U.S. Employment by Metro Area

Metro areas with positive employment trends

Midland, TX
Odessa, TX
Lafayette, LA
Oklahoma City, OK
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
Ithaca, NY
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
Salt Lake City, UT
Provo-Orem, UT
Tulsa, OK
Savannah, GA
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Metro areas with negative employment trends

Yuma, AZ
El Centro, CA
Yuba City, CA
Norwich-New London, CT-RI
Tuscaloosa, AL
Michigan City-La Porte, IN
Auburn-Opelika, AL
Anderson, IN
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
Merced, CA
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI
Carson City, NV

Alabama

Anniston (includes Oxford)
Auburn (includes Opelika)
Birmingham (includes Hoover)
Decatur
Dothan
Florence (includes Muscle Shoals)
Gadsden
Huntsville
Mobile
Montgomery
Tuscaloosa

Alaska

Anchorage
Fairbanks

Arizona

Flagstaff
Lake Havasu City (includes Kingman)
Phoenix (includes Mesa, Glendale)
Prescott
Tucson
Yuma

Arkansas

Fayetteville (includes Springdale, Rogers)
Fort Smith
Hot Springs
Jonesboro
Little Rock (includes North Little Rock, Conway)
Pine Bluff

California

Bakersfield (includes Delano)
Chico
El Centro
Fresno
Hanford (includes Corcoran)
Los Angeles (includes Long Beach, Santa Ana)
Madera (includes Chowchilla)
Merced
Modesto
Napa
Oxnard (includes Thousand Oaks, Ventura)
Redding
Riverside (includes San Bernardino, Ontario)
Sacramento (includes , Arden, Arcade, Roseville)
Salinas
San Diego (includes Carlsbad, San Marcos)
San Francisco (includes Oakland, Fremont)
San Jose (includes Sunnyvale, Santa Clara)
San Luis Obispo (includes Paso Robles)
Santa Barbara (includes Santa Maria, Goleta)
Santa Cruz (includes Watsonville)
Santa Rosa (includes Petaluma)
Stockton
Vallejo (includes Fairfield)
Visalia (includes Porterville)
Yuba City

Colorado

Boulder
Colorado Springs
Denver (includes Aurora, Broomfield)
Fort Collins (includes Loveland)
Grand Junction
Greeley
Pueblo

Connecticut

Bridgeport (includes Stamford, Norwalk)
Danbury
Hartford (includes West Hartford, East Hartford)
New Haven
Norwich (includes New London)
Waterbury

Delaware

Dover

District Of Columbia

Washington (includes Arlington, Alexandria)

Florida

Cape Coral (includes Fort Myers)
Crestview (includes Fort Walton Beach, Destin)
Deltona (includes Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach)
Gainesville
Jacksonville
Lakeland (includes Winter Haven)
Miami (includes Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach)
Naples (includes Marco Island)
North Port (includes Bradenton, Sarasota)
Ocala
Orlando (includes Kissimmee, Sanford)
Palm Bay (includes Melbourne, Titusville)
Palm Coast
Panama City (includes Lynn Haven, Panama City Beach)
Pensacola (includes Ferry Pass, Brent)
Port St. Lucie
Punta Gorda
Sebastian (includes Vero Beach)
Tallahassee
Tampa (includes St. Petersburg, Clearwater)

Georgia

Albany
Athens (includes Clarke County)
Atlanta (includes Sandy Springs, Marietta)
Brunswick
Columbus
Dalton
Gainesville
Hinesville (includes Fort Stewart)
Macon
Rome
Savannah
Valdosta
Warner Robins

Hawaii

Honolulu

Idaho

Boise City (includes Nampa)
Coeur d'Alene
Idaho Falls
Lewiston
Pocatello

Illinois

Bloomington (includes Normal)
Champaign (includes Urbana)
Chicago (includes Joliet, Naperville)
Danville
Decatur
Kankakee (includes Bradley)
Peoria
Rockford
Springfield

Indiana

Anderson
Bloomington
Columbus
Elkhart (includes Goshen)
Evansville
Fort Wayne
Indianapolis (includes Carmel)
Kokomo
Lafayette
Michigan City (includes La Porte)
Muncie
South Bend (includes Mishawaka)
Terre Haute

Iowa

Ames
Cedar Rapids
Davenport (includes Moline, Rock Island)
Des Moines (includes West Des Moines)
Dubuque
Iowa City
Sioux City
Waterloo (includes Cedar Falls)

Kansas

Lawrence
Manhattan
Topeka
Wichita

Kentucky

Bowling Green
Elizabethtown
Lexington (includes Fayette)
Louisville (includes Jefferson County)
Owensboro

Louisiana

Alexandria
Baton Rouge
Houma (includes Bayou Cane, Thibodaux)
Lafayette
Lake Charles
Monroe
New Orleans (includes Metairie, Kenner)
Shreveport (includes Bossier City)

Maine

Bangor
Lewiston (includes Auburn)
Portland (includes South Portland, Biddeford)

Maryland

Baltimore (includes Towson)
Cumberland
Hagerstown (includes Martinsburg)
Salisbury

Massachusetts

Barnstable Town
Boston (includes Cambridge, Quincy)
Leominster (includes Fitchburg, Gardner)
New Bedford
Pittsfield
Springfield
Worcester

Michigan

Ann Arbor
Battle Creek
Bay City
Detroit (includes Warren, Livonia)
Flint
Grand Rapids (includes Wyoming)
Holland (includes Grand Haven)
Jackson
Kalamazoo (includes Portage)
Lansing (includes East Lansing)
Monroe
Muskegon (includes Norton Shores)
Niles (includes Benton Harbor)
Saginaw (includes Saginaw Township North)

Minnesota

Duluth
Mankato (includes North Mankato)
Minneapolis (includes St. Paul, Bloomington)
Rochester
St. Cloud

Mississippi

Gulfport (includes Biloxi)
Hattiesburg
Jackson
Pascagoula

Missouri

Cape Girardeau (includes Jackson)
Columbia
Jefferson City
Joplin
Kansas City
Springfield
St. Joseph
St. Louis

Montana

Billings
Great Falls
Missoula

Nebraska

Lincoln
Omaha (includes Council Bluffs)

Nevada

Carson City
Las Vegas (includes Paradise)
Reno (includes Sparks)

New Hampshire

Manchester
Portsmouth
Rochester (includes Dover)

New Jersey

Atlantic City (includes Hammonton)
Ocean City
Trenton (includes Ewing)
Vineland (includes Millville, Bridgeton)

New Mexico

Albuquerque
Farmington
Las Cruces
Santa Fe

New York

Albany (includes Schenectady, Troy)
Binghamton
Buffalo (includes Niagara Falls)
Elmira
Glens Falls
Ithaca
Kingston
New York City
Poughkeepsie (includes Newburgh, Middletown)
Rochester
Syracuse
Utica (includes Rome)

North Carolina

Asheville
Burlington
Charlotte (includes Gastonia, Rock Hill)
Durham (includes Chapel Hill)
Fayetteville
Goldsboro
Greensboro (includes High Point)
Greenville
Hickory (includes Lenoir, Morganton)
Jacksonville
Raleigh (includes Cary)
Rocky Mount
Wilmington
Winston (includes Salem)

North Dakota

Bismarck
Fargo
Grand Forks

Ohio

Akron
Canton (includes Massillon)
Cincinnati (includes Middletown)
Cleveland (includes Elyria, Mentor)
Columbus
Dayton
Lima
Mansfield
Sandusky
Springfield
Steubenville (includes Weirton)
Toledo
Youngstown (includes Warren, Boardman)

Oklahoma

Lawton
Oklahoma City
Tulsa

Oregon

Bend
Corvallis
Eugene (includes Springfield)
Medford
Portland (includes Hillsboro, Vancouver)
Salem

Pennsylvania

Allentown (includes Bethlehem, Easton)
Altoona
Erie
Harrisburg (includes Carlisle)
Johnstown
Lancaster
Lebanon
Philadelphia (includes Wilmington, Camden)
Pittsburgh
Reading
Scranton (includes , Wilkes, Barre)
State College
Williamsport
York (includes Hanover)

Rhode Island

Providence (includes Fall River, Warwick)

South Carolina

Anderson
Augusta (includes Richmond County)
Charleston (includes North Charleston, Summerville)
Columbia
Florence
Greenville (includes Mauldin, Easley)
Myrtle Beach (includes North Myrtle Beach, Conway)
Spartanburg
Sumter

South Dakota

Rapid City
Sioux Falls

Tennessee

Chattanooga
Clarksville
Cleveland
Jackson
Johnson City
Kingsport (includes Bristol)
Knoxville
Memphis
Morristown
Nashville (includes Davidson, , Murfreesboro, Franklin)

Texas

Abilene
Amarillo
Austin (includes Round Rock, San Marcos)
Beaumont (includes Port Arthur)
Brownsville (includes Harlingen)
College Station (includes Bryan)
Corpus Christi
Dallas (includes Fort Worth, Arlington)
El Paso
Houston (includes Sugar Land, Baytown)
Killeen (includes Temple, Fort Hood)
Laredo
Longview
Lubbock
McAllen (includes Edinburg, Mission)
Midland
Odessa
San Angelo
San Antonio (includes New Braunfels)
Sherman (includes Denison)
Texarkana
Tyler
Victoria
Waco
Wichita Falls

Utah

Logan
Ogden (includes Clearfield)
Provo (includes Orem)
Salt Lake City
St. George

Vermont

Burlington (includes South Burlington)

Virginia

Blacksburg (includes Christiansburg, Radford)
Charlottesville
Danville
Harrisonburg
Lynchburg
Richmond
Roanoke
Virginia Beach (includes Norfolk, Newport News)
Winchester

Washington

Bellingham
Bremerton (includes Silverdale)
Kennewick (includes Pasco, Richland)
Longview
Mount Vernon (includes Anacortes)
Olympia
Seattle (includes Tacoma, Bellevue)
Spokane
Wenatchee (includes East Wenatchee)
Yakima

West Virginia

Charleston
Huntington (includes Ashland)
Morgantown
Parkersburg (includes Marietta, Vienna)
Wheeling

Wisconsin

Appleton
Eau Claire
Fond du Lac
Green Bay
Janesville
La Crosse
Madison
Milwaukee (includes Waukesha, West Allis)
Oshkosh (includes Neenah)
Racine
Sheboygan
Wausau

Wyoming

Casper
Cheyenne

Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.