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335 metro areas had over-the-year employment increases in April 2021

June 10, 2021

In April 2021, 335 metropolitan areas had statistically significant over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment. Employment in the remaining 54 areas was essentially unchanged. The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (966,700 or 12.0 percent), Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (431,600 or 8.2 percent), and Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan (378,800 or 25.2 percent).

Over-the-year change in total nonfarm employment in metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, April 2020–April 2021
Metropolitan area Employment, April 2020 Employment, April 2021 Over-the-year employment change Over-the-year percent change Statistically significant?

Abilene, TX

66,000 71,000 5,000 7.6% Yes

Akron, OH

289,400 321,900 32,500 11.2 Yes

Albany, GA

56,200 59,900 3,700 6.6 Yes

Albany, OR

41,100 44,400 3,300 8.0 No

Albany-Schedy-Troy, NY

400,000 443,000 43,000 10.8 Yes

Albuquerque, NM

351,200 377,800 26,600 7.6 Yes

Alexandria, LA

56,300 59,900 3,600 6.4 Yes

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

307,000 360,100 53,100 17.3 Yes

Altoona, PA

50,000 58,200 8,200 16.4 Yes

Amarillo, TX

110,100 120,100 10,000 9.1 Yes

Ames, IA

49,700 51,200 1,500 3.0 No

Anchorage, AK

149,800 163,000 13,200 8.8 Yes

Ann Arbor, MI

193,400 212,100 18,700 9.7 Yes

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

41,500 45,900 4,400 10.6 Yes

Appleton, WI

110,000 122,700 12,700 11.5 Yes

Asheville, NC

162,500 186,500 24,000 14.8 Yes

Athens-Clarke County, GA

84,600 92,800 8,200 9.7 Yes

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2,486,400 2,735,900 249,500 10.0 Yes

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

89,400 117,600 28,200 31.5 Yes

Auburn-Opelika, AL

56,800 66,800 10,000 17.6 Yes

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

217,600 237,900 20,300 9.3 Yes

Austin-Round Rock, TX

1,005,400 1,125,000 119,600 11.9 Yes

Bakersfield, CA

247,500 257,300 9,800 4.0 No

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1,233,900 1,355,100 121,200 9.8 Yes

Bangor, ME

58,800 64,300 5,500 9.4 Yes

Barnstable Town, MA

76,700 96,100 19,400 25.3 Yes

Baton Rouge, LA

354,400 387,100 32,700 9.2 Yes

Battle Creek, MI

44,900 52,800 7,900 17.6 Yes

Bay City, MI

27,300 32,800 5,500 20.1 Yes

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

145,800 156,500 10,700 7.3 Yes

Beckley, WV

37,700 41,800 4,100 10.9 Yes

Bellingham, WA

82,700 91,300 8,600 10.4 Yes

Bend-Redmond, OR

72,400 85,100 12,700 17.5 Yes

Billings, MT

76,200 84,300 8,100 10.6 Yes

Binghamton, NY

83,500 93,800 10,300 12.3 Yes

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

486,200 528,500 42,300 8.7 Yes

Bismarck, ND

65,000 71,900 6,900 10.6 Yes

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

69,800 77,400 7,600 10.9 Yes

Bloomington, IL

82,800 87,700 4,900 5.9 Yes

Bloomington, IN

71,300 75,800 4,500 6.3 Yes

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

36,500 42,000 5,500 15.1 Yes

Boise City, ID

317,200 356,000 38,800 12.2 Yes

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

2,333,000 2,611,000 278,000 11.9 Yes

Boulder, CO

175,800 188,100 12,300 7.0 Yes

Bowling Green, KY

62,700 73,400 10,700 17.1 Yes

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

85,600 89,700 4,100 4.8 No

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

327,500 372,700 45,200 13.8 Yes

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

131,100 141,200 10,100 7.7 Yes

Brunswick, GA

36,300 42,700 6,400 17.6 Yes

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

442,600 525,300 82,700 18.7 Yes

Burlington, NC

55,800 62,400 6,600 11.8 Yes

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

102,800 117,300 14,500 14.1 Yes

California-Lexington Park, MD

44,600 48,500 3,900 8.7 Yes

Canton-Massillon, OH

145,700 163,900 18,200 12.5 Yes

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

242,200 273,400 31,200 12.9 Yes

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

40,100 44,000 3,900 9.7 Yes

Carbondale-Marion, IL

51,100 56,100 5,000 9.8 Yes

Carson City, NV

27,400 30,300 2,900 10.6 Yes

Casper, WY

35,100 36,800 1,700 4.8 No

Cedar Rapids, IA

128,300 136,100 7,800 6.1 No

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

52,800 58,500 5,700 10.8 Yes

Champaign-Urbana, IL

108,600 117,600 9,000 8.3 Yes

Charleston, WV

94,700 102,000 7,300 7.7 Yes

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

319,000 363,100 44,100 13.8 Yes

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

1,098,300 1,207,600 109,300 10.0 Yes

Charlottesville, VA

106,100 112,400 6,300 5.9 Yes

Chattanooga, TN-GA

237,900 258,500 20,600 8.7 Yes

Cheyenne, WY

43,700 46,200 2,500 5.7 No

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

4,089,400 4,402,600 313,200 7.7 Yes

Chico, CA

68,000 74,000 6,000 8.8 Yes

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

953,300 1,073,300 120,000 12.6 Yes

Clarksville, TN-KY

82,300 92,300 10,000 12.2 Yes

Cleveland, TN

44,500 47,900 3,400 7.6 No

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

913,600 1,007,700 94,100 10.3 Yes

Coeur d'Alene, ID

60,000 70,000 10,000 16.7 Yes

College Station-Bryan, TX

110,100 117,900 7,800 7.1 Yes

Colorado Springs, CO

265,700 295,600 29,900 11.3 Yes

Columbia, MO

89,100 98,500 9,400 10.5 Yes

Columbia, SC

362,700 388,100 25,400 7.0 Yes

Columbus, GA-AL

110,700 116,600 5,900 5.3 No

Columbus, IN

42,400 49,900 7,500 17.7 Yes

Columbus, OH

961,800 1,073,000 111,200 11.6 Yes

Corpus Christi, TX

170,600 182,100 11,500 6.7 Yes

Corvallis, OR

38,100 40,000 1,900 5.0 No

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

103,400 118,500 15,100 14.6 Yes

Cumberland, MD-WV

33,000 37,300 4,300 13.0 Yes

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3,413,400 3,740,200 326,800 9.6 Yes

Dalton, GA

56,600 64,700 8,100 14.3 Yes

Danbury, CT

61,700 72,200 10,500 17.0 Yes

Danville, IL

24,600 26,500 1,900 7.7 Yes

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

68,600 80,200 11,600 16.9 Yes

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

161,400 175,000 13,600 8.4 Yes

Dayton, OH

333,000 374,100 41,100 12.3 Yes

Decatur, AL

53,900 57,000 3,100 5.8 No

Decatur, IL

44,900 47,400 2,500 5.6 No

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

180,800 202,100 21,300 11.8 Yes

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1,354,500 1,484,100 129,600 9.6 Yes

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

331,900 364,100 32,200 9.7 Yes

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

1,505,600 1,884,400 378,800 25.2 Yes

Dothan, AL

54,500 58,700 4,200 7.7 Yes

Dover, DE

61,900 67,900 6,000 9.7 Yes

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

46,000 52,300 6,300 13.7 Yes

Dubuque, IA

53,900 58,800 4,900 9.1 Yes

Duluth, MN-WI

117,500 129,200 11,700 10.0 Yes

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

300,800 321,900 21,100 7.0 Yes

East Stroudsburg, PA

43,000 54,100 11,100 25.8 Yes

Eau Claire, WI

75,900 85,700 9,800 12.9 Yes

El Centro, CA

48,600 50,600 2,000 4.1 No

El Paso, TX

290,500 316,300 25,800 8.9 Yes

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

47,700 52,300 4,600 9.6 Yes

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

89,700 137,100 47,400 52.8 Yes

Elmira, NY

30,600 33,700 3,100 10.1 Yes

Enid, OK

23,400 23,500 100 0.4 No

Erie, PA

102,500 118,000 15,500 15.1 Yes

Eugene, OR

141,300 152,000 10,700 7.6 Yes

Evansville, IN-KY

135,800 150,900 15,100 11.1 Yes

Fairbanks, AK

32,400 34,800 2,400 7.4 Yes

Fargo, ND-MN

128,400 142,600 14,200 11.1 Yes

Farmington, NM

41,300 42,800 1,500 3.6 No

Fayetteville, NC

119,100 127,200 8,100 6.8 Yes

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

245,800 270,500 24,700 10.0 Yes

Flagstaff, AZ

56,600 64,400 7,800 13.8 Yes

Flint, MI

100,100 130,100 30,000 30.0 Yes

Florence, SC

82,500 88,600 6,100 7.4 Yes

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

50,500 55,500 5,000 9.9 Yes

Fond du Lac, WI

39,700 47,400 7,700 19.4 Yes

Fort Collins, CO

151,400 169,100 17,700 11.7 Yes

Fort Smith, AR-OK

103,300 110,700 7,400 7.2 Yes

Fort Wayne, IN

188,500 219,700 31,200 16.6 Yes

Fresno, CA

327,600 348,700 21,100 6.4 Yes

Gadsden, AL

30,600 33,700 3,100 10.1 Yes

Gainesville, FL

133,000 146,800 13,800 10.4 Yes

Gainesville, GA

85,000 92,900 7,900 9.3 Yes

Gettysburg, PA

26,900 33,500 6,600 24.5 Yes

Glens Falls, NY

42,400 50,700 8,300 19.6 Yes

Goldsboro, NC

38,300 38,900 600 1.6 No

Grand Forks, ND-MN

46,600 51,200 4,600 9.9 Yes

Grand Island, NE

37,600 41,200 3,600 9.6 Yes

Grand Junction, CO

56,400 61,600 5,200 9.2 Yes

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

445,800 529,600 83,800 18.8 Yes

Grants Pass, OR

23,900 27,000 3,100 13.0 Yes

Great Falls, MT

30,900 34,800 3,900 12.6 Yes

Greeley, CO

101,700 105,200 3,500 3.4 No

Green Bay, WI

156,100 172,500 16,400 10.5 Yes

Greensboro-High Point, NC

317,400 346,800 29,400 9.3 Yes

Greenville, NC

73,500 81,500 8,000 10.9 Yes

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

373,300 413,900 40,600 10.9 Yes

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

132,900 151,900 19,000 14.3 Yes

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

89,900 97,900 8,000 8.9 Yes

Hammond, LA

41,600 45,400 3,800 9.1 Yes

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

38,000 38,200 200 0.5 No

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

298,300 335,500 37,200 12.5 Yes

Harrisonburg, VA

62,600 68,600 6,000 9.6 Yes

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

498,600 547,800 49,200 9.9 Yes

Hattiesburg, MS

58,100 64,800 6,700 11.5 Yes

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

133,700 152,100 18,400 13.8 Yes

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

70,000 82,700 12,700 18.1 Yes

Hinesville, GA

19,500 20,800 1,300 6.7 Yes

Homosassa Springs, FL

29,300 33,100 3,800 13.0 Yes

Hot Springs, AR

33,400 38,500 5,100 15.3 Yes

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

78,000 81,800 3,800 4.9 No

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

2,830,800 3,018,900 188,100 6.6 Yes

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

117,100 130,200 13,100 11.2 Yes

Huntsville, AL

224,500 247,500 23,000 10.2 Yes

Idaho Falls, ID

65,700 74,300 8,600 13.1 Yes

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

953,800 1,055,200 101,400 10.6 Yes

Iowa City, IA

90,400 95,300 4,900 5.4 Yes

Ithaca, NY

55,000 58,600 3,600 6.5 Yes

Jackson, MI

46,900 54,200 7,300 15.6 Yes

Jackson, MS

243,900 267,400 23,500 9.6 Yes

Jackson, TN

62,100 68,000 5,900 9.5 Yes

Jacksonville, FL

649,300 720,300 71,000 10.9 Yes

Jacksonville, NC

44,800 49,900 5,100 11.4 Yes

Janesville-Beloit, WI

60,600 67,400 6,800 11.2 Yes

Jefferson City, MO

72,200 77,500 5,300 7.3 Yes

Johnson City, TN

74,200 79,000 4,800 6.5 No

Johnstown, PA

43,600 48,700 5,100 11.7 Yes

Jonesboro, AR

54,400 59,100 4,700 8.6 Yes

Joplin, MO

72,200 78,900 6,700 9.3 Yes

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

53,100 61,800 8,700 16.4 Yes

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

122,500 138,800 16,300 13.3 Yes

Kankakee, IL

40,600 42,200 1,600 3.9 No

Kansas City, MO-KS

970,500 1,071,100 100,600 10.4 Yes

Kennewick-Richland, WA

106,900 117,600 10,700 10.0 Yes

Killeen-Temple, TX

135,300 143,800 8,500 6.3 Yes

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

109,800 116,600 6,800 6.2 Yes

Kingston, NY

49,100 56,400 7,300 14.9 Yes

Knoxville, TN

368,900 400,800 31,900 8.6 Yes

Kokomo, IN

34,000 36,400 2,400 7.1 No

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

67,400 75,600 8,200 12.2 Yes

Lafayette, LA

181,400 190,000 8,600 4.7 No

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

87,800 102,200 14,400 16.4 Yes

Lake Charles, LA

94,900 92,000 -2,900 -3.1 No

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

47,100 53,000 5,900 12.5 Yes

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

224,300 245,700 21,400 9.5 Yes

Lancaster, PA

212,300 245,400 33,100 15.6 Yes

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

192,800 215,400 22,600 11.7 Yes

Laredo, TX

94,500 100,300 5,800 6.1 Yes

Las Cruces, NM

68,000 71,000 3,000 4.4 No

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

779,400 929,700 150,300 19.3 Yes

Lawrence, KS

46,400 49,600 3,200 6.9 Yes

Lawton, OK

40,500 43,300 2,800 6.9 No

Lebanon, PA

44,800 50,900 6,100 13.6 Yes

Leominster-Gardner, MA

43,500 48,800 5,300 12.2 Yes

Lewiston, ID-WA

26,400 29,000 2,600 9.8 Yes

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

45,000 48,700 3,700 8.2 Yes

Lexington-Fayette, KY

237,600 267,500 29,900 12.6 Yes

Lima, OH

44,200 50,700 6,500 14.7 Yes

Lincoln, NE

173,700 188,400 14,700 8.5 Yes

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

329,400 352,100 22,700 6.9 Yes

Logan, UT-ID

62,500 66,200 3,700 5.9 No

Longview, TX

89,400 92,900 3,500 3.9 No

Longview, WA

37,300 40,400 3,100 8.3 No

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

5,259,700 5,691,300 431,600 8.2 Yes

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

572,000 642,000 70,000 12.2 Yes

Lubbock, TX

135,500 147,100 11,600 8.6 Yes

Lynchburg, VA

94,300 99,500 5,200 5.5 No

Macon-Bibb County, GA

91,400 99,200 7,800 8.5 Yes

Madera, CA

35,900 38,600 2,700 7.5 Yes

Madison, WI

360,600 393,100 32,500 9.0 Yes

Manchester, NH

97,600 108,200 10,600 10.9 Yes

Manhattan, KS

38,400 39,300 900 2.3 No

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

50,900 55,400 4,500 8.8 Yes

Mansfield, OH

41,900 49,400 7,500 17.9 Yes

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

247,700 267,600 19,900 8.0 Yes

Medford, OR

77,900 86,700 8,800 11.3 Yes

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

592,200 639,400 47,200 8.0 Yes

Merced, CA

64,700 68,200 3,500 5.4 No

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2,316,400 2,572,200 255,800 11.0 Yes

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

36,200 39,800 3,600 9.9 Yes

Midland, MI

30,800 35,600 4,800 15.6 Yes

Midland, TX

97,200 95,800 -1,400 -1.4 No

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

754,600 820,000 65,400 8.7 Yes

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1,739,400 1,890,500 151,100 8.7 Yes

Missoula, MT

54,200 61,200 7,000 12.9 Yes

Mobile, AL

168,700 179,900 11,200 6.6 Yes

Modesto, CA

160,800 174,500 13,700 8.5 Yes

Monroe, LA

68,800 74,000 5,200 7.6 Yes

Monroe, MI

31,900 37,500 5,600 17.6 Yes

Montgomery, AL

157,800 169,600 11,800 7.5 Yes

Morgantown, WV

60,700 69,000 8,300 13.7 Yes

Morristown, TN

43,700 46,500 2,800 6.4 No

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

45,100 49,600 4,500 10.0 Yes

Muncie, IN

43,700 48,200 4,500 10.3 Yes

Muskegon, MI

47,300 57,500 10,200 21.6 Yes

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

137,100 168,800 31,700 23.1 Yes

Napa, CA

57,100 66,000 8,900 15.6 Yes

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

131,800 156,000 24,200 18.4 Yes

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

916,100 1,024,300 108,200 11.8 Yes

New Bedford, MA

51,900 62,900 11,000 21.2 Yes

New Bern, NC

40,900 44,100 3,200 7.8 Yes

New Haven, CT

248,500 284,000 35,500 14.3 Yes

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

484,300 526,400 42,100 8.7 Yes

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

8,045,500 9,012,200 966,700 12.0 Yes

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

50,200 58,200 8,000 15.9 Yes

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

269,700 309,500 39,800 14.8 Yes

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

92,400 113,000 20,600 22.3 Yes

Ocala, FL

98,200 108,400 10,200 10.4 Yes

Ocean City, NJ

28,900 42,400 13,500 46.7 Yes

Odessa, TX

71,900 67,900 -4,000 -5.6 No

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

249,700 277,700 28,000 11.2 Yes

Oklahoma City, OK

589,900 638,500 48,600 8.2 Yes

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

108,200 118,400 10,200 9.4 Yes

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

457,500 491,100 33,600 7.3 Yes

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

1,138,100 1,188,700 50,600 4.4 Yes

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

85,300 94,400 9,100 10.7 Yes

Owensboro, KY

45,100 49,600 4,500 10.0 Yes

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

266,600 292,400 25,800 9.7 Yes

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

207,700 230,400 22,700 10.9 Yes

Panama City, FL

70,700 81,000 10,300 14.6 Yes

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

32,300 35,400 3,100 9.6 Yes

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

169,000 186,800 17,800 10.5 Yes

Peoria, IL

149,100 159,500 10,400 7.0 Yes

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

2,494,000 2,802,700 308,700 12.4 Yes

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

1,990,700 2,173,100 182,400 9.2 Yes

Pine Bluff, AR

30,200 32,000 1,800 6.0 No

Pittsburgh, PA

969,900 1,111,700 141,800 14.6 Yes

Pittsfield, MA

32,300 36,100 3,800 11.8 Yes

Pocatello, ID

34,400 38,900 4,500 13.1 Yes

Port St. Lucie, FL

138,200 157,000 18,800 13.6 Yes

Portland-South Portland, ME

176,200 198,400 22,200 12.6 Yes

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

1,063,700 1,149,700 86,000 8.1 Yes

Portsmouth, NH-ME

76,600 90,200 13,600 17.8 Yes

Prescott, AZ

58,000 66,300 8,300 14.3 Yes

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

475,900 556,000 80,100 16.8 Yes

Provo-Orem, UT

253,100 283,800 30,700 12.1 Yes

Pueblo, CO

58,600 61,600 3,000 5.1 No

Punta Gorda, FL

43,500 49,300 5,800 13.3 Yes

Racine, WI

68,200 72,700 4,500 6.6 No

Raleigh, NC

575,500 642,200 66,700 11.6 Yes

Rapid City, SD

60,000 67,100 7,100 11.8 Yes

Reading, PA

143,500 165,500 22,000 15.3 Yes

Redding, CA

60,700 65,800 5,100 8.4 Yes

Reno, NV

214,200 243,400 29,200 13.6 Yes

Richmond, VA

613,400 644,400 31,000 5.1 Yes

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

1,367,900 1,514,200 146,300 10.7 Yes

Roanoke, VA

146,200 158,200 12,000 8.2 Yes

Rochester, MN

111,500 119,800 8,300 7.4 Yes

Rochester, NY

444,100 506,600 62,500 14.1 Yes

Rockford, IL

127,000 134,600 7,600 6.0 No

Rocky Mount, NC

50,900 53,900 3,000 5.9 No

Rome, GA

36,500 40,700 4,200 11.5 Yes

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

899,300 980,200 80,900 9.0 Yes

Saginaw, MI

64,000 80,500 16,500 25.8 Yes

Salem, OR

153,300 167,700 14,400 9.4 Yes

Salinas, CA

117,800 132,500 14,700 12.5 Yes

Salisbury, MD-DE

129,700 157,800 28,100 21.7 Yes

Salt Lake City, UT

693,000 759,000 66,000 9.5 Yes

San Angelo, TX

45,400 47,900 2,500 5.5 No

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

951,600 1,061,800 110,200 11.6 Yes

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1,267,200 1,399,400 132,200 10.4 Yes

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2,105,400 2,266,500 161,100 7.7 Yes

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

1,009,900 1,079,200 69,300 6.9 Yes

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

98,000 106,600 8,600 8.8 Yes

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

84,700 91,300 6,600 7.8 Yes

Santa Fe, NM

52,000 56,200 4,200 8.1 Yes

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

166,000 183,500 17,500 10.5 Yes

Santa Rosa, CA

172,100 188,300 16,200 9.4 Yes

Savannah, GA

162,200 187,600 25,400 15.7 Yes

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

216,200 246,200 30,000 13.9 Yes

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

1,867,600 1,991,200 123,600 6.6 Yes

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

48,000 53,100 5,100 10.6 Yes

Sebring, FL

23,300 25,400 2,100 9.0 Yes

Sheboygan, WI

55,900 61,100 5,200 9.3 No

Sherman-Denison, TX

44,600 48,300 3,700 8.3 Yes

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

157,200 168,100 10,900 6.9 Yes

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

32,800 35,200 2,400 7.3 Yes

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

79,800 84,200 4,400 5.5 No

Sioux Falls, SD

145,900 157,300 11,400 7.8 Yes

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

121,500 135,500 14,000 11.5 Yes

Spartanburg, SC

147,600 164,900 17,300 11.7 Yes

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

231,100 250,500 19,400 8.4 Yes

Springfield, IL

93,700 102,100 8,400 9.0 Yes

Springfield, MA-CT

278,200 311,300 33,100 11.9 Yes

Springfield, MO

196,300 218,500 22,200 11.3 Yes

Springfield, OH

41,500 47,200 5,700 13.7 Yes

St. Cloud, MN

97,100 104,700 7,600 7.8 Yes

St. George, UT

64,800 76,300 11,500 17.7 Yes

St. Joseph, MO-KS

57,800 60,400 2,600 4.5 No

St. Louis, MO-IL

1,233,800 1,346,700 112,900 9.2 Yes

State College, PA

68,100 72,400 4,300 6.3 No

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

47,100 51,000 3,900 8.3 Yes

Stockton-Lodi, CA

224,300 246,000 21,700 9.7 Yes

Sumter, SC

35,000 38,100 3,100 8.9 Yes

Syracuse, NY

264,500 296,300 31,800 12.0 Yes

Tallahassee, FL

169,600 181,000 11,400 6.7 Yes

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

1,240,200 1,379,300 139,100 11.2 Yes

Terre Haute, IN

58,900 62,700 3,800 6.5 No

Texarkana, TX-AR

52,900 58,100 5,200 9.8 Yes

The Villages, FL

29,500 31,400 1,900 6.4 No

Toledo, OH

245,300 287,400 42,100 17.2 Yes

Topeka, KS

101,100 107,800 6,700 6.6 Yes

Trenton, NJ

251,500 265,300 13,800 5.5 Yes

Tucson, AZ

353,200 378,400 25,200 7.1 Yes

Tulsa, OK

414,400 435,600 21,200 5.1 Yes

Tuscaloosa, AL

92,200 105,500 13,300 14.4 Yes

Twin Falls, ID

43,200 47,400 4,200 9.7 Yes

Tyler, TX

98,000 107,100 9,100 9.3 Yes

Urban Honolulu, HI

379,600 416,000 36,400 9.6 Yes

Utica-Rome, NY

105,800 118,500 12,700 12.0 Yes

Valdosta, GA

51,500 56,000 4,500 8.7 Yes

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

122,700 132,700 10,000 8.1 Yes

Victoria, TX

36,300 38,000 1,700 4.7 No

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

51,900 56,000 4,100 7.9 No

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

701,400 760,300 58,900 8.4 Yes

Visalia-Porterville, CA

118,000 122,200 4,200 3.6 No

Waco, TX

113,000 124,000 11,000 9.7 Yes

Walla Walla, WA

26,400 28,900 2,500 9.5 Yes

Warner Robins, GA

70,100 77,100 7,000 10.0 Yes

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

2,965,100 3,172,600 207,500 7.0 Yes

Waterbury, CT

55,500 64,800 9,300 16.8 Yes

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

80,700 86,200 5,500 6.8 No

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

33,200 38,500 5,300 16.0 Yes

Wausau, WI

65,500 69,900 4,400 6.7 No

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

34,700 37,800 3,100 8.9 Yes

Wenatchee, WA

39,500 44,300 4,800 12.2 Yes

Wheeling, WV-OH

53,300 59,400 6,100 11.4 Yes

Wichita Falls, TX

54,100 56,600 2,500 4.6 No

Wichita, KS

266,700 287,100 20,400 7.6 Yes

Williamsport, PA

44,300 50,700 6,400 14.4 Yes

Wilmington, NC

112,100 129,400 17,300 15.4 Yes

Winchester, VA-WV

60,700 67,100 6,400 10.5 Yes

Winston-Salem, NC

239,500 263,200 23,700 9.9 Yes

Worcester, MA-CT

243,100 268,100 25,000 10.3 Yes

Yakima, WA

78,700 86,100 7,400 9.4 Yes

York-Hanover, PA

151,200 180,600 29,400 19.4 Yes

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

174,300 198,700 24,400 14.0 Yes

Yuba City, CA

43,000 43,900 900 2.1 No

Yuma, AZ

53,400 57,000 3,600 6.7 Yes

Over-the-year employment increases of at least 250,000 also occured in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas; Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI; Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD; Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Massachusetts-New Hampshire; and Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida. In percentage terms, these increases ranged from 7.7 percent in the Chicago area to 12.4 percent in the Philadelphia area.

The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana (52.8 percent), Ocean City, New Jersey (46.7 percent), and Atlantic City-Hammonton,New Jersey (31.5 percent). Five metro areas—Flint, Michigan; Saginaw, Michigan; East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; Barnstable Town, Massachusetts; and Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan—also had employment increases above 25.0 percent.

Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in all metropolitan areas with a 2010 population of 1 million or more. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan (+25.2 percent), Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (+19.3 percent), and Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY (+18.7 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 — April 2021." Also see charts of the latest metropolitan area employment and unemployment data and sortable table of metropolitan area employment data.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 335 metro areas had over-the-year employment increases in April 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/335-metro-areas-had-over-the-year-employment-increases-in-april-2021.htm (visited June 22, 2021).

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