288 metro areas had over-the-year employment increases in August
October 22, 2013
In August, 288 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 72 had decreases, and 12 had no change.
Naples-Marco Island, FL
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL
The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Naples-Marco Island, Florida (+6.3 percent), followed by Winchester, Virginia-West Virginia (+5.8 percent), and Lafayette, Indiana, and Odessa, Texas (+5.2 percent each).
The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment occurred in Bloomington, Indiana (-5.0 percent), Lawrence, Kansas (-4.4 percent), and Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, Florida (-3.6 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 — August 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-2005.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 288 metro areas had over-the-year employment increases in August on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131022.htm (visited April 24, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
STEM occupations: past, present, and future
A look at employment and wages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics occupations.
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.