Metropolitan area over-the-year employment changes, February 2010

April 12, 2010

The largest February 2009–February 2010 over-the-year employment decrease was recorded in New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (−206,100), followed by Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California (−190,300), Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin (−159,300), San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California (−91,800), and Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan (−91,500).

Change in nonfarm payroll employment, selected metropolitan areas, February 2009–February 2010
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The largest over-the-year increases in employment occurred in Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington (+4,400), Yakima, Washington (+2,000), College Station-Bryan, Texas, and Jacksonville, North Carolina (+1,400 each), and Ocean City, New Jersey (+1,100).

Among the 371 metropolitan areas for which nonfarm payroll data were available, 343 areas reported over-the-year decreases in employment, 26 reported increases, and 2 had no change.

These data are from the BLS Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. See "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — February 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-0425, to learn more.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Metropolitan area over-the-year employment changes, February 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100412.htm (visited April 16, 2014).

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