Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida, leads large metro areas in over-the-year employment percent gain

January 03, 2017

From November 2015 to November 2016, nonfarm employment rose in 48 of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, and fell in three areas.

12-month employment percent change for large metropolitan areas, November 2016
Metropolitan area Over-the-year percent change Over-the-year net change

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

4.5 53,100

Jacksonville, FL

3.6 23,700

Salt Lake City, UT

3.5 24,400

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.5 67,000

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.3 114,800

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

3.3 35,300

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

3.1 43,400

St. Louis, MO-IL

3.1 41,500

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

2.8 26,200

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2.6 68,200

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

2.6 29,500

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

2.6 33,400

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

2.5 23,500

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

2.5 34,100

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2.5 56,600

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2.4 61,900

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

2.2 30,900

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

2.1 21,600

Austin-Round Rock, TX

2.0 19,500

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

2.0 19,100

Raleigh, NC

2.0 12,100

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

2.0 65,500

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

1.9 21,900

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

1.8 47,500

Columbus, OH

1.8 19,200

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

1.8 34,400

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.7 23,600

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

1.7 103,600

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

1.7 10,900

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1.6 17,000

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

1.6 15,800

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

1.5 43,600

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1.4 27,100

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

1.2 7,900

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

1.2 117,300

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

1.1 21,500

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

1.1 6,300

Kansas City, MO-KS

0.9 9,600

Richmond, VA

0.9 5,800

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

0.8 4,200

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

0.8 37,900

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

0.7 3,700

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

0.7 7,900

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

0.7 3,800

Pittsburgh, PA

0.7 8,400

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

0.5 16,100

Rochester, NY

0.5 2,800

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

0.4 2,100

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

-0.2 -2,000

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

-0.2 -1,600

Oklahoma City, OK

-0.9 -5,900

The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Orlando-Kissimmee Sanford, Florida (4.5 percent or 53,100 jobs), followed by Jacksonville, Florida (3.6 percent or 23,700), and Salt Lake City, Utah (3.5 percent or 24,400), and Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington (3.5 percent or 67,000).

Employment fell over the year in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (−0.9 percent or 5,900 jobs), Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin (−0.2 percent or 2,000), and Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia-North Carolina (−0.2 percent or 1,600).

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. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — November 2016" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida, leads large metro areas in over-the-year employment percent gain on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/orlando-kissimmee-sanford-florida-leads-large-metro-areas-in-over-the-year-employment-percent-gain.htm (visited August 19, 2018).

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