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307 metro areas had over-the-year employment decreases in June 2020

July 31, 2020

From June 2019 to June 2020, 307 metropolitan areas had decreases in nonfarm payroll employment and 82 were essentially unchanged. Employment in Atlantic City-Hammonton and Ocean City, both in New Jersey, decreased by 29.2 percent and 28.7 percent, respectively. These were the largest over-the-year percentage losses in employment among metropolitan areas. Employment decreased 40,000 in the Atlantic City area and 15,600 in the Ocean City area.

Over-the-year change in nonfarm payroll employment, selected states and metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, June 2020
State and metropolitan area Percent change Employment, June 2019 Employment, June 2020 Change in employment

Arizona

-3.3% 2,869,800 2,775,100 -94,700

Sierra Vista-Douglas

1.5 33,100 33,600 500

Prescott

-0.9 65,200 64,600 -600

Tucson

-2.8 379,400 368,800 -10,600

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

-3.0 2,124,200 2,060,500 -63,700

Yuma

-5.1 54,900 52,100 -2,800

Lake Havasu City-Kingman

-7.5 51,800 47,900 -3,900

Flagstaff

-15.2 67,600 57,300 -10,300

Tennessee

-4.9 3,104,500 2,951,800 -152,700

Cleveland

1.7 47,200 48,000 800

Chattanooga

-2.3 267,200 261,000 -6,200

Morristown

-2.6 46,700 45,500 -1,200

Clarksville

-2.8 91,800 89,200 -2,600

Johnson City

-2.9 78,800 76,500 -2,300

Knoxville

-3.3 401,400 388,200 -13,200

Jackson

-5.6 69,400 65,500 -3,900

Memphis

-6.1 651,100 611,100 -40,000

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin

-6.4 1,043,300 976,900 -66,400

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol

-6.6 120,600 112,700 -7,900

Georgia

-5.2 4,609,400 4,370,900 -238,500

Hinesville

1.0 21,000 21,200 200

Rome

0.5 41,800 42,000 200

Valdosta

-2.8 56,200 54,600 -1,600

Athens-Clarke County

-4.0 95,500 91,700 -3,800

Dalton

-5.1 66,400 63,000 -3,400

Augusta-Richmond County

-5.4 242,600 229,400 -13,200

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell

-5.5 2,845,400 2,688,100 -157,300

Albany

-5.6 62,900 59,400 -3,500

Gainesville

-5.9 93,300 87,800 -5,500

Macon-Bibb County

-6.3 103,000 96,500 -6,500

Savannah

-6.8 187,800 175,000 -12,800

Columbus

-6.9 122,400 114,000 -8,400

Warner Robins

-7.1 77,900 72,400 -5,500

Brunswick

-16.3 45,400 38,000 -7,400

Texas

-5.3 12,821,500 12,139,500 -682,000

College Station-Bryan

-0.9 118,700 117,600 -1,100

Waco

-3.1 123,200 119,400 -3,800

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

-3.7 3,788,200 3,646,600 -141,600

Tyler

-3.7 106,600 102,700 -3,900

Texarkana

-3.8 61,200 58,900 -2,300

Abilene

-3.9 72,200 69,400 -2,800

Sherman-Denison

-3.9 49,000 47,100 -1,900

San Antonio-New Braunfels

-4.4 1,081,100 1,033,000 -48,100

Killeen-Temple

-4.8 144,900 138,000 -6,900

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

-4.8 270,800 257,900 -12,900

Austin-Round Rock

-5.0 1,119,300 1,063,400 -55,900

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

-5.6 3,162,800 2,986,900 -175,900

El Paso

-5.8 321,100 302,400 -18,700

Lubbock

-5.9 150,500 141,600 -8,900

Brownsville-Harlingen

-6.7 145,500 135,700 -9,800

Amarillo

-6.8 121,200 112,900 -8,300

Corpus Christi

-6.9 194,600 181,200 -13,400

Wichita Falls

-7.2 60,100 55,800 -4,300

Laredo

-7.8 108,100 99,700 -8,400

Longview

-8.4 100,200 91,800 -8,400

Victoria

-8.4 41,700 38,200 -3,500

Beaumont-Port Arthur

-8.7 165,200 150,800 -14,400

San Angelo

-8.8 50,000 45,600 -4,400

Odessa

-11.5 83,600 74,000 -9,600

Midland

-12.2 114,800 100,800 -14,000

South Carolina

-5.7 2,202,900 2,077,400 -125,500

Florence

-3.3 93,100 90,000 -3,100

Sumter

-4.0 39,900 38,300 -1,600

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort

-4.3 86,100 82,400 -3,700

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin

-5.6 433,600 409,200 -24,400

Columbia

-5.9 402,800 379,000 -23,800

Spartanburg

-6.7 163,300 152,400 -10,900

Charleston-North Charleston

-8.0 378,700 348,400 -30,300

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach

-10.4 184,400 165,300 -19,100

Alabama

-5.8 2,076,700 1,957,200 -119,500

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley

-4.1 83,100 79,700 -3,400

Huntsville

-4.7 244,600 233,200 -11,400

Birmingham-Hoover

-5.3 547,100 518,300 -28,800

Florence-Muscle Shoals

-5.4 57,200 54,100 -3,100

Dothan

-5.8 60,100 56,600 -3,500

Montgomery

-6.8 178,300 166,100 -12,200

Mobile

-7.1 186,500 173,300 -13,200

Tuscaloosa

-7.2 111,800 103,800 -8,000

Decatur

-7.5 57,500 53,200 -4,300

Auburn-Opelika

-7.8 66,300 61,100 -5,200

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville

-8.6 47,400 43,300 -4,100

Gadsden

-9.3 37,600 34,100 -3,500

Florida

-6.0 8,838,600 8,311,500 -527,100

The Villages

0.3 31,400 31,500 100

Ocala

-1.2 105,700 104,400 -1,300

Sebring

-1.5 25,900 25,500 -400

Port St. Lucie

-1.6 152,800 150,300 -2,500

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach

-2.7 203,100 197,700 -5,400

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville

-2.7 230,000 223,900 -6,100

Lakeland-Winter Haven

-3.6 231,100 222,700 -8,400

Cape Coral-Fort Myers

-3.7 271,100 261,000 -10,100

Jacksonville

-3.8 717,000 690,000 -27,000

Punta Gorda

-3.9 49,200 47,300 -1,900

Homosassa Springs

-4.2 33,100 31,700 -1,400

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater

-4.4 1,369,900 1,309,300 -60,600

Panama City

-4.6 82,000 78,200 -3,800

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent

-4.7 184,300 175,600 -8,700

Gainesville

-5.0 143,000 135,900 -7,100

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton

-5.1 309,400 293,700 -15,700

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island

-5.2 150,600 142,800 -7,800

Tallahassee

-5.3 181,400 171,700 -9,700

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin

-6.2 120,900 113,400 -7,500

Sebastian-Vero Beach

-6.3 53,600 50,200 -3,400

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

-7.4 2,684,000 2,486,600 -197,400

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

-12.9 1,314,500 1,144,700 -169,800

Colorado

-6.4 2,798,400 2,620,500 -177,900

Grand Junction

-1.7 64,700 63,600 -1,100

Boulder

-4.1 195,700 187,600 -8,100

Pueblo

-4.1 63,600 61,000 -2,600

Colorado Springs

-4.4 300,900 287,700 -13,200

Fort Collins

-5.0 175,000 166,300 -8,700

Greeley

-6.1 112,300 105,400 -6,900

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

-6.5 1,548,600 1,447,900 -100,700

Indiana

-6.5 3,169,000 2,962,400 -206,600

Bloomington

0.7 74,100 74,600 500

Evansville

-4.1 163,900 157,100 -6,800

Kokomo

-4.1 39,300 37,700 -1,600

Michigan City-La Porte

-5.0 42,300 40,200 -2,100

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson

-5.6 1,090,600 1,030,000 -60,600

Muncie

-6.2 48,600 45,600 -3,000

Columbus

-6.8 53,100 49,500 -3,600

Terre Haute

-7.5 69,400 64,200 -5,200

Fort Wayne

-8.0 229,700 211,400 -18,300

Lafayette-West Lafayette

-8.6 104,000 95,100 -8,900

South Bend-Mishawaka

-10.2 143,800 129,100 -14,700

Elkhart-Goshen

-11.7 140,500 124,100 -16,400

Missouri

-7.2 2,925,400 2,713,500 -211,900

Columbia

-3.6 97,200 93,700 -3,500

Springfield

-4.4 218,000 208,300 -9,700

Joplin

-4.6 80,600 76,900 -3,700

St. Joseph

-5.5 63,100 59,600 -3,500

Kansas City

-5.6 1,104,000 1,042,000 -62,000

Jefferson City

-5.7 78,300 73,800 -4,500

St. Louis

-7.9 1,401,800 1,291,700 -110,100

Cape Girardeau

-11.5 45,400 40,200 -5,200

North Carolina

-7.5 4,588,200 4,246,000 -342,200

Burlington

-6.1 63,600 59,700 -3,900

Jacksonville

-6.8 50,000 46,600 -3,400

Greenville

-6.9 79,600 74,100 -5,500

Rocky Mount

-7.7 55,700 51,400 -4,300

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia

-8.1 1,241,100 1,140,500 -100,600

Greensboro-High Point

-8.5 362,800 332,000 -30,800

Durham-Chapel Hill

-8.7 319,100 291,400 -27,700

Raleigh

-9.3 651,000 590,700 -60,300

Winston-Salem

-9.4 271,900 246,300 -25,600

Wilmington

-9.7 134,100 121,100 -13,000

Asheville

-9.8 199,500 180,000 -19,500

New Bern

-10.0 45,900 41,300 -4,600

Fayetteville

-10.7 132,300 118,200 -14,100

Goldsboro

-11.1 41,500 36,900 -4,600

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton

-12.1 156,400 137,500 -18,900

Virginia

-7.6 4,087,600 3,777,500 -310,100

Staunton-Waynesboro

-0.8 52,100 51,700 -400

Lynchburg

-6.5 105,500 98,600 -6,900

Charlottesville

-7.2 121,300 112,600 -8,700

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News

-7.6 806,000 744,600 -61,400

Richmond

-7.9 691,700 636,900 -54,800

Harrisonburg

-8.2 67,900 62,300 -5,600

Roanoke

-8.7 162,500 148,300 -14,200

Winchester

-8.8 65,600 59,800 -5,800

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford

-10.4 75,900 68,000 -7,900

Louisiana

-8.7 1,987,600 1,814,800 -172,800

Monroe

-5.8 78,100 73,600 -4,500

Hammond

-5.9 45,400 42,700 -2,700

Lafayette

-6.2 204,900 192,100 -12,800

Alexandria

-6.4 62,300 58,300 -4,000

Shreveport-Bossier City

-7.3 181,300 168,000 -13,300

Houma-Thibodaux

-7.6 87,300 80,700 -6,600

Baton Rouge

-9.2 410,300 372,400 -37,900

New Orleans-Metairie

-12.7 583,900 509,900 -74,000

Lake Charles

-13.7 116,200 100,300 -15,900

Washington

-8.9 3,498,300 3,187,100 -311,200

Bremerton-Silverdale

-4.8 96,100 91,500 -4,600

Walla Walla

-5.2 28,700 27,200 -1,500

Kennewick-Richland

-5.6 120,400 113,600 -6,800

Longview

-5.6 41,200 38,900 -2,300

Olympia-Tumwater

-5.9 121,200 114,100 -7,100

Yakima

-7.2 88,500 82,100 -6,400

Bellingham

-8.6 97,400 89,000 -8,400

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

-9.5 2,106,000 1,905,600 -200,400

Spokane-Spokane Valley

-9.5 258,000 233,400 -24,600

Mount Vernon-Anacortes

-9.8 53,300 48,100 -5,200

Wenatchee

-12.6 47,800 41,800 -6,000

Minnesota

-9.1 3,022,400 2,748,500 -273,900

St. Cloud

-4.2 110,800 106,200 -4,600

Mankato-North Mankato

-5.1 58,300 55,300 -3,000

Rochester

-6.6 125,500 117,200 -8,300

Duluth

-8.2 138,400 127,000 -11,400

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington

-9.2 2,057,000 1,867,900 -189,100

Maryland

-9.2 2,799,400 2,541,900 -257,500

California-Lexington Park

-8.5 48,000 43,900 -4,100

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson

-8.9 1,437,500 1,309,400 -128,100

Hagerstown-Martinsburg

-9.1 105,800 96,200 -9,600

Cumberland

-10.5 39,200 35,100 -4,100

Illinois

-9.7 6,183,800 5,586,500 -597,300

Danville

-5.1 27,400 26,000 -1,400

Kankakee

-5.1 46,700 44,300 -2,400

Champaign-Urbana

-6.0 109,500 102,900 -6,600

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island(1)

-6.6 189,200 176,800 -12,400

Carbondale-Marion

-6.7 56,300 52,500 -3,800

Springfield

-9.1 111,600 101,500 -10,100

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin

-9.7 4,819,800 4,353,000 -466,800

Bloomington

-10.1 91,300 82,100 -9,200

Decatur

-11.4 51,100 45,300 -5,800

Rockford

-11.4 152,300 134,900 -17,400

Peoria

-13.2 172,800 150,000 -22,800

Ohio

-9.7 5,623,400 5,076,000 -547,400

Springfield

-6.0 49,900 46,900 -3,000

Weirton-Steubenville

-7.6 40,700 37,600 -3,100

Dayton

-8.0 392,200 360,900 -31,300

Cincinnati

-8.2 1,123,800 1,031,900 -91,900

Columbus

-9.0 1,111,300 1,010,900 -100,400

Lima

-9.0 53,300 48,500 -4,800

Mansfield

-9.1 52,500 47,700 -4,800

Canton-Massillon

-9.4 174,100 157,700 -16,400

Toledo

-10.4 311,900 279,400 -32,500

Akron

-10.9 339,500 302,500 -37,000

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman

-11.9 218,100 192,200 -25,900

Cleveland-Elyria

-12.4 1,092,800 957,700 -135,100

California

-10.0 17,453,900 15,701,800 -1,752,100

El Centro

-6.1 53,700 50,400 -3,300

Hanford-Corcoran

-6.6 40,900 38,200 -2,700

Visalia-Porterville

-7.3 128,800 119,400 -9,400

Merced

-7.7 69,700 64,300 -5,400

Fresno

-7.8 362,900 334,700 -28,200

Chico

-8.0 79,900 73,500 -6,400

Stockton-Lodi

-8.0 245,300 225,600 -19,700

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

-8.1 1,152,000 1,058,800 -93,200

Napa

-8.5 75,700 69,300 -6,400

Redding

-8.5 69,600 63,700 -5,900

Bakersfield

-8.9 273,400 249,200 -24,200

Santa Rosa

-9.0 208,800 190,100 -18,700

Madera

-9.3 39,700 36,000 -3,700

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade

-9.4 1,023,300 926,700 -96,600

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

-9.5 1,538,600 1,392,700 -145,900

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura

-10.2 312,400 280,600 -31,800

San Diego-Carlsbad

-10.2 1,509,300 1,355,700 -153,600

Yuba City

-10.2 46,100 41,400 -4,700

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

-10.4 6,235,800 5,585,400 -650,400

Modesto

-10.7 181,000 161,600 -19,400

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

-11.4 2,489,400 2,204,500 -284,900

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara

-11.7 189,900 167,700 -22,200

Vallejo-Fairfield

-12.8 144,700 126,200 -18,500

Salinas

-13.7 147,200 127,100 -20,100

Santa Cruz-Watsonville

-14.3 106,100 90,900 -15,200

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande

-15.4 122,000 103,200 -18,800

Wisconsin

-10.0 3,031,200 2,729,500 -301,700

Racine

-4.5 80,300 76,700 -3,600

Oshkosh-Neenah

-7.1 97,300 90,400 -6,900

Wausau

-7.3 74,300 68,900 -5,400

Fond du Lac

-7.5 50,800 47,000 -3,800

Sheboygan

-8.0 65,200 60,000 -5,200

La Crosse-Onalaska

-8.1 78,700 72,300 -6,400

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

-8.4 885,300 810,900 -74,400

Green Bay

-9.3 183,600 166,600 -17,000

Eau Claire

-9.4 87,300 79,100 -8,200

Janesville-Beloit

-10.6 71,700 64,100 -7,600

Appleton

-10.8 130,600 116,500 -14,100

Madison

-11.5 413,500 366,100 -47,400

Pennsylvania

-10.1 6,073,800 5,459,600 -614,200

Bloomsburg-Berwick

-2.6 42,200 41,100 -1,100

Reading

-2.7 182,100 177,200 -4,900

State College

-4.9 75,500 71,800 -3,700

Gettysburg

-5.1 35,100 33,300 -1,800

Lancaster

-5.1 260,300 247,000 -13,300

York-Hanover

-6.6 188,100 175,600 -12,500

Chambersburg-Waynesboro

-6.8 61,800 57,600 -4,200

Lebanon

-7.7 54,500 50,300 -4,200

Harrisburg-Carlisle

-7.8 354,400 326,600 -27,800

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton

-8.4 382,500 350,500 -32,000

Altoona

-8.7 61,800 56,400 -5,400

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

-9.7 2,986,000 2,695,300 -290,700

Pittsburgh

-9.7 1,199,300 1,082,400 -116,900

Johnstown

-11.3 54,100 48,000 -6,100

Erie

-11.8 127,900 112,800 -15,100

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton

-12.8 262,300 228,700 -33,600

Williamsport

-12.9 53,300 46,400 -6,900

East Stroudsburg

-13.7 60,000 51,800 -8,200

Michigan

-12.8 4,485,400 3,913,100 -572,300

Ann Arbor

-6.3 224,000 209,800 -14,200

Kalamazoo-Portage

-9.6 151,100 136,600 -14,500

Midland

-10.1 38,500 34,600 -3,900

Lansing-East Lansing

-10.9 234,300 208,700 -25,600

Grand Rapids-Wyoming

-11.5 574,300 508,300 -66,000

Niles-Benton Harbor

-11.6 64,700 57,200 -7,500

Flint

-12.5 143,200 125,300 -17,900

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

-12.9 2,063,700 1,796,500 -267,200

Saginaw

-13.0 88,700 77,200 -11,500

Jackson

-13.3 59,200 51,300 -7,900

Muskegon

-13.8 66,000 56,900 -9,100

Battle Creek

-14.4 58,200 49,800 -8,400

Bay City

-14.6 35,500 30,300 -5,200

Monroe

-14.8 42,000 35,800 -6,200

New Jersey

-13.5 4,270,800 3,694,200 -576,600

Trenton

-11.0 283,300 252,100 -31,200

Vineland-Bridgeton

-12.0 60,200 53,000 -7,200

Ocean City

-28.7 54,400 38,800 -15,600

Atlantic City-Hammonton

-29.2 136,800 96,800 -40,000

Massachusetts

-14.4 3,747,200 3,209,300 -537,900

Worcester

-11.2 292,400 259,700 -32,700

Leominster-Gardner

-11.5 53,800 47,600 -6,200

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua

-14.0 2,845,700 2,446,000 -399,700

New Bedford

-14.6 68,400 58,400 -10,000

Springfield

-15.6 339,300 286,400 -52,900

Pittsfield

-16.9 43,100 35,800 -7,300

Barnstable Town

-21.9 116,700 91,100 -25,600

New York

-15.1 9,875,200 8,381,100 -1,494,100

Elmira

-5.9 37,200 35,000 -2,200

Ithaca

-7.1 61,700 57,300 -4,400

Kingston

-8.7 63,100 57,600 -5,500

Binghamton

-10.2 105,000 94,300 -10,700

Utica-Rome

-11.3 130,100 115,400 -14,700

Albany-Schenectady-Troy

-11.6 475,900 420,900 -55,000

Rochester

-13.4 544,600 471,600 -73,000

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls

-13.6 569,900 492,600 -77,300

Syracuse

-14.1 324,300 278,500 -45,800

Watertown-Fort Drum

-15.3 43,100 36,500 -6,600

New York-Newark-Jersey City

-15.4 10,079,000 8,529,900 -1,549,100

Glens Falls

-17.0 58,100 48,200 -9,900

For the year ended June 2020, nonfarm employment declined in all of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more. In New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, employment decreased by 1,549,100, a −15.4-percent change, the largest over-the-year percentage decrease among large metropolitan areas. In Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH employment decreased by 399,700, or 14.0 percent. In Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, employment decreased 466,800  or 9.7 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 — June 2020." 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, 307 metro areas had over-the-year employment decreases in June 2020 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/307-metro-areas-had-over-the-year-employment-decreases-in-june2020.htm (visited August 15, 2020).

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