Metropolitan area employment in June 2011

August 05, 2011

In June, 217 metropolitan areas reported over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 143 reported decreases, and 12 had no change.

Changes in nonfarm payroll employment, selected metropolitan areas, June 2010-June 2011, not seasonally adjusted
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The largest over-the-year employment increase occurred in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+62,800), followed by Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts-New Hampshire (+54,900), Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas (+50,900), and Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington (+28,700).

The largest over-the-year decreases in employment occurred in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia (−24,300), Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware-Maryland (−13,300), Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California (−11,400), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California (−11,300).

Nonfarm employment rose in 24 of the 36 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 between June 2010 and June 2011.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metropolitan Area) program. For more information, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — June 2011" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-1150.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Metropolitan area employment in June 2011 on the Internet at (visited September 27, 2016).


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