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Ocean City, New Jersey, had largest 12-month percentage employment gain in April 2019

June 03, 2019

In April 2019, 46 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment and 343 were essentially unchanged. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Ocean City, New Jersey (+8.5 percent), Reno, Nevada (+5.6 percent), and Gainesville, Georgia (+5.2 percent).

Over-the-year change in total nonfarm employment for metropolitan areas, April 2019, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area Over-the-year percent change Employment, April 2018 Employment, April 2019 Over-the-year change in employment Statistically significant

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-3.1% 87,000 84,300 -2,700 No

Panama City, FL

-2.2 86,100 84,200 -1,900 No

Morgantown, WV

-2.1 71,900 70,400 -1,500 No

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-1.9 221,100 216,900 -4,200 No

Grand Forks, ND-MN

-1.6 56,100 55,200 -900 No

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

-1.5 79,800 78,600 -1,200 No

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

-1.4 107,600 106,100 -1,500 No

Williamsport, PA

-1.3 54,000 53,300 -700 No

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-1.2 181,400 179,200 -2,200 No

Bloomington, IL

-1.1 94,000 93,000 -1,000 No

Iowa City, IA

-1.1 102,500 101,400 -1,100 No

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-1.0 41,400 41,000 -400 No

Midland, MI

-1.0 38,100 37,700 -400 No

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

-1.0 41,400 41,000 -400 No

Bay City, MI

-0.9 35,200 34,900 -300 No

Fairbanks, AK

-0.8 37,100 36,800 -300 No

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-0.7 40,300 40,000 -300 No

Greenville, NC

-0.7 81,600 81,000 -600 No

Charleston, WV

-0.7 110,600 109,800 -800 No

Jacksonville, NC

-0.6 50,200 49,900 -300 No

Alexandria, LA

-0.6 62,000 61,600 -400 No

Billings, MT

-0.6 85,700 85,200 -500 No

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-0.6 134,900 134,100 -800 No

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

-0.5 43,300 43,100 -200 No

Longview, TX

-0.5 97,300 96,800 -500 No

Worcester, MA-CT

-0.5 287,500 286,200 -1,300 No

Danville, IL

-0.4 27,900 27,800 -100 No

Muncie, IN

-0.4 51,700 51,500 -200 No

Monroe, LA

-0.4 78,500 78,200 -300 No

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

-0.4 264,700 263,600 -1,100 No

Elmira, NY

-0.3 36,900 36,800 -100 No

Pine Bluff, AR

-0.3 33,300 33,200 -100 No

Fort Smith, AR-OK

-0.3 114,600 114,300 -300 No

Utica-Rome, NY

-0.3 128,100 127,700 -400 No

Lincoln, NE

-0.3 191,300 190,800 -500 No

Toledo, OH

-0.3 311,100 310,200 -900 No

El Centro, CA

-0.2 52,400 52,300 -100 No

Grand Island, NE

-0.2 42,300 42,200 -100 No

Owensboro, KY

-0.2 54,600 54,500 -100 No

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

-0.1 142,800 142,700 -100 No

Jefferson City, MO

-0.1 76,800 76,700 -100 No

Racine, WI

-0.1 78,200 78,100 -100 No

Portland-South Portland, ME

-0.1 206,600 206,300 -300 No

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

0.0 47,200 47,200 0 No

Appleton, WI

-3.1 125,100 125,100 0 No

Battle Creek, MI

0.0 58,000 58,000 0 No

Burlington, NC

0.0 62,500 62,500 0 No

Cedar Rapids, IA

0.0 144,800 144,800 0 No

Champaign-Urbana, IL

0.0 113,700 113,700 0 No

Enid, OK

0.0 25,400 25,400 0 No

Farmington, NM

0.0 48,400 48,400 0 No

Lewiston, ID-WA

0.0 28,400 28,400 0 No

Manhattan, KS

0.0 44,100 44,100 0 No

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

0.0 128,700 128,700 0 No

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

0.0 98,100 98,100 0 No

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

0.0 38,300 38,300 0 No

Pittsfield, MA

0.0 40,000 40,000 0 No

Pueblo, CO

0.0 63,000 63,000 0 No

Sebring, FL

0.0 26,400 26,400 0 No

Terre Haute, IN

0.0 71,100 71,100 0 No

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

0.0 239,200 239,100 -100 No

Baton Rouge, LA

0.1 411,000 411,600 600 No

Akron, OH

0.1 340,400 340,700 300 No

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

0.1 141,700 141,900 200 No

Abilene, TX

0.1 70,400 70,500 100 No

Bangor, ME

0.1 67,600 67,700 100 No

Columbia, MO

0.1 101,300 101,400 100 No

Flagstaff, AZ

0.1 68,400 68,500 100 No

Modesto, CA

0.1 178,700 178,800 100 No

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

0.2 792,800 794,400 1,600 No

Dayton, OH

0.2 390,500 391,400 900 No

New Haven, CT

0.2 286,400 287,000 600 No

York-Hanover, PA

0.2 187,200 187,600 400 No

Duluth, MN-WI

0.2 137,000 137,300 300 No

Binghamton, NY

0.2 103,900 104,100 200 No

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

0.2 54,500 54,600 100 No

Goldsboro, NC

0.2 41,500 41,600 100 No

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

0.2 40,800 40,900 100 No

Rocky Mount, NC

0.2 55,800 55,900 100 No

Victoria, TX

0.2 41,700 41,800 100 No

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

0.3 2,018,900 2,025,400 6,500 No

Madison, WI

0.3 402,600 403,900 1,300 No

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

0.3 346,000 347,200 1,200 No

Saginaw, MI

0.3 86,800 87,100 300 No

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

0.3 92,200 92,500 300 No

Bloomington, IN

0.3 79,600 79,800 200 No

Gettysburg, PA

0.3 35,600 35,700 100 No

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

0.3 33,700 33,800 100 No

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

0.4 1,993,100 2,000,100 7,000 No

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

0.4 579,100 581,600 2,500 No

Las Cruces, NM

0.4 74,300 74,600 300 No

Waterbury, CT

0.4 68,400 68,700 300 No

Decatur, IL

0.4 51,600 51,800 200 No

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

0.4 56,900 57,100 200 No

New Bern, NC

0.4 44,700 44,900 200 No

Stockton-Lodi, CA

0.5 239,800 241,100 1,300 No

Erie, PA

0.5 127,800 128,500 700 No

Fargo, ND-MN

0.5 140,800 141,500 700 No

Amarillo, TX

0.5 120,300 120,900 600 No

Eau Claire, WI

0.5 87,600 88,000 400 No

Altoona, PA

0.5 61,600 61,900 300 No

East Stroudsburg, PA

0.5 58,100 58,400 300 No

Johnstown, PA

0.5 54,800 55,100 300 No

Pittsburgh, PA

0.6 1,185,900 1,193,200 7,300 No

Rochester, NY

0.6 538,500 541,800 3,300 No

Albuquerque, NM

0.6 393,500 396,000 2,500 No

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

0.6 373,900 376,300 2,400 No

Greensboro-High Point, NC

0.6 361,400 363,700 2,300 No

Canton-Massillon, OH

0.6 174,200 175,200 1,000 No

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

0.6 144,300 145,200 900 No

Columbus, GA-AL

0.6 122,400 123,100 700 No

Athens-Clarke County, GA

0.6 98,000 98,600 600 No

Macon-Bibb County, GA

0.6 103,100 103,700 600 No

Danbury, CT

0.6 77,000 77,500 500 No

Johnson City, TN

0.6 81,700 82,200 500 No

Prescott, AZ

0.6 65,800 66,200 400 No

Santa Fe, NM

0.6 63,200 63,600 400 No

Morristown, TN

0.6 46,500 46,800 300 No

Springfield, OH

0.6 50,200 50,500 300 No

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

0.7 2,764,200 2,783,200 19,000 No

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

0.7 404,600 407,600 3,000 No

Lancaster, PA

0.7 256,600 258,300 1,700 No

Ann Arbor, MI

0.7 225,000 226,500 1,500 No

Lafayette, LA

0.7 203,300 204,700 1,400 No

Corpus Christi, TX

0.7 193,800 195,100 1,300 No

Roanoke, VA

0.7 161,700 162,900 1,200 No

Charlottesville, VA

0.7 120,200 121,100 900 No

Lake Charles, LA

0.7 117,700 118,500 800 No

Portsmouth, NH-ME

0.7 92,100 92,700 600 No

Lawrence, KS

0.7 54,300 54,700 400 No

California-Lexington Park, MD

0.7 45,800 46,100 300 No

Hammond, LA

0.7 45,600 45,900 300 No

Lawton, OK

0.7 45,200 45,500 300 No

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

0.8 869,700 876,900 7,200 No

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

0.8 668,400 673,700 5,300 No

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

0.8 590,500 595,400 4,900 No

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

0.8 564,200 568,900 4,700 No

Columbia, SC

0.8 399,200 402,500 3,300 No

Reading, PA

0.8 180,000 181,500 1,500 No

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

0.8 156,000 157,200 1,200 No

Barnstable Town, MA

0.8 101,700 102,500 800 No

Albany, GA

0.8 62,600 63,100 500 No

Wichita Falls, TX

0.8 59,700 60,200 500 No

Lima, OH

0.8 52,900 53,300 400 No

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

0.9 3,300,400 3,330,200 29,800 No

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

0.9 470,500 474,700 4,200 No

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

0.9 316,700 319,400 2,700 No

Anchorage, AK

0.9 173,500 175,000 1,500 No

Manchester, NH

0.9 114,400 115,400 1,000 No

Redding, CA

0.9 66,700 67,300 600 No

Dothan, AL

0.9 58,800 59,300 500 No

Beckley, WV

0.9 43,200 43,600 400 No

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

1.0 1,063,700 1,074,000 10,300 No

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

1.0 559,500 565,200 5,700 No

Urban Honolulu, HI

1.0 476,900 481,600 4,700 No

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

1.0 360,400 363,900 3,500 No

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

1.0 154,400 155,900 1,500 No

Springfield, IL

1.0 114,100 115,200 1,100 No

Topeka, KS

1.0 112,400 113,500 1,100 No

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

1.0 79,400 80,200 800 No

Dover, DE

1.0 69,800 70,500 700 No

Jackson, MI

1.0 58,800 59,400 600 No

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

1.0 58,200 58,800 600 No

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1.1 1,493,100 1,509,100 16,000 No

Tulsa, OK

1.1 452,200 457,000 4,800 No

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

1.1 309,600 313,100 3,500 No

Mobile, AL

1.1 185,400 187,500 2,100 No

Montgomery, AL

1.1 177,300 179,200 1,900 No

Evansville, IN-KY

1.1 161,800 163,600 1,800 No

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

1.1 149,500 151,200 1,700 No

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

1.1 140,700 142,200 1,500 No

Fayetteville, NC

1.1 131,600 133,100 1,500 No

Joplin, MO

1.1 81,300 82,200 900 No

Napa, CA

1.1 74,200 75,000 800 No

Muskegon, MI

1.1 64,700 65,400 700 No

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

1.1 56,900 57,500 600 No

Glens Falls, NY

1.1 53,200 53,800 600 No

Brunswick, GA

1.1 45,100 45,600 500 No

Cheyenne, WY

1.1 46,200 46,700 500 No

Kankakee, IL

1.1 45,800 46,300 500 No

Wenatchee, WA

1.1 45,400 45,900 500 No

Yuba City, CA

1.1 44,400 44,900 500 No

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

1.2 6,146,700 6,220,800 74,100 Yes

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.2 1,413,400 1,430,800 17,400 No

Raleigh, NC

1.2 632,700 640,300 7,600 No

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

1.2 501,300 507,500 6,200 No

Winston-Salem, NC

1.2 267,100 270,200 3,100 No

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

1.2 185,500 187,800 2,300 No

Eugene, OR

1.2 161,800 163,800 2,000 No

Yakima, WA

1.2 86,900 87,900 1,000 No

Texarkana, TX-AR

1.2 59,600 60,300 700 No

Fond du Lac, WI

1.2 48,400 49,000 600 No

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

1.3 2,936,700 2,975,100 38,400 Yes

Columbus, OH

1.3 1,090,900 1,105,500 14,600 No

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

1.3 1,062,000 1,075,500 13,500 No

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

1.3 644,600 653,100 8,500 No

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

1.3 424,900 430,300 5,400 No

Santa Rosa, CA

1.3 207,800 210,600 2,800 No

Savannah, GA

1.3 183,000 185,300 2,300 No

Lubbock, TX

1.3 148,200 150,200 2,000 No

Salisbury, MD-DE

1.3 158,600 160,600 2,000 No

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

1.3 125,400 127,000 1,600 No

Bismarck, ND

1.3 71,200 72,100 900 No

Janesville-Beloit, WI

1.3 69,500 70,400 900 No

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

1.3 61,800 62,600 800 No

St. Joseph, MO-KS

1.3 63,000 63,800 800 No

Mansfield, OH

1.3 52,600 53,300 700 No

Hot Springs, AR

1.3 39,400 39,900 500 No

Longview, WA

1.3 39,900 40,400 500 No

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

1.4 9,792,100 9,931,700 139,600 Yes

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1.4 1,480,000 1,500,400 20,400 Yes

Kansas City, MO-KS

1.4 1,094,200 1,109,300 15,100 No

Gainesville, FL

1.4 146,600 148,600 2,000 No

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

1.4 59,200 60,000 800 No

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

1.4 50,600 51,300 700 No

Corvallis, OR

1.4 44,400 45,000 600 No

Great Falls, MT

1.4 35,800 36,300 500 No

Richmond, VA

1.5 675,300 685,200 9,900 No

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

1.5 310,100 314,600 4,500 No

Salem, OR

1.5 168,000 170,600 2,600 No

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

1.5 165,000 167,500 2,500 No

Rockford, IL

1.5 151,900 154,200 2,300 No

Visalia-Porterville, CA

1.5 126,400 128,300 1,900 No

Wilmington, NC

1.5 130,100 132,000 1,900 No

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

1.5 103,300 104,900 1,600 No

Dubuque, IA

1.5 60,500 61,400 900 No

Lebanon, PA

1.5 53,400 54,200 800 No

Twin Falls, ID

1.5 46,100 46,800 700 No

Cumberland, MD-WV

1.5 39,100 39,700 600 No

Kokomo, IN

1.5 41,000 41,600 600 No

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

1.6 4,698,400 4,772,400 74,000 Yes

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

1.6 1,499,300 1,523,300 24,000 Yes

St. Louis, MO-IL

1.6 1,386,000 1,408,700 22,700 Yes

Jacksonville, FL

1.6 706,800 718,400 11,600 No

Wichita, KS

1.6 298,500 303,400 4,900 No

Green Bay, WI

1.6 178,900 181,700 2,800 No

Rochester, MN

1.6 121,100 123,000 1,900 No

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

1.6 118,900 120,800 1,900 No

Waco, TX

1.6 120,900 122,800 1,900 No

Lynchburg, VA

1.6 104,600 106,300 1,700 No

Merced, CA

1.6 68,500 69,600 1,100 No

Missoula, MT

1.6 62,200 63,200 1,000 No

Sheboygan, WI

1.6 62,400 63,400 1,000 No

Ames, IA

1.6 54,900 55,800 900 No

Oklahoma City, OK

1.7 647,000 658,200 11,200 No

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

1.7 577,900 587,900 10,000 No

El Paso, TX

1.7 316,700 322,200 5,500 No

Lexington-Fayette, KY

1.7 277,000 281,600 4,600 No

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

1.7 245,600 249,700 4,100 No

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

1.7 104,500 106,300 1,800 No

Chico, CA

1.7 83,300 84,700 1,400 No

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

1.7 77,000 78,300 1,300 No

New Bedford, MA

1.7 66,400 67,500 1,100 No

Monroe, MI

1.7 41,400 42,100 700 No

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

1.8 2,767,600 2,817,700 50,100 Yes

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

1.8 1,350,400 1,375,100 24,700 Yes

Tucson, AZ

1.8 383,200 390,200 7,000 No

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

1.8 259,000 263,600 4,600 No

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

1.8 204,600 208,300 3,700 No

Spartanburg, SC

1.8 159,000 161,900 2,900 No

Flint, MI

1.8 140,200 142,700 2,500 No

Laredo, TX

1.8 104,700 106,600 1,900 No

San Angelo, TX

1.8 49,800 50,700 900 No

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

1.8 44,900 45,700 800 No

Casper, WY

1.8 38,600 39,300 700 No

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

1.9 536,600 546,900 10,300 Yes

Knoxville, TN

1.9 399,900 407,500 7,600 Yes

Colorado Springs, CO

1.9 290,500 296,000 5,500 No

Jackson, MS

1.9 279,800 285,200 5,400 No

Chattanooga, TN-GA

1.9 260,500 265,400 4,900 No

Huntsville, AL

1.9 237,800 242,200 4,400 No

Fort Wayne, IN

1.9 223,300 227,500 4,200 No

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

1.9 181,800 185,300 3,500 No

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

1.9 121,400 123,700 2,300 No

Medford, OR

1.9 88,600 90,300 1,700 No

Wausau, WI

1.9 72,300 73,700 1,400 No

Harrisonburg, VA

1.9 68,800 70,100 1,300 No

Jackson, TN

1.9 68,900 70,200 1,300 No

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

2.0 1,054,400 1,075,300 20,900 Yes

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

2.0 369,500 377,000 7,500 Yes

Peoria, IL

2.0 173,300 176,700 3,400 No

Bowling Green, KY

2.0 76,700 78,200 1,500 No

Warner Robins, GA

2.0 76,100 77,600 1,500 No

Ithaca, NY

2.0 66,300 67,600 1,300 No

Leominster-Gardner, MA

2.0 53,800 54,900 1,100 No

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

2.0 50,600 51,600 1,000 No

Albany, OR

2.0 45,900 46,800 900 No

Cleveland, TN

2.0 46,000 46,900 900 No

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

2.1 1,189,600 1,214,000 24,400 Yes

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

2.1 1,102,900 1,126,100 23,200 Yes

Florence, SC

2.1 91,000 92,900 1,900 No

Rapid City, SD

2.1 67,400 68,800 1,400 No

Jonesboro, AR

2.1 58,100 59,300 1,200 No

Valdosta, GA

2.1 56,000 57,200 1,200 No

Madera, CA

2.1 38,100 38,900 800 No

Homosassa Springs, FL

2.1 33,600 34,300 700 No

Springfield, MA-CT

2.2 337,800 345,100 7,300 Yes

Syracuse, NY

2.2 318,300 325,300 7,000 No

Bakersfield, CA

2.2 265,900 271,700 5,800 No

Springfield, MO

2.2 216,500 221,300 4,800 No

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

2.2 116,300 118,900 2,600 No

Rome, GA

2.2 41,500 42,400 900 No

Sumter, SC

2.2 40,200 41,100 900 No

Pocatello, ID

2.2 36,900 37,700 800 No

Grants Pass, OR

2.2 27,100 27,700 600 No

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2.3 2,676,000 2,737,800 61,800 Yes

Salt Lake City, UT

2.3 726,900 743,500 16,600 Yes

Tallahassee, FL

2.3 185,900 190,200 4,300 No

Tyler, TX

2.3 105,300 107,700 2,400 No

Winchester, VA-WV

2.3 64,400 65,900 1,500 No

Columbus, IN

2.3 53,000 54,200 1,200 No

College Station-Bryan, TX

2.4 120,400 123,300 2,900 No

Greeley, CO

2.4 109,100 111,700 2,600 No

St. Cloud, MN

2.4 108,800 111,400 2,600 No

Bellingham, WA

2.4 95,600 97,900 2,300 No

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

2.4 92,500 94,700 2,200 No

Clarksville, TN-KY

2.4 92,300 94,500 2,200 No

Gadsden, AL

2.4 37,900 38,800 900 No

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

2.5 1,201,300 1,231,100 29,800 Yes

Austin-Round Rock, TX

2.5 1,062,900 1,089,000 26,100 Yes

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

2.5 363,100 372,000 8,900 No

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

2.5 183,600 188,100 4,500 No

Logan, UT-ID

2.5 63,600 65,200 1,600 No

Yuma, AZ

2.5 55,400 56,800 1,400 No

Sherman-Denison, TX

2.5 47,400 48,600 1,200 No

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

2.6 999,200 1,025,300 26,100 Yes

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

2.6 264,600 271,400 6,800 No

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

2.6 249,600 256,100 6,500 Yes

Killeen-Temple, TX

2.6 142,800 146,500 3,700 No

Ocala, FL

2.6 104,300 107,000 2,700 No

Kingston, NY

2.6 62,400 64,000 1,600 No

Carbondale-Marion, IL

2.6 58,300 59,800 1,500 No

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2.7 2,426,600 2,491,300 64,700 Yes

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

2.7 1,117,200 1,147,100 29,900 Yes

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

2.7 992,800 1,019,400 26,600 Yes

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

2.7 152,600 156,700 4,100 No

Bend-Redmond, OR

2.7 83,800 86,100 2,300 No

Odessa, TX

2.7 80,200 82,400 2,200 No

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

2.7 77,600 79,700 2,100 No

Decatur, AL

2.7 55,200 56,700 1,500 No

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

2.8 3,065,100 3,151,300 86,200 Yes

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

2.8 2,029,700 2,086,700 57,000 Yes

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

2.8 1,004,900 1,032,700 27,800 Yes

Trenton, NJ

2.8 272,600 280,300 7,700 Yes

Dalton, GA

2.8 67,500 69,400 1,900 No

Boulder, CO

2.9 193,700 199,400 5,700 No

Fort Collins, CO

2.9 169,600 174,500 4,900 No

Tuscaloosa, AL

2.9 109,400 112,600 3,200 No

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

2.9 51,000 52,500 1,500 No

Hinesville, GA

2.9 20,500 21,100 600 No

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

3.0 226,100 232,800 6,700 Yes

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

3.0 119,700 123,300 3,600 No

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

3.0 87,600 90,200 2,600 No

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

3.0 82,100 84,600 2,500 No

Grand Junction, CO

3.0 64,200 66,100 1,900 No

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

3.0 53,700 55,300 1,600 No

State College, PA

3.1 81,200 83,700 2,500 No

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

3.1 61,100 63,000 1,900 No

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.2 3,649,000 3,764,600 115,600 Yes

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

3.2 2,101,300 2,169,300 68,000 Yes

Asheville, NC

3.2 195,000 201,300 6,300 Yes

Salinas, CA

3.2 142,400 146,900 4,500 No

Coeur d'Alene, ID

3.2 64,800 66,900 2,100 No

Sioux Falls, SD

3.3 155,800 161,000 5,200 Yes

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

3.3 51,000 52,700 1,700 No

The Villages, FL

3.3 30,000 31,000 1,000 No

Provo-Orem, UT

3.4 262,400 271,400 9,000 Yes

Auburn-Opelika, AL

3.4 65,000 67,200 2,200 No

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

3.5 1,289,200 1,333,800 44,600 Yes

Kennewick-Richland, WA

3.5 115,600 119,600 4,000 No

Midland, TX

3.6 106,400 110,200 3,800 No

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

3.7 273,000 283,100 10,100 Yes

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

3.7 222,200 230,400 8,200 Yes

Port St. Lucie, FL

3.7 151,700 157,300 5,600 No

Punta Gorda, FL

3.7 49,200 51,000 1,800 No

Carson City, NV

3.7 30,000 31,100 1,100 No

Fresno, CA

3.8 351,400 364,900 13,500 Yes

Boise City, ID

3.9 329,200 342,000 12,800 Yes

Walla Walla, WA

3.9 27,900 29,000 1,100 No

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

4.0 173,000 180,000 7,000 No

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

4.1 259,800 270,400 10,600 Yes

St. George, UT

4.4 68,500 71,500 3,000 No

Idaho Falls, ID

4.6 66,900 70,000 3,100 Yes

Hattiesburg, MS

4.6 64,800 67,800 3,000 No

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

4.8 127,000 133,100 6,100 Yes

Gainesville, GA

5.2 91,000 95,700 4,700 Yes

Wheeling, WV-OH

5.3 65,700 69,200 3,500 No

Reno, NV

5.6 241,400 254,800 13,400 Yes

Ocean City, NJ

8.5 37,700 40,900 3,200 Yes

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in large metropolitan areas (areas with a 2010 Census population of at least 1 million) occurred in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+3.5 percent), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona (+3.2 percent each), and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas; Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee; and Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (+2.8 percent each).

The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+139,600), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+115,600), and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (+86,200).

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 — April 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, Ocean City, New Jersey, had largest 12-month percentage employment gain in April 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/ocean-city-nj-had-largest-12-month-percentage-employment-gain-in-april-2019.htm (visited September 27, 2020).

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