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Employment in State College, Pennsylvania, metro area up 11.5 percent for year ended in May 2024

July 05, 2024

From May 2023 to May 2024, nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 44 metropolitan areas, decreased in 1 area, and was essentially unchanged in 344 areas. The largest percentage increase occurred in State College, Pennsylvania (+11.5 percent). The lone over-the-year decrease was in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii, at 6.8 percent.

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

State College, PA

74,700 83,300 8,600 11.5

Madera, CA

42,500 44,800 2,300 5.4

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

413,000 431,400 18,400 4.5

College Station-Bryan, TX

139,200 144,700 5,500 4.0

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

1,120,500 1,165,700 45,200 4.0

Rochester, MN

124,300 129,000 4,700 3.8

Merced, CA

73,700 76,400 2,700 3.7

Spartanburg, SC

169,900 176,200 6,300 3.7

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

129,400 133,800 4,400 3.4

Stockton-Lodi, CA

273,500 282,900 9,400 3.4

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

294,900 304,200 9,300 3.2

Lincoln, NE

195,500 201,300 5,800 3.0

Modesto, CA

188,900 194,600 5,700 3.0

Boise City, ID

392,300 403,700 11,400 2.9

Columbia, SC

423,600 435,800 12,200 2.9

Tallahassee, FL

192,600 198,100 5,500 2.9

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

508,900 523,400 14,500 2.8

Anchorage, AK

179,500 184,400 4,900 2.7

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

307,200 315,300 8,100 2.6

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

456,200 467,900 11,700 2.6

Oklahoma City, OK

695,900 713,900 18,000 2.6

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

1,156,100 1,186,100 30,000 2.6

Raleigh, NC

726,800 744,900 18,100 2.5

Syracuse, NY

312,600 320,500 7,900 2.5

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

3,370,900 3,452,600 81,700 2.4

Huntsville, AL

275,400 282,100 6,700 2.4

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

389,100 398,300 9,200 2.4

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2,902,700 2,969,300 66,600 2.3

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

1,074,500 1,098,800 24,300 2.3

Fresno, CA

386,700 395,300 8,600 2.2

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

1,162,300 1,188,000 25,700 2.2

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

2,397,700 2,450,000 52,300 2.2

Salt Lake City, UT

817,300 835,100 17,800 2.2

Austin-Round Rock, TX

1,330,200 1,357,800 27,600 2.1

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

555,000 566,500 11,500 2.1

Jacksonville, FL

789,600 806,000 16,400 2.1

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

805,500 822,600 17,100 2.1

St. Louis, MO-IL

1,431,600 1,460,000 28,400 2.0

Kansas City, MO-KS

1,137,900 1,159,300 21,400 1.9

Rochester, NY

526,600 536,500 9,900 1.9

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

4,218,300 4,286,300 68,000 1.6

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

10,092,900 10,237,300 144,400 1.4

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

3,080,000 3,124,300 44,300 1.4

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

2,130,500 2,158,700 28,200 1.3

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

76,900 71,700 -5,200 -6.8

An additional four metro areas had over-the-year employment increases of at least 4.0 percent: Madera, California (+5.4 percent); Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina (+4.5 percent); College Station-Bryan, Texas; and Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (+4.0 percent each).

The largest employment gains from May 2023 to May 2024 occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+144,400), Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (+81,700), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+68,000).

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 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 State College, Pennsylvania, metro area up 11.5 percent for year ended in May 2024 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2024/employment-in-state-college-pennsylvania-metro-area-up-11-5-percent-for-year-ended-in-may-2024.htm (visited July 22, 2024).

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