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State and Metro Area Employment, Hours, & Earnings

Over-the-year change in total nonfarm employment for metropolitan divisions, not seasonally adjusted

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Metropolitan division State Feb. 2020
(thousands)
Feb. 2021 (p)
(thousands)
Over-the-year
net change (thousands)
Over-the-year
percent change (%)
Significant?
(90% confidence level)

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division

California 1,683.5 1,502.3 -181.2 -10.8 Yes

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division

Massachusetts 1,912.4 1,724.4 -188.0 -9.8 Yes

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division

Massachusetts 82.0 73.2 -8.8 -10.7 Yes

Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division

New Jersey 541.6 504.7 -36.9 -6.8 Yes

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division

Illinois 3,761.6 3,431.4 -330.2 -8.8 Yes

Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division

Texas 2,735.4 2,641.7 -93.7 -3.4 Yes

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division

Michigan 769.0 708.3 -60.7 -7.9 Yes

Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division

New York 147.1 133.6 -13.5 -9.2 Yes

Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division

Illinois 255.3 234.3 -21.0 -8.2 Yes

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division

Florida 874.9 816.5 -58.4 -6.7 Yes

Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division

Texas 1,103.4 1,054.2 -49.2 -4.5 Yes

Framingham, MA NECTA Division

Massachusetts 173.3 158.9 -14.4 -8.3 Yes

Gary, IN Metropolitan Division

Indiana 269.9 252.5 -17.4 -6.4 Yes

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division

Massachusetts 67.1 62.3 -4.8 -7.2 No

Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division

Illinois 412.3 386.6 -25.7 -6.2 Yes

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division

Massachusetts 81.6 77.1 -4.5 -5.5 Yes

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division

California 4,619.5 4,062.3 -557.2 -12.1 Yes

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division

Massachusetts 160.8 147.8 -13.0 -8.1 Yes

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division

Massachusetts 45.8 42.2 -3.6 -7.9 Yes

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division

Florida 1,236.3 1,125.9 -110.4 -8.9 Yes

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division

Pennsylvania 1,082.8 1,018.2 -64.6 -6.0 Yes

Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division

New Hampshire 130.5 124.7 -5.8 -4.4 No

Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division

New York 1,319.0 1,198.4 -120.6 -9.1 Yes

New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division

New York 7,241.9 6,380.6 -861.3 -11.9 Yes

Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division

New Jersey 1,225.2 1,107.0 -118.2 -9.6 Yes

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division

California 1,193.8 1,079.9 -113.9 -9.5 Yes

Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division

Massachusetts 95.5 84.8 -10.7 -11.2 Yes

Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division

Pennsylvania 991.5 894.2 -97.3 -9.8 Yes

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division

California 1,191.1 1,032.2 -158.9 -13.3 Yes

San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division

California 115.9 105.2 -10.7 -9.2 Yes

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division

Washington 1,774.7 1,656.3 -118.4 -6.7 Yes

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division

Maryland 597.9 553.2 -44.7 -7.5 Yes

Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division

Washington 330.0 309.5 -20.5 -6.2 Yes

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division

Massachusetts 60.5 57.4 -3.1 -5.1 No

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division

Michigan 1,256.4 1,160.0 -96.4 -7.7 Yes

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

District of Columbia 2,754.9 2,572.4 -182.5 -6.6 Yes

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division

Florida 654.2 613.4 -40.8 -6.2 Yes

Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division

Delaware 360.5 344.7 -15.8 -4.4 Yes
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data are counts of jobs by place of work. Data have been revised to reflect 2019 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/additional-resources/reliability-of-state-and-area-estimates.htm.

 

Last Modified Date: April 7, 2021