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51 metropolitan areas have employment gains from July 2018 to July 2019

August 30, 2019

From July 2018 to July 2019, 51 metropolitan areas had increases in nonfarm payroll employment and 338 were essentially unchanged.

Over-the-year percent and total change in metropolitan area employment, July 2018 to July 2019, not seasonally adjusted

Metropolitan area

Percent change

Total change

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

0.9% 400

Auburn-Opelika, AL

0.9 600

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

2.0 10,500

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

3.4 2,700

Decatur, AL

3.6 2,000

Dothan, AL

0.9 500

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

0.5 300

Gadsden, AL

1.6 600

Huntsville, AL

3.1 7,300

Mobile, AL

1.4 2,500

Montgomery, AL

1.2 2,100

Tuscaloosa, AL

2.9 3,100

Anchorage, AK

1.7 3,100

Fairbanks, AK

1.6 600

Flagstaff, AZ

1.4 900

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

2.6 1,300

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

2.9 60,500

Prescott, AZ

1.4 900

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

-0.9 -300

Tucson, AZ

2.3 8,600

Yuma, AZ

2.1 1,100

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

3.7 9,400

Fort Smith, AR-OK

0.1 100

Hot Springs, AR

2.3 900

Jonesboro, AR

2.4 1,400

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

1.2 4,200

Pine Bluff, AR

-1.2 -400

Bakersfield, CA

2.9 7,600

Chico, CA

1.5 1,200

El Centro, CA

0.2 100

Fresno, CA

3.8 13,100

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

2.7 1,100

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

1.4 87,800

Madera, CA

1.3 500

Merced, CA

2.6 1,700

Modesto, CA

1.9 3,400

Napa, CA

1.9 1,400

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

0.3 900

Redding, CA

1.2 800

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

2.4 35,300

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

2.0 19,600

Salinas, CA

3.7 5,300

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

2.0 29,700

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2.6 63,900

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

2.6 29,400

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

2.4 2,800

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

2.2 2,300

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

3.1 5,700

Santa Rosa, CA

1.5 3,200

Stockton-Lodi, CA

0.1 200

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

-0.3 -400

Visalia-Porterville, CA

2.6 3,200

Yuba City, CA

3.0 1,300

Boulder, CO

3.1 5,900

Colorado Springs, CO

2.9 8,400

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1.5 22,700

Fort Collins, CO

1.6 2,700

Grand Junction, CO

2.8 1,800

Greeley, CO

2.8 3,000

Pueblo, CO

0.6 400

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

1.2 5,000

Danbury, CT

0.9 700

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

0.8 4,700

New Haven, CT

2.2 6,300

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

-0.6 -800

Waterbury, CT

-0.3 -200

Dover, DE

1.6 1,100

Salisbury, MD-DE

0.3 600

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

1.3 44,600

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

4.1 10,700

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

1.4 1,600

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

1.4 2,800

Gainesville, FL

1.8 2,500

Homosassa Springs, FL

2.2 700

Jacksonville, FL

2.8 19,600

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

2.0 4,500

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2.4 63,900

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

3.8 5,500

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

1.7 5,300

Ocala, FL

3.6 3,700

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

3.8 49,000

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

3.2 7,200

Panama City, FL

-2.7 -2,400

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

0.9 1,600

Port St. Lucie, FL

3.5 5,200

Punta Gorda, FL

4.0 1,900

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

4.0 2,100

Sebring, FL

1.6 400

Tallahassee, FL

2.6 4,700

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

2.4 31,500

The Villages, FL

3.8 1,100

Albany, GA

1.3 800

Athens-Clarke County, GA

1.3 1,300

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2.1 58,000

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

1.9 4,400

Brunswick, GA

2.9 1,300

Columbus, GA-AL

-0.3 -400

Dalton, GA

1.5 1,000

Gainesville, GA

4.6 4,200

Hinesville, GA

2.0 400

Macon-Bibb County, GA

1.1 1,100

Rome, GA

2.2 900

Savannah, GA

0.9 1,600

Valdosta, GA

2.5 1,400

Warner Robins, GA

2.4 1,800

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

0.8 600

Urban Honolulu, HI

1.5 6,900

Boise City, ID

3.6 11,900

Coeur d'Alene, ID

1.2 800

Idaho Falls, ID

3.6 2,500

Lewiston, ID-WA

0.0 0

Pocatello, ID

3.1 1,100

Twin Falls, ID

0.6 300

Bloomington, IL

0.2 200

Carbondale-Marion, IL

2.3 1,300

Champaign-Urbana, IL

1.6 1,700

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

1.4 66,700

Danville, IL

2.2 600

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

0.5 1,000

Decatur, IL

1.4 700

Kankakee, IL

0.2 100

Peoria, IL

0.3 500

Rockford, IL

2.0 3,000

Springfield, IL

1.3 1,500

Bloomington, IN

0.6 400

Columbus, IN

0.6 300

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

0.4 500

Evansville, IN-KY

1.7 2,800

Fort Wayne, IN

2.1 4,700

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

0.8 8,000

Kokomo, IN

0.7 300

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

-3.4 -3,500

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-2.2 -900

Muncie, IN

1.0 500

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

1.6 2,200

Terre Haute, IN

0.1 100

Ames, IA

2.0 1,000

Cedar Rapids, IA

-0.4 -600

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

2.7 10,000

Dubuque, IA

1.7 1,000

Iowa City, IA

-0.5 -500

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

1.8 1,600

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-0.1 -100

Lawrence, KS

-1.0 -500

Manhattan, KS

1.0 400

Topeka, KS

2.2 2,500

Wichita, KS

2.0 5,800

Bowling Green, KY

1.9 1,400

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

1.9 1,100

Lexington-Fayette, KY

2.8 7,600

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

1.2 8,300

Owensboro, KY

0.2 100

Alexandria, LA

0.0 0

Baton Rouge, LA

-0.3 -1,100

Hammond, LA

0.4 200

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-3.0 -2,600

Lafayette, LA

0.9 1,900

Lake Charles, LA

0.4 500

Monroe, LA

-0.4 -300

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

2.0 11,400

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-1.3 -2,400

Bangor, ME

1.2 800

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

2.0 1,000

Portland-South Portland, ME

1.9 4,200

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.1 15,600

California-Lexington Park, MD

0.2 100

Cumberland, MD-WV

1.0 400

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

1.5 1,600

Barnstable Town, MA

0.4 500

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

1.3 36,700

Leominster-Gardner, MA

2.0 1,100

New Bedford, MA

0.9 600

Pittsfield, MA

0.5 200

Springfield, MA-CT

3.0 10,100

Worcester, MA-CT

0.1 200

Ann Arbor, MI

0.9 1,900

Battle Creek, MI

0.0 0

Bay City, MI

-0.8 -300

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

0.3 5,800

Flint, MI

2.3 3,200

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

1.2 6,800

Jackson, MI

1.7 1,000

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

0.9 1,300

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

1.2 2,800

Midland, MI

0.8 300

Monroe, MI

1.0 400

Muskegon, MI

0.6 400

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

0.5 300

Saginaw, MI

0.7 600

Duluth, MN-WI

0.8 1,100

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

0.9 500

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

0.1 3,000

Rochester, MN

1.4 1,800

St. Cloud, MN

1.7 1,900

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

1.5 2,300

Hattiesburg, MS

3.8 2,400

Jackson, MS

2.2 6,100

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

0.9 400

Columbia, MO

0.4 400

Jefferson City, MO

0.7 500

Joplin, MO

1.4 1,100

Kansas City, MO-KS

1.6 17,500

St. Joseph, MO-KS

0.8 500

St. Louis, MO-IL

1.8 25,500

Springfield, MO

1.3 2,800

Billings, MT

1.2 1,000

Great Falls, MT

0.3 100

Missoula, MT

3.1 1,900

Grand Island, NE

0.2 100

Lincoln, NE

0.0 0

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

2.2 11,300

Carson City, NV

4.3 1,300

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

2.2 21,600

Reno, NV

5.9 14,200

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

0.6 300

Manchester, NH

0.7 800

Portsmouth, NH-ME

1.7 1,700

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

1.4 1,900

Ocean City, NJ

5.8 3,400

Trenton, NJ

2.2 6,100

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

2.1 1,200

Albuquerque, NM

1.3 5,000

Farmington, NM

1.3 600

Las Cruces, NM

1.0 700

Santa Fe, NM

0.3 200

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

-0.1 -300

Binghamton, NY

0.3 300

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

0.9 5,300

Elmira, NY

0.3 100

Glens Falls, NY

-0.8 -500

Ithaca, NY

2.2 1,400

Kingston, NY

2.1 1,300

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

1.5 145,600

Rochester, NY

0.9 5,000

Syracuse, NY

1.3 4,000

Utica-Rome, NY

-0.1 -100

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

0.2 100

Asheville, NC

4.3 8,300

Burlington, NC

1.0 600

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

2.6 31,600

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

1.5 4,800

Fayetteville, NC

2.0 2,600

Goldsboro, NC

0.7 300

Greensboro-High Point, NC

0.6 2,000

Greenville, NC

0.3 200

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

0.1 200

Jacksonville, NC

0.0 0

New Bern, NC

0.2 100

Raleigh, NC

2.1 13,200

Rocky Mount, NC

-0.5 -300

Wilmington, NC

1.2 1,600

Winston-Salem, NC

2.6 6,900

Bismarck, ND

0.1 100

Fargo, ND-MN

0.7 1,000

Grand Forks, ND-MN

-1.3 -700

Akron, OH

0.6 2,100

Canton-Massillon, OH

0.9 1,500

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

2.4 26,300

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

1.1 12,000

Columbus, OH

1.0 10,900

Dayton, OH

-0.5 -1,900

Lima, OH

1.1 600

Mansfield, OH

1.5 800

Springfield, OH

2.1 1,000

Toledo, OH

0.8 2,600

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-2.0 -800

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-1.0 -2,100

Enid, OK

-0.4 -100

Lawton, OK

1.3 600

Oklahoma City, OK

1.8 11,700

Tulsa, OK

0.4 1,800

Albany, OR

1.1 500

Bend-Redmond, OR

2.6 2,200

Corvallis, OR

2.0 800

Eugene, OR

0.6 1,000

Grants Pass, OR

3.0 800

Medford, OR

3.1 2,700

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

2.1 25,200

Salem, OR

1.4 2,300

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

1.5 5,400

Altoona, PA

2.1 1,300

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

1.2 500

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

1.8 1,100

East Stroudsburg, PA

1.5 900

Erie, PA

0.8 1,000

Gettysburg, PA

1.4 500

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

0.0 100

Johnstown, PA

0.7 400

Lancaster, PA

1.2 3,000

Lebanon, PA

2.1 1,100

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

1.2 36,100

Pittsburgh, PA

0.1 800

Reading, PA

1.1 2,000

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

-0.3 -800

State College, PA

4.0 3,000

Williamsport, PA

0.6 300

York-Hanover, PA

0.3 500

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

1.4 8,200

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

2.0 7,500

Columbia, SC

0.0 -200

Florence, SC

1.7 1,500

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

2.4 10,100

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

3.7 3,100

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

2.7 5,000

Spartanburg, SC

2.4 3,800

Sumter, SC

1.0 400

Rapid City, SD

1.1 800

Sioux Falls, SD

3.3 5,200

Chattanooga, TN-GA

2.4 6,300

Clarksville, TN-KY

2.8 2,500

Cleveland, TN

0.9 400

Jackson, TN

2.2 1,500

Johnson City, TN

1.1 900

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

1.9 2,300

Knoxville, TN

2.3 9,300

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

1.9 12,300

Morristown, TN

1.5 700

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

2.3 23,000

Abilene, TX

0.6 400

Amarillo, TX

1.1 1,300

Austin-Round Rock, TX

2.3 24,400

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

1.6 2,600

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

0.6 900

College Station-Bryan, TX

2.1 2,500

Corpus Christi, TX

0.2 300

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.5 129,300

El Paso, TX

1.4 4,400

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

3.0 93,600

Killeen-Temple, TX

3.1 4,400

Laredo, TX

0.8 800

Longview, TX

0.1 100

Lubbock, TX

1.4 2,100

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

2.9 7,500

Midland, TX

1.1 1,200

Odessa, TX

2.7 2,200

San Angelo, TX

1.0 500

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

1.8 19,300

Sherman-Denison, TX

1.2 600

Texarkana, TX-AR

1.9 1,100

Tyler, TX

1.5 1,600

Victoria, TX

-0.7 -300

Waco, TX

1.1 1,300

Wichita Falls, TX

0.7 400

Logan, UT-ID

3.5 2,100

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

4.7 12,200

Provo-Orem, UT

3.4 8,700

St. George, UT

4.6 3,100

Salt Lake City, UT

2.8 20,500

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

2.2 2,700

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

0.0 0

Charlottesville, VA

2.0 2,300

Harrisonburg, VA

1.7 1,100

Lynchburg, VA

0.8 800

Richmond, VA

1.6 10,800

Roanoke, VA

1.2 1,900

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

1.8 900

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

1.2 9,800

Winchester, VA-WV

2.8 1,800

Bellingham, WA

2.6 2,400

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

1.9 1,800

Kennewick-Richland, WA

3.1 3,600

Longview, WA

1.7 700

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

3.3 1,700

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

2.7 3,200

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.4 70,100

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

3.0 7,500

Walla Walla, WA

2.6 700

Wenatchee, WA

2.1 1,000

Yakima, WA

1.8 1,600

Beckley, WV

0.7 300

Charleston, WV

-0.9 -1,000

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-0.5 -700

Morgantown, WV

-1.7 -1,200

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-0.5 -200

Wheeling, WV-OH

2.3 1,600

Appleton, WI

0.6 800

Eau Claire, WI

1.0 900

Fond du Lac, WI

0.8 400

Green Bay, WI

1.5 2,700

Janesville-Beloit, WI

0.8 600

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

1.3 1,000

Madison, WI

0.0 100

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

1.1 9,400

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

0.0 0

Racine, WI

-0.1 -100

Sheboygan, WI

1.2 800

Wausau, WI

2.1 1,500

Casper, WY

2.0 800

Cheyenne, WY

0.6 300

Aguadilla-Isabela, PR

1.0 500

Arecibo, PR

2.8 900

Guayama, PR

0.8 100

Mayaguez, PR

1.0 300

Ponce, PR

-0.8 -500

San German, PR

5.3 1,000

San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR

0.7 4,600

The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Reno, Nevada (5.9 percent), Ocean City, New Jersey (5.8 percent), and Ogden-Clearfield, Utah (4.7 percent).

The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (145,600), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (129,300), and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (+93,600).

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 2019." Also see Charts related to the latest "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment" news release.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 51 metropolitan areas have employment gains from July 2018 to July 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/51-metropolitan-areas-have-employment-gains-from-july-2018-to-july-2019.htm (visited October 14, 2019).

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