Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida, led percent job gains among large areas since February 2019

April 11, 2019

From February 2018 to February 2019, nonfarm employment rose in 25 of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, while employment was essentially unchanged in 26 areas. Over that period, Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida, had the largest percentage increase in employment (3.9 percent).

12-month percent change in employment for metropolitan areas with a Census 2010 population of 1 million or more, February 2019, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area Percent change in employment(p) Net change in employment(p) February 2018 employment February 2019 employment(p) Statistically significant?

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

3.9% 49,800 1,279,900 1,329,700 Yes

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

3.1 64,600 2,093,200 2,157,800 Yes

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

3.0 29,800 994,400 1,024,200 Yes

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

2.8 102,500 3,628,100 3,730,600 Yes

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

2.8 27,800 984,100 1,011,900 Yes

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

2.7 26,800 990,000 1,016,800 Yes

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2.4 66,500 2,743,000 2,809,500 Yes

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

2.4 72,600 3,047,700 3,120,300 Yes

Austin-Round Rock, TX

2.3 23,800 1,054,300 1,078,100 Yes

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2.3 56,300 2,406,400 2,462,700 Yes

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

2.3 25,600 1,110,100 1,135,700 Yes

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

2.2 22,900 1,043,200 1,066,100 Yes

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

2.1 24,700 1,187,100 1,211,800 Yes

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2.0 53,000 2,672,100 2,725,100 Yes

Salt Lake City, UT

2.0 14,100 722,300 736,400 Yes

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

1.9 26,200 1,343,800 1,370,000 Yes

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1.8 25,800 1,471,000 1,496,800 Yes

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

1.8 36,000 2,011,300 2,047,300 Yes

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

1.7 11,000 639,700 650,700 Yes

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

1.6 18,900 1,181,000 1,199,900 Yes

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

1.5 7,800 533,000 540,800 No

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1.5 16,800 1,086,900 1,103,700 Yes

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

1.4 63,000 4,636,600 4,699,600 Yes

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1.4 19,900 1,469,900 1,489,800 Yes

Columbus, OH

1.3 14,400 1,081,400 1,095,800 No

Oklahoma City, OK

1.3 8,300 640,200 648,500 No

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.2 17,100 1,392,700 1,409,800 No

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

1.2 12,300 1,047,400 1,059,700 No

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

1.2 18,300 1,488,600 1,506,900 No

Jacksonville, FL

1.1 7,400 704,100 711,500 No

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

1.1 107,800 9,671,000 9,778,800 Yes

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

1.1 31,100 2,900,000 2,931,100 Yes

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

1.0 6,700 660,300 667,000 No

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

1.0 5,600 573,200 578,800 No

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

0.9 17,400 1,997,600 2,015,000 No

Raleigh, NC

0.9 5,700 625,000 630,700 No

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

0.8 8,600 1,052,500 1,061,100 No

St. Louis, MO-IL

0.8 11,400 1,367,100 1,378,500 No

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

0.7 42,900 6,128,200 6,171,100 No

Richmond, VA

0.7 4,800 670,300 675,100 No

Kansas City, MO-KS

0.6 6,500 1,079,900 1,086,400 No

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

0.6 5,200 864,100 869,300 No

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

0.6 20,700 3,268,900 3,289,600 No

Pittsburgh, PA

0.5 6,400 1,167,600 1,174,000 No

Rochester, NY

0.5 2,900 532,900 535,800 No

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

0.4 10,200 2,727,600 2,737,800 No

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

0.3 1,400 554,300 555,700 No

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

0.2 1,700 779,500 781,200 No

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

0.1 800 574,900 575,700 No

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

0.1 300 579,700 580,000 No

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

-0.5 -10,400 1,983,500 1,973,100 No
Footnotes:

(p) = preliminary.

In February 2019, other areas with an over-the-year percentage increase in employment of at least 3.0 percent were Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona (3.1 percent), and Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee (3.0 percent). Among those areas with a significant increase in employment, New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, and Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, had the smallest, at 1.1 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 — February 2019." 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, Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida, led percent job gains among large areas since February 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/orlando-kissimmee-sanford-florida-led-percent-job-gains-among-large-areas-since-february-2019.htm (visited April 20, 2019).

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