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Employment up in 21 metro areas, unchanged in 367, from March 2019 to March 2020

May 01, 2020

From March 2019 to March 2020, 21 metro areas had statistically significant increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 1 had a decrease, and 367 were essentially unchanged. The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (86,200), Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (59,000), and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona (58,100). The 389 metropolitan areas discussed here do not include Puerto Rico.

Change in metropolitan area employment, March 2019 to March 2020
Metropolitan area Percent change Net change Significant?

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

2.3 86,200 Yes

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

1.9 59,000 Yes

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

2.7 58,100 Yes

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

0.7 44,900 Yes

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

1.5 43,400 Yes

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

2.6 38,800 Yes

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

0.9 31,500 Yes

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

1.5 31,100 Yes

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

2.9 30,100 Yes

Austin-Round Rock, TX

2.5 27,200 Yes

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

2.0 27,200 Yes

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

1.5 19,700 Yes

Salt Lake City, UT

2.5 18,800 Yes

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

1.7 18,100 Yes

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

0.6 16,400 No

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

1.3 16,300 No

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

0.6 15,500 No

Jacksonville, FL

2.0 14,700 Yes

Raleigh, NC

2.0 13,100 Yes

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

0.9 13,000 No

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

0.4 12,800 No

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

0.8 12,800 No

Columbus, OH

1.1 12,500 No

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

1.1 11,500 No

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

0.1 11,300 No

Boise City, ID

2.9 9,800 Yes

Kansas City, MO-KS

0.9 9,300 No

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

0.8 9,200 No

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

1.7 8,300 Yes

Provo-Orem, UT

2.6 7,100 Yes

Columbia, SC

1.7 7,000 No

Fresno, CA

1.9 6,800 Yes

Colorado Springs, CO

2.3 6,700 No

Bakersfield, CA

2.3 6,100 No

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

0.9 5,900 No

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

0.5 5,900 No

Chattanooga, TN-GA

2.1 5,600 No

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

5.1 5,500 No

El Paso, TX

1.7 5,400 No

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

2.0 5,400 No

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

1.9 5,000 No

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

1.8 5,000 No

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

1.0 4,800 No

Richmond, VA

0.7 4,700 No

Albuquerque, NM

1.2 4,600 No

Kennewick-Richland, WA

4.0 4,600 No

Knoxville, TN

1.1 4,600 No

Lincoln, NE

2.4 4,600 No

Madison, WI

1.1 4,600 No

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

0.7 4,400 No

Stockton-Lodi, CA

1.8 4,400 No

New Haven, CT

1.5 4,300 No

Wichita, KS

1.4 4,300 No

Fort Collins, CO

2.5 4,200 No

Killeen-Temple, TX

2.6 3,800 No

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

1.6 3,800 No

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

1.2 3,700 No

Yuba City, CA

8.2 3,700 Yes

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

1.2 3,600 No

Eugene, OR

2.1 3,400 No

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

0.3 3,400 No

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

0.6 3,300 No

Port St. Lucie, FL

2.1 3,300 No

Ann Arbor, MI

1.4 3,200 No

Greeley, CO

2.9 3,200 No

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

1.9 3,200 No

Trenton, NJ

1.2 3,200 No

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

0.9 3,100 No

Huntsville, AL

1.3 3,100 No

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

1.7 3,100 No

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

0.3 3,000 No

Pittsburgh, PA

0.3 3,000 No

Reno, NV

1.2 3,000 No

Santa Rosa, CA

1.5 3,000 No

Idaho Falls, ID

4.2 2,900 No

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

0.9 2,800 No

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

1.2 2,800 No

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

1.1 2,800 No

Cleveland, TN

5.8 2,700 No

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

2.3 2,700 No

Gainesville, FL

1.7 2,600 No

St. George, UT

3.7 2,600 No

Tuscaloosa, AL

2.3 2,600 No

Boulder, CO

1.3 2,500 No

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

0.9 2,500 No

Bend-Redmond, OR

2.9 2,400 No

Clarksville, TN-KY

2.6 2,400 No

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

1.5 2,400 No

Salem, OR

1.4 2,400 No

San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR

0.4 2,400 No

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

1.6 2,300 No

Charlottesville, VA

1.9 2,300 No

Modesto, CA

1.3 2,300 No

Salisbury, MD-DE

1.5 2,300 No

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

0.6 2,200 No

Salinas, CA

1.5 2,200 No

Tucson, AZ

0.6 2,200 No

Visalia-Porterville, CA

1.7 2,200 No

Yakima, WA

2.6 2,200 No

Amarillo, TX

1.7 2,100 No

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

0.5 2,100 No

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

1.7 2,100 No

College Station-Bryan, TX

1.6 2,000 No

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

1.1 2,000 No

Auburn-Opelika, AL

2.9 1,900 No

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

0.4 1,900 No

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

2.0 1,900 No

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

2.3 1,900 No

Coeur d'Alene, ID

2.8 1,800 No

Fargo, ND-MN

1.3 1,800 No

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

1.8 1,800 No

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

0.4 1,600 No

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

2.7 1,600 No

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

0.3 1,600 No

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

1.1 1,600 No

Champaign-Urbana, IL

1.3 1,500 No

Rapid City, SD

2.3 1,500 No

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

0.6 1,500 No

Abilene, TX

2.0 1,400 No

Lancaster, PA

0.5 1,400 No

Napa, CA

1.9 1,400 No

Laredo, TX

1.2 1,300 No

Lubbock, TX

0.9 1,300 No

Santa Fe, NM

2.0 1,300 No

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

0.5 1,200 No

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

1.0 1,200 No

Flint, MI

0.9 1,200 No

Madera, CA

3.1 1,200 No

Sioux Falls, SD

0.8 1,200 No

Waco, TX

1.0 1,200 No

Wilmington, NC

0.9 1,200 No

Dover, DE

1.6 1,100 No

Hattiesburg, MS

1.7 1,100 No

Jonesboro, AR

1.8 1,100 No

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

0.7 1,100 No

Ocala, FL

1.0 1,100 No

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

0.2 1,100 No

Springfield, MO

0.5 1,100 No

Worcester, MA-CT

0.4 1,100 No

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

0.3 1,000 No

Reading, PA

0.6 1,000 No

Spartanburg, SC

0.6 1,000 No

Bloomington, IN

1.1 900 No

Corvallis, OR

2.0 900 No

Kankakee, IL

2.0 900 No

Gainesville, GA

0.9 800 No

Punta Gorda, FL

1.6 800 No

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

2.4 800 No

Walla Walla, WA

2.9 800 No

El Centro, CA

1.3 700 No

Grants Pass, OR

2.6 700 No

Kingston, NY

1.1 700 No

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

1.3 700 No

Pueblo, CO

1.1 700 No

State College, PA

0.9 700 No

Texarkana, TX-AR

1.2 700 No

The Villages, FL

2.2 700 No

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

0.0 600 No

Dayton, OH

0.2 600 No

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

0.3 600 No

Glens Falls, NY

1.1 600 No

Midland, TX

0.5 600 No

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

1.1 600 No

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

0.0 500 No

Corpus Christi, TX

0.3 500 No

Fort Wayne, IN

0.2 500 No

Missoula, MT

0.8 500 No

Wausau, WI

0.7 500 No

Albany, GA

0.6 400 No

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

0.8 400 No

Arecibo, PR

1.1 400 No

Bangor, ME

0.6 400 No

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

0.6 400 No

Lewiston, ID-WA

1.4 400 No

Morristown, TN

0.9 400 No

Sebring, FL

1.5 400 No

St. Cloud, MN

0.4 400 No

Bismarck, ND

0.4 300 No

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

0.7 300 No

Cheyenne, WY

0.6 300 No

Chico, CA

0.4 300 No

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

0.4 300 No

East Stroudsburg, PA

0.5 300 No

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

0.5 300 No

Gadsden, AL

0.8 300 No

Hinesville, GA

1.4 300 No

Lebanon, PA

0.6 300 No

Mayaguez, PR

0.9 300 No

Medford, OR

0.3 300 No

Mobile, AL

0.2 300 No

Morgantown, WV

0.4 300 No

Pocatello, ID

0.8 300 No

Ponce, PR

0.4 300 No

Tallahassee, FL

0.2 300 No

York-Hanover, PA

0.2 300 No

California-Lexington Park, MD

0.4 200 No

Carson City, NV

0.7 200 No

Decatur, AL

0.4 200 No

Harrisonburg, VA

0.3 200 No

Logan, UT-ID

0.3 200 No

Muskegon, MI

0.3 200 No

Ocean City, NJ

0.6 200 No

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

0.5 200 No

Rome, GA

0.5 200 No

Sumter, SC

0.5 200 No

Wenatchee, WA

0.4 200 No

Yuma, AZ

0.3 200 No

Appleton, WI

0.1 100 No

Columbus, IN

0.2 100 No

Dothan, AL

0.2 100 No

Eau Claire, WI

0.1 100 No

Las Cruces, NM

0.1 100 No

Lawrence, KS

0.2 100 No

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

0.2 100 No

Owensboro, KY

0.2 100 No

Syracuse, NY

0.0 100 No

Twin Falls, ID

0.2 100 No

Warner Robins, GA

0.1 100 No

Wichita Falls, TX

0.2 100 No

Billings, MT

0.0 0 No

Bowling Green, KY

0.0 0 No

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

0.0 0 No

Fond du Lac, WI

0.0 0 No

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

0.0 0 No

Kokomo, IN

0.0 0 No

Longview, WA

0.0 0 No

Manhattan, KS

0.0 0 No

Muncie, IN

0.0 0 No

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

0.0 0 No

Portland-South Portland, ME

0.0 0 No

Prescott, AZ

0.0 0 No

San German, PR

0.0 0 No

Topeka, KS

0.0 0 No

Williamsport, PA

0.0 0 No

Albany, OR

-0.2 -100 No

Athens-Clarke County, GA

-0.1 -100 No

Bellingham, WA

-0.1 -100 No

Brunswick, GA

-0.2 -100 No

Fairbanks, AK

-0.3 -100 No

Flagstaff, AZ

-0.1 -100 No

Florence, SC

-0.1 -100 No

Great Falls, MT

-0.3 -100 No

Hammond, LA

-0.2 -100 No

Joplin, MO

-0.1 -100 No

Sherman-Denison, TX

-0.2 -100 No

Tyler, TX

-0.1 -100 No

Burlington, NC

-0.3 -200 No

Dubuque, IA

-0.3 -200 No

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

-0.4 -200 No

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

-0.1 -200 No

Homosassa Springs, FL

-0.6 -200 No

Macon-Bibb County, GA

-0.2 -200 No

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

-0.4 -200 No

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

-0.2 -200 No

Oklahoma City, OK

0.0 -200 No

Aguadilla-Isabela, PR

-0.6 -300 No

Elmira, NY

-0.8 -300 No

Guayama, PR

-2.1 -300 No

Jacksonville, NC

-0.6 -300 No

Johnstown, PA

-0.6 -300 No

Lawton, OK

-0.7 -300 No

Leominster-Gardner, MA

-0.6 -300 No

Panama City, FL

-0.4 -300 No

Altoona, PA

-0.7 -400 No

Danville, IL

-1.5 -400 No

Grand Forks, ND-MN

-0.7 -400 No

Grand Island, NE

-1.0 -400 No

Green Bay, WI

-0.2 -400 No

Hot Springs, AR

-1.0 -400 No

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

-0.5 -400 No

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-1.0 -400 No

Monroe, MI

-1.0 -400 No

Redding, CA

-0.6 -400 No

Rochester, MN

-0.3 -400 No

San Angelo, TX

-0.8 -400 No

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

-0.5 -400 No

Valdosta, GA

-0.7 -400 No

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

-0.7 -400 No

Alexandria, LA

-0.8 -500 No

Bloomington, IL

-0.5 -500 No

Casper, WY

-1.3 -500 No

Columbia, MO

-0.5 -500 No

Danbury, CT

-0.7 -500 No

Grand Junction, CO

-0.8 -500 No

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-0.4 -500 No

Jackson, TN

-0.7 -500 No

Janesville-Beloit, WI

-0.7 -500 No

Springfield, MA-CT

-0.1 -500 No

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

-1.0 -500 No

Beckley, WV

-1.4 -600 No

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

-1.1 -600 No

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

-0.3 -600 No

Midland, MI

-1.6 -600 No

New Bern, NC

-1.3 -600 No

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

-0.6 -600 No

Pine Bluff, AR

-1.8 -600 No

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

-0.4 -600 No

Springfield, OH

-1.2 -600 No

St. Joseph, MO-KS

-1.0 -600 No

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

-1.5 -600 No

Farmington, NM

-1.5 -700 No

Gettysburg, PA

-2.0 -700 No

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

-0.7 -700 No

Jackson, MI

-1.2 -700 No

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

-0.6 -700 No

Sheboygan, WI

-1.1 -700 No

Waterbury, CT

-1.0 -700 No

Winchester, VA-WV

-1.1 -700 No

Ames, IA

-1.5 -800 No

Anchorage, AK

-0.5 -800 No

Cedar Rapids, IA

-0.6 -800 No

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

-0.4 -800 No

Decatur, IL

-1.6 -800 No

Fort Smith, AR-OK

-0.7 -800 No

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

-0.5 -800 No

Saginaw, MI

-0.9 -800 No

Battle Creek, MI

-1.6 -900 No

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-1.5 -900 No

Johnson City, TN

-1.1 -900 No

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

-1.1 -900 No

Victoria, TX

-2.2 -900 No

Winston-Salem, NC

-0.3 -900 No

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

-0.6 -1,000 No

Binghamton, NY

-1.0 -1,000 No

Cumberland, MD-WV

-2.5 -1,000 No

Dalton, GA

-1.5 -1,000 No

Portsmouth, NH-ME

-1.1 -1,000 No

Terre Haute, IN

-1.4 -1,000 No

Jefferson City, MO

-1.4 -1,100 No

Lexington-Fayette, KY

-0.4 -1,100 No

Lima, OH

-2.1 -1,100 No

Longview, TX

-1.1 -1,100 No

Merced, CA

-1.6 -1,100 No

Monroe, LA

-1.4 -1,100 No

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-2.7 -1,100 No

Enid, OK

-4.7 -1,200 No

Greenville, NC

-1.5 -1,200 No

Montgomery, AL

-0.7 -1,200 No

New Bedford, MA

-1.8 -1,200 No

Racine, WI

-1.5 -1,200 No

Roanoke, VA

-0.7 -1,200 No

Utica-Rome, NY

-0.9 -1,200 No

Bay City, MI

-3.7 -1,300 No

Charleston, WV

-1.2 -1,300 No

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-1.5 -1,300 No

Lynchburg, VA

-1.2 -1,300 No

Mansfield, OH

-2.5 -1,300 No

Rochester, NY

-0.2 -1,300 No

Springfield, IL

-1.2 -1,300 No

Goldsboro, NC

-3.4 -1,400 No

Fayetteville, NC

-1.1 -1,500 No

Pittsfield, MA

-3.7 -1,500 No

Canton-Massillon, OH

-0.9 -1,600 No

Duluth, MN-WI

-1.2 -1,600 No

Evansville, IN-KY

-1.0 -1,600 No

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

-0.3 -1,600 No

Rocky Mount, NC

-2.8 -1,600 No

Savannah, GA

-0.9 -1,600 No

Erie, PA

-1.3 -1,700 No

Wheeling, WV-OH

-2.6 -1,700 No

Barnstable Town, MA

-1.9 -1,800 No

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

-1.4 -1,800 No

Columbus, GA-AL

-1.5 -1,800 No

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

-0.1 -1,800 No

Iowa City, IA

-1.8 -1,800 No

St. Louis, MO-IL

-0.1 -1,800 No

Baton Rouge, LA

-0.5 -1,900 No

Ithaca, NY

-2.9 -1,900 No

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-2.1 -1,900 No

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

-1.5 -2,000 No

Manchester, NH

-1.7 -2,000 No

Jackson, MS

-0.8 -2,100 No

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

-0.2 -2,100 No

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-1.2 -2,100 No

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

-2.8 -2,200 No

Lafayette, LA

-1.1 -2,300 No

Odessa, TX

-2.7 -2,300 No

Urban Honolulu, HI

-0.5 -2,300 No

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

-1.8 -2,500 No

Asheville, NC

-1.4 -2,800 No

Greensboro-High Point, NC

-0.8 -2,800 No

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

-0.5 -2,900 No

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

-0.4 -3,400 No

Tulsa, OK

-0.8 -3,700 No

Toledo, OH

-1.3 -3,900 No

Peoria, IL

-2.5 -4,300 No

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

-1.1 -4,400 No

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-2.5 -5,400 No

Akron, OH

-1.7 -5,700 No

Rockford, IL

-4.0 -6,000 No

Lake Charles, LA

-5.4 -6,300 Yes

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

-1.8 -6,700 No

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

-0.4 -8,100 No

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

-0.8 -8,700 No

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

-0.8 -8,900 No

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

-0.4 -20,600 No

The largest 12-month percentage gains in employment occurred in Yuba City, California (8.2 percent), and Boise City, Idaho, and Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee (2.9 percent each). Employment fell in Lake Charles, Louisiana (6,300, or −5.4 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 — March 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 up in 21 metro areas, unchanged in 367, from March 2019 to March 2020 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/employment-up-in-21-metro-areas-unchanged-in-367-from-march-2019-to-march-2020.htm (visited August 10, 2020).

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