October 04, 2010
In August 2010, the largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Manhattan, Kansas (+7.0 percent), followed by Missoula, Montana (+6.6 percent), St. Joseph, Missouri-Kansas (+5.9 percent), and Ocean City, New Jersey (+5.4 percent).
The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment were reported in Chico, California, and Great Falls, Montana (‑5.6 percent each), Pascagoula, Mississippi (‑3.9 percent), and Cumberland, Maryland-West Virginia (‑3.6 percent).
In August, 193 metropolitan areas reported over-the-year decreases in nonfarm payroll employment, 165 reported increases, and 14 had no change.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. The most recent month's employment data are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — August 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL 10-1352.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Metropolitan area employment, August 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20101004.htm (visited August 31, 2014).
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