Jobs are everything to an economy. Period.
The following table shows the percentage change in jobs in the 12-months ending July 2019 as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the 40 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and Divisions with the greatest 12-month gain. Just eight of the 436 MSAs and Divisions reported no change in the total number of jobs in the 12-months ending July 2019, 368 were up and 60 lost jobs.
The next table shows the 40 MSAs and Divisions with the greatest percentage decline in jobs in the 12-months ending July 2019.
The next table shows the 30 MSAs (and does not include Divisions) with the greatest number of net new jobs in the 12-month ending July 2019.
Click here to see the first table showing the 12-month, 1-year, 2-year, 5-year and 10-year job growth rates along the number of net-new and total jobs as of July 2019. Click here for the second file that shows the 12-month job growth rates from 2013 through 2019 for the 12-months ending July for all MSAs and Divisions.