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The Economics Daily

Employment increased over the year in 147 metropolitan areas in March 2022 

May 19, 2022
In March, nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 147 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 242 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (+12.3 percent), Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (+12.1 percent), and Flagstaff, Arizona (+10.2 percent). Full Text »
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    Retail trade employment: before, during, and after the pandemic

    Retail trade is one of the largest and most closely followed industries in the U.S. economy. Retailers enable producers to sell their merchandise to consumers, and their activities are closely tied to broader trends in consumer confidence and spending measures. During the COVID-19 pandemic, retail trade experienced sharp declines in employment and output as many retailers and consumers began to engage in contactless shopping and curbside pickup.
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