Austin-Round Rock, Texas, had largest percent job gains among large areas since August 2008

October 09, 2018

From August 2008 to August 2018, employment increased for all 51 metropolitan areas with a Census 2010 population of 1 million or more. On average, employment increased 12.1 percent. Over that period, Austin-Round Rock, Texas, had the largest 10-year percent change (35.3 percent), followed by Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee (25.7 percent).

Percent change in employment for metropolitan areas with a Census 2010 population of 1 million or more, August 2008–18, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area 10 year change (p) 5 year change (p) 1 year change (p)

Austin-Round Rock, TX

35.3% 20.6% 3.3%

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

25.7 17.4 1.4

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

22.6 21.4 4.1

Raleigh, NC

22.5 17.7 3.2

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

22.0 16.5 3.2

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

21.9 18.1 3.1

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

21.6 13.5 1.2

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

21.5 22.0 3.5

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

19.6 15.5 2.8

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

19.1 18.2 2.7

Salt Lake City, UT

18.6 15.4 3.0

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

17.9 15.5 1.9

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

17.7 9.8 3.7

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

16.7 16.5 3.9

Jacksonville, FL

16.4 17.1 3.1

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

15.5 15.1 2.5

Columbus, OH

15.4 11.1 0.8

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

14.8 14.9 2.5

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

14.6 15.1 2.0

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

14.3 13.8 1.5

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

13.3 16.5 3.6

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

12.6 10.3 2.0

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

12.4 9.9 2.3

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

12.2 12.2 1.7

Oklahoma City, OK

11.8 6.9 2.6

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

11.4 19.0 3.7

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

10.7 9.7 2.1

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

10.7 9.4 1.4

Richmond, VA

10.1 9.0 1.1

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

9.9 13.8 1.5

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

9.8 7.9 2.0

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

9.4 8.3 0.2

Kansas City, MO-KS

9.1 10.1 1.8

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

8.7 7.1 1.8

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

7.9 9.9 1.2

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

7.4 8.6 0.9

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

6.9 3.9 1.0

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

6.4 8.0 1.2

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

5.9 7.5 1.7

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

5.6 8.1 1.7

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

4.5 6.4 0.8

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

4.0 4.8 1.6

Rochester, NY

3.2 3.9 1.2

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

3.0 5.2 2.5

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

3.0 8.3 2.2

St. Louis, MO-IL

3.0 6.5 0.8

Pittsburgh, PA

2.7 2.2 0.5

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

2.5 5.1 0.8

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

2.2 4.2 1.9

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

2.1 3.8 0.9

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

0.8 5.2 1.4
Footnotes:

(p) August 2018 data are preliminary

For the decade ending August 2018, Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama, had the smallest growth in employment (0.8 percent), followed by Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia-North Carolina (2.1 percent).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — August 2018." Also see Charts related to the latest "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment" news release.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Austin-Round Rock, Texas, had largest percent job gains among large areas since August 2008 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/austin-round-rock-texas-had-largest-percent-job-gains-among-large-areas-since-august-2008.htm (visited October 19, 2018).

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