Midland, Colorado Springs, and Reno had largest percent employment gains in 2018

February 07, 2019

Nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 61 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 327 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Midland, Texas (+6.7 percent), Colorado Springs, Colorado (+5.5 percent), and Reno, Nevada (+5.3 percent).

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

Ocean City, NJ

6.9% 37,900 40,500 No

Midland, TX

6.7 97,800 104,400 Yes

Kokomo, IN

5.6 43,100 45,500 No

Colorado Springs, CO

5.5 290,300 306,400 Yes

Reno, NV

5.3 237,800 250,400 Yes

St. George, UT

5.2 64,800 68,200 No

Kankakee, IL

5.0 48,000 50,400 No

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

4.5 214,600 224,200 Yes

Fort Collins, CO

4.4 167,000 174,300 Yes

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

4.4 104,200 108,800 No

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

4.4 160,400 167,400 Yes

Bend-Redmond, OR

4.3 82,100 85,600 No

Ocala, FL

4.3 102,900 107,300 No

Gainesville, GA

4.2 91,900 95,800 No

Huntsville, AL

4.1 235,500 245,100 Yes

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

4.1 58,900 61,300 No

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

4.0 1,284,200 1,335,500 Yes

Athens-Clarke County, GA

3.9 97,400 101,200 No

Coeur d'Alene, ID

3.8 63,000 65,400 No

Port St. Lucie, FL

3.8 147,200 152,800 No

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

3.7 2,088,400 2,165,300 Yes

Wenatchee, WA

3.6 44,700 46,300 No

Austin-Round Rock, TX

3.5 1,053,500 1,090,300 Yes

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

3.5 3,073,400 3,181,700 Yes

Rapid City, SD

3.5 67,900 70,300 No

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

3.4 993,000 1,026,900 Yes

Sherman-Denison, TX

3.4 47,400 49,000 No

Chico, CA

3.3 82,700 85,400 No

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

3.3 367,900 380,000 Yes

Ithaca, NY

3.3 65,900 68,100 No

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

3.3 1,123,000 1,160,100 Yes

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.3 2,035,800 2,103,100 Yes

Clarksville, TN-KY

3.2 90,400 93,300 No

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.2 3,666,800 3,783,200 Yes

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

3.2 141,800 146,400 No

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

3.2 78,400 80,900 No

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

3.2 50,200 51,800 No

Merced, CA

3.2 69,000 71,200 No

Morristown, TN

3.2 46,500 48,000 No

Provo-Orem, UT

3.2 256,200 264,500 Yes

Trenton, NJ

3.2 272,300 281,000 Yes

Albany, OR

3.1 45,400 46,800 No

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

3.1 225,900 232,800 Yes

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

3.1 52,200 53,800 No

Tyler, TX

3.1 106,600 109,900 No

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

3.0 130,600 134,500 No

Boulder, CO

3.0 192,400 198,100 No

Columbus, IN

3.0 53,700 55,300 No

Lake Charles, LA

3.0 116,800 120,300 No

Lubbock, TX

3.0 149,300 153,800 No

Raleigh, NC

3.0 625,900 644,700 Yes

Valdosta, GA

3.0 56,400 58,100 No

Appleton, WI

2.9 125,900 129,600 No

Bellingham, WA

2.9 94,200 96,900 No

Boise City, ID

2.9 322,300 331,500 Yes

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

2.9 267,800 275,500 No

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

2.9 108,200 111,300 No

Logan, UT-ID

2.9 62,700 64,500 No

Salinas, CA

2.9 140,000 144,100 No

Salisbury, MD-DE

2.9 152,800 157,200 No

Winchester, VA-WV

2.9 64,500 66,400 No

Fort Wayne, IN

2.8 224,400 230,700 No

Longview, WA

2.8 40,000 41,100 No

Prescott, AZ

2.8 64,500 66,300 No

The Villages, FL

2.8 28,500 29,300 No

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

2.7 115,000 118,100 No

Dalton, GA

2.7 67,200 69,000 No

Green Bay, WI

2.7 178,300 183,100 No

Kennewick-Richland, WA

2.7 113,500 116,600 No

Lewiston, ID-WA

2.7 29,100 29,900 No

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

2.7 256,000 262,900 Yes

Pocatello, ID

2.7 37,500 38,500 No

Salt Lake City, UT

2.7 730,100 750,000 Yes

Stockton-Lodi, CA

2.7 240,200 246,700 No

Albuquerque, NM

2.6 393,300 403,600 Yes

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

2.6 355,700 364,900 Yes

Charlottesville, VA

2.6 119,100 122,200 No

Fresno, CA

2.6 351,200 360,200 No

Greeley, CO

2.6 107,000 109,800 No

Killeen-Temple, TX

2.6 144,400 148,200 No

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

2.6 144,500 148,200 No

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

2.6 179,200 183,800 No

Tallahassee, FL

2.6 183,000 187,700 No

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2.5 2,767,000 2,836,300 Yes

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

2.5 1,060,100 1,087,000 Yes

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

2.5 74,900 76,800 No

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

2.5 56,300 57,700 No

Flagstaff, AZ

2.5 67,000 68,700 No

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

2.5 56,600 58,000 No

Salem, OR

2.5 164,900 169,100 No

Manchester, NH

2.4 112,200 114,900 No

Missoula, MT

2.4 61,400 62,900 No

Redding, CA

2.4 66,700 68,300 No

Roanoke, VA

2.4 160,800 164,600 No

Tucson, AZ

2.4 385,400 394,800 Yes

Wausau, WI

2.4 73,700 75,500 No

Auburn-Opelika, AL

2.3 65,700 67,200 No

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

2.3 1,096,300 1,121,200 Yes

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

2.3 313,200 320,400 No

Grants Pass, OR

2.3 26,200 26,800 No

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

2.3 1,072,000 1,097,100 Yes

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

2.3 308,100 315,100 No

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

2.3 1,192,400 1,219,900 Yes

Sebring, FL

2.3 25,700 26,300 No

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

2.2 77,500 79,200 No

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

2.2 561,500 574,100 Yes

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

2.2 343,500 351,000 No

Jonesboro, AR

2.2 58,400 59,700 No

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

2.2 49,900 51,000 No

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

2.2 578,700 591,600 Yes

Punta Gorda, FL

2.2 49,100 50,200 No

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2.2 2,437,700 2,490,400 Yes

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

2.2 244,900 250,300 Yes

Yakima, WA

2.2 87,500 89,400 No

Bakersfield, CA

2.1 262,800 268,300 No

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

2.1 1,408,500 1,438,500 Yes

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

2.1 141,600 144,600 No

Columbus, GA-AL

2.1 122,800 125,400 No

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

2.1 1,483,900 1,514,700 Yes

Fond du Lac, WI

2.1 48,500 49,500 No

Gainesville, FL

2.1 144,600 147,600 No

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

2.1 154,900 158,100 No

Madera, CA

2.1 38,200 39,000 No

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

2.1 262,800 268,300 No

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2.1 2,679,300 2,736,700 Yes

Sioux Falls, SD

2.1 156,900 160,200 No

Tulsa, OK

2.1 460,500 470,400 Yes

Walla Walla, WA

2.1 28,700 29,300 No

York-Hanover, PA

2.1 188,000 192,000 No

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

2.0 1,211,300 1,235,800 Yes

Corpus Christi, TX

2.0 192,000 195,900 No

El Centro, CA

2.0 54,300 55,400 No

El Paso, TX

2.0 316,600 323,000 No

Enid, OK

2.0 25,600 26,100 No

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

2.0 256,600 261,700 No

Hattiesburg, MS

2.0 66,300 67,600 No

Jacksonville, NC

2.0 49,600 50,600 No

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

2.0 362,800 370,100 Yes

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

2.0 999,100 1,019,500 Yes

Oklahoma City, OK

2.0 646,500 659,500 Yes

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

2.0 307,900 314,100 No

Portsmouth, NH-ME

2.0 93,800 95,700 No

San Angelo, TX

2.0 49,500 50,500 No

Springfield, OH

2.0 50,200 51,200 No

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

2.0 50,300 51,300 No

Urban Honolulu, HI

2.0 486,700 496,500 Yes

Winston-Salem, NC

2.0 266,600 271,900 No

Worcester, MA-CT

2.0 292,200 298,000 No

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

1.9 532,400 542,300 Yes

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

1.9 2,767,700 2,820,200 Yes

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

1.9 92,500 94,300 No

Columbia, SC

1.9 398,100 405,600 No

Dover, DE

1.9 69,800 71,100 No

Grand Junction, CO

1.9 63,900 65,100 No

Hammond, LA

1.9 47,000 47,900 No

New Bedford, MA

1.9 68,100 69,400 No

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

1.9 2,950,900 3,005,800 Yes

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

1.9 1,499,600 1,528,800 Yes

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1.9 1,474,000 1,502,400 Yes

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

1.9 139,700 142,400 No

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

1.8 373,000 379,800 No

Ann Arbor, MI

1.8 225,200 229,200 No

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

1.8 408,000 415,200 No

California-Lexington Park, MD

1.8 45,100 45,900 No

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

1.8 61,400 62,500 No

College Station-Bryan, TX

1.8 121,000 123,200 No

Decatur, AL

1.8 54,600 55,600 No

Eau Claire, WI

1.8 86,900 88,500 No

Homosassa Springs, FL

1.8 33,400 34,000 No

Jacksonville, FL

1.8 707,900 720,400 Yes

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

1.8 238,500 242,900 No

Mobile, AL

1.8 185,800 189,200 No

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

1.8 504,900 513,800 Yes

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

1.8 985,900 1,003,400 Yes

Santa Rosa, CA

1.8 208,800 212,500 No

Springfield, MO

1.8 215,800 219,700 No

Sumter, SC

1.8 39,800 40,500 No

Wichita, KS

1.8 296,900 302,300 No

Yuma, AZ

1.8 56,500 57,500 No

Akron, OH

1.7 344,500 350,500 No

Battle Creek, MI

1.7 58,600 59,600 No

Columbus, OH

1.7 1,096,900 1,115,500 Yes

Gettysburg, PA

1.7 35,900 36,500 No

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

1.7 423,200 430,500 No

Idaho Falls, ID

1.7 66,200 67,300 No

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

1.7 122,400 124,500 No

Lancaster, PA

1.7 256,300 260,600 No

Lynchburg, VA

1.7 105,300 107,100 No

Madison, WI

1.7 406,000 412,700 No

Racine, WI

1.7 77,300 78,600 No

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

1.7 1,347,500 1,369,900 Yes

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

1.7 779,500 792,700 No

Amarillo, TX

1.6 121,300 123,300 No

Brunswick, GA

1.6 43,800 44,500 No

Florence, SC

1.6 89,100 90,500 No

Glens Falls, NY

1.6 55,100 56,000 No

Jackson, TN

1.6 69,400 70,500 No

Manhattan, KS

1.6 43,000 43,700 No

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1.6 1,998,500 2,030,200 Yes

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

1.6 117,900 119,800 No

Reading, PA

1.6 180,500 183,400 No

Richmond, VA

1.6 675,200 686,100 No

Saginaw, MI

1.6 89,000 90,400 No

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

1.6 103,200 104,900 No

Tuscaloosa, AL

1.6 109,100 110,800 No

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

1.6 3,310,200 3,363,800 Yes

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

1.5 45,600 46,300 No

Dothan, AL

1.5 58,200 59,100 No

Hinesville, GA

1.5 20,500 20,800 No

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

1.5 657,600 667,500 No

Modesto, CA

1.5 176,400 179,100 No

Morgantown, WV

1.5 73,200 74,300 No

Portland-South Portland, ME

1.5 207,800 211,000 No

St. Joseph, MO-KS

1.5 65,100 66,100 No

St. Louis, MO-IL

1.5 1,384,000 1,404,200 Yes

Visalia-Porterville, CA

1.5 127,500 129,400 No

Abilene, TX

1.4 69,800 70,800 No

Bismarck, ND

1.4 72,800 73,800 No

Burlington, NC

1.4 62,100 63,000 No

Danbury, CT

1.4 79,600 80,700 No

Fayetteville, NC

1.4 132,000 133,900 No

Grand Forks, ND-MN

1.4 56,600 57,400 No

Greensboro-High Point, NC

1.4 363,200 368,300 No

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

1.4 581,300 589,700 No

Kansas City, MO-KS

1.4 1,096,900 1,112,500 Yes

Kingston, NY

1.4 63,000 63,900 No

New Haven, CT

1.4 285,600 289,600 No

Springfield, MA-CT

1.4 340,300 345,000 No

Terre Haute, IN

1.4 71,900 72,900 No

Altoona, PA

1.3 61,400 62,200 No

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

1.3 572,200 579,700 No

Chattanooga, TN-GA

1.3 261,700 265,100 No

Fargo, ND-MN

1.3 141,500 143,400 No

Johnstown, PA

1.3 55,600 56,300 No

Mansfield, OH

1.3 52,600 53,300 No

Medford, OR

1.3 89,000 90,200 No

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

1.3 87,500 88,600 No

Waco, TX

1.3 121,600 123,200 No

Bowling Green, KY

1.2 78,000 78,900 No

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

1.2 4,730,900 4,789,300 Yes

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

1.2 187,100 189,300 No

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

1.2 77,600 78,500 No

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

1.2 80,300 81,300 No

Macon-Bibb County, GA

1.2 103,700 104,900 No

Monroe, MI

1.2 42,500 43,000 No

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

1.2 9,838,200 9,953,700 Yes

Odessa, TX

1.2 75,600 76,500 No

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

1.2 596,200 603,500 No

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

1.2 117,100 118,500 No

Warner Robins, GA

1.2 74,200 75,100 No

Wichita Falls, TX

1.2 59,300 60,000 No

Ames, IA

1.1 55,500 56,100 No

Baton Rouge, LA

1.1 408,300 412,800 No

Billings, MT

1.1 85,100 86,000 No

Cheyenne, WY

1.1 46,300 46,800 No

Duluth, MN-WI

1.1 137,900 139,400 No

Flint, MI

1.1 141,800 143,400 No

Hot Springs, AR

1.1 37,500 37,900 No

Midland, MI

1.1 37,100 37,500 No

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

1.1 131,000 132,500 No

Sheboygan, WI

1.1 63,200 63,900 No

Syracuse, NY

1.1 321,400 324,900 No

Barnstable Town, MA

1.0 102,400 103,400 No

Decatur, IL

1.0 51,500 52,000 No

Harrisonburg, VA

1.0 68,800 69,500 No

Lafayette, LA

1.0 201,300 203,300 No

Lexington-Fayette, KY

1.0 283,700 286,500 No

Longview, TX

1.0 97,400 98,400 No

St. Cloud, MN

1.0 110,800 111,900 No

Toledo, OH

1.0 310,900 313,900 No

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

0.9 242,700 244,900 No

East Stroudsburg, PA

0.9 58,500 59,000 No

Grand Island, NE

0.9 42,400 42,800 No

Iowa City, IA

0.9 102,200 103,100 No

Laredo, TX

0.9 105,000 105,900 No

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

0.9 6,169,000 6,225,800 Yes

Monroe, LA

0.9 79,100 79,800 No

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

0.9 98,900 99,800 No

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

0.8 47,300 47,700 No

Casper, WY

0.8 38,600 38,900 No

Cedar Rapids, IA

0.8 145,200 146,300 No

Champaign-Urbana, IL

0.8 112,500 113,400 No

Columbia, MO

0.8 101,600 102,400 No

Knoxville, TN

0.8 400,100 403,300 No

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

0.8 870,400 877,200 No

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

0.8 61,900 62,400 No

Pittsburgh, PA

0.8 1,193,900 1,203,500 No

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

0.8 1,056,300 1,065,000 No

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

0.8 185,600 187,000 No

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

0.7 2,023,000 2,036,200 No

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

0.7 55,800 56,200 No

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

0.7 149,900 151,000 No

Lincoln, NE

0.7 190,600 191,900 No

Rome, GA

0.7 41,500 41,800 No

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

0.7 268,600 270,600 No

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

0.7 41,000 41,300 No

Albany, GA

0.6 64,000 64,400 No

Asheville, NC

0.6 194,500 195,600 No

Bay City, MI

0.6 35,800 36,000 No

Cleveland, TN

0.6 50,600 50,900 No

Eugene, OR

0.6 162,500 163,500 No

Farmington, NM

0.6 49,400 49,700 No

Joplin, MO

0.6 82,200 82,700 No

Leominster-Gardner, MA

0.6 53,900 54,200 No

Montgomery, AL

0.6 179,300 180,400 No

Rockford, IL

0.6 153,000 153,900 No

Santa Fe, NM

0.6 63,000 63,400 No

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

0.6 33,400 33,600 No

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

0.6 144,800 145,700 No

Spartanburg, SC

0.6 156,800 157,700 No

Wilmington, NC

0.6 126,200 127,000 No

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

0.5 476,900 479,300 No

Canton-Massillon, OH

0.5 174,500 175,400 No

Corvallis, OR

0.5 43,600 43,800 No

Cumberland, MD-WV

0.5 39,700 39,900 No

Evansville, IN-KY

0.5 164,200 165,000 No

Fort Smith, AR-OK

0.5 112,400 113,000 No

Goldsboro, NC

0.5 42,000 42,200 No

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

0.5 39,500 39,700 No

Johnson City, TN

0.5 80,700 81,100 No

Pittsfield, MA

0.5 41,600 41,800 No

Pueblo, CO

0.5 62,700 63,000 No

Rochester, NY

0.5 542,900 545,600 No

Texarkana, TX-AR

0.5 60,700 61,000 No

Utica-Rome, NY

0.5 127,400 128,100 No

Danville, IL

0.4 28,300 28,400 No

Greenville, NC

0.4 80,900 81,200 No

Jackson, MS

0.4 284,800 285,800 No

Las Cruces, NM

0.4 70,800 71,100 No

Lawton, OK

0.4 46,000 46,200 No

Carson City, NV

0.3 31,000 31,100 No

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

0.3 204,000 204,600 No

Gadsden, AL

0.3 38,500 38,600 No

Great Falls, MT

0.3 36,100 36,200 No

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

0.3 155,500 156,000 No

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

0.3 91,000 91,300 No

Alexandria, LA

0.2 62,500 62,600 No

Anchorage, AK

0.2 172,300 172,600 No

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

0.2 42,700 42,800 No

Carbondale-Marion, IL

0.2 57,600 57,700 No

Lebanon, PA

0.2 52,900 53,000 No

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

0.2 679,100 680,400 No

New Bern, NC

0.2 44,800 44,900 No

Owensboro, KY

0.2 54,800 54,900 No

Peoria, IL

0.2 172,200 172,600 No

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

0.1 125,400 125,500 No

Napa, CA

0.1 71,400 71,500 No

Savannah, GA

0.1 179,200 179,300 No

Wheeling, WV-OH

0.1 67,200 67,300 No

Bloomington, IL

0.0 94,100 94,100 No

Lawrence, KS

0.0 54,400 54,400 No

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

0.0 40,100 40,100 No

Topeka, KS

0.0 112,000 112,000 No

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

0.0 60,000 60,000 No

Waterbury, CT

0.0 67,800 67,800 No

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

0.0 219,800 219,800 No

Binghamton, NY

-0.1 105,300 105,200 No

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-0.1 179,700 179,500 No

State College, PA

-0.1 80,400 80,300 No

Dayton, OH

-0.2 398,000 397,300 No

Dubuque, IA

-0.2 60,600 60,500 No

Muskegon, MI

-0.2 65,000 64,900 No

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

-0.2 42,000 41,900 No

Janesville-Beloit, WI

-0.3 69,000 68,800 No

Jefferson City, MO

-0.3 77,100 76,900 No

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-0.4 139,900 139,400 No

Muncie, IN

-0.4 53,100 52,900 No

Rochester, MN

-0.4 120,700 120,200 No

Rocky Mount, NC

-0.4 56,900 56,700 No

Springfield, IL

-0.4 112,900 112,500 No

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

-0.5 164,200 163,300 No

Bloomington, IN

-0.5 77,000 76,600 No

Erie, PA

-0.7 128,700 127,800 No

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-0.7 41,800 41,500 No

Jackson, MI

-0.8 58,900 58,400 No

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

-0.8 51,600 51,200 No

Williamsport, PA

-0.8 53,300 52,900 No

Bangor, ME

-0.9 67,300 66,700 No

Yuba City, CA

-0.9 44,500 44,100 No

Beckley, WV

-1.1 45,000 44,500 No

Charleston, WV

-1.2 117,600 116,200 No

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-1.2 86,100 85,100 No

Pine Bluff, AR

-1.2 33,200 32,800 No

Victoria, TX

-1.2 41,100 40,600 No

Elmira, NY

-1.3 37,300 36,800 No

Lima, OH

-1.3 54,100 53,400 No

Fairbanks, AK

-1.4 36,700 36,200 No

Panama City, FL

-1.8 84,100 82,600 No
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary

Over the last 12 months ending December 2018, nonfarm employment rose in 39 of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, while employment was essentially unchanged in 12 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+4.0 percent), Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona (+3.7 percent), and Austin-Round Rock, Texas, and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (+3.5 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 — December 2018." We also have more charts on metropolitan area employment and unemployment.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Midland, Colorado Springs, and Reno had largest percent employment gains in 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/midland-colorado-springs-and-reno-had-largest-percent-employment-gains-in-2018.htm (visited March 22, 2019).

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