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

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Georgia 2,737.7 2,791.4 53.7 2.0 Yes

Austin-Round Rock, TX

Texas 1,029.9 1,063.5 33.6 3.3 Yes

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

Maryland 1,401.6 1,426.5 24.9 1.8 Yes

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

Alabama 530.7 538.3 7.6 1.4 No

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

Massachusetts 2,741.6 2,804.3 62.7 2.3 Yes

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

New York 563.7 572.9 9.2 1.6 No

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

North Carolina 1,183.2 1,215.2 32.0 2.7 Yes

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Illinois 4,726.0 4,762.3 36.3 0.8 Yes

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

Ohio 1,100.5 1,114.2 13.7 1.2 No

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

Ohio 1,067.4 1,094.0 26.6 2.5 Yes

Columbus, OH

Ohio 1,093.1 1,102.2 9.1 0.8 No

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Texas 3,601.1 3,716.0 114.9 3.2 Yes

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

Colorado 1,473.1 1,514.1 41.0 2.8 Yes

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

Michigan 2,009.6 2,027.5 17.9 0.9 No

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

Connecticut 563.4 574.3 10.9 1.9 Yes

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

Texas 3,012.9 3,123.1 110.2 3.7 Yes

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

Indiana 1,065.0 1,086.2 21.2 2.0 Yes

Jacksonville, FL

Florida 692.2 713.8 21.6 3.1 Yes

Kansas City, MO-KS

Missouri 1,081.9 1,101.9 20.0 1.8 Yes

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

Nevada 974.3 1,010.5 36.2 3.7 Yes

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

California 6,027.9 6,100.9 73.0 1.2 Yes

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

Kentucky 668.3 669.4 1.1 0.2 No

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

Tennessee 641.3 655.5 14.2 2.2 Yes

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

Florida 2,620.8 2,659.6 38.8 1.5 Yes

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

Wisconsin 873.1 880.4 7.3 0.8 No

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

Minnesota 2,002.9 2,044.0 41.1 2.1 Yes

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

Tennessee 983.5 997.5 14.0 1.4 Yes

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

Louisiana 570.8 576.4 5.6 1.0 No

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

New York 9,654.9 9,791.0 136.1 1.4 Yes

Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma 632.8 649.4 16.6 2.6 Yes

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

Florida 1,247.0 1,298.7 51.7 4.1 Yes

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

Pennsylvania 2,892.1 2,939.9 47.8 1.7 Yes

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Arizona 2,025.6 2,099.1 73.5 3.6 Yes

Pittsburgh, PA

Pennsylvania 1,172.7 1,178.6 5.9 0.5 No

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

Oregon 1,173.9 1,203.0 29.1 2.5 Yes

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

Rhode Island 590.0 599.8 9.8 1.7 Yes

Raleigh, NC

North Carolina 622.2 641.8 19.6 3.2 Yes

Richmond, VA

Virginia 672.7 680.1 7.4 1.1 No

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

California 1,443.6 1,494.7 51.1 3.5 Yes

Rochester, NY

New York 528.2 534.5 6.3 1.2 No

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

California 973.3 988.3 15.0 1.5 Yes

Salt Lake City, UT

Utah 715.6 736.9 21.3 3.0 Yes

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

Texas 1,039.3 1,051.6 12.3 1.2 No

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

California 1,453.1 1,477.2 24.1 1.7 Yes

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

California 2,397.7 2,443.3 45.6 1.9 Yes

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

California 1,103.4 1,137.3 33.9 3.1 Yes

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

Washington 2,008.2 2,085.9 77.7 3.9 Yes

St. Louis, MO-IL (1)

Missouri 1,375.7 1,386.5 10.8 0.8 No

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

Florida 1,320.2 1,352.6 32.4 2.5 Yes

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

Virginia 787.5 794.4 6.9 0.9 No

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

District of Columbia 3,266.3 3,331.2 64.9 2.0 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: Oct 3, 2018