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Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 108 metropolitan areas in the year ended December 2021

February 11, 2022

In December, 108 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment and 281 were essentially unchanged. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Yuma, Arizona (+10.1 percent), Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (+9.1 percent), and Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama, and Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii (+9.0 percent each). The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+427,300), Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (+387,900), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+196,900).

Change in metropolitan area employment, December 2020 to December 2021
Metropolitan area Percent change Total change

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

1.5% 700

Auburn-Opelika, AL

0.9 600

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

3.7 19,600

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

9.0 6,900

Decatur, AL

1.9 1,100

Dothan, AL

3.7 2,200

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

1.8 1,000

Gadsden, AL

-0.6 -200

Huntsville, AL

2.3 5,700

Mobile, AL

0.7 1,200

Montgomery, AL

1.5 2,500

Tuscaloosa, AL

2.1 2,200

Anchorage, AK

2.4 3,900

Fairbanks, AK

1.2 400

Flagstaff, AZ

6.3 4,000

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

5.6 2,900

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

5.7 122,700

Prescott, AZ

7.4 4,800

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

2.8 1,000

Tucson, AZ

4.0 15,200

Yuma, AZ

10.1 5,700

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

5.6 15,100

Fort Smith, AR-OK

2.5 2,800

Hot Springs, AR

-1.0 -400

Jonesboro, AR

3.7 2,200

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

1.4 5,100

Pine Bluff, AR

1.6 500

Bakersfield, CA

2.7 6,900

Chico, CA

7.2 5,100

El Centro, CA

6.7 3,300

Fresno, CA

3.6 12,700

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

4.9 1,900

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

6.9 387,900

Madera, CA

2.6 1,000

Merced, CA

3.6 2,400

Modesto, CA

3.4 5,900

Napa, CA

4.1 2,700

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

4.7 13,600

Redding, CA

4.6 3,000

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

4.4 66,000

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

3.9 37,900

Salinas, CA

6.7 8,800

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

4.9 67,600

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

5.9 131,600

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

6.0 64,500

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

4.3 4,500

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

4.4 4,000

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

4.7 8,600

Santa Rosa, CA

7.7 14,100

Stockton-Lodi, CA

2.1 5,200

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

3.2 4,300

Visalia-Porterville, CA

6.3 7,600

Yuba City, CA

7.0 3,100

Boulder, CO

6.0 11,200

Colorado Springs, CO

7.2 20,900

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

6.3 91,800

Fort Collins, CO

3.8 6,300

Grand Junction, CO

4.2 2,600

Greeley, CO

4.7 4,900

Pueblo, CO

3.1 1,900

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

3.4 12,700

Danbury, CT

3.3 2,400

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

1.6 8,800

New Haven, CT

4.0 11,500

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

2.4 2,800

Waterbury, CT

1.5 1,000

Dover, DE

3.1 2,100

Salisbury, MD-DE

4.1 6,300

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

4.3 134,700

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

5.0 13,600

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

2.0 2,400

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

3.1 6,300

Gainesville, FL

3.2 4,600

Homosassa Springs, FL

3.1 1,000

Jacksonville, FL

4.0 29,200

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

3.6 8,800

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

5.1 132,400

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

4.8 7,300

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

5.6 17,200

Ocala, FL

2.8 3,000

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

7.7 91,400

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

5.3 12,000

Panama City, FL

4.7 3,700

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

4.0 7,400

Port St. Lucie, FL

6.5 10,000

Punta Gorda, FL

5.0 2,500

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

5.5 2,900

Sebring, FL

3.1 800

Tallahassee, FL

3.1 5,500

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

5.4 74,100

The Villages, FL

0.6 200

Albany, GA

1.8 1,100

Athens-Clarke County, GA

3.0 2,800

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

5.1 141,100

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

0.4 900

Brunswick, GA

4.0 1,700

Columbus, GA-AL

2.8 3,300

Dalton, GA

2.5 1,600

Gainesville, GA

4.6 4,300

Hinesville, GA

2.4 500

Macon-Bibb County, GA

4.0 4,000

Rome, GA

2.5 1,000

Savannah, GA

6.3 11,800

Valdosta, GA

2.5 1,400

Warner Robins, GA

4.4 3,400

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

9.0 5,400

Urban Honolulu, HI

6.5 26,500

Boise City, ID

1.3 4,500

Coeur d'Alene, ID

4.0 2,700

Idaho Falls, ID

2.3 1,700

Lewiston, ID-WA

1.8 500

Pocatello, ID

6.3 2,400

Twin Falls, ID

0.8 400

Bloomington, IL

-0.7 -600

Carbondale-Marion, IL

5.9 3,300

Champaign-Urbana, IL

3.8 4,400

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

4.4 191,400

Danville, IL

2.7 700

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

3.5 6,200

Decatur, IL

3.9 1,800

Kankakee, IL

5.7 2,400

Peoria, IL

3.5 5,600

Rockford, IL

4.8 6,600

Springfield, IL

3.0 3,000

Bloomington, IN

5.3 3,900

Columbus, IN

3.5 1,800

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

6.6 9,000

Evansville, IN-KY

-0.5 -700

Fort Wayne, IN

2.1 4,600

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

2.7 29,300

Kokomo, IN

2.4 900

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

5.0 5,100

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

2.5 1,000

Muncie, IN

1.6 800

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

5.6 7,500

Terre Haute, IN

1.6 1,000

Ames, IA

5.0 2,500

Cedar Rapids, IA

1.0 1,400

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

4.0 14,600

Dubuque, IA

3.3 1,900

Iowa City, IA

1.2 1,100

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

0.6 500

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

1.9 1,600

Lawrence, KS

6.4 3,100

Manhattan, KS

-1.3 -500

Topeka, KS

-0.3 -300

Wichita, KS

2.4 7,000

Bowling Green, KY

3.3 2,400

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

3.8 2,000

Lexington-Fayette, KY

2.5 6,600

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

4.0 25,600

Owensboro, KY

4.3 2,100

Alexandria, LA

-0.3 -200

Baton Rouge, LA

2.8 10,800

Hammond, LA

4.1 1,900

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

1.1 900

Lafayette, LA

2.7 5,200

Lake Charles, LA

6.1 5,500

Monroe, LA

0.9 700

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

2.4 12,800

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

1.1 1,800

Bangor, ME

3.6 2,300

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

1.2 600

Portland-South Portland, ME

3.1 6,100

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

2.6 35,500

California-Lexington Park, MD

2.5 1,200

Cumberland, MD-WV

5.2 1,900

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

3.3 3,300

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

6.1 5,700

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

6.1 157,800

Leominster-Gardner, MA

7.5 3,600

New Bedford, MA

4.7 2,900

Pittsfield, MA

3.6 1,300

Springfield, MA-CT

6.2 18,900

Worcester, MA-CT

4.7 12,700

Ann Arbor, MI

4.8 10,000

Battle Creek, MI

0.6 300

Bay City, MI

2.8 900

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

6.2 116,000

Flint, MI

3.1 4,000

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

4.8 25,100

Jackson, MI

5.6 3,000

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

6.6 9,100

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

5.8 12,400

Midland, MI

4.6 1,600

Monroe, MI

4.9 1,800

Muskegon, MI

2.6 1,500

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

4.9 2,800

Saginaw, MI

2.7 2,200

Duluth, MN-WI

4.8 6,000

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

4.4 2,400

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

5.3 98,700

Rochester, MN

5.6 6,500

St. Cloud, MN

4.9 5,000

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

3.9 6,000

Hattiesburg, MS

0.8 500

Jackson, MS

0.7 1,900

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

2.0 900

Columbia, MO

3.0 2,900

Jefferson City, MO

2.2 1,700

Joplin, MO

2.0 1,600

Kansas City, MO-KS

3.6 38,900

St. Joseph, MO-KS

1.5 900

St. Louis, MO-IL

2.4 32,300

Springfield, MO

2.8 6,000

Billings, MT

3.0 2,500

Great Falls, MT

-1.1 -400

Missoula, MT

2.6 1,600

Grand Island, NE

1.0 400

Lincoln, NE

2.8 5,300

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

2.0 9,900

Carson City, NV

4.7 1,400

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

8.8 80,000

Reno, NV

4.1 10,100

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

5.5 2,800

Manchester, NH

3.1 3,400

Portsmouth, NH-ME

6.8 6,000

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

9.1 10,600

Ocean City, NJ

-4.2 -1,700

Trenton, NJ

4.5 12,300

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

2.8 1,600

Albuquerque, NM

6.6 24,300

Farmington, NM

3.8 1,600

Las Cruces, NM

5.3 3,700

Santa Fe, NM

3.1 1,700

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

2.6 11,500

Binghamton, NY

2.1 2,000

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

4.3 22,200

Elmira, NY

4.1 1,400

Glens Falls, NY

2.0 1,000

Ithaca, NY

2.4 1,400

Kingston, NY

3.0 1,700

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

4.7 427,300

Rochester, NY

6.5 32,100

Syracuse, NY

2.4 7,000

Utica-Rome, NY

2.3 2,700

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

4.6 1,800

Asheville, NC

3.0 5,700

Burlington, NC

3.7 2,300

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

3.3 39,900

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

4.8 15,300

Fayetteville, NC

3.0 3,800

Goldsboro, NC

1.7 700

Greensboro-High Point, NC

2.6 8,900

Greenville, NC

4.8 3,900

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

4.2 6,400

Jacksonville, NC

1.6 800

New Bern, NC

1.4 600

Raleigh, NC

4.0 25,900

Rocky Mount, NC

1.6 900

Wilmington, NC

6.9 8,800

Winston-Salem, NC

3.2 8,400

Bismarck, ND

1.3 900

Fargo, ND-MN

4.5 6,300

Grand Forks, ND-MN

3.3 1,700

Akron, OH

2.7 8,600

Canton-Massillon, OH

1.3 2,100

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

3.9 41,400

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

2.6 26,400

Columbus, OH

2.0 21,200

Dayton, OH

2.4 8,800

Lima, OH

0.6 300

Mansfield, OH

0.0 0

Springfield, OH

3.2 1,500

Toledo, OH

2.7 7,900

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

1.6 600

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

1.5 3,100

Enid, OK

3.4 800

Lawton, OK

1.4 600

Oklahoma City, OK

3.1 19,400

Tulsa, OK

2.4 10,500

Albany, OR

5.4 2,400

Bend-Redmond, OR

5.7 4,700

Corvallis, OR

4.8 1,900

Eugene, OR

4.7 7,000

Grants Pass, OR

2.2 600

Medford, OR

4.3 3,700

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

7.3 82,800

Salem, OR

5.6 9,300

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

3.7 13,400

Altoona, PA

0.9 500

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

5.9 2,400

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

2.9 1,700

East Stroudsburg, PA

5.5 3,000

Erie, PA

2.5 3,000

Gettysburg, PA

6.7 2,200

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

3.8 12,600

Johnstown, PA

-1.0 -500

Lancaster, PA

3.2 7,700

Lebanon, PA

3.2 1,600

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

4.8 134,100

Pittsburgh, PA

3.7 40,500

Reading, PA

1.0 1,600

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

3.2 7,900

State College, PA

4.7 3,400

Williamsport, PA

3.2 1,600

York-Hanover, PA

2.5 4,500

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

5.3 28,900

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

3.2 11,500

Columbia, SC

2.3 9,000

Florence, SC

0.7 600

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

3.0 12,500

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

3.1 2,500

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

4.8 7,800

Spartanburg, SC

3.6 5,900

Sumter, SC

-1.8 -700

Rapid City, SD

1.8 1,200

Sioux Falls, SD

2.4 3,800

Chattanooga, TN-GA

2.8 7,300

Clarksville, TN-KY

4.6 4,300

Cleveland, TN

5.3 2,600

Jackson, TN

2.2 1,500

Johnson City, TN

1.0 800

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

1.4 1,700

Knoxville, TN

3.0 12,200

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

2.9 18,700

Morristown, TN

3.2 1,500

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

4.7 48,400

Abilene, TX

5.4 3,800

Amarillo, TX

3.5 4,200

Austin-Round Rock, TX

7.3 80,600

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

5.1 7,900

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

3.1 4,300

College Station-Bryan, TX

2.4 2,900

Corpus Christi, TX

4.6 8,200

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

5.2 196,900

El Paso, TX

2.1 6,800

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

5.1 151,800

Killeen-Temple, TX

3.8 5,400

Laredo, TX

4.0 4,000

Longview, TX

3.5 3,200

Lubbock, TX

3.0 4,500

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

5.8 15,500

Midland, TX

6.6 6,200

Odessa, TX

5.0 3,400

San Angelo, TX

3.6 1,700

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

4.2 43,800

Sherman-Denison, TX

3.5 1,700

Texarkana, TX-AR

2.7 1,600

Tyler, TX

8.5 9,100

Victoria, TX

0.8 300

Waco, TX

4.1 5,000

Wichita Falls, TX

2.5 1,400

Logan, UT-ID

5.8 3,900

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

2.7 7,500

Provo-Orem, UT

5.9 16,400

St. George, UT

6.9 5,100

Salt Lake City, UT

4.3 32,800

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

3.1 3,600

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

8.4 6,300

Charlottesville, VA

1.9 2,100

Harrisonburg, VA

4.8 3,200

Lynchburg, VA

3.0 3,000

Richmond, VA

0.6 3,800

Roanoke, VA

2.0 3,100

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

2.9 1,500

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

1.2 8,900

Winchester, VA-WV

3.9 2,600

Bellingham, WA

6.8 6,100

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

3.3 3,000

Kennewick-Richland, WA

5.2 5,900

Longview, WA

3.5 1,400

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

6.2 3,000

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

5.9 6,900

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

6.3 123,300

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

7.6 18,400

Walla Walla, WA

5.4 1,500

Wenatchee, WA

3.7 1,600

Yakima, WA

5.3 4,400

Beckley, WV

2.2 900

Charleston, WV

1.7 1,700

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

0.7 900

Morgantown, WV

2.8 1,900

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

0.6 200

Wheeling, WV-OH

3.9 2,300

Appleton, WI

2.2 2,700

Eau Claire, WI

2.3 2,000

Fond du Lac, WI

4.5 2,100

Green Bay, WI

2.2 3,800

Janesville-Beloit, WI

3.9 2,600

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

2.3 1,700

Madison, WI

3.3 12,800

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

2.9 23,500

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

3.6 3,400

Racine, WI

1.9 1,400

Sheboygan, WI

3.6 2,200

Wausau, WI

2.9 2,000

Casper, WY

1.4 500

Cheyenne, WY

2.4 1,100

Aguadilla-Isabela, PR

2.3 1,200

Arecibo, PR

4.9 1,700

Guayama, PR

2.8 400

Mayaguez, PR

0.0 0

Ponce, PR

1.9 1,300

San German, PR

5.9 1,200

San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR

3.3 20,200

Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 48 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, while employment was essentially unchanged in 3 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (+8.8 percent), Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+7.7 percent), Austin-Round Rock, Texas, and Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon-Washington (+7.3 percent each).

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 — December 2021." 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, Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 108 metropolitan areas in the year ended December 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-in-108-metropolitan-areas-in-the-year-ended-december-2021.htm (visited December 06, 2022).

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