Top Job Gainers and Losers of 2008

April 6, 2009 12 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Over the past year, local job losses have been staggering. Find out how Jacksonville ranks in raw employment growth against other metropolitan regions.



[U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics]

Raw employment growth between December 2007 and December 2008:


1. Houston, up 57,300 jobs
2. Dallas-Fort Worth, up 43,300 jobs
3. San Antonio, up 14,900 jobs
4. Washington, up 11,800 jobs
5. Austin, up 9,600 jobs
6. Virginia Beach-Norfolk, up 7,700 jobs
7. New Orleans, up 6,600 jobs
8. Oklahoma City, up 5,800 jobs
9. El Paso, up 5,300 jobs
10. Baton Rouge, up 4,000 jobs
11. Durham, N.C., up 1,700 jobs
12. Omaha, up 600 jobs
13. Greensboro, up 500 jobs
14. Tulsa, up 400 jobs
15. Raleigh, up 200 jobs
15. Seattle, up 200 jobs

17. Albuquerque, down 1,600 jobs
18. Des Moines, down 1,800 jobs
19. Syracuse, down 2,100 jobs
20. Wichita, down 2,200 jobs
21. Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa., down 2,600 jobs
22. Poughkeepsie, N.Y., down 2,900 jobs
23. Akron, Ohio, down 3,000 jobs
24. Lexington, Ky, down 3,300 jobs
25. Fresno, down 3,700 jobs
26. Madison, Wis., down 3,800 jobs
27. Grand Rapids, Mich., down 4,000 jobs
28. Springfield, Mass., down 4,100 jobs
29. Colorado Springs, down 4,200 jobs
30. Bridgeport, Conn., down 4,300 jobs
31. Columbus, Ohio, down 4,400 jobs
32. Allentown, Pa., down 4,700 jobs
33. Greenville, S.C., down 4,800 jobs
34. Knoxville, down 5,000 jobs
34. New Haven, down 5,000 jobs
36. Charleston, S.C., down 5,200 jobs
36. Harrisburg, Pa., down 5,200 jobs
36. Jackson, Miss., down 5,200 jobs
39. Indianapolis, down 5,400 jobs
40. Little Rock, down 5,800 jobs
41. Albany, N.Y., down 6,000 jobs
42. Rochester, N.Y., down 6,300 jobs
43. Hartford, down 6,400 jobs
44. Richmond, down 6,700 jobs
45. Pittsburgh, down 7,100 jobs
46. Buffalo, down 7,600 jobs
47. Columbia, S.C., down 7,700 jobs
48. Dayton, down 7,800 jobs
49. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, Calif., down 8,200 jobs
50. Honolulu, down 8,400 jobs
51. Cincinnati, down 8,600 jobs
52. Birmingham, down 10,300 jobs
53. Toledo, down 11,100 jobs
54. Nashville, down 11,200 jobs
55. Denver, down 11,500 jobs
56. Boise, down 11,700 jobs
56. San Jose, down 11,700 jobs
58. Kansas City, down 11,800 jobs
59. Baltimore, down 12,600 jobs
59. Bradenton-Sarasota, Fla., down 12,600 jobs
61. Salt Lake City, down 12,900 jobs
62. Milwaukee, down 13,000 jobs
63. Jacksonville, down 15,400 jobs
64. Las Vegas, down 15,500 jobs
65. Charlotte, down 15,700 jobs
65. Memphis, down 15,700 jobs
65. Tucson, down 15,700 jobs
68. Louisville, down 16,100 jobs
69. Portland, Ore., down 18,200 jobs
70. San Diego, down 18,400 jobs
71. Orlando, down 19,100 jobs
72. Boston, down 19,700 jobs
73. Cleveland, down 22,900 jobs
74. St. Louis, down 23,000 jobs
75. Providence, down 23,100 jobs
76. Sacramento, down 23,400 jobs
77. Tampa-St. Petersburg, down 34,400 jobs
78. Philadelphia, down 36,200 jobs
79. Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif., down 38,500 jobs
80. San Francisco-Oakland, down 41,400 jobs
81. Minneapolis-St. Paul, down 42,800 jobs
82. Chicago, down 59,100 jobs
83. Miami-Fort Lauderdale, down 69,500 jobs
84. Atlanta, down 82,000 jobs
85. Los Angeles, down 82,900 jobs
86. Phoenix, down 86,800 jobs
87. Detroit, down 89,700 jobs
88. New York City, down 120,300 jobs

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