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Employment down from May 2019 to May 2020 in all large metro areas

July 06, 2020

From May 2019 to May 2020, nonfarm employment declined in all of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more.

Percent change in employment for metropolitan areas with a Census 2010 population of 1 million or more, from May 2020, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area 1 year 5 year 10 year

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

-5.1 7.5 19.8

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

-6.0 4.3 20.5

Oklahoma City, OK

-6.2 -2.1 8.7

Salt Lake City, UT

-6.3 5.1 20.5

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

-6.4 1.9 16.6

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

-6.8 -2.9 1.6

Jacksonville, FL

-7.0 3.9 15.1

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

-7.2 -2.3 13.5

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

-7.4 2.5 15.0

Austin-Round Rock, TX

-7.7 6.8 30.3

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

-8.7 -4.0 0.1

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

-8.8 0.2 16.6

Richmond, VA

-8.8 -3.6 4.5

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

-8.9 -5.4 -2.3

Kansas City, MO-KS

-9.0 -4.6 2.4

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

-9.2 0.1 12.7

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

-9.5 -3.9 1.2

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

-9.9 -3.6 7.0

St. Louis, MO-IL

-9.9 -7.2 -2.7

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

-10.0 3.0 22.7

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

-10.7 -0.7 14.7

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

-10.7 -3.1 10.0

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

-11.0 -2.3 16.0

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

-11.3 -9.5 -4.2

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

-11.5 1.2 17.1

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

-11.5 -1.5 7.3

Columbus, OH

-11.6 -5.6 6.2

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

-11.8 -2.1 10.2

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

-11.9 -8.1 -1.8

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

-12.0 -10.8 -6.5

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

-12.0 -3.1 9.5

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

-12.1 -9.1 -1.7

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

-12.2 -8.0 -1.1

Raleigh, NC

-12.5 -1.7 13.4

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

-12.9 -8.4 0.8

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

-13.0 -5.3 4.7

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

-13.8 -7.6 0.7

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

-13.9 -9.4 -5.7

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

-14.1 -4.9 10.1

Pittsburgh, PA

-14.6 -12.6 -9.7

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

-15.1 -12.6 -6.9

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

-15.4 -11.2 -2.4

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

-15.9 -13.4 -8.4

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

-16.2 -11.4 -3.3

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

-16.4 -4.0 10.9

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

-16.8 -15.8 -8.7

Rochester, NY

-17.6 -15.7 -12.6

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

-18.1 -13.0 -5.7

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

-18.8 -17.1 -14.4

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

-19.9 -15.8 -6.2

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

-21.3 -11.2 0.6

The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (−21.3 percent), Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan (−19.9 percent), and Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York (−18.8 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 — May 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 down from May 2019 to May 2020 in all large metro areas on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/employment-down-from-may-2019-to-may-2020-in-all-large-metro-areas.htm (visited August 05, 2020).

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