Over-the-year change in total nonfarm employment for metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted
(with a Census 2010 population of 1 million or more)

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Metropolitan area State Feb. 2018
(thousands)
Feb. 2019 (p)
(thousands)
Over-the-year
net change (thousands)
Over-the-year
percent change (%)
Significant?
(90% confidence level)

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Georgia 2,743.0 2,809.5 66.5 2.4 Yes

Austin-Round Rock, TX

Texas 1,054.3 1,078.1 23.8 2.3 Yes

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

Maryland 1,392.7 1,409.8 17.1 1.2 No

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

Alabama 533.0 540.8 7.8 1.5 No

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

Massachusetts 2,727.6 2,737.8 10.2 0.4 No

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

New York 554.3 555.7 1.4 0.3 No

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

North Carolina 1,187.1 1,211.8 24.7 2.1 Yes

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Illinois 4,636.6 4,699.6 63.0 1.4 Yes

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

Ohio 1,086.9 1,103.7 16.8 1.5 Yes

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

Ohio 1,047.4 1,059.7 12.3 1.2 No

Columbus, OH

Ohio 1,081.4 1,095.8 14.4 1.3 No

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Texas 3,628.1 3,730.6 102.5 2.8 Yes

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

Colorado 1,471.0 1,496.8 25.8 1.8 Yes

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

Michigan 1,997.6 2,015.0 17.4 0.9 No

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

Connecticut 574.9 575.7 0.8 0.1 No

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

Texas 3,047.7 3,120.3 72.6 2.4 Yes

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

Indiana 1,052.5 1,061.1 8.6 0.8 No

Jacksonville, FL

Florida 704.1 711.5 7.4 1.1 No

Kansas City, MO-KS

Missouri 1,079.9 1,086.4 6.5 0.6 No

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

Nevada 990.0 1,016.8 26.8 2.7 Yes

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

California 6,128.2 6,171.1 42.9 0.7 No

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

Kentucky 660.3 667.0 6.7 1.0 No

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

Tennessee 639.7 650.7 11.0 1.7 Yes

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

Florida 2,672.1 2,725.1 53.0 2.0 Yes

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

Wisconsin 864.1 869.3 5.2 0.6 No

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

Minnesota 1,983.5 1,973.1 -10.4 -0.5 No

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

Tennessee 994.4 1,024.2 29.8 3.0 Yes

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

Louisiana 573.2 578.8 5.6 1.0 No

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

New York 9,671.0 9,778.8 107.8 1.1 Yes

Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma 640.2 648.5 8.3 1.3 No

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

Florida 1,279.9 1,329.7 49.8 3.9 Yes

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

Pennsylvania 2,900.0 2,931.1 31.1 1.1 Yes

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Arizona 2,093.2 2,157.8 64.6 3.1 Yes

Pittsburgh, PA

Pennsylvania 1,167.6 1,174.0 6.4 0.5 No

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

Oregon 1,181.0 1,199.9 18.9 1.6 Yes

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

Rhode Island 579.7 580.0 0.3 0.1 No

Raleigh, NC

North Carolina 625.0 630.7 5.7 0.9 No

Richmond, VA

Virginia 670.3 675.1 4.8 0.7 No

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

California 1,488.6 1,506.9 18.3 1.2 No

Rochester, NY

New York 532.9 535.8 2.9 0.5 No

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

California 984.1 1,011.9 27.8 2.8 Yes

Salt Lake City, UT

Utah 722.3 736.4 14.1 2.0 Yes

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

Texas 1,043.2 1,066.1 22.9 2.2 Yes

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

California 1,469.9 1,489.8 19.9 1.4 Yes

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

California 2,406.4 2,462.7 56.3 2.3 Yes

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

California 1,110.1 1,135.7 25.6 2.3 Yes

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

Washington 2,011.3 2,047.3 36.0 1.8 Yes

St. Louis, MO-IL (1)

Missouri 1,367.1 1,378.5 11.4 0.8 No

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

Florida 1,343.8 1,370.0 26.2 1.9 Yes

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

Virginia 779.5 781.2 1.7 0.2 No

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

District of Columbia 3,268.9 3,289.6 20.7 0.6 No
Footnotes:

(1) Area boundary does not reflect the official OMB delineation.

(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Data have been revised to reflect 2018 benchmark levels. Estimates subsequent to the current benchmark are preliminary and will be revised when new information becomes available. Area delineations are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 18-03, dated April 10, 2018, and are available on the BLS website at https://www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm. Areas in the six New England states are Metropolitan New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs), while areas in other states are county-based. Some metropolitan areas lie in two or more states. They are listed under the state containing the first principal city, unless otherwise footnoted. Estimates for the latest month are subject to revision the following month.

NOTE: Changes in metropolitan area and metropolitan division nonfarm payroll employment are identified with a “Yes” in the “Significant?” column of this table only if they have been determined to be statistically significant, i.e. different from zero, at the 90-percent confidence level. An explanation of how to construct a 90-percent confidence interval, as well as the underlying standard error measures (Table 2) for over-the-year changes in metropolitan area and metropolitan division payroll employment data at the total nonfarm level can be found in the CES State and Area reliability page available at https://www.bls.gov/sae/790stderr.htm.

 

Last Modified Date: Apr 03, 2019