Employment rose 5.9 percent in Reno, Nevada, from November 2017 to November 2018

January 07, 2019

From November 2017 to November 2018, nonfarm payroll employment increased for 54 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged for 334 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Reno, Nevada (+5.9 percent), Midland, Texas (+5.7 percent), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (+5.0 percent). The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (+114,400), New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (+113,000), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+94,700).

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

Ocean City, NJ

7.0% 38,600 41,300 2,700 No

Reno, NV

5.9 236,500 250,400 13,900 Yes

Midland, TX

5.7 97,600 103,200 5,600 Yes

Colorado Springs, CO

5.0 290,600 305,200 14,600 Yes

St. George, UT

5.0 65,600 68,900 3,300 No

Kokomo, IN

4.9 42,900 45,000 2,100 No

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

4.8 1,271,400 1,332,200 60,800 Yes

Gainesville, GA

4.7 91,600 95,900 4,300 No

Kankakee, IL

4.5 48,400 50,600 2,200 No

Athens-Clarke County, GA

4.3 99,000 103,300 4,300 No

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

4.2 2,086,300 2,173,100 86,800 Yes

Provo-Orem, UT

4.2 256,400 267,100 10,700 Yes

Tyler, TX

4.1 105,800 110,100 4,300 No

Ocala, FL

4.0 102,600 106,700 4,100 No

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

3.9 140,800 146,300 5,500 No

Huntsville, AL

3.9 236,300 245,400 9,100 Yes

Albany, OR

3.8 45,200 46,900 1,700 No

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

3.8 224,000 232,400 8,400 Yes

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

3.8 991,100 1,029,100 38,000 Yes

Port St. Lucie, FL

3.8 146,800 152,400 5,600 No

Sherman-Denison, TX

3.8 47,300 49,100 1,800 No

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

3.7 3,063,400 3,177,800 114,400 Yes

Lewiston, ID-WA

3.7 29,400 30,500 1,100 No

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

3.6 129,800 134,500 4,700 Yes

Bend-Redmond, OR

3.6 82,500 85,500 3,000 No

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

3.6 214,800 222,500 7,700 Yes

Fort Collins, CO

3.5 168,100 174,000 5,900 No

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

3.5 106,600 110,300 3,700 No

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

3.5 1,119,200 1,158,100 38,900 Yes

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.5 2,032,200 2,104,300 72,100 Yes

Wenatchee, WA

3.5 45,100 46,700 1,600 No

Coeur d'Alene, ID

3.4 63,800 66,000 2,200 No

Austin-Round Rock, TX

3.3 1,052,800 1,088,000 35,200 Yes

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

3.3 265,000 273,700 8,700 No

Logan, UT-ID

3.3 62,900 65,000 2,100 No

Merced, CA

3.3 69,300 71,600 2,300 No

Boulder, CO

3.2 192,700 198,800 6,100 No

Chico, CA

3.2 83,100 85,800 2,700 No

Prescott, AZ

3.2 65,000 67,100 2,100 No

Stockton-Lodi, CA

3.2 240,100 247,900 7,800 No

Trenton, NJ

3.2 272,600 281,400 8,800 Yes

Lake Charles, LA

3.1 117,800 121,400 3,600 No

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

3.1 142,900 147,300 4,400 No

Rapid City, SD

3.1 68,200 70,300 2,100 No

Tucson, AZ

3.1 382,700 394,700 12,000 Yes

Yakima, WA

3.1 88,400 91,100 2,700 No

Ithaca, NY

3.0 66,300 68,300 2,000 No

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

3.0 50,600 52,100 1,500 No

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

2.9 1,061,700 1,092,500 30,800 Yes

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

2.9 74,900 77,100 2,200 No

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

2.9 108,100 111,200 3,100 No

Columbus, IN

2.8 53,800 55,300 1,500 No

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

2.8 78,900 81,100 2,200 No

Raleigh, NC

2.8 628,500 645,800 17,300 Yes

Salem, OR

2.8 166,300 171,000 4,700 No

Tulsa, OK

2.8 460,200 473,100 12,900 Yes

Valdosta, GA

2.8 56,700 58,300 1,600 No

Charlottesville, VA

2.7 119,800 123,000 3,200 No

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

2.7 154,700 158,900 4,200 No

Yuma, AZ

2.7 55,700 57,200 1,500 No

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

2.6 77,600 79,600 2,000 No

Boise City, ID

2.6 324,100 332,500 8,400 Yes

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

2.6 115,000 118,000 3,000 No

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

2.6 3,671,000 3,765,700 94,700 Yes

El Centro, CA

2.6 53,800 55,200 1,400 No

Fort Wayne, IN

2.6 225,200 231,100 5,900 No

Lubbock, TX

2.6 149,600 153,500 3,900 No

Morristown, TN

2.6 46,700 47,900 1,200 No

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

2.6 179,500 184,200 4,700 No

Tallahassee, FL

2.6 183,000 187,800 4,800 No

Albuquerque, NM

2.5 394,100 404,100 10,000 Yes

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

2.5 369,300 378,600 9,300 Yes

Gettysburg, PA

2.5 35,800 36,700 900 No

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

2.5 560,900 575,000 14,100 Yes

Kennewick-Richland, WA

2.5 114,100 117,000 2,900 No

Longview, WA

2.5 40,200 41,200 1,000 No

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

2.5 118,100 121,000 2,900 No

Redding, CA

2.5 67,000 68,700 1,700 No

Winchester, VA-WV

2.5 65,100 66,700 1,600 No

Appleton, WI

2.4 126,400 129,400 3,000 No

Bellingham, WA

2.4 94,500 96,800 2,300 No

Clarksville, TN-KY

2.4 91,100 93,300 2,200 No

Greeley, CO

2.4 107,300 109,900 2,600 No

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

2.4 164,500 168,500 4,000 No

Oklahoma City, OK

2.4 646,900 662,200 15,300 Yes

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

2.4 1,188,800 1,217,900 29,100 Yes

Roanoke, VA

2.4 161,200 165,100 3,900 No

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

2.4 292,200 299,100 6,900 No

Brunswick, GA

2.3 43,600 44,600 1,000 No

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

2.3 1,205,800 1,233,100 27,300 Yes

Gainesville, FL

2.3 144,700 148,100 3,400 No

Killeen-Temple, TX

2.3 144,600 147,900 3,300 No

Manhattan, KS

2.3 43,800 44,800 1,000 No

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

2.3 59,600 61,000 1,400 No

Medford, OR

2.3 88,800 90,800 2,000 No

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2.3 2,666,500 2,727,700 61,200 Yes

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

2.3 306,400 313,500 7,100 No

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

2.3 52,100 53,300 1,200 No

Winston-Salem, NC

2.3 266,400 272,600 6,200 No

York-Hanover, PA

2.3 188,200 192,500 4,300 No

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

2.2 357,900 365,900 8,000 No

Corpus Christi, TX

2.2 192,100 196,300 4,200 No

Jonesboro, AR

2.2 58,600 59,900 1,300 No

Modesto, CA

2.2 176,500 180,400 3,900 No

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

2.2 1,000,100 1,022,300 22,200 Yes

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

2.2 94,200 96,300 2,100 No

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

2.2 1,497,300 1,530,500 33,200 Yes

Salt Lake City, UT

2.2 730,400 746,200 15,800 Yes

Sioux Falls, SD

2.2 156,200 159,600 3,400 No

Springfield, MO

2.2 214,600 219,400 4,800 No

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

2.2 50,300 51,400 1,100 No

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2.1 2,770,300 2,829,700 59,400 Yes

Auburn-Opelika, AL

2.1 65,700 67,100 1,400 No

Burlington, NC

2.1 62,100 63,400 1,300 No

Dalton, GA

2.1 67,100 68,500 1,400 No

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

2.1 1,482,200 1,513,000 30,800 Yes

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

2.1 56,600 57,800 1,200 No

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

2.1 258,400 263,800 5,400 No

Fresno, CA

2.1 353,200 360,600 7,400 No

Hattiesburg, MS

2.1 66,300 67,700 1,400 No

Missoula, MT

2.1 61,700 63,000 1,300 No

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

2.1 577,400 589,600 12,200 Yes

Santa Rosa, CA

2.1 208,300 212,600 4,300 No

The Villages, FL

2.1 28,400 29,000 600 No

College Station-Bryan, TX

2.0 122,100 124,500 2,400 No

Columbus, GA-AL

2.0 122,800 125,200 2,400 No

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

2.0 314,400 320,700 6,300 No

Florence, SC

2.0 88,800 90,600 1,800 No

Hinesville, GA

2.0 20,500 20,900 400 No

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

2.0 1,076,300 1,097,400 21,100 Yes

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

2.0 50,400 51,400 1,000 No

Salinas, CA

2.0 142,500 145,300 2,800 No

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

2.0 103,600 105,700 2,100 No

Springfield, OH

2.0 50,200 51,200 1,000 No

Urban Honolulu, HI

2.0 484,100 493,800 9,700 Yes

Wausau, WI

2.0 73,400 74,900 1,500 No

Bakersfield, CA

1.9 262,900 268,000 5,100 No

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

1.9 2,770,400 2,823,900 53,500 Yes

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

1.9 141,700 144,400 2,700 No

El Paso, TX

1.9 316,600 322,500 5,900 No

Flagstaff, AZ

1.9 68,400 69,700 1,300 No

Greensboro-High Point, NC

1.9 363,900 370,800 6,900 No

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

1.9 344,400 350,900 6,500 No

Jackson, TN

1.9 69,200 70,500 1,300 No

Lancaster, PA

1.9 255,400 260,300 4,900 No

Lynchburg, VA

1.9 105,400 107,400 2,000 No

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

1.9 261,900 266,900 5,000 No

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

1.9 257,500 262,500 5,000 No

Salisbury, MD-DE

1.9 154,400 157,400 3,000 No

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

1.9 2,435,700 2,482,400 46,700 Yes

Sheboygan, WI

1.9 63,000 64,200 1,200 No

Wichita, KS

1.9 296,700 302,200 5,500 No

Ames, IA

1.8 56,200 57,200 1,000 No

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

1.8 533,000 542,700 9,700 Yes

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

1.8 45,500 46,300 800 No

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1.8 1,101,400 1,121,500 20,100 Yes

Eugene, OR

1.8 161,500 164,400 2,900 No

Fayetteville, NC

1.8 131,300 133,700 2,400 No

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

1.8 57,100 58,100 1,000 No

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

1.8 579,600 589,900 10,300 Yes

Homosassa Springs, FL

1.8 33,400 34,000 600 No

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

1.8 76,800 78,200 1,400 No

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

1.8 122,700 124,900 2,200 No

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

1.8 240,800 245,100 4,300 No

Lincoln, NE

1.8 190,600 194,100 3,500 No

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

1.8 362,800 369,300 6,500 No

Madera, CA

1.8 38,600 39,300 700 No

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1.8 2,008,800 2,044,100 35,300 Yes

New Bedford, MA NECTA

1.8 68,300 69,500 1,200 No

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

1.8 505,300 514,500 9,200 Yes

Reading, PA

1.8 180,700 183,900 3,200 No

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1.8 1,477,400 1,503,800 26,400 Yes

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

1.8 87,800 89,400 1,600 No

Sumter, SC

1.8 39,600 40,300 700 No

Amarillo, TX

1.7 121,100 123,200 2,100 No

Chattanooga, TN-GA

1.7 262,500 266,900 4,400 No

Green Bay, WI

1.7 180,200 183,300 3,100 No

Hammond, LA

1.7 47,000 47,800 800 No

Idaho Falls, ID

1.7 66,400 67,500 1,100 No

Jacksonville, FL

1.7 705,000 717,000 12,000 No

Saginaw, MI

1.7 89,300 90,800 1,500 No

St. Joseph, MO-KS

1.7 65,100 66,200 1,100 No

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

1.7 1,343,500 1,367,000 23,500 Yes

Visalia-Porterville, CA

1.7 127,700 129,900 2,200 No

California-Lexington Park, MD

1.6 45,100 45,800 700 No

Danbury, CT NECTA

1.6 79,200 80,500 1,300 No

Decatur, AL

1.6 54,700 55,600 900 No

Enid, OK

1.6 25,600 26,000 400 No

Fond du Lac, WI

1.6 48,900 49,700 800 No

Mobile, AL

1.6 185,400 188,300 2,900 No

Morgantown, WV

1.6 73,800 75,000 1,200 No

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

1.6 62,100 63,100 1,000 No

Pocatello, ID

1.6 37,700 38,300 600 No

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

1.6 207,800 211,100 3,300 No

Punta Gorda, FL

1.6 48,800 49,600 800 No

Richmond, VA

1.6 675,600 686,500 10,900 No

San Angelo, TX

1.6 49,700 50,500 800 No

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

1.6 119,500 121,400 1,900 No

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

1.6 781,600 794,300 12,700 No

Waco, TX

1.6 121,300 123,200 1,900 No

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

1.6 3,306,200 3,360,300 54,100 Yes

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

1.5 91,700 93,100 1,400 No

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

1.5 61,300 62,200 900 No

Columbus, OH

1.5 1,095,400 1,112,200 16,800 Yes

Duluth, MN-WI

1.5 138,700 140,800 2,100 No

Eau Claire, WI

1.5 87,600 88,900 1,300 No

Grants Pass, OR

1.5 26,300 26,700 400 No

Kansas City, MO-KS

1.5 1,099,200 1,115,800 16,600 Yes

Madison, WI

1.5 408,700 414,800 6,100 No

Mansfield, OH

1.5 52,500 53,300 800 No

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

1.5 308,000 312,600 4,600 No

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

1.5 2,955,700 2,998,900 43,200 Yes

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

1.5 987,000 1,002,000 15,000 Yes

Wichita Falls, TX

1.5 59,200 60,100 900 No

Abilene, TX

1.4 69,900 70,900 1,000 No

Ann Arbor, MI

1.4 226,700 229,900 3,200 No

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

1.4 240,800 244,100 3,300 No

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

1.4 104,000 105,500 1,500 No

Baton Rouge, LA

1.4 410,100 415,800 5,700 No

Columbia, SC

1.4 397,700 403,300 5,600 No

Dover, DE

1.4 70,100 71,100 1,000 No

Jacksonville, NC

1.4 49,500 50,200 700 No

Longview, TX

1.4 97,400 98,800 1,400 No

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

1.4 658,300 667,800 9,500 No

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

1.4 131,100 132,900 1,800 No

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

1.4 41,400 42,000 600 No

Pueblo, CO

1.4 62,700 63,600 900 No

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

1.4 1,051,900 1,066,200 14,300 No

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

1.4 269,600 273,400 3,800 No

Walla Walla, WA

1.4 29,000 29,400 400 No

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.3 1,417,100 1,435,800 18,700 No

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

1.3 408,200 413,700 5,500 No

Carson City, NV

1.3 30,700 31,100 400 No

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

1.3 53,600 54,300 700 No

Macon-Bibb County, GA

1.3 103,600 104,900 1,300 No

New Haven, CT NECTA

1.3 286,200 290,000 3,800 No

Terre Haute, IN

1.3 71,700 72,600 900 No

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

1.3 140,400 142,200 1,800 No

Akron, OH

1.2 346,800 351,000 4,200 No

Battle Creek, MI

1.2 58,800 59,500 700 No

Bismarck, ND

1.2 73,300 74,200 900 No

Bowling Green, KY

1.2 78,000 78,900 900 No

Champaign-Urbana, IL

1.2 112,900 114,200 1,300 No

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

1.2 9,825,700 9,938,700 113,000 Yes

Odessa, TX

1.2 75,600 76,500 900 No

St. Cloud, MN

1.2 111,100 112,400 1,300 No

Tuscaloosa, AL

1.2 109,300 110,600 1,300 No

Altoona, PA

1.1 61,700 62,400 700 No

Cheyenne, WY

1.1 46,400 46,900 500 No

Grand Junction, CO

1.1 64,200 64,900 700 No

Kingston, NY

1.1 63,300 64,000 700 No

Lawton, OK

1.1 45,900 46,400 500 No

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

1.1 6,152,500 6,220,600 68,100 Yes

Warner Robins, GA

1.1 74,300 75,100 800 No

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

1.0 375,000 378,800 3,800 No

Casper, WY

1.0 38,700 39,100 400 No

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

1.0 4,758,600 4,804,300 45,700 Yes

Columbia, MO

1.0 102,000 103,000 1,000 No

Decatur, IL

1.0 51,700 52,200 500 No

Dothan, AL

1.0 58,300 58,900 600 No

Flint, MI

1.0 142,100 143,500 1,400 No

Grand Forks, ND-MN

1.0 57,400 58,000 600 No

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

1.0 422,000 426,400 4,400 No

Monroe, LA

1.0 79,300 80,100 800 No

Rockford, IL

1.0 152,500 154,100 1,600 No

Spartanburg, SC

1.0 155,800 157,300 1,500 No

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

1.0 248,600 251,000 2,400 No

Texarkana, TX-AR

1.0 60,700 61,300 600 No

Canton-Massillon, OH

0.9 175,500 177,100 1,600 No

Cedar Rapids, IA

0.9 145,500 146,800 1,300 No

Corvallis, OR

0.9 43,600 44,000 400 No

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

0.9 188,000 189,700 1,700 No

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

0.9 202,500 204,300 1,800 No

East Stroudsburg, PA

0.9 58,400 58,900 500 No

Jackson, MS

0.9 283,900 286,500 2,600 No

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

0.9 150,400 151,700 1,300 No

Monroe, MI

0.9 43,000 43,400 400 No

Peoria, IL

0.9 172,900 174,400 1,500 No

Pittsburgh, PA

0.9 1,196,600 1,207,300 10,700 No

Albany, GA

0.8 63,900 64,400 500 No

Anchorage, AK

0.8 172,400 173,700 1,300 No

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

0.8 47,500 47,900 400 No

Farmington, NM

0.8 49,500 49,900 400 No

Hot Springs, AR

0.8 37,500 37,800 300 No

Lexington-Fayette, KY

0.8 283,900 286,100 2,200 No

Santa Fe, NM

0.8 63,600 64,100 500 No

Danville, IL

0.7 28,300 28,500 200 No

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

0.7 55,900 56,300 400 No

Evansville, IN-KY

0.7 164,800 165,900 1,100 No

Grand Island, NE

0.7 42,500 42,800 300 No

Harrisonburg, VA

0.7 68,900 69,400 500 No

Iowa City, IA

0.7 103,400 104,100 700 No

Joplin, MO

0.7 82,100 82,700 600 No

Las Cruces, NM

0.7 70,900 71,400 500 No

Lawrence, KS

0.7 55,100 55,500 400 No

Manchester, NH NECTA

0.7 113,500 114,300 800 No

Napa, CA

0.7 72,700 73,200 500 No

Rochester, NY

0.7 543,000 547,000 4,000 No

Rome, GA

0.7 41,600 41,900 300 No

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

0.7 342,100 344,600 2,500 No

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

0.6 2,029,700 2,042,500 12,800 No

Great Falls, MT

0.6 36,100 36,300 200 No

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

0.6 81,000 81,500 500 No

Lafayette, LA

0.6 201,700 202,900 1,200 No

Lebanon, PA

0.6 52,900 53,200 300 No

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

0.6 99,000 99,600 600 No

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

0.6 598,900 602,700 3,800 No

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

0.6 186,100 187,200 1,100 No

St. Louis, MO-IL 

0.6 1,393,000 1,400,800 7,800 No

Billings, MT

0.5 85,100 85,500 400 No

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

0.5 43,200 43,400 200 No

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

0.5 575,900 578,900 3,000 No

Cumberland, MD-WV

0.5 39,900 40,100 200 No

Gadsden, AL

0.5 38,400 38,600 200 No

Glens Falls, NY

0.5 55,100 55,400 300 No

Greenville, NC

0.5 80,900 81,300 400 No

Midland, MI

0.5 37,300 37,500 200 No

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

0.5 874,800 879,600 4,800 No

Racine, WI

0.5 78,100 78,500 400 No

State College, PA

0.5 81,700 82,100 400 No

Toledo, OH

0.5 312,400 314,000 1,600 No

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

0.5 41,300 41,500 200 No

Wilmington, NC

0.5 127,300 127,900 600 No

Fort Smith, AR-OK

0.4 112,800 113,300 500 No

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

0.4 155,500 156,100 600 No

Montgomery, AL

0.4 179,500 180,200 700 No

Owensboro, KY

0.4 54,700 54,900 200 No

Sebring, FL

0.4 25,900 26,000 100 No

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

0.4 91,600 92,000 400 No

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

0.3 478,100 479,600 1,500 No

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

0.3 39,800 39,900 100 No

Knoxville, TN

0.3 403,000 404,200 1,200 No

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

0.3 179,500 180,000 500 No

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

0.3 144,900 145,400 500 No

Alexandria, LA

0.2 62,400 62,500 100 No

Bloomington, IL

0.2 95,200 95,400 200 No

Dayton, OH

0.2 397,600 398,300 700 No

Dubuque, IA

0.2 60,700 60,800 100 No

Fargo, ND-MN

0.2 143,600 143,900 300 No

Goldsboro, NC

0.2 42,000 42,100 100 No

Laredo, TX

0.2 105,100 105,300 200 No

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

0.2 51,600 51,700 100 No

New Bern, NC

0.2 44,900 45,000 100 No

Utica-Rome, NY

0.2 128,000 128,300 300 No

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

0.2 42,400 42,500 100 No

Janesville-Beloit, WI

0.1 68,900 69,000 100 No

Syracuse, NY

0.1 324,600 324,900 300 No

Jefferson City, MO

0.0 77,500 77,500 0 No

Johnson City, TN

0.0 80,800 80,800 0 No

Johnstown, PA

0.0 56,100 56,100 0 No

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

0.0 33,600 33,600 0 No

Wheeling, WV-OH

0.0 67,500 67,500 0 No

Savannah, GA

-0.1 179,600 179,400 -200 No

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

-0.2 164,200 163,800 -400 No

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

-0.2 678,400 677,300 -1,100 No

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-0.2 40,200 40,100 -100 No

Yuba City, CA

-0.2 44,600 44,500 -100 No

Asheville, NC

-0.3 194,600 194,000 -600 No

Bangor, ME NECTA

-0.3 67,400 67,200 -200 No

Bay City, MI

-0.3 36,300 36,200 -100 No

Binghamton, NY

-0.3 105,600 105,300 -300 No

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

-0.3 59,900 59,700 -200 No

Erie, PA

-0.4 129,700 129,200 -500 No

Waterbury, CT NECTA

-0.4 68,100 67,800 -300 No

Fairbanks, AK

-0.5 36,900 36,700 -200 No

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-0.5 140,700 140,000 -700 No

Panama City, FL

-0.5 84,400 84,000 -400 No

Rochester, MN

-0.5 120,700 120,100 -600 No

Rocky Mount, NC

-0.5 57,200 56,900 -300 No

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-0.5 222,200 221,100 -1,100 No

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

-0.6 126,400 125,700 -700 No

Muskegon, MI

-0.6 65,400 65,000 -400 No

Springfield, IL

-0.6 113,400 112,700 -700 No

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-0.7 58,800 58,400 -400 No

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-0.7 41,900 41,600 -300 No

Muncie, IN

-0.7 53,700 53,300 -400 No

Elmira, NY

-0.8 37,300 37,000 -300 No

Topeka, KS

-0.9 112,700 111,700 -1,000 No

Charleston, WV

-1.0 117,700 116,500 -1,200 No

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-1.0 86,400 85,500 -900 No

Jackson, MI

-1.0 59,000 58,400 -600 No

Victoria, TX

-1.0 41,200 40,800 -400 No

Beckley, WV

-1.1 45,100 44,600 -500 No

Lima, OH

-1.3 54,200 53,500 -700 No

Bloomington, IN

-1.5 78,200 77,000 -1,200 No

Pine Bluff, AR

-1.5 33,300 32,800 -500 No

Williamsport, PA

-1.9 53,900 52,900 -1,000 No

Cleveland, TN

-2.4 49,700 48,500 -1,200 No
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary

Over the year, nonfarm employment rose in 37 of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, while employment was essentially unchanged in 14 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+4.8 percent), Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona (+4.2 percent), and Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (+3.8 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 — November 2018." We also have more charts on metropolitan area employment and unemployment.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment rose 5.9 percent in Reno, Nevada, from November 2017 to November 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/employment-rose-5-point-9-percent-in-reno-nevada-from-november-2017-to-november-2018.htm (visited January 22, 2019).

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