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All large metro areas post 10-year employment increases

January 07, 2020

From November 2009 to November 2019, all 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more had nonfarm employment gains, ranging from 5.7 percent in Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut, to 43.1 percent in Austin-Round Rock, Texas.

10-year percent change in employment for metropolitan areas with a Census 2010 population of 1 million or more, December 2009–November 2019, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area 10 year 5 year 1 year

Austin-Round Rock, TX

43.1% 17.8% 2.7%

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

38.1 16.3 1.6

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

37.5 20.3 2.8

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

35.0 17.2 2.1

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

34.4 14.4 2.8

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

32.5 15.2 3.2

Raleigh, NC

32.1 14.9 3.8

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

31.5 14.5 2.4

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

30.4 14.7 2.4

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

29.7 16.7 2.6

Salt Lake City, UT

29.5 14.0 2.2

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

29.4 13.1 3.2

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

29.3 12.4 2.4

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

29.0 16.2 2.9

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

27.5 14.5 2.9

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

26.9 13.8 2.2

Jacksonville, FL

26.7 15.5 3.4

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

26.6 12.5 2.2

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

26.3 7.4 2.7

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

25.6 12.3 1.7

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

25.3 11.1 1.5

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

23.5 12.0 2.3

Columbus, OH

22.2 8.4 1.6

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

22.2 14.1 1.6

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

19.0 9.4 1.5

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

18.8 7.2 0.6

Oklahoma City, OK

17.6 5.3 0.8

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

17.4 5.9 -0.3

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

17.1 7.3 1.3

Richmond, VA

17.1 8.2 1.8

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

16.5 6.9 1.4

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

16.5 7.3 1.0

Kansas City, MO-KS

16.2 8.5 1.4

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

15.4 8.0 1.8

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

15.0 5.1 -0.3

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

14.1 6.7 1.6

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

13.4 7.8 1.8

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

13.3 5.8 0.6

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

12.3 5.5 2.2

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

12.1 3.8 2.4

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

10.6 6.2 1.0

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

10.5 5.8 0.3

St. Louis, MO-IL

10.5 5.9 1.6

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

10.4 6.2 1.7

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

9.9 3.9 1.6

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

9.3 3.8 1.3

Rochester, NY

8.1 3.9 1.4

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

8.0 4.8 0.9

Pittsburgh, PA

6.5 2.4 -0.4

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

6.3 3.2 0.7

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

5.7 1.6 -0.4

Larger 10-year employment gains were also seen in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, Tennessee, (38.1 percent), Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (37.5 percent), and Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California (37.5 percent).

Over the year ending November 2019, employment rose in 36 of the 51 large metropolitan areas, while employment was essentially unchanged in 15 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Raleigh, North Carolina (3.8 percent), Jacksonville, Florida (3.4 percent), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, and San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas (3.2 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 — November 2019." 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, All large metro areas post 10-year employment increases on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/all-large-metro-areas-post-10-year-employment-increases.htm (visited August 04, 2020).

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