Employment in New York and Dallas areas up over 100,000, June 2017 to June 2018

August 06, 2018

From June 2017 to June 2018, nonfarm employment rose in 35 of 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more and remained essentially unchanged in 16 areas. The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+117,400; an increase of 1.2 percent), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+109,400; 3.0 percent), and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (+94,600; 3.1 percent).

12-month change in nonfarm employment, large metropolitan areas, June 2017–2018
Metropolitan area Over-the-year employment change Over-the-year percent change Statistically significant change Employment, June 2017  Employment, June 2018

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

117,400 1.2% Yes 9,789,800 9,907,200

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

109,400 3.0 Yes 3,606,800 3,716,200

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

94,600 3.1 Yes 3,038,800 3,133,400

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

83,400 1.4 Yes 6,049,200 6,132,600

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

61,400 3.1 Yes 1,999,200 2,060,600

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

60,300 3.0 Yes 2,014,500 2,074,800

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

53,400 1.9 Yes 2,771,400 2,824,800

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

51,500 1.6 Yes 3,300,300 3,351,800

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

49,000 1.7 Yes 2,923,200 2,972,200

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

49,000 1.8 Yes 2,731,300 2,780,300

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

46,500 1.0 Yes 4,757,400 4,803,900

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

45,800 3.2 Yes 1,445,800 1,491,600

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

44,100 3.6 Yes 1,238,500 1,282,600

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

42,500 2.9 Yes 1,475,400 1,517,900

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

40,500 2.0 Yes 2,009,000 2,049,500

Austin-Round Rock, TX

35,700 3.4 Yes 1,038,400 1,074,100

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

34,800 1.4 Yes 2,404,900 2,439,700

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

34,100 3.1 Yes 1,103,000 1,137,100

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

34,100 1.3 Yes 2,613,800 2,647,900

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

31,200 2.6 Yes 1,184,900 1,216,100

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

28,900 2.2 Yes 1,312,000 1,340,900

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

28,800 3.0 Yes 974,100 1,002,900

Kansas City, MO-KS

28,400 2.6 Yes 1,088,300 1,116,700

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

25,800 2.2 Yes 1,179,400 1,205,200

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

22,900 2.1 Yes 1,072,300 1,095,200

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

22,500 1.5 Yes 1,460,700 1,483,200

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

21,500 1.5 Yes 1,407,800 1,429,300

Jacksonville, FL

21,300 3.1 Yes 685,800 707,100

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

20,600 2.1 Yes 975,900 996,500

Raleigh, NC

19,600 3.2 Yes 618,000 637,600

Salt Lake City, UT

18,200 2.5 Yes 719,000 737,200

Oklahoma City, OK

17,700 2.8 Yes 633,300 651,000

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

17,500 1.6 Yes 1,064,000 1,081,500

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

16,800 0.8 No 2,034,600 2,051,400

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

15,500 1.5 No 1,044,200 1,059,700

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

15,300 1.6 Yes 971,300 986,600

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

15,300 2.4 Yes 638,100 653,400

St. Louis, MO-IL

14,300 1.0 No 1,392,600 1,406,900

Columbus, OH

14,000 1.3 No 1,089,500 1,103,500

Pittsburgh, PA

12,300 1.0 No 1,181,600 1,193,900

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

10,900 1.0 No 1,104,500 1,115,400

Rochester, NY

8,800 1.6 No 538,000 546,800

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

8,100 1.4 No 598,000 606,100

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

8,000 1.4 No 567,200 575,200

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

7,900 1.4 No 578,100 586,000

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

7,700 0.9 No 874,900 882,600

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

6,700 1.3 No 532,500 539,200

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

4,300 0.5 No 791,700 796,000

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

4,300 0.7 No 575,900 580,200

Richmond, VA

4,200 0.6 No 677,700 681,900

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

2,200 0.3 No 671,200 673,400

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California; Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona; Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington also had increases in employment of more than 60,000 over the June 2017–June 2018 period.

The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+3.6 percent; an employment increase of 44,100), Austin-Round Rock, Texas (+3.4 percent; 35,700), and Raleigh, North Carolina (+3.2 percent; 19,600), and Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (+3.2 percent; 45,800).

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 — June 2018." Also see Charts related to the latest "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment" news release.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment in New York and Dallas areas up over 100,000, June 2017 to June 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/employment-in-new-york-and-dallas-areas-up-over-100000-june-2017-to-june-2018.htm (visited October 18, 2018).

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