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 Oct. 2017
(thousands)
Oct. 2018 (p)
(thousands)
Over-the-year
net change (thousands)
Over-the-year
percent change (%)
Significant?
(90% confidence level)

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Georgia 2,752.2 2,813.0 60.8 2.2 Yes

Austin-Round Rock, TX

Texas 1,042.1 1,082.5 40.4 3.9 Yes

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

Maryland 1,411.1 1,436.5 25.4 1.8 Yes

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

Alabama 532.1 538.2 6.1 1.1 No

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

Massachusetts 2,767.5 2,820.6 53.1 1.9 Yes

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

New York 573.9 580.3 6.4 1.1 No

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

North Carolina 1,203.6 1,232.4 28.8 2.4 Yes

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Illinois 4,754.6 4,795.9 41.3 0.9 Yes

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

Ohio 1,100.7 1,120.9 20.2 1.8 Yes

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

Ohio 1,066.4 1,093.3 26.9 2.5 Yes

Columbus, OH

Ohio 1,090.7 1,111.9 21.2 1.9 Yes

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Texas 3,643.4 3,752.4 109.0 3.0 Yes

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

Colorado 1,476.9 1,514.2 37.3 2.5 Yes

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

Michigan 2,018.4 2,039.7 21.3 1.1 Yes

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

Connecticut 578.0 586.2 8.2 1.4 No

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

Texas 3,041.0 3,158.8 117.8 3.9 Yes

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

Indiana 1,066.7 1,091.4 24.7 2.3 Yes

Jacksonville, FL

Florida 697.3 712.1 14.8 2.1 Yes

Kansas City, MO-KS

Missouri 1,097.1 1,115.3 18.2 1.7 Yes

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

Nevada 991.0 1,024.9 33.9 3.4 Yes

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

California 6,121.5 6,193.9 72.4 1.2 Yes

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

Kentucky 671.6 669.7 -1.9 -0.3 No

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

Tennessee 648.8 662.2 13.4 2.1 Yes

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

Florida 2,636.0 2,700.0 64.0 2.4 Yes

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

Wisconsin 872.4 879.8 7.4 0.8 No

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

Minnesota 2,014.3 2,048.0 33.7 1.7 Yes

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

Tennessee 996.3 1,012.8 16.5 1.7 Yes

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

Louisiana 575.7 584.8 9.1 1.6 No

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

New York 9,770.9 9,879.4 108.5 1.1 Yes

Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma 645.3 659.8 14.5 2.2 Yes

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

Florida 1,256.7 1,312.1 55.4 4.4 Yes

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

Pennsylvania 2,947.4 2,991.0 43.6 1.5 Yes

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Arizona 2,067.1 2,143.8 76.7 3.7 Yes

Pittsburgh, PA

Pennsylvania 1,190.6 1,204.6 14.0 1.2 No

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

Oregon 1,186.2 1,216.6 30.4 2.6 Yes

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

Rhode Island 598.7 605.3 6.6 1.1 No

Raleigh, NC

North Carolina 624.6 645.4 20.8 3.3 Yes

Richmond, VA

Virginia 676.8 686.1 9.3 1.4 No

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

California 1,474.4 1,511.6 37.2 2.5 Yes

Rochester, NY

New York 542.2 546.5 4.3 0.8 No

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

California 980.2 992.8 12.6 1.3 No

Salt Lake City, UT

Utah 724.6 743.7 19.1 2.6 Yes

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

Texas 1,049.8 1,059.0 9.2 0.9 No

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

California 1,466.1 1,492.1 26.0 1.8 Yes

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

California 2,418.3 2,460.0 41.7 1.7 Yes

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

California 1,111.9 1,147.2 35.3 3.2 Yes

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

Washington 2,024.3 2,097.6 73.3 3.6 Yes

St. Louis, MO-IL (1)

Missouri 1,390.9 1,402.6 11.7 0.8 No

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

Florida 1,331.0 1,360.1 29.1 2.2 Yes

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

Virginia 782.5 792.6 10.1 1.3 No

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

District of Columbia 3,292.7 3,353.4 60.7 1.8 Yes
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 2017 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. 15-01, dated July 15, 2015, 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: Nov 29, 2018