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Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida has largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment

January 08, 2014

From November 2012 to November 2013, the largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida (+8.1 percent), followed by Naples-Marco Island, Florida (+7.9 percent), and Port St. Lucie, Florida (+6.1 percent).

Over-the-year percent change in nonfarm employment, selected metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, November 2012–November 2013
Metropolitan areaPercent change(p)

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

8.1

Naples-Marco Island, FL

7.9

Port St. Lucie, FL

6.1

Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL

-2.3

Carson City, NV

-2.9

Decatur, IL

-3.0

Footnotes:

(p) preliminary.

The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment occurred in Decatur, Illinois (−3.0 percent), Carson City, Nevada (−2.9 percent), and Panama City‑Lynn Haven‑Panama City Beach, Florida (−2.3 percent).

In November, 298 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 63 had decreases, and 11 had no change.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — November 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑14‑0001.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida has largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140108.htm (visited September 16, 2014).

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