October 4, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Payroll employment in metropolitan areas, August 2011–August 2012

Nonfarm payroll employment changes, selected metropolitan areas, August 2011 to August 2012
Metropolitan area Employment change (p)

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA

117,900

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

103,000

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

89,500

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

61,100

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

59,400

Albuquerque, NM

-3,300

Norwich-New London, CT

-3,700

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

-4,000

Colorado Springs, CO

-4,400

Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC

-5,000

Footnotes:
(p) Preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Payroll employment in metropolitan areas, August 2011–August 2012.