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95 metro areas had increases in nonfarm employment from November 2021 to November 2022

January 03, 2023

Ninety-five metro areas had increases in nonfarm employment from November 2021 to November 2022, and 294 were essentially unchanged. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment occurred in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey, (7.3 percent), Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina (6.6 percent), and Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa-Illinois, (6.4 percent).

Top ten largest gains and losses in nonfarm employment by metropolitan area, November 2021 to November 2022
Metropolitan area Percent change Employment change

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

7.3% 9,400

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

6.6 24,900

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

6.4 11,400

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

6.1 242,200

Portland-South Portland, ME

6.0 12,400

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

5.6 176,300

Raleigh, NC

5.6 37,600

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

5.5 15,600

Athens-Clarke County, GA

5.4 5,400

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

5.3 67,300

Portsmouth, NH-ME

-0.4 -400

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

-0.4 -500

Manhattan, KS

-0.5 -200

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-0.5 -200

Grand Island, NE

-0.7 -300

Racine, WI

-0.7 -500

Sumter, SC

-0.8 -300

Pittsfield, MA

-1.0 -400

Rocky Mount, NC

-2.1 -1200

Sebring, FL

-2.3 -600

The over-the-year employment increase in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey, was 9,400, while Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina, had an increase of 24,900 and Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa-Illinois, had an increase of 11,400. 

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 — November 2022." We also have 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, 95 metro areas had increases in nonfarm employment from November 2021 to November 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/95-metro-areas-had-increases-in-nonfarm-employment-from-november-2021-to-november-2022.htm (visited January 30, 2023).

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