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377 metropolitan areas had over-the-year decreases in nonfarm payroll employment in April 2020

June 11, 2020

In April, 377 metropolitan areas had over-the-year decreases in nonfarm payroll employment and 12 were essentially unchanged. The largest over-the-year percentage losses in employment occurred in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (−32.9 percent), Norwich-New London-Westerly, Connecticut-Rhode Island (−27.4 percent), and Barnstable Town, Massachusetts (−25.0 percent).

Change in metropolitan area employment, April 2019 to April 2020
Metropolitan area Percent change Net change

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

-32.9 -43,400

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

-27.4 -35,300

Barnstable Town, MA

-25.0 -25,500

East Stroudsburg, PA

-24.8 -14,700

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

-24.8 -19,900

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

-24.5 -497,100

Flint, MI

-24.4 -34,600

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

-24.4 -138,200

Jackson, MI

-23.4 -13,700

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

-23.3 -41,000

Battle Creek, MI

-23.2 -13,400

Bay City, MI

-22.9 -8,000

Saginaw, MI

-22.9 -20,000

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

-22.5 -31,300

Muskegon, MI

-21.8 -13,800

Brunswick, GA

-21.7 -9,700

Ocean City, NJ

-21.7 -8,300

Williamsport, PA

-21.6 -11,600

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

-20.7 -26,100

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

-20.7 -213,700

Gettysburg, PA

-20.4 -7,300

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

-20.3 -114,800

Lake Charles, LA

-20.3 -23,600

Monroe, MI

-20.3 -8,400

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

-20.2 -21,800

Bowling Green, KY

-20.0 -15,400

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

-19.9 -48,000

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

-19.6 -29,600

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

-19.6 -1,949,600

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

-19.4 -12,200

Toledo, OH

-19.4 -60,900

Midland, MI

-19.2 -7,300

Rochester, NY

-19.1 -103,800

Syracuse, NY

-18.7 -60,000

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

-18.4 -74,600

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

-18.4 -28,700

Asheville, NC

-18.3 -36,400

Danbury, CT

-18.3 -14,200

Greensboro-High Point, NC

-18.3 -67,100

Portsmouth, NH-ME

-18.3 -16,900

Flagstaff, AZ

-18.0 -12,400

Pittsfield, MA

-18.0 -7,300

Springfield, MA-CT

-18.0 -61,300

Peoria, IL

-17.9 -30,500

Akron, OH

-17.7 -60,500

Santa Rosa, CA

-17.7 -36,600

Wheeling, WV-OH

-17.7 -11,600

Wilmington, NC

-17.7 -23,600

Ames, IA

-17.6 -9,700

Decatur, IL

-17.6 -9,000

Eau Claire, WI

-17.6 -15,500

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-17.6 -38,300

Glens Falls, NY

-17.5 -9,300

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

-17.5 -104,600

Kokomo, IN

-17.3 -6,900

Utica-Rome, NY

-17.3 -22,300

Portland-South Portland, ME

-17.2 -35,900

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

-17.1 -13,800

Pittsburgh, PA

-17.1 -204,500

Columbus, IN

-17.0 -9,000

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

-17.0 -99,900

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

-16.8 -180,800

Lancaster, PA

-16.8 -43,600

New Bedford, MA

-16.8 -11,300

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

-16.7 -467,700

Burlington, NC

-16.7 -10,600

Leominster-Gardner, MA

-16.7 -8,900

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

-16.7 -43,900

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

-16.4 -9,100

Urban Honolulu, HI

-16.4 -77,100

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

-16.3 -109,600

Jackson, TN

-16.2 -11,300

Madison, WI

-16.2 -66,000

Erie, PA

-16.1 -20,600

Wenatchee, WA

-16.0 -7,300

Lewiston, ID-WA

-15.8 -4,500

Lima, OH

-15.8 -8,400

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

-15.7 -74,300

Punta Gorda, FL

-15.7 -7,900

Salisbury, MD-DE

-15.7 -25,300

Duluth, MN-WI

-15.6 -21,500

Manchester, NH

-15.6 -18,400

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

-15.6 -8,200

Rockford, IL

-15.6 -23,600

Worcester, MA-CT

-15.5 -45,100

Dubuque, IA

-15.4 -9,400

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

-15.4 -457,800

Waterbury, CT

-15.4 -10,500

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

-15.4 -6,300

Bend-Redmond, OR

-15.2 -13,000

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-15.2 -6,200

Mansfield, OH

-15.1 -7,900

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

-15.0 -12,100

Anchorage, AK

-14.9 -26,100

Cumberland, MD-WV

-14.9 -5,900

Goldsboro, NC

-14.9 -6,200

Johnstown, PA

-14.9 -8,100

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

-14.8 -164,900

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

-14.8 -37,800

Canton-Massillon, OH

-14.7 -25,600

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

-14.7 -916,200

Eugene, OR

-14.6 -23,800

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

-14.6 -15,300

Ann Arbor, MI

-14.5 -33,100

Fayetteville, NC

-14.5 -19,300

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

-14.5 -11,500

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

-14.5 -301,600

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

-14.5 -8,600

Charleston, WV

-14.4 -15,600

Ithaca, NY

-14.4 -9,500

Manhattan, KS

-14.4 -6,400

Farmington, NM

-14.3 -6,900

Savannah, GA

-14.3 -26,700

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

-14.3 -20,700

Bellingham, WA

-14.2 -13,800

Hot Springs, AR

-14.2 -5,700

Janesville-Beloit, WI

-14.2 -10,000

Reading, PA

-14.2 -26,000

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

-14.2 -143,900

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

-14.2 -349,700

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

-14.2 -17,200

Binghamton, NY

-14.0 -14,600

Corpus Christi, TX

-14.0 -27,300

New Haven, CT

-14.0 -40,400

Redding, CA

-14.0 -9,500

Winston-Salem, NC

-14.0 -38,000

Raleigh, NC

-13.9 -89,700

Salinas, CA

-13.9 -20,100

Green Bay, WI

-13.8 -24,900

Laredo, TX

-13.8 -14,900

Midland, TX

-13.8 -15,800

Fond du Lac, WI

-13.7 -6,700

Lexington-Fayette, KY

-13.6 -38,000

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-13.6 -5,700

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

-13.6 -181,000

Sheboygan, WI

-13.6 -8,600

Medford, OR

-13.5 -12,000

Odessa, TX

-13.5 -11,400

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

-13.4 -190,200

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

-13.4 -271,100

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

-13.4 -42,200

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

-13.3 -50,400

Grand Junction, CO

-13.3 -8,700

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

-13.3 -12,900

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

-13.3 -199,200

Santa Fe, NM

-13.3 -8,500

Altoona, PA

-13.2 -8,100

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

-13.2 -162,200

Lafayette, LA

-13.2 -27,100

Owensboro, KY

-13.2 -7,100

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

-13.1 -20,400

Lynchburg, VA

-13.1 -14,000

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

-13.1 -358,100

Appleton, WI

-13.0 -16,500

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

-13.0 -5,900

Elmira, NY

-13.0 -4,800

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

-13.0 -45,700

Salem, OR

-13.0 -22,200

Wausau, WI

-13.0 -9,500

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

-12.9 -610,900

Bloomington, IL

-12.8 -12,100

Fairbanks, AK

-12.8 -4,800

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

-12.8 -74,400

Terre Haute, IN

-12.8 -9,000

Baton Rouge, LA

-12.7 -52,800

Columbus, OH

-12.7 -140,100

Fort Wayne, IN

-12.7 -28,900

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

-12.7 -10,700

Longview, WA

-12.7 -5,200

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

-12.7 -110,600

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

-12.6 -7,800

Victoria, TX

-12.6 -5,200

Bangor, ME

-12.5 -8,600

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

-12.5 -19,700

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

-12.5 -152,100

Carson City, NV

-12.4 -3,800

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

-12.4 -46,500

Coeur d'Alene, ID

-12.4 -8,300

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

-12.4 -7,000

San Angelo, TX

-12.4 -6,200

Yakima, WA

-12.4 -10,800

Beckley, WV

-12.3 -5,500

Pueblo, CO

-12.3 -7,800

Springfield, OH

-12.3 -6,200

Rochester, MN

-12.1 -14,800

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-12.0 -7,100

Danville, IL

-12.0 -3,300

Dayton, OH

-12.0 -46,900

Iowa City, IA

-12.0 -12,200

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

-12.0 -17,200

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

-11.9 -19,800

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

-11.9 -33,200

Great Falls, MT

-11.9 -4,300

Kingston, NY

-11.9 -7,400

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

-11.9 -123,800

Albuquerque, NM

-11.8 -47,100

Greenville, NC

-11.8 -9,600

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

-11.8 -36,900

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-11.8 -21,500

Casper, WY

-11.7 -4,600

Decatur, AL

-11.7 -6,700

Grants Pass, OR

-11.7 -3,200

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

-11.7 -6,000

Napa, CA

-11.6 -8,600

St. Cloud, MN

-11.6 -12,900

Wichita Falls, TX

-11.6 -6,900

Dalton, GA

-11.5 -7,700

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-11.5 -15,500

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

-11.5 -21,700

St. Louis, MO-IL

-11.5 -160,800

State College, PA

-11.5 -9,500

York-Hanover, PA

-11.5 -21,600

Bismarck, ND

-11.4 -8,300

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

-11.4 -10,800

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

-11.4 -21,200

Lawton, OK

-11.4 -5,200

Modesto, CA

-11.4 -20,600

Springfield, IL

-11.4 -12,500

Columbus, GA-AL

-11.2 -13,800

Rocky Mount, NC

-11.2 -6,300

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

-11.1 -5,800

Texarkana, TX-AR

-11.1 -6,800

Dover, DE

-11.0 -7,800

Jefferson City, MO

-11.0 -8,600

Longview, TX

-11.0 -11,000

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

-11.0 -6,500

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

-10.9 -6,300

Hammond, LA

-10.9 -5,000

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

-10.9 -118,600

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

-10.9 -11,900

Athens-Clarke County, GA

-10.8 -10,500

Cedar Rapids, IA

-10.8 -15,800

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

-10.8 -34,900

El Paso, TX

-10.8 -34,800

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

-10.8 -123,400

Billings, MT

-10.7 -9,100

Kansas City, MO-KS

-10.6 -115,700

Roanoke, VA

-10.6 -17,300

Tuscaloosa, AL

-10.6 -12,000

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

-10.5 -15,200

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

-10.5 -12,400

Grand Forks, ND-MN

-10.5 -5,800

Wichita, KS

-10.5 -32,300

Albany, OR

-10.4 -4,900

Lebanon, PA

-10.4 -5,600

Racine, WI

-10.4 -8,200

Trenton, NJ

-10.4 -28,900

Gainesville, FL

-10.3 -15,400

Lubbock, TX

-10.3 -15,500

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-10.3 -4,000

Bakersfield, CA

-10.2 -27,900

Columbia, MO

-10.2 -10,400

Florence, SC

-10.2 -9,400

Merced, CA

-10.2 -7,200

Spartanburg, SC

-10.2 -16,600

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-10.2 -9,300

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

-10.1 -43,500

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

-10.1 -37,200

Morgantown, WV

-10.1 -7,200

Pocatello, ID

-10.1 -3,800

Rapid City, SD

-10.1 -6,800

Clarksville, TN-KY

-10.0 -9,300

Corvallis, OR

-10.0 -4,500

Joplin, MO

-10.0 -8,100

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

-10.0 -12,200

Las Cruces, NM

-10.0 -7,400

Monroe, LA

-10.0 -7,900

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

-10.0 -8,800

Stockton-Lodi, CA

-10.0 -24,500

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

-9.9 -150,700

Gadsden, AL

-9.9 -3,700

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

-9.9 -64,400

Reno, NV

-9.9 -24,500

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

-9.8 -24,000

Chico, CA

-9.8 -8,000

Columbia, SC

-9.8 -39,500

Harrisonburg, VA

-9.8 -6,900

Homosassa Springs, FL

-9.8 -3,300

Walla Walla, WA

-9.8 -2,800

Muncie, IN

-9.7 -5,000

Panama City, FL

-9.7 -7,800

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

-9.7 -148,800

St. George, UT

-9.7 -6,900

Albany, GA

-9.6 -6,000

Alexandria, LA

-9.6 -6,000

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

-9.6 -19,800

Johnson City, TN

-9.6 -7,900

Lawrence, KS

-9.6 -5,300

Mobile, AL

-9.6 -17,800

Richmond, VA

-9.6 -66,000

Warner Robins, GA

-9.6 -7,400

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

-9.5 -4,100

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

-9.5 -35,500

Dothan, AL

-9.5 -5,700

Jackson, MS

-9.5 -26,600

Kennewick-Richland, WA

-9.5 -11,300

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

-9.4 -267,200

Colorado Springs, CO

-9.4 -28,000

Knoxville, TN

-9.4 -38,000

Morristown, TN

-9.4 -4,500

Pine Bluff, AR

-9.4 -3,100

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

-9.4 -129,300

Bloomington, IN

-9.3 -7,500

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

-9.3 -74,100

Austin-Round Rock, TX

-9.1 -100,500

Fort Collins, CO

-9.1 -15,800

Fort Smith, AR-OK

-9.1 -10,300

Jacksonville, NC

-9.1 -4,600

Montgomery, AL

-9.1 -16,100

Springfield, MO

-9.1 -19,900

Waco, TX

-9.1 -11,200

Auburn-Opelika, AL

-9.0 -6,000

Grand Island, NE

-9.0 -3,800

Sioux Falls, SD

-9.0 -14,200

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

-9.0 -301,000

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-8.9 -7,800

Jacksonville, FL

-8.9 -64,100

Missoula, MT

-8.9 -5,600

St. Joseph, MO-KS

-8.9 -5,600

Valdosta, GA

-8.9 -5,000

Fargo, ND-MN

-8.8 -12,700

Tallahassee, FL

-8.8 -16,600

Evansville, IN-KY

-8.7 -14,100

Oklahoma City, OK

-8.7 -57,400

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

-8.7 -43,800

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

-8.7 -93,200

Tyler, TX

-8.7 -9,300

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

-8.6 -10,400

Topeka, KS

-8.6 -9,600

Tucson, AZ

-8.6 -33,600

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

-8.5 -4,000

California-Lexington Park, MD

-8.5 -4,000

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

-8.5 -265,700

Kankakee, IL

-8.5 -3,900

Charlottesville, VA

-8.4 -10,400

Yuma, AZ

-8.4 -4,800

Boulder, CO

-8.3 -16,400

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

-8.3 -4,600

Twin Falls, ID

-8.3 -3,900

Hattiesburg, MS

-8.2 -5,400

Lincoln, NE

-8.2 -15,900

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

-8.2 -22,200

Winchester, VA-WV

-8.2 -5,400

Amarillo, TX

-8.1 -9,800

Greeley, CO

-8.1 -9,100

Macon-Bibb County, GA

-8.0 -8,200

New Bern, NC

-8.0 -3,600

Tulsa, OK

-8.0 -37,000

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

-7.9 -42,900

Boise City, ID

-7.9 -26,900

Champaign-Urbana, IL

-7.9 -9,300

Cleveland, TN

-7.8 -3,700

Salt Lake City, UT

-7.8 -58,900

Sherman-Denison, TX

-7.8 -3,800

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

-7.6 -283,000

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

-7.6 -20,100

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

-7.6 -164,000

Huntsville, AL

-7.5 -18,400

Killeen-Temple, TX

-7.4 -10,800

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

-7.4 -17,300

Abilene, TX

-7.3 -5,300

Gainesville, GA

-7.3 -6,800

Fresno, CA

-7.2 -26,100

Sumter, SC

-7.2 -2,900

College Station-Bryan, TX

-7.1 -8,800

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

-7.1 -13,200

Port St. Lucie, FL

-7.1 -11,100

Sebring, FL

-7.1 -1,900

Visalia-Porterville, CA

-6.9 -8,900

Logan, UT-ID

-6.5 -4,300

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

-6.5 -15,100

The Villages, FL

-6.5 -2,100

Chattanooga, TN-GA

-6.4 -17,100

Jonesboro, AR

-6.2 -3,700

Ocala, FL

-6.2 -6,600

Enid, OK

-5.9 -1,500

Provo-Orem, UT

-5.9 -15,900

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

-5.7 -2,300

Prescott, AZ

-5.7 -3,800

Hinesville, GA

-5.2 -1,100

Cheyenne, WY

-5.1 -2,400

El Centro, CA

-5.1 -2,700

Madera, CA

-4.6 -1,800

Rome, GA

-4.3 -1,800

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

-4.0 -10,700

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

-3.3 -1,700

Yuba City, CA

-2.9 -1,300

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

-2.1 -700

Idaho Falls, ID

-0.4 -300

The largest over-the-year employment decreases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (−1,949,600), Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (−916,200), and Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin (−610,900).

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 2020." Also see Charts related to the latest "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment" news release.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 377 metropolitan areas had over-the-year decreases in nonfarm payroll employment in April 2020 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/377-metropolitan-areas-had-over-the-year-decreases-in-nonfarm-payroll-employment-in-april-2020.htm (visited August 04, 2020).

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