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Employment decreases in 254 metropolitan areas from August 2019 to August 2020

October 05, 2020

From August 2019 to August 2020, 254 metropolitan areas had decreases in nonfarm payroll employment. Employment was essentially unchanged in 135 areas. The largest over-the-year employment decreases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (−1,176,100), Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (−633,000), and Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (−366,600). The largest over-the-year percentage losses in employment occurred in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii (−28.1 percent), Ocean City, New Jersey (−25.4 percent), and Barnstable Town, Massachusetts (−18.7 percent).

Metropolitan area employment from August 2019 to August 2020
Metropolitan Area Aug 2019 Aug 2020 Net change Percent change

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

80,000 57,500 -22,500 -28.1%

Ocean City, NJ

56,600 42,200 -14,400 -25.4

Barnstable Town, MA

121,700 99,000 -22,700 -18.7

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

136,200 112,300 -23,900 -17.5

Glens Falls, NY

59,000 49,500 -9,500 -16.1

Flagstaff, AZ

68,300 57,700 -10,600 -15.5

Brunswick, GA

45,500 38,600 -6,900 -15.2

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

42,200 36,200 -6,000 -14.2

Urban Honolulu, HI

464,100 399,000 -65,100 -14.0

Pittsfield, MA

43,000 37,100 -5,900 -13.7

Monroe, MI

40,500 35,000 -5,500 -13.6

Midland, TX

115,200 99,800 -15,400 -13.4

Wheeling, WV-OH

65,700 56,900 -8,800 -13.4

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

118,900 103,500 -15,400 -13.0

Muskegon, MI

65,400 57,000 -8,400 -12.8

Williamsport, PA

53,200 46,400 -6,800 -12.8

Yuba City, CA

46,900 40,900 -6,000 -12.8

East Stroudsburg, PA

59,900 52,300 -7,600 -12.7

Lake Charles, LA

113,300 99,100 -14,200 -12.5

Bay City, MI

35,300 30,900 -4,400 -12.5

Springfield, MA-CT

332,600 291,200 -41,400 -12.4

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

126,300 110,600 -15,700 -12.4

Battle Creek, MI

57,400 50,300 -7,100 -12.4

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

1,034,800 908,500 -126,300 -12.2

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

216,400 189,900 -26,500 -12.2

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

130,600 114,700 -15,900 -12.2

Odessa, TX

83,300 73,100 -10,200 -12.2

Rochester, NY

534,000 470,500 -63,500 -11.9

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

9,928,700 8,752,600 -1,176,100 -11.8

Syracuse, NY

321,700 283,600 -38,100 -11.8

Salinas, CA

145,600 128,600 -17,000 -11.7

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

580,300 513,700 -66,600 -11.5

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2,494,700 2,213,100 -281,600 -11.3

Saginaw, MI

87,800 77,900 -9,900 -11.3

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

104,500 92,800 -11,700 -11.2

Santa Fe, NM

65,400 58,100 -7,300 -11.2

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

1,089,200 969,700 -119,500 -11.0

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

181,600 161,600 -20,000 -11.0

Peoria, IL

172,500 153,500 -19,000 -11.0

Flint, MI

142,800 127,100 -15,700 -11.0

Bowling Green, KY

76,400 68,100 -8,300 -10.9

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

2,043,700 1,825,200 -218,500 -10.7

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

404,500 361,100 -43,400 -10.7

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

2,817,000 2,518,000 -299,000 -10.6

Madison, WI

411,000 367,400 -43,600 -10.6

Utica-Rome, NY

128,900 115,500 -13,400 -10.4

Portsmouth, NH-ME

97,100 87,100 -10,000 -10.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

6,211,800 5,578,800 -633,000 -10.2

Asheville, NC

198,100 177,900 -20,200 -10.2

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

154,800 139,000 -15,800 -10.2

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

143,800 129,200 -14,600 -10.2

Napa, CA

76,400 68,600 -7,800 -10.2

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

261,600 235,100 -26,500 -10.1

Erie, PA

127,400 114,500 -12,900 -10.1

Jackson, MI

58,200 52,300 -5,900 -10.1

Akron, OH

340,200 307,200 -33,000 -9.7

Grants Pass, OR

27,800 25,100 -2,700 -9.7

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

187,100 169,100 -18,000 -9.6

Salisbury, MD-DE

175,700 158,900 -16,800 -9.6

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

563,500 509,700 -53,800 -9.5

Wilmington, NC

134,900 122,100 -12,800 -9.5

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

44,400 40,200 -4,200 -9.5

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

468,700 424,500 -44,200 -9.4

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

229,800 208,200 -21,600 -9.4

Bend-Redmond, OR

88,400 80,100 -8,300 -9.4

Las Cruces, NM

73,300 66,400 -6,900 -9.4

New Bedford, MA

66,800 60,500 -6,300 -9.4

Goldsboro, NC

40,700 36,900 -3,800 -9.3

Santa Rosa, CA

211,900 192,400 -19,500 -9.2

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

53,300 48,400 -4,900 -9.2

Corvallis, OR

41,300 37,500 -3,800 -9.2

Rapid City, SD

72,900 66,300 -6,600 -9.1

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1,507,100 1,371,300 -135,800 -9.0

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

1,330,000 1,209,800 -120,200 -9.0

Bakersfield, CA

273,300 249,100 -24,200 -8.9

Stockton-Lodi, CA

250,000 227,700 -22,300 -8.9

Fayetteville, NC

129,900 118,400 -11,500 -8.9

Winchester, VA-WV

66,100 60,200 -5,900 -8.9

Greensboro-High Point, NC

362,200 330,500 -31,700 -8.8

Cumberland, MD-WV

38,800 35,400 -3,400 -8.8

Midland, MI

37,600 34,300 -3,300 -8.8

San Angelo, TX

49,700 45,400 -4,300 -8.7

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

1,539,400 1,407,100 -132,300 -8.6

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

1,022,400 934,500 -87,900 -8.6

Raleigh, NC

653,200 596,900 -56,300 -8.6

Modesto, CA

181,900 166,200 -15,700 -8.6

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

57,100 52,200 -4,900 -8.6

Chico, CA

79,700 72,900 -6,800 -8.5

Waterbury, CT

66,900 61,200 -5,700 -8.5

Pittsburgh, PA

1,192,000 1,091,600 -100,400 -8.4

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

1,154,300 1,057,700 -96,600 -8.4

Decatur, IL

50,900 46,600 -4,300 -8.4

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

565,600 518,900 -46,700 -8.3

Salem, OR

170,200 156,100 -14,100 -8.3

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

163,900 150,300 -13,600 -8.3

Gadsden, AL

37,400 34,300 -3,100 -8.3

Enid, OK

25,400 23,300 -2,100 -8.3

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

137,400 126,100 -11,300 -8.2

Columbus, OH

1,118,700 1,028,500 -90,200 -8.1

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

310,100 285,100 -25,000 -8.1

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

254,700 234,100 -20,600 -8.1

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

322,400 296,600 -25,800 -8.0

Portland-South Portland, ME

218,200 200,800 -17,400 -8.0

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

77,900 71,700 -6,200 -8.0

California-Lexington Park, MD

47,500 43,700 -3,800 -8.0

Casper, WY

39,800 36,600 -3,200 -8.0

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

1,222,900 1,126,800 -96,100 -7.9

Canton-Massillon, OH

173,600 159,800 -13,800 -7.9

Rockford, IL

150,800 138,900 -11,900 -7.9

Duluth, MN-WI

135,100 124,400 -10,700 -7.9

Appleton, WI

128,400 118,200 -10,200 -7.9

Lima, OH

53,300 49,100 -4,200 -7.9

Winston-Salem, NC

269,500 248,500 -21,000 -7.8

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

189,300 174,500 -14,800 -7.8

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

141,900 130,900 -11,000 -7.8

Visalia-Porterville, CA

129,100 119,000 -10,100 -7.8

Charleston, WV

109,500 101,000 -8,500 -7.8

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

2,961,900 2,733,500 -228,400 -7.7

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

4,797,000 4,430,400 -366,600 -7.6

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2,714,400 2,507,400 -207,000 -7.6

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

2,110,600 1,950,800 -159,800 -7.6

Toledo, OH

309,400 286,000 -23,400 -7.6

Boulder, CO

200,400 185,200 -15,200 -7.6

Anchorage, AK

180,400 166,600 -13,800 -7.6

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

104,900 96,900 -8,000 -7.6

Longview, TX

100,200 92,600 -7,600 -7.6

Greenville, NC

79,200 73,200 -6,000 -7.6

Janesville-Beloit, WI

70,800 65,400 -5,400 -7.6

Leominster-Gardner, MA

52,400 48,400 -4,000 -7.6

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

41,000 37,900 -3,100 -7.6

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

1,241,100 1,147,800 -93,300 -7.5

Johnstown, PA

53,200 49,200 -4,000 -7.5

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

41,600 38,500 -3,100 -7.5

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

2,049,900 1,897,700 -152,200 -7.4

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

378,600 350,600 -28,000 -7.4

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

104,700 97,000 -7,700 -7.4

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

63,100 58,400 -4,700 -7.4

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

47,300 43,800 -3,500 -7.4

Trenton, NJ

279,500 259,000 -20,500 -7.3

Binghamton, NY

102,000 94,600 -7,400 -7.3

Merced, CA

70,200 65,100 -5,100 -7.3

Sheboygan, WI

64,800 60,100 -4,700 -7.3

Dubuque, IA

60,200 55,800 -4,400 -7.3

Victoria, TX

41,700 38,700 -3,000 -7.2

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

878,900 816,300 -62,600 -7.1

Corpus Christi, TX

194,100 180,400 -13,700 -7.1

Farmington, NM

46,700 43,400 -3,300 -7.1

New Bern, NC

45,300 42,100 -3,200 -7.1

Fairbanks, AK

39,500 36,700 -2,800 -7.1

Fresno, CA

361,700 336,500 -25,200 -7.0

Cedar Rapids, IA

145,600 135,400 -10,200 -7.0

Springfield, IL

112,100 104,200 -7,900 -7.0

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

597,600 556,200 -41,400 -6.9

Laredo, TX

108,000 100,600 -7,400 -6.9

Eau Claire, WI

87,100 81,100 -6,000 -6.9

Redding, CA

69,300 64,500 -4,800 -6.9

Rocky Mount, NC

55,300 51,500 -3,800 -6.9

Lebanon, PA

53,800 50,100 -3,700 -6.9

Mansfield, OH

51,900 48,300 -3,600 -6.9

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

375,900 350,200 -25,700 -6.8

Worcester, MA-CT

287,000 267,400 -19,600 -6.8

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

148,000 138,000 -10,000 -6.8

Bloomington, IL

91,400 85,200 -6,200 -6.8

Altoona, PA

61,500 57,400 -4,100 -6.7

Owensboro, KY

54,000 50,400 -3,600 -6.7

Lewiston, ID-WA

28,300 26,400 -1,900 -6.7

Spartanburg, SC

163,000 152,200 -10,800 -6.6

Wenatchee, WA

47,300 44,200 -3,100 -6.6

Mobile, AL

186,500 174,300 -12,200 -6.5

Manchester, NH

114,800 107,300 -7,500 -6.5

Rochester, MN

125,900 117,900 -8,000 -6.4

Amarillo, TX

120,700 113,100 -7,600 -6.3

Danbury, CT

77,400 72,500 -4,900 -6.3

Bangor, ME

68,100 63,800 -4,300 -6.3

Muncie, IN

49,100 46,000 -3,100 -6.3

Dayton, OH

393,100 368,900 -24,200 -6.2

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

378,200 354,600 -23,600 -6.2

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

121,200 113,700 -7,500 -6.2

State College, PA

79,100 74,200 -4,900 -6.2

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

1,051,800 987,200 -64,600 -6.1

Lexington-Fayette, KY

278,400 261,400 -17,000 -6.1

Montgomery, AL

177,200 166,400 -10,800 -6.1

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

3,345,900 3,144,500 -201,400 -6.0

York-Hanover, PA

187,900 176,600 -11,300 -6.0

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

88,200 82,900 -5,300 -6.0

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

52,900 49,700 -3,200 -6.0

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1,425,600 1,342,000 -83,600 -5.9

Reno, NV

247,500 233,000 -14,500 -5.9

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

180,600 169,900 -10,700 -5.9

Roanoke, VA

162,800 153,200 -9,600 -5.9

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

120,300 113,200 -7,100 -5.9

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

3,150,300 2,967,500 -182,800 -5.8

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

656,700 618,900 -37,800 -5.8

Lafayette, LA

204,000 192,100 -11,900 -5.8

Kingston, NY

61,900 58,300 -3,600 -5.8

Columbus, IN

53,800 50,700 -3,100 -5.8

El Centro, CA

52,000 49,000 -3,000 -5.8

Albuquerque, NM

400,300 377,400 -22,900 -5.7

Fort Collins, CO

174,200 164,200 -10,000 -5.7

Greeley, CO

114,000 107,500 -6,500 -5.7

Hammond, LA

46,000 43,400 -2,600 -5.7

St. Louis, MO-IL

1,395,800 1,317,000 -78,800 -5.6

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

677,200 639,000 -38,200 -5.6

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

573,900 541,600 -32,300 -5.6

Tulsa, OK

460,300 434,700 -25,600 -5.6

Green Bay, WI

181,000 170,900 -10,100 -5.6

Coeur d'Alene, ID

70,000 66,100 -3,900 -5.6

Decatur, AL

57,400 54,200 -3,200 -5.6

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1,118,700 1,057,100 -61,600 -5.5

Tallahassee, FL

182,900 172,800 -10,100 -5.5

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

144,800 136,800 -8,000 -5.5

Warner Robins, GA

77,500 73,200 -4,300 -5.5

Burlington, NC

63,900 60,400 -3,500 -5.5

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

61,900 58,500 -3,400 -5.5

Baton Rouge, LA

408,500 386,500 -22,000 -5.4

Columbia, SC

404,500 382,700 -21,800 -5.4

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

309,500 292,800 -16,700 -5.4

Wausau, WI

73,800 69,800 -4,000 -5.4

Wichita Falls, TX

59,600 56,400 -3,200 -5.4

Springfield, OH

49,700 47,000 -2,700 -5.4

Richmond, VA

686,300 649,800 -36,500 -5.3

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

269,100 254,800 -14,300 -5.3

Grand Island, NE

41,900 39,700 -2,200 -5.3

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

364,000 345,100 -18,900 -5.2

Morgantown, WV

70,800 67,100 -3,700 -5.2

New Haven, CT

285,900 271,300 -14,600 -5.1

Harrisonburg, VA

67,100 63,700 -3,400 -5.1

Beckley, WV

45,000 42,700 -2,300 -5.1

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

800,400 760,100 -40,300 -5.0

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

354,900 337,300 -17,600 -5.0

Savannah, GA

186,600 177,200 -9,400 -5.0

Lubbock, TX

150,800 143,200 -7,600 -5.0

Clarksville, TN-KY

94,000 89,300 -4,700 -5.0

Johnson City, TN

80,300 76,300 -4,000 -5.0

Dalton, GA

66,400 63,100 -3,300 -5.0

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

547,900 520,800 -27,100 -4.9

Wichita, KS

303,900 289,100 -14,800 -4.9

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

242,200 230,300 -11,900 -4.9

Columbus, GA-AL

121,600 115,700 -5,900 -4.9

Macon-Bibb County, GA

103,000 98,000 -5,000 -4.9

Manhattan, KS

41,000 39,000 -2,000 -4.9

Auburn-Opelika, AL

67,300 64,100 -3,200 -4.8

Jackson, TN

69,500 66,200 -3,300 -4.7

Carbondale-Marion, IL

56,900 54,200 -2,700 -4.7

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1,555,000 1,483,400 -71,600 -4.6

Salt Lake City, UT

756,500 722,000 -34,500 -4.6

Lynchburg, VA

105,400 100,600 -4,800 -4.6

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

77,500 73,900 -3,600 -4.6

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

96,400 92,100 -4,300 -4.5

Panama City, FL

81,700 78,000 -3,700 -4.5

Jefferson City, MO

78,100 74,600 -3,500 -4.5

Alexandria, LA

61,900 59,100 -2,800 -4.5

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

57,200 54,600 -2,600 -4.5

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

41,800 39,900 -1,900 -4.5

Carson City, NV

31,000 29,600 -1,400 -4.5

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2,852,700 2,726,200 -126,500 -4.4

El Paso, TX

323,000 308,800 -14,200 -4.4

Jackson, MS

279,100 266,700 -12,400 -4.4

Ann Arbor, MI

223,900 214,100 -9,800 -4.4

Medford, OR

88,200 84,300 -3,900 -4.4

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

52,400 50,100 -2,300 -4.4

Danville, IL

27,100 25,900 -1,200 -4.4

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

1,383,000 1,324,000 -59,000 -4.3

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

1,080,100 1,033,200 -46,900 -4.3

Huntsville, AL

245,400 234,800 -10,600 -4.3

Fort Wayne, IN

228,700 218,900 -9,800 -4.3

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

120,600 115,400 -5,200 -4.3

Champaign-Urbana, IL

107,900 103,300 -4,600 -4.3

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

53,700 51,400 -2,300 -4.3

Pine Bluff, AR

32,400 31,000 -1,400 -4.3

Kansas City, MO-KS

1,098,200 1,051,900 -46,300 -4.2

Topeka, KS

112,100 107,400 -4,700 -4.2

Terre Haute, IN

69,500 66,600 -2,900 -4.2

Lawrence, KS

52,300 50,100 -2,200 -4.2

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

38,400 36,800 -1,600 -4.2

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

186,700 179,000 -7,700 -4.1

Bismarck, ND

72,600 69,600 -3,000 -4.1

Albany, GA

62,900 60,300 -2,600 -4.1

Grand Forks, ND-MN

53,300 51,100 -2,200 -4.1

Kankakee, IL

46,000 44,100 -1,900 -4.1

Sumter, SC

39,400 37,800 -1,600 -4.1

Pocatello, ID

36,800 35,300 -1,500 -4.1

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

273,000 262,200 -10,800 -4.0

Gainesville, FL

144,300 138,600 -5,700 -4.0

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

508,500 488,700 -19,800 -3.9

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

134,200 129,000 -5,200 -3.9

Tuscaloosa, AL

112,800 108,500 -4,300 -3.8

Ithaca, NY

61,200 58,900 -2,300 -3.8

Jacksonville, NC

50,000 48,100 -1,900 -3.8

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3,797,800 3,657,500 -140,300 -3.7

Gainesville, GA

93,800 90,300 -3,500 -3.7

Abilene, TX

72,500 69,800 -2,700 -3.7

Jacksonville, FL

726,100 700,200 -25,900 -3.6

Racine, WI

79,600 76,700 -2,900 -3.6

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

2,179,300 2,102,000 -77,300 -3.5

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

235,400 227,200 -8,200 -3.5

Athens-Clarke County, GA

95,900 92,500 -3,400 -3.5

Joplin, MO

80,700 77,900 -2,800 -3.5

Pueblo, CO

63,500 61,300 -2,200 -3.5

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

57,300 55,300 -2,000 -3.5

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

57,300 55,300 -2,000 -3.5

Tucson, AZ

386,200 373,200 -13,000 -3.4

Sioux Falls, SD

161,700 156,200 -5,500 -3.4

Tyler, TX

106,400 102,800 -3,600 -3.4

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

88,700 85,700 -3,000 -3.4

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

81,500 78,700 -2,800 -3.4

St. Joseph, MO-KS

62,200 60,100 -2,100 -3.4

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

50,700 49,000 -1,700 -3.4

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

432,500 418,200 -14,300 -3.3

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

150,700 145,700 -5,000 -3.3

Charlottesville, VA

118,300 114,400 -3,900 -3.3

Iowa City, IA

101,400 98,100 -3,300 -3.3

Columbia, MO

97,900 94,700 -3,200 -3.3

Fond du Lac, WI

49,000 47,400 -1,600 -3.3

Florence, SC

92,500 89,500 -3,000 -3.2

Dothan, AL

59,900 58,000 -1,900 -3.2

Gettysburg, PA

34,800 33,700 -1,100 -3.2

Oklahoma City, OK

653,900 633,600 -20,300 -3.1

St. Cloud, MN

110,500 107,100 -3,400 -3.1

Knoxville, TN

405,300 393,500 -11,800 -2.9

Killeen-Temple, TX

144,800 140,600 -4,200 -2.9

Fort Smith, AR-OK

112,600 109,300 -3,300 -2.9

Bellingham, WA

94,300 91,600 -2,700 -2.9

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

86,100 83,600 -2,500 -2.9

Cheyenne, WY

47,500 46,100 -1,400 -2.9

Albany, OR

45,500 44,200 -1,300 -2.9

Kokomo, IN

40,700 39,500 -1,200 -2.9

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

1,096,700 1,065,600 -31,100 -2.8

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

204,900 199,200 -5,700 -2.8

Billings, MT

86,100 83,700 -2,400 -2.8

Madera, CA

39,400 38,300 -1,100 -2.8

Austin-Round Rock, TX

1,117,600 1,087,800 -29,800 -2.7

Eugene, OR

161,100 156,800 -4,300 -2.7

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

88,000 85,600 -2,400 -2.7

Fargo, ND-MN

143,500 139,700 -3,800 -2.6

Yakima, WA

87,000 84,700 -2,300 -2.6

Springfield, MO

215,000 209,600 -5,400 -2.5

Lawton, OK

44,700 43,600 -1,100 -2.5

Hot Springs, AR

39,400 38,400 -1,000 -2.5

Homosassa Springs, FL

33,100 32,300 -800 -2.4

Colorado Springs, CO

301,500 294,500 -7,000 -2.3

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

232,700 227,300 -5,400 -2.3

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

157,300 153,700 -3,600 -2.3

Yuma, AZ

55,400 54,100 -1,300 -2.3

Sherman-Denison, TX

48,600 47,500 -1,100 -2.3

Hattiesburg, MS

64,700 63,300 -1,400 -2.2

Walla Walla, WA

27,700 27,100 -600 -2.2

Lancaster, PA

259,700 254,300 -5,400 -2.1

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

42,500 41,600 -900 -2.1

Kennewick-Richland, WA

119,800 117,400 -2,400 -2.0

St. George, UT

71,100 69,700 -1,400 -2.0

Cleveland, TN

49,400 48,400 -1,000 -2.0

Great Falls, MT

35,700 35,000 -700 -2.0

Port St. Lucie, FL

154,500 151,600 -2,900 -1.9

Dover, DE

70,000 68,700 -1,300 -1.9

Longview, WA

41,200 40,400 -800 -1.9

Morristown, TN

46,600 45,800 -800 -1.7

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

262,100 257,800 -4,300 -1.6

Chattanooga, TN-GA

267,500 263,600 -3,900 -1.5

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

95,800 94,400 -1,400 -1.5

Texarkana, TX-AR

60,000 59,100 -900 -1.5

Lincoln, NE

192,100 189,600 -2,500 -1.3

Grand Junction, CO

65,700 64,900 -800 -1.2

Valdosta, GA

56,300 55,600 -700 -1.2

Waco, TX

123,400 122,100 -1,300 -1.1

Evansville, IN-KY

162,300 160,600 -1,700 -1.0

Reading, PA

181,000 179,600 -1,400 -0.8

Missoula, MT

63,000 62,500 -500 -0.8

Prescott, AZ

66,100 65,600 -500 -0.8

Elmira, NY

35,800 35,500 -300 -0.8

Punta Gorda, FL

49,400 49,100 -300 -0.6

Sebring, FL

25,800 25,700 -100 -0.4

Ocala, FL

106,700 106,400 -300 -0.3

Bloomington, IN

75,300 75,100 -200 -0.3

Boise City, ID

347,800 348,300 500 0.1

Rome, GA

41,800 41,900 100 0.2

The Villages, FL

31,600 31,700 100 0.3

Jonesboro, AR

59,500 59,700 200 0.3

Provo-Orem, UT

267,300 268,300 1,000 0.4

Hinesville, GA

21,500 21,600 100 0.5

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

269,900 271,700 1,800 0.7

Twin Falls, ID

47,500 47,900 400 0.8

Monroe, LA

77,500 78,100 600 0.8

College Station-Bryan, TX

118,200 119,800 1,600 1.4

Logan, UT-ID

61,000 61,900 900 1.5

Ames, IA

48,600 49,700 1,100 2.3

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

51,500 52,700 1,200 2.3

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

33,300 34,700 1,400 4.2

Idaho Falls, ID

71,000 74,100 3,100 4.4

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 — August 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, Employment decreases in 254 metropolitan areas from August 2019 to August 2020 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/employment-decreases-in-254-metropolitan-areas-from-august-2019-to-august-2020.htm (visited December 04, 2020).

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