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Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 313 metropolitan areas for year ending February 2018

April 09, 2018

From February 2017 to February 2018, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 313 metropolitan areas, decreased in 69 areas, and was unchanged in 6 areas.

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

Midland, TX

89,300 97,400 8,100 9.1%

Odessa, TX

70,500 75,800 5,300 7.5

Ocean City, NJ

33,200 35,300 2,100 6.3

Yakima, WA

83,000 88,000 5,000 6.0

Greeley, CO

101,700 107,600 5,900 5.8

Lake Charles, LA

111,500 117,700 6,200 5.6

Walla Walla, WA

27,300 28,800 1,500 5.5

Rockford, IL

142,200 149,700 7,500 5.3

Carson City, NV

29,100 30,600 1,500 5.2

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

134,700 141,400 6,700 5.0

St. George, UT

61,500 64,600 3,100 5.0

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

109,200 114,600 5,400 4.9

College Station-Bryan, TX

116,500 122,100 5,600 4.8

Kokomo, IN

40,800 42,700 1,900 4.7

Reno, NV

224,000 234,100 10,100 4.5

Bend-Redmond, OR

78,100 81,400 3,300 4.2

Kankakee, IL

45,100 47,000 1,900 4.2

Albany, OR

43,700 45,500 1,800 4.1

Gainesville, GA

88,100 91,700 3,600 4.1

Provo-Orem, UT

244,300 254,400 10,100 4.1

Boise City, ID

307,200 319,600 12,400 4.0

Athens-Clarke County, GA

94,800 98,500 3,700 3.9

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

1,425,400 1,481,000 55,600 3.9

Salinas, CA

135,500 140,800 5,300 3.9

Kennewick-Richland, WA

108,600 112,700 4,100 3.8

Yuba City, CA

41,700 43,300 1,600 3.8

Austin-Round Rock, TX

1,017,600 1,054,900 37,300 3.7

Medford, OR

84,400 87,500 3,100 3.7

Idaho Falls, ID

63,600 65,900 2,300 3.6

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

114,100 118,100 4,000 3.5

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

1,238,000 1,281,800 43,800 3.5

Stockton-Lodi, CA

229,000 237,100 8,100 3.5

Gettysburg, PA

34,800 36,000 1,200 3.4

Bellingham, WA

90,800 93,800 3,000 3.3

Fresno, CA

337,400 348,700 11,300 3.3

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

49,000 50,600 1,600 3.3

Lewiston, ID-WA

28,300 29,200 900 3.2

State College, PA

79,000 81,500 2,500 3.2

Winchester, VA-WV

62,200 64,200 2,000 3.2

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

233,700 241,000 7,300 3.1

Huntsville, AL

229,000 236,000 7,000 3.1

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

99,800 102,900 3,100 3.1

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

1,961,700 2,022,600 60,900 3.1

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

88,900 91,600 2,700 3.0

Charlottesville, VA

115,700 119,200 3,500 3.0

Madera, CA

37,100 38,200 1,100 3.0

Merced, CA

65,800 67,800 2,000 3.0

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

2,019,300 2,079,300 60,000 3.0

Prescott, AZ

62,600 64,500 1,900 3.0

Spartanburg, SC

151,000 155,500 4,500 3.0

Fort Collins, CO

161,000 165,700 4,700 2.9

Ithaca, NY

64,500 66,400 1,900 2.9

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

1,079,900 1,111,100 31,200 2.9

Tyler, TX

102,400 105,400 3,000 2.9

Coeur d'Alene, ID

60,400 62,100 1,700 2.8

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

72,400 74,400 2,000 2.8

Grants Pass, OR

25,400 26,100 700 2.8

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

219,600 225,800 6,200 2.8

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

57,100 58,700 1,600 2.8

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

1,159,100 1,190,100 31,000 2.7

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3,543,100 3,639,100 96,000 2.7

Jacksonville, FL

680,500 699,100 18,600 2.7

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

962,000 987,800 25,800 2.7

Panama City, FL

81,700 83,900 2,200 2.7

Raleigh, NC

605,300 621,500 16,200 2.7

Trenton, NJ

262,200 269,400 7,200 2.7

Bakersfield, CA

253,800 260,300 6,500 2.6

Chico, CA

79,700 81,800 2,100 2.6

Colorado Springs, CO

281,100 288,500 7,400 2.6

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1,432,200 1,469,100 36,900 2.6

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

38,200 39,200 1,000 2.6

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

248,000 254,500 6,500 2.6

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

950,700 975,400 24,700 2.6

Visalia-Porterville, CA

123,600 126,800 3,200 2.6

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

43,800 44,900 1,100 2.5

Chattanooga, TN-GA

253,300 259,700 6,400 2.5

Oklahoma City, OK

624,700 640,500 15,800 2.5

Rapid City, SD

65,100 66,700 1,600 2.5

Redding, CA

64,500 66,100 1,600 2.5

Salt Lake City, UT

705,800 723,500 17,700 2.5

Santa Rosa, CA

201,700 206,800 5,100 2.5

Modesto, CA

170,500 174,600 4,100 2.4

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

156,500 160,300 3,800 2.4

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

1,025,900 1,050,500 24,600 2.4

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

135,200 138,400 3,200 2.4

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

57,700 59,100 1,400 2.4

Wausau, WI

71,200 72,900 1,700 2.4

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

123,800 126,600 2,800 2.3

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

102,500 104,900 2,400 2.3

Logan, UT-ID

60,600 62,000 1,400 2.3

Longview, WA

39,300 40,200 900 2.3

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

964,000 985,700 21,700 2.3

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

1,315,600 1,346,200 30,600 2.3

Wenatchee, WA

42,800 43,800 1,000 2.3

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

251,300 256,800 5,500 2.2

Hammond, LA

45,600 46,600 1,000 2.2

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

2,991,400 3,058,500 67,100 2.2

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

301,300 307,800 6,500 2.2

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

115,800 118,400 2,600 2.2

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

180,100 184,100 4,000 2.2

Tulsa, OK

441,000 450,600 9,600 2.2

Boulder, CO

186,900 190,800 3,900 2.1

Dayton, OH

382,500 390,400 7,900 2.1

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

545,300 556,500 11,200 2.1

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

51,400 52,500 1,100 2.1

Sheboygan, WI

60,500 61,800 1,300 2.1

Tuscaloosa, AL

107,000 109,300 2,300 2.1

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2,681,800 2,734,400 52,600 2.0

Flagstaff, AZ

65,500 66,800 1,300 2.0

Grand Junction, CO

61,200 62,400 1,200 2.0

Laredo, TX

102,500 104,600 2,100 2.0

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

256,200 261,400 5,200 2.0

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

300,800 306,800 6,000 2.0

Abilene, TX

68,200 69,500 1,300 1.9

Evansville, IN-KY

157,000 160,000 3,000 1.9

Farmington, NM

48,200 49,100 900 1.9

Lubbock, TX

146,700 149,500 2,800 1.9

Monroe, MI

41,200 42,000 800 1.9

Pocatello, ID

36,500 37,200 700 1.9

San Angelo, TX

48,600 49,500 900 1.9

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1,435,800 1,463,700 27,900 1.9

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2,364,500 2,410,100 45,600 1.9

Sherman-Denison, TX

46,400 47,300 900 1.9

Ames, IA

54,200 55,200 1,000 1.8

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

179,900 183,200 3,300 1.8

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

200,200 203,900 3,700 1.8

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

1,035,700 1,054,500 18,800 1.8

Jonesboro, AR

57,000 58,000 1,000 1.8

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

1,155,400 1,175,900 20,500 1.8

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

89,700 91,300 1,600 1.8

Ann Arbor, MI

219,000 222,700 3,700 1.7

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

94,700 96,300 1,600 1.7

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

76,000 77,300 1,300 1.7

Morgantown, WV

71,200 72,400 1,200 1.7

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

257,400 261,700 4,300 1.7

Urban Honolulu, HI

476,700 484,900 8,200 1.7

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

281,600 286,400 4,800 1.7

Eugene, OR

158,600 161,100 2,500 1.6

Fort Wayne, IN

217,800 221,300 3,500 1.6

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

411,500 418,100 6,600 1.6

Kansas City, MO-KS

1,064,000 1,080,700 16,700 1.6

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

5,993,400 6,086,800 93,400 1.6

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

635,000 645,300 10,300 1.6

Springfield, MO

209,700 213,000 3,300 1.6

Albuquerque, NM

385,900 391,700 5,800 1.5

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

60,100 61,000 900 1.5

Iowa City, IA

100,600 102,100 1,500 1.5

Jackson, MS

278,300 282,400 4,100 1.5

Killeen-Temple, TX

142,000 144,100 2,100 1.5

Lancaster, PA

249,000 252,700 3,700 1.5

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

348,000 352,800 4,800 1.4

Corvallis, OR

42,900 43,500 600 1.4

Hattiesburg, MS

64,900 65,800 900 1.4

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

76,600 77,700 1,100 1.4

Jackson, MI

57,200 58,000 800 1.4

Joplin, MO

80,300 81,400 1,100 1.4

Ocala, FL

101,600 103,000 1,400 1.4

Salem, OR

162,200 164,500 2,300 1.4

Tallahassee, FL

180,700 183,300 2,600 1.4

Valdosta, GA

55,500 56,300 800 1.4

Warner Robins, GA

73,000 74,000 1,000 1.4

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

3,233,300 3,278,100 44,800 1.4

Asheville, NC

188,400 190,800 2,400 1.3

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1,372,500 1,389,700 17,200 1.3

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

524,900 531,800 6,900 1.3

Bowling Green, KY

75,300 76,300 1,000 1.3

Casper, WY

37,500 38,000 500 1.3

Danbury, CT NECTA

76,800 77,800 1,000 1.3

Decatur, AL

53,400 54,100 700 1.3

Janesville-Beloit, WI

66,900 67,800 900 1.3

Lynchburg, VA

103,200 104,500 1,300 1.3

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

9,499,400 9,623,600 124,200 1.3

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

126,700 128,300 1,600 1.3

Pittsburgh, PA

1,151,400 1,165,800 14,400 1.3

Santa Fe, NM

62,400 63,200 800 1.3

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

553,800 560,700 6,900 1.2

Duluth, MN-WI

135,300 136,900 1,600 1.2

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

235,300 238,200 2,900 1.2

Lebanon, PA

51,300 51,900 600 1.2

Longview, TX

95,400 96,500 1,100 1.2

Madison, WI

395,300 400,000 4,700 1.2

Manhattan, KS

42,800 43,300 500 1.2

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2,632,100 2,662,700 30,600 1.2

New Bedford, MA NECTA

66,100 66,900 800 1.2

Port St. Lucie, FL

145,400 147,200 1,800 1.2

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

574,000 581,100 7,100 1.2

Rome, GA

40,700 41,200 500 1.2

Savannah, GA

175,500 177,600 2,100 1.2

Tucson, AZ

380,000 384,500 4,500 1.2

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

40,400 40,900 500 1.2

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

462,300 467,600 5,300 1.1

Amarillo, TX

119,000 120,300 1,300 1.1

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

46,600 47,100 500 1.1

Appleton, WI

122,700 124,100 1,400 1.1

California-Lexington Park, MD

44,300 44,800 500 1.1

Cedar Rapids, IA

141,600 143,100 1,500 1.1

Champaign-Urbana, IL

110,200 111,400 1,200 1.1

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

53,800 54,400 600 1.1

Knoxville, TN

392,300 396,500 4,200 1.1

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

653,500 660,800 7,300 1.1

Owensboro, KY

53,400 54,000 600 1.1

Reading, PA

175,700 177,700 2,000 1.1

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

329,400 333,100 3,700 1.1

The Villages, FL

28,400 28,700 300 1.1

Columbus, IN

52,400 52,900 500 1.0

Columbus, OH

1,065,400 1,076,000 10,600 1.0

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

307,900 310,900 3,000 1.0

Flint, MI

137,700 139,100 1,400 1.0

Harrisonburg, VA

67,900 68,600 700 1.0

Hinesville, GA

20,300 20,500 200 1.0

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

175,400 177,200 1,800 1.0

Sumter, SC

39,200 39,600 400 1.0

Akron, OH

335,800 338,900 3,100 0.9

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

42,500 42,900 400 0.9

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

2,681,500 2,706,000 24,500 0.9

Clarksville, TN-KY

89,600 90,400 800 0.9

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

1,970,500 1,988,300 17,800 0.9

El Paso, TX

311,900 314,800 2,900 0.9

Fond du Lac, WI

47,000 47,400 400 0.9

Gainesville, FL

143,700 145,000 1,300 0.9

Green Bay, WI

173,800 175,400 1,600 0.9

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

565,800 571,100 5,300 0.9

Morristown, TN

45,700 46,100 400 0.9

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

96,600 97,500 900 0.9

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

2,867,100 2,892,900 25,800 0.9

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

199,400 201,100 1,700 0.9

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

239,400 241,600 2,200 0.9

Wilmington, NC

123,100 124,200 1,100 0.9

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

363,700 366,700 3,000 0.8

Bloomington, IL

92,900 93,600 700 0.8

Gadsden, AL

37,500 37,800 300 0.8

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

78,500 79,100 600 0.8

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

854,500 861,000 6,500 0.8

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1,951,500 1,966,400 14,900 0.8

Missoula, MT

60,200 60,700 500 0.8

Muskegon, MI

63,000 63,500 500 0.8

Peoria, IL

166,300 167,700 1,400 0.8

Punta Gorda, FL

48,500 48,900 400 0.8

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

52,000 52,400 400 0.8

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

141,900 143,100 1,200 0.8

St. Cloud, MN

108,100 109,000 900 0.8

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

49,300 49,700 400 0.8

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

4,597,300 4,629,300 32,000 0.7

Columbus, GA-AL

120,300 121,100 800 0.7

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

55,500 55,900 400 0.7

Grand Island, NE

41,500 41,800 300 0.7

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

152,900 153,900 1,000 0.7

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

146,800 147,800 1,000 0.7

Napa, CA

70,600 71,100 500 0.7

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

60,700 61,100 400 0.7

Richmond, VA

663,400 668,200 4,800 0.7

Salisbury, MD-DE

148,700 149,800 1,100 0.7

Winston-Salem, NC

262,100 264,000 1,900 0.7

Yuma, AZ

56,000 56,400 400 0.7

Bay City, MI

35,000 35,200 200 0.6

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

357,900 360,100 2,200 0.6

Glens Falls, NY

53,500 53,800 300 0.6

Greensboro-High Point, NC

357,600 359,600 2,000 0.6

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

85,600 86,100 500 0.6

Jacksonville, NC

49,200 49,500 300 0.6

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

49,000 49,300 300 0.6

Rochester, NY

528,900 532,000 3,100 0.6

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

85,600 86,100 500 0.6

York-Hanover, PA

183,500 184,600 1,100 0.6

Alexandria, LA

61,600 61,900 300 0.5

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

267,500 268,800 1,300 0.5

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1,075,100 1,080,000 4,900 0.5

East Stroudsburg, PA

57,900 58,200 300 0.5

Florence, SC

87,800 88,200 400 0.5

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

335,700 337,300 1,600 0.5

Johnstown, PA

54,900 55,200 300 0.5

Kingston, NY

60,600 60,900 300 0.5

Mobile, AL

183,000 183,900 900 0.5

Sioux Falls, SD

152,300 153,100 800 0.5

Wichita Falls, TX

58,700 59,000 300 0.5

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

140,400 140,900 500 0.4

Canton-Massillon, OH

170,500 171,200 700 0.4

Columbia, MO

99,100 99,500 400 0.4

Greenville, NC

79,500 79,800 300 0.4

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

103,400 103,800 400 0.4

Racine, WI

76,500 76,800 300 0.4

St. Louis, MO-IL

1,360,200 1,366,100 5,900 0.4

Albany, GA

63,000 63,200 200 0.3

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

1,038,300 1,041,300 3,000 0.3

Cumberland, MD-WV

38,800 38,900 100 0.3

Dubuque, IA

58,900 59,100 200 0.3

Great Falls, MT

35,200 35,300 100 0.3

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

153,600 154,100 500 0.3

Hot Springs, AR

37,700 37,800 100 0.3

Jackson, TN

68,400 68,600 200 0.3

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

121,100 121,500 400 0.3

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

355,500 356,600 1,100 0.3

Pine Bluff, AR

32,700 32,800 100 0.3

St. Joseph, MO-KS

64,000 64,200 200 0.3

Altoona, PA

60,100 60,200 100 0.2

Auburn-Opelika, AL

64,900 65,000 100 0.2

Billings, MT

83,400 83,600 200 0.2

Charleston, WV

115,400 115,600 200 0.2

Cleveland, TN

46,200 46,300 100 0.2

Decatur, IL

50,800 50,900 100 0.2

Erie, PA

126,200 126,400 200 0.2

Fargo, ND-MN

139,800 140,100 300 0.2

Mansfield, OH

51,900 52,000 100 0.2

Montgomery, AL

176,500 176,900 400 0.2

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

492,900 494,000 1,100 0.2

Springfield, OH

49,600 49,700 100 0.2

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

768,000 769,600 1,600 0.2

Dalton, GA

66,900 67,000 100 0.1

Lexington-Fayette, KY

274,900 275,100 200 0.1

Lincoln, NE

186,600 186,700 100 0.1

Rochester, MN

117,300 117,400 100 0.1

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

179,500 179,600 100 0.1

Brunswick, GA

43,300 43,300 0 0.0

Dothan, AL

57,600 57,600 0 0.0

Monroe, LA

78,200 78,200 0 0.0

Syracuse, NY

313,400 313,500 100 0.0

Texarkana, TX-AR

60,000 60,000 0 0.0

Waco, TX

120,700 120,700 0 0.0

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

90,100 90,100 0 0.0

Macon-Bibb County, GA

102,500 102,400 -100 -0.1

Cheyenne, WY

46,000 45,900 -100 -0.2

Manchester, NH NECTA

111,200 111,000 -200 -0.2

New Haven, CT NECTA

281,600 281,000 -600 -0.2

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

40,200 40,100 -100 -0.2

Waterbury, CT NECTA

65,600 65,500 -100 -0.2

Binghamton, NY

103,000 102,700 -300 -0.3

Columbia, SC

395,700 394,700 -1,000 -0.3

Fairbanks, AK

36,300 36,200 -100 -0.3

Pueblo, CO

61,800 61,600 -200 -0.3

Roanoke, VA

159,300 158,800 -500 -0.3

Saginaw, MI

86,900 86,600 -300 -0.3

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

398,800 397,200 -1,600 -0.4

Lima, OH

52,600 52,400 -200 -0.4

Topeka, KS

111,100 110,700 -400 -0.4

Williamsport, PA

52,800 52,600 -200 -0.4

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

216,100 215,300 -800 -0.4

Baton Rouge, LA

408,100 406,000 -2,100 -0.5

Beckley, WV

44,300 44,100 -200 -0.5

Burlington, NC

61,300 61,000 -300 -0.5

Goldsboro, NC

41,600 41,400 -200 -0.5

Victoria, TX

40,900 40,700 -200 -0.5

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

123,700 123,000 -700 -0.6

Corpus Christi, TX

192,300 191,200 -1,100 -0.6

Dover, DE

69,000 68,600 -400 -0.6

Eau Claire, WI

85,600 85,100 -500 -0.6

Fayetteville, NC

129,800 129,000 -800 -0.6

Homosassa Springs, FL

33,300 33,100 -200 -0.6

Lawrence, KS

54,200 53,900 -300 -0.6

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

214,900 213,600 -1,300 -0.6

Terre Haute, IN

70,200 69,800 -400 -0.6

Lawton, OK

45,700 45,400 -300 -0.7

New Bern, NC

44,600 44,300 -300 -0.7

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

576,900 573,000 -3,900 -0.7

Lafayette, LA

200,900 199,300 -1,600 -0.8

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

50,200 49,800 -400 -0.8

Muncie, IN

52,600 52,200 -400 -0.8

Wichita, KS

294,700 292,300 -2,400 -0.8

Battle Creek, MI

58,200 57,700 -500 -0.9

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

164,600 163,100 -1,500 -0.9

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

77,500 76,800 -700 -0.9

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

137,000 135,700 -1,300 -0.9

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

40,700 40,300 -400 -1.0

Bismarck, ND

72,200 71,400 -800 -1.1

Danville, IL

28,100 27,800 -300 -1.1

El Centro, CA

54,200 53,600 -600 -1.1

Elmira, NY

36,500 36,100 -400 -1.1

Fort Smith, AR-OK

112,600 111,400 -1,200 -1.1

Johnson City, TN

80,300 79,400 -900 -1.1

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

56,600 55,900 -700 -1.2

Grand Forks, ND-MN

56,800 56,100 -700 -1.2

Toledo, OH

307,600 303,800 -3,800 -1.2

Wheeling, WV-OH

66,100 65,300 -800 -1.2

Jefferson City, MO

76,900 75,900 -1,000 -1.3

Bangor, ME NECTA

66,100 65,200 -900 -1.4

Midland, MI

37,000 36,500 -500 -1.4

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

39,700 39,100 -600 -1.5

Anchorage, AK

173,200 170,500 -2,700 -1.6

Bloomington, IN

77,100 75,900 -1,200 -1.6

Carbondale-Marion, IL

57,800 56,900 -900 -1.6

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

33,900 33,300 -600 -1.8

Springfield, IL

112,500 110,500 -2,000 -1.8

Utica-Rome, NY

126,700 124,200 -2,500 -2.0

Las Cruces, NM

71,600 70,100 -1,500 -2.1

Rocky Mount, NC

56,700 55,200 -1,500 -2.6

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

41,000 39,900 -1,100 -2.7

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

149,300 145,000 -4,300 -2.9

Sebring, FL

26,500 25,700 -800 -3.0

Enid, OK

26,000 25,000 -1,000 -3.8
Footnotes:

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The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+124,200), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+96,000), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (+93,400). The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Midland, Texas (+9.1 percent), Odessa, Texas (+7.5 percent), and Ocean City, New Jersey (+6.3 percent).

The largest over-the-year decrease in employment occurred in Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida (−4,300), followed by New Orleans-Metairie, Louisiana (−3,900), and Toledo, Ohio (−3,800). The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Enid, Oklahoma (−3.8 percent), followed by Sebring, Florida (−3.0 percent), and Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida (−2.9 percent).

Among the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, nonfarm employment increased in 50 of those areas and decreased only in New Orleans-Metairie, Louisiana (−0.7 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California (+3.9 percent), Austin-Round Rock, Texas (+3.7 percent), and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+3.5 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 — February 2018” (HTML) (PDF). Also see Charts related to the latest "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment" news release.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 313 metropolitan areas for year ending February 2018 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-in-313-metropolitan-areas-for-year-ending-february-2018.htm (visited July 27, 2021).

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