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Employment up at least 5.0 percent over the year in 19 metro areas in October 2022

December 07, 2022

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 95 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 294 areas from October 2021 to October 2022. The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (7.9 percent), followed by Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina, and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (6.5 percent each).

Largest percentage changes in nonfarm employment by metropolitan area, October 2021 to October 2022
Metropolitan area Percent change Employment change

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

7.9% 9,900

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

6.5 24,500

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

6.5 255,000

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

6.2 194,100

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

5.9 63,800

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

5.7 72,400

Rockford, IL

5.5 7,700

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

5.4 153,600

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

5.4 64,300

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

5.4 86,100

Athens-Clarke County, GA

5.3 5,300

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

5.3 22,600

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

5.2 141,900

Portland-South Portland, ME

5.2 10,800

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

5.1 9,300

Port St. Lucie, FL

5.1 8,200

Raleigh, NC

5.1 34,600

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

5.1 57,500

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

5.1 72,400

From October 2021 to October 2022, nonfarm employment increased in 46 of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more and was essentially unchanged in 5 areas.

Percentage change in employment for metropolitan areas with a Census 2010 population of 1 million or more, October 2021 to October 2022
Metropolitan area Percent change Employment change

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

5.4% 153,600

Austin-Round Rock, TX

4.7 56,900

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

2.7 37,600

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

2.6 14,300

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

4.2 115,300

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

3.3 17,400

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

5.7 72,400

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

3.6 167,000

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1.4 15,000

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

2.3 23,500

Columbus, OH

2.3 25,500

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

6.5 255,000

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

4.1 63,800

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

2.7 54,100

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

1.8 10,000

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

6.2 194,100

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

3.2 34,900

Jacksonville, FL

4.8 35,700

Kansas City, MO-KS

2.3 24,300

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

4.7 48,600

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

4.5 274,200

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

4.0 26,700

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

3.0 19,700

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

5.2 141,900

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

1.3 11,200

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

4.2 82,100

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

5.9 63,800

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

4.8 26,000

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

4.3 405,100

Oklahoma City, OK

3.3 21,700

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

4.9 64,200

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

3.4 99,000

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

4.0 89,200

Pittsburgh, PA

2.8 31,700

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

5.4 64,300

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

2.6 15,000

Raleigh, NC

5.1 34,600

Richmond, VA

2.2 14,500

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

5.4 86,100

Rochester, NY

1.3 6,600

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

3.4 34,700

Salt Lake City, UT

2.3 18,100

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

4.6 50,200

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

3.0 44,500

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

4.6 109,200

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

5.1 57,500

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

4.5 91,200

St. Louis, MO-IL

2.2 30,000

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

5.1 72,400

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

2.8 21,900

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

2.0 64,300

Among these 51 metropolitan areas, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, had the largest over-the-year percentage increase, followed by Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (6.2 percent), and Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee (5.9 percent). The largest over-the-year employment increases in October 2022 occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (405,100), Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (274,200), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (255,000).

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 — October 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 at least 5.0 percent over the year in 19 metro areas in October 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/employment-up-at-least-5-0-percent-over-the-year-in-19-metro-areas-in-october-2022.htm (visited February 05, 2023).

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