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Employment up at least 6.0 percent over the year in 13 metro areas in May 2022

July 06, 2022

In May 2022, nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 122 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 267 areas. The largest percentage gains in employment from May 2021 to May 2022 occurred in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (where employment increased 15,200 or 12.5 percent), Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (87,100; 9.0 percent), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (294,700; 7.7 percent).

 Over-the-year change in metropolitan area nonfarm employment, not seasonally adjusted, May 2021 to May 2022
Metropolitan area Statistical significance Over-the-year percent change Over-the-year change in employment Employment, May 2022 Employment, May 2021

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

Statistically significant 12.5% 15,200 136,600 121,400

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

Statistically significant 9.0 87,100 1,052,800 965,700

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Statistically significant 7.7 294,700 4,097,400 3,802,700

Odessa, TX

Statistically significant 7.6 5,300 75,300 70,000

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

Statistically significant 7.3 91,400 1,344,600 1,253,200

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

Statistically significant 6.8 21,300 335,300 314,000

Austin-Round Rock, TX

Statistically significant 6.7 77,400 1,230,400 1,153,000

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

Statistically significant 6.7 70,200 1,110,800 1,040,600

Flagstaff, AZ

Statistically significant 6.5 4,100 67,100 63,000

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Statistically significant 6.1 170,300 2,958,900 2,788,600

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

Statistically significant 6.1 185,500 3,230,500 3,045,000

Midland, TX

Statistically significant 6.0 6,000 106,300 100,300

Santa Fe, NM

Statistically significant 6.0 3,500 62,000 58,500

Provo-Orem, UT

Statistically significant 5.9 17,000 306,000 289,000

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

Statistically significant 5.9 83,900 1,515,800 1,431,900

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

Statistically significant 5.8 8,200 149,400 141,200

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

Statistically significant 5.8 133,700 2,444,900 2,311,200

Waco, TX

Statistically significant 5.8 7,100 129,800 122,700

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

Statistically significant 5.5 509,500 9,734,900 9,225,400

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

Statistically significant 5.4 18,300 357,100 338,800

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

Statistically significant 5.4 83,700 1,647,300 1,563,600

Savannah, GA

Statistically significant 5.4 10,200 199,500 189,300

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

Statistically significant 5.3 14,500 285,600 271,100

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

Statistically significant 5.3 140,300 2,777,000 2,636,700

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

Statistically significant 5.3 106,000 2,091,800 1,985,800

Yuma, AZ

Statistically significant 5.3 3,000 59,500 56,500

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

Statistically significant 5.2 306,800 6,158,400 5,851,600

Boulder, CO

Statistically significant 5.1 10,000 204,700 194,700

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

Statistically significant 5.1 59,900 1,224,000 1,164,100

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

Statistically significant 5.1 56,200 1,150,100 1,093,900

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

Statistically significant 5.1 16,400 337,100 320,700

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

Statistically significant 5.0 68,700 1,455,400 1,386,700

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

Statistically significant 4.9 13,700 294,800 281,100

Jacksonville, FL

Statistically significant 4.9 35,900 765,600 729,700

Yakima, WA

Statistically significant 4.9 4,100 88,600 84,500

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

Statistically significant 4.8 8,500 185,000 176,500

Rockford, IL

Statistically significant 4.8 6,700 145,300 138,600

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

Statistically significant 4.7 125,500 2,784,500 2,659,000

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Statistically significant 4.7 212,100 4,698,900 4,486,800

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

Statistically significant 4.7 71,500 1,579,300 1,507,800

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

Statistically significant 4.7 89,000 2,002,100 1,913,100

Fresno, CA

Statistically significant 4.7 16,800 374,500 357,700

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

Statistically significant 4.7 12,900 284,800 271,900

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

Statistically significant 4.7 11,900 265,300 253,400

Visalia-Porterville, CA

Statistically significant 4.7 6,100 135,400 129,300

Bloomington, IL

Statistically significant 4.6 4,100 92,900 88,800

Knoxville, TN

Statistically significant 4.6 18,800 425,900 407,100

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

Statistically significant 4.6 48,600 1,104,200 1,055,600

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

Statistically significant 4.6 5,300 119,600 114,300

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

Statistically significant 4.5 16,500 385,600 369,100

Asheville, NC

Statistically significant 4.5 8,700 201,300 192,600

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

Statistically significant 4.5 16,800 387,200 370,400

Colorado Springs, CO

Statistically significant 4.5 13,500 315,000 301,500

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

Statistically significant 4.5 4,500 104,300 99,800

Pueblo, CO

Statistically significant 4.5 2,800 65,600 62,800

Reno, NV

Statistically significant 4.5 11,000 258,000 247,000

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

Statistically significant 4.5 45,200 1,051,200 1,006,000

Bangor, ME NECTA

Statistically significant 4.4 2,900 68,100 65,200

Las Cruces, NM

Statistically significant 4.4 3,200 75,400 72,200

Santa Rosa, CA

Statistically significant 4.4 8,500 202,500 194,000

Ann Arbor, MI

Statistically significant 4.3 9,100 222,700 213,600

Raleigh, NC

Statistically significant 4.3 28,500 688,200 659,700

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

Statistically significant 4.3 8,100 195,700 187,600

Toledo, OH

Statistically significant 4.3 12,600 304,800 292,200

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

Statistically significant 4.2 6,300 157,100 150,800

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL (2)

Statistically significant 4.2 7,400 185,700 178,300

Fort Collins, CO

Statistically significant 4.2 7,300 179,600 172,300

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

Statistically significant 4.1 50,800 1,294,400 1,243,600

Tuscaloosa, AL

Statistically significant 4.1 4,300 109,300 105,000

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

Statistically significant 4.0 20,800 545,400 524,600

Columbus, GA-AL

Statistically significant 4.0 4,700 121,900 117,200

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

Statistically significant 4.0 17,000 438,500 421,500

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

Statistically significant 4.0 10,000 262,500 252,500

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

Statistically significant 4.0 113,800 2,966,200 2,852,400

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

Statistically significant 4.0 23,200 598,600 575,400

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

Statistically significant 4.0 9,800 257,900 248,100

Albuquerque, NM

Statistically significant 3.9 14,800 398,600 383,800

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

Statistically significant 3.9 52,800 1,415,800 1,363,000

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

Statistically significant 3.9 24,700 660,400 635,700

Oklahoma City, OK

Statistically significant 3.9 25,200 667,000 641,800

Anchorage, AK

Statistically significant 3.8 6,500 176,200 169,700

Fort Wayne, IN

Statistically significant 3.8 8,500 229,300 220,800

Springfield, IL

Statistically significant 3.8 4,000 108,400 104,400

Tulsa, OK

Statistically significant 3.8 16,700 458,400 441,700

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

Statistically significant 3.7 6,900 192,400 185,500

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Statistically significant 3.7 81,000 2,272,700 2,191,700

Corpus Christi, TX

Statistically significant 3.6 6,600 190,500 183,900

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

Statistically significant 3.6 7,500 214,700 207,200

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

Statistically significant 3.6 5,400 156,700 151,300

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

Statistically significant 3.6 4,300 122,800 118,500

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

Statistically significant 3.5 35,700 1,064,900 1,029,200

Salinas, CA

Statistically significant 3.5 4,700 140,300 135,600

Urban Honolulu, HI

Statistically significant 3.5 15,000 437,600 422,600

Eugene, OR

Statistically significant 3.4 5,300 161,300 156,000

Stockton-Lodi, CA

Statistically significant 3.4 8,700 261,200 252,500

Lexington-Fayette, KY

Statistically significant 3.3 8,900 279,300 270,400

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

Statistically significant 3.2 17,200 552,100 534,900

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

Statistically significant 3.2 17,600 560,500 542,900

Greensboro-High Point, NC

Statistically significant 3.2 11,300 363,600 352,300

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

Statistically significant 3.2 34,900 1,116,200 1,081,300

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

Statistically significant 3.2 21,100 678,600 657,500

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

Statistically significant 3.2 7,600 241,900 234,300

Tucson, AZ

Statistically significant 3.2 12,100 390,400 378,300

Salt Lake City, UT

Statistically significant 3.1 24,000 786,500 762,500

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

Statistically significant 3.0 10,100 346,000 335,900

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

Statistically significant 3.0 10,800 367,900 357,100

Pittsburgh, PA

Statistically significant 3.0 33,000 1,150,700 1,117,700

Salem, OR

Statistically significant 3.0 5,100 174,900 169,800

Sioux Falls, SD

Statistically significant 3.0 4,900 167,400 162,500

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

Statistically significant 3.0 96,600 3,293,300 3,196,700

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

Statistically significant 2.9 56,200 2,002,600 1,946,400

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

Statistically significant 2.9 8,100 286,900 278,800

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

Statistically significant 2.8 12,600 459,200 446,600

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

Statistically significant 2.8 5,800 212,800 207,000

Bakersfield, CA

Statistically significant 2.7 7,400 277,800 270,400

Chattanooga, TN-GA

Statistically significant 2.7 7,200 270,100 262,900

Rochester, NY

Statistically significant 2.7 13,600 519,100 505,500

Columbus, OH

Statistically significant 2.6 28,300 1,123,200 1,094,900

Dayton, OH

Statistically significant 2.6 9,800 383,400 373,600

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

Statistically significant 2.6 7,800 306,000 298,200

Syracuse, NY

Statistically significant 2.5 7,500 308,100 300,600

St. Louis, MO-IL

Statistically significant 2.2 29,600 1,389,100 1,359,500

Athens-Clarke County, GA

Not statistically significant 6.5 6,200 101,400 95,200

Farmington, NM

Not statistically significant 5.8 2,500 45,700 43,200

Bellingham, WA

Not statistically significant 5.7 5,200 95,700 90,500

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

Not statistically significant 5.6 4,300 81,000 76,700

Lake Charles, LA

Not statistically significant 5.5 5,300 101,700 96,400

El Centro, CA

Not statistically significant 5.1 2,700 56,000 53,300

Beckley, WV

Not statistically significant 4.8 2,000 43,800 41,800

Laredo, TX

Not statistically significant 4.8 4,900 107,000 102,100

Macon-Bibb County, GA

Not statistically significant 4.7 4,700 103,800 99,100

Napa, CA

Not statistically significant 4.7 3,200 71,000 67,800

Yuba City, CA

Not statistically significant 4.7 2,200 49,500 47,300

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

Not statistically significant 4.6 1,700 38,300 36,600

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

Not statistically significant 4.5 3,100 72,300 69,200

Punta Gorda, FL

Not statistically significant 4.5 2,300 52,900 50,600

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

Not statistically significant 4.5 2,200 51,600 49,400

Johnson City, TN

Not statistically significant 4.4 3,600 84,900 81,300

Longview, TX

Not statistically significant 4.4 4,100 97,100 93,000

Pocatello, ID

Not statistically significant 4.3 1,600 39,000 37,400

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

Not statistically significant 4.3 2,300 55,400 53,100

Grand Junction, CO

Not statistically significant 4.2 2,700 67,200 64,500

Lawrence, KS

Not statistically significant 4.2 2,100 52,300 50,200

Muskegon, MI

Not statistically significant 4.2 2,500 62,700 60,200

Brunswick, GA

Not statistically significant 4.1 1,800 45,200 43,400

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

Not statistically significant 4.1 6,400 161,400 155,000

Twin Falls, ID

Not statistically significant 4.1 2,000 50,200 48,200

Wenatchee, WA

Not statistically significant 4.1 1,900 47,700 45,800

Merced, CA

Not statistically significant 4.0 2,800 72,000 69,200

Bend-Redmond, OR

Not statistically significant 3.9 3,400 91,000 87,600

Corvallis, OR

Not statistically significant 3.9 1,600 42,900 41,300

Winchester, VA-WV

Not statistically significant 3.8 2,500 69,000 66,500

Fond du Lac, WI

Not statistically significant 3.7 1,700 48,100 46,400

Harrisonburg, VA

Not statistically significant 3.7 2,500 69,500 67,000

Longview, WA

Not statistically significant 3.7 1,500 42,000 40,500

Lubbock, TX

Not statistically significant 3.7 5,600 155,800 150,200

The Villages, FL

Not statistically significant 3.7 1,300 36,100 34,800

Monroe, MI

Not statistically significant 3.6 1,400 39,800 38,400

Morristown, TN

Not statistically significant 3.6 1,700 48,600 46,900

Port St. Lucie, FL

Not statistically significant 3.6 5,700 164,600 158,900

Prescott, AZ

Not statistically significant 3.6 2,400 68,500 66,100

Tallahassee, FL

Not statistically significant 3.6 6,500 189,500 183,000

Trenton, NJ

Not statistically significant 3.6 9,800 281,600 271,800

Auburn-Opelika, AL

Not statistically significant 3.5 2,300 68,400 66,100

Greeley, CO

Not statistically significant 3.5 3,700 108,900 105,200

Idaho Falls, ID

Not statistically significant 3.5 2,600 77,700 75,100

Kingston, NY

Not statistically significant 3.5 2,000 59,800 57,800

York-Hanover, PA

Not statistically significant 3.5 6,300 187,400 181,100

Billings, MT

Not statistically significant 3.4 3,000 90,100 87,100

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

Not statistically significant 3.4 4,000 120,600 116,600

Lebanon, PA

Not statistically significant 3.4 1,800 54,100 52,300

State College, PA

Not statistically significant 3.4 2,500 76,500 74,000

Victoria, TX

Not statistically significant 3.4 1,300 39,300 38,000

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

Not statistically significant 3.3 4,900 153,100 148,200

Carson City, NV

Not statistically significant 3.3 1,000 31,600 30,600

Fayetteville, NC

Not statistically significant 3.3 4,300 133,900 129,600

Gainesville, GA

Not statistically significant 3.3 3,100 97,900 94,800

Kennewick-Richland, WA

Not statistically significant 3.3 3,900 122,900 119,000

Logan, UT-ID

Not statistically significant 3.3 2,300 71,600 69,300

Sherman-Denison, TX

Not statistically significant 3.3 1,600 50,600 49,000

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

Not statistically significant 3.3 1,300 41,000 39,700

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

Not statistically significant 3.2 1,700 55,000 53,300

Morgantown, WV

Not statistically significant 3.2 2,200 71,600 69,400

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

Not statistically significant 3.2 1,600 51,000 49,400

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

Not statistically significant 3.2 5,500 175,900 170,400

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

Not statistically significant 3.2 4,200 136,300 132,100

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

Not statistically significant 3.1 2,800 94,100 91,300

Champaign-Urbana, IL

Not statistically significant 3.1 3,500 116,600 113,100

College Station-Bryan, TX

Not statistically significant 3.1 3,800 127,600 123,800

Grand Forks, ND-MN

Not statistically significant 3.1 1,600 53,100 51,500

Lafayette, LA

Not statistically significant 3.1 6,100 202,300 196,200

Redding, CA

Not statistically significant 3.1 2,100 69,500 67,400

Terre Haute, IN

Not statistically significant 3.1 2,000 67,300 65,300

Wilmington, NC

Not statistically significant 3.1 4,100 138,500 134,400

Clarksville, TN-KY

Not statistically significant 3.0 2,800 96,700 93,900

Duluth, MN-WI

Not statistically significant 3.0 3,900 133,600 129,700

Gettysburg, PA

Not statistically significant 3.0 1,000 34,300 33,300

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

Not statistically significant 3.0 1,200 41,000 39,800

Iowa City, IA

Not statistically significant 3.0 2,900 99,100 96,200

Rapid City, SD

Not statistically significant 3.0 2,100 72,900 70,800

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

Not statistically significant 3.0 2,900 101,200 98,300

Wheeling, WV-OH

Not statistically significant 3.0 1,800 61,400 59,600

Albany, OR

Not statistically significant 2.9 1,300 46,900 45,600

Bay City, MI

Not statistically significant 2.9 1,000 35,000 34,000

Carbondale-Marion, IL

Not statistically significant 2.9 1,600 56,600 55,000

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

Not statistically significant 2.9 1,600 57,300 55,700

Modesto, CA

Not statistically significant 2.9 5,100 182,700 177,600

Abilene, TX

Not statistically significant 2.8 2,000 73,200 71,200

Battle Creek, MI

Not statistically significant 2.8 1,500 55,100 53,600

Charlottesville, VA

Not statistically significant 2.8 3,200 118,100 114,900

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

Not statistically significant 2.8 4,300 160,300 156,000

Jonesboro, AR

Not statistically significant 2.8 1,700 61,700 60,000

Killeen-Temple, TX

Not statistically significant 2.8 4,100 150,400 146,300

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

Not statistically significant 2.8 3,300 121,500 118,200

Spartanburg, SC

Not statistically significant 2.8 4,500 168,100 163,600

St. George, UT

Not statistically significant 2.8 2,200 79,600 77,400

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

Not statistically significant 2.7 6,400 243,700 237,300

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

Not statistically significant 2.7 1,600 60,800 59,200

Erie, PA

Not statistically significant 2.7 3,200 123,100 119,900

Jacksonville, NC

Not statistically significant 2.7 1,400 52,700 51,300

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

Not statistically significant 2.7 3,800 146,400 142,600

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

Not statistically significant 2.7 6,000 227,900 221,900

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

Not statistically significant 2.7 1,600 59,900 58,300

Alexandria, LA

Not statistically significant 2.6 1,600 62,600 61,000

Chico, CA

Not statistically significant 2.6 2,000 77,600 75,600

Dalton, GA

Not statistically significant 2.6 1,700 66,600 64,900

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

Not statistically significant 2.6 1,300 51,500 50,200

Ocala, FL

Not statistically significant 2.6 2,900 112,600 109,700

Ocean City, NJ

Not statistically significant 2.6 1,100 44,000 42,900

Panama City, FL

Not statistically significant 2.6 2,200 85,400 83,200

Wichita Falls, TX

Not statistically significant 2.6 1,500 58,700 57,200

Amarillo, TX

Not statistically significant 2.5 3,000 124,400 121,400

Boise City, ID

Not statistically significant 2.5 9,300 374,600 365,300

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

Not statistically significant 2.5 9,700 395,300 385,600

Decatur, IL

Not statistically significant 2.5 1,200 48,900 47,700

Fairbanks, AK

Not statistically significant 2.5 900 37,000 36,100

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

Not statistically significant 2.5 2,100 84,700 82,600

Huntsville, AL

Not statistically significant 2.5 6,400 258,000 251,600

Madera, CA

Not statistically significant 2.5 1,000 41,700 40,700

Manchester, NH NECTA

Not statistically significant 2.5 2,800 113,200 110,400

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

Not statistically significant 2.5 1,000 40,600 39,600

Missoula, MT

Not statistically significant 2.5 1,600 65,400 63,800

Montgomery, AL

Not statistically significant 2.5 4,300 177,000 172,700

St. Cloud, MN

Not statistically significant 2.5 2,700 108,800 106,100

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

Not statistically significant 2.4 1,100 46,800 45,700

Elmira, NY

Not statistically significant 2.4 800 34,800 34,000

New Haven, CT NECTA

Not statistically significant 2.4 6,900 293,000 286,100

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

Not statistically significant 2.4 900 38,700 37,800

Albany, GA

Not statistically significant 2.3 1,400 62,100 60,700

Bloomington, IN

Not statistically significant 2.3 1,800 78,700 76,900

Bowling Green, KY

Not statistically significant 2.3 1,700 76,600 74,900

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

Not statistically significant 2.3 1,900 83,000 81,100

East Stroudsburg, PA

Not statistically significant 2.3 1,300 57,100 55,800

Great Falls, MT

Not statistically significant 2.3 800 36,200 35,400

Hot Springs, AR

Not statistically significant 2.3 900 39,500 38,600

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

Not statistically significant 2.3 6,300 282,200 275,900

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

Not statistically significant 2.3 2,000 87,700 85,700

Altoona, PA

Not statistically significant 2.2 1,300 60,500 59,200

Charleston, WV

Not statistically significant 2.2 2,300 105,800 103,500

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Not statistically significant 2.2 1,600 72,800 71,200

El Paso, TX

Not statistically significant 2.2 6,800 322,800 316,000

Lynchburg, VA

Not statistically significant 2.2 2,200 103,500 101,300

Rome, GA

Not statistically significant 2.2 900 41,800 40,900

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

Not statistically significant 2.2 2,900 137,700 134,800

Ames, IA

Not statistically significant 2.1 1,100 54,200 53,100

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

Not statistically significant 2.1 7,700 377,700 370,000

Flint, MI

Not statistically significant 2.1 2,700 134,200 131,500

Glens Falls, NY

Not statistically significant 2.1 1,100 52,400 51,300

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

Not statistically significant 2.1 11,500 570,800 559,300

New Bedford, MA NECTA

Not statistically significant 2.1 1,300 64,700 63,400

Reading, PA

Not statistically significant 2.1 3,500 172,500 169,000

San Angelo, TX

Not statistically significant 2.1 1,000 49,400 48,400

Springfield, OH

Not statistically significant 2.1 1,000 48,200 47,200

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

Not statistically significant 2.1 1,800 89,600 87,800

Columbia, MO

Not statistically significant 2.0 2,000 102,500 100,500

Dothan, AL

Not statistically significant 2.0 1,200 60,400 59,200

Hattiesburg, MS

Not statistically significant 2.0 1,300 66,000 64,700

Joplin, MO

Not statistically significant 2.0 1,600 81,400 79,800

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

Not statistically significant 2.0 1,200 60,500 59,300

Peoria, IL

Not statistically significant 2.0 3,200 166,700 163,500

Rochester, MN

Not statistically significant 2.0 2,500 124,600 122,100

Salisbury, MD-DE (2)

Not statistically significant 2.0 3,200 164,700 161,500

Sheboygan, WI

Not statistically significant 2.0 1,200 61,900 60,700

Texarkana, TX-AR

Not statistically significant 2.0 1,200 60,400 59,200

Tyler, TX

Not statistically significant 2.0 2,200 110,300 108,100

Winston-Salem, NC

Not statistically significant 2.0 5,400 272,900 267,500

Baton Rouge, LA

Not statistically significant 1.9 7,400 399,900 392,500

Cheyenne, WY

Not statistically significant 1.9 900 47,500 46,600

Cumberland, MD-WV

Not statistically significant 1.9 700 37,400 36,700

Evansville, IN-KY

Not statistically significant 1.9 3,000 156,900 153,900

Jackson, MI

Not statistically significant 1.9 1,100 57,800 56,700

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

Not statistically significant 1.9 9,500 503,500 494,000

Owensboro, KY

Not statistically significant 1.9 1,000 52,500 51,500

Waterbury, CT NECTA

Not statistically significant 1.9 1,200 65,500 64,300

Decatur, AL

Not statistically significant 1.8 1,000 58,000 57,000

Richmond, VA

Not statistically significant 1.8 11,900 673,200 661,300

Roanoke, VA

Not statistically significant 1.8 2,800 160,100 157,300

Springfield, MO

Not statistically significant 1.8 4,000 224,200 220,200

Binghamton, NY

Not statistically significant 1.7 1,600 97,800 96,200

Fort Smith, AR-OK

Not statistically significant 1.7 1,900 112,600 110,700

Lincoln, NE

Not statistically significant 1.7 3,200 190,700 187,500

Midland, MI

Not statistically significant 1.7 600 36,500 35,900

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

Not statistically significant 1.7 3,400 206,500 203,100

Gainesville, FL

Not statistically significant 1.6 2,300 148,200 145,900

Greenville, NC

Not statistically significant 1.6 1,300 81,600 80,300

Jackson, TN

Not statistically significant 1.6 1,100 70,300 69,200

Janesville-Beloit, WI

Not statistically significant 1.6 1,100 69,100 68,000

Pine Bluff, AR

Not statistically significant 1.6 500 31,900 31,400

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

Not statistically significant 1.6 12,600 779,800 767,200

Cleveland, TN

Not statistically significant 1.5 700 47,500 46,800

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

Not statistically significant 1.5 1,800 125,700 123,900

Gadsden, AL

Not statistically significant 1.5 500 33,900 33,400

Homosassa Springs, FL

Not statistically significant 1.5 500 33,800 33,300

Madison, WI

Not statistically significant 1.5 5,900 406,300 400,400

Medford, OR

Not statistically significant 1.5 1,300 89,400 88,100

St. Joseph, MO-KS

Not statistically significant 1.5 900 60,700 59,800

Warner Robins, GA

Not statistically significant 1.5 1,200 78,700 77,500

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH (2)

Not statistically significant 1.5 600 40,200 39,600

Wichita, KS

Not statistically significant 1.5 4,500 299,200 294,700

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

Not statistically significant 1.4 15,000 1,104,600 1,089,600

Danbury, CT NECTA

Not statistically significant 1.4 1,000 74,800 73,800

Fargo, ND-MN

Not statistically significant 1.4 2,000 145,500 143,500

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

Not statistically significant 1.4 800 56,700 55,900

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

Not statistically significant 1.4 1,800 131,400 129,600

Kankakee, IL

Not statistically significant 1.4 600 42,900 42,300

Kansas City, MO-KS

Not statistically significant 1.4 14,700 1,085,100 1,070,400

Muncie, IN

Not statistically significant 1.4 700 49,100 48,400

Valdosta, GA

Not statistically significant 1.4 800 56,100 55,300

Wausau, WI

Not statistically significant 1.4 1,000 72,400 71,400

Casper, WY

Not statistically significant 1.3 500 37,800 37,300

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

Not statistically significant 1.3 700 53,300 52,600

Hammond, LA

Not statistically significant 1.3 600 47,000 46,400

Mobile, AL

Not statistically significant 1.3 2,300 186,200 183,900

New Bern, NC

Not statistically significant 1.3 600 45,300 44,700

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

Not statistically significant 1.3 6,900 551,300 544,400

Walla Walla, WA

Not statistically significant 1.3 400 30,300 29,900

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

Not statistically significant 1.2 1,400 119,700 118,300

Danville, IL

Not statistically significant 1.2 300 26,100 25,800

Dover, DE

Not statistically significant 1.2 800 70,300 69,500

Goldsboro, NC

Not statistically significant 1.2 500 41,200 40,700

Green Bay, WI

Not statistically significant 1.2 2,100 175,500 173,400

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

Not statistically significant 1.2 1,200 103,300 102,100

Lancaster, PA

Not statistically significant 1.2 3,100 253,400 250,300

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

Not statistically significant 1.2 600 50,400 49,800

Burlington, NC

Not statistically significant 1.1 700 64,800 64,100

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

Not statistically significant 1.1 600 53,500 52,900

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

Not statistically significant 1.1 9,100 841,300 832,200

Appleton, WI

Not statistically significant 1.0 1,300 125,200 123,900

Columbus, IN

Not statistically significant 1.0 500 50,400 49,900

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

Not statistically significant 1.0 800 77,400 76,600

Lewiston, ID-WA

Not statistically significant 1.0 300 29,100 28,800

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

Not statistically significant 1.0 900 92,000 91,100

Saginaw, MI

Not statistically significant 1.0 800 80,700 79,900

Hinesville, GA

Not statistically significant 0.9 200 21,400 21,200

Monroe, LA

Not statistically significant 0.9 700 76,500 75,800

Canton-Massillon, OH

Not statistically significant 0.8 1,300 167,800 166,500

Columbia, SC

Not statistically significant 0.8 3,200 400,600 397,400

Manhattan, KS

Not statistically significant 0.8 300 40,000 39,700

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

Not statistically significant 0.7 300 41,800 41,500

Ithaca, NY

Not statistically significant 0.7 400 61,500 61,100

Eau Claire, WI

Not statistically significant 0.6 500 86,000 85,500

Johnstown, PA

Not statistically significant 0.6 300 50,700 50,400

Lima, OH

Not statistically significant 0.6 300 51,300 51,000

Utica-Rome, NY

Not statistically significant 0.6 700 121,500 120,800

Bismarck, ND

Not statistically significant 0.5 400 73,300 72,900

Grants Pass, OR

Not statistically significant 0.4 100 27,500 27,400

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

Not statistically significant 0.4 400 94,900 94,500

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

Not statistically significant 0.3 300 101,900 101,600

Jefferson City, MO

Not statistically significant 0.3 200 76,800 76,600

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

Not statistically significant 0.3 100 33,800 33,700

Akron, OH

Not statistically significant 0.2 800 325,200 324,400

Florence, SC

Not statistically significant 0.2 200 90,300 90,100

Dubuque, IA

Not statistically significant 0.0 0 59,200 59,200

Grand Island, NE

Not statistically significant 0.0 0 41,600 41,600

Mansfield, OH

Not statistically significant 0.0 0 49,700 49,700

Williamsport, PA

Not statistically significant 0.0 0 50,100 50,100

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

Not statistically significant -0.2 -100 44,600 44,700

Jackson, MS

Not statistically significant -0.3 -700 267,200 267,900

Topeka, KS

Not statistically significant -0.3 -300 109,500 109,800

California-Lexington Park, MD

Not statistically significant -0.4 -200 47,900 48,100

Enid, OK

Not statistically significant -0.4 -100 24,300 24,400

Sumter, SC

Not statistically significant -0.5 -200 38,400 38,600

Cedar Rapids, IA

Not statistically significant -0.6 -800 139,300 140,100

Rocky Mount, NC

Not statistically significant -0.7 -400 53,700 54,100

Racine, WI

Not statistically significant -0.8 -600 75,000 75,600

Sebring, FL

Not statistically significant -1.2 -300 25,200 25,500

Lawton, OK

Not statistically significant -1.6 -700 42,800 43,500

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

Not statistically significant -2.5 -2,100 81,100 83,200

Kokomo, IN

Not statistically significant -3.2 -1,200 36,200 37,400

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

Over-the-year employment increases of at least 6.0 percent were recorded in 10 other areas: Odessa, Texas; Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida; North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida; Austin-Round Rock, Texas; Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee; Flagstaff, Arizona; Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia; Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas; Midland, Texas; and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

In terms of the number of jobs, the largest over-the-year increases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (509,500; 5.5 percent), Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (306,800; 5.2 percent), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas.

Over-the-year employment increases of at least 100,000 were also recorded in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin (212,100 or 4.7 percent), Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (185,500; 6.1 percent), Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia (170,300; 6.1 percent) and 6 other areas.

Nonfarm employment increased over the year in 44 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of at least a million, while employment was essentially unchanged in 7 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida.

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 — May 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 6.0 percent over the year in 13 metro areas in May 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/employment-up-at-least-6-0-percent-over-the-year-in-13-metro-areas-in-may-2022.htm (visited October 07, 2022).

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