Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 312 metropolitan areas for year ending April 2018

June 07, 2018

From April 2017 to April 2018, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 312 metropolitan areas, decreased in 70 areas, and was unchanged in 6 areas.

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

Midland, TX

12.2% 11,100 102,300 91,200

Odessa, TX

6.1 4,400 76,400 72,000

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

5.5 7,500 143,300 135,800

Walla Walla, WA

5.4 1,500 29,200 27,700

Yakima, WA

4.8 4,100 90,000 85,900

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

4.7 5,300 118,700 113,400

St. George, UT

4.4 2,800 66,600 63,800

Gainesville, GA

4.2 3,700 92,800 89,100

Ocean City, NJ

4.2 1,600 39,300 37,700

Reno, NV

4.2 9,700 238,100 228,400

Kokomo, IN

4.1 1,700 43,200 41,500

Lake Charles, LA

4.1 4,700 119,200 114,500

Provo-Orem, UT

4.0 10,000 258,100 248,100

Stockton-Lodi, CA

4.0 9,200 240,600 231,400

College Station-Bryan, TX

3.9 4,500 121,300 116,800

Kankakee, IL

3.9 1,800 48,100 46,300

Greeley, CO

3.8 3,900 107,900 104,000

Albany, OR

3.6 1,600 45,800 44,200

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

3.6 2,700 78,300 75,600

Salinas, CA

3.6 5,000 142,300 137,300

Austin-Round Rock, TX

3.5 36,300 1,064,400 1,028,100

Boise City, ID

3.5 11,100 325,000 313,900

Panama City, FL

3.5 2,900 86,900 84,000

Pocatello, ID

3.5 1,300 38,000 36,700

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

3.5 38,500 1,125,000 1,086,500

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

3.4 4,300 130,300 126,000

Charlottesville, VA

3.4 4,000 121,600 117,600

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.4 119,900 3,687,900 3,568,000

Medford, OR

3.4 2,900 88,800 85,900

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

3.4 49,000 1,488,600 1,439,600

Merced, CA

3.3 2,200 69,300 67,100

Colorado Springs, CO

3.2 9,100 294,000 284,900

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

3.2 40,000 1,284,700 1,244,700

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.2 63,700 2,045,000 1,981,300

Winchester, VA-WV

3.2 2,000 65,400 63,400

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

3.1 7,300 245,400 238,100

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

3.1 3,200 105,900 102,700

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

3.1 3,600 119,000 115,400

Chattanooga, TN-GA

3.0 7,600 263,400 255,800

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

3.0 29,300 1,000,000 970,700

Raleigh, NC

3.0 18,200 628,600 610,400

Evansville, IN-KY

2.9 4,600 162,700 158,100

Muncie, IN

2.9 1,500 53,200 51,700

Salt Lake City, UT

2.9 20,400 732,100 711,700

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

2.8 32,500 1,205,300 1,172,800

Fort Collins, CO

2.8 4,600 169,200 164,600

Fresno, CA

2.8 9,700 352,600 342,900

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

2.8 84,500 3,097,500 3,013,000

Huntsville, AL

2.8 6,600 238,300 231,700

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

2.8 1,400 51,600 50,200

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

2.8 56,400 2,092,700 2,036,300

Prescott, AZ

2.8 1,800 65,700 63,900

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

2.8 2,900 104,800 101,900

Spartanburg, SC

2.8 4,300 156,800 152,500

Carson City, NV

2.7 800 30,700 29,900

Madera, CA

2.7 1,000 38,300 37,300

Coeur d'Alene, ID

2.6 1,600 64,300 62,700

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

2.6 38,300 1,487,600 1,449,300

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

2.6 6,600 260,500 253,900

Gettysburg, PA

2.6 900 36,100 35,200

Grand Junction, CO

2.6 1,600 63,800 62,200

Ithaca, NY

2.6 1,700 67,900 66,200

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

2.6 34,200 1,357,600 1,323,400

Trenton, NJ

2.6 7,000 272,500 265,500

Visalia-Porterville, CA

2.6 3,200 128,200 125,000

Columbus, IN

2.5 1,300 53,900 52,600

Jacksonville, FL

2.5 17,300 705,400 688,100

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

2.5 5,500 225,900 220,400

Tulsa, OK

2.5 11,200 457,100 445,900

Tyler, TX

2.5 2,600 106,600 104,000

Wausau, WI

2.5 1,800 73,300 71,500

Ames, IA

2.4 1,300 55,900 54,600

Bend-Redmond, OR

2.4 1,900 82,700 80,800

Cleveland, TN

2.4 1,100 46,900 45,800

Hammond, LA

2.4 1,100 46,900 45,800

Lewiston, ID-WA

2.4 700 29,500 28,800

Logan, UT-ID

2.4 1,500 63,200 61,700

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

2.4 7,100 309,200 302,100

Oklahoma City, OK

2.4 15,200 648,600 633,400

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

2.4 22,600 982,100 959,500

Abilene, TX

2.3 1,600 70,300 68,700

Bellingham, WA

2.3 2,100 94,800 92,700

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

2.3 1,000 45,400 44,400

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

2.3 12,800 563,900 551,100

Grants Pass, OR

2.3 600 26,700 26,100

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

2.3 1,800 81,000 79,200

Idaho Falls, ID

2.3 1,500 66,400 64,900

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

2.3 22,300 997,400 975,100

Wenatchee, WA

2.3 1,000 45,100 44,100

Yuba City, CA

2.3 1,000 44,300 43,300

Dayton, OH

2.2 8,400 396,000 387,600

Kennewick-Richland, WA

2.2 2,500 114,900 112,400

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

2.2 23,100 1,056,400 1,033,300

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

2.2 32,100 1,480,500 1,448,400

Chico, CA

2.1 1,700 83,600 81,900

Jonesboro, AR

2.1 1,200 58,500 57,300

Tuscaloosa, AL

2.1 2,300 109,900 107,600

Auburn-Opelika, AL

2.0 1,300 65,900 64,600

Boulder, CO

2.0 3,700 193,000 189,300

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

2.0 1,800 91,800 90,000

Eugene, OR

2.0 3,200 162,400 159,200

Athens-Clarke County, GA

1.9 1,900 99,500 97,600

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

1.9 10,000 537,600 527,600

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

1.9 1,100 58,900 57,800

Morgantown, WV

1.9 1,400 73,400 72,000

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

1.9 44,800 2,426,800 2,382,000

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

1.9 5,000 266,500 261,500

Sherman-Denison, TX

1.9 900 47,700 46,800

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

1.9 5,300 291,000 285,700

Asheville, NC

1.8 3,500 193,300 189,800

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

1.8 7,600 421,600 414,000

Jackson, TN

1.8 1,200 69,100 67,900

Ocala, FL

1.8 1,800 104,300 102,500

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

1.8 2,500 140,100 137,600

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

1.7 1,000 61,100 60,100

El Centro, CA

1.7 900 54,400 53,500

Hattiesburg, MS

1.7 1,100 65,800 64,700

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

1.7 1,300 77,100 75,800

Laredo, TX

1.7 1,800 104,900 103,100

Lynchburg, VA

1.7 1,800 105,700 103,900

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

1.7 4,500 263,500 259,000

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

1.7 2,900 171,300 168,400

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

1.7 4,400 258,300 253,900

Redding, CA

1.7 1,100 66,900 65,800

Winston-Salem, NC

1.7 4,600 267,500 262,900

Amarillo, TX

1.6 1,900 121,900 120,000

Bowling Green, KY

1.6 1,200 78,300 77,100

Casper, WY

1.6 600 38,700 38,100

Killeen-Temple, TX

1.6 2,300 145,300 143,000

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

1.6 94,100 6,117,800 6,023,700

Lubbock, TX

1.6 2,400 150,400 148,000

Modesto, CA

1.6 2,700 176,100 173,400

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

1.6 18,400 1,189,800 1,171,400

Reading, PA

1.6 2,800 180,400 177,600

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

1.6 1,900 120,100 118,200

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

1.6 2,900 185,400 182,500

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

1.5 5,600 374,300 368,700

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

1.5 41,300 2,752,700 2,711,400

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.5 20,900 1,413,800 1,392,900

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

1.5 2,700 186,100 183,400

Decatur, AL

1.5 800 54,500 53,700

Florence, SC

1.5 1,300 89,400 88,100

Fort Wayne, IN

1.5 3,200 223,800 220,600

Gainesville, FL

1.5 2,100 146,100 144,000

Janesville-Beloit, WI

1.5 1,000 69,300 68,300

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

1.5 800 53,400 52,600

Longview, WA

1.5 600 40,500 39,900

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

1.5 9,300 649,400 640,100

Port St. Lucie, FL

1.5 2,200 148,800 146,600

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

1.5 8,800 594,300 585,500

Salem, OR

1.5 2,400 166,400 164,000

Santa Rosa, CA

1.5 3,100 208,400 205,300

Sumter, SC

1.5 600 39,800 39,200

Warner Robins, GA

1.5 1,100 74,800 73,700

Ann Arbor, MI

1.4 3,100 225,300 222,200

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

1.4 1,400 102,700 101,300

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

1.4 36,900 2,765,100 2,728,200

Columbus, OH

1.4 15,100 1,094,500 1,079,400

El Paso, TX

1.4 4,300 317,500 313,200

Kansas City, MO-KS

1.4 14,800 1,094,800 1,080,000

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

1.4 4,200 308,000 303,800

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

1.4 39,400 2,948,000 2,908,600

San Angelo, TX

1.4 700 49,300 48,600

Tallahassee, FL

1.4 2,500 185,100 182,600

The Villages, FL

1.4 400 28,800 28,400

Tucson, AZ

1.4 5,300 384,900 379,600

Urban Honolulu, HI

1.4 6,600 483,200 476,600

Valdosta, GA

1.4 800 57,000 56,200

Albuquerque, NM

1.3 4,900 394,800 389,900

Baton Rouge, LA

1.3 5,200 412,700 407,500

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

1.3 7,100 565,700 558,600

Clarksville, TN-KY

1.3 1,200 91,500 90,300

Gadsden, AL

1.3 500 38,300 37,800

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

1.3 500 39,300 38,800

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

1.3 1,000 80,600 79,600

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

1.3 8,800 671,100 662,300

Madison, WI

1.3 5,400 405,500 400,100

Mobile, AL

1.3 2,400 186,600 184,200

Owensboro, KY

1.3 700 54,600 53,900

Rapid City, SD

1.3 900 68,100 67,200

Sheboygan, WI

1.3 800 62,800 62,000

Bakersfield, CA

1.2 3,200 260,300 257,100

Corvallis, OR

1.2 500 43,900 43,400

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

1.2 2,500 205,200 202,700

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

1.2 3,600 313,800 310,200

Harrisonburg, VA

1.2 800 69,300 68,500

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

1.2 12,200 1,066,500 1,054,300

Jackson, MI

1.2 700 58,600 57,900

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

1.2 10,200 873,600 863,400

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

1.2 113,500 9,727,400 9,613,900

Pittsburgh, PA

1.2 13,800 1,187,800 1,174,000

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

1.2 600 52,600 52,000

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

1.2 38,700 3,307,900 3,269,200

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

1.1 500 47,500 47,000

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

1.1 3,800 356,500 352,700

Jackson, MS

1.1 3,000 283,800 280,800

Kingston, NY

1.1 700 62,200 61,500

Morristown, TN

1.1 500 46,600 46,100

Rockford, IL

1.1 1,600 150,900 149,300

Santa Fe, NM

1.1 700 63,200 62,500

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

1.1 1,600 144,300 142,700

Cumberland, MD-WV

1.0 400 39,600 39,200

Danbury, CT NECTA

1.0 800 78,900 78,100

Fond du Lac, WI

1.0 500 48,300 47,800

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

1.0 5,500 576,400 570,900

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

1.0 2,400 239,900 237,500

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

1.0 25,500 2,666,200 2,640,700

Missoula, MT

1.0 600 61,700 61,100

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

1.0 1,800 180,000 178,200

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

1.0 900 92,400 91,500

Punta Gorda, FL

1.0 500 49,200 48,700

Rochester, NY

1.0 5,100 541,000 535,900

Rome, GA

1.0 400 41,500 41,100

Salisbury, MD-DE

1.0 1,500 157,600 156,100

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

1.0 3,500 339,900 336,400

Waco, TX

1.0 1,200 121,800 120,600

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

0.9 3,300 367,800 364,500

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

0.9 17,100 2,010,200 1,993,100

Dothan, AL

0.9 500 58,500 58,000

Flagstaff, AZ

0.9 600 68,400 67,800

Greenville, NC

0.9 700 80,400 79,700

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

0.9 1,300 149,000 147,700

Lancaster, PA

0.9 2,400 256,400 254,000

Longview, TX

0.9 900 96,700 95,800

Manhattan, KS

0.9 400 44,000 43,600

New Bedford, MA NECTA

0.9 600 68,200 67,600

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

0.9 4,700 504,300 499,600

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

0.9 1,900 217,200 215,300

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

0.9 800 87,700 86,900

Syracuse, NY

0.9 3,000 320,100 317,100

Topeka, KS

0.9 1,000 111,800 110,800

Wilmington, NC

0.9 1,100 127,000 125,900

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

0.8 1,100 143,000 141,900

Cedar Rapids, IA

0.8 1,100 145,300 144,200

Champaign-Urbana, IL

0.8 900 113,700 112,800

Lebanon, PA

0.8 400 52,600 52,200

Mansfield, OH

0.8 400 52,500 52,100

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

0.8 400 50,500 50,100

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

0.8 4,800 582,500 577,700

Richmond, VA

0.8 5,500 675,500 670,000

Springfield, MO

0.8 1,700 214,900 213,200

St. Louis, MO-IL

0.8 10,400 1,390,900 1,380,500

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

0.8 400 50,600 50,200

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

0.7 3,100 472,400 469,300

Appleton, WI

0.7 900 125,500 124,600

California-Lexington Park, MD

0.7 300 45,100 44,800

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

0.7 34,700 4,698,900 4,664,200

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

0.7 400 55,300 54,900

Glens Falls, NY

0.7 400 54,300 53,900

Green Bay, WI

0.7 1,300 178,500 177,200

Greensboro-High Point, NC

0.7 2,700 363,100 360,400

Lexington-Fayette, KY

0.7 1,900 279,800 277,900

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

0.7 13,800 1,990,200 1,976,400

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

0.7 400 59,300 58,900

Albany, GA

0.6 400 63,100 62,700

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

0.6 6,400 1,061,600 1,055,200

Dalton, GA

0.6 400 67,700 67,300

Fayetteville, NC

0.6 800 131,300 130,500

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

0.6 600 104,900 104,300

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

0.6 2,200 360,700 358,500

Savannah, GA

0.6 1,000 179,600 178,600

St. Joseph, MO-KS

0.6 400 64,900 64,500

York-Hanover, PA

0.6 1,200 187,100 185,900

Altoona, PA

0.5 300 61,700 61,400

Duluth, MN-WI

0.5 700 137,300 136,600

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

0.5 1,800 343,900 342,100

Iowa City, IA

0.5 500 103,100 102,600

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

0.5 600 122,900 122,300

Lawrence, KS

0.5 300 54,900 54,600

Monroe, MI

0.5 200 42,500 42,300

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

0.5 600 130,000 129,400

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

0.5 1,100 204,100 203,000

Texarkana, TX-AR

0.5 300 60,500 60,200

Cheyenne, WY

0.4 200 46,400 46,200

Columbus, GA-AL

0.4 500 121,400 120,900

Decatur, IL

0.4 200 51,200 51,000

Flint, MI

0.4 500 141,100 140,600

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

0.4 600 155,100 154,500

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

0.4 300 85,900 85,600

Jacksonville, NC

0.4 200 49,900 49,700

Johnstown, PA

0.4 200 55,900 55,700

Roanoke, VA

0.4 600 160,800 160,200

State College, PA

0.4 300 80,900 80,600

Alexandria, LA

0.3 200 62,400 62,200

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

0.3 900 267,900 267,000

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

0.3 3,300 1,096,900 1,093,600

Columbia, MO

0.3 300 101,300 101,000

Dover, DE

0.3 200 70,100 69,900

East Stroudsburg, PA

0.3 200 58,000 57,800

Lincoln, NE

0.3 600 189,600 189,000

Monroe, LA

0.3 200 78,800 78,600

Napa, CA

0.3 200 71,800 71,600

Sioux Falls, SD

0.3 500 155,400 154,900

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

0.3 700 244,800 244,100

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

0.2 100 43,300 43,200

Brunswick, GA

0.2 100 44,300 44,200

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

0.2 100 57,100 57,000

Knoxville, TN

0.2 700 397,000 396,300

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

0.2 100 50,600 50,500

New Haven, CT NECTA

0.2 500 286,500 286,000

St. Cloud, MN

0.2 200 110,500 110,300

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

0.2 100 41,500 41,400

Wichita Falls, TX

0.2 100 59,200 59,100

Akron, OH

0.1 500 343,300 342,800

Charleston, WV

0.1 100 116,700 116,600

Columbia, SC

0.1 200 398,400 398,200

Erie, PA

0.1 100 127,900 127,800

Joplin, MO

0.1 100 81,600 81,500

Macon-Bibb County, GA

0.1 100 102,800 102,700

Manchester, NH NECTA

0.1 100 112,600 112,500

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

0.1 200 180,000 179,800

Grand Island, NE

0.0 0 42,400 42,400

Homosassa Springs, FL

0.0 0 33,700 33,700

Hot Springs, AR

0.0 0 38,900 38,900

Lawton, OK

0.0 0 46,100 46,100

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

0.0 0 98,400 98,400

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

0.0 0 40,900 40,900

Wichita, KS

0.0 100 296,400 296,300

Billings, MT

-0.1 -100 85,200 85,300

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

-0.1 -100 155,400 155,500

Toledo, OH

-0.1 -300 307,800 308,100

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

-0.2 -700 403,500 404,200

Burlington, NC

-0.2 -100 61,400 61,500

Farmington, NM

-0.2 -100 49,200 49,300

Lafayette, LA

-0.2 -500 201,600 202,100

New Bern, NC

-0.2 -100 44,800 44,900

Saginaw, MI

-0.2 -200 87,300 87,500

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

-0.2 -1,300 780,000 781,300

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-0.2 -200 91,200 91,400

Canton-Massillon, OH

-0.3 -500 173,600 174,100

Dubuque, IA

-0.3 -200 60,000 60,200

Eau Claire, WI

-0.3 -300 87,000 87,300

Montgomery, AL

-0.3 -500 177,300 177,800

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

-0.3 -200 61,500 61,700

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-0.3 -100 39,700 39,800

Peoria, IL

-0.3 -500 172,400 172,900

Pueblo, CO

-0.3 -200 62,700 62,900

Terre Haute, IN

-0.3 -200 70,900 71,100

Beckley, WV

-0.4 -200 44,800 45,000

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

-0.4 -200 56,700 56,900

Jefferson City, MO

-0.4 -300 77,700 78,000

Racine, WI

-0.4 -300 77,000 77,300

Yuma, AZ

-0.4 -200 54,500 54,700

Anchorage, AK

-0.5 -900 173,600 174,500

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

-0.5 -800 163,700 164,500

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

-0.5 -400 78,000 78,400

Hinesville, GA

-0.5 -100 20,400 20,500

Midland, MI

-0.5 -200 37,100 37,300

Bay City, MI

-0.6 -200 35,300 35,500

Bloomington, IL

-0.6 -600 94,800 95,400

Fargo, ND-MN

-0.6 -900 140,900 141,800

Great Falls, MT

-0.6 -200 35,800 36,000

Lima, OH

-0.6 -300 53,100 53,400

Wheeling, WV-OH

-0.6 -400 66,500 66,900

Fort Smith, AR-OK

-0.7 -800 112,200 113,000

Rochester, MN

-0.7 -800 118,300 119,100

Rocky Mount, NC

-0.7 -400 55,500 55,900

Springfield, OH

-0.8 -400 50,200 50,600

Battle Creek, MI

-0.9 -500 58,100 58,600

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

-0.9 -1,100 124,300 125,400

Grand Forks, ND-MN

-0.9 -500 56,300 56,800

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-0.9 -1,300 137,500 138,800

Pine Bluff, AR

-0.9 -300 32,900 33,200

Binghamton, NY

-1.0 -1,000 103,400 104,400

Bloomington, IN

-1.0 -800 76,500 77,300

Corpus Christi, TX

-1.1 -2,100 192,000 194,100

Danville, IL

-1.1 -300 28,100 28,400

Elmira, NY

-1.1 -400 36,200 36,600

Fairbanks, AK

-1.1 -400 36,900 37,300

Bangor, ME NECTA

-1.2 -800 66,300 67,100

Johnson City, TN

-1.2 -1,000 80,200 81,200

Muskegon, MI

-1.2 -800 63,600 64,400

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

-1.2 -400 33,500 33,900

Springfield, IL

-1.2 -1,400 112,500 113,900

Waterbury, CT NECTA

-1.2 -800 65,800 66,600

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-1.2 -2,700 218,400 221,100

Williamsport, PA

-1.3 -700 52,700 53,400

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-1.4 -600 41,100 41,700

Sebring, FL

-1.5 -400 26,000 26,400

Utica-Rome, NY

-1.5 -1,900 125,600 127,500

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-1.7 -1,000 57,600 58,600

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-1.7 -700 40,800 41,500

Goldsboro, NC

-1.9 -800 41,600 42,400

Las Cruces, NM

-1.9 -1,400 70,900 72,300

Enid, OK

-2.3 -600 25,400 26,000

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

-2.4 -3,600 145,700 149,300

Victoria, TX

-2.4 -1,000 40,400 41,400

Bismarck, ND

-2.7 -2,000 72,200 74,200
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary.

The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment occurred in Midland, Texas (+12.2 percent), Odessa, Texas (+6.1 percent), and Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana (+5.5 percent). The largest increases in employment occurred in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+119,900), New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+113,500), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (+94,100).

The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Bismarck, North Dakota (−2.7 percent), followed by Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida, and Victoria, Texas (−2.4 percent each). The largest over-the-year decrease in employment occurred in Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida (−3,600), followed by Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio-Pennsylvania (−2,700), and Corpus Christi, Texas (−2,100).

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 — April 2018.” See more charts and maps in the metropolitan area chart package.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 312 metropolitan areas for year ending April 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-in-312-metropolitan-areas-for-year-ending-april-2018.htm (visited October 15, 2018).

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