Economic Report: 142 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment in July 2021

CITY OF WASHINGTON (August 10, 2021)—In July, 142 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment and 247 were essentially unchanged.  The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Ocean City, New Jersey (+21.9 percent), Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii (+21.1 percent), and Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (+14.1 percent). The largest percentage decreases in employment were in Lake Charles, Louisiana (−2.0%), Enid, Oklahoma and Cleveland, Tennessee (−0.8%).

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The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+558,300), Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (+359,300), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+211,100), while the largest decreases were in Lake Charles, Louisiana (−2,000), Cleveland, Tennessee (−400), and Iowa City, Iowa (−300).

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 — July 2021.” Also see charts of the latest metropolitan area employment and unemployment data and the sortable table of metropolitan area employment data.

 

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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