Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 295 metropolitan areas for year ending January 2018

March 27, 2018

From January 2017 to January 2018, nonfarm employment increased in 295 metropolitan areas, decreased in 78 areas, and was unchanged in 15 areas.

12-month percentage change in metropolitan area employment, January 2017 to January 2018
Metropolitan area Over-the-year percentage change(p) Over-the-year change(p) January 2017 employment January 2018 employment(p)

Midland, TX

10.3% 9,100 88,200 97,300

Ocean City, NJ

7.9 2,600 32,800 35,400

Odessa, TX

7.2 5,000 69,600 74,600

Greeley, CO

6.1 6,100 99,800 105,900

Yakima, WA

5.6 4,600 81,700 86,300

College Station-Bryan, TX

5.3 6,000 113,200 119,200

Walla Walla, WA

5.3 1,400 26,500 27,900

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

5.0 5,400 108,000 113,400

Reno, NV

5.0 10,900 219,700 230,600

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

4.9 6,500 133,400 139,900

Bend-Redmond, OR

4.8 3,700 77,400 81,100

St. George, UT

4.8 2,900 60,800 63,700

Stockton-Lodi, CA

4.8 10,900 226,800 237,700

Provo-Orem, UT

4.5 11,000 242,000 253,000

Grand Junction, CO

4.4 2,600 59,600 62,200

Salinas, CA

4.3 5,800 133,600 139,400

Carson City, NV

4.2 1,200 28,800 30,000

Kennewick-Richland, WA

4.2 4,500 107,900 112,400

Lake Charles, LA

4.2 4,700 110,900 115,600

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

4.1 2,100 50,800 52,900

Madera, CA

4.1 1,500 36,600 38,100

Merced, CA

4.1 2,600 63,900 66,500

Rockford, IL

4.1 5,800 142,100 147,900

Albany, OR

3.9 1,700 43,400 45,100

Boise City, ID

3.9 11,800 303,700 315,500

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

3.9 4,400 113,100 117,500

Austin-Round Rock, TX

3.7 36,900 1,008,300 1,045,200

Kokomo, IN

3.7 1,500 40,800 42,300

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

3.7 52,200 1,423,100 1,475,300

Fresno, CA

3.6 12,100 333,200 345,300

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

3.6 3,500 98,200 101,700

Yuba City, CA

3.6 1,500 42,000 43,500

Gettysburg, PA

3.5 1,200 34,000 35,200

Idaho Falls, ID

3.5 2,200 63,000 65,200

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

3.5 1,700 48,200 49,900

Gainesville, GA

3.4 3,000 87,300 90,300

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

3.4 41,300 1,227,400 1,268,700

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

3.4 3,800 112,900 116,700

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

3.3 7,600 232,000 239,600

Medford, OR

3.3 2,800 83,600 86,400

Modesto, CA

3.3 5,500 168,700 174,200

Athens-Clarke County, GA

3.2 3,000 93,900 96,900

Grants Pass, OR

3.2 800 25,100 25,900

Morgantown, WV

3.2 2,200 69,000 71,200

Prescott, AZ

3.1 1,900 61,300 63,200

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.1 61,600 1,955,600 2,017,200

Tyler, TX

3.1 3,200 101,800 105,000

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

3.0 34,800 1,153,300 1,188,100

Charlottesville, VA

3.0 3,400 112,900 116,300

Chico, CA

3.0 2,400 79,000 81,400

Hammond, LA

2.9 1,300 45,100 46,400

Jacksonville, FL

2.9 19,700 675,800 695,500

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

2.9 31,600 1,073,300 1,104,900

Visalia-Porterville, CA

2.9 3,500 122,500 126,000

Fort Collins, CO

2.8 4,500 159,100 163,600

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

2.8 1,600 56,500 58,100

Raleigh, NC

2.8 17,000 599,400 616,400

Springfield, MO

2.8 5,700 207,200 212,900

Ames, IA

2.7 1,400 52,000 53,400

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

2.7 3,300 122,600 125,900

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

2.7 5,800 218,400 224,200

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

2.7 4,100 153,500 157,600

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

2.7 25,500 954,700 980,200

Panama City, FL

2.7 2,200 80,900 83,100

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

2.7 53,000 1,999,500 2,052,500

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

2.7 30,600 1,137,800 1,168,400

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

2.7 25,500 946,500 972,000

Bakersfield, CA

2.6 6,500 253,000 259,500

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

2.6 2,500 95,100 97,600

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

2.6 2,300 88,600 90,900

Rapid City, SD

2.6 1,700 64,900 66,600

Tulsa, OK

2.6 11,500 437,900 449,400

Winchester, VA-WV

2.6 1,600 61,800 63,400

Asheville, NC

2.5 4,700 186,400 191,100

Colorado Springs, CO

2.5 6,900 278,200 285,100

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

2.5 10,100 407,800 417,900

Hinesville, GA

2.5 500 19,800 20,300

Lewiston, ID-WA

2.5 700 28,100 28,800

Santa Rosa, CA

2.5 4,900 199,900 204,800

Corvallis, OR

2.4 1,000 41,900 42,900

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

2.4 85,800 3,522,000 3,607,800

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

2.4 1,700 71,500 73,200

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

2.4 34,900 1,425,000 1,459,900

Eugene, OR

2.4 3,700 155,600 159,300

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

2.4 5,900 246,100 252,000

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

2.4 4,200 173,700 177,900

Salem, OR

2.4 3,800 158,900 162,700

Bellingham, WA

2.3 2,100 91,400 93,500

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

2.3 1,300 57,200 58,500

Chattanooga, TN-GA

2.2 5,500 251,000 256,500

Coeur d'Alene, ID

2.2 1,300 60,200 61,500

Flagstaff, AZ

2.2 1,400 64,400 65,800

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

2.2 64,400 2,965,100 3,029,500

Salt Lake City, UT

2.2 15,600 702,600 718,200

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2.2 50,900 2,347,400 2,398,300

Tallahassee, FL

2.2 3,900 178,200 182,100

Abilene, TX

2.1 1,400 67,400 68,800

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

2.1 900 43,100 44,000

Jonesboro, AR

2.1 1,200 56,200 57,400

Sheboygan, WI

2.1 1,300 60,600 61,900

Sumter, SC

2.1 800 39,000 39,800

Trenton, NJ

2.1 5,500 260,900 266,400

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

2.0 5,000 247,400 252,400

Oklahoma City, OK

2.0 12,200 617,400 629,600

Pocatello, ID

2.0 700 35,200 35,900

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

2.0 20,100 1,020,100 1,040,200

Spartanburg, SC

2.0 3,000 150,200 153,200

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

2.0 26,400 1,307,800 1,334,200

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

2.0 2,700 134,600 137,300

Wausau, WI

2.0 1,400 71,000 72,400

Casper, WY

1.9 700 37,400 38,100

Evansville, IN-KY

1.9 2,900 156,200 159,100

Farmington, NM

1.9 900 47,800 48,700

Huntsville, AL

1.9 4,300 227,500 231,800

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

1.9 19,600 1,031,600 1,051,200

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

1.9 18,200 959,400 977,600

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

1.9 114,600 5,948,000 6,062,600

Tuscaloosa, AL

1.9 2,000 105,500 107,500

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

1.8 1,100 59,800 60,900

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

1.8 3,600 197,900 201,500

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

1.8 1,400 75,800 77,200

Kankakee, IL

1.8 800 45,100 45,900

Madison, WI

1.8 6,800 387,600 394,400

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

1.8 1,600 89,800 91,400

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1.8 26,400 1,427,100 1,453,500

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

1.8 4,500 256,600 261,100

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

1.7 44,300 2,665,500 2,709,800

Boulder, CO

1.7 3,100 182,800 185,900

Jackson, MS

1.7 4,800 275,700 280,500

Kansas City, MO-KS

1.7 17,500 1,057,900 1,075,400

Laredo, TX

1.7 1,700 102,200 103,900

Redding, CA

1.7 1,100 64,400 65,500

San Angelo, TX

1.7 800 48,200 49,000

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

1.6 7,400 456,100 463,500

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

1.6 2,800 179,300 182,100

Fort Wayne, IN

1.6 3,400 216,600 220,000

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

1.6 1,200 75,800 77,000

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

1.6 4,700 299,600 304,300

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

1.6 2,900 178,500 181,400

Wenatchee, WA

1.6 700 42,600 43,300

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

1.5 700 46,300 47,000

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

1.5 5,300 345,000 350,300

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

1.5 5,400 355,200 360,600

Lancaster, PA

1.5 3,600 246,800 250,400

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

1.5 3,800 255,900 259,700

Pittsburgh, PA

1.5 16,900 1,143,700 1,160,600

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

1.5 4,300 279,800 284,100

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

1.4 7,200 521,500 528,700

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

1.4 7,600 549,600 557,200

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

1.4 7,700 543,300 551,000

Lubbock, TX

1.4 2,100 145,300 147,400

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

1.4 4,100 298,800 302,900

Reading, PA

1.4 2,500 174,400 176,900

Warner Robins, GA

1.4 1,000 72,600 73,600

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

1.4 43,800 3,214,700 3,258,500

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.3 17,300 1,365,400 1,382,700

Champaign-Urbana, IL

1.3 1,400 107,400 108,800

Columbus, IN

1.3 700 52,300 53,000

Decatur, AL

1.3 700 53,400 54,100

Duluth, MN-WI

1.3 1,700 133,600 135,300

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

1.3 500 37,900 38,400

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

1.3 7,500 565,100 572,600

Logan, UT-ID

1.3 800 60,200 61,000

Longview, WA

1.3 500 39,200 39,700

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

1.3 7,900 630,300 638,200

Muskegon, MI

1.3 800 63,000 63,800

Peoria, IL

1.3 2,100 166,400 168,500

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

1.3 7,200 571,700 578,900

Savannah, GA

1.3 2,200 174,000 176,200

Bowling Green, KY

1.2 900 74,000 74,900

Janesville-Beloit, WI

1.2 800 66,600 67,400

Knoxville, TN

1.2 4,800 389,300 394,100

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

1.2 900 76,700 77,600

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

1.2 600 51,500 52,100

Longview, TX

1.2 1,100 94,900 96,000

Rome, GA

1.2 500 40,500 41,000

Wichita Falls, TX

1.2 700 58,000 58,700

Winston-Salem, NC

1.2 3,100 259,600 262,700

Amarillo, TX

1.1 1,300 118,100 119,400

Ann Arbor, MI

1.1 2,400 215,800 218,200

Cedar Rapids, IA

1.1 1,600 141,000 142,600

Dayton, OH

1.1 4,300 380,500 384,800

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

1.1 3,300 304,100 307,400

Great Falls, MT

1.1 400 35,100 35,500

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

1.1 29,700 2,616,200 2,645,900

Mobile, AL

1.1 2,000 181,700 183,700

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

1.1 104,000 9,434,700 9,538,700

Salisbury, MD-DE

1.1 1,600 146,600 148,200

State College, PA

1.1 800 73,900 74,700

The Villages, FL

1.1 300 28,100 28,400

Tucson, AZ

1.1 4,200 376,600 380,800

Albuquerque, NM

1.0 3,900 382,900 386,800

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

1.0 400 41,300 41,700

El Paso, TX

1.0 3,000 309,600 312,600

Grand Island, NE

1.0 400 41,400 41,800

Greenville, NC

1.0 800 78,500 79,300

Joplin, MO

1.0 800 79,800 80,600

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

1.0 3,500 352,800 356,300

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

1.0 8,400 847,800 856,200

Napa, CA

1.0 700 69,500 70,200

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

1.0 1,300 126,900 128,200

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

1.0 2,100 200,300 202,400

Urban Honolulu, HI

1.0 4,800 471,500 476,300

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

1.0 400 40,200 40,600

Wilmington, NC

1.0 1,200 121,600 122,800

Appleton, WI

0.9 1,100 122,800 123,900

Auburn-Opelika, AL

0.9 600 63,800 64,400

Columbia, MO

0.9 900 95,800 96,700

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

0.9 17,100 1,967,400 1,984,500

Owensboro, KY

0.9 500 53,300 53,800

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

0.9 1,200 140,300 141,500

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

0.8 22,400 2,676,600 2,699,000

Gadsden, AL

0.8 300 37,400 37,700

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

0.8 1,200 151,800 153,000

Iowa City, IA

0.8 800 99,700 100,500

Ithaca, NY

0.8 500 61,000 61,500

Montgomery, AL

0.8 1,400 175,000 176,400

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

0.8 3,900 490,500 494,400

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

0.8 800 96,000 96,800

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

0.8 23,200 2,854,800 2,878,000

Sioux Falls, SD

0.8 1,200 152,100 153,300

Bloomington, IL

0.7 600 90,200 90,800

Florence, SC

0.7 600 87,100 87,700

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

0.7 1,000 145,400 146,400

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

0.7 13,100 1,947,800 1,960,900

Ocala, FL

0.7 700 101,200 101,900

Rochester, NY

0.7 3,400 521,700 525,100

Sherman-Denison, TX

0.7 300 46,100 46,400

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

0.7 2,300 325,100 327,400

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

0.6 1,000 162,400 163,400

Columbus, GA-AL

0.6 700 119,700 120,400

Fond du Lac, WI

0.6 300 46,700 47,000

Green Bay, WI

0.6 1,100 174,000 175,100

Harrisonburg, VA

0.6 400 67,200 67,600

Killeen-Temple, TX

0.6 900 141,600 142,500

Lebanon, PA

0.6 300 51,000 51,300

Port St. Lucie, FL

0.6 900 144,500 145,400

Richmond, VA

0.6 4,000 657,800 661,800

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

0.6 500 85,300 85,800

St. Louis, MO-IL

0.6 8,500 1,348,000 1,356,500

California-Lexington Park, MD

0.5 200 44,400 44,600

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

0.5 23,200 4,583,700 4,606,900

Cumberland, MD-WV

0.5 200 38,000 38,200

Danbury, CT NECTA

0.5 400 77,200 77,600

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

0.5 700 153,000 153,700

Jackson, MI

0.5 300 57,200 57,500

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

0.5 1,100 233,400 234,500

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

0.5 3,500 653,200 656,700

Monroe, MI

0.5 200 41,300 41,500

Santa Fe, NM

0.5 300 61,600 61,900

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

0.5 1,100 237,900 239,000

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

0.4 1,300 363,000 364,300

Eau Claire, WI

0.4 300 83,200 83,500

Flint, MI

0.4 600 137,200 137,800

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

0.4 400 103,800 104,200

Jackson, TN

0.4 300 67,300 67,600

Johnstown, PA

0.4 200 54,000 54,200

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

0.4 500 120,100 120,600

Lincoln, NE

0.4 700 185,400 186,100

Monroe, LA

0.4 300 77,500 77,800

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

0.4 200 48,800 49,000

Punta Gorda, FL

0.4 200 48,200 48,400

Alexandria, LA

0.3 200 61,400 61,600

Clarksville, TN-KY

0.3 300 88,600 88,900

Columbus, OH

0.3 2,800 1,062,800 1,065,600

Fayetteville, NC

0.3 400 129,000 129,400

Gainesville, FL

0.3 400 142,900 143,300

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

0.3 900 335,200 336,100

Hattiesburg, MS

0.3 200 64,200 64,400

Homosassa Springs, FL

0.3 100 32,700 32,800

Rochester, MN

0.3 400 117,100 117,500

St. Cloud, MN

0.3 300 107,400 107,700

York-Hanover, PA

0.3 500 184,200 184,700

Burlington, NC

0.2 100 60,700 60,800

Canton-Massillon, OH

0.2 300 170,300 170,600

Dalton, GA

0.2 100 66,400 66,500

Decatur, IL

0.2 100 50,500 50,600

Dubuque, IA

0.2 100 58,700 58,800

East Stroudsburg, PA

0.2 100 57,600 57,700

Erie, PA

0.2 200 124,900 125,100

Lima, OH

0.2 100 52,400 52,500

Lynchburg, VA

0.2 200 102,200 102,400

New Bedford, MA NECTA

0.2 100 66,000 66,100

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

0.2 1,000 570,500 571,500

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

0.2 500 213,200 213,700

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

0.2 100 51,600 51,700

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

0.2 100 49,200 49,300

Binghamton, NY

0.1 100 101,300 101,400

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

0.1 1,500 1,069,200 1,070,700

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

0.1 1,000 1,033,800 1,034,800

Greensboro-High Point, NC

0.1 500 354,800 355,300

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

0.1 100 103,000 103,100

Lexington-Fayette, KY

0.1 200 276,000 276,200

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

0.1 1,000 760,600 761,600

Akron, OH

0.0 100 333,600 333,700

Billings, MT

0.0 0 83,100 83,100

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

0.0 -100 264,200 264,100

Fairbanks, AK

0.0 0 35,700 35,700

Hot Springs, AR

0.0 0 37,600 37,600

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

0.0 0 84,800 84,800

Jacksonville, NC

0.0 0 48,700 48,700

Kingston, NY

0.0 0 60,300 60,300

Morristown, TN

0.0 0 45,600 45,600

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

0.0 0 60,200 60,200

Pueblo, CO

0.0 0 61,700 61,700

Racine, WI

0.0 0 76,300 76,300

St. Joseph, MO-KS

0.0 0 63,900 63,900

Terre Haute, IN

0.0 0 69,500 69,500

Valdosta, GA

0.0 0 55,500 55,500

Waterbury, CT NECTA

0.0 0 65,700 65,700

Yuma, AZ

0.0 0 55,900 55,900

Baton Rouge, LA

-0.1 -400 401,800 401,400

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

-0.1 -100 140,300 140,200

Dover, DE

-0.1 -100 68,600 68,500

Fargo, ND-MN

-0.1 -100 138,700 138,600

Macon-Bibb County, GA

-0.1 -100 102,300 102,200

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

-0.2 -100 55,600 55,500

Glens Falls, NY

-0.2 -100 53,300 53,200

Goldsboro, NC

-0.2 -100 41,500 41,400

Lawrence, KS

-0.2 -100 51,600 51,500

Missoula, MT

-0.2 -100 59,500 59,400

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

-0.2 -100 40,800 40,700

Syracuse, NY

-0.2 -500 310,400 309,900

Topeka, KS

-0.2 -200 110,800 110,600

Waco, TX

-0.2 -200 120,100 119,900

Altoona, PA

-0.3 -200 60,200 60,000

Fort Smith, AR-OK

-0.3 -300 111,100 110,800

Manchester, NH NECTA

-0.3 -300 111,300 111,000

Texarkana, TX-AR

-0.3 -200 59,700 59,500

Wichita, KS

-0.3 -1,000 292,100 291,100

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

-0.4 -200 55,900 55,700

Lawton, OK

-0.4 -200 45,600 45,400

Mansfield, OH

-0.4 -200 51,600 51,400

Beckley, WV

-0.5 -200 44,200 44,000

Dothan, AL

-0.5 -300 57,400 57,100

Lafayette, LA

-0.5 -1,000 198,900 197,900

Utica-Rome, NY

-0.5 -600 124,800 124,200

Johnson City, TN

-0.6 -500 78,200 77,700

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

-0.6 -300 50,500 50,200

Roanoke, VA

-0.6 -900 158,300 157,400

Saginaw, MI

-0.6 -500 86,900 86,400

Columbia, SC

-0.7 -2,600 393,700 391,100

Albany, GA

-0.8 -500 63,200 62,700

Bay City, MI

-0.8 -300 35,400 35,100

Corpus Christi, TX

-0.8 -1,500 190,000 188,500

New Haven, CT NECTA

-0.8 -2,100 279,600 277,500

Toledo, OH

-0.8 -2,400 306,200 303,800

Charleston, WV

-0.9 -1,000 115,700 114,700

Cleveland, TN

-0.9 -400 46,200 45,800

Grand Forks, ND-MN

-0.9 -500 56,300 55,800

New Bern, NC

-0.9 -400 44,400 44,000

Pine Bluff, AR

-0.9 -300 32,400 32,100

Williamsport, PA

-0.9 -500 52,800 52,300

Muncie, IN

-1.0 -500 52,000 51,500

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

-1.1 -4,300 400,900 396,600

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-1.1 -600 56,000 55,400

Elmira, NY

-1.1 -400 36,600 36,200

Battle Creek, MI

-1.2 -700 58,200 57,500

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

-1.2 -900 73,600 72,700

Brunswick, GA

-1.2 -500 42,900 42,400

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-1.2 -1,600 135,900 134,300

Victoria, TX

-1.2 -500 40,600 40,100

Wheeling, WV-OH

-1.2 -800 65,800 65,000

Anchorage, AK

-1.3 -2,200 171,700 169,500

Bismarck, ND

-1.3 -900 71,900 71,000

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-1.3 -2,300 179,500 177,200

Danville, IL

-1.4 -400 28,200 27,800

Midland, MI

-1.4 -500 36,700 36,200

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-1.4 -3,100 216,700 213,600

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

-1.5 -1,900 123,300 121,400

El Centro, CA

-1.5 -800 54,100 53,300

Springfield, OH

-1.6 -800 49,600 48,800

Bangor, ME NECTA

-1.7 -1,100 65,200 64,100

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-1.7 -1,500 89,900 88,400

Jefferson City, MO

-1.8 -1,400 77,100 75,700

Cheyenne, WY

-2.0 -900 45,900 45,000

Las Cruces, NM

-2.0 -1,400 70,000 68,600

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-2.0 -800 39,800 39,000

Rocky Mount, NC

-2.0 -1,100 56,000 54,900

Manhattan, KS

-2.3 -900 40,000 39,100

Springfield, IL

-2.3 -2,600 112,100 109,500

Bloomington, IN

-2.5 -1,900 75,500 73,600

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-2.7 -1,100 40,800 39,700

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-3.2 -1,300 40,600 39,300

Sebring, FL

-3.4 -900 26,300 25,400

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

-3.5 -5,200 148,400 143,200

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

-3.9 -1,300 33,600 32,300

Enid, OK

-4.6 -1,200 26,100 24,900
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary.

The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California, (+114,600), New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+104,000), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+85,800). The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Midland, Texas (+10.3 percent), Ocean City, New Jersey (+7.9 percent), and Odessa, Texas (+7.2 percent).

The largest over-the-year decrease in employment occurred in Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida (−5,200), followed by Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut (−4,300), and Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio-Pennsylvania (−3,100). The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Enid, Oklahoma (−4.6 percent), followed by Sierra Vista-Douglas, Arizona (−3.9 percent), and Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida (−3.5 percent).

From January 2017 to January 2018, nonfarm employment rose in all 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Austin-Round Rock, Texas, and Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California (+3.7 percent each), followed by Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+3.4 percent).

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 — January 2018” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 295 metropolitan areas for year ending January 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-in-295-metropolitan-areas-for-year-ending-january-2018.htm (visited August 25, 2019).

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