April 08, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Metropolitan area employment, February 2011

Percentage change in nonfarm employment, metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2010, February 2010–February 2011
Metropolitan area Percent change

Largest increases

 

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

2.6

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

2.3

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

2.3

Pittsburgh, PA

2.2

Largest decreases

 

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

-0.4

Kansas City, MO-KS

-0.5

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV

-0.6

Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA

-1.7

These data are featured in the TED article, Metropolitan area employment, February 2011.

 

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