 -1.4

Montgomery, AL

173,500 174,400 900 0.5

Morgantown, WV

71,300 71,400 100 0.1

Morristown, TN

45,600 46,600 1,000 2.2

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

48,800 49,900 1,100 2.3

Muncie, IN

52,300 52,200 -100 -0.2

Muskegon, MI

63,100 63,300 200 0.3

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

162,100 168,300 6,200 3.8

Napa, CA

70,700 71,800 1,100 1.6

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

145,000 146,900 1,900 1.3

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

944,500 977,900 33,400 3.5

New Bedford, MA NECTA

67,300 70,000 2,700 4.0

New Bern, NC

45,100 45,200 100 0.2

New Haven, CT NECTA

282,800 283,000 200 0.1

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

578,100 577,100 -1,000 -0.2

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

9,503,300 9,586,400 83,100 0.9

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

61,600 61,400 -200 -0.3

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

295,500 304,000 8,500 2.9

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

127,800 128,500 700 0.5

Ocala, FL

100,900 103,500 2,600 2.6

Ocean City, NJ

37,300 38,200 900 2.4

Odessa, TX

69,600 69,600 0 0.0

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

245,800 254,600 8,800 3.6

Oklahoma City, OK

631,400 633,900 2,500 0.4

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

112,600 115,600 3,000 2.7

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

496,500 502,700 6,200 1.2

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

1,201,700 1,244,400 42,700 3.6

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

96,600 96,900 300 0.3

Owensboro, KY

53,600 54,000 400 0.7

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

300,100 306,600 6,500 2.2

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

207,700 215,200 7,500 3.6

Panama City, FL

84,300 85,700 1,400 1.7

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

41,300 40,500 -800 -1.9

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

172,800 177,500 4,700 2.7

Peoria, IL

175,700 175,900 200 0.1

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

2,869,700 2,913,600 43,900 1.5

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

1,974,600 2,023,400 48,800 2.5

Pine Bluff, AR

33,500 33,300 -200 -0.6

Pittsburgh, PA

1,167,200 1,173,100 5,900 0.5

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

41,000 41,300 300 0.7

Pocatello, ID

36,500 36,700 200 0.5

Port St. Lucie, FL

143,600 146,900 3,300 2.3

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

197,800 200,100 2,300 1.2

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

1,142,200 1,161,000 18,800 1.6

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

89,300 89,500 200 0.2

Prescott, AZ

62,600 64,000 1,400 2.2

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

582,800 584,100 1,300 0.2

Provo-Orem, UT

237,500 247,100 9,600 4.0

Pueblo, CO

62,000 62,600 600 1.0

Punta Gorda, FL

47,800 49,400 1,600 3.3

Racine, WI

77,200 76,900 -300 -0.4

Raleigh, NC

598,000 613,400 15,400 2.6

Rapid City, SD

65,900 67,200 1,300 2.0

Reading, PA

177,400 179,500 2,100 1.2

Redding, CA

65,100 67,300 2,200 3.4

Reno, NV

218,500 224,500 6,000 2.7

Richmond, VA

664,600 669,200 4,600 0.7

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

1,397,200 1,440,500 43,300 3.1

Roanoke, VA

162,700 163,000 300 0.2

Rochester, MN

118,200 118,900 700 0.6

Rochester, NY

536,100 531,600 -4,500 -0.8

Rockford, IL

151,900 148,400 -3,500 -2.3

Rocky Mount, NC

56,600 55,800 -800 -1.4

Rome, GA

40,800 41,500 700 1.7

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

945,900 956,400 10,500 1.1

Saginaw, MI

88,200 88,700 500 0.6

Salem, OR

160,500 163,400 2,900 1.8

Salinas, CA

136,000 137,600 1,600 1.2

Salisbury, MD-DE

153,800 155,900 2,100 1.4

Salt Lake City, UT

696,300 719,100 22,800 3.3

San Angelo, TX

49,200 48,700 -500 -1.0

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

1,012,000 1,037,600 25,600 2.5

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1,418,200 1,436,400 18,200 1.3

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2,332,100 2,377,700 45,600 2.0

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

1,064,500 1,078,900 14,400 1.4

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

115,200 117,700 2,500 2.2

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

101,700 103,300 1,600 1.6

Santa Fe, NM

63,300 63,600 300 0.5

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

180,800 184,400 3,600 2.0

Santa Rosa, CA

201,300 202,500 1,200 0.6

Savannah, GA

175,800 179,700 3,900 2.2

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

261,000 260,300 -700 -0.3

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

1,936,100 1,989,300 53,200 2.7

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

50,500 52,100 1,600 3.2

Sebring, FL

25,800 27,300 1,500 5.8

Sheboygan, WI

60,700 61,100 400 0.7

Sherman-Denison, TX

46,000 46,900 900 2.0

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

182,100 179,500 -2,600 -1.4

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

34,400 34,400 0 0.0

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

91,000 88,400 -2,600 -2.9

Sioux Falls, SD

151,500 154,500 3,000 2.0

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

141,900 142,700 800 0.6

Spartanburg, SC

145,900 150,500 4,600 3.2

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

240,800 242,900 2,100 0.9

Springfield, IL

115,800 115,800 0 0.0

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

334,900 338,200 3,300 1.0

Springfield, MO

211,000 215,000 4,000 1.9

Springfield, OH

50,000 50,100 100 0.2

St. Cloud, MN

108,500 110,000 1,500 1.4

St. George, UT

61,100 64,300 3,200 5.2

St. Joseph, MO-KS

63,600 63,900 300 0.5

St. Louis, MO-IL

1,369,700 1,374,900 5,200 0.4

State College, PA

79,000 79,800 800 1.0

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

50,300 51,100 800 1.6

Stockton-Lodi, CA

223,600 228,500 4,900 2.2

Sumter, SC

39,200 39,200 0 0.0

Syracuse, NY

318,300 321,000 2,700 0.8

Tallahassee, FL

178,400 183,500 5,100 2.9

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

1,297,600 1,331,000 33,400 2.6

Terre Haute, IN

70,600 71,300 700 1.0

Texarkana, TX-AR

61,300 60,300 -1,000 -1.6

The Villages, FL

27,100 28,300 1,200 4.4

Toledo, OH

312,700 310,800 -1,900 -0.6

Topeka, KS

112,500 114,100 1,600 1.4

Trenton, NJ

263,500 270,300 6,800 2.6

Tucson, AZ

377,400 378,100 700 0.2

Tulsa, OK

446,300 442,300 -4,000 -0.9

Tuscaloosa, AL

105,400 106,200 800 0.8

Tyler, TX

103,900 106,300 2,400 2.3

Urban Honolulu, HI

473,800 480,000 6,200 1.3

Utica-Rome, NY

126,200 125,700 -500 -0.4

Valdosta, GA

56,200 56,900 700 1.2

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

135,500 136,900 1,400 1.0

Victoria, TX

42,200 42,000 -200 -0.5

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

58,900 59,600 700 1.2

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

772,800 768,700 -4,100 -0.5

Visalia-Porterville, CA

124,000 126,300 2,300 1.9

Waco, TX

118,200 120,300 2,100 1.8

Walla Walla, WA

27,800 28,700 900 3.2

Warner Robins, GA

72,600 74,200 1,600 2.2

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

3,230,300 3,268,300 38,000 1.2

Waterbury, CT NECTA

67,500 66,400 -1,100 -1.6

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

92,100 91,600 -500 -0.5

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

41,700 41,800 100 0.2

Wausau, WI

71,600 72,500 900 1.3

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

42,400 41,300 -1,100 -2.6

Wenatchee, WA

43,500 44,900 1,400 3.2

Wheeling, WV-OH

66,800 66,000 -800 -1.2

Wichita Falls, TX

300,100 299,500 -600 -0.2

Wichita, KS

58,100 57,800 -300 -0.5

Williamsport, PA

53,600 52,700 -900 -1.7

Wilmington, NC

123,800 127,100 3,300 2.7

Winchester, VA-WV

62,400 62,900 500 0.8

Winston-Salem, NC

261,800 261,300 -500 -0.2

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

283,100 285,400 2,300 0.8

Yakima, WA

83,200 85,600 2,400 2.9

York-Hanover, PA

183,600 184,500 900 0.5

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

225,400 222,400 -3,000 -1.3

Yuba City, CA

41,600 43,700 2,100 5.0

Yuma, AZ

54,200 55,900 1,700 3.1
Footnotes:

Note: Areas in the six New England states are Metropolitan New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs), while areas in other states are county-based. Data are not seasonally adjusted.

(p) Preliminary.

The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Sebring, Florida (+5.8 percent), followed by Lake Charles, Louisiana (+5.4 percent), and St. George, Utah (+5.2 percent). The largest over-the-year increases in the number of employed occurred in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+104,600), Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia (+87,200), and New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+83,100).

The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Casper, Wyoming (–6.1 percent), followed by Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana (–4.9 percent), and Sioux City, Iowa-Nebraska-South Dakota (–2.9 percent). The largest over-the-year decrease in in the number of employed occurred in Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin (–4,700), followed by Rochester, New York (–4,500), and Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana (–4,400). 

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 subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — April 2017" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 297 metropolitan areas over the year ending April 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-in-297-metropolitan-areas-over-the-year-ending-april-2017.htm (visited August 21, 2017).

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