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Employment rose 9.0 percent in Midland, Texas, from September 2017 to September 2018

November 13, 2018

Fifty-eight metropolitan areas had increases in nonfarm payroll employment from September 2017 to September 2018. One area had a decrease, and 329 areas had essentially no change in employment. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Midland, Texas (+9.0 percent), and Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey, and Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida (+7.0 percent each). Employment in Wilmington, North Carolina, fell 3.6 percent over the year.

Percent change in nonfarm employment by metropolitan area, September 2017 to September 2018
Metropolitan area Over-the-year percent change (p) September 2018 employment (p) September 2017 employment Over-the-year net change (p) Statistically significant change?

Abilene, TX

1.6% 69,800 68,700 1,100 No

Akron, OH

1.8 349,100 343,000 6,100 No

Albany, GA

1.4 63,400 62,500 900 No

Albany, OR

3.4 46,100 44,600 1,500 No

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

0.1 470,000 469,500 500 No

Albuquerque, NM

2.3 400,100 391,100 9,000 Yes

Alexandria, LA

-0.2 62,000 62,100 -100 No

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

0.8 375,500 372,400 3,100 No

Altoona, PA

-0.2 61,900 62,000 -100 No

Amarillo, TX

2.2 121,300 118,700 2,600 No

Ames, IA

1.6 56,300 55,400 900 No

Anchorage, AK

-0.3 179,000 179,600 -600 No

Ann Arbor, MI

1.4 226,700 223,600 3,100 No

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

2.4 47,900 46,800 1,100 No

Appleton, WI

2.2 127,800 125,100 2,700 No

Asheville, NC

1.0 193,500 191,600 1,900 No

Athens-Clarke County, GA

3.6 101,000 97,500 3,500 No

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2.2 2,791,500 2,731,200 60,300 Yes

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

7.0 139,900 130,800 9,100 Yes

Auburn-Opelika, AL

-0.3 64,800 65,000 -200 No

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

2.5 241,100 235,200 5,900 No

Austin-Round Rock, TX

3.9 1,072,500 1,032,500 40,000 Yes

Bakersfield, CA

1.5 262,600 258,800 3,800 No

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.5 1,426,300 1,404,900 21,400 Yes

Bangor, ME NECTA

-0.1 67,200 67,300 -100 No

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

1.4 112,200 110,600 1,600 No

Baton Rouge, LA

1.7 413,100 406,200 6,900 No

Battle Creek, MI

1.2 58,900 58,200 700 No

Bay City, MI

0.3 36,100 36,000 100 No

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

1.1 161,600 159,800 1,800 No

Beckley, WV

-1.3 45,100 45,700 -600 No

Bellingham, WA

3.0 95,200 92,400 2,800 No

Bend-Redmond, OR

4.5 86,700 83,000 3,700 No

Billings, MT

0.8 86,500 85,800 700 No

Binghamton, NY

-0.6 103,700 104,300 -600 No

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

1.0 537,300 532,100 5,200 No

Bismarck, ND

1.5 74,000 72,900 1,100 No

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

0.6 78,500 78,000 500 No

Bloomington, IL

-0.4 94,300 94,700 -400 No

Bloomington, IN

-0.5 76,900 77,300 -400 No

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

-0.5 43,000 43,200 -200 No

Boise City, ID

2.8 330,200 321,200 9,000 Yes

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

2.0 2,800,700 2,745,200 55,500 Yes

Boulder, CO

1.7 194,500 191,200 3,300 No

Bowling Green, KY

2.0 78,200 76,700 1,500 No

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

2.0 92,800 91,000 1,800 No

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

0.8 410,400 407,000 3,400 No

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

1.6 143,100 140,800 2,300 No

Brunswick, GA

5.6 45,000 42,600 2,400 No

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

1.2 574,700 567,900 6,800 No

Burlington, NC

0.2 61,600 61,500 100 No

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

-0.9 125,000 126,100 -1,100 No

California-Lexington Park, MD

0.9 45,400 45,000 400 No

Canton-Massillon, OH

0.8 175,000 173,600 1,400 No

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

7.0 265,700 248,300 17,400 Yes

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

2.2 45,700 44,700 1,000 No

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-0.9 57,600 58,100 -500 No

Carson City, NV

2.6 31,200 30,400 800 No

Casper, WY

0.5 39,300 39,100 200 No

Cedar Rapids, IA

1.0 145,500 144,000 1,500 No

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

1.7 61,500 60,500 1,000 No

Champaign-Urbana, IL

0.5 113,600 113,000 600 No

Charleston, WV

-1.1 116,100 117,400 -1,300 No

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

1.2 356,500 352,100 4,400 No

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

2.4 1,215,400 1,186,500 28,900 Yes

Charlottesville, VA

3.4 123,700 119,600 4,100 No

Chattanooga, TN-GA

3.2 266,700 258,400 8,300 Yes

Cheyenne, WY

0.9 47,100 46,700 400 No

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

0.7 4,759,100 4,724,000 35,100 No

Chico, CA

2.8 85,200 82,900 2,300 No

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1.4 1,114,800 1,099,800 15,000 No

Clarksville, TN-KY

1.2 91,600 90,500 1,100 No

Cleveland, TN

0.8 47,500 47,100 400 No

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

2.7 1,089,200 1,060,700 28,500 Yes

Coeur d'Alene, ID

3.2 67,200 65,100 2,100 No

College Station-Bryan, TX

2.5 122,100 119,100 3,000 No

Colorado Springs, CO

4.7 303,000 289,500 13,500 Yes

Columbia, MO

0.9 101,700 100,800 900 No

Columbia, SC

1.7 400,000 393,300 6,700 No

Columbus, GA-AL

1.7 122,800 120,800 2,000 No

Columbus, IN

4.0 55,100 53,000 2,100 No

Columbus, OH

1.4 1,104,100 1,088,900 15,200 Yes

Corpus Christi, TX

1.3 191,800 189,400 2,400 No

Corvallis, OR

0.2 42,100 42,000 100 No

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

5.0 118,400 112,800 5,600 Yes

Cumberland, MD-WV

-0.8 39,300 39,600 -300 No

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.0 3,720,700 3,611,300 109,400 Yes

Dalton, GA

1.8 68,300 67,100 1,200 No

Danbury, CT NECTA

0.9 78,900 78,200 700 No

Danville, IL

0.7 28,500 28,300 200 No

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

3.4 78,100 75,500 2,600 No

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

1.2 187,600 185,300 2,300 No

Dayton, OH

1.8 396,500 389,400 7,100 No

Decatur, AL

1.3 54,700 54,000 700 No

Decatur, IL

0.6 52,000 51,700 300 No

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

2.7 202,400 197,000 5,400 No

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

2.7 1,509,900 1,470,900 39,000 Yes

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

3.0 375,200 364,100 11,100 Yes

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

0.7 2,027,000 2,013,000 14,000 No

Dothan, AL

0.5 58,500 58,200 300 No

Dover, DE

2.2 70,900 69,400 1,500 No

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

1.7 55,300 54,400 900 No

Dubuque, IA

0.0 59,900 59,900 0 No

Duluth, MN-WI

0.8 139,500 138,400 1,100 No

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

2.4 318,800 311,200 7,600 No

East Stroudsburg, PA

0.7 58,900 58,500 400 No

Eau Claire, WI

1.1 88,000 87,000 1,000 No

El Centro, CA

1.1 52,800 52,200 600 No

El Paso, TX

2.4 319,700 312,300 7,400 No

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

1.6 57,300 56,400 900 No

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

4.0 145,500 139,900 5,600 No

Elmira, NY

-0.5 36,500 36,700 -200 No

Enid, OK

0.0 25,700 25,700 0 No

Erie, PA

0.5 130,000 129,400 600 No

Eugene, OR

3.3 163,600 158,400 5,200 No

Evansville, IN-KY

0.9 164,300 162,900 1,400 No

Fairbanks, AK

0.0 38,900 38,900 0 No

Fargo, ND-MN

0.6 144,100 143,200 900 No

Farmington, NM

1.2 49,300 48,700 600 No

Fayetteville, NC

0.5 130,100 129,500 600 No

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

2.3 262,000 256,100 5,900 No

Flagstaff, AZ

4.2 72,600 69,700 2,900 No

Flint, MI

0.4 142,000 141,500 500 No

Florence, SC

1.0 88,900 88,000 900 No

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

0.5 56,800 56,500 300 No

Fond du Lac, WI

1.0 49,100 48,600 500 No

Fort Collins, CO

2.9 173,700 168,800 4,900 No

Fort Smith, AR-OK

-0.1 113,000 113,100 -100 No

Fort Wayne, IN

3.0 230,000 223,400 6,600 No

Fresno, CA

2.6 356,400 347,400 9,000 No

Gadsden, AL

1.6 38,400 37,800 600 No

Gainesville, FL

3.4 146,500 141,700 4,800 No

Gainesville, GA

4.4 94,200 90,200 4,000 No

Gettysburg, PA

2.5 36,500 35,600 900 No

Glens Falls, NY

0.9 56,900 56,400 500 No

Goldsboro, NC

-0.7 41,500 41,800 -300 No

Grand Forks, ND-MN

0.3 57,500 57,300 200 No

Grand Island, NE

0.9 43,500 43,100 400 No

Grand Junction, CO

1.4 64,900 64,000 900 No

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

2.9 571,600 555,500 16,100 Yes

Grants Pass, OR

1.9 27,000 26,500 500 No

Great Falls, MT

0.8 36,500 36,200 300 No

Greeley, CO

4.2 110,600 106,100 4,500 No

Green Bay, WI

1.7 182,200 179,200 3,000 No

Greensboro-High Point, NC

1.6 364,800 358,900 5,900 No

Greenville, NC

0.9 81,200 80,500 700 No

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

1.3 421,000 415,500 5,500 No

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

0.3 154,500 154,100 400 No

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

1.9 107,600 105,600 2,000 No

Hammond, LA

2.2 47,400 46,400 1,000 No

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

0.5 40,400 40,200 200 No

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

1.3 348,400 343,900 4,500 No

Harrisonburg, VA

0.9 68,600 68,000 600 No

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

1.4 583,200 575,100 8,100 No

Hattiesburg, MS

1.7 65,800 64,700 1,100 No

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

2.2 156,600 153,200 3,400 No

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

2.8 79,900 77,700 2,200 No

Hinesville, GA

2.0 20,800 20,400 400 No

Homosassa Springs, FL

4.0 33,900 32,600 1,300 No

Hot Springs, AR

0.3 38,100 38,000 100 No

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-0.2 85,800 86,000 -200 No

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

4.3 3,135,900 3,007,200 128,700 Yes

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-0.7 138,700 139,700 -1,000 No

Huntsville, AL

3.3 241,200 233,400 7,800 Yes

Idaho Falls, ID

1.8 67,400 66,200 1,200 No

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

2.1 1,089,700 1,066,800 22,900 Yes

Iowa City, IA

1.5 103,900 102,400 1,500 No

Ithaca, NY

1.8 66,400 65,200 1,200 No

Jackson, MI

-0.2 58,200 58,300 -100 No

Jackson, MS

1.1 282,700 279,700 3,000 No

Jackson, TN

2.0 70,100 68,700 1,400 No

Jacksonville, FL

4.4 714,400 684,200 30,200 Yes

Jacksonville, NC

-1.6 48,300 49,100 -800 No

Janesville-Beloit, WI

-0.4 68,700 69,000 -300 No

Jefferson City, MO

0.4 77,600 77,300 300 No

Johnson City, TN

0.4 80,600 80,300 300 No

Johnstown, PA

0.7 55,600 55,200 400 No

Jonesboro, AR

2.2 59,500 58,200 1,300 No

Joplin, MO

1.0 81,700 80,900 800 No

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

2.1 77,500 75,900 1,600 No

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

1.0 150,600 149,100 1,500 No

Kankakee, IL

6.2 49,900 47,000 2,900 Yes

Kansas City, MO-KS

1.8 1,111,700 1,091,700 20,000 Yes

Kennewick-Richland, WA

2.5 116,700 113,900 2,800 No

Killeen-Temple, TX

1.8 145,200 142,700 2,500 No

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

1.6 124,000 122,100 1,900 No

Kingston, NY

1.1 63,300 62,600 700 No

Knoxville, TN

0.4 400,600 399,200 1,400 No

Kokomo, IN

5.4 44,700 42,400 2,300 No

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

2.0 80,400 78,800 1,600 No

Lafayette, LA

0.0 201,000 201,000 0 No

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

4.1 109,700 105,400 4,300 No

Lake Charles, LA

2.9 119,900 116,500 3,400 No

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

3.0 51,600 50,100 1,500 No

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

4.6 227,000 217,100 9,900 Yes

Lancaster, PA

1.8 259,300 254,600 4,700 No

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

1.9 241,200 236,800 4,400 No

Laredo, TX

0.4 104,200 103,800 400 No

Las Cruces, NM

0.4 70,700 70,400 300 No

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

3.6 1,020,200 984,500 35,700 Yes

Lawrence, KS

0.7 54,600 54,200 400 No

Lawton, OK

1.1 45,800 45,300 500 No

Lebanon, PA

0.4 52,800 52,600 200 No

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

0.6 53,600 53,300 300 No

Lewiston, ID-WA

3.8 30,200 29,100 1,100 No

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

0.6 51,400 51,100 300 No

Lexington-Fayette, KY

0.8 281,600 279,500 2,100 No

Lima, OH

-0.6 53,100 53,400 -300 No

Lincoln, NE

1.9 192,400 188,900 3,500 No

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

1.9 367,700 360,700 7,000 No

Logan, UT-ID

2.8 63,400 61,700 1,700 No

Longview, TX

1.1 97,200 96,100 1,100 No

Longview, WA

2.5 41,300 40,300 1,000 No

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

1.0 6,133,700 6,072,100 61,600 Yes

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

0.8 675,800 670,600 5,200 No

Lubbock, TX

2.6 151,600 147,800 3,800 No

Lynchburg, VA

1.5 106,100 104,500 1,600 No

Macon-Bibb County, GA

1.2 103,600 102,400 1,200 No

Madera, CA

1.8 39,200 38,500 700 No

Madison, WI

2.0 410,000 401,900 8,100 No

Manchester, NH NECTA

1.1 114,000 112,800 1,200 No

Manhattan, KS

1.4 43,800 43,200 600 No

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

3.1 60,300 58,500 1,800 No

Mansfield, OH

1.9 53,400 52,400 1,000 No

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

2.1 261,600 256,100 5,500 No

Medford, OR

2.2 89,500 87,600 1,900 No

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

2.3 658,500 643,600 14,900 Yes

Merced, CA

3.2 71,600 69,400 2,200 No

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

4.2 2,672,300 2,564,600 107,700 Yes

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

0.0 41,700 41,700 0 No

Midland, MI

0.8 37,700 37,400 300 No

Midland, TX

9.0 104,300 95,700 8,600 Yes

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

0.7 874,500 868,800 5,700 No

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1.7 2,039,400 2,006,000 33,400 Yes

Missoula, MT

1.1 63,000 62,300 700 No

Mobile, AL

0.8 186,000 184,600 1,400 No

Modesto, CA

2.2 180,400 176,500 3,900 No

Monroe, LA

0.6 78,300 77,800 500 No

Monroe, MI

1.2 43,200 42,700 500 No

Montgomery, AL

1.5 180,300 177,700 2,600 No

Morgantown, WV

1.7 73,600 72,400 1,200 No

Morristown, TN

2.2 46,900 45,900 1,000 No

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

1.6 51,100 50,300 800 No

Muncie, IN

0.9 53,400 52,900 500 No

Muskegon, MI

-0.2 65,000 65,100 -100 No

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

0.4 168,400 167,700 700 No

Napa, CA

-0.1 74,100 74,200 -100 No

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

6.9 141,200 132,100 9,100 Yes

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

1.7 1,007,900 991,400 16,500 Yes

New Bedford, MA NECTA

1.3 68,700 67,800 900 No

New Bern, NC

-0.2 44,400 44,500 -100 No

New Haven, CT NECTA

0.4 286,000 285,000 1,000 No

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

1.2 578,200 571,600 6,600 No

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

1.1 9,788,400 9,679,900 108,500 Yes

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

1.1 63,700 63,000 700 No

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

5.4 308,500 292,700 15,800 Yes

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

2.1 133,400 130,600 2,800 No

Ocala, FL

4.7 105,000 100,300 4,700 No

Ocean City, NJ

2.7 50,100 48,800 1,300 No

Odessa, TX

1.1 75,700 74,900 800 No

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

1.6 261,400 257,300 4,100 No

Oklahoma City, OK

2.3 656,300 641,300 15,000 Yes

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

2.4 120,000 117,200 2,800 No

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

2.2 510,000 499,100 10,900 Yes

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

5.9 1,306,500 1,233,200 73,300 Yes

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

0.8 98,400 97,600 800 No

Owensboro, KY

1.8 55,300 54,300 1,000 No

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

1.0 307,900 304,900 3,000 No

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

4.7 219,700 209,900 9,800 Yes

Panama City, FL

3.3 86,900 84,100 2,800 No

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-0.5 39,700 39,900 -200 No

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

2.2 181,400 177,500 3,900 No

Peoria, IL

-0.1 172,200 172,400 -200 No

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

1.5 2,966,700 2,922,700 44,000 Yes

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

3.8 2,127,400 2,049,200 78,200 Yes

Pine Bluff, AR

-0.9 32,800 33,100 -300 No

Pittsburgh, PA

0.7 1,193,500 1,184,700 8,800 No

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

1.7 42,500 41,800 700 No

Pocatello, ID

1.9 37,400 36,700 700 No

Port St. Lucie, FL

4.6 148,000 141,500 6,500 Yes

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

1.8 214,900 211,100 3,800 No

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

2.3 1,206,600 1,179,100 27,500 Yes

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

2.4 96,500 94,200 2,300 No

Prescott, AZ

2.0 65,700 64,400 1,300 No

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

1.2 601,400 594,300 7,100 No

Provo-Orem, UT

4.7 264,800 252,800 12,000 Yes

Pueblo, CO

0.0 62,600 62,600 0 No

Punta Gorda, FL

5.0 48,000 45,700 2,300 No

Racine, WI

0.3 78,100 77,900 200 No

Raleigh, NC

3.3 639,600 619,200 20,400 Yes

Rapid City, SD

1.9 71,200 69,900 1,300 No

Reading, PA

2.3 182,900 178,800 4,100 No

Redding, CA

3.0 68,500 66,500 2,000 No

Reno, NV

3.6 244,400 235,900 8,500 Yes

Richmond, VA

1.4 684,400 674,700 9,700 No

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

2.9 1,494,300 1,452,600 41,700 Yes

Roanoke, VA

1.6 163,100 160,600 2,500 No

Rochester, MN

0.7 121,600 120,800 800 No

Rochester, NY

1.3 541,800 534,900 6,900 No

Rockford, IL

0.9 152,600 151,300 1,300 No

Rocky Mount, NC

-2.1 54,800 56,000 -1,200 No

Rome, GA

0.7 41,400 41,100 300 No

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

1.1 984,100 973,100 11,000 No

Saginaw, MI

1.6 90,000 88,600 1,400 No

Salem, OR

2.6 169,400 165,100 4,300 No

Salinas, CA

3.0 145,400 141,200 4,200 No

Salisbury, MD-DE

-0.9 162,900 164,400 -1,500 No

Salt Lake City, UT

2.9 741,500 720,500 21,000 Yes

San Angelo, TX

1.6 49,900 49,100 800 No

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

0.9 1,054,000 1,044,400 9,600 No

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1.9 1,479,500 1,452,600 26,900 Yes

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2.0 2,448,700 2,399,600 49,100 Yes

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

3.3 1,135,700 1,099,200 36,500 Yes

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

1.6 117,800 116,000 1,800 No

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

2.9 103,300 100,400 2,900 No

Santa Fe, NM

0.0 63,300 63,300 0 No

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

0.7 183,000 181,800 1,200 No

Santa Rosa, CA

2.5 213,800 208,500 5,300 No

Savannah, GA

1.4 178,800 176,400 2,400 No

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

1.5 269,900 265,800 4,100 No

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.7 2,088,100 2,012,900 75,200 Yes

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

4.2 51,700 49,600 2,100 No

Sebring, FL

4.0 26,000 25,000 1,000 No

Sheboygan, WI

2.9 64,900 63,100 1,800 No

Sherman-Denison, TX

2.8 48,200 46,900 1,300 No

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-0.1 179,300 179,400 -100 No

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

0.0 33,300 33,300 0 No

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

1.1 88,300 87,300 1,000 No

Sioux Falls, SD

1.7 158,600 156,000 2,600 No

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

0.0 144,000 144,000 0 No

Spartanburg, SC

0.6 155,300 154,300 1,000 No

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

0.5 248,800 247,500 1,300 No

Springfield, IL

-0.5 112,900 113,500 -600 No

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

1.1 339,900 336,200 3,700 No

Springfield, MO

1.2 216,800 214,200 2,600 No

Springfield, OH

0.8 50,600 50,200 400 No

St. Cloud, MN

1.5 111,900 110,200 1,700 No

St. George, UT

4.9 67,900 64,700 3,200 No

St. Joseph, MO-KS

1.6 65,300 64,300 1,000 No

St. Louis, MO-IL

0.8 1,393,600 1,382,500 11,100 No

State College, PA

-0.3 79,100 79,300 -200 No

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

2.2 51,000 49,900 1,100 No

Stockton-Lodi, CA

3.4 245,400 237,300 8,100 No

Sumter, SC

1.0 39,500 39,100 400 No

Syracuse, NY

0.9 321,100 318,200 2,900 No

Tallahassee, FL

2.1 182,900 179,200 3,700 No

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

3.8 1,353,400 1,303,600 49,800 Yes

Terre Haute, IN

-0.3 71,400 71,600 -200 No

Texarkana, TX-AR

0.8 60,300 59,800 500 No

The Villages, FL

3.2 28,600 27,700 900 No

Toledo, OH

0.8 312,100 309,500 2,600 No

Topeka, KS

-0.2 111,200 111,400 -200 No

Trenton, NJ

3.1 276,500 268,100 8,400 Yes

Tucson, AZ

2.4 389,200 379,900 9,300 Yes

Tulsa, OK

3.1 463,900 450,100 13,800 Yes

Tuscaloosa, AL

0.5 109,700 109,100 600 No

Tyler, TX

4.1 108,900 104,600 4,300 No

Urban Honolulu, HI

1.7 484,300 476,200 8,100 Yes

Utica-Rome, NY

0.2 127,300 127,000 300 No

Valdosta, GA

2.3 56,800 55,500 1,300 No

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

1.7 141,400 139,000 2,400 No

Victoria, TX

-1.2 39,900 40,400 -500 No

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

0.2 59,300 59,200 100 No

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

0.7 789,200 783,700 5,500 No

Visalia-Porterville, CA

2.1 129,200 126,500 2,700 No

Waco, TX

1.5 122,300 120,500 1,800 No

Walla Walla, WA

2.5 28,400 27,700 700 No

Warner Robins, GA

0.8 74,400 73,800 600 No

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

2.0 3,342,300 3,275,400 66,900 Yes

Waterbury, CT NECTA

-0.1 66,900 67,000 -100 No

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-0.4 90,700 91,100 -400 No

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

0.5 42,800 42,600 200 No

Wausau, WI

2.6 74,000 72,100 1,900 No

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-0.5 41,400 41,600 -200 No

Wenatchee, WA

3.5 47,600 46,000 1,600 No

Wheeling, WV-OH

-0.1 66,600 66,700 -100 No

Wichita Falls, TX

1.2 59,300 58,600 700 No

Wichita, KS

1.8 299,600 294,400 5,200 No

Williamsport, PA

-1.9 52,900 53,900 -1,000 No

Wilmington, NC

-3.6 122,100 126,600 -4,500 Yes

Winchester, VA-WV

2.8 65,600 63,800 1,800 No

Winston-Salem, NC

1.6 268,200 264,000 4,200 No

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

2.8 295,900 287,900 8,000 No

Yakima, WA

3.4 91,500 88,500 3,000 No

York-Hanover, PA

1.3 189,000 186,500 2,500 No

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-1.1 217,800 220,200 -2,400 No

Yuba City, CA

-0.4 44,500 44,700 -200 No

Yuma, AZ

0.6 54,000 53,700 300 No
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary

Nonfarm employment rose over the year in 34 of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more. Employment was essentially unchanged in 17 large areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+5.9 percent), Jacksonville, Florida (+4.4 percent), and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (+4.3 percent).

The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (+128,700), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+109,400), and New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (+108,500).

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 — September 2018." We also have more charts on metropolitan area employment and unemployment.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment rose 9.0 percent in Midland, Texas, from September 2017 to September 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/employment-rose-9-percent-in-midland-texas-from-september-2017-to-september-2018.htm (visited September 20, 2020).

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