Metropolitan division nonfarm employment, March 2013 to March 2014

April 30, 2014

Nonfarm payroll employment data were available in March 2014 for 32 metropolitan divisions, which are essentially separately identifiable employment centers within a metropolitan area. Twenty-eight of the 32 metropolitan divisions had over-the-year employment gains and 4 had losses.

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 Employees on nonfarm payrolls by selected metropolitan division
State and divisionChange from March 2013
to March 2014
NumberPercent

California

  

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

 
 

Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine

 
 

Oakland-Fremont-Hayward

 
 

San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City

 
 

District of Columbia

  

Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick

 
 

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria

 
 

Florida

  

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

 
 

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

 
 

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach

 
 

Illinois

  

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville

 
 

Gary

 
 

Lake County-Kenosha County

 
 

Massachusetts

  

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy

 
 

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

 
 

Framingham

 
 

Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury

 
 

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford

 
 

Nashua

 
 

Peabody

 
 

Michigan

  

Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn

 
 

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

 
 

New York

  

Edison-New Brunswick

 
 

Nassau-Suffolk

 
 

New York-White Plains-Wayne

 
 

Newark-Union

 
 

Pennsylvania

  

Camden

 
 

Philadelphia

  

Wilmington

 
 

Texas

  

Dallas-Plano-Irving

 
 

Fort Worth-Arlington

 
 

Washington

  

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

 
 

Tacoma

 
 
 Employees on nonfarm payrolls by selected metropolitan division
State and divisionChange from March 2013
to March 2014
NumberPercent

California

  

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale

87,5002.1

Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine

31,5002.2

Oakland-Fremont-Hayward

19,9001.9

San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City

27,2002.6

District of Columbia

  

Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick

2,2000.4

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria

3,3000.1

Florida

  

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach

25,0003.3

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

32,9003.1

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach

14,9002.7

Illinois

  

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville

24,0000.6

Gary

-2,100-0.8

Lake County-Kenosha County

7,4001.9

Massachusetts

  

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy

26,0001.5

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton

1,1001.2

Framingham

1,7001.1

Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury

2,0002.5

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford

1,6001.4

Nashua

2,4001.9

Peabody

1,1001.1

Michigan

  

Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn

-6,200-0.9

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills

1,8000.2

New York

  

Edison-New Brunswick

-4,900-0.5

Nassau-Suffolk

10,6000.8

New York-White Plains-Wayne

83,2001.6

Newark-Union

6000.1

Pennsylvania

  

Camden

-4,000-0.8

Philadelphia

  

Wilmington

6,1001.8

Texas

  

Dallas-Plano-Irving

72,6003.4

Fort Worth-Arlington

20,1002.2

Washington

  

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

42,2002.8

Tacoma

1,2000.4

The largest over-the-year increase in employment among the metropolitan divisions occurred in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California (+87,500), followed by New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York-New Jersey (+83,200), and Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas (+72,600). The over-the- year decreases in employment occurred in Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan (-6,200), Edison- New Brunswick, New Jersey (-4,900), Camden, New Jersey (-4,000), and Gary, Indiana (-2,100).

The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment among the metropolitan divisions occurred in Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas (+3.4 percent), followed by Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida (+3.3 percent), and Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida (+3.1 percent). The over-the-year percentage decreases in employment occurred in Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan (-0.9 percent), Camden, New Jersey, and Gary, Indiana (-0.8 percent each), and Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey (-0.5 percent).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for the most recent month (March 2014) are preliminary and subject to revision. The data are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — March 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑14‑0699.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Metropolitan division nonfarm employment, March 2013 to March 2014 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140430.htm (visited November 26, 2014).

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