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Employment change in baseball playoff metro areas, August 2009–August 2014

October 02, 2014

From August 2013 to August 2014, among the 10 metropolitan areas that are home to baseball teams in the 2014 Major League Baseball (MLB) playoffs, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (home of the Giants), had the largest over-the-year percentage change in employment, at 3.3 percent. Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan (home of the Tigers), had the lowest over-the-year change at 0.1 percent.

12-month percentage change in total nonfarm employment, metropolitan areas with teams in the MLB playoffs, not seasonally adjusted, August 2009–August 2014
Month Baltimore-Towson, MD Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Kansas City, MO-KS Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Pittsburgh, PA San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA St. Louis, MO Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

Aug 2009

-3.8 -9.0 -4.1 -6.9 -7.8 -3.1 -6.3 -4.8 -8.4 -2.2

Sep 2009

-3.2 -8.5 -4.2 -7.0 -7.0 -3.1 -6.4 -4.9 -8.3 -2.3

Oct 2009

-3.0 -7.9 -4.4 -6.3 -6.1 -3.0 -5.7 -4.6 -7.2 -1.7

Nov 2009

-2.7 -7.5 -4.0 -5.8 -5.6 -2.6 -5.4 -4.2 -6.6 -1.3

Dec 2009

-2.5 -6.8 -3.7 -5.4 -5.4 -2.2 -5.4 -3.6 -6.1 -1.2

Jan 2010

-1.9 -3.3 -3.7 -4.4 -5.0 -2.0 -4.4 -2.8 -5.2 -1.3

Feb 2010

-2.7 -3.5 -3.2 -3.9 -4.2 -2.1 -4.0 -2.3 -4.5 -1.9

Mar 2010

-0.7 -3.1 -2.5 -3.5 -3.3 -1.0 -3.3 -1.6 -3.9 -0.7

Apr 2010

0.1 -1.8 -1.3 -2.0 -2.9 -0.1 -1.6 -1.2 -2.4 0.5

May 2010

0.2 0.1 -0.6 -1.6 -2.1 0.2 -0.9 -0.9 -1.4 0.8

Jun 2010

0.3 1.1 -0.6 -1.4 -1.9 0.8 -0.6 -0.9 -0.9 0.9

Jul 2010

0.4 1.0 -1.2 -1.0 -2.1 1.3 0.2 -0.5 -0.1 0.9

Aug 2010

0.6 0.7 -0.9 -0.6 -1.2 1.4 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.5

Sep 2010

0.4 1.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.5 1.4 0.8 0.0 0.5 1.2

Oct 2010

0.8 1.3 0.6 -0.1 -0.8 1.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 1.2

Nov 2010

1.0 1.6 0.7 0.1 -0.5 1.6 0.5 0.8 1.2 1.1

Dec 2010

1.0 1.6 0.9 0.3 -0.6 1.6 1.1 0.5 1.3 1.2

Jan 2011

1.4 2.2 0.9 0.5 -0.3 2.3 2.0 0.9 1.4 1.6

Feb 2011

2.9 2.4 0.9 0.9 -0.1 2.7 2.4 0.7 1.5 2.8

Mar 2011

1.6 2.9 1.3 0.8 -0.1 2.3 2.1 0.7 1.6 1.9

Apr 2011

1.3 2.9 0.4 0.2 0.5 1.8 1.9 1.4 0.9 1.5

May 2011

1.1 2.5 0.3 0.0 0.2 1.7 1.8 1.1 0.5 0.7

Jun 2011

1.0 2.4 0.2 0.1 0.4 1.6 1.7 1.1 0.6 0.8

Jul 2011

1.4 2.7 1.2 0.4 1.9 1.2 2.0 1.4 1.3 1.2

Aug 2011

1.5 3.4 1.1 0.6 2.3 1.1 2.6 1.1 1.1 1.4

Sep 2011

1.9 3.2 0.9 0.8 1.2 1.6 3.2 1.2 1.6 1.8

Oct 2011

1.5 3.0 0.8 0.6 1.4 1.5 3.0 0.7 0.6 1.3

Nov 2011

1.7 3.2 1.3 0.8 1.3 1.6 3.6 0.7 1.2 1.2

Dec 2011

1.8 3.1 1.2 0.8 1.5 1.4 3.5 1.0 1.1 1.2

Jan 2012

2.1 3.5 1.9 1.1 2.1 1.3 3.1 0.3 1.3 1.1

Feb 2012

2.1 3.4 2.1 1.3 2.2 1.7 3.5 0.5 1.6 1.2

Mar 2012

1.9 3.5 1.9 1.5 2.2 2.0 4.0 0.4 1.9 1.4

Apr 2012

1.4 2.4 1.6 2.2 2.4 1.6 4.3 -0.2 2.5 1.0

May 2012

1.6 2.6 1.7 2.5 2.9 1.3 4.7 0.0 2.9 1.5

Jun 2012

1.6 2.7 1.9 2.7 3.0 0.9 5.4 0.0 3.0 1.4

Jul 2012

1.4 2.9 1.2 2.6 2.8 0.9 5.1 -0.4 2.5 0.8

Aug 2012

1.6 2.7 2.0 2.9 3.0 0.9 5.2 -0.3 2.7 1.3

Sep 2012

1.8 2.0 1.3 2.6 3.0 0.6 4.7 -0.3 2.8 1.1

Oct 2012

1.6 1.9 1.4 3.3 3.7 0.8 5.4 0.1 3.5 1.6

Nov 2012

1.7 2.0 1.2 3.7 4.1 0.7 5.4 0.3 3.6 1.7

Dec 2012

1.6 2.2 1.0 3.6 4.2 0.5 5.6 0.4 3.7 1.5

Jan 2013

1.4 1.9 0.9 3.2 3.9 0.3 5.3 0.4 3.0 1.6

Feb 2013

1.5 2.0 0.7 3.2 4.1 0.3 5.4 0.6 3.4 1.6

Mar 2013

1.4 1.8 0.3 3.0 4.3 -0.3 5.5 0.1 3.0 1.2

Apr 2013

1.4 2.0 0.9 2.4 3.9 -0.2 4.9 0.6 2.8 1.3

May 2013

1.6 2.3 1.0 2.3 3.6 -0.1 4.6 0.8 2.5 1.3

Jun 2013

1.5 2.3 1.2 2.3 2.9 -0.1 4.1 0.7 2.4 0.9

Jul 2013

1.1 1.3 1.2 2.8 3.4 0.2 4.0 1.1 2.6 1.0

Aug 2013

1.0 1.8 1.1 3.0 3.6 0.2 4.2 1.1 2.9 0.9

Sep 2013

1.2 1.7 1.6 3.1 3.6 0.2 4.0 1.0 2.1 0.7

Oct 2013

1.6 1.5 1.1 2.4 2.8 0.0 3.8 0.8 2.3 0.5

Nov 2013

1.7 1.2 0.9 2.1 2.5 0.1 3.6 0.7 1.8 0.5

Dec 2013

1.2 0.7 0.6 1.7 2.3 -0.2 3.7 0.5 1.7 0.5

Jan 2014

1.1 0.1 0.2 2.2 2.2 -0.3 3.6 0.6 2.6 0.7

Feb 2014

1.0 -0.3 0.4 2.1 2.0 -0.5 3.1 0.1 2.2 0.2

Mar 2014

1.1 -0.2 0.8 2.1 1.9 -0.6 2.7 0.9 2.2 0.2

Apr 2014

1.9 -0.4 0.3 2.4 1.6 0.5 2.7 0.7 1.8 0.2

May 2014

1.2 -0.1 0.2 2.2 2.2 0.6 2.4 0.9 1.8 0.2

Jun 2014

2.2 0.2 0.4 2.3 2.8 0.7 3.1 1.4 1.7 0.8

Jul 2014

2.6 1.0 1.3 1.8 2.3 1.2 3.4 1.8 1.7 0.6

Aug 2014(p)

2.1 0.1 0.5 1.7 2.2 0.8 3.3 1.4 1.2 0.3
Footnotes:

(p) preliminary.

In August 2014, among all of the nation’s metropolitan areas, 306 had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 57 had decreases, and 9 had no change. The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+156,500, or an increase of 1.8 percent), Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas (+107,400, or 3.9 percent), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+101,500, or 3.3 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Lawrence, Kansas (+5.9 percent), followed by Midland, Texas (+5.6 percent), and Kokomo, Indiana (+5.3 percent).

The largest over-the-year decrease in employment occurred in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (−3,800), followed by Syracuse, New York (−3,600, or a decline of 1.2 percent), and Peoria, Illinois (-3,500, or a decline of 1.9 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment occurred in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (−2.7 percent), Fairbanks, Alaska (−2.4 percent), and Danville, Virginia (−2.3 percent).

These metropolitan area data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Area) program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — August 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-14-1795. Oakland-Fremont-Hayward and San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City are metropolitan divisions; both are part of the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California, metropolitan area. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale and Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine are also metropolitan divisions; both are part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California, metropolitan area.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment change in baseball playoff metro areas, August 2009–August 2014 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20141002.htm (visited June 22, 2021).

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