Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 304 metropolitan areas for year ending May 2017

June 30, 2017

From May 2016 to May 2017, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 304 metropolitan areas, decreased in 77 areas, and was unchanged in 6 areas.

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

State College, PA

8.0% 5,900 73,700 79,600

Sebring, FL

5.8 1,500 25,800 27,300

St. George, UT

5.4 3,300 61,600 64,900

Lake Charles, LA

5.0 5,400 107,700 113,100

Boulder, CO

4.9 8,800 181,400 190,200

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

4.8 6,300 131,800 138,100

Provo-Orem, UT

4.6 10,800 235,400 246,200

Glens Falls, NY

4.4 2,400 54,800 57,200

New Bedford, MA NECTA

4.4 3,000 67,700 70,700

Auburn-Opelika, AL

4.3 2,700 62,600 65,300

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

4.3 10,500 246,000 256,500

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

4.2 7,000 165,700 172,700

Cleveland, TN

4.1 1,900 46,900 48,800

Gainesville, GA

4.1 3,500 86,300 89,800

Columbus, IN

4.0 2,100 52,200 54,300

Fort Collins, CO

4.0 6,500 161,900 168,400

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

4.0 37,500 945,100 982,600

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

4.0 48,000 1,204,300 1,252,300

Punta Gorda, FL

4.0 1,900 47,200 49,100

The Villages, FL

4.0 1,100 27,200 28,300

Walla Walla, WA

4.0 1,100 27,800 28,900

Yuba City, CA

4.0 1,700 42,100 43,800

Tallahassee, FL

3.9 6,800 175,200 182,000

Bend-Redmond, OR

3.8 3,000 78,500 81,500

Chico, CA

3.8 3,100 80,700 83,800

Gainesville, FL

3.8 5,200 137,500 142,700

Madera, CA

3.8 1,400 36,700 38,100

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

3.8 9,300 247,900 257,200

Boise City, ID

3.7 11,300 305,200 316,500

Lewiston, ID-WA

3.6 1,000 28,100 29,100

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

3.6 10,700 294,300 305,000

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

3.6 1,800 50,100 51,900

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

3.5 1,900 53,800 55,700

Grants Pass, OR

3.5 900 25,600 26,500

Jacksonville, FL

3.5 23,400 667,500 690,900

Ann Arbor, MI

3.4 7,200 213,800 221,000

Kokomo, IN

3.4 1,400 41,300 42,700

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

3.4 7,400 215,000 222,400

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

3.4 3,800 112,800 116,600

Wenatchee, WA

3.4 1,500 44,300 45,800

Yuma, AZ

3.4 1,800 53,600 55,400

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.3 115,800 3,500,300 3,616,100

Iowa City, IA

3.3 3,300 100,200 103,500

Morristown, TN

3.3 1,500 45,500 47,000

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

3.3 43,000 1,295,400 1,338,400

Yakima, WA

3.3 2,800 83,700 86,500

Salt Lake City, UT

3.2 22,200 698,500 720,700

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

3.1 81,900 2,664,300 2,746,200

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

3.1 35,700 1,151,300 1,187,000

Greeley, CO

3.1 3,100 99,200 102,300

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

3.1 6,500 208,600 215,100

Bowling Green, KY

3.0 2,300 75,800 78,100

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

3.0 2,200 74,300 76,500

Redding, CA

3.0 2,000 65,600 67,600

Charlottesville, VA

2.9 3,300 114,400 117,700

Enid, OK

2.9 800 27,800 28,600

Grand Island, NE

2.9 1,200 42,000 43,200

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

2.9 27,500 947,400 974,900

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

2.9 41,000 1,398,100 1,439,100

Spartanburg, SC

2.9 4,300 146,800 151,100

Athens-Clarke County, GA

2.8 2,600 93,500 96,100

Austin-Round Rock, TX

2.8 28,300 998,600 1,026,900

College Station-Bryan, TX

2.8 3,200 115,200 118,400

El Paso, TX

2.8 8,600 310,100 318,700

Killeen-Temple, TX

2.8 4,000 144,000 148,000

Medford, OR

2.8 2,400 84,600 87,000

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2.8 72,300 2,583,100 2,655,400

Hattiesburg, MS

2.7 1,700 63,000 64,700

Kankakee, IL

2.7 1,200 44,300 45,500

Ocala, FL

2.7 2,700 100,600 103,300

Reno, NV

2.7 5,900 219,200 225,100

Visalia-Porterville, CA

2.7 3,400 124,200 127,600

Coeur d'Alene, ID

2.6 1,600 61,900 63,500

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

2.6 9,200 359,600 368,800

Florence, SC

2.6 2,300 88,000 90,300

Huntsville, AL

2.6 5,900 225,900 231,800

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

2.6 1,900 74,200 76,100

Raleigh, NC

2.6 15,700 601,100 616,800

Albany, OR

2.5 1,100 43,600 44,700

Bellingham, WA

2.5 2,300 91,500 93,800

Chattanooga, TN-GA

2.5 6,400 251,200 257,600

Colorado Springs, CO

2.5 7,000 279,300 286,300

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

2.5 35,100 1,429,400 1,464,500

Fresno, CA

2.5 8,500 336,500 345,000

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

2.5 25,500 1,016,100 1,041,600

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

2.5 48,300 1,950,700 1,999,000

Trenton, NJ

2.5 6,700 265,300 272,000

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

2.4 2,500 105,900 108,400

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

2.4 5,600 231,700 237,300

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

2.4 47,000 1,963,200 2,010,200

Fond du Lac, WI

2.3 1,100 48,200 49,300

Gadsden, AL

2.3 900 38,400 39,300

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

2.3 12,700 548,000 560,700

Jackson, TN

2.3 1,600 68,100 69,700

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

2.3 2,400 103,000 105,400

Napa, CA

2.3 1,600 71,100 72,700

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

2.3 2,400 102,200 104,600

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

2.3 4,200 181,400 185,600

Tyler, TX

2.3 2,400 104,500 106,900

Bloomington, IN

2.2 1,600 73,900 75,500

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

2.2 7,700 347,600 355,300

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

2.2 2,500 112,400 114,900

Laredo, TX

2.2 2,200 101,900 104,100

Lexington-Fayette, KY

2.2 6,200 276,500 282,700

Modesto, CA

2.2 3,800 171,700 175,500

Rapid City, SD

2.2 1,500 68,100 69,600

Wilmington, NC

2.2 2,700 125,300 128,000

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

2.1 3,000 141,400 144,400

Corpus Christi, TX

2.1 4,000 191,300 195,300

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

2.1 42,300 1,985,100 2,027,400

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

2.1 21,700 1,047,200 1,068,900

Janesville-Beloit, WI

2.1 1,400 68,000 69,400

Logan, UT-ID

2.1 1,300 60,700 62,000

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

2.1 2,400 116,400 118,800

St. Cloud, MN

2.1 2,300 108,700 111,000

Appleton, WI

2.0 2,500 125,300 127,800

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

2.0 21,600 1,088,000 1,109,600

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

2.0 6,700 340,000 346,700

Harrisonburg, VA

2.0 1,300 65,900 67,200

Hinesville, GA

2.0 400 19,800 20,200

Lancaster, PA

2.0 5,000 251,400 256,400

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

2.0 12,900 661,400 674,300

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

2.0 5,100 254,200 259,300

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

2.0 38,500 1,967,700 2,006,200

Missoula, MT

2.0 1,200 60,800 62,000

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

2.0 1,000 49,400 50,400

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

2.0 3,500 173,700 177,200

Port St. Lucie, FL

2.0 2,900 143,400 146,300

Rome, GA

2.0 800 40,700 41,500

Stockton-Lodi, CA

2.0 4,500 224,800 229,300

Kansas City, MO-KS

1.9 20,700 1,068,900 1,089,600

Madison, WI

1.9 7,500 395,100 402,600

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

1.9 5,800 301,700 307,500

Prescott, AZ

1.9 1,200 62,500 63,700

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

1.9 45,000 2,337,200 2,382,200

Savannah, GA

1.9 3,400 176,300 179,700

Warner Robins, GA

1.9 1,400 72,900 74,300

Albany, GA

1.8 1,100 61,500 62,600

Asheville, NC

1.8 3,400 188,700 192,100

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

1.8 5,600 303,900 309,500

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

1.8 2,600 145,900 148,500

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

1.8 21,000 1,145,600 1,166,600

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

1.8 900 50,400 51,300

Topeka, KS

1.8 2,000 113,200 115,200

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

1.7 47,300 2,710,400 2,757,700

Dothan, AL

1.7 1,000 57,700 58,700

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

1.7 1,000 57,500 58,500

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

1.7 800 48,400 49,200

Lincoln, NE

1.7 3,300 188,900 192,200

Manchester, NH NECTA

1.7 1,900 110,900 112,800

Richmond, VA

1.7 11,100 664,500 675,600

Salisbury, MD-DE

1.7 2,700 159,600 162,300

Sioux Falls, SD

1.7 2,600 153,900 156,500

Springfield, MO

1.7 3,600 211,500 215,100

Columbus, OH

1.6 17,200 1,065,700 1,082,900

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

1.6 3,200 198,200 201,400

Eugene, OR

1.6 2,600 157,900 160,500

Johnson City, TN

1.6 1,300 79,200 80,500

Jonesboro, AR

1.6 900 56,100 57,000

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

1.6 1,300 79,000 80,300

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

1.6 800 50,800 51,600

Manhattan, KS

1.6 700 45,000 45,700

Midland, TX

1.6 1,400 86,800 88,200

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

1.6 151,500 9,534,300 9,685,800

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

1.6 8,100 500,300 508,400

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

1.6 46,100 2,876,300 2,922,400

Winchester, VA-WV

1.6 1,000 62,200 63,200

Amarillo, TX

1.5 1,800 121,000 122,800

Battle Creek, MI

1.5 900 59,500 60,400

Burlington, NC

1.5 900 61,100 62,000

El Centro, CA

1.5 800 52,100 52,900

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

1.5 45,300 3,003,600 3,048,900

Merced, CA

1.5 1,000 65,100 66,100

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

1.5 2,200 142,800 145,000

Sherman-Denison, TX

1.5 700 46,500 47,200

Tuscaloosa, AL

1.5 1,600 104,900 106,500

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

1.5 48,300 3,240,000 3,288,300

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

1.4 1,100 77,800 78,900

Carson City, NV

1.4 400 28,800 29,200

Fort Wayne, IN

1.4 3,000 220,500 223,500

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

1.4 8,600 636,600 645,200

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1.4 20,300 1,423,500 1,443,800

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

1.4 15,000 1,069,000 1,084,000

Wausau, WI

1.4 1,000 72,100 73,100

Billings, MT

1.3 1,100 86,000 87,100

Cedar Rapids, IA

1.3 1,900 143,800 145,700

Greensboro-High Point, NC

1.3 4,500 358,800 363,300

Hammond, LA

1.3 600 44,900 45,500

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

1.3 7,200 571,700 578,900

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

1.3 1,900 151,200 153,100

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

1.3 1,000 77,700 78,700

Kennewick-Richland, WA

1.3 1,400 111,100 112,500

New Bern, NC

1.3 600 45,100 45,700

Panama City, FL

1.3 1,100 84,900 86,000

Pueblo, CO

1.3 800 62,200 63,000

Santa Rosa, CA

1.3 2,600 202,300 204,900

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

1.3 3,100 241,400 244,500

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

1.3 4,400 334,700 339,100

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

1.3 1,800 135,900 137,700

Duluth, MN-WI

1.2 1,700 136,100 137,800

East Stroudsburg, PA

1.2 700 57,600 58,300

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

1.2 600 51,900 52,500

Macon-Bibb County, GA

1.2 1,200 102,100 103,300

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

1.2 2,400 202,400 204,800

Reading, PA

1.2 2,200 177,500 179,700

Springfield, IL

1.2 1,400 115,100 116,500

Valdosta, GA

1.2 700 56,200 56,900

Waco, TX

1.2 1,400 118,400 119,800

Evansville, IN-KY

1.1 1,800 159,000 160,800

Fargo, ND-MN

1.1 1,600 141,700 143,300

Flagstaff, AZ

1.1 700 66,500 67,200

Gettysburg, PA

1.1 400 35,100 35,500

Idaho Falls, ID

1.1 700 64,200 64,900

Ithaca, NY

1.1 700 65,700 66,400

Lubbock, TX

1.1 1,600 146,300 147,900

Oklahoma City, OK

1.1 7,200 631,200 638,400

Pocatello, ID

1.1 400 36,800 37,200

Rochester, MN

1.1 1,300 119,100 120,400

Salem, OR

1.1 1,700 161,700 163,400

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

1.0 4,600 464,700 469,300

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

1.0 5,100 521,800 526,900

Bloomington, IL

1.0 900 93,700 94,600

Columbia, MO

1.0 1,000 100,200 101,200

Columbia, SC

1.0 3,800 394,900 398,700

Dalton, GA

1.0 700 69,700 70,400

Kingston, NY

1.0 600 62,000 62,600

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

1.0 59,500 5,985,700 6,045,200

Salinas, CA

1.0 1,400 137,000 138,400

Sheboygan, WI

1.0 600 61,600 62,200

Syracuse, NY

1.0 3,200 317,500 320,700

Urban Honolulu, HI

1.0 4,700 476,400 481,100

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

1.0 2,900 285,300 288,200

Ames, IA

0.9 500 53,000 53,500

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

0.9 2,100 234,100 236,200

Bakersfield, CA

0.9 2,400 256,600 259,000

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

0.9 400 42,200 42,600

Clarksville, TN-KY

0.9 800 89,300 90,100

Danbury, CT NECTA

0.9 700 79,000 79,700

Dover, DE

0.9 600 69,700 70,300

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

0.9 3,600 410,800 414,400

Jefferson City, MO

0.9 700 77,300 78,000

Lawton, OK

0.9 400 45,700 46,100

St. Louis, MO-IL

0.9 12,900 1,375,100 1,388,000

Utica-Rome, NY

0.9 1,100 126,900 128,000

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

0.8 8,200 1,063,300 1,071,500

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

0.8 800 96,800 97,600

Peoria, IL

0.8 1,400 176,000 177,400

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

0.8 5,000 588,700 593,700

Brunswick, GA

0.7 300 44,200 44,500

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

0.7 34,400 4,664,300 4,698,700

Columbus, GA-AL

0.7 800 120,500 121,300

Corvallis, OR

0.7 300 42,600 42,900

Knoxville, TN

0.7 2,600 393,500 396,100

Lawrence, KS

0.7 400 54,700 55,100

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

0.7 400 57,700 58,100

Montgomery, AL

0.7 1,300 174,100 175,400

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

0.7 300 41,800 42,100

Terre Haute, IN

0.7 500 71,100 71,600

Abilene, TX

0.6 400 67,400 67,800

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

0.6 7,900 1,404,300 1,412,200

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

0.6 2,500 412,800 415,300

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

0.6 3,600 563,300 566,900

Great Falls, MT

0.6 200 36,200 36,400

Jacksonville, NC

0.6 300 49,500 49,800

Odessa, TX

0.6 400 69,200 69,600

Pittsburgh, PA

0.6 7,300 1,171,400 1,178,700

Roanoke, VA

0.6 1,000 162,900 163,900

Saginaw, MI

0.6 500 88,400 88,900

York-Hanover, PA

0.6 1,200 184,800 186,000

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

0.5 600 130,700 131,300

Bangor, ME NECTA

0.5 300 66,400 66,700

Baton Rouge, LA

0.5 1,900 407,800 409,700

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

0.5 1,300 256,900 258,200

Dayton, OH

0.5 1,900 385,600 387,500

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

0.5 200 39,000 39,200

Jackson, MS

0.5 1,500 279,700 281,200

Monroe, LA

0.5 400 79,400 79,800

New Haven, CT NECTA

0.5 1,300 284,500 285,800

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

0.5 500 91,100 91,600

St. Joseph, MO-KS

0.5 300 63,900 64,200

Victoria, TX

0.5 200 42,000 42,200

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

0.5 300 59,000 59,300

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

0.5 200 43,200 43,400

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

0.4 200 46,400 46,600

Cheyenne, WY

0.4 200 46,700 46,900

Johnstown, PA

0.4 200 56,400 56,600

Lebanon, PA

0.4 200 52,300 52,500

Muncie, IN

0.4 200 51,100 51,300

Midland, MI

0.3 100 38,100 38,200

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

0.3 2,400 864,800 867,200

Morgantown, WV

0.3 200 71,300 71,500

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

0.3 400 129,400 129,800

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

0.3 300 91,500 91,800

California-Lexington Park, MD

0.2 100 45,500 45,600

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

0.2 400 184,200 184,600

Dubuque, IA

0.2 100 60,400 60,500

Flint, MI

0.2 300 141,000 141,300

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

0.2 100 57,300 57,400

Springfield, OH

0.2 100 50,800 50,900

Albuquerque, NM

0.1 500 389,200 389,700

Champaign-Urbana, IL

0.1 100 110,500 110,600

Greenville, NC

0.1 100 78,900 79,000

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

0.1 200 142,700 142,900

Wichita Falls, TX

0.1 300 299,300 299,600

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

0.0 0 124,600 124,600

Decatur, AL

0.0 0 54,400 54,400

Green Bay, WI

0.0 0 176,100 176,100

Las Cruces, NM

0.0 0 73,500 73,500

Lima, OH

0.0 0 53,200 53,200

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

0.0 -100 355,600 355,500

Lynchburg, VA

0.0 0 104,100 104,100

Akron, OH

-0.1 -200 344,400 344,200

Binghamton, NY

-0.1 -100 105,400 105,300

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

-0.1 -200 155,300 155,100

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-0.1 -200 139,900 139,700

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

-0.1 -300 262,100 261,800

Tucson, AZ

-0.1 -400 374,900 374,500

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

-0.1 -1,100 773,700 772,600

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-0.2 -100 57,700 57,600

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

-0.2 -100 60,300 60,200

Grand Junction, CO

-0.2 -100 61,700 61,600

Jackson, MI

-0.2 -100 58,700 58,600

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

-0.2 -200 121,700 121,500

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

-0.2 -100 63,000 62,900

Owensboro, KY

-0.2 -100 54,100 54,000

Santa Fe, NM

-0.2 -100 63,900 63,800

Toledo, OH

-0.2 -600 313,100 312,500

Tulsa, OK

-0.2 -1,000 445,600 444,600

Winston-Salem, NC

-0.2 -400 262,800 262,400

Altoona, PA

-0.3 -200 62,000 61,800

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

-0.3 -300 89,500 89,200

Canton-Massillon, OH

-0.3 -600 174,500 173,900

Erie, PA

-0.3 -400 129,800 129,400

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

-0.3 -300 107,800 107,500

Homosassa Springs, FL

-0.3 -100 33,600 33,500

Hot Springs, AR

-0.3 -100 38,700 38,600

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

-0.3 -1,600 580,100 578,500

Pine Bluff, AR

-0.3 -100 33,600 33,500

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

-0.3 -100 34,400 34,300

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

-0.4 -1,300 367,500 366,200

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

-0.4 -600 164,300 163,700

Mobile, AL

-0.4 -700 180,900 180,200

Racine, WI

-0.4 -300 77,900 77,600

Waterbury, CT NECTA

-0.4 -300 68,400 68,100

Fayetteville, NC

-0.5 -600 131,200 130,600

Rochester, NY

-0.5 -2,700 538,100 535,400

Wichita, KS

-0.5 -300 57,800 57,500

Decatur, IL

-0.6 -300 51,800 51,500

Mansfield, OH

-0.6 -300 53,300 53,000

Muskegon, MI

-0.6 -400 64,400 64,000

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-0.6 -1,300 226,300 225,000

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

-0.7 -300 44,400 44,100

Cumberland, MD-WV

-0.7 -300 40,200 39,900

Goldsboro, NC

-0.7 -300 42,100 41,800

Joplin, MO

-0.7 -600 82,000 81,400

Longview, TX

-0.7 -700 97,100 96,400

Fort Smith, AR-OK

-0.8 -900 115,000 114,100

Longview, WA

-0.8 -300 39,500 39,200

San Angelo, TX

-0.8 -400 49,400 49,000

Bismarck, ND

-0.9 -700 74,700 74,000

Grand Forks, ND-MN

-0.9 -500 57,700 57,200

Farmington, NM

-1.0 -500 49,100 48,600

Rockford, IL

-1.0 -1,500 153,000 151,500

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

-1.0 -900 90,800 89,900

Sumter, SC

-1.0 -400 39,400 39,000

Anchorage, AK

-1.1 -2,000 181,600 179,600

Williamsport, PA

-1.1 -600 53,300 52,700

Lafayette, LA

-1.2 -2,400 203,200 200,800

Eau Claire, WI

-1.3 -1,100 87,000 85,900

Texarkana, TX-AR

-1.3 -800 61,400 60,600

Alexandria, LA

-1.4 -900 63,900 63,000

Charleston, WV

-1.4 -1,700 120,800 119,100

Monroe, MI

-1.4 -600 43,400 42,800

Rocky Mount, NC

-1.6 -900 56,900 56,000

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-1.6 -3,000 182,500 179,500

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-1.7 -700 42,000 41,300

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-1.7 -700 41,600 40,900

Ocean City, NJ

-2.1 -900 42,800 41,900

Wheeling, WV-OH

-2.1 -1,400 67,800 66,400

Bay City, MI

-2.2 -800 36,600 35,800

Elmira, NY

-2.2 -800 37,200 36,400

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-2.3 -1,000 42,600 41,600

Danville, IL

-2.4 -700 28,900 28,200

Fairbanks, AK

-2.8 -1,100 39,400 38,300

Beckley, WV

-3.5 -1,600 46,300 44,700

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-4.7 -4,200 89,800 85,600

Casper, WY

-4.8 -1,900 39,300 37,400
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary.

The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment occurred in State College, Pennsylvania (+8.0 percent), followed by Sebring, Florida (+5.8 percent), and St. George, Utah (+5.4 percent). The largest over-the-year employment gains occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+151,500), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+115,800), and Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia (+81,900). 

The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Casper, Wyoming (–4.8 percent), followed by Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana (–4.7 percent), and Beckley, West Virginia (–3.5 percent). The largest over-the-year decreases in employment occurred in Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana (–4,200), Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana (–3,000), and Rochester, New York (–2,700). 

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are not seasonally adjusted. 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 for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — May 2017” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 304 metropolitan areas for year ending May 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-in-304-metropolitan-areas-for-year-ending-may-2017.htm (visited July 25, 2017).

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