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Metropolitan area employment in April 2015

June 04, 2015

In April, 330 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 46 had decreases, and 11 had no change. The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (+160,100), New York-Newark-Jersey City, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa. (+135,900), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+125,800). The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Lake Charles, Louisiana (+7.8 percent), followed by Odessa, Texas, and Provo-Orem, Utah (+6.4 percent each).

Nonfarm employment by metropolitan area, April 2014 to April 2015, not seasonally adjusted
State and area April 2014 April 2015(p) Over-the-year change in number employed Over-the-year percentage change

Alabama

1,922,400 1,950,200 27,800 1.4

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville

46,400 46,600 200 0.4

Auburn-Opelika

59,100 60,900 1,800 3.0

Birmingham-Hoover

510,300 518,100 7,800 1.5

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley

68,300 69,400 1,100 1.6

Decatur

54,000 53,500 -500 -0.9

Dothan

56,600 57,700 1,100 1.9

Florence-Muscle Shoals

56,500 55,500 -1,000 -1.8

Gadsden

36,900 37,400 500 1.4

Huntsville

214,700 218,700 4,000 1.9

Mobile

176,400 177,800 1,400 0.8

Montgomery

169,100 171,200 2,100 1.2

Tuscaloosa

101,100 105,100 4,000 4.0

Alaska

330,600 333,500 2,900 0.9

Anchorage

178,000 179,700 1,700 1.0

Fairbanks

38,000 38,300 300 0.8

Arizona

2,575,300 2,635,900 60,600 2.4

Flagstaff

64,000 66,300 2,300 3.6

Lake Havasu City-Kingman

46,900 46,900 0 0.0

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

1,855,300 1,906,600 51,300 2.8

Prescott

59,200 61,800 2,600 4.4

Sierra Vista-Douglas

34,200 34,400 200 0.6

Tucson

368,100 372,100 4,000 1.1

Yuma

52,400 51,400 -1,000 -1.9

Arkansas

1,189,900 1,215,500 25,600 2.2

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers

223,100 231,000 7,900 3.5

Fort Smith

113,000 113,300 300 0.3

Hot Springs

38,600 38,600 0 0.0

Jonesboro

52,800 55,300 2,500 4.7

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway

346,400 349,900 3,500 1.0

Pine Bluff

33,900 33,000 -900 -2.7

California

15,551,500 16,026,400 474,900 3.1

Bakersfield

255,400 259,700 4,300 1.7

Chico

76,200 78,600 2,400 3.1

El Centro

55,200 54,100 -1,100 -2.0

Fresno

310,500 323,400 12,900 4.2

Hanford-Corcoran

36,900 37,500 600 1.6

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

5,694,600 5,854,700 160,100 2.8

Madera

36,600 36,600 0 0.0

Merced

61,900 64,200 2,300 3.7

Modesto

160,700 163,000 2,300 1.4

Napa

68,300 69,500 1,200 1.8

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura

292,600 296,200 3,600 1.2

Redding

61,400 62,700 1,300 2.1

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

1,278,700 1,330,900 52,200 4.1

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade

886,900 907,800 20,900 2.4

Salinas

129,400 134,600 5,200 4.0

San Diego-Carlsbad

1,340,000 1,380,900 40,900 3.1

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

2,167,800 2,241,400 73,600 3.4

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

993,700 1,053,200 59,500 6.0

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande

110,800 113,500 2,700 2.4

Santa Cruz-Watsonville

95,400 97,200 1,800 1.9

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara

177,300 182,400 5,100 2.9

Santa Rosa

191,400 195,900 4,500 2.4

Stockton-Lodi

206,300 213,400 7,100 3.4

Vallejo-Fairfield

127,000 131,100 4,100 3.2

Visalia-Porterville

113,500 116,600 3,100 2.7

Yuba City

39,500 40,600 1,100 2.8

Colorado

2,439,100 2,499,600 60,500 2.5

Boulder

175,700 178,300 2,600 1.5

Colorado Springs

260,600 266,000 5,400 2.1

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

1,329,000 1,370,600 41,600 3.1

Fort Collins

147,600 151,300 3,700 2.5

Grand Junction

61,200 62,200 1,000 1.6

Greeley

96,600 101,800 5,200 5.4

Pueblo

59,400 60,400 1,000 1.7

Connecticut

1,663,000 1,684,800 21,800 1.3

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk

404,400 409,800 5,400 1.3

Danbury

77,900 78,700 800 1.0

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford

564,400 573,000 8,600 1.5

New Haven

279,600 283,100 3,500 1.3

Norwich-New London-Westerly

128,000 126,000 -2,000 -1.6

Waterbury

67,000 67,900 900 1.3

Delaware

434,200 442,200 8,000 1.8

Dover

67,600 68,200 600 0.9

Salisbury

146,700 148,800 2,100 1.4

District of Columbia

752,800 762,900 10,100 1.3

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria

3,101,400 3,167,000 65,600 2.1

Florida

7,821,700 8,108,400 286,700 3.7

Cape Coral-Fort Myers

232,500 242,600 10,100 4.3

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin

105,500 107,600 2,100 2.0

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach

183,000 188,800 5,800 3.2

Gainesville

132,000 136,000 4,000 3.0

Homosassa Springs

32,600 33,000 400 1.2

Jacksonville

621,200 637,700 16,500 2.7

Lakeland-Winter Haven

202,400 209,400 7,000 3.5

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

2,421,000 2,503,800 82,800 3.4

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island

132,000 137,700 5,700 4.3

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton

269,100 278,300 9,200 3.4

Ocala

95,200 98,200 3,000 3.2

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

1,103,400 1,150,600 47,200 4.3

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville

197,900 203,300 5,400 2.7

Panama City

81,200 81,900 700 0.9

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent

164,400 169,300 4,900 3.0

Port St. Lucie

131,400 135,900 4,500 3.4

Punta Gorda

45,000 45,200 200 0.4

Sebastian-Vero Beach

47,500 48,600 1,100 2.3

Sebring

25,200 25,900 700 2.8

Tallahassee

172,900 177,400 4,500 2.6

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater

1,208,500 1,247,600 39,100 3.2

The Villages

25,600 25,900 300 1.2

Georgia

4,138,700 4,257,200 118,500 2.9

Albany

61,400 61,400 0 0.0

Athens-Clarke County

90,200 92,700 2,500 2.8

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell

2,483,100 2,566,300 83,200 3.4

Augusta-Richmond County

227,200 234,000 6,800 3.0

Brunswick

40,900 42,400 1,500 3.7

Columbus

123,100 124,400 1,300 1.1

Dalton

66,100 68,400 2,300 3.5

Gainesville

79,000 82,900 3,900 4.9

Hinesville

19,700 20,000 300 1.5

Macon

101,400 101,400 0 0.0

Rome

39,900 40,400 500 1.3

Savannah

164,200 171,700 7,500 4.6

Valdosta

54,800 55,800 1,000 1.8

Warner Robins

70,800 69,900 -900 -1.3

Hawaii

624,500 631,000 6,500 1.0

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina

71,000 72,500 1,500 2.1

Urban Honolulu

461,000 466,800 5,800 1.3

Idaho

650,400 668,100 17,700 2.7

Boise City

282,200 285,700 3,500 1.2

Coeur d'Alene

56,600 60,100 3,500 6.2

Idaho Falls

59,500 61,300 1,800 3.0

Lewiston

27,400 27,200 -200 -0.7

Pocatello

35,200 35,500 300 0.9

Illinois

5,846,000 5,900,900 54,900 0.9

Bloomington

95,800 94,500 -1,300 -1.4

Carbondale-Marion

55,200 54,300 -900 -1.6

Champaign-Urbana

109,300 110,500 1,200 1.1

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin

4,469,800 4,530,000 60,200 1.3

Danville

28,900 29,200 300 1.0

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island

183,100 183,000 -100 -0.1

Decatur

50,900 50,100 -800 -1.6

Kankakee

43,700 44,900 1,200 2.7

Peoria

179,800 176,700 -3,100 -1.7

Rockford

148,900 150,900 2,000 1.3

Springfield

111,200 111,800 600 0.5

Indiana

2,978,900 3,038,200 59,300 2.0

Bloomington

77,100 77,700 600 0.8

Columbus

50,200 51,700 1,500 3.0

Elkhart-Goshen

122,800 127,700 4,900 4.0

Evansville

155,200 158,500 3,300 2.1

Fort Wayne

213,100 214,500 1,400 0.7

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson

988,000 1,016,600 28,600 2.9

Kokomo

40,100 40,900 800 2.0

Lafayette-West Lafayette

101,100 102,100 1,000 1.0

Michigan City-La Porte

41,900 41,800 -100 -0.2

Muncie

50,500 51,000 500 1.0

South Bend-Mishawaka

135,100 136,500 1,400 1.0

Terre Haute

70,800 70,100 -700 -1.0

Iowa

1,547,300 1,572,000 24,700 1.6

Ames

52,400 54,000 1,600 3.1

Cedar Rapids

141,800 141,700 -100 -0.1

Des Moines-West Des Moines

341,400 349,200 7,800 2.3

Dubuque

58,800 60,100 1,300 2.2

Iowa City

98,200 100,000 1,800 1.8

Sioux City

87,500 89,400 1,900 2.2

Waterloo-Cedar Falls

93,200 92,900 -300 -0.3

Kansas

1,396,700 1,406,000 9,300 0.7

Lawrence

53,600 54,600 1,000 1.9

Manhattan

44,100 44,900 800 1.8

Topeka

111,800 112,200 400 0.4

Wichita

293,700 294,600 900 0.3

Kentucky

1,854,000 1,889,400 35,400 1.9

Bowling Green

71,500 73,500 2,000 2.8

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox

53,700 55,100 1,400 2.6

Lexington-Fayette

263,900 268,300 4,400 1.7

Louisville/Jefferson County

623,000 642,000 19,000 3.0

Owensboro

52,200 52,500 300 0.6

Louisiana

1,976,800 1,986,500 9,700 0.5

Alexandria

63,400 63,500 100 0.2

Baton Rouge

392,700 400,400 7,700 2.0

Hammond

43,700 44,400 700 1.6

Houma-Thibodaux

101,300 100,500 -800 -0.8

Lafayette

221,800 220,800 -1,000 -0.5

Lake Charles

95,300 102,700 7,400 7.8

Monroe

78,600 77,000 -1,600 -2.0

New Orleans-Metairie

564,100 564,100 0 0.0

Shreveport-Bossier City

184,200 182,400 -1,800 -1.0

Maine

591,500 595,500 4,000 0.7

Bangor

65,500 66,000 500 0.8

Lewiston-Auburn

49,300 50,000 700 1.4

Portland-South Portland

190,300 193,700 3,400 1.8

Maryland

2,613,500 2,657,700 44,200 1.7

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson

1,345,100 1,365,900 20,800 1.5

California-Lexington Park

44,400 44,300 -100 -0.2

Cumberland

39,900 39,800 -100 -0.3

Hagerstown-Martinsburg

102,500 102,900 400 0.4

Massachusetts

3,397,700 3,457,300 59,600 1.8

Barnstable Town

96,900 99,200 2,300 2.4

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua

2,577,400 2,621,700 44,300 1.7

Leominster-Gardner

48,900 50,200 1,300 2.7

New Bedford

65,400 66,200 800 1.2

Pittsfield

40,200 40,400 200 0.5

Springfield

325,300 329,500 4,200 1.3

Worcester

274,200 280,000 5,800 2.1

Michigan

4,133,300 4,233,400 100,100 2.4

Ann Arbor

210,500 211,900 1,400 0.7

Battle Creek

57,400 58,800 1,400 2.4

Bay City

36,800 36,900 100 0.3

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

1,873,900 1,926,300 52,400 2.8

Flint

138,500 141,700 3,200 2.3

Grand Rapids-Wyoming

508,400 527,800 19,400 3.8

Jackson

55,500 55,700 200 0.4

Kalamazoo-Portage

138,700 142,100 3,400 2.5

Lansing-East Lansing

221,600 226,600 5,000 2.3

Midland

37,500 38,000 500 1.3

Monroe

41,200 42,200 1,000 2.4

Muskegon

61,200 63,500 2,300 3.8

Niles-Benton Harbor

60,000 61,400 1,400 2.3

Saginaw

86,600 87,100 500 0.6

Minnesota

2,787,300 2,833,200 45,900 1.6

Duluth

133,200 134,000 800 0.6

Mankato-North Mankato

55,200 55,600 400 0.7

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington

1,878,300 1,912,900 34,600 1.8

Rochester

113,400 113,900 500 0.4

St. Cloud

106,700 106,400 -300 -0.3

Mississippi

1,122,800 1,131,700 8,900 0.8

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula

155,600 153,500 -2,100 -1.3

Hattiesburg

61,400 62,200 800 1.3

Jackson

270,100 275,000 4,900 1.8

Missouri

2,750,500 2,766,900 16,400 0.6

Cape Girardeau

44,300 44,300 0 0.0

Columbia

97,800 98,800 1,000 1.0

Jefferson City

76,100 76,100 0 0.0

Joplin

80,200 81,600 1,400 1.7

Kansas City

1,017,700 1,033,900 16,200 1.6

St. Joseph

62,800 61,900 -900 -1.4

St. Louis

1,321,700 1,323,700 2,000 0.2

Springfield

203,600 205,400 1,800 0.9

Montana

450,900 452,300 1,400 0.3

Billings

82,200 83,800 1,600 1.9

Great Falls

36,000 35,000 -1,000 -2.8

Missoula

58,100 59,000 900 1.5

Nebraska

993,400 1,003,700 10,300 1.0

Grand Island

42,600 42,700 100 0.2

Lincoln

184,700 187,700 3,000 1.6

Omaha-Council Bluffs

483,900 490,900 7,000 1.4

Nevada

1,209,000 1,250,200 41,200 3.4

Carson City

27,800 27,800 0 0.0

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise

879,500 907,000 27,500 3.1

Reno

200,900 207,600 6,700 3.3

New Hampshire

642,000 646,500 4,500 0.7

Dover-Durham

52,400 53,300 900 1.7

Manchester

106,000 109,100 3,100 2.9

Portsmouth

82,900 83,800 900 1.1

New Jersey

3,944,100 3,982,900 38,800 1.0

Atlantic City-Hammonton

132,600 130,300 -2,300 -1.7

Ocean City

37,200 38,500 1,300 3.5

Trenton

250,900 253,700 2,800 1.1

Vineland-Bridgeton

56,900 57,400 500 0.9

New Mexico

818,800 831,400 12,600 1.5

Albuquerque

376,400 383,400 7,000 1.9

Farmington

50,900 53,100 2,200 4.3

Las Cruces

71,400 71,200 -200 -0.3

Santa Fe

61,300 60,900 -400 -0.7

New York

9,046,300 9,174,100 127,800 1.4

Albany-Schenectady-Troy

453,400 457,400 4,000 0.9

Binghamton

105,600 105,300 -300 -0.3

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls

549,900 557,400 7,500 1.4

Elmira

38,700 39,500 800 2.1

Glens Falls

53,200 53,900 700 1.3

Ithaca

72,400 71,600 -800 -1.1

Kingston

60,400 60,900 500 0.8

New York-Newark-Jersey City

9,091,300 9,227,200 135,900 1.5

Rochester

524,000 529,400 5,400 1.0

Syracuse

317,100 318,800 1,700 0.5

Utica-Rome

126,100 127,700 1,600 1.3

Watertown-Fort Drum

41,100 41,600 500 1.2

North Carolina

4,134,300 4,241,700 107,400 2.6

Asheville

176,400 181,600 5,200 2.9

Burlington

59,300 60,900 1,600 2.7

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia

1,061,600 1,097,400 35,800 3.4

Durham-Chapel Hill

292,400 296,500 4,100 1.4

Fayetteville

128,200 128,800 600 0.5

Goldsboro

42,400 42,400 0 0.0

Greensboro-High Point

349,200 359,700 10,500 3.0

Greenville

77,700 77,800 100 0.1

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton

145,400 146,100 700 0.5

Jacksonville

49,500 50,600 1,100 2.2

New Bern

43,500 43,800 300 0.7

Raleigh

554,600 571,500 16,900 3.0

Rocky Mount

56,500 56,300 -200 -0.4

Wilmington

114,600 118,200 3,600 3.1

Winston-Salem

252,200 256,200 4,000 1.6

North Dakota

454,800 466,700 11,900 2.6

Bismarck

72,300 74,900 2,600 3.6

Fargo

135,900 139,500 3,600 2.6

Grand Forks

56,400 58,300 1,900 3.4

Ohio

5,317,400 5,384,100 66,700 1.3

Akron

331,500 335,000 3,500 1.1

Canton-Massillon

172,100 173,500 1,400 0.8

Cincinnati

1,042,600 1,062,600 20,000 1.9

Cleveland-Elyria

1,031,600 1,041,700 10,100 1.0

Columbus

1,009,400 1,024,600 15,200 1.5

Dayton

370,700 376,000 5,300 1.4

Lima

51,500 53,000 1,500 2.9

Mansfield

52,700 53,400 700 1.3

Springfield

51,200 52,600 1,400 2.7

Toledo

300,300 301,800 1,500 0.5

Weirton-Steubenville

43,600 43,400 -200 -0.5

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman

225,300 226,400 1,100 0.5

Oklahoma

1,649,400 1,672,000 22,600 1.4

Lawton

45,900 45,100 -800 -1.7

Oklahoma City

616,000 631,200 15,200 2.5

Tulsa

437,500 445,300 7,800 1.8

Oregon

1,709,300 1,766,600 57,300 3.4

Albany

40,300 41,200 900 2.2

Bend-Redmond

68,000 71,100 3,100 4.6

Corvallis

40,200 40,800 600 1.5

Eugene

147,700 151,000 3,300 2.2

Grants Pass

23,700 25,000 1,300 5.5

Medford

78,400 80,600 2,200 2.8

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro

1,070,400 1,102,800 32,400 3.0

Salem

149,300 154,400 5,100 3.4

Pennsylvania

5,792,900 5,859,800 66,900 1.2

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton

352,200 355,300 3,100 0.9

Altoona

60,400 60,700 300 0.5

Bloomsburg-Berwick

42,900 43,200 300 0.7

Chambersburg-Waynesboro

58,300 59,600 1,300 2.2

East Stroudsburg

54,000 53,800 -200 -0.4

Erie

129,100 132,600 3,500 2.7

Gettysburg

34,200 35,000 800 2.3

Harrisburg-Carlisle

327,000 333,300 6,300 1.9

Johnstown

58,000 58,300 300 0.5

Lancaster

238,900 242,600 3,700 1.5

Lebanon

51,300 51,200 -100 -0.2

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

2,784,200 2,815,800 31,600 1.1

Pittsburgh

1,160,600 1,175,600 15,000 1.3

Reading

173,700 177,000 3,300 1.9

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton

257,800 263,700 5,900 2.3

State College

77,300 79,300 2,000 2.6

Williamsport

56,100 57,000 900 1.6

York-Hanover

179,500 180,800 1,300 0.7

Rhode Island

475,900 479,800 3,900 0.8

Providence-Warwick

564,700 571,400 6,700 1.2

South Carolina

1,951,200 2,006,000 54,800 2.8

Charleston-North Charleston

321,600 330,800 9,200 2.9

Columbia

373,500 379,500 6,000 1.6

Florence

84,800 85,400 600 0.7

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin

388,100 400,100 12,000 3.1

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort

71,900 73,500 1,600 2.2

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach

154,100 156,900 2,800 1.8

Spartanburg

137,300 141,100 3,800 2.8

Sumter

38,800 38,700 -100 -0.3

South Dakota

419,000 425,700 6,700 1.6

Rapid City

64,700 65,600 900 1.4

Sioux Falls

145,700 147,700 2,000 1.4

Tennessee

2,812,000 2,861,500 49,500 1.8

Chattanooga

239,100 245,100 6,000 2.5

Clarksville

86,100 89,200 3,100 3.6

Cleveland

45,000 45,200 200 0.4

Jackson

65,200 65,800 600 0.9

Johnson City

78,300 79,600 1,300 1.7

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol

121,100 123,400 2,300 1.9

Knoxville

375,300 387,700 12,400 3.3

Memphis

615,200 619,800 4,600 0.7

Morristown

43,700 44,800 1,100 2.5

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin

871,600 895,400 23,800 2.7

Texas

11,480,500 11,784,700 304,200 2.6

Abilene

68,600 69,300 700 1.0

Amarillo

117,100 117,300 200 0.2

Austin-Round Rock

911,600 941,100 29,500 3.2

Beaumont-Port Arthur

163,600 169,600 6,000 3.7

Brownsville-Harlingen

137,900 139,000 1,100 0.8

College Station-Bryan

105,800 105,200 -600 -0.6

Corpus Christi

192,800 200,300 7,500 3.9

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

3,244,700 3,370,500 125,800 3.9

El Paso

297,200 297,800 600 0.2

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

2,903,600 2,972,700 69,100 2.4

Killeen-Temple

134,500 136,100 1,600 1.2

Laredo

97,900 100,200 2,300 2.3

Longview

102,000 105,400 3,400 3.3

Lubbock

137,000 139,200 2,200 1.6

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

242,300 246,400 4,100 1.7

Midland

93,300 99,100 5,800 6.2

Odessa

76,900 81,800 4,900 6.4

San Angelo

47,800 49,100 1,300 2.7

San Antonio-New Braunfels

943,400 973,800 30,400 3.2

Sherman-Denison

45,100 45,600 500 1.1

Texarkana

58,800 58,700 -100 -0.2

Tyler

97,700 99,700 2,000 2.0

Victoria

44,200 45,500 1,300 2.9

Waco

111,400 112,900 1,500 1.3

Wichita Falls

58,100 57,800 -300 -0.5

Utah

1,322,200 1,374,700 52,500 4.0

Logan

57,000 58,800 1,800 3.2

Ogden-Clearfield

229,100 239,300 10,200 4.5

Provo-Orem

210,500 224,000 13,500 6.4

St. George

54,000 55,700 1,700 3.1

Salt Lake City

650,700 676,000 25,300 3.9

Vermont

304,500 310,700 6,200 2.0

Burlington-South Burlington

121,400 124,500 3,100 2.6

Virginia

3,772,800 3,806,400 33,600 0.9

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford

77,700 80,500 2,800 3.6

Charlottesville

109,800 112,700 2,900 2.6

Harrisonburg

64,700 65,100 400 0.6

Lynchburg

102,600 103,700 1,100 1.1

Richmond

628,900 635,500 6,600 1.0

Roanoke

160,400 160,400 0 0.0

Staunton-Waynesboro

48,500 48,100 -400 -0.8

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News

752,800 756,500 3,700 0.5

Winchester

60,000 61,100 1,100 1.8

Washington

3,041,100 3,152,500 111,400 3.7

Bellingham

85,900 89,600 3,700 4.3

Bremerton-Silverdale

84,500 87,400 2,900 3.4

Kennewick-Richland

102,900 106,100 3,200 3.1

Longview

37,700 39,200 1,500 4.0

Mount Vernon-Anacortes

47,500 48,300 800 1.7

Olympia-Tumwater

105,200 109,500 4,300 4.1

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

1,816,800 1,887,100 70,300 3.9

Spokane-Spokane Valley

231,400 236,800 5,400 2.3

Walla Walla

27,100 27,400 300 1.1

Wenatchee

39,300 41,200 1,900 4.8

Yakima

79,000 81,500 2,500 3.2

West Virginia

764,600 759,000 -5,600 -0.7

Beckley

47,500 47,700 200 0.4

Charleston

124,000 122,900 -1,100 -0.9

Huntington-Ashland

140,800 141,000 200 0.1

Morgantown

70,500 70,400 -100 -0.1

Parkersburg-Vienna

42,700 43,300 600 1.4

Wheeling

68,900 69,500 600 0.9

Wisconsin

2,822,900 2,869,500 46,600 1.7

Appleton

119,400 122,900 3,500 2.9

Eau Claire

84,400 85,400 1,000 1.2

Fond du Lac

47,600 48,700 1,100 2.3

Green Bay

169,200 172,600 3,400 2.0

Janesville-Beloit

64,500 67,000 2,500 3.9

La Crosse-Onalaska

77,300 77,700 400 0.5

Madison

378,500 387,300 8,800 2.3

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

837,300 848,900 11,600 1.4

Oshkosh-Neenah

93,600 95,100 1,500 1.6

Racine

76,100 75,500 -600 -0.8

Sheboygan

59,900 60,900 1,000 1.7

Wausau

69,700 71,200 1,500 2.2

Wyoming

286,400 287,600 1,200 0.4

Casper

42,700 42,600 -100 -0.2

Cheyenne

46,400 47,100 700 1.5
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary

The largest over-the-year decreases in employment occurred in Peoria, Illinois (-3,100), Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (-2,300), and Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi (-2,100). The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment occurred in Great Falls, Montana (-2.8 percent), Pine Bluff, Arkansas (-2.7 percent), and El Centro, California, and Monroe, Louisiana (-2.0 percent each).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Area) program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — April 2015" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Metropolitan area employment in April 2015 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/metropolitan-area-employment-in-april-2015.htm (visited October 23, 2021).