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Employment increased in 129 metropolitan areas from June 2021 to June 2022

August 08, 2022

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 129 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 260 areas from June 2021 to June 2022. The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey, at 12.5 percent.

Percent changes in nonfarm employment by metropolitan area, June 2021 to June 2022
Metropolitan area Percent change Change in employment

Athens-Clarke County, GA

8.4% 7,900

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

6.4 179,300

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

12.5 15,700

Austin-Round Rock, TX

6.4 75,000

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

7.7 5,600

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

4.9 131,300

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

5.1 63,800

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

4.4 201,800

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

7.7 293,900

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

4.6 69,900

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

5.0 97,200

Farmington, NM

6.3 2,700

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

5.6 15,100

Flagstaff, AZ

5.8 3,700

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

5.7 19,400

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

6.5 199,700

Ithaca, NY

6.9 3,900

Jacksonville, FL

5.2 37,600

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

7.9 77,100

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

5.4 316,100

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

5.9 153,200

Midland, TX

6.3 6,400

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

6.7 69,700

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

5.6 526,300

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

6.5 20,300

Odessa, TX

6.2 4,400

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

6.6 83,100

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

4.4 125,100

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

5.6 65,800

Provo-Orem, UT

5.8 16,700

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

5.9 92,500

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

4.4 47,000

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

5.5 79,700

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

5.9 136,800

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

5.5 60,100

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

5.3 106,000

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

4.8 66,700

Waco, TX

6.8 8,300

Yuma, AZ

5.8 3,200

For the year ended in June 2022, four other metropolitan areas had employment increases of at least 7.0 percent: Athens-Clarke County, Georgia (8.4 percent); Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (7.9 percent); Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia (7.7 percent); and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (7.7 percent).

Nonfarm employment rose in 45 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more and was essentially unchanged in 6 areas from June 2021 to June 2022. Among these metropolitan areas, Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas had the largest percentage gains, followed by Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee (6.7 percent); Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (6.6 percent); and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (6.5 percent).

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 — June 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 increased in 129 metropolitan areas from June 2021 to June 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/employment-increased-in-129-metropolitan-areas-from-june-2021-to-june-2022.htm (visited October 05, 2022).

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