Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana, has largest percentage job gain from November 2016 to November 2017

January 08, 2018

Nonfarm payroll employment increased from November 2016 to November 2017 in 313 metropolitan areas, decreased in 70 areas, and did not change in 5 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana (+5.3 percent), Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama (+5.1 percent), and Ocean City, New Jersey (+5.1 percent).

 

 

Percent change in nonfarm employment by metropolitan area, November 2016 to November 2017, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area Percent change

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

5.3%

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

5.1

Ocean City, NJ

5.1

St. George, UT

4.9

Athens-Clarke County, GA

4.8

Auburn-Opelika, AL

4.7

Lake Charles, LA

4.5

Columbus, IN

4.2

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

4.1

Greeley, CO

3.9

New Bedford, MA NECTA

3.9

Provo-Orem, UT

3.9

Punta Gorda, FL

3.7

College Station-Bryan, TX

3.7

Gettysburg, PA

3.4

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

3.4

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

3.3

Bend-Redmond, OR

3.3

Madera, CA

3.2

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

3.2

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

3.2

The Villages, FL

3.2

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

3.2

Raleigh, NC

3.2

Wilmington, NC

3.2

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

3.1

Boise City, ID

3.1

Redding, CA

3.0

Chattanooga, TN-GA

3.0

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

3.0

Corpus Christi, TX

2.9

Jacksonville, FL

2.8

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

2.8

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

2.8

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

2.8

Huntsville, AL

2.7

Fort Collins, CO

2.7

Joplin, MO

2.7

Austin-Round Rock, TX

2.7

Salt Lake City, UT

2.7

Sebring, FL

2.6

Kankakee, IL

2.6

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

2.6

Iowa City, IA

2.6

Springfield, MO

2.6

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

2.6

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

2.6

El Paso, TX

2.6

Bellingham, WA

2.6

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

2.6

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

2.5

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

2.5

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

2.5

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

2.5

Enid, OK

2.5

Albany, OR

2.5

Decatur, AL

2.4

Boulder, CO

2.4

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

2.4

Carson City, NV

2.4

Dayton, OH

2.4

Morristown, TN

2.4

Midland, TX

2.4

Odessa, TX

2.4

Logan, UT-ID

2.4

Winchester, VA-WV

2.4

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

2.4

Walla Walla, WA

2.4

Appleton, WI

2.4

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

2.3

Gainesville, GA

2.3

Kokomo, IN

2.3

Bowling Green, KY

2.3

Ann Arbor, MI

2.3

Ithaca, NY

2.3

Eugene, OR

2.3

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

2.3

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

2.3

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

2.2

Modesto, CA

2.2

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

2.2

Pocatello, ID

2.2

Ames, IA

2.2

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

2.2

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

2.2

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

2.2

Spartanburg, SC

2.2

Wenatchee, WA

2.2

Yakima, WA

2.2

Janesville-Beloit, WI

2.2

Madison, WI

2.2

Tuscaloosa, AL

2.1

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

2.1

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

2.1

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

2.1

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2.1

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

2.1

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

2.1

Rapid City, SD

2.1

Gainesville, FL

2.0

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2.0

Hattiesburg, MS

2.0

Columbia, MO

2.0

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

2.0

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

2.0

Killeen-Temple, TX

2.0

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

2.0

Harrisonburg, VA

2.0

Napa, CA

1.9

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

1.9

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

1.9

Evansville, IN-KY

1.9

Baton Rouge, LA

1.9

Muskegon, MI

1.9

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

1.9

Saginaw, MI

1.9

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

1.9

Burlington, NC

1.9

Charlottesville, VA

1.9

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

1.8

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

1.8

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

1.8

St. Cloud, MN

1.8

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

1.8

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1.8

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

1.8

Fresno, CA

1.7

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

1.7

Visalia-Porterville, CA

1.7

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

1.7

Lewiston, ID-WA

1.7

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

1.7

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

1.7

Duluth, MN-WI

1.7

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

1.7

Medford, OR

1.7

Lancaster, PA

1.7

Gadsden, AL

1.6

Jonesboro, AR

1.6

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1.6

Salisbury, MD-DE

1.6

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

1.6

Panama City, FL

1.6

Warner Robins, GA

1.6

Idaho Falls, ID

1.6

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

1.6

Monroe, MI

1.6

Missoula, MT

1.6

Manchester, NH NECTA

1.6

Oklahoma City, OK

1.6

Tulsa, OK

1.6

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

1.6

Longview, TX

1.6

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

1.6

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

1.5

El Centro, CA

1.5

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

1.5

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

1.5

Savannah, GA

1.5

Fargo, ND-MN

1.5

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

1.5

Erie, PA

1.5

Bakersfield, CA

1.4

Merced, CA

1.4

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1.4

Cedar Rapids, IA

1.4

Jackson, MI

1.4

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

1.4

Fayetteville, NC

1.4

Jacksonville, NC

1.4

Pittsburgh, PA

1.4

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

1.4

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

1.4

Tyler, TX

1.4

Richmond, VA

1.4

Santa Rosa, CA

1.3

Ocala, FL

1.3

Hammond, LA

1.3

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

1.3

Billings, MT

1.3

Syracuse, NY

1.3

Salem, OR

1.3

Amarillo, TX

1.3

Chico, CA

1.2

Salinas, CA

1.2

Stockton-Lodi, CA

1.2

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

1.2

Colorado Springs, CO

1.2

Urban Honolulu, HI

1.2

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.2

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

1.2

Kansas City, MO-KS

1.2

Corvallis, OR

1.2

Reading, PA

1.2

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

1.2

Roanoke, VA

1.2

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

1.2

Morgantown, WV

1.2

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

1.2

Racine, WI

1.2

Wausau, WI

1.2

Yuma, AZ

1.1

Hot Springs, AR

1.1

Bloomington, IN

1.1

Topeka, KS

1.1

Lincoln, NE

1.1

Johnstown, PA

1.1

Florence, SC

1.1

Kennewick-Richland, WA

1.1

Casper, WY

1.1

Cheyenne, WY

1.1

Port St. Lucie, FL

1.0

Hinesville, GA

1.0

Carbondale-Marion, IL

1.0

Wichita, KS

1.0

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

1.0

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

1.0

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

1.0

Asheville, NC

1.0

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

1.0

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

1.0

Lubbock, TX

1.0

Wichita Falls, TX

1.0

Longview, WA

1.0

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

1.0

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

0.9

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

0.9

Valdosta, GA

0.9

Monroe, LA

0.9

California-Lexington Park, MD

0.9

Glens Falls, NY

0.9

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

0.9

Utica-Rome, NY

0.9

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

0.9

New Bern, NC

0.9

Johnson City, TN

0.9

Laredo, TX

0.9

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

0.8

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

0.8

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

0.8

Tallahassee, FL

0.8

Columbus, GA-AL

0.8

Coeur d'Alene, ID

0.8

Fort Wayne, IN

0.8

Terre Haute, IN

0.8

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

0.8

Jackson, MS

0.8

St. Louis, MO-IL

0.8

Reno, NV

0.8

Albuquerque, NM

0.8

Kingston, NY

0.8

Winston-Salem, NC

0.8

Columbus, OH

0.8

Springfield, OH

0.8

Grants Pass, OR

0.8

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

0.8

Fond du Lac, WI

0.8

Yuba City, CA

0.7

Rome, GA

0.7

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

0.7

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

0.7

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

0.7

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

0.6

New Haven, CT NECTA

0.6

Dalton, GA

0.6

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

0.6

Muncie, IN

0.6

Owensboro, KY

0.6

Columbia, SC

0.6

Clarksville, TN-KY

0.6

Jackson, TN

0.6

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

0.6

Prescott, AZ

0.5

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

0.5

Pueblo, CO

0.5

Danbury, CT NECTA

0.5

Brunswick, GA

0.5

Bloomington, IL

0.5

Peoria, IL

0.5

Battle Creek, MI

0.5

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

0.5

Greensboro-High Point, NC

0.5

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

0.5

Victoria, TX

0.5

Green Bay, WI

0.5

Dover, DE

0.4

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

0.4

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

0.4

Lima, OH

0.4

York-Hanover, PA

0.4

Knoxville, TN

0.4

San Angelo, TX

0.4

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

0.3

Dothan, AL

0.3

Waterbury, CT NECTA

0.3

Lafayette, LA

0.3

Rochester, MN

0.3

Canton-Massillon, OH

0.3

East Stroudsburg, PA

0.3

Sumter, SC

0.3

Abilene, TX

0.3

Lynchburg, VA

0.3

Lexington-Fayette, KY

0.2

Toledo, OH

0.2

Sherman-Denison, TX

0.2

Texarkana, TX-AR

0.2

Montgomery, AL

0.1

Fort Smith, AR-OK

0.1

Rockford, IL

0.1

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

0.1

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

0.1

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

0.1

Charleston, WV

0.1

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

0.0

Flagstaff, AZ

0.0

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

0.0

Great Falls, MT

0.0

Farmington, NM

0.0

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

-0.1

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-0.1

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

-0.1

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

-0.1

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

-0.1

Macon-Bibb County, GA

-0.2

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

-0.2

Santa Fe, NM

-0.2

Binghamton, NY

-0.2

Goldsboro, NC

-0.2

Lawton, OK

-0.2

Lebanon, PA

-0.2

Anchorage, AK

-0.3

Fairbanks, AK

-0.3

Grand Junction, CO

-0.3

Homosassa Springs, FL

-0.3

Albany, GA

-0.3

Springfield, IL

-0.3

Dubuque, IA

-0.3

Midland, MI

-0.3

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

-0.3

Mobile, AL

-0.4

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

-0.4

Jefferson City, MO

-0.4

Las Cruces, NM

-0.4

Mansfield, OH

-0.4

Lawrence, KS

-0.5

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

-0.5

Greenville, NC

-0.5

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-0.5

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-0.5

Champaign-Urbana, IL

-0.6

Decatur, IL

-0.6

Bangor, ME NECTA

-0.6

Flint, MI

-0.6

Rochester, NY

-0.6

State College, PA

-0.6

Tucson, AZ

-0.7

Grand Island, NE

-0.7

Trenton, NJ

-0.7

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-0.7

Williamsport, PA

-0.7

Wheeling, WV-OH

-0.7

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

-0.8

Bismarck, ND

-0.8

Akron, OH

-0.8

Altoona, PA

-0.8

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

-0.8

Sheboygan, WI

-0.8

Alexandria, LA

-0.9

Sioux Falls, SD

-0.9

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

-1.1

Bay City, MI

-1.1

St. Joseph, MO-KS

-1.1

Waco, TX

-1.1

Rocky Mount, NC

-1.2

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-1.3

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-1.3

Cumberland, MD-WV

-1.3

Eau Claire, WI

-1.4

Pine Bluff, AR

-1.5

Danville, IL

-1.7

Elmira, NY

-2.1

Manhattan, KS

-2.2

Grand Forks, ND-MN

-2.7

Beckley, WV

-2.9

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-3.1

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-3.6

Cleveland, TN

-3.6

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

-5.6

The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Cape Girardeau, Missouri-Illinois (−5.6 percent), followed by Cleveland, Tennessee, and Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana (−3.6 percent each).

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 and may be revised. To learn more, see “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — November 2017” (HTML) (PDF). More charts and maps are in the metropolitan area chart package.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana, has largest percentage job gain from November 2016 to November 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/elkhart-goshen-indiana-has-largest-percentage-job-gain-from-november-2016-to-november-2017.htm (visited January 23, 2018).

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