Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, has largest percentage employment increase over the year

July 02, 2014

From May 2013 to May 2014, nonfarm employment rose in 36 of the 38 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2013. Over the period, the largest percentage increase in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+3.7 percent), followed by Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas (+3.6 percent), and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida, and San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (+3.4 percent each).

12-month employment change in large metropolitan areas, May 2013-May 2014
Metropolitan areaChange from May 2013 to May 2014May 2014 employment level
NumberPercent

Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ

28,3001.61,841,000

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

111,9002.05,671,600

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

29,3002.41,254,600

Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA

20,7002.4885,400

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA

29,3002.21,342,700

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

48,0002.32,152,400

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

32,2003.4991,700

Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO

34,8002.71,329,000

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

6,0000.23,096,300

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

67,9002.92,417,900

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

36,1003.41,099,800

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

22,7001.91,202,600

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

59,4002.52,465,200

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI

24,3000.54,482,000

Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

19,7002.1955,900

Baltimore-Towson, MD

19,6001.51,360,600

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH

34,1001.32,598,500

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

-3,300-0.21,879,300

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

28,5001.61,836,200

Kansas City, MO-KS

1,9000.21,017,000

St. Louis, MO-IL

10,8000.81,341,200

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV

26,3003.1876,300

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

111,2001.38,839,400

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC

21,4002.4899,300

Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN

21,3002.11,054,800

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH

6,8000.71,041,800

Columbus, OH

10,2001.0994,700

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

29,1002.81,066,600

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

21,9000.82,785,400

Pittsburgh, PA

7,7000.71,175,200

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

26,2003.2833,600

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX

31,0003.6895,300

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

113,1003.73,196,500

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

93,3003.32,883,000

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

23,7002.6931,300

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA

-1,700-0.2754,200

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

40,6002.31,825,100

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

12,7001.5839,500

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision.

From May 2013 to May 2014, employment declined in Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan, and Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia-North Carolina (−0.2 percent each).

Over the same period, the largest employment increases occurred in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+113,100), Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California (+111,900), and New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-PA (+111,200). These areas also had the largest employment increase among all 372 metropolitan areas.

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. The data are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — May 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑14‑1242.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, has largest percentage employment increase over the year on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140702.htm (visited July 23, 2014).

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