Nashville, TN leads US in employment growth

Over 90% of large US metros add jobs

Metros with population of at least 500,000 saw 2% median employment growth over the past year. The top ten performing metros right now are:

  1. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN (+5.7% on the year, 50,332 jobs)

  2. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO (+5.1%, 12,440 jobs)

  3. Knoxville, TN (+4.7%, 17,962 jobs)

  4. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (+4.6%, 53,223 jobs)

  5. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (+4.5%, 44,029 jobs)

  6. Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI (+4.4%, 51,541 jobs)

  7. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (+4.3%, 116,214 jobs)

  8. Gary, IN (+4.2%, 13,223 jobs)

  9. Toledo, OH (+4.0%, 11,586 jobs)

  10. Austin-Round Rock, TX (+3.9%, 40,481 jobs)

Nashville led large metros with nearly 6% job growth year-over-year  Source: StratoDem Analytics analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data

Nashville led large metros with nearly 6% job growth year-over-year
Source: StratoDem Analytics analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data


The bottom ten performing metro areas over the past year:

  1. Tulsa, OK (-2.8%, -12,822 jobs)

  2. Oklahoma City, OK (-1.4%, -8,683 jobs)

  3. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (-0.9%, -3,894 jobs)

  4. Syracuse, NY (-0.9%, -2,642 jobs)

  5. Rochester, NY (-0.6%, -3,207 jobs)

  6. Wichita, KS (-0.4%, -1,326 jobs)

  7. New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ (-0.3%, -20,030 jobs)

  8. New Orleans-Metairie, LA (-0.2%, -1,090 jobs)

  9. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (-0.1%, -907 jobs)

  10. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL (-0.1%, -1,151 jobs)

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