Naples-Marco Island, Florida has largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment

February 06, 2014

From December 2012 to December 2013, the largest percentage gain in employment occurred in Naples-Marco Island, Florida (+7.7 percent), followed by Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida (+6.5 percent), and Columbus, Indiana (+6.0 percent).

Over-the-year percent change in nonfarm employment, states and metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, December 2012–December 2013

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Employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and metropolitan area
StateAreaChange from December 2012–December 2013

Alabama

Alabama0.6

Alabama

Anniston-Oxford-0.8

Alabama

Auburn-Opelika0.2

Alabama

Birmingham-Hoover0.3

Alabama

Decatur-0.4

Alabama

Dothan0.9

Alabama

Florence-Muscle Shoals1.4

Alabama

Gadsden3.0

Alabama

Huntsville-0.7

Alabama

Mobile0.0

Alabama

Montgomery1.2

Alabama

Tuscaloosa3.4

Alaska

Alaska-0.6

Alaska

Anchorage-0.4

Alaska

Fairbanks0.5

Arizona

Arizona2.0

Arizona

Flagstaff5.6

Arizona

Lake Havasu City-Kingman-0.4

Arizona

Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale2.5

Arizona

Prescott0.2

Arizona

Tucson0.1

Arizona

Yuma-1.9

Arkansas

Arkansas1.1

Arkansas

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers4.1

Arkansas

Fort Smith2.9

Arkansas

Hot Springs-0.5

Arkansas

Jonesboro3.8

Arkansas

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway1.0

Arkansas

Pine Bluff-0.5

California

California1.6

California

Bakersfield-Delano2.5

California

Chico2.3

California

El Centro3.0

California

Fresno1.0

California

Hanford-Corcoran2.8

California

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana1.5

California

Madera-Chowchilla1.8

California

Merced0.2

California

Modesto0.9

California

Napa2.3

California

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura2.0

California

Redding2.3

California

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario1.2

California

Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville2.2

California

Salinas1.6

California

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos1.8

California

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont1.4

California

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara3.4

California

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles1.7

California

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta1.3

California

Santa Cruz-Watsonville0.4

California

Santa Rosa-Petaluma2.7

California

Stockton1.7

California

Vallejo-Fairfield2.9

California

Visalia-Porterville0.0

California

Yuba City4.5

Colorado

Colorado1.9

Colorado

Boulder2.0

Colorado

Colorado Springs0.5

Colorado

Denver-Aurora-Broomfield2.4

Colorado

Fort Collins-Loveland0.8

Colorado

Grand Junction1.1

Colorado

Greeley4.0

Colorado

Pueblo2.0

Connecticut

Connecticut0.7

Connecticut

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk1.5

Connecticut

Danbury1.3

Connecticut

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford1.3

Connecticut

New Haven0.7

Connecticut

Norwich-New London-0.7

Connecticut

Waterbury-0.5

Delaware

Delaware2.1

Delaware

Dover2.0

District of Columbia

District of Columbia-0.1

District of Columbia

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria0.8

Florida

Florida2.6

Florida

Cape Coral-Fort Myers1.9

Florida

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin3.8

Florida

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach0.9

Florida

Gainesville1.4

Florida

Jacksonville1.4

Florida

Lakeland-Winter Haven0.3

Florida

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach2.4

Florida

Naples-Marco Island7.7

Florida

North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota2.5

Florida

Ocala3.0

Florida

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford3.1

Florida

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville1.3

Florida

Palm Coast-3.0

Florida

Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach-0.9

Florida

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent2.1

Florida

Port St. Lucie5.4

Florida

Punta Gorda2.8

Florida

Sebastian-Vero Beach6.5

Florida

Tallahassee2.6

Florida

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater3.0

Georgia

Georgia2.3

Georgia

Albany0.8

Georgia

Athens-Clarke County1.9

Georgia

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta2.5

Georgia

Augusta-Richmond County-0.1

Georgia

Brunswick-1.7

Georgia

Columbus0.5

Georgia

Dalton-0.5

Georgia

Gainesville1.5

Georgia

Hinesville-Fort Stewart-0.5

Georgia

Macon1.6

Georgia

Rome0.8

Georgia

Savannah0.2

Georgia

Valdosta0.2

Georgia

Warner Robins-0.7

Hawaii

Hawaii1.6

Hawaii

Honolulu0.8

Idaho

Idaho1.4

Idaho

Boise City-Nampa1.9

Idaho

Coeur d’Alene1.9

Idaho

Idaho Falls1.8

Idaho

Lewiston0.0

Idaho

Pocatello0.8

Illinois

Illinois1.1

Illinois

Bloomington-Normal-1.5

Illinois

Champaign-Urbana-1.0

Illinois

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville1.5

Illinois

Danville-0.3

Illinois

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island0.6

Illinois

Decatur-1.9

Illinois

Kankakee-Bradley-0.4

Illinois

Peoria-0.7

Illinois

Rockford-0.2

Illinois

Springfield0.7

Indiana

Indiana1.8

Indiana

Anderson2.0

Indiana

Bloomington0.7

Indiana

Columbus6.0

Indiana

Elkhart-Goshen0.2

Indiana

Evansville-0.5

Indiana

Fort Wayne1.9

Indiana

Indianapolis-Carmel1.4

Indiana

Kokomo1.8

Indiana

Lafayette2.1

Indiana

Michigan City-La Porte0.5

Indiana

Muncie0.0

Indiana

South Bend-Mishawaka-1.1

Indiana

Terre Haute1.0

Iowa

Iowa0.8

Iowa

Ames3.5

Iowa

Cedar Rapids0.4

Iowa

Des Moines-West Des Moines1.1

Iowa

Dubuque2.0

Iowa

Iowa City2.0

Iowa

Sioux City2.7

Iowa

Waterloo-Cedar Falls0.0

Kansas

Kansas0.7

Kansas

Lawrence1.2

Kansas

Manhattan-1.9

Kansas

Topeka-0.7

Kansas

Wichita-0.7

Kentucky

Kentucky0.4

Kentucky

Bowling Green1.6

Kentucky

Elizabethtown0.4

Kentucky

Lexington-Fayette1.9

Kentucky

Louisville-Jefferson County1.7

Kentucky

Owensboro1.9

Louisiana

Louisiana1.0

Louisiana

Alexandria1.0

Louisiana

Baton Rouge0.2

Louisiana

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux2.4

Louisiana

Lafayette2.8

Louisiana

Lake Charles5.0

Louisiana

Monroe-0.3

Louisiana

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner0.2

Louisiana

Shreveport-Bossier City0.2

Maine

Maine1.0

Maine

Bangor1.2

Maine

Lewiston-Auburn-0.4

Maine

Portland-South Portland-Biddeford2.4

Maryland

Maryland1.4

Maryland

Baltimore-Towson1.4

Maryland

Cumberland0.0

Maryland

Hagerstown-Martinsburg1.1

Maryland

Salisbury-3.1

Massachusetts

Massachusetts1.7

Massachusetts

Barnstable Town0.7

Massachusetts

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy2.1

Massachusetts

Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner0.4

Massachusetts

New Bedford0.9

Massachusetts

Pittsfield0.6

Massachusetts

Springfield0.1

Massachusetts

Worcester1.0

Michigan

Michigan1.6

Michigan

Ann Arbor1.3

Michigan

Battle Creek1.1

Michigan

Bay City-0.8

Michigan

Detroit-Warren-Livonia0.8

Michigan

Flint1.1

Michigan

Grand Rapids-Wyoming4.9

Michigan

Holland-Grand Haven2.4

Michigan

Jackson1.1

Michigan

Kalamazoo-Portage3.2

Michigan

Lansing-East Lansing1.6

Michigan

Monroe1.6

Michigan

Muskegon-Norton Shores1.8

Michigan

Niles-Benton Harbor0.0

Michigan

Saginaw-Saginaw Township North0.6

Minnesota

Minnesota1.7

Minnesota

Duluth1.3

Minnesota

Mankato-North Mankato0.7

Minnesota

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington1.9

Minnesota

Rochester1.0

Minnesota

St. Cloud0.9

Mississippi

Mississippi1.7

Mississippi

Gulfport-Biloxi-0.3

Mississippi

Hattiesburg0.2

Mississippi

Jackson0.5

Mississippi

Pascagoula2.4

Missouri

Missouri1.3

Missouri

Cape Girardeau-Jackson-0.7

Missouri

Columbia2.1

Missouri

Jefferson City1.0

Missouri

Joplin1.5

Missouri

Kansas City0.7

Missouri

St. Joseph2.1

Missouri

St. Louis0.6

Missouri

Springfield1.0

Montana

Montana0.7

Montana

Billings2.4

Montana

Great Falls1.4

Montana

Missoula2.5

Nebraska

Nebraska1.0

Nebraska

Lincoln0.9

Nebraska

Omaha-Council Bluffs0.8

Nevada

Nevada1.8

Nevada

Carson City-1.8

Nevada

Las Vegas-Paradise2.0

Nevada

Reno-Sparks1.3

New Hampshire

New Hampshire0.8

New Hampshire

Manchester-0.2

New Hampshire

Portsmouth1.2

New Hampshire

Rochester-Dover1.4

New Jersey

New Jersey0.3

New Jersey

Atlantic City-Hammonton0.0

New Jersey

Ocean City0.3

New Jersey

Trenton-Ewing1.8

New Jersey

Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton0.5

New Mexico

New Mexico0.4

New Mexico

Albuquerque0.9

New Mexico

Farmington1.2

New Mexico

Las Cruces0.0

New Mexico

Santa Fe0.3

New York

New York1.1

New York

Albany-Schenectady-Troy0.5

New York

Binghamton-0.9

New York

Buffalo-Niagara Falls0.9

New York

Elmira-0.5

New York

Glens Falls1.9

New York

Ithaca-0.3

New York

Kingston0.3

New York

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island1.6

New York

Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown-2.0

New York

Rochester0.7

New York

Syracuse1.3

New York

Utica-Rome1.0

North Carolina

North Carolina1.6

North Carolina

Asheville1.8

North Carolina

Burlington0.7

North Carolina

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill2.6

North Carolina

Durham-Chapel Hill2.3

North Carolina

Fayetteville0.3

North Carolina

Goldsboro1.2

North Carolina

Greensboro-High Point1.6

North Carolina

Greenville1.6

North Carolina

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton0.6

North Carolina

Jacksonville0.8

North Carolina

Raleigh-Cary2.5

North Carolina

Rocky Mount-1.4

North Carolina

Wilmington1.8

North Carolina

Winston-Salem0.8

North Dakota

North Dakota3.9

North Dakota

Bismarck3.1

North Dakota

Fargo2.3

North Dakota

Grand Forks2.1

Ohio

Ohio0.5

Ohio

Akron1.6

Ohio

Canton-Massillon-0.2

Ohio

Cincinnati-Middletown0.7

Ohio

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor-0.6

Ohio

Columbus1.2

Ohio

Dayton-0.3

Ohio

Lima-0.2

Ohio

Mansfield0.4

Ohio

Sandusky0.6

Ohio

Springfield1.0

Ohio

Steubenville-Weirton0.5

Ohio

Toledo-0.2

Ohio

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman-0.1

Oklahoma

Oklahoma1.1

Oklahoma

Lawton0.9

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City3.0

Oklahoma

Tulsa2.1

Oregon

Oregon2.3

Oregon

Bend-0.2

Oregon

Corvallis0.5

Oregon

Eugene-Springfield0.5

Oregon

Medford0.0

Oregon

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro2.3

Oregon

Salem0.6

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania0.3

Pennsylvania

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton1.1

Pennsylvania

Altoona-0.5

Pennsylvania

Erie2.1

Pennsylvania

Harrisburg-Carlisle-0.5

Pennsylvania

Johnstown-1.0

Pennsylvania

Lancaster1.0

Pennsylvania

Lebanon1.2

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington0.4

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh1.2

Pennsylvania

Reading0.5

Pennsylvania

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre-0.8

Pennsylvania

State College2.5

Pennsylvania

Williamsport2.1

Pennsylvania

York-Hanover0.2

Rhode Island

Rhode Island0.8

Rhode Island

Providence-Fall River-Warwick1.2

South Carolina

South Carolina2.0

South Carolina

Anderson1.6

South Carolina

Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville1.2

South Carolina

Columbia1.7

South Carolina

Florence1.1

South Carolina

Greenville-Mauldin-Easley1.5

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway2.8

South Carolina

Spartanburg0.6

South Carolina

Sumter0.5

South Dakota

South Dakota1.5

South Dakota

Rapid City-0.3

South Dakota

Sioux Falls2.2

Tennessee

Tennessee1.2

Tennessee

Chattanooga0.3

Tennessee

Clarksville1.0

Tennessee

Cleveland0.9

Tennessee

Jackson0.5

Tennessee

Johnson City0.1

Tennessee

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol0.7

Tennessee

Knoxville1.1

Tennessee

Memphis0.0

Tennessee

Morristown0.2

Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin2.3

Texas

Texas2.3

Texas

Abilene1.9

Texas

Amarillo1.5

Texas

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos2.8

Texas

Beaumont-Port Arthur1.2

Texas

Brownsville-Harlingen1.3

Texas

College Station-Bryan2.2

Texas

Corpus Christi3.6

Texas

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington2.2

Texas

El Paso0.0

Texas

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown3.0

Texas

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood2.1

Texas

Laredo1.5

Texas

Longview3.0

Texas

Lubbock2.9

Texas

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission1.1

Texas

Midland5.7

Texas

Odessa4.0

Texas

San Angelo1.5

Texas

San Antonio-New Braunfels0.7

Texas

Sherman-Denison-0.2

Texas

Texarkana-1.4

Texas

Tyler2.0

Texas

Victoria2.3

Texas

Waco1.3

Texas

Wichita Falls0.7

Utah

Utah1.8

Utah

Logan-0.2

Utah

Ogden-Clearfield1.9

Utah

Provo-Orem4.3

Utah

St. George3.6

Utah

Salt Lake City1.5

Vermont

Vermont1.0

Vermont

Burlington-South Burlington1.0

Virginia

Virginia0.8

Virginia

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford1.3

Virginia

Charlottesville-0.5

Virginia

Danville-0.2

Virginia

Harrisonburg0.3

Virginia

Lynchburg-0.3

Virginia

Richmond1.5

Virginia

Roanoke1.0

Virginia

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News1.2

Virginia

Winchester2.6

Washington

Washington1.9

Washington

Bellingham2.5

Washington

Bremerton-Silverdale0.4

Washington

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland3.5

Washington

Longview-1.4

Washington

Mount Vernon-Anacortes1.1

Washington

Olympia0.6

Washington

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue2.6

Washington

Spokane1.0

Washington

Wenatchee-East Wenatchee1.5

Washington

Yakima0.5

West Virginia

West Virginia1.0

West Virginia

Charleston-0.7

West Virginia

Huntington-Ashland-0.3

West Virginia

Morgantown2.9

West Virginia

Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna-0.1

West Virginia

Wheeling0.4

Wisconsin

Wisconsin1.6

Wisconsin

Appleton0.9

Wisconsin

Eau Claire0.4

Wisconsin

Fond du Lac1.3

Wisconsin

Green Bay0.9

Wisconsin

Janesville1.9

Wisconsin

La Crosse1.3

Wisconsin

Madison1.2

Wisconsin

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis0.6

Wisconsin

Oshkosh-Neenah2.1

Wisconsin

Racine0.8

Wisconsin

Sheboygan-0.2

Wisconsin

Wausau-0.4

Wyoming

Wyoming1.3

Wyoming

Casper0.2

Wyoming

Cheyenne0.7

AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Over-the-year percent change in nonfarm employment, states and metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, December 2012–December 2013
Metropolitan Statistical AreaPercent change from December 2012–December 2013(p)

Alabama

0.6

Anniston-Oxford

-0.8

Auburn-Opelika

0.2

Birmingham-Hoover

0.3

Decatur

-0.4

Dothan

0.9

Florence-Muscle Shoals

1.4

Gadsden

3.0

Huntsville

-0.7

Mobile

0.0

Montgomery

1.2

Tuscaloosa

3.4

Alaska

-0.6

Anchorage

-0.4

Fairbanks

0.5

Arizona

2.0

Flagstaff

5.6

Lake Havasu City-Kingman

-0.4

Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale

2.5

Prescott

0.2

Tucson

0.1

Yuma

-1.9

Arkansas

1.1

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers

4.1

Fort Smith

2.9

Hot Springs

-0.5

Jonesboro

3.8

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway

1.0

Pine Bluff

-0.5

California

1.6

Bakersfield-Delano

2.5

Chico

2.3

El Centro

3.0

Fresno

1.0

Hanford-Corcoran

2.8

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana

1.5

Madera-Chowchilla

1.8

Merced

0.2

Modesto

0.9

Napa

2.3

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura

2.0

Redding

2.3

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

1.2

Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville

2.2

Salinas

1.6

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos

1.8

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont

1.4

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

3.4

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles

1.7

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta

1.3

Santa Cruz-Watsonville

0.4

Santa Rosa-Petaluma

2.7

Stockton

1.7

Vallejo-Fairfield

2.9

Visalia-Porterville

0.0

Yuba City

4.5

Colorado

1.9

Boulder

2.0

Colorado Springs

0.5

Denver-Aurora-Broomfield

2.4

Fort Collins-Loveland

0.8

Grand Junction

1.1

Greeley

4.0

Pueblo

2.0

Connecticut

0.7

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk

1.5

Danbury

1.3

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford

1.3

New Haven

0.7

Norwich-New London

-0.7

Waterbury

-0.5

Delaware

2.1

Dover

2.0

District of Columbia

-0.1

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria

0.8

Florida

2.6

Cape Coral-Fort Myers

1.9

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin

3.8

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach

0.9

Gainesville

1.4

Jacksonville

1.4

Lakeland-Winter Haven

0.3

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach

2.4

Naples-Marco Island

7.7

North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota

2.5

Ocala

3.0

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

3.1

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville

1.3

Palm Coast

-3.0

Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach

-0.9

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent

2.1

Port St. Lucie

5.4

Punta Gorda

2.8

Sebastian-Vero Beach

6.5

Tallahassee

2.6

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater

3.0

Georgia

2.3

Albany

0.8

Athens-Clarke County

1.9

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta

2.5

Augusta-Richmond County

-0.1

Brunswick

-1.7

Columbus

0.5

Dalton

-0.5

Gainesville

1.5

Hinesville-Fort Stewart

-0.5

Macon

1.6

Rome

0.8

Savannah

0.2

Valdosta

0.2

Warner Robins

-0.7

Hawaii

1.6

Honolulu

0.8

Idaho

1.4

Boise City-Nampa

1.9

Coeur d’Alene

1.9

Idaho Falls

1.8

Lewiston

0.0

Pocatello

0.8

Illinois

1.1

Bloomington-Normal

-1.5

Champaign-Urbana

-1.0

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville

1.5

Danville

-0.3

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island

0.6

Decatur

-1.9

Kankakee-Bradley

-0.4

Peoria

-0.7

Rockford

-0.2

Springfield

0.7

Indiana

1.8

Anderson

2.0

Bloomington

0.7

Columbus

6.0

Elkhart-Goshen

0.2

Evansville

-0.5

Fort Wayne

1.9

Indianapolis-Carmel

1.4

Kokomo

1.8

Lafayette

2.1

Michigan City-La Porte

0.5

Muncie

0.0

South Bend-Mishawaka

-1.1

Terre Haute

1.0

Iowa

0.8

Ames

3.5

Cedar Rapids

0.4

Des Moines-West Des Moines

1.1

Dubuque

2.0

Iowa City

2.0

Sioux City

2.7

Waterloo-Cedar Falls

0.0

Kansas

0.7

Lawrence

1.2

Manhattan

-1.9

Topeka

-0.7

Wichita

-0.7

Kentucky

0.4

Bowling Green

1.6

Elizabethtown

0.4

Lexington-Fayette

1.9

Louisville-Jefferson County

1.7

Owensboro

1.9

Louisiana

1.0

Alexandria

1.0

Baton Rouge

0.2

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux

2.4

Lafayette

2.8

Lake Charles

5.0

Monroe

-0.3

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner

0.2

Shreveport-Bossier City

0.2

Maine

1.0

Bangor

1.2

Lewiston-Auburn

-0.4

Portland-South Portland-Biddeford

2.4

Maryland

1.4

Baltimore-Towson

1.4

Cumberland

0.0

Hagerstown-Martinsburg

1.1

Salisbury

-3.1

Massachusetts

1.7

Barnstable Town

0.7

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy

2.1

Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner

0.4

New Bedford

0.9

Pittsfield

0.6

Springfield

0.1

Worcester

1.0

Michigan

1.6

Ann Arbor

1.3

Battle Creek

1.1

Bay City

-0.8

Detroit-Warren-Livonia

0.8

Flint

1.1

Grand Rapids-Wyoming

4.9

Holland-Grand Haven

2.4

Jackson

1.1

Kalamazoo-Portage

3.2

Lansing-East Lansing

1.6

Monroe

1.6

Muskegon-Norton Shores

1.8

Niles-Benton Harbor

0.0

Saginaw-Saginaw Township North

0.6

Minnesota

1.7

Duluth

1.3

Mankato-North Mankato

0.7

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington

1.9

Rochester

1.0

St. Cloud

0.9

Mississippi

1.7

Gulfport-Biloxi

-0.3

Hattiesburg

0.2

Jackson

0.5

Pascagoula

2.4

Missouri

1.3

Cape Girardeau-Jackson

-0.7

Columbia

2.1

Jefferson City

1.0

Joplin

1.5

Kansas City

0.7

St. Joseph

2.1

St. Louis

0.6

Springfield

1.0

Montana

0.7

Billings

2.4

Great Falls

1.4

Missoula

2.5

Nebraska

1.0

Lincoln

0.9

Omaha-Council Bluffs

0.8

Nevada

1.8

Carson City

-1.8

Las Vegas-Paradise

2.0

Reno-Sparks

1.3

New Hampshire

0.8

Manchester

-0.2

Portsmouth

1.2

Rochester-Dover

1.4

New Jersey

0.3

Atlantic City-Hammonton

0.0

Ocean City

0.3

Trenton-Ewing

1.8

Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton

0.5

New Mexico

0.4

Albuquerque

0.9

Farmington

1.2

Las Cruces

0.0

Santa Fe

0.3

New York

1.1

Albany-Schenectady-Troy

0.5

Binghamton

-0.9

Buffalo-Niagara Falls

0.9

Elmira

-0.5

Glens Falls

1.9

Ithaca

-0.3

Kingston

0.3

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island

1.6

Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown

-2.0

Rochester

0.7

Syracuse

1.3

Utica-Rome

1.0

North Carolina

1.6

Asheville

1.8

Burlington

0.7

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill

2.6

Durham-Chapel Hill

2.3

Fayetteville

0.3

Goldsboro

1.2

Greensboro-High Point

1.6

Greenville

1.6

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton

0.6

Jacksonville

0.8

Raleigh-Cary

2.5

Rocky Mount

-1.4

Wilmington

1.8

Winston-Salem

0.8

North Dakota

3.9

Bismarck

3.1

Fargo

2.3

Grand Forks

2.1

Ohio

0.5

Akron

1.6

Canton-Massillon

-0.2

Cincinnati-Middletown

0.7

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor

-0.6

Columbus

1.2

Dayton

-0.3

Lima

-0.2

Mansfield

0.4

Sandusky

0.6

Springfield

1.0

Steubenville-Weirton

0.5

Toledo

-0.2

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman

-0.1

Oklahoma

1.1

Lawton

0.9

Oklahoma City

3.0

Tulsa

2.1

Oregon

2.3

Bend

-0.2

Corvallis

0.5

Eugene-Springfield

0.5

Medford

0.0

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro

2.3

Salem

0.6

Pennsylvania

0.3

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton

1.1

Altoona

-0.5

Erie

2.1

Harrisburg-Carlisle

-0.5

Johnstown

-1.0

Lancaster

1.0

Lebanon

1.2

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

0.4

Pittsburgh

1.2

Reading

0.5

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre

-0.8

State College

2.5

Williamsport

2.1

York-Hanover

0.2

Rhode Island

0.8

Providence-Fall River-Warwick

1.2

South Carolina

2.0

Anderson

1.6

Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville

1.2

Columbia

1.7

Florence

1.1

Greenville-Mauldin-Easley

1.5

Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway

2.8

Spartanburg

0.6

Sumter

0.5

South Dakota

1.5

Rapid City

-0.3

Sioux Falls

2.2

Tennessee

1.2

Chattanooga

0.3

Clarksville

1.0

Cleveland

0.9

Jackson

0.5

Johnson City

0.1

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol

0.7

Knoxville

1.1

Memphis

0.0

Morristown

0.2

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin

2.3

Texas

2.3

Abilene

1.9

Amarillo

1.5

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos

2.8

Beaumont-Port Arthur

1.2

Brownsville-Harlingen

1.3

College Station-Bryan

2.2

Corpus Christi

3.6

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

2.2

El Paso

0.0

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown

3.0

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

2.1

Laredo

1.5

Longview

3.0

Lubbock

2.9

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

1.1

Midland

5.7

Odessa

4.0

San Angelo

1.5

San Antonio-New Braunfels

0.7

Sherman-Denison

-0.2

Texarkana

-1.4

Tyler

2.0

Victoria

2.3

Waco

1.3

Wichita Falls

0.7

Utah

1.8

Logan

-0.2

Ogden-Clearfield

1.9

Provo-Orem

4.3

St. George

3.6

Salt Lake City

1.5

Vermont

1.0

Burlington-South Burlington

1.0

Virginia

0.8

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford

1.3

Charlottesville

-0.5

Danville

-0.2

Harrisonburg

0.3

Lynchburg

-0.3

Richmond

1.5

Roanoke

1.0

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News

1.2

Winchester

2.6

Washington

1.9

Bellingham

2.5

Bremerton-Silverdale

0.4

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland

3.5

Longview

-1.4

Mount Vernon-Anacortes

1.1

Olympia

0.6

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

2.6

Spokane

1.0

Wenatchee-East Wenatchee

1.5

Yakima

0.5

West Virginia

1.0

Charleston

-0.7

Huntington-Ashland

-0.3

Morgantown

2.9

Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna

-0.1

Wheeling

0.4

Wisconsin

1.6

Appleton

0.9

Eau Claire

0.4

Fond du Lac

1.3

Green Bay

0.9

Janesville

1.9

La Crosse

1.3

Madison

1.2

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

0.6

Oshkosh-Neenah

2.1

Racine

0.8

Sheboygan

-0.2

Wausau

-0.4

Wyoming

1.3

Casper

0.2

Cheyenne

0.7

Footnotes:

(p) = preliminary.

The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment occurred in Salisbury, Maryland (−3.1 percent), Palm Coast, Florida (-3.0 percent), and Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York (−2.0 percent).

In December, 294 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 67 had decreases, and 11 had no change.

Over the year, nonfarm employment rose in 36 of the 37 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2012. The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (+3.4 percent), followed by Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+3.1 percent), and Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas, and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida (+3.0 percent each). The only large area that had an over-the-year percentage decrease in employment was Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio (−0.6 percent).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — December 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑14‑0166.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Naples-Marco Island, Florida has largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140206.htm (visited July 24, 2014).

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