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Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 59 metropolitan areas for year ending July 2018

September 04, 2018

From July 2017 to July 2018, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 59 metropolitan areas, was essentially unchanged in 329 areas.

Change in nonfarm employment by metropolitan area, July 2017 to July 2018, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area Percent change

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

1.5%

Auburn-Opelika, AL

-0.5

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

1.4

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

3.7

Decatur, AL

1.3

Dothan, AL

0.5

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

0.7

Gadsden, AL

1.6

Huntsville, AL

3.2

Mobile, AL

0.7

Montgomery, AL

1.2

Tuscaloosa, AL

-0.8

Anchorage, AK

0.1

Fairbanks, AK

-0.3

Flagstaff, AZ

2.1

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

4.1

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

3.1

Prescott, AZ

2.2

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

0.3

Tucson, AZ

2.0

Yuma, AZ

2.3

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

2.7

Fort Smith, AR-OK

0.2

Hot Springs, AR

-0.3

Jonesboro, AR

2.3

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

1.9

Pine Bluff, AR

0.3

Bakersfield, CA

1.6

Chico, CA

2.9

El Centro, CA

1.8

Fresno, CA

2.9

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

0.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

1.1

Madera, CA

3.2

Merced, CA

5.1

Modesto, CA

2.2

Napa, CA

0.4

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

0.9

Redding, CA

2.6

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

3.4

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

1.5

Salinas, CA

2.6

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1.5

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

1.6

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

2.8

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

1.8

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

1.8

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

0.7

Santa Rosa, CA

2.1

Stockton-Lodi, CA

3.3

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

0.4

Visalia-Porterville, CA

2.5

Yuba City, CA

0.7

Boulder, CO

2.0

Colorado Springs, CO

4.4

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

3.2

Fort Collins, CO

3.6

Grand Junction, CO

2.2

Greeley, CO

5.4

Pueblo, CO

1.0

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

1.0

Danbury, CT NECTA

1.3

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

1.9

New Haven, CT NECTA

1.5

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

1.1

Waterbury, CT NECTA

-0.3

Dover, DE

2.8

Salisbury, MD-DE

-2.3

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

2.3

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

1.6

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

4.9

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

2.2

Gainesville, FL

1.8

Homosassa Springs, FL

0.6

Jacksonville, FL

3.2

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

2.6

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

1.8

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

-0.7

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

2.8

Ocala, FL

2.8

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

4.3

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

1.8

Panama City, FL

3.8

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

2.0

Port St. Lucie, FL

1.4

Punta Gorda, FL

1.9

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

1.4

Sebring, FL

-1.6

Tallahassee, FL

1.6

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

2.3

The Villages, FL

1.5

Albany, GA

1.8

Athens-Clarke County, GA

3.4

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2.1

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

3.3

Brunswick, GA

0.4

Columbus, GA-AL

1.7

Dalton, GA

1.9

Gainesville, GA

4.1

Hinesville, GA

2.5

Macon-Bibb County, GA

0.8

Rome, GA

1.7

Savannah, GA

-0.7

Valdosta, GA

3.1

Warner Robins, GA

1.2

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

3.0

Urban Honolulu, HI

1.8

Boise City, ID

3.9

Coeur d'Alene, ID

3.8

Idaho Falls, ID

2.7

Lewiston, ID-WA

1.7

Pocatello, ID

3.6

Bloomington, IL

-0.3

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-0.7

Champaign-Urbana, IL

1.5

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

1.3

Danville, IL

-0.4

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

0.3

Decatur, IL

1.4

Kankakee, IL

5.9

Peoria, IL

0.3

Rockford, IL

0.7

Springfield, IL

0.0

Bloomington, IN

-5.9

Columbus, IN

3.8

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

5.6

Evansville, IN-KY

2.5

Fort Wayne, IN

3.2

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

2.1

Kokomo, IN

6.3

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

3.6

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-1.0

Muncie, IN

3.4

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

0.8

Terre Haute, IN

0.1

Ames, IA

2.0

Cedar Rapids, IA

0.9

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

3.1

Dubuque, IA

-0.3

Iowa City, IA

0.5

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

1.9

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

0.2

Lawrence, KS

0.4

Manhattan, KS

0.8

Topeka, KS

-0.7

Wichita, KS

1.6

Bowling Green, KY

2.8

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

1.6

Lexington-Fayette, KY

1.5

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

0.8

Owensboro, KY

0.7

Alexandria, LA

0.5

Baton Rouge, LA

2.1

Hammond, LA

2.4

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

0.4

Lafayette, LA

-0.2

Lake Charles, LA

2.0

Monroe, LA

1.2

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

1.7

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

0.5

Bangor, ME NECTA

0.5

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

1.0

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

1.9

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.1

California-Lexington Park, MD

2.0

Cumberland, MD-WV

1.0

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

2.3

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

0.7

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

2.3

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

1.1

New Bedford, MA NECTA

1.0

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

0.7

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

1.4

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

2.5

Ann Arbor, MI

1.9

Battle Creek, MI

-0.3

Bay City, MI

0.8

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

1.4

Flint, MI

0.0

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

2.2

Jackson, MI

-0.2

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

2.3

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

2.2

Midland, MI

-0.3

Monroe, MI

2.4

Muskegon, MI

0.9

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

-0.3

Saginaw, MI

0.2

Duluth, MN-WI

1.3

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

7.1

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

2.2

Rochester, MN

0.3

St. Cloud, MN

2.1

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

0.5

Hattiesburg, MS

2.4

Jackson, MS

1.8

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

2.6

Columbia, MO

0.6

Jefferson City, MO

0.5

Joplin, MO

1.3

Kansas City, MO-KS

2.0

St. Joseph, MO-KS

1.3

St. Louis, MO-IL

1.1

Springfield, MO

0.3

Billings, MT

0.9

Great Falls, MT

1.7

Missoula, MT

2.0

Grand Island, NE

0.7

Lincoln, NE

2.3

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

2.3

Carson City, NV

3.0

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

3.9

Reno, NV

3.7

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

3.4

Manchester, NH NECTA

0.6

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

1.2

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

7.8

Ocean City, NJ

-2.9

Trenton, NJ

4.1

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

3.4

Albuquerque, NM

2.2

Farmington, NM

0.6

Las Cruces, NM

-1.0

Santa Fe, NM

1.6

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

0.6

Binghamton, NY

0.7

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

1.2

Elmira, NY

0.0

Glens Falls, NY

1.7

Ithaca, NY

3.6

Kingston, NY

1.9

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

1.5

Rochester, NY

1.9

Syracuse, NY

1.3

Utica-Rome, NY

0.0

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

0.0

Asheville, NC

2.2

Burlington, NC

0.8

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

2.6

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

2.2

Fayetteville, NC

2.0

Goldsboro, NC

-0.7

Greensboro-High Point, NC

1.8

Greenville, NC

2.2

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

1.8

Jacksonville, NC

0.9

New Bern, NC

1.3

Raleigh, NC

3.9

Rocky Mount, NC

-0.9

Wilmington, NC

1.8

Winston-Salem, NC

1.7

Bismarck, ND

0.0

Fargo, ND-MN

1.4

Grand Forks, ND-MN

1.3

Akron, OH

1.8

Canton-Massillon, OH

1.3

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1.8

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

2.5

Columbus, OH

1.2

Dayton, OH

-0.2

Lima, OH

1.1

Mansfield, OH

1.1

Springfield, OH

1.8

Toledo, OH

1.7

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-0.2

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-0.1

Enid, OK

1.2

Lawton, OK

0.9

Oklahoma City, OK

2.8

Tulsa, OK

3.0

Albany, OR

4.3

Bend-Redmond, OR

4.2

Corvallis, OR

2.5

Eugene, OR

3.3

Grants Pass, OR

3.5

Medford, OR

2.8

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

2.5

Salem, OR

2.1

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

2.8

Altoona, PA

0.6

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

-0.2

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

2.4

East Stroudsburg, PA

-0.2

Erie, PA

1.9

Gettysburg, PA

3.2

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

1.7

Johnstown, PA

1.7

Lancaster, PA

1.7

Lebanon, PA

0.6

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

2.1

Pittsburgh, PA

1.2

Reading, PA

2.3

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

3.1

State College, PA

0.3

Williamsport, PA

-1.7

York-Hanover, PA

1.7

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

2.2

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

1.6

Columbia, SC

1.0

Florence, SC

2.3

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

1.6

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

3.0

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

3.2

Spartanburg, SC

2.4

Sumter, SC

1.5

Rapid City, SD

1.5

Sioux Falls, SD

1.3

Chattanooga, TN-GA

3.5

Clarksville, TN-KY

1.1

Cleveland, TN

1.5

Jackson, TN

2.0

Johnson City, TN

0.0

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

1.8

Knoxville, TN

0.9

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

2.2

Morristown, TN

2.7

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

2.0

Abilene, TX

2.8

Amarillo, TX

2.8

Austin-Round Rock, TX

2.9

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

0.0

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

0.5

College Station-Bryan, TX

4.2

Corpus Christi, TX

-0.7

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.3

El Paso, TX

2.3

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

3.4

Killeen-Temple, TX

1.8

Laredo, TX

1.2

Longview, TX

0.4

Lubbock, TX

3.0

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

2.7

Midland, TX

10.1

Odessa, TX

2.3

San Angelo, TX

1.4

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

1.3

Sherman-Denison, TX

2.1

Texarkana, TX-AR

1.0

Tyler, TX

3.6

Victoria, TX

-2.0

Waco, TX

2.4

Wichita Falls, TX

0.7

Logan, UT-ID

3.3

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

2.5

Provo-Orem, UT

4.6

St. George, UT

5.4

Salt Lake City, UT

3.6

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

-1.4

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

0.4

Charlottesville, VA

4.2

Harrisonburg, VA

1.2

Lynchburg, VA

1.2

Richmond, VA

1.6

Roanoke, VA

1.3

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

2.4

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

1.0

Winchester, VA-WV

3.0

Bellingham, WA

4.0

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

2.0

Kennewick-Richland, WA

2.4

Longview, WA

3.0

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

3.0

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

4.0

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.8

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

0.5

Walla Walla, WA

4.4

Wenatchee, WA

3.4

Yakima, WA

3.3

Beckley, WV

-0.4

Charleston, WV

-0.3

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-0.1

Morgantown, WV

2.9

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

0.5

Wheeling, WV-OH

-0.3

Appleton, WI

2.1

Eau Claire, WI

1.2

Fond du Lac, WI

1.9

Green Bay, WI

1.2

Janesville-Beloit, WI

0.4

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

3.0

Madison, WI

1.7

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

1.2

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

-0.7

Racine, WI

0.3

Sheboygan, WI

3.0

Wausau, WI

2.9

Casper, WY

2.1

Cheyenne, WY

1.1

The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+143,000), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+118,200), and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (+101,800). The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Midland, Texas (+10.1 percent), Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (+7.8 percent), and Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota (+7.1 percent).

Over the year, nonfarm employment rose in 38 of 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, while employment remained essentially unchanged in 13. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Orlando Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+4.3 percent), and Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, and Raleigh, North Carolina (+3.9 percent each).

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 — July 2018." 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 59 metropolitan areas for year ending July 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-in-59-metropolitan-areas-for-year-ending-july-2018.htm (visited November 17, 2019).

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