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New York metro area employment up 483,900, or 5.3 percent, over the year ended April 2022

June 21, 2022

Over the year ended in April 2022, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 129 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 260 areas. The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania, where employment increased 483,900, followed by Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (employment up 333,700), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (277,900).

Over-the-year change in metropolitan area employment, April 2021 to April 2022, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area Over-the-year
change
in employment
Over-the-year
percent change
in employment
Employment,
April 2021
Employment,
April 2022

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

483,900 5.3% 9,157,400 9,641,300

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

333,700 5.7 5,805,700 6,139,400

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

277,900 7.4 3,779,700 4,057,600

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

189,900 4.3 4,457,600 4,647,500

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

184,100 6.7 2,764,900 2,949,000

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

169,700 5.6 3,028,600 3,198,300

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

143,200 5.5 2,624,700 2,767,900

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

138,400 6.0 2,293,500 2,431,900

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

132,100 5.0 2,642,200 2,774,300

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

109,700 5.6 1,974,400 2,084,100

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

108,400 3.8 2,840,500 2,948,900

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

103,400 3.2 3,182,600 3,286,000

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

103,000 8.3 1,245,900 1,348,900

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

98,200 10.3 949,800 1,048,000

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

92,200 5.9 1,552,100 1,644,300

Austin-Round Rock, TX

92,100 8.1 1,142,400 1,234,500

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

91,800 4.8 1,893,500 1,985,300

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

88,300 6.2 1,419,400 1,507,700

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

82,800 3.8 2,193,000 2,275,800

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

76,300 5.5 1,380,600 1,456,900

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

74,100 5.0 1,493,500 1,567,600

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

72,000 7.0 1,033,200 1,105,200

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

62,600 5.8 1,086,500 1,149,100

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

56,600 2.9 1,921,000 1,977,600

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

52,000 4.5 1,159,600 1,211,600

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

51,400 4.2 1,233,900 1,285,300

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

51,100 4.9 1,047,900 1,099,000

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

50,500 3.7 1,352,200 1,402,700

Employment increased over the year by more than 100,000 in 10 other areas, including Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin (189,900); Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia (184,100); and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (169,700).

The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (up 12.5 percent), Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (10.3 percent), and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (8.3 percent). Employment increased by at least 7.0 percent in 7 other areas: Austin, Texas; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas; Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii; Flagstaff, Arizona; Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana; and Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee.

Over-the-year change in metropolitan area employment, April 2021 to April 2022, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area Over-the-year
percent change
in employment
Over-the-year
change
in employment
Employment,
April 2021
Employment,
April 2022

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

12.5% 14,800 118,600 133,400

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

10.3 98,200 949,800 1,048,000

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

8.3 103,000 1,245,900 1,348,900

Austin-Round Rock, TX

8.1 92,100 1,142,400 1,234,500

Santa Fe, NM

7.6 4,400 57,800 62,200

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

7.4 277,900 3,779,700 4,057,600

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

7.4 5,000 67,900 72,900

Flagstaff, AZ

7.3 4,600 63,300 67,900

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

7.0 9,700 139,000 148,700

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

7.0 72,000 1,033,200 1,105,200

Provo-Orem, UT

6.9 19,900 290,200 310,100

Midland, TX

6.8 6,800 99,300 106,100

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

6.8 21,300 314,000 335,300

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

6.7 184,100 2,764,900 2,949,000

Athens-Clarke County, GA

6.5 6,200 95,200 101,400

Lake Charles, LA

6.5 6,200 95,200 101,400

Bloomington, IN

6.4 4,900 76,700 81,600

Bellingham, WA

6.3 5,700 89,800 95,500

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

6.2 88,300 1,419,400 1,507,700

Farmington, NM

6.1 2,600 42,700 45,300

Odessa, TX

6.1 4,300 70,200 74,500

Fresno, CA

6.0 21,300 352,500 373,800

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

6.0 138,400 2,293,500 2,431,900

Visalia-Porterville, CA

6.0 7,600 127,400 135,000

Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 45 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of at least 1 million, while employment was essentially unchanged in 6 of these large metro areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, followed by Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida, and Austin-Round Rock, Texas (8.1 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 — April 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, New York metro area employment up 483,900, or 5.3 percent, over the year ended April 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/new-york-metro-area-employment-up-483900-or-5-3-percent-over-the-year-ended-april-2022.htm (visited July 06, 2022).

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