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Employment up 364,100 over the year in Los Angeles metro area

November 16, 2021

Among the nation's metropolitan areas, the largest increases in nonfarm employment from September 2020 to September 2021 occurred in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (+364,100), New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+260,600), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (+196,700) and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land (+148,100) both in Texas. In percentage terms, the changes in these four areas ranged from 2.9 percent (in the New York area) to 6.6 percent (in the Los Angeles area).

Statistically significant over-the-year changes in nonfarm employment in metropolitan areas, September 2021, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area Over-the-year
change in employment
Over-the-year
percent change
Employment,
Sep. 2020
Employment,
Sep. 2021

Alabama

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

24,700 4.8% 516,300 541,000

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

6,800 8.9 76,700 83,500

Alaska

Anchorage, AK

4,200 2.5 165,100 169,300

Arizona

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

126,500 6.0 2,105,300 2,231,800

Tucson, AZ

14,800 4.0 369,100 383,900

Yuma, AZ

3,400 6.3 54,400 57,800

Arkansas

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

16,900 6.4 262,300 279,200

California

Fresno, CA

8,500 2.4 347,100 355,600

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

364,100 6.6 5,510,400 5,874,500

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

59,000 4.0 1,473,000 1,532,000

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

34,800 3.6 960,900 995,700

Salinas, CA

7,700 5.9 130,400 138,100

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

51,300 3.8 1,362,200 1,413,500

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

105,700 4.8 2,206,600 2,312,300

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

47,000 4.4 1,057,100 1,104,100

Colorado

Colorado Springs, CO

14,000 4.8 292,400 306,400

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

73,100 5.0 1,451,400 1,524,500

Connecticut

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

9,800 2.6 370,000 379,800

District of Columbia

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

105,100 3.4 3,125,500 3,230,600

Florida

Jacksonville, FL

30,300 4.3 705,800 736,100

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

119,200 4.8 2,494,200 2,613,400

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

8,900 6.2 143,900 152,800

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

17,400 5.9 294,600 312,000

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

81,600 7.0 1,167,900 1,249,500

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

79,900 6.0 1,332,500 1,412,400

Georgia

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

121,000 4.5 2,676,000 2,797,000

Savannah, GA

13,000 7.3 179,100 192,100

Hawaii

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

12,400 23.9 51,800 64,200

Urban Honolulu, HI

47,700 12.7 376,000 423,700

Idaho

Boise City, ID

8,100 2.3 346,900 355,000

Illinois

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

116,900 2.7 4,387,000 4,503,900

Indiana

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

27,600 2.6 1,047,900 1,075,500

Iowa

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

15,900 4.5 356,300 372,200

Kansas

Wichita, KS

6,100 2.1 286,900 293,000

Kentucky

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

19,000 3.0 640,500 659,500

Louisiana

Lake Charles, LA

9,400 11.1 84,500 93,900

Maryland

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

41,900 3.2 1,321,500 1,363,400

Massachusetts

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

134,500 5.3 2,551,700 2,686,200

Springfield, MA-CT

13,300 4.4 303,100 316,400

Worcester, MA-CT

8,700 3.3 264,800 273,500

Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

8,300 3.9 211,000 219,300

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

65,800 3.5 1,868,300 1,934,100

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

15,700 3.0 528,200 543,900

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

8,600 4.0 215,900 224,500

Minnesota

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

61,800 3.3 1,879,600 1,941,400

Missouri

Kansas City, MO-KS

47,900 4.6 1,047,700 1,095,600

St. Louis, MO-IL (1)

24,400 1.8 1,326,400 1,350,800

Nebraska

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

12,900 2.7 483,800 496,700

Nevada

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

72,100 8.0 896,400 968,500

New Jersey

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

5,800 4.9 117,800 123,600

Ocean City, NJ

5,000 11.2 44,800 49,800

New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

12,800 3.4 373,200 386,000

New York

Albany-Schenectady-Troy NY

8,400 1.9 437,900 446,300

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

19,400 3.8 514,200 533,600

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

260,600 2.9 8,885,100 9,145,700

Rochester, NY

22,400 4.6 489,800 512,200

North Carolina

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

40,600 3.4 1,184,600 1,225,200

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

14,500 4.6 312,200 326,700

Greenville, NC

4,600 5.9 78,400 83,000

Raleigh, NC

29,100 4.7 624,200 653,300

Wilmington, NC

6,300 4.9 127,800 134,100

North Dakota

Bismarck, ND

1,800 2.5 71,100 72,900

Fargo, ND-MN

5,900 4.2 140,200 146,100

Ohio

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

41,900 4.0 1,058,800 1,100,700

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

15,300 1.5 1,000,200 1,015,500

Columbus, OH

24,500 2.3 1,064,500 1,089,000

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK

17,600 2.8 625,000 642,600

Tulsa, OK

11,500 2.7 432,900 444,400

Oregon

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

55,800 4.9 1,130,800 1,186,600

Pennsylvania

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

89,900 3.3 2,760,200 2,850,100

Pittsburgh, PA

29,000 2.6 1,098,400 1,127,400

Rhode Island

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

20,300 3.7 555,000 575,300

South Carolina

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

13,800 3.9 351,100 364,900

South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD

3,900 2.5 157,400 161,300

Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

12,900 3.3 396,600 409,500

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

28,500 4.6 622,800 651,300

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

45,500 4.5 1,002,600 1,048,100

Texas

Austin-Round Rock, TX

79,700 7.4 1,079,400 1,159,100

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

196,700 5.4 3,639,700 3,836,400

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

148,100 5.1 2,928,300 3,076,400

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

14,200 5.5 259,100 273,300

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

53,400 5.2 1,025,500 1,078,900

Tyler, TX

7,700 7.4 104,200 111,900

Utah

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

11,500 4.3 269,200 280,700

Provo-Orem, UT

16,400 5.9 276,100 292,500

Salt Lake City, UT

41,100 5.6 737,000 778,100

Vermont

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

3,000 2.6 116,200 119,200

Washington

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

6,100 5.3 115,200 121,300

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

102,000 5.2 1,958,100 2,060,100

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

16,400 6.7 243,200 259,600

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii (+23.9 percent), Urban Honolulu, Hawaii (+12.7 percent), Ocean City, New Jersey (+11.2 percent), Lake Charles, Louisiana (+11.1 percent), and Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama (8.9 percent). Over-the-year employment in Ocean City was up 5,000, while employment increased 47,700 in the Honolulu area.

Among large metropolitan areas (areas with a population of at least a million in the 2010 Census), the largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (+8.0 percent), Austin-Round Rock, Texas (+7.4 percent), and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+7.0 percent).

In September 2021, 90 metropolitan areas had statistically significant over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment. In the remaining 299 areas, employment was essentially unchanged. Among large metropolitan areas, employment increased in 46 areas and was essentially unchanged in 5 areas.

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 — September 2021." Also see charts of the latest metropolitan area employment and unemployment data and sortable table of metropolitan area employment data for the most recent month.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment up 364,100 over the year in Los Angeles metro area at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/employment-up-364100-over-the-year-in-los-angeles-metro-area.htm (visited December 04, 2021).

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