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Employment in Madera, California, metro area up 6.6 percent for year ended in January 2024

March 26, 2024

From January 2023 to January 2024, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 59 metropolitan areas, decreased in 3 areas, and was essentially unchanged in 327 areas. The largest percentage gain occurred in Madera, California, at 6.6 percent. Employment in the area rose from 41,200 in January 2023 to 43,900 in January 2024, or +2,700.

Metropolitan areas with a statistically significant change in nonfarm employment, January 2023 to January 2024
Metropolitan area January 2023 employment January 2024 employment Change Percentage change

Madera, CA

41,200 43,900 2,700 6.6

Ithaca, NY

58,200 61,800 3,600 6.2

Yuba City, CA

48,600 51,600 3,000 6.2

Merced, CA

70,400 74,700 4,300 6.1

Barnstable Town, MA

95,000 100,400 5,400 5.7

Coeur d'Alene, ID

70,300 74,100 3,800 5.4

Napa, CA

71,000 74,700 3,700 5.2

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

180,900 189,800 8,900 4.9

Fort Collins, CO

178,300 186,900 8,600 4.8

College Station-Bryan, TX

133,800 139,900 6,100 4.6

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

137,000 143,100 6,100 4.5

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

126,000 131,500 5,500 4.4

Charlottesville, VA

119,700 124,800 5,100 4.3

Modesto, CA

183,900 191,700 7,800 4.2

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

401,300 417,800 16,500 4.1

Reno, NV

255,300 265,600 10,300 4.0

Laredo, TX

108,100 112,300 4,200 3.9

Bloomington, IL

94,500 98,100 3,600 3.8

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

41,400 42,900 1,500 3.6

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

1,096,900 1,134,800 37,900 3.5

Santa Rosa, CA

199,600 206,600 7,000 3.5

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

126,200 130,400 4,200 3.3

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

260,500 269,200 8,700 3.3

Fresno, CA

376,500 388,700 12,200 3.2

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

196,500 202,700 6,200 3.2

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

300,400 309,300 8,900 3.0

Colorado Springs, CO

318,100 327,600 9,500 3.0

Rochester, MN

121,300 124,900 3,600 3.0

Tallahassee, FL

194,800 200,600 5,800 3.0

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

1,051,700 1,081,800 30,100 2.9

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2,866,800 2,945,700 78,900 2.8

Stockton-Lodi, CA

268,700 276,100 7,400 2.8

Anchorage, AK

170,700 175,300 4,600 2.7

Austin-Round Rock, TX

1,303,600 1,339,200 35,600 2.7

Columbia, SC

416,900 428,200 11,300 2.7

Huntsville, AL

271,300 278,600 7,300 2.7

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

337,600 346,700 9,100 2.7

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

2,371,500 2,435,200 63,700 2.7

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

1,138,200 1,168,900 30,700 2.7

El Paso, TX

336,500 345,200 8,700 2.6

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

284,600 292,100 7,500 2.6

Raleigh, NC

711,400 730,000 18,600 2.6

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

3,307,700 3,391,000 83,300 2.5

Albuquerque, NM

408,700 418,600 9,900 2.4

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

1,508,700 1,543,100 34,400 2.3

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

1,136,100 1,161,200 25,100 2.2

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

1,437,500 1,468,500 31,000 2.2

Syracuse, NY

305,000 311,700 6,700 2.2

Bakersfield, CA

285,000 291,100 6,100 2.1

Oklahoma City, OK

683,900 698,400 14,500 2.1

Urban Honolulu, HI

447,200 456,300 9,100 2.0

Salt Lake City, UT

803,000 818,300 15,300 1.9

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

790,900 805,700 14,800 1.9

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

4,156,100 4,230,700 74,600 1.8

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

9,846,600 10,006,700 160,100 1.6

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

1,662,500 1,686,200 23,700 1.4

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

3,015,700 3,054,300 38,600 1.3

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1,528,100 1,548,600 20,500 1.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

6,170,400 6,223,100 52,700 0.9

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

659,000 646,400 -12,600 -1.9

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

1,235,100 1,211,500 -23,600 -1.9

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

75,900 70,500 -5,400 -7.1

An additional six metropolitan areas had over-the-year employment increases of at least 5.0 percent: Ithaca, New York, and Yuba City, California (6.2 percent each), Merced, California (6.1 percent); Barnstable Town, Massachusetts (5.7 percent); Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (5.4 percent); and Napa, California (5.2 percent).

The largest employment gains from January 2023 to January 2024 occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+160,100), Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (+83,300), and Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida (+78,900).

The over-the-year decreases in employment occurred in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon-Washington (−23,600, or −1.9 percent), Memphis, Tennessee-Mississippi-Arkansas (−12,600, or −1.9 percent), and Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii (−5,400, or −7.1 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 — January 2024." 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 in Madera, California, metro area up 6.6 percent for year ended in January 2024 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2024/employment-in-madera-california-metro-area-up-6-6-percent-for-year-ended-in-january-2024.htm (visited May 25, 2024).

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