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Nonfarm employment rises 9.4 percent in Ocean City, New Jersey, over the year ending September 2019

November 14, 2019

Nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 56 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in the remaining 333 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Ocean City, New Jersey (+9.4 percent), Ithaca, New York (+6.5 percent), and Wilmington, North Carolina (+6.4 percent).

Change in nonfarm employment by metropolitan area, September 2018 to September 2019, by ten largest percent gains and losses
Metropolitan area Percent change Employment change

Ocean City, NJ

9.4% 4,500

Ithaca, NY

6.5 4,200

Wilmington, NC

6.4 8,000

Reno, NV

5.4 13,300

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

4.8 8,300

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

4.3 11,400

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

4.1 10,900

Kennewick-Richland, WA

4 4,700

Bend-Redmond, OR

3.9 3,300

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

3.8 3,100

Muncie, IN

-1.3 -700

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-1.3 -2,800

Grand Island, NE

-1.4 -600

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-1.4 -2,500

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-1.5 -600

Enid, OK

-1.6 -400

Bay City, MI

-1.7 -600

Panama City, FL

-2.3 -2,000

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

-2.6 -2,800

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-2.8 -2,400

The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment occurred in Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana (−2.8 percent), Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana (−2.6 percent), and Panama City, Florida (−2.3 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 — September 2019." Also see the Charts related to the latest "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment" news release.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm employment rises 9.4 percent in Ocean City, New Jersey, over the year ending September 2019 at (visited July 20, 2024).

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