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Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 310 metropolitan areas for year ending March 2017

May 11, 2017

Among the nation’s 388 metropolitan areas, 310 had over-the-year employment increases from March 2016 to March 2017, while 71 had decreases, and 7 were unchanged.

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

Abilene, TX

0.9% 67,500 68,100 600

Akron, OH

0.2 335,700 336,300 600

Albany, GA

2.8 60,800 62,500 1,700

Albany, OR

1.1 43,700 44,200 500

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

0.9 458,200 462,200 4,000

Albuquerque, NM

0.5 384,700 386,700 2,000

Alexandria, LA

-0.9 63,500 62,900 -600

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

-0.4 360,800 359,200 -1,600

Altoona, PA

-0.8 60,600 60,100 -500

Amarillo, TX

1.4 120,000 121,700 1,700

Ames, IA

1.9 53,200 54,200 1,000

Anchorage, AK

-2.0 175,700 172,200 -3,500

Ann Arbor, MI

2.1 216,600 221,100 4,500

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

-0.6 46,300 46,000 -300

Appleton, WI

1.8 122,600 124,800 2,200

Asheville, NC

2.2 185,300 189,400 4,100

Athens-Clarke County, GA

2.8 92,900 95,500 2,600

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

3.9 2,622,900 2,726,000 103,100

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

0.0 126,700 126,700 0

Auburn-Opelika, AL

4.9 61,400 64,400 3,000

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

1.7 232,100 236,000 3,900

Austin-Round Rock, TX

3.3 988,700 1,021,400 32,700

Bakersfield, CA

0.9 255,800 258,100 2,300

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.3 1,380,900 1,399,500 18,600

Bangor, ME NECTA

-0.5 65,500 65,200 -300

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

1.9 95,800 97,600 1,800

Baton Rouge, LA

0.6 406,200 408,800 2,600

Battle Creek, MI

1.0 58,400 59,000 600

Bay City, MI

0.6 35,600 35,800 200

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

-0.8 164,500 163,200 -1,300

Beckley, WV

-1.6 44,500 43,800 -700

Bellingham, WA

2.3 90,200 92,300 2,100

Bend-Redmond, OR

4.0 75,700 78,700 3,000

Billings, MT

0.8 83,900 84,600 700

Binghamton, NY

1.0 102,700 103,700 1,000

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

0.9 516,400 521,000 4,600

Bismarck, ND

-0.7 73,300 72,800 -500

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

0.8 78,300 78,900 600

Bloomington, IL

-0.2 93,600 93,400 -200

Bloomington, IN

0.4 76,800 77,100 300

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

0.5 42,400 42,600 200

Boise City, ID

2.9 301,600 310,300 8,700

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

1.6 2,661,300 2,703,500 42,200

Boulder, CO

2.3 184,100 188,300 4,200

Bowling Green, KY

3.4 73,900 76,400 2,500

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

0.5 88,600 89,000 400

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

-1.0 405,000 401,100 -3,900

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

1.8 140,800 143,300 2,500

Brunswick, GA

1.9 42,500 43,300 800

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

0.9 551,800 556,900 5,100

Burlington, NC

2.8 60,100 61,800 1,700

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

-0.3 124,000 123,600 -400

California-Lexington Park, MD

-0.7 45,500 45,200 -300

Canton-Massillon, OH

-0.2 170,200 169,800 -400

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

1.3 260,400 263,800 3,400

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

-0.5 44,100 43,900 -200

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-2.6 58,300 56,800 -1,500

Carson City, NV

1.8 28,200 28,700 500

Casper, WY

-6.9 39,300 36,600 -2,700

Cedar Rapids, IA

0.4 143,000 143,600 600

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

-1.3 60,400 59,600 -800

Champaign-Urbana, IL

0.5 110,100 110,600 500

Charleston, WV

-1.2 119,200 117,800 -1,400

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

3.3 340,900 352,200 11,300

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

3.1 1,135,000 1,169,700 34,700

Charlottesville, VA

2.4 113,600 116,300 2,700

Chattanooga, TN-GA

2.5 249,400 255,700 6,300

Cheyenne, WY

-0.9 46,300 45,900 -400

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

0.8 4,577,200 4,611,600 34,400

Chico, CA

3.2 78,700 81,200 2,500

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

2.1 1,066,500 1,089,300 22,800

Clarksville, TN-KY

1.1 88,900 89,900 1,000

Cleveland, TN

3.2 46,500 48,000 1,500

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

0.4 1,039,000 1,042,900 3,900

Coeur d'Alene, ID

2.4 59,100 60,500 1,400

College Station-Bryan, TX

2.8 114,200 117,400 3,200

Colorado Springs, CO

2.4 274,600 281,300 6,700

Columbia, MO

0.7 99,500 100,200 700

Columbia, SC

1.4 390,200 395,800 5,600

Columbus, GA-AL

0.5 120,300 120,900 600

Columbus, IN

2.1 52,100 53,200 1,100

Columbus, OH

2.6 1,044,800 1,071,800 27,000

Corpus Christi, TX

1.4 190,700 193,300 2,600

Corvallis, OR

0.9 42,300 42,700 400

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

2.2 109,900 112,300 2,400

Cumberland, MD-WV

-0.5 39,100 38,900 -200

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.8 3,455,200 3,584,900 129,700

Dalton, GA

0.3 69,800 70,000 200

Danbury, CT NECTA

0.1 78,300 78,400 100

Danville, IL

-1.0 28,700 28,400 -300

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

2.5 71,900 73,700 1,800

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

0.4 180,700 181,500 800

Dayton, OH

0.9 382,500 385,900 3,400

Decatur, AL

0.2 54,000 54,100 100

Decatur, IL

-0.2 51,200 51,100 -100

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

2.6 196,200 201,300 5,100

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

2.1 1,411,400 1,441,500 30,100

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

1.5 351,600 356,700 5,100

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

2.1 1,939,700 1,979,900 40,200

Dothan, AL

0.9 57,300 57,800 500

Dover, DE

1.5 68,500 69,500 1,000

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

3.0 52,900 54,500 1,600

Dubuque, IA

-0.2 59,700 59,600 -100

Duluth, MN-WI

1.1 133,300 134,700 1,400

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

2.3 301,700 308,500 6,800

East Stroudsburg, PA

1.1 57,000 57,600 600

Eau Claire, WI

-1.2 85,200 84,200 -1,000

El Centro, CA

0.6 52,400 52,700 300

El Paso, TX

3.0 306,300 315,500 9,200

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

0.7 56,900 57,300 400

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

3.1 130,000 134,000 4,000

Elmira, NY

-1.9 36,900 36,200 -700

Enid, OK

0.4 27,700 27,800 100

Erie, PA

0.1 127,500 127,600 100

Eugene, OR

1.7 155,400 158,100 2,700

Evansville, IN-KY

1.9 156,700 159,600 2,900

Fairbanks, AK

-2.5 36,700 35,800 -900

Fargo, ND-MN

1.9 138,000 140,600 2,600

Farmington, NM

-3.2 49,700 48,100 -1,600

Fayetteville, NC

-0.8 130,500 129,400 -1,100

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

4.0 243,700 253,500 9,800

Flagstaff, AZ

0.8 65,100 65,600 500

Flint, MI

0.4 138,400 139,000 600

Florence, SC

2.5 86,900 89,100 2,200

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

-0.2 57,000 56,900 -100

Fond du Lac, WI

1.9 47,100 48,000 900

Fort Collins, CO

3.9 157,200 163,300 6,100

Fort Smith, AR-OK

-0.5 113,500 112,900 -600

Fort Wayne, IN

1.8 215,900 219,700 3,800

Fresno, CA

2.8 331,000 340,300 9,300

Gadsden, AL

2.4 38,100 39,000 900

Gainesville, FL

3.6 140,100 145,100 5,000

Gainesville, GA

3.6 85,300 88,400 3,100

Gettysburg, PA

2.0 34,400 35,100 700

Glens Falls, NY

3.0 52,700 54,300 1,600

Goldsboro, NC

-1.4 42,200 41,600 -600

Grand Forks, ND-MN

0.4 56,700 56,900 200

Grand Island, NE

1.7 41,800 42,500 700

Grand Junction, CO

-0.5 60,900 60,600 -300

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

2.6 535,900 549,800 13,900

Grants Pass, OR

4.4 24,800 25,900 1,100

Great Falls, MT

0.8 35,400 35,700 300

Greeley, CO

2.5 98,600 101,100 2,500

Green Bay, WI

-0.9 172,200 170,700 -1,500

Greensboro-High Point, NC

1.8 356,300 362,800 6,500

Greenville, NC

0.4 78,600 78,900 300

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

1.0 406,400 410,500 4,100

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

-1.1 156,000 154,300 -1,700

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

0.1 105,800 105,900 100

Hammond, LA

2.3 44,100 45,100 1,000

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

0.8 37,800 38,100 300

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

1.1 333,400 337,000 3,600

Harrisonburg, VA

2.4 66,600 68,200 1,600

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

0.8 566,000 570,600 4,600

Hattiesburg, MS

2.2 63,400 64,800 1,400

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

1.6 149,800 152,200 2,400

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

1.2 75,100 76,000 900

Hinesville, GA

3.1 19,500 20,100 600

Homosassa Springs, FL

-0.6 33,700 33,500 -200

Hot Springs, AR

2.1 37,800 38,600 800

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-5.8 90,300 85,100 -5,200

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

1.0 2,992,500 3,023,400 30,900

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

0.2 137,700 138,000 300

Huntsville, AL

2.9 224,200 230,800 6,600

Idaho Falls, ID

2.6 62,200 63,800 1,600

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

1.7 1,029,200 1,047,200 18,000

Iowa City, IA

3.1 99,200 102,300 3,100

Ithaca, NY

2.2 64,100 65,500 1,400

Jackson, MI

0.0 57,300 57,300 0

Jackson, MS

0.8 278,100 280,400 2,300

Jackson, TN

2.1 67,500 68,900 1,400

Jacksonville, FL

3.7 660,600 684,900 24,300

Jacksonville, NC

0.2 48,900 49,000 100

Janesville-Beloit, WI

1.9 66,700 68,000 1,300

Jefferson City, MO

0.5 76,800 77,200 400

Johnson City, TN

1.1 79,700 80,600 900

Johnstown, PA

-1.1 55,800 55,200 -600

Jonesboro, AR

2.2 55,300 56,500 1,200

Joplin, MO

-1.2 81,600 80,600 -1,000

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

1.3 74,700 75,700 1,000

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

2.3 144,700 148,000 3,300

Kankakee, IL

1.1 43,500 44,000 500

Kansas City, MO-KS

3.0 1,050,800 1,081,800 31,000

Kennewick-Richland, WA

2.7 108,200 111,100 2,900

Killeen-Temple, TX

2.7 142,400 146,300 3,900

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

0.2 121,400 121,600 200

Kingston, NY

1.0 60,500 61,100 600

Knoxville, TN

0.8 389,600 392,600 3,000

Kokomo, IN

3.2 41,100 42,400 1,300

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

0.3 77,600 77,800 200

Lafayette, LA

-3.2 205,100 198,600 -6,500

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

2.3 102,800 105,200 2,400

Lake Charles, LA

4.6 106,800 111,700 4,900

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

1.3 47,600 48,200 600

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

4.3 213,500 222,700 9,200

Lancaster, PA

1.3 246,500 249,800 3,300

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

2.1 229,500 234,300 4,800

Laredo, TX

2.7 101,000 103,700 2,700

Las Cruces, NM

1.4 72,500 73,500 1,000

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

3.1 937,000 966,200 29,200

Lawrence, KS

1.3 55,300 56,000 700

Lawton, OK

0.4 45,600 45,800 200

Lebanon, PA

1.2 51,100 51,700 600

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

0.4 51,100 51,300 200

Lewiston, ID-WA

4.3 27,800 29,000 1,200

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

1.2 50,200 50,800 600

Lexington-Fayette, KY

3.0 269,900 277,900 8,000

Lima, OH

0.8 52,000 52,400 400

Lincoln, NE

0.9 187,400 189,000 1,600

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

0.8 353,500 356,500 3,000

Logan, UT-ID

1.7 59,700 60,700 1,000

Longview, TX

-1.4 97,900 96,500 -1,400

Longview, WA

0.8 38,600 38,900 300

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

1.8 5,920,900 6,028,500 107,600

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

2.3 650,100 664,900 14,800

Lubbock, TX

1.4 144,900 147,000 2,100

Lynchburg, VA

0.6 103,500 104,100 600

Macon-Bibb County, GA

0.8 102,000 102,800 800

Madera, CA

3.0 36,200 37,300 1,100

Madison, WI

1.9 390,700 398,200 7,500

Manchester, NH NECTA

1.1 109,800 111,000 1,200

Manhattan, KS

0.7 45,800 46,100 300

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

-0.5 57,800 57,500 -300

Mansfield, OH

0.0 52,100 52,100 0

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

2.2 252,200 257,700 5,500

Medford, OR

3.2 83,100 85,800 2,700

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

1.3 633,200 641,700 8,500

Merced, CA

1.6 64,400 65,400 1,000

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2.5 2,578,500 2,643,900 65,400

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-1.7 41,200 40,500 -700

Midland, MI

0.3 37,200 37,300 100

Midland, TX

-0.1 87,700 87,600 -100

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

-0.3 854,000 851,700 -2,300

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

2.1 1,915,100 1,954,900 39,800

Missoula, MT

1.2 59,300 60,000 700

Mobile, AL

0.4 178,700 179,400 700

Modesto, CA

3.5 168,500 174,400 5,900

Monroe, LA

0.1 79,200 79,300 100

Monroe, MI

-0.5 42,200 42,000 -200

Montgomery, AL

1.2 171,600 173,700 2,100

Morgantown, WV

0.7 71,000 71,500 500

Morristown, TN

1.5 45,600 46,300 700

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

2.7 47,900 49,200 1,300

Muncie, IN

-0.4 51,900 51,700 -200

Muskegon, MI

0.0 62,900 62,900 0

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

1.6 156,300 158,800 2,500

Napa, CA

2.3 69,000 70,600 1,600

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

1.2 145,100 146,900 1,800

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

3.9 936,300 973,000 36,700

New Bedford, MA NECTA

2.2 66,800 68,300 1,500

New Bern, NC

0.9 44,500 44,900 400

New Haven, CT NECTA

-0.7 279,900 277,900 -2,000

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

0.2 574,000 575,000 1,000

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

1.2 9,406,000 9,514,200 108,200

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

1.2 60,500 61,200 700

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

3.4 295,000 304,900 9,900

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

1.5 125,900 127,800 1,900

Ocala, FL

4.0 99,700 103,700 4,000

Ocean City, NJ

3.5 33,900 35,100 1,200

Odessa, TX

-0.6 70,200 69,800 -400

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

3.8 242,500 251,600 9,100

Oklahoma City, OK

0.5 628,100 631,000 2,900

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

3.2 111,400 115,000 3,600

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

0.9 491,200 495,700 4,500

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

3.6 1,197,000 1,239,800 42,800

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

0.6 95,600 96,200 600

Owensboro, KY

0.9 53,000 53,500 500

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

3.1 298,200 307,300 9,100

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

4.6 205,500 214,900 9,400

Panama City, FL

1.8 84,200 85,700 1,500

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-2.0 40,800 40,000 -800

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

2.5 172,100 176,400 4,300

Peoria, IL

-1.5 174,700 172,100 -2,600

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

2.0 2,834,500 2,891,500 57,000

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

2.7 1,967,500 2,020,900 53,400

Pine Bluff, AR

-0.3 33,500 33,400 -100

Pittsburgh, PA

0.8 1,151,200 1,160,400 9,200

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

1.7 40,300 41,000 700

Pocatello, ID

0.6 36,000 36,200 200

Port St. Lucie, FL

2.7 143,100 147,000 3,900

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

1.8 194,500 198,000 3,500

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

2.0 1,133,000 1,155,200 22,200

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

0.9 87,200 88,000 800

Prescott, AZ

1.8 62,200 63,300 1,100

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

0.3 574,700 576,500 1,800

Provo-Orem, UT

4.4 235,000 245,400 10,400

Pueblo, CO

2.3 61,100 62,500 1,400

Punta Gorda, FL

3.1 47,800 49,300 1,500

Racine, WI

-0.3 76,400 76,200 -200

Raleigh, NC

3.0 591,700 609,300 17,600

Rapid City, SD

2.0 64,700 66,000 1,300

Reading, PA

1.4 175,700 178,100 2,400

Redding, CA

3.8 63,400 65,800 2,400

Reno, NV

3.2 215,800 222,700 6,900

Richmond, VA

1.1 657,800 665,300 7,500

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

3.8 1,384,800 1,437,200 52,400

Roanoke, VA

1.2 161,400 163,300 1,900

Rochester, MN

0.5 117,100 117,700 600

Rochester, NY

-0.8 529,500 525,100 -4,400

Rockford, IL

-2.3 150,100 146,600 -3,500

Rocky Mount, NC

0.4 56,400 56,600 200

Rome, GA

2.7 40,200 41,300 1,100

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

2.1 936,300 956,200 19,900

Saginaw, MI

0.0 87,700 87,700 0

Salem, OR

2.0 158,700 161,900 3,200

Salinas, CA

2.8 133,500 137,300 3,800

Salisbury, MD-DE

1.0 149,000 150,500 1,500

Salt Lake City, UT

3.3 691,300 714,400 23,100

San Angelo, TX

-1.0 48,900 48,400 -500

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

2.4 1,007,100 1,031,600 24,500

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

2.1 1,404,100 1,433,700 29,600

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2.7 2,310,200 2,373,200 63,000

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

2.3 1,055,100 1,079,300 24,200

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

2.5 113,800 116,600 2,800

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

2.5 99,600 102,100 2,500

Santa Fe, NM

0.2 63,100 63,200 100

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

2.1 179,900 183,700 3,800

Santa Rosa, CA

1.4 198,300 201,100 2,800

Savannah, GA

3.9 173,300 180,000 6,700

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

0.0 257,800 257,700 -100

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.2 1,919,300 1,980,500 61,200

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

3.8 50,600 52,500 1,900

Sebring, FL

3.8 26,200 27,200 1,000

Sheboygan, WI

1.8 59,800 60,900 1,100

Sherman-Denison, TX

3.1 45,400 46,800 1,400

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-1.7 182,300 179,200 -3,100

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

0.6 34,100 34,300 200

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

-1.7 88,900 87,400 -1,500

Sioux Falls, SD

1.6 149,600 152,000 2,400

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

1.1 140,200 141,800 1,600

Spartanburg, SC

3.4 145,200 150,100 4,900

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

1.9 237,200 241,800 4,600

Springfield, IL

0.6 114,000 114,700 700

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

1.0 329,600 332,900 3,300

Springfield, MO

2.4 208,400 213,500 5,100

Springfield, OH

0.0 49,500 49,500 0

St. Cloud, MN

0.8 106,500 107,400 900

St. George, UT

4.9 59,600 62,500 2,900

St. Joseph, MO-KS

0.8 63,300 63,800 500

St. Louis, MO-IL

1.2 1,347,000 1,363,800 16,800

State College, PA

-0.1 79,200 79,100 -100

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

1.6 50,000 50,800 800

Stockton-Lodi, CA

2.3 221,900 227,100 5,200

Sumter, SC

-0.3 39,100 39,000 -100

Syracuse, NY

1.0 312,600 315,700 3,100

Tallahassee, FL

3.7 176,500 183,100 6,600

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

3.4 1,287,200 1,331,300 44,100

Terre Haute, IN

2.0 70,000 71,400 1,400

Texarkana, TX-AR

0.0 60,700 60,700 0

The Villages, FL

3.3 27,400 28,300 900

Toledo, OH

0.8 307,800 310,300 2,500

Topeka, KS

2.4 110,400 113,100 2,700

Trenton, NJ

2.7 261,300 268,300 7,000

Tucson, AZ

0.6 375,500 377,900 2,400

Tulsa, OK

-0.9 444,900 440,800 -4,100

Tuscaloosa, AL

1.9 104,000 106,000 2,000

Tyler, TX

2.9 102,600 105,600 3,000

Urban Honolulu, HI

0.7 476,800 480,100 3,300

Utica-Rome, NY

1.0 124,400 125,600 1,200

Valdosta, GA

2.5 55,100 56,500 1,400

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

1.9 134,300 136,800 2,500

Victoria, TX

-1.7 42,300 41,600 -700

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

2.1 58,300 59,500 1,200

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

0.3 763,300 765,900 2,600

Visalia-Porterville, CA

1.6 122,800 124,800 2,000

Waco, TX

2.1 117,100 119,600 2,500

Walla Walla, WA

3.6 27,400 28,400 1,000

Warner Robins, GA

2.9 71,500 73,600 2,100

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

1.6 3,194,500 3,245,000 50,500

Waterbury, CT NECTA

-0.8 66,600 66,100 -500

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-0.1 90,700 90,600 -100

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

1.0 40,900 41,300 400

Wausau, WI

1.8 70,900 72,200 1,300

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-1.7 41,700 41,000 -700

Wenatchee, WA

2.6 42,500 43,600 1,100

Wheeling, WV-OH

-1.4 66,200 65,300 -900

Wichita Falls, TX

-0.3 57,800 57,600 -200

Wichita, KS

-0.2 297,100 296,400 -700

Williamsport, PA

-0.4 53,000 52,800 -200

Wilmington, NC

3.1 121,300 125,100 3,800

Winchester, VA-WV

1.5 61,700 62,600 900

Winston-Salem, NC

0.3 260,600 261,400 800

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

0.9 279,600 282,100 2,500

Yakima, WA

3.4 82,100 84,900 2,800

York-Hanover, PA

0.4 182,500 183,300 800

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-1.1 222,800 220,300 -2,500

Yuba City, CA

4.1 41,400 43,100 1,700

Yuma, AZ

2.0 55,300 56,400 1,100
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 employment increases occurred in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+129,700), New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+108,200), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (+107,600). The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Auburn-Opelika, Alabama, and St. George, Utah (+4.9 percent each), followed by Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida (+4.6 percent each).

The largest over-the-year decrease in employment occurred in Lafayette, Louisiana (–6,500), followed by Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana (–5,200), and Rochester, New York (–4,400). The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Casper, Wyoming (–6.9 percent), followed by Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana (–5.8 percent), Lafayette, Louisiana, and Farmington, New Mexico (–3.2 percent each).

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 — March 2017” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 310 metropolitan areas for year ending March 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-in-310-metropolitan-areas-for-year-ending-march-2017.htm (visited August 11, 2020).

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