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31 metro areas had increases in nonfarm employment from January 2019 to January 2020

March 26, 2020

From January 2019 to January 2020, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 31 metropolitan areas, decreased in 1 area, and was essentially unchanged in the remaining 357 areas.

Change in nonfarm employment by metropolitan area, January 2019 to January 2020, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan areaPercent change

Yuba City, CA

8.8%

Cleveland, TN

6.6

Manhattan, KS

4.8

Ocean City, NJ

4.5

Kennewick-Richland, WA

4.1

Idaho Falls, ID

3.9

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

3.8

Abilene, TX

3.7

Boise City, ID

3.6

State College, PA

3.6

Austin-Round Rock, TX

3.6

Salt Lake City, UT

3.6

Santa Fe, NM

3.5

St. George, UT

3.4

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

3.3

Provo-Orem, UT

3.3

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

3.2

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

3.2

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.2

Pocatello, ID

3.1

Salisbury, MD-DE

3.0

Jacksonville, FL

3.0

College Station-Bryan, TX

3.0

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

2.9

Dover, DE

2.9

Hinesville, GA

2.9

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

2.9

Bakersfield, CA

2.8

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

2.8

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

2.8

The Villages, FL

2.8

Morristown, TN

2.8

Tuscaloosa, AL

2.7

Fort Collins, CO

2.7

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

2.7

Lawrence, KS

2.7

Wilmington, NC

2.7

Salinas, CA

2.6

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

2.6

Greeley, CO

2.6

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

2.6

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

2.5

Jonesboro, AR

2.5

Lewiston, ID-WA

2.5

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

2.5

Ann Arbor, MI

2.5

Corvallis, OR

2.5

Killeen-Temple, TX

2.5

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

2.5

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

2.4

Fresno, CA

2.4

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

2.4

Charlottesville, VA

2.4

Yakima, WA

2.4

Auburn-Opelika, AL

2.3

Coeur d'Alene, ID

2.3

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

2.3

Napa, CA

2.2

Santa Rosa, CA

2.2

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

2.2

Reno, NV

2.2

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

2.2

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

2.2

Modesto, CA

2.1

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

2.1

Colorado Springs, CO

2.1

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

2.1

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

2.1

Port St. Lucie, FL

2.1

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

2.1

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

2.1

Bend-Redmond, OR

2.1

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

2.1

Huntsville, AL

2.0

Flagstaff, AZ

2.0

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

2.0

Punta Gorda, FL

2.0

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

2.0

Carson City, NV

2.0

Raleigh, NC

2.0

Columbia, SC

2.0

El Paso, TX

2.0

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

2.0

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

2.0

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

2.0

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

1.9

Gainesville, FL

1.9

Sebring, FL

1.9

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

1.9

Champaign-Urbana, IL

1.9

Grants Pass, OR

1.9

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

1.9

Clarksville, TN-KY

1.9

Amarillo, TX

1.9

Madera, CA

1.8

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

1.8

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

1.8

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

1.8

Pueblo, CO

1.8

Bloomington, IN

1.8

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

1.8

Rapid City, SD

1.8

Texarkana, TX-AR

1.8

Madison, WI

1.8

El Centro, CA

1.7

Boulder, CO

1.7

Bangor, ME NECTA

1.7

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

1.7

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

1.6

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

1.6

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

1.6

Ocala, FL

1.6

Albany, GA

1.6

Lincoln, NE

1.6

Jacksonville, NC

1.6

Lawton, OK

1.6

Eugene, OR

1.6

Chattanooga, TN-GA

1.6

Midland, TX

1.6

Waco, TX

1.6

Winchester, VA-WV

1.6

Wenatchee, WA

1.6

New Haven, CT NECTA

1.5

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

1.5

California-Lexington Park, MD

1.5

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

1.5

Missoula, MT

1.5

Knoxville, TN

1.5

Laredo, TX

1.5

Prescott, AZ

1.4

Redding, CA

1.4

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

1.4

Stockton-Lodi, CA

1.4

Visalia-Porterville, CA

1.4

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

1.4

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

1.4

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

1.4

Logan, UT-ID

1.4

Harrisonburg, VA

1.4

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

1.4

Walla Walla, WA

1.4

Tucson, AZ

1.3

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1.3

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

1.3

Gainesville, GA

1.3

Warner Robins, GA

1.3

Kankakee, IL

1.3

Flint, MI

1.3

Trenton, NJ

1.3

Albuquerque, NM

1.3

Glens Falls, NY

1.3

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

1.3

Tyler, TX

1.3

Richmond, VA

1.3

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

1.2

Rome, GA

1.2

Wichita, KS

1.2

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

1.2

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

1.2

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

1.2

Lancaster, PA

1.2

Reading, PA

1.2

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

1.1

Bowling Green, KY

1.1

Owensboro, KY

1.1

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.1

Hattiesburg, MS

1.1

Las Cruces, NM

1.1

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

1.1

Fargo, ND-MN

1.1

Dothan, AL

1.0

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

1.0

Columbus, OH

1.0

Spartanburg, SC

1.0

Morgantown, WV

1.0

Wausau, WI

1.0

Tallahassee, FL

0.9

Twin Falls, ID

0.9

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

0.9

Springfield, MO

0.9

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

0.9

Bellingham, WA

0.9

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

0.8

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

0.8

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

0.8

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

0.8

Kingston, NY

0.8

Asheville, NC

0.8

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

0.8

Oklahoma City, OK

0.8

Salem, OR

0.8

Lebanon, PA

0.8

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

0.8

Decatur, AL

0.7

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

0.7

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

0.7

Hammond, LA

0.7

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

0.7

Columbia, MO

0.7

Bismarck, ND

0.7

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

0.7

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

0.7

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

0.7

Lubbock, TX

0.7

Longview, WA

0.7

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

0.6

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

0.6

Columbus, IN

0.6

Ames, IA

0.6

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

0.6

Muskegon, MI

0.6

St. Cloud, MN

0.6

Kansas City, MO-KS

0.6

St. Louis, MO-IL

0.6

Syracuse, NY

0.6

Williamsport, PA

0.6

Sioux Falls, SD

0.6

Sherman-Denison, TX

0.6

Gadsden, AL

0.5

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

0.5

Panama City, FL

0.5

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

0.5

Valdosta, GA

0.5

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

0.5

Topeka, KS

0.5

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

0.5

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

0.5

Joplin, MO

0.5

Grand Forks, ND-MN

0.5

Dayton, OH

0.5

Tulsa, OK

0.5

East Stroudsburg, PA

0.5

York-Hanover, PA

0.5

Sumter, SC

0.5

Johnson City, TN

0.5

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

0.5

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

0.5

Anchorage, AK

0.4

Urban Honolulu, HI

0.4

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

0.4

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

0.4

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

0.4

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

0.4

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

0.4

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

0.4

Jackson, TN

0.4

Hot Springs, AR

0.3

Great Falls, MT

0.3

Burlington, NC

0.3

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

0.3

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

0.3

Pittsburgh, PA

0.3

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

0.3

Wichita Falls, TX

0.3

Yuma, AZ

0.2

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

0.2

Fort Wayne, IN

0.2

Kokomo, IN

0.2

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

0.2

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

0.2

Monroe, MI

0.2

Manchester, NH NECTA

0.2

Greensboro-High Point, NC

0.2

New Bern, NC

0.2

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

0.2

Florence, SC

0.2

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

0.2

Corpus Christi, TX

0.2

Longview, TX

0.2

San Angelo, TX

0.2

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

0.2

Appleton, WI

0.2

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

0.2

Chico, CA

0.1

Waterbury, CT NECTA

0.1

Lexington-Fayette, KY

0.1

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

0.1

Winston-Salem, NC

0.1

Erie, PA

0.1

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

0.1

Roanoke, VA

0.1

Janesville-Beloit, WI

0.1

Danbury, CT NECTA

0.0

Brunswick, GA

0.0

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

0.0

New Bedford, MA NECTA

0.0

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

0.0

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

0.0

Jefferson City, MO

0.0

Albany, OR

0.0

Green Bay, WI

0.0

Montgomery, AL

-0.1

Fort Smith, AR-OK

-0.1

Athens-Clarke County, GA

-0.1

Macon-Bibb County, GA

-0.1

Lafayette, LA

-0.1

Rochester, NY

-0.1

Medford, OR

-0.1

Eau Claire, WI

-0.1

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

-0.1

Grand Island, NE

-0.2

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

-0.2

Johnstown, PA

-0.2

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-0.2

Homosassa Springs, FL

-0.3

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

-0.3

Evansville, IN-KY

-0.3

Dubuque, IA

-0.3

Jackson, MS

-0.3

St. Joseph, MO-KS

-0.3

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

-0.3

Ithaca, NY

-0.3

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

-0.3

Mobile, AL

-0.4

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

-0.4

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

-0.4

Binghamton, NY

-0.4

Toledo, OH

-0.4

Fond du Lac, WI

-0.4

Grand Junction, CO

-0.5

Savannah, GA

-0.5

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-0.5

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

-0.5

Jackson, MI

-0.5

Saginaw, MI

-0.5

Billings, MT

-0.5

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

-0.5

Fayetteville, NC

-0.5

Altoona, PA

-0.5

Sheboygan, WI

-0.5

Merced, CA

-0.6

Muncie, IN

-0.6

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

-0.7

Danville, IL

-0.7

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

-0.7

Alexandria, LA

-0.7

Duluth, MN-WI

-0.7

Canton-Massillon, OH

-0.7

Bloomington, IL

-0.8

Racine, WI

-0.8

Casper, WY

-0.8

Columbus, GA-AL

-0.9

Terre Haute, IN

-0.9

Cedar Rapids, IA

-0.9

Rochester, MN

-0.9

Greenville, NC

-0.9

Springfield, IL

-1.0

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-1.0

Baton Rouge, LA

-1.0

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-1.0

Utica-Rome, NY

-1.0

Lynchburg, VA

-1.0

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

-1.0

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

-1.1

Fairbanks, AK

-1.1

Farmington, NM

-1.1

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

-1.1

Dalton, GA

-1.2

Gettysburg, PA

-1.2

Iowa City, IA

-1.3

Cumberland, MD-WV

-1.3

Akron, OH

-1.3

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-1.3

Decatur, IL

-1.4

Monroe, LA

-1.4

Battle Creek, MI

-1.4

Elmira, NY

-1.4

Goldsboro, NC

-1.4

Rocky Mount, NC

-1.4

Odessa, TX

-1.4

Victoria, TX

-1.4

Beckley, WV

-1.4

Lima, OH

-1.5

Springfield, OH

-1.6

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

-1.7

Bay City, MI

-1.7

Cheyenne, WY

-1.7

Pine Bluff, AR

-1.8

Charleston, WV

-1.8

Peoria, IL

-1.9

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-1.9

Midland, MI

-1.9

Mansfield, OH

-2.3

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

-2.4

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-2.6

Enid, OK

-3.1

Wheeling, WV-OH

-3.4

Rockford, IL

-4.2

Lake Charles, LA

-4.2

The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Yuba City, California (8.8 percent), and Austin-Round Rock, Texas; Boise City, Idaho; and Salt Lake City, Utah (3.6 percent each). The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (119,300), New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (112,700), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (101,000). Employment fell in Rockford, Illinois (−6,300, or −4.2 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 — January 2020." 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, 31 metro areas had increases in nonfarm employment from January 2019 to January 2020 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/31-metro-areas-had-increases-in-nonfarm-employment-from-january-2019-to-january-2020.htm (visited July 02, 2020).

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