Top 20 Metros for Employment Growth

See which metro areas have had the largest increase in employment over the last years (includes metros with 200,000+ workers)

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Ogden-Clearfield, UT
Aug. 2010 Employment: 193,200
Aug. 2011 Employment: 200,400
Net Change: 7,200
Percent Change: 3.7%
Job Growth Rank: 1
Worcester, MA
Aug. 2010 Employment: 237,500
Aug. 2011 Employment: 245,800
Net Change: 8,300
Percent Change: 3.5%
Job Growth Rank: 2
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Aug. 2010 Employment: 847,700
Aug. 2011 Employment: 876,900
Net Change: 29,200
Percent Change: 3.4%
Job Growth Rank: 3
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
Aug. 2010 Employment: 214,500
Aug. 2011 Employment: 221,400
Net Change: 6,900
Percent Change: 3.2%
Job Growth Rank: 4
Akron, OH
Aug. 2010 Employment: 315,900
Aug. 2011 Employment: 325,300
Net Change: 9,400
Percent Change: 3.0%
Job Growth Rank: 5
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
Aug. 2010 Employment: 2,530,000
Aug. 2011 Employment: 2,595,600
Net Change: 65,600
Percent Change: 2.6%
Job Growth Rank: 6
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
Aug. 2010 Employment: 361,700
Aug. 2011 Employment: 370,700
Net Change: 9,000
Percent Change: 2.5%
Job Growth Rank: 7
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
Aug. 2010 Employment: 812,000
Aug. 2011 Employment: 832,700
Net Change: 20,700
Percent Change: 2.5%
Job Growth Rank: 7
Winston-Salem, NC
Aug. 2010 Employment: 202,900
Aug. 2011 Employment: 207,800
Net Change: 4,900
Percent Change: 2.4%
Job Growth Rank: 9
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH
Aug. 2010 Employment: 220,700
Aug. 2011 Employment: 225,600
Net Change: 4,900
Percent Change: 2.2%
Job Growth Rank: 10
Tulsa, OK
Aug. 2010 Employment: 401,900
Aug. 2011 Employment: 410,700
Net Change: 8,800
Percent Change: 2.2%
Job Growth Rank: 10
Honolulu, HI
Aug. 2010 Employment: 424,500
Aug. 2011 Employment: 433,500
Net Change: 9,000
Percent Change: 2.1%
Job Growth Rank: 12
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA
Aug. 2010 Employment: 2,415,500
Aug. 2011 Employment: 2,466,100
Net Change: 50,600
Percent Change: 2.1%
Job Growth Rank: 12
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Aug. 2010 Employment: 1,635,100
Aug. 2011 Employment: 1,669,900
Net Change: 34,800
Percent Change: 2.1%
Job Growth Rank: 12
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA
Aug. 2010 Employment: 515,700
Aug. 2011 Employment: 526,200
Net Change: 10,500
Percent Change: 2.0%
Job Growth Rank: 15
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
Aug. 2010 Employment: 766,600
Aug. 2011 Employment: 782,100
Net Change: 15,500
Percent Change: 2.0%
Job Growth Rank: 15
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ
Aug. 2010 Employment: 1,667,300
Aug. 2011 Employment: 1,698,600
Net Change: 31,300
Percent Change: 1.9%
Job Growth Rank: 17
Bakersfield-Delano, CA
Aug. 2010 Employment: 220,600
Aug. 2011 Employment: 224,900
Net Change: 4,300
Percent Change: 1.9%
Job Growth Rank: 17
Fort Wayne, IN
Aug. 2010 Employment: 200,900
Aug. 2011 Employment: 204,700
Net Change: 3,800
Percent Change: 1.9%
Job Growth Rank: 17
Lansing-East Lansing, MI
Aug. 2010 Employment: 209,900
Aug. 2011 Employment: 213,900
Net Change: 4,000
Percent Change: 1.9%
Job Growth Rank: 17
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