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Ocean City, New Jersey, employment up 7.0 percent over the year ended August 2019

October 07, 2019

In August 2019, 52 metropolitan areas had statistically significant over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment and 337 were essentially unchanged.

12-month change in nonfarm payroll employment in metropolitan areas, by census division, August 2019

Census division and metropolitan area

Over-the-year change in employment

Over-the-year percent change

Employment, Aug 2019

Pacific Division

Albany, OR

800 1.8% 46,300

Anchorage, AK

2,200 1.2 181,400

Bakersfield, CA

5,400 2.0 271,700

Bellingham, WA

1,300 1.4 95,200

Bend-Redmond, OR

2,300 2.7 88,200

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

2,300 2.5 96,000

Chico, CA

700 0.9 83,000

Corvallis, OR

100 0.2 41,300

El Centro, CA

0 0.0 51,200

Eugene, OR

600 0.4 159,400

Fairbanks, AK

100 0.3 39,500

Fresno, CA

10,200 2.9 363,000

Grants Pass, OR

600 2.2 27,900

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

600 1.4 42,100

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

-400 -0.5 78,100

Kennewick-Richland, WA

4,200 3.6 121,500

Longview, WA

-100 -0.2 40,400

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

71,600 1.2 6,202,900

Madera, CA

1,000 2.6 39,400

Medford, OR

2,200 2.5 90,000

Merced, CA

2,600 3.8 71,100

Modesto, CA

3,100 1.7 183,200

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

800 1.5 52,500

Napa, CA

900 1.2 76,100

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

2,100 1.8 121,600

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

400 0.1 308,000

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

24,600 2.1 1,220,600

Redding, CA

900 1.3 68,600

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

37,300 2.5 1,530,200

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

14,400 1.4 1,017,800

Salem, OR

2,900 1.7 170,200

Salinas, CA

5,300 3.7 148,400

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

27,400 1.8 1,512,700

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

59,100 2.4 2,508,800

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

29,100 2.6 1,158,800

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

700 0.6 115,700

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

2,500 2.5 104,300

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

4,400 2.4 187,200

Santa Rosa, CA

2,400 1.1 213,100

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

63,200 3.1 2,122,600

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

5,200 2.1 254,900

Stockton-Lodi, CA

-1,000 -0.4 242,700

Urban Honolulu, HI

3,600 0.8 474,600

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

-500 -0.4 141,400

Visalia-Porterville, CA

2,700 2.1 129,200

Walla Walla, WA

300 1.1 27,700

Wenatchee, WA

800 1.7 48,100

Yakima, WA

600 0.7 87,700

Yuba City, CA

-200 -0.4 45,000

Mountain Division

Albuquerque, NM

2,400 0.6 394,600

Billings, MT

0 0.0 85,700

Boise City, ID

8,900 2.7 343,900

Boulder, CO

2,700 1.4 198,600

Carson City, NV

1,100 3.6 31,300

Casper, WY

1,000 2.6 40,000

Cheyenne, WY

600 1.3 47,900

Coeur d'Alene, ID

1,000 1.5 68,800

Colorado Springs, CO

9,600 3.3 303,900

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

29,600 1.9 1,547,700

Farmington, NM

400 0.9 47,200

Flagstaff, AZ

-900 -1.3 69,100

Fort Collins, CO

2,200 1.3 174,300

Grand Junction, CO

1,400 2.2 65,900

Great Falls, MT

300 0.8 35,700

Greeley, CO

2,400 2.2 112,200

Idaho Falls, ID

2,900 4.2 71,400

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

1,000 1.9 52,400

Las Cruces, NM

500 0.7 72,900

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

20,300 2.0 1,030,900

Lewiston, ID-WA

300 1.1 28,800

Logan, UT-ID

2,200 3.7 62,200

Missoula, MT

1,700 2.8 63,200

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

12,100 4.6 273,900

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

57,600 2.7 2,160,400

Pocatello, ID

1,400 3.9 37,100

Prescott, AZ

1,200 1.8 66,400

Provo-Orem, UT

7,600 2.9 268,200

Pueblo, CO

300 0.5 62,300

Reno, NV

13,500 5.5 257,900

Salt Lake City, UT

14,900 2.0 750,900

Santa Fe, NM

-300 -0.5 64,300

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

500 1.5 33,800

St. George, UT

2,800 4.1 71,700

Tucson, AZ

11,500 3.1 386,300

Twin Falls, ID

400 0.9 47,000

Yuma, AZ

1,100 2.0 55,700

East North Central Division

Akron, OH

900 0.3 340,400

Ann Arbor, MI

800 0.4 220,500

Appleton, WI

-300 -0.2 127,100

Battle Creek, MI

0 0.0 57,600

Bay City, MI

-700 -2.0 35,000

Bloomington, IL

300 0.3 90,900

Bloomington, IN

1,300 1.8 75,100

Canton-Massillon, OH

800 0.5 176,400

Carbondale-Marion, IL

1,500 2.6 58,200

Champaign-Urbana, IL

2,600 2.5 107,100

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

47,500 1.0 4,830,400

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

27,300 2.5 1,140,700

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

12,700 1.2 1,092,100

Columbus, IN

1,400 2.6 55,100

Columbus, OH

9,400 0.8 1,116,000

Danville, IL

700 2.6 27,500

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

2,200 1.2 189,000

Dayton, OH

-300 -0.1 390,800

Decatur, IL

400 0.8 52,400

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

-5,800 -0.3 2,034,100

Eau Claire, WI

100 0.1 87,500

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

300 0.2 142,800

Evansville, IN-KY

1,100 0.7 164,000

Flint, MI

2,000 1.4 142,500

Fond du Lac, WI

-500 -1.0 48,700

Fort Wayne, IN

5,600 2.5 231,600

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

3,200 0.6 564,500

Green Bay, WI

1,800 1.0 184,900

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

7,000 0.6 1,087,300

Jackson, MI

600 1.0 58,800

Janesville-Beloit, WI

900 1.3 71,500

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

100 0.1 147,800

Kankakee, IL

-500 -1.1 46,000

Kokomo, IN

1,000 2.5 41,800

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

1,100 1.4 78,800

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

-3,100 -3.0 100,000

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

1,700 0.7 231,900

Lima, OH

500 0.9 53,900

Madison, WI

100 0.0 403,700

Mansfield, OH

800 1.5 53,600

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-700 -1.7 40,900

Midland, MI

-200 -0.5 37,700

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

4,400 0.5 884,000

Monroe, MI

-100 -0.2 41,300

Muncie, IN

-200 -0.4 49,500

Muskegon, MI

500 0.8 66,800

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

500 0.8 63,700

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

700 0.7 98,000

Peoria, IL

-500 -0.3 176,800

Racine, WI

-100 -0.1 79,800

Rockford, IL

900 0.6 154,000

Saginaw, MI

200 0.2 87,500

Sheboygan, WI

1,100 1.7 65,400

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

2,500 1.8 143,300

Springfield, IL

1,400 1.2 118,700

Springfield, OH

600 1.2 50,600

Terre Haute, IN

400 0.6 69,900

Toledo, OH

600 0.2 309,400

Wausau, WI

1,400 1.9 74,400

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-700 -1.7 39,800

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-2,700 -1.2 215,400

West North Central Division

Ames, IA

600 1.2 51,500

Bismarck, ND

500 0.7 72,100

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

700 1.6 45,200

Cedar Rapids, IA

-200 -0.1 143,800

Columbia, MO

300 0.3 97,600

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

8,600 2.3 380,900

Dubuque, IA

500 0.8 60,900

Duluth, MN-WI

1,200 0.9 137,000

Fargo, ND-MN

700 0.5 141,700

Grand Forks, ND-MN

100 0.2 53,800

Grand Island, NE

100 0.2 42,100

Iowa City, IA

-900 -0.9 99,900

Jefferson City, MO

100 0.1 76,300

Joplin, MO

900 1.1 80,100

Kansas City, MO-KS

19,500 1.8 1,116,200

Lawrence, KS

-900 -1.7 51,900

Lincoln, NE

300 0.2 191,100

Manhattan, KS

-1,400 -3.3 40,900

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

900 1.6 57,400

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

-900 0.0 2,026,500

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

12,400 2.5 515,200

Rapid City, SD

100 0.1 73,600

Rochester, MN

800 0.6 125,800

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

700 0.8 89,500

Sioux Falls, SD

5,600 3.5 165,500

Springfield, MO

3,200 1.5 215,100

St. Cloud, MN

1,200 1.1 111,100

St. Joseph, MO-KS

500 0.8 62,500

St. Louis, MO-IL

26,400 1.9 1,412,100

Topeka, KS

2,800 2.5 115,300

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-100 -0.1 90,700

Wichita, KS

2,100 0.7 300,500

East South Central Division

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

200 0.4 47,600

Auburn-Opelika, AL

1,000 1.5 66,500

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

7,400 1.4 547,400

Bowling Green, KY

1,100 1.4 77,200

Chattanooga, TN-GA

2,900 1.1 265,200

Clarksville, TN-KY

2,000 2.2 94,300

Cleveland, TN

0 0.0 46,100

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

2,300 2.9 81,500

Decatur, AL

1,600 2.9 57,500

Dothan, AL

600 1.0 59,500

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

600 1.1 57,700

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

700 1.2 57,300

Gadsden, AL

900 2.4 38,700

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

2,800 1.8 158,200

Hattiesburg, MS

2,200 3.4 66,600

Huntsville, AL

7,200 3.0 244,800

Jackson, MS

5,200 1.9 284,100

Jackson, TN

1,200 1.7 70,600

Johnson City, TN

600 0.8 80,400

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

2,300 1.9 123,300

Knoxville, TN

7,200 1.8 407,600

Lexington-Fayette, KY

6,300 2.3 281,300

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

6,600 1.0 680,300

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

8,900 1.4 658,400

Mobile, AL

2,400 1.3 187,200

Montgomery, AL

2,400 1.4 179,800

Morristown, TN

500 1.1 46,100

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

19,100 1.9 1,035,600

Owensboro, KY

-100 -0.2 54,300

Tuscaloosa, AL

2,500 2.3 112,700

West South Central Division

Abilene, TX

200 0.3 69,700

Alexandria, LA

-100 -0.2 61,200

Amarillo, TX

900 0.8 120,100

Austin-Round Rock, TX

22,200 2.1 1,094,900

Baton Rouge, LA

1,600 0.4 411,000

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

1,400 0.8 166,400

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

100 0.1 141,700

College Station-Bryan, TX

800 0.7 118,200

Corpus Christi, TX

1,600 0.8 194,600

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

115,800 3.1 3,810,900

El Paso, TX

3,100 1.0 319,400

Enid, OK

0 0.0 25,500

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

8,300 3.2 264,500

Fort Smith, AR-OK

-500 -0.4 112,000

Hammond, LA

300 0.7 46,200

Hot Springs, AR

700 1.8 39,500

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-2,500 -2.9 84,200

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

81,900 2.7 3,166,900

Jonesboro, AR

1,200 2.1 59,300

Killeen-Temple, TX

3,400 2.4 146,100

Lafayette, LA

1,900 0.9 205,300

Lake Charles, LA

300 0.3 118,700

Laredo, TX

500 0.5 106,600

Lawton, OK

800 1.8 45,500

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

1,300 0.4 362,800

Longview, TX

-600 -0.6 96,900

Lubbock, TX

1,600 1.1 150,100

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

5,700 2.2 267,400

Midland, TX

900 0.8 111,400

Monroe, LA

-300 -0.4 77,400

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

10,900 1.9 585,700

Odessa, TX

2,000 2.5 82,800

Oklahoma City, OK

7,900 1.2 656,700

Pine Bluff, AR

-400 -1.2 32,700

San Angelo, TX

400 0.8 50,400

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

22,000 2.1 1,082,600

Sherman-Denison, TX

500 1.0 48,900

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-3,300 -1.8 178,300

Texarkana, TX-AR

900 1.5 59,800

Tulsa, OK

-3,900 -0.9 450,500

Tyler, TX

900 0.8 107,400

Victoria, TX

0 0.0 41,900

Waco, TX

1,200 1.0 123,100

Wichita Falls, TX

500 0.8 60,000

South Atlantic Division

Albany, GA

400 0.6 62,700

Asheville, NC

8,300 4.3 203,500

Athens-Clarke County, GA

900 0.9 99,300

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

42,500 1.5 2,848,100

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

4,000 1.7 243,600

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

12,900 0.9 1,425,800

Beckley, WV

100 0.2 44,800

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

400 0.5 77,200

Brunswick, GA

1,300 2.9 46,600

Burlington, NC

1,600 2.6 63,400

California-Lexington Park, MD

100 0.2 46,000

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

10,600 4.0 277,200

Charleston, WV

-300 -0.3 110,600

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

6,000 1.6 373,600

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

27,500 2.3 1,239,200

Charlottesville, VA

2,100 1.8 118,100

Columbia, SC

1,000 0.2 403,600

Columbus, GA-AL

-400 -0.3 122,400

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

2,400 2.0 120,400

Cumberland, MD-WV

300 0.8 39,000

Dalton, GA

600 0.9 69,300

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

3,400 1.7 207,200

Dover, DE

1,700 2.5 69,800

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

300 0.1 315,800

Fayetteville, NC

1,700 1.3 130,800

Florence, SC

1,700 1.9 92,300

Gainesville, FL

1,500 1.1 143,300

Gainesville, GA

3,900 4.2 97,000

Goldsboro, NC

200 0.5 41,500

Greensboro-High Point, NC

800 0.2 360,500

Greenville, NC

300 0.4 81,200

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

7,200 1.7 430,100

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

1,300 1.2 105,900

Harrisonburg, VA

1,100 1.7 67,000

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

100 0.1 154,400

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

3,300 3.9 87,200

Hinesville, GA

400 1.9 21,100

Homosassa Springs, FL

500 1.5 33,800

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-700 -0.5 133,700

Jacksonville, FL

15,600 2.2 726,000

Jacksonville, NC

100 0.2 50,100

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

3,800 1.7 231,800

Lynchburg, VA

1,100 1.0 106,200

Macon-Bibb County, GA

1,400 1.4 104,300

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

53,100 2.0 2,725,800

Morgantown, WV

-1,400 -2.0 67,700

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

4,200 2.3 184,700

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

4,900 3.3 151,900

New Bern, NC

200 0.4 45,200

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

800 0.3 307,200

Ocala, FL

3,100 3.0 107,600

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

51,600 4.0 1,347,400

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

7,400 3.3 231,700

Panama City, FL

-1,700 -1.9 85,700

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

0 0.0 38,300

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

900 0.5 184,400

Port St. Lucie, FL

5,400 3.6 155,900

Punta Gorda, FL

1,900 4.0 49,800

Raleigh, NC

10,800 1.7 651,300

Richmond, VA

4,400 0.6 687,200

Roanoke, VA

2,100 1.3 162,900

Rocky Mount, NC

-500 -0.9 55,300

Rome, GA

1,200 2.9 42,400

Salisbury, MD-DE

200 0.1 173,300

Savannah, GA

2,100 1.1 186,400

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

1,800 3.4 54,400

Sebring, FL

300 1.2 25,900

Spartanburg, SC

4,300 2.7 162,000

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

1,000 2.0 51,600

Sumter, SC

100 0.2 40,400

Tallahassee, FL

6,100 3.4 186,600

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

21,700 1.6 1,375,100

The Villages, FL

900 3.0 30,600

Valdosta, GA

1,100 2.0 57,300

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

2,600 0.3 800,600

Warner Robins, GA

1,500 2.0 77,500

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

33,600 1.0 3,334,700

Wheeling, WV-OH

1,100 1.6 69,500

Wilmington, NC

2,000 1.5 134,200

Winchester, VA-WV

2,300 3.6 66,000

Winston-Salem, NC

7,600 2.9 272,400

New England Division

Bangor, ME

1,300 2.0 67,500

Barnstable Town, MA

0 0.0 121,200

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

39,600 1.4 2,810,500

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

4,900 1.2 412,300

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

1,200 0.9 127,700

Danbury, CT

600 0.8 77,200

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

700 1.3 53,400

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

1,900 0.3 576,800

Leominster-Gardner, MA

800 1.5 54,700

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

700 1.4 50,900

Manchester, NH

1,300 1.1 115,800

New Bedford, MA

900 1.4 67,100

New Haven, CT

6,300 2.3 285,600

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

-800 -0.6 131,200

Pittsfield, MA

600 1.4 43,100

Portland-South Portland, ME

4,400 2.1 218,900

Portsmouth, NH-ME

1,500 1.5 98,700

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

8,000 1.4 600,000

Springfield, MA-CT

9,100 2.7 341,900

Waterbury, CT

-100 -0.1 67,600

Worcester, MA-CT

700 0.2 284,500

Middle Atlantic Division

Albany-Schedy-Troy, NY

-900 -0.2 469,100

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

6,200 1.7 377,600

Altoona, PA

600 1.0 62,100

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

1,100 0.8 138,500

Binghamton, NY

700 0.7 103,600

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

900 2.1 43,100

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

4,100 0.7 570,000

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

900 1.5 62,600

East Stroudsburg, PA

500 0.8 59,800

Elmira, NY

200 0.5 36,700

Erie, PA

1,300 1.0 128,800

Gettysburg, PA

200 0.6 35,000

Glens Falls, NY

-800 -1.3 58,800

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

300 0.1 350,400

Ithaca, NY

2,300 3.7 64,400

Johnstown, PA

600 1.1 54,000

Kingston, NY

1,400 2.2 63,900

Lancaster, PA

1,500 0.6 258,800

Lebanon, PA

1,000 1.9 53,600

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

134,200 1.4 9,938,000

Ocean City, NJ

4,000 7.0 61,100

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

41,500 1.4 2,960,500

Pittsburgh, PA

6,400 0.5 1,187,700

Reading, PA

3,100 1.7 180,800

Rochester, NY

2,500 0.5 537,000

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

200 0.1 261,400

State College, PA

0 0.0 79,100

Syracuse, NY

4,100 1.3 324,000

Trenton, NJ

5,600 2.1 277,200

Utica-Rome, NY

-400 -0.3 129,000

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

1,800 3.2 58,800

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

200 0.5 43,500

Williamsport, PA

200 0.4 53,500

York-Hanover, PA

200 0.1 186,200

Note:
New England Division: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.
Middle Atlantic Division: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.
South Atlantic Division: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia.
East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee.
West South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas.
East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin.
West North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota.
Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming.
Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington.

The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Ocean City, New Jersey (+7.0 percent), Reno, Nevada (+5.5 percent), and Ogden-Clearfield, Utah (+4.6 percent). Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, and Punta Gorda, all in Florida, St. George, Utah; Gainesville, Georgia; Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Asheville, North Carolina all had employment increases of 4.0–4.3 percent over the year ended in August 2019.

Among large metropolitan areas, nonfarm employment rose in 32 of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, while employment was essentially unchanged in 19 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+4.0 percent), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, and Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington (+3.1 percent each), and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas, and Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona (+2.7 percent each).

In terms of the number of jobs, the largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+134,200, an increase of 1.4 percent), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+115,800), and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (+81,900).

Employment increased by over 50,000 in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida; Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida; Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona; San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California; Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington; and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California.

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 2019." Also see the 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, Ocean City, New Jersey, employment up 7.0 percent over the year ended August 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/ocean-city-new-jersey-employment-up-7-0-percent-over-the-year-ended-august-2019.htm (visited October 14, 2019).

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