October 05, 2004


Among the 274 metropolitan areas for which August 2004 nonfarm payroll data were available, 192 posted over-the-year increases in employment, 78 recorded decreases, and 4 had no change. The largest over-the-year employ-ment increases were posted in Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.Va. (+70,400), New York, N.Y. (+49,300), Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz. (+40,200), Las Vegas, Nev.-Ariz.
(+38,900), and St. Louis, Mo.-Ill. (+33,800). The largest over-the-year per-centage increases in employment occurred in Sheboygan, Wis. (+5.9 percent), Dover, Del. (+5.5 percent), Laredo, Texas (+4.9 percent), Las Vegas, Nev.- Ariz. (+4.7 percent), and Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Fla. (+4.2 percent).

The largest over-the-year employment declines were reported in Detroit, Mich. (-30,200), San Jose, Calif. (-10,700), Hartford, Conn. (-8,500), Lansing-East Lansing, Mich. (-8,400), and Saginaw-Bay City-Midland, Mich. (-8,300). The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment were reported in Saginaw-Bay City-Midland, Mich. (-4.8 percent), Steubenville-Weirton, Ohio-W.Va. (-4.4 percent), Houma, La. (-3.8 percent), Lansing-East
Lansing, Mich. (-3.6 percent), and Enid, Okla. (-3.5 percent).

Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 32 of the 39 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2003. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these metropolitan areas occurred in Las Vegas, Nev.-Ariz. (+4.7 percent), St. Louis, Mo.-Ill. (+2.6 percent), Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz., and Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.Va.
(+2.5 percent each), Orlando, Fla. (+2.4 percent), and Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif. (+2.2 percent). Among the 39 large areas, Detroit, Mich., had the largest over-the-year percentage decline in employment (-1.5 percent), followed by San Jose, Calif. (-1.3 percent), Indianapolis, Ind. (-0.8 percent), and Boston, Mass.-N.H. (-0.4 percent).

Employment growth was most widespread in education and health services, with 212 of 274 metropolitan areas experiencing over-the-year employment gains in this industry sector. Employment gains also were prevalent in leisure and hospitality and in professional and business services, with gains occurring in 175 and 172 metropolitan areas, respectively. Manufacturing remained the weakest industry, with 154 metropolitan areas posting employment losses over the year.

Source: BLS


At 12:13 PM, Blogger Scott said...

OT: to this post but "The Burden Of Acting White"
research has been updated.

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Noah TA said...

Yo girl BANNED me Scott...therefore I cannot traverse to her blog to be enlightend...I guess I should consider myself fortunate on not recieving such wisdom.LOL

At 1:40 PM, Blogger Faheem said...

Not to worry Noah, she did not say anything profound, she simply explained that she disagreed with the study that proved her and the other Negro-Cons are all liars concerning this perceived phenomena about Black anti-intellctualism. She proclaims she will be writing a piece to refute the study, I wrote on her blog that I do not think she is capable of doing it and I reminded her that even the study she disagrees with was done using a small sampling of Black children that can not be extrapolated to represent the reality throughout all of Black America. I also noted that I am eagerly anticipating her op-ed concerning the study. Hopefully when she post it, Scott will be so kind to let us know.

At 6:48 PM, Blogger Scott said...

actually she said of the current study she hasnt' read it. But she has you pow she doesn't believe that blacks are trying to act white.


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