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Employment up 10.1 percent in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey, for year ended August 2022

October 04, 2022

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 101 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 288 areas from August 2021 to August 2021. The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey, at 10.1 percent. The largest gain in the number of total jobs occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (497,800).

Change in metropolitan area employment, August 2021 to August 2022
Metropolitan area Percent change Total change

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

1.7% 800

Auburn-Opelika, AL

2.8 1,900

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

3.3 17,900

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

0.9 700

Decatur, AL

1.8 1,000

Dothan, AL

2.7 1,600

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

1.1 600

Gadsden, AL

2.1 700

Huntsville, AL

2.0 5,100

Mobile, AL

0.7 1,300

Montgomery, AL

2.0 3,500

Tuscaloosa, AL

2.9 3,100

Anchorage, AK

5.2 9,000

Fairbanks, AK

1.9 700

Flagstaff, AZ

5.9 3,800

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

2.8 1,500

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

3.9 87,100

Prescott, AZ

4.5 3,000

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

2.1 700

Tucson, AZ

2.2 8,300

Yuma, AZ

3.3 1,900

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

5.6 15,100

Fort Smith, AR-OK

3.0 3,300

Hot Springs, AR

2.1 800

Jonesboro, AR

2.9 1,700

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

2.9 10,500

Pine Bluff, AR

2.9 900

Bakersfield, CA

2.1 5,800

Chico, CA

1.7 1,300

El Centro, CA

4.3 2,300

Fresno, CA

4.0 14,400

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

1.7 700

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

3.3 197,200

Madera, CA

2.7 1,100

Merced, CA

2.3 1,600

Modesto, CA

2.3 4,200

Napa, CA

2.7 1,900

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

2.6 7,800

Redding, CA

0.3 200

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

5.7 89,300

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

2.9 29,200

Salinas, CA

1.4 2,000

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

4.1 59,600

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

4.6 109,200

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

4.6 51,800

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

1.9 2,200

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

3.4 3,400

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

4.3 8,000

Santa Rosa, CA

3.0 5,900

Stockton-Lodi, CA

3.0 7,800

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

1.9 2,500

Visalia-Porterville, CA

3.1 4,100

Yuba City, CA

1.5 700

Boulder, CO

4.3 8,400

Colorado Springs, CO

2.3 6,900

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

3.6 55,200

Fort Collins, CO

2.4 4,200

Grand Junction, CO

1.7 1,100

Greeley, CO

2.9 3,000

Pueblo, CO

2.9 1,800

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

2.7 10,700

Danbury, CT

1.3 1,000

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

2.3 12,400

New Haven, CT

2.1 5,900

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

2.0 2,400

Waterbury, CT

2.0 1,300

Dover, DE

2.3 1,600

Salisbury, MD-DE

2.4 4,100

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

2.3 73,800

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

4.5 12,800

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

2.6 3,200

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

4.3 8,900

Gainesville, FL

2.2 3,200

Homosassa Springs, FL

0.9 300

Jacksonville, FL

4.7 34,300

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

3.8 9,700

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

5.7 151,000

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

4.4 6,800

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

5.2 16,600

Ocala, FL

2.3 2,500

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

5.4 70,800

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

3.0 7,200

Panama City, FL

4.4 3,700

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

3.8 7,200

Port St. Lucie, FL

4.0 6,300

Punta Gorda, FL

4.2 2,100

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

3.2 1,700

Sebring, FL

-0.8 -200

Tallahassee, FL

4.0 7,300

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

4.6 63,900

The Villages, FL

4.3 1,500

Albany, GA

3.5 2,100

Athens-Clarke County, GA

6.7 6,500

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

5.3 150,400

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

2.2 5,300

Brunswick, GA

3.6 1,600

Columbus, GA-AL

3.8 4,500

Dalton, GA

2.3 1,500

Gainesville, GA

3.2 3,100

Hinesville, GA

1.9 400

Macon-Bibb County, GA

4.3 4,300

Rome, GA

3.2 1,300

Savannah, GA

4.2 8,100

Valdosta, GA

2.5 1,400

Warner Robins, GA

2.7 2,100

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

2.8 2,000

Urban Honolulu, HI

2.2 9,500

Boise City, ID

2.8 10,300

Coeur d'Alene, ID

1.5 1,100

Idaho Falls, ID

2.2 1,700

Lewiston, ID-WA

0.3 100

Pocatello, ID

2.9 1,100

Twin Falls, ID

4.5 2,200

Bloomington, IL

3.9 3,500

Carbondale-Marion, IL

3.9 2,100

Champaign-Urbana, IL

2.4 2,600

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

4.4 201,200

Danville, IL

2.7 700

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

4.2 7,500

Decatur, IL

1.2 600

Kankakee, IL

1.9 800

Peoria, IL

2.2 3,700

Rockford, IL

5.2 7,200

Springfield, IL

3.4 3,600

Bloomington, IN

1.4 1,100

Columbus, IN

3.9 1,900

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

2.6 3,800

Evansville, IN-KY

2.1 3,200

Fort Wayne, IN

4.0 8,900

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

2.2 24,000

Kokomo, IN

1.7 600

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

3.4 3,300

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

0.8 300

Muncie, IN

4.2 2,000

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

3.7 5,000

Terre Haute, IN

2.5 1,600

Ames, IA

1.6 800

Cedar Rapids, IA

0.9 1,200

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

1.5 5,500

Dubuque, IA

0.9 500

Iowa City, IA

3.5 3,400

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

1.6 1,400

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

2.1 1,800

Lawrence, KS

-1.6 -800

Manhattan, KS

1.3 500

Topeka, KS

0.5 500

Wichita, KS

2.2 6,300

Bowling Green, KY

1.1 800

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

1.9 1,000

Lexington-Fayette, KY

2.7 7,500

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

3.4 22,600

Owensboro, KY

1.2 600

Alexandria, LA

3.3 2,000

Baton Rouge, LA

2.6 10,000

Hammond, LA

0.6 300

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-1.5 -1,200

Lafayette, LA

2.8 5,600

Lake Charles, LA

3.6 3,500

Monroe, LA

0.9 700

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

1.8 9,800

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

2.7 4,700

Bangor, ME

4.3 2,800

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

3.9 1,900

Portland-South Portland, ME

4.5 9,600

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

3.3 45,700

California-Lexington Park, MD

0.6 300

Cumberland, MD-WV

-0.5 -200

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

2.0 2,000

Barnstable Town, MA

0.5 600

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

4.7 127,000

Leominster-Gardner, MA

2.6 1,300

New Bedford, MA

2.4 1,500

Pittsfield, MA

-0.8 -300

Springfield, MA-CT

4.3 13,900

Worcester, MA-CT

1.7 4,800

Ann Arbor, MI

3.1 6,600

Battle Creek, MI

1.5 800

Bay City, MI

1.2 400

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

4.0 77,700

Flint, MI

5.4 6,900

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

2.7 15,000

Jackson, MI

1.6 900

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

1.8 2,500

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

4.6 9,900

Midland, MI

0.6 200

Monroe, MI

1.6 600

Muskegon, MI

1.9 1,200

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

1.7 1,000

Saginaw, MI

0.2 200

Duluth, MN-WI

3.1 4,000

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

6.3 3,400

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

2.8 55,900

Rochester, MN

2.3 2,900

St. Cloud, MN

2.5 2,600

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

1.2 1,900

Hattiesburg, MS

2.0 1,300

Jackson, MS

-0.1 -300

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

-1.4 -600

Columbia, MO

2.3 2,300

Jefferson City, MO

1.2 900

Joplin, MO

2.6 2,100

Kansas City, MO-KS

0.9 10,000

St. Joseph, MO-KS

1.2 700

St. Louis, MO-IL

1.8 24,600

Springfield, MO

2.0 4,400

Billings, MT

3.5 3,100

Great Falls, MT

2.3 800

Missoula, MT

4.8 3,000

Grand Island, NE

-2.6 -1,100

Lincoln, NE

1.5 2,800

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

1.9 9,300

Carson City, NV

3.6 1,100

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

5.2 52,100

Reno, NV

4.0 9,900

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

2.0 1,000

Manchester, NH

3.4 3,700

Portsmouth, NH-ME

-1.7 -1,600

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

10.1 12,700

Ocean City, NJ

4.4 2,400

Trenton, NJ

3.4 9,300

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

3.5 2,000

Albuquerque, NM

2.5 9,600

Farmington, NM

6.0 2,600

Las Cruces, NM

1.4 1,000

Santa Fe, NM

1.5 900

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

2.6 11,400

Binghamton, NY

2.9 2,700

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

3.9 20,300

Elmira, NY

0.9 300

Glens Falls, NY

-0.6 -300

Ithaca, NY

5.0 2,900

Kingston, NY

3.2 1,800

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

5.3 497,800

Rochester, NY

2.5 12,600

Syracuse, NY

2.9 8,800

Utica-Rome, NY

1.1 1,300

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

2.7 1,100

Asheville, NC

2.8 5,400

Burlington, NC

2.7 1,700

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

5.2 64,800

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

3.6 12,100

Fayetteville, NC

3.2 4,100

Goldsboro, NC

1.7 700

Greensboro-High Point, NC

2.6 9,100

Greenville, NC

1.8 1,400

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

3.6 5,500

Jacksonville, NC

3.3 1,700

New Bern, NC

1.3 600

Raleigh, NC

4.6 30,500

Rocky Mount, NC

-0.9 -500

Wilmington, NC

2.9 4,000

Winston-Salem, NC

1.8 4,900

Bismarck, ND

2.4 1,700

Fargo, ND-MN

2.9 4,200

Grand Forks, ND-MN

3.7 1,900

Akron, OH

0.3 1,000

Canton-Massillon, OH

1.0 1,700

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

0.1 1,400

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

2.2 22,900

Columbus, OH

1.3 14,800

Dayton, OH

1.6 6,200

Lima, OH

0.6 300

Mansfield, OH

1.2 600

Springfield, OH

0.0 0

Toledo, OH

5.0 14,600

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

0.5 200

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

0.9 1,900

Enid, OK

2.5 600

Lawton, OK

0.7 300

Oklahoma City, OK

4.5 28,900

Tulsa, OK

4.6 20,200

Albany, OR

2.8 1,300

Bend-Redmond, OR

2.8 2,500

Corvallis, OR

4.1 1,600

Eugene, OR

2.1 3,200

Grants Pass, OR

3.7 1,000

Medford, OR

2.1 1,900

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

5.7 67,500

Salem, OR

1.6 2,800

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

5.0 18,400

Altoona, PA

2.7 1,600

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

-0.2 -100

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

2.2 1,300

East Stroudsburg, PA

1.4 800

Erie, PA

2.1 2,500

Gettysburg, PA

2.1 700

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

5.3 18,300

Johnstown, PA

1.6 800

Lancaster, PA

1.9 4,900

Lebanon, PA

2.3 1,200

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

4.3 122,800

Pittsburgh, PA

2.9 32,000

Reading, PA

2.5 4,200

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

4.4 10,800

State College, PA

1.2 900

Williamsport, PA

1.0 500

York-Hanover, PA

3.5 6,300

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

4.2 24,100

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

4.9 18,300

Columbia, SC

2.2 8,600

Florence, SC

-0.8 -700

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

3.3 14,200

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

2.5 2,100

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

3.3 5,900

Spartanburg, SC

3.1 5,100

Sumter, SC

-1.6 -600

Rapid City, SD

3.8 2,800

Sioux Falls, SD

4.0 6,600

Chattanooga, TN-GA

1.9 5,000

Clarksville, TN-KY

2.6 2,400

Cleveland, TN

1.3 600

Jackson, TN

2.2 1,500

Johnson City, TN

3.0 2,500

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

3.0 3,500

Knoxville, TN

4.1 17,000

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

3.0 19,200

Morristown, TN

3.0 1,400

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

4.9 52,300

Abilene, TX

3.4 2,400

Amarillo, TX

2.1 2,600

Austin-Round Rock, TX

5.3 62,900

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

4.4 6,700

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

3.2 4,700

College Station-Bryan, TX

2.2 2,600

Corpus Christi, TX

2.9 5,300

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

6.7 260,700

El Paso, TX

2.2 7,000

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

6.2 191,900

Killeen-Temple, TX

3.3 4,800

Laredo, TX

3.9 4,100

Longview, TX

3.7 3,500

Lubbock, TX

4.5 6,700

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

3.9 10,500

Midland, TX

4.3 4,400

Odessa, TX

4.9 3,500

San Angelo, TX

2.3 1,100

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

4.4 46,700

Sherman-Denison, TX

3.0 1,500

Texarkana, TX-AR

3.1 1,800

Tyler, TX

3.0 3,300

Victoria, TX

2.9 1,100

Waco, TX

4.3 5,400

Wichita Falls, TX

2.8 1,600

Logan, UT-ID

3.3 2,200

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

2.9 8,100

Provo-Orem, UT

4.5 13,200

St. George, UT

4.0 3,100

Salt Lake City, UT

2.8 21,400

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

2.4 2,900

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

4.7 3,600

Charlottesville, VA

2.0 2,300

Harrisonburg, VA

1.8 1,200

Lynchburg, VA

2.9 3,000

Richmond, VA

1.4 9,300

Roanoke, VA

0.4 700

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

3.8 1,900

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

2.1 16,500

Winchester, VA-WV

2.2 1,500

Bellingham, WA

3.7 3,300

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

1.3 1,200

Kennewick-Richland, WA

4.0 4,800

Longview, WA

3.7 1,500

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

2.2 1,100

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

2.8 3,400

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

4.8 97,600

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

3.0 7,600

Walla Walla, WA

0.0 0

Wenatchee, WA

2.1 1,000

Yakima, WA

3.2 2,700

Beckley, WV

2.3 1,000

Charleston, WV

0.7 700

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-0.1 -100

Morgantown, WV

2.9 2,000

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

2.7 1,000

Wheeling, WV-OH

1.0 600

Appleton, WI

1.8 2,200

Eau Claire, WI

1.8 1,500

Fond du Lac, WI

0.8 400

Green Bay, WI

0.9 1,600

Janesville-Beloit, WI

1.2 800

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

-0.5 -400

Madison, WI

0.2 700

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

1.4 11,800

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

0.8 800

Racine, WI

-0.5 -400

Sheboygan, WI

1.3 800

Wausau, WI

1.1 800

Casper, WY

1.1 400

Cheyenne, WY

1.3 600

In August 2022, an additional five metropolitan areas had over-the-year employment increases of at least 6.0 percent: Athens-Clarke County, Georgia (6.7 percent); Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (6.7 percent); Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota (6.3 percent); Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (6.2 percent); and Farmington, New Mexico (6.0 percent).

Employment increases of at least 200,000 occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania, as well as Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (260,700) and Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin (201,200), from August 2021 to August 2022.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — August 2022." Also see charts related to the latest "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment" news release.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment up 10.1 percent in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey, for year ended August 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/employment-up-10-1-percent-in-atlantic-city-hammonton-new-jersey-for-year-ended-august-2022.htm (visited January 27, 2023).

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