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Employment up in 42 of 51 large metro areas for the year ended July 2022

September 13, 2022

From July 2021 to July 2022, nonfarm employment increased in 42 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, while employment was essentially unchanged in 9 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+7.2 percent), followed by Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (+6.3 percent), and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (+6.1 percent).

Percent change in employment for metropolitan areas with a Census 2010 population of 1 million or more, to July 2022

 Percent change in employment for metropolitan areas with a Census 2010 population of 1 million or more, to July 2022, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area 10 year 5 year 1 year

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

27.3% 9.8% 5.4%

Austin-Round Rock, TX

49.1 20.9 6.0

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

8.1 1.0 3.1

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

10.3 4.7 3.6

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

12.4 2.5 4.7

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

0.0 -3.8 3.5

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

32.1 11.4 4.7

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

8.5 0.8 4.4

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

9.2 0.4 0.3

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

4.1 0.2 2.3

Columbus, OH

17.3 3.8 1.5

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

34.3 15.0 7.2

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

26.1 7.5 3.6

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

10.6 1.0 5.1

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

2.2 -1.8 2.0

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

19.4 8.6 6.1

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

17.4 5.8 2.3

Jacksonville, FL

29.9 11.5 4.5

Kansas City, MO-KS

10.4 0.6 0.7

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

29.5 9.2 6.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

13.5 2.4 4.2

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

12.2 0.9 1.9

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

11.0 4.5 3.9

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

24.6 7.5 5.4

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

3.6 -2.1 1.3

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

11.8 1.2 3.2

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

37.1 13.4 5.4

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

2.1 -2.7 1.7

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

11.2 1.0 5.3

Oklahoma City, OK

14.1 5.6 4.5

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

32.4 9.1 5.2

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

10.6 3.4 4.3

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

33.1 14.2 4.3

Pittsburgh, PA

-0.2 -1.7 2.6

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

21.6 5.0 5.1

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

9.0 1.3 3.5

Raleigh, NC

33.4 13.4 4.0

Richmond, VA

11.8 1.9 1.4

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

41.5 15.2 5.4

Rochester, NY

-0.4 -3.2 2.4

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

24.2 8.2 3.4

Salt Lake City, UT

28.7 11.7 3.0

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

24.9 7.3 4.4

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

17.8 4.4 4.3

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

21.1 3.4 5.1

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

25.5 4.8 5.0

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

21.7 5.5 4.9

St. Louis, MO-IL

7.5 0.2 1.7

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

28.7 11.6 4.7

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

5.2 0.3 1.7

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

8.0 1.1 2.3

In the 10 years ending in July 2022, nonfarm employment increased in 49 large metropolitan areas, while employment was essentially unchanged in Rochester, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, New York. The largest 10-year increases in employment occurred in Austin-Round Rock, Texas (49.1 percent), Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California (41.5 percent), and Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee (37.1 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 — July 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 in 42 of 51 large metro areas for the year ended July 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/employment-up-in-42-of-51-large-metro-areas-for-the-year-ended-july-2022.htm (visited September 24, 2022).

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