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Employment in Midland, Texas, up 11.4 percent from January 2022 to January 2023

March 28, 2023

In January, nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 135 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 254 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Midland, Texas (+11.4 percent), Odessa, Texas (+7.8 percent), and Napa, California (+6.9 percent). Eight other metropolitan areas had significant over-the-year percentage increases in employment of at least 6.0 percent.

Over-the-year change in total nonfarm employment for metropolitan areas, January 2023, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area Over-the-year
percent change
Employment,
Jan. 2023
Employment,
Jan. 2022
Over-the-year
employment
change
Statistically significant?

Kokomo, IN

-2.2% 35,100 35,900 -800 Not statistically significant

Lake Charles, LA

-1.3 94,700 95,900 -1,200 Not statistically significant

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

-1.0 141,600 143,000 -1,400 Not statistically significant

Rocky Mount, NC

-0.7 54,200 54,600 -400 Not statistically significant

Wheeling, WV-OH

-0.7 58,500 58,900 -400 Not statistically significant

Enid, OK

-0.4 23,800 23,900 -100 Not statistically significant

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

-0.4 102,500 102,900 -400 Not statistically significant

Bismarck, ND

-0.3 72,000 72,200 -200 Not statistically significant

Charleston, WV

-0.3 101,400 101,700 -300 Not statistically significant

Fort Collins, CO

-0.3 172,800 173,400 -600 Not statistically significant

Gadsden, AL

0.0 33,600 33,600 0 Not statistically significant

Morgantown, WV

0.0 68,700 68,700 0 Not statistically significant

Sumter, SC

0.0 38,900 38,900 0 Not statistically significant

Hammond, LA

0.2 47,100 47,000 100 Not statistically significant

Elmira, NY

0.3 34,700 34,600 100 Not statistically significant

Monroe, LA

0.3 76,800 76,600 200 Not statistically significant

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

0.3 33,300 33,200 100 Not statistically significant

Yuma, AZ

0.3 60,900 60,700 200 Not statistically significant

California-Lexington Park, MD

0.4 47,800 47,600 200 Not statistically significant

Cheyenne, WY

0.4 46,900 46,700 200 Not statistically significant

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

0.5 836,800 832,500 4,300 Not statistically significant

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

0.6 160,000 159,100 900 Not statistically significant

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

0.7 240,500 238,800 1,700 Not statistically significant

Saginaw, MI

0.7 82,700 82,100 600 Not statistically significant

Billings, MT

0.8 87,200 86,500 700 Not statistically significant

Fayetteville, NC

0.8 132,000 131,000 1,000 Not statistically significant

Lima, OH

0.8 51,200 50,800 400 Not statistically significant

Mansfield, OH

0.8 50,000 49,600 400 Not statistically significant

Muncie, IN

0.8 47,500 47,100 400 Not statistically significant

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH (2)

0.8 39,100 38,800 300 Not statistically significant

Dover, DE

0.9 70,100 69,500 600 Not statistically significant

Lafayette, LA

0.9 199,800 198,000 1,800 Not statistically significant

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

0.9 175,200 173,700 1,500 Not statistically significant

Goldsboro, NC

1.0 40,100 39,700 400 Not statistically significant

Grants Pass, OR

1.1 27,100 26,800 300 Not statistically significant

Rochester, NY

1.1 512,200 506,400 5,800 Not statistically significant

Sebring, FL

1.1 27,100 26,800 300 Not statistically significant

Akron, OH

1.2 324,400 320,600 3,800 Not statistically significant

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.2 1,380,500 1,364,300 16,200 Not statistically significant

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

1.2 552,900 546,300 6,600 Not statistically significant

Columbus, OH

1.2 1,131,700 1,117,800 13,900 Not statistically significant

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

1.2 179,800 177,600 2,200 Not statistically significant

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

1.2 495,600 489,800 5,800 Not statistically significant

Owensboro, KY

1.2 51,900 51,300 600 Not statistically significant

Burlington, NC

1.3 64,700 63,900 800 Not statistically significant

Eugene, OR

1.3 159,500 157,400 2,100 Not statistically significant

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

1.3 55,400 54,700 700 Not statistically significant

Lincoln, NE

1.3 186,300 183,900 2,400 Not statistically significant

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

1.4 1,036,300 1,022,400 13,900 Not statistically significant

Springfield, OH

1.4 49,200 48,500 700 Not statistically significant

Cedar Rapids, IA

1.5 141,500 139,400 2,100 Not statistically significant

Columbia, SC

1.5 410,300 404,200 6,100 Not statistically significant

Dalton, GA

1.5 67,200 66,200 1,000 Not statistically significant

Danville, IL

1.5 26,600 26,200 400 Not statistically significant

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1.5 1,569,300 1,546,000 23,300 Not statistically significant

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

1.5 165,900 163,400 2,500 Not statistically significant

St. Joseph, MO-KS

1.5 59,500 58,600 900 Not statistically significant

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

1.5 39,600 39,000 600 Not statistically significant

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

1.6 1,988,400 1,956,200 32,200 Statistically significant

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

1.6 569,100 560,400 8,700 Not statistically significant

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

1.6 131,600 129,500 2,100 Not statistically significant

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

1.6 37,000 36,400 600 Not statistically significant

Pine Bluff, AR

1.6 31,300 30,800 500 Not statistically significant

Valdosta, GA

1.6 56,500 55,600 900 Not statistically significant

Albany, OR

1.7 48,100 47,300 800 Not statistically significant

Decatur, IL

1.7 48,200 47,400 800 Not statistically significant

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

1.7 79,900 78,600 1,300 Not statistically significant

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

1.7 49,200 48,400 800 Not statistically significant

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

1.7 40,900 40,200 700 Not statistically significant

Montgomery, AL

1.7 178,500 175,500 3,000 Not statistically significant

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

1.8 51,700 50,800 900 Not statistically significant

Lewiston, ID-WA

1.8 29,000 28,500 500 Not statistically significant

Macon-Bibb County, GA

1.8 101,600 99,800 1,800 Not statistically significant

Monroe, MI

1.8 40,500 39,800 700 Not statistically significant

Redding, CA

1.8 68,800 67,600 1,200 Not statistically significant

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

1.9 42,500 41,700 800 Not statistically significant

Colorado Springs, CO

1.9 314,200 308,300 5,900 Not statistically significant

Fond du Lac, WI

1.9 47,600 46,700 900 Not statistically significant

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

1.9 279,900 274,700 5,200 Not statistically significant

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

1.9 579,300 568,500 10,800 Not statistically significant

Provo-Orem, UT

1.9 304,300 298,700 5,600 Not statistically significant

Pueblo, CO

1.9 63,400 62,200 1,200 Not statistically significant

Topeka, KS

1.9 111,200 109,100 2,100 Not statistically significant

Alexandria, LA

2.0 62,000 60,800 1,200 Not statistically significant

Bloomington, IN

2.0 80,700 79,100 1,600 Not statistically significant

Canton-Massillon, OH

2.0 168,200 164,900 3,300 Not statistically significant

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

2.0 57,400 56,300 1,100 Not statistically significant

Hot Springs, AR

2.0 41,400 40,600 800 Not statistically significant

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

2.0 106,200 104,100 2,100 Not statistically significant

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

2.0 677,100 663,900 13,200 Not statistically significant

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

2.0 1,932,100 1,894,900 37,200 Statistically significant

Rochester, MN

2.0 121,800 119,400 2,400 Not statistically significant

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

2.0 56,900 55,800 1,100 Not statistically significant

Toledo, OH

2.0 298,500 292,700 5,800 Not statistically significant

Warner Robins, GA

2.0 79,700 78,100 1,600 Not statistically significant

Wausau, WI

2.0 72,300 70,900 1,400 Not statistically significant

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

2.1 1,127,800 1,104,100 23,700 Statistically significant

Logan, UT-ID

2.1 72,100 70,600 1,500 Not statistically significant

Madison, WI

2.1 406,300 398,100 8,200 Not statistically significant

Muskegon, MI

2.1 63,100 61,800 1,300 Not statistically significant

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

2.1 311,400 305,100 6,300 Not statistically significant

Pittsburgh, PA

2.1 1,138,900 1,115,700 23,200 Statistically significant

Pittsfield, MA

2.1 38,600 37,800 800 Not statistically significant

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

2.1 1,662,800 1,628,900 33,900 Statistically significant

Twin Falls, ID

2.1 49,500 48,500 1,000 Not statistically significant

Worcester, MA-CT

2.1 289,400 283,500 5,900 Not statistically significant

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

2.2 47,200 46,200 1,000 Not statistically significant

Beckley, WV

2.2 42,100 41,200 900 Not statistically significant

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

2.2 78,100 76,400 1,700 Not statistically significant

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

2.2 120,700 118,100 2,600 Not statistically significant

Kankakee, IL

2.2 42,700 41,800 900 Not statistically significant

New Bern, NC

2.2 46,200 45,200 1,000 Not statistically significant

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

2.2 96,600 94,500 2,100 Not statistically significant

Texarkana, TX-AR

2.2 59,300 58,000 1,300 Not statistically significant

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

2.2 207,100 202,700 4,400 Not statistically significant

Albuquerque, NM

2.3 401,700 392,800 8,900 Statistically significant

Duluth, MN-WI

2.3 130,100 127,200 2,900 Not statistically significant

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

2.3 54,400 53,200 1,200 Not statistically significant

Evansville, IN-KY

2.3 158,100 154,600 3,500 Not statistically significant

Fort Wayne, IN

2.3 230,400 225,300 5,100 Not statistically significant

Hattiesburg, MS

2.3 67,600 66,100 1,500 Not statistically significant

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

2.3 383,600 374,900 8,700 Not statistically significant

Mobile, AL

2.3 189,400 185,200 4,200 Not statistically significant

Portland-South Portland, ME

2.3 208,200 203,500 4,700 Not statistically significant

St. Louis, MO-IL (1)

2.3 1,399,400 1,367,900 31,500 Statistically significant

Utica-Rome, NY

2.3 120,600 117,900 2,700 Not statistically significant

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

2.3 785,100 767,700 17,400 Statistically significant

Bakersfield, CA

2.4 287,400 280,700 6,700 Statistically significant

Champaign-Urbana, IL

2.4 119,100 116,300 2,800 Not statistically significant

Chico, CA

2.4 77,200 75,400 1,800 Not statistically significant

Cleveland, TN

2.4 47,600 46,500 1,100 Not statistically significant

Cumberland, MD-WV

2.4 37,800 36,900 900 Not statistically significant

Eau Claire, WI

2.4 86,600 84,600 2,000 Not statistically significant

Greeley, CO

2.4 108,900 106,300 2,600 Not statistically significant

Johnstown, PA

2.4 50,800 49,600 1,200 Not statistically significant

Lawton, OK

2.4 43,100 42,100 1,000 Not statistically significant

Savannah, GA

2.4 199,100 194,500 4,600 Not statistically significant

Tucson, AZ

2.4 399,400 390,000 9,400 Statistically significant

Wichita Falls, TX

2.4 59,000 57,600 1,400 Not statistically significant

Binghamton, NY

2.5 96,700 94,300 2,400 Not statistically significant

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

2.5 396,900 387,200 9,700 Not statistically significant

Florence, SC

2.5 93,600 91,300 2,300 Not statistically significant

Joplin, MO

2.5 82,200 80,200 2,000 Not statistically significant

New Haven, CT

2.5 295,000 287,900 7,100 Not statistically significant

Sioux Falls, SD

2.5 166,400 162,300 4,100 Not statistically significant

Victoria, TX

2.5 40,400 39,400 1,000 Not statistically significant

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

2.5 3,307,000 3,225,700 81,300 Statistically significant

Albany, GA

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

Fairbanks, AK

2.6 35,300 34,400 900 Not statistically significant

Jackson, MI

2.6 58,400 56,900 1,500 Not statistically significant

Spartanburg, SC

2.6 167,900 163,700 4,200 Not statistically significant

Waterbury, CT

2.6 66,200 64,500 1,700 Not statistically significant

Altoona, PA

2.7 60,000 58,400 1,600 Not statistically significant

Asheville, NC

2.7 200,400 195,200 5,200 Not statistically significant

Boulder, CO

2.7 202,700 197,400 5,300 Not statistically significant

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

2.7 95,100 92,600 2,500 Not statistically significant

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

2.7 540,300 526,300 14,000 Statistically significant

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

2.7 45,300 44,100 1,200 Not statistically significant

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

2.7 4,670,800 4,548,400 122,400 Statistically significant

Greensboro-High Point, NC

2.7 363,200 353,800 9,400 Statistically significant

Jackson, TN

2.7 72,000 70,100 1,900 Not statistically significant

Lubbock, TX

2.7 157,500 153,300 4,200 Not statistically significant

Modesto, CA

2.7 185,500 180,700 4,800 Not statistically significant

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

2.7 262,800 255,900 6,900 Statistically significant

Tulsa, OK

2.7 452,300 440,300 12,000 Statistically significant

Battle Creek, MI

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

Farmington, NM

2.8 44,700 43,500 1,200 Not statistically significant

Grand Junction, CO

2.8 65,200 63,400 1,800 Not statistically significant

Great Falls, MT

2.8 36,600 35,600 1,000 Not statistically significant

Janesville-Beloit, WI

2.8 69,400 67,500 1,900 Not statistically significant

Las Cruces, NM

2.8 76,000 73,900 2,100 Not statistically significant

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

2.8 663,600 645,800 17,800 Statistically significant

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

2.8 195,300 190,000 5,300 Not statistically significant

Sheboygan, WI

2.8 61,500 59,800 1,700 Not statistically significant

Springfield, MO

2.8 228,900 222,700 6,200 Not statistically significant

St. George, UT

2.8 80,300 78,100 2,200 Not statistically significant

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

2.8 139,100 135,300 3,800 Not statistically significant

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

2.8 88,000 85,600 2,400 Not statistically significant

Columbia, MO

2.9 101,800 98,900 2,900 Not statistically significant

Corpus Christi, TX

2.9 190,300 184,900 5,400 Not statistically significant

Fargo, ND-MN

2.9 147,400 143,200 4,200 Statistically significant

Green Bay, WI

2.9 178,300 173,200 5,100 Not statistically significant

Greenville, NC

2.9 80,300 78,000 2,300 Not statistically significant

Iowa City, IA

2.9 99,800 97,000 2,800 Not statistically significant

Johnson City, TN

2.9 85,400 83,000 2,400 Not statistically significant

Medford, OR

2.9 89,400 86,900 2,500 Not statistically significant

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

2.9 561,900 545,800 16,100 Statistically significant

Racine, WI

2.9 77,400 75,200 2,200 Not statistically significant

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

2.9 137,700 133,800 3,900 Not statistically significant

St. Cloud, MN

2.9 105,900 102,900 3,000 Not statistically significant

Terre Haute, IN

2.9 66,800 64,900 1,900 Not statistically significant

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

3.0 2,775,700 2,693,600 82,100 Statistically significant

Danbury, CT

3.0 76,100 73,900 2,200 Not statistically significant

Fort Smith, AR-OK

3.0 114,500 111,200 3,300 Not statistically significant

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

3.0 449,600 436,700 12,900 Statistically significant

Idaho Falls, ID

3.0 78,400 76,100 2,300 Not statistically significant

Anchorage, AK

3.1 172,000 166,900 5,100 Statistically significant

Appleton, WI

3.1 127,300 123,500 3,800 Not statistically significant

Baton Rouge, LA

3.1 415,100 402,700 12,400 Statistically significant

Bloomington, IL

3.1 95,400 92,500 2,900 Not statistically significant

Carbondale-Marion, IL

3.1 56,500 54,800 1,700 Not statistically significant

Dayton, OH

3.1 386,900 375,200 11,700 Statistically significant

East Stroudsburg, PA

3.1 57,100 55,400 1,700 Not statistically significant

Grand Island, NE

3.1 42,600 41,300 1,300 Not statistically significant

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

3.1 148,800 144,300 4,500 Statistically significant

Merced, CA

3.1 70,800 68,700 2,100 Not statistically significant

New Bedford, MA

3.1 65,800 63,800 2,000 Not statistically significant

Syracuse, NY

3.1 309,700 300,400 9,300 Statistically significant

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

3.2 61,800 59,900 1,900 Not statistically significant

Erie, PA

3.2 122,900 119,100 3,800 Not statistically significant

Lynchburg, VA

3.2 104,200 101,000 3,200 Not statistically significant

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

3.2 121,700 117,900 3,800 Not statistically significant

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

3.2 1,065,200 1,032,300 32,900 Statistically significant

Springfield, MA-CT

3.2 329,400 319,200 10,200 Statistically significant

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

3.3 1,314,600 1,272,400 42,200 Statistically significant

Hinesville, GA

3.3 21,900 21,200 700 Not statistically significant

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

3.3 1,138,200 1,101,600 36,600 Statistically significant

Midland, MI

3.3 37,600 36,400 1,200 Not statistically significant

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

3.3 2,478,700 2,399,400 79,300 Statistically significant

Tallahassee, FL

3.3 195,300 189,000 6,300 Statistically significant

Visalia-Porterville, CA

3.3 138,300 133,900 4,400 Statistically significant

Wichita, KS

3.3 306,100 296,400 9,700 Statistically significant

Winchester, VA-WV

3.3 69,600 67,400 2,200 Not statistically significant

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

3.4 385,500 373,000 12,500 Statistically significant

Dubuque, IA

3.4 60,800 58,800 2,000 Not statistically significant

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

3.4 338,900 327,900 11,000 Statistically significant

Flint, MI

3.4 136,800 132,300 4,500 Statistically significant

Glens Falls, NY

3.4 51,200 49,500 1,700 Not statistically significant

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

3.4 571,900 553,100 18,800 Statistically significant

Harrisonburg, VA

3.4 70,100 67,800 2,300 Not statistically significant

Jackson, MS

3.4 281,000 271,800 9,200 Statistically significant

Kingston, NY

3.4 58,600 56,700 1,900 Not statistically significant

Leominster-Gardner, MA

3.4 51,900 50,200 1,700 Not statistically significant

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

3.4 88,800 85,900 2,900 Not statistically significant

Stockton-Lodi, CA

3.4 273,200 264,100 9,100 Statistically significant

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

3.4 60,500 58,500 2,000 Not statistically significant

Casper, WY

3.5 38,400 37,100 1,300 Not statistically significant

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

3.5 158,600 153,300 5,300 Statistically significant

Homosassa Springs, FL

3.5 35,200 34,000 1,200 Not statistically significant

Killeen-Temple, TX

3.5 152,600 147,500 5,100 Not statistically significant

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

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

Missoula, MT

3.5 64,700 62,500 2,200 Not statistically significant

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

3.5 50,900 49,200 1,700 Not statistically significant

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

3.5 2,358,400 2,279,200 79,200 Statistically significant

Rockford, IL

3.5 146,300 141,400 4,900 Statistically significant

Salt Lake City, UT

3.5 806,100 778,900 27,200 Statistically significant

Winston-Salem, NC

3.5 277,400 268,100 9,300 Statistically significant

York-Hanover, PA

3.5 191,000 184,500 6,500 Statistically significant

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

3.6 459,100 443,100 16,000 Statistically significant

Ann Arbor, MI

3.6 226,700 218,800 7,900 Statistically significant

Columbus, IN

3.6 51,900 50,100 1,800 Not statistically significant

Gainesville, FL

3.6 154,500 149,100 5,400 Not statistically significant

Jefferson City, MO

3.6 80,700 77,900 2,800 Not statistically significant

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

3.6 6,254,900 6,036,500 218,400 Statistically significant

Springfield, IL

3.6 108,300 104,500 3,800 Not statistically significant

Bangor, ME

3.7 67,600 65,200 2,400 Statistically significant

Bellingham, WA

3.7 96,000 92,600 3,400 Not statistically significant

Dothan, AL

3.7 62,300 60,100 2,200 Not statistically significant

Jonesboro, AR

3.7 64,000 61,700 2,300 Not statistically significant

Kansas City, MO-KS

3.7 1,124,900 1,084,600 40,300 Statistically significant

Laredo, TX

3.7 107,600 103,800 3,800 Not statistically significant

Longview, WA

3.7 42,500 41,000 1,500 Not statistically significant

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

3.7 3,023,200 2,916,500 106,700 Statistically significant

State College, PA

3.7 76,600 73,900 2,700 Not statistically significant

Trenton, NJ

3.7 289,400 279,000 10,400 Statistically significant

Amarillo, TX

3.8 126,900 122,200 4,700 Statistically significant

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

3.8 84,300 81,200 3,100 Not statistically significant

Decatur, AL

3.8 59,700 57,500 2,200 Not statistically significant

El Centro, CA

3.8 57,000 54,900 2,100 Not statistically significant

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

3.8 195,000 187,900 7,100 Statistically significant

Port St. Lucie, FL

3.8 168,200 162,100 6,100 Statistically significant

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

3.8 1,237,200 1,192,300 44,900 Statistically significant

Reading, PA

3.8 177,400 170,900 6,500 Statistically significant

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

3.8 99,900 96,200 3,700 Not statistically significant

Urban Honolulu, HI

3.8 447,900 431,400 16,500 Statistically significant

Williamsport, PA

3.8 51,500 49,600 1,900 Not statistically significant

Coeur d'Alene, ID

3.9 71,700 69,000 2,700 Not statistically significant

Knoxville, TN

3.9 432,800 416,600 16,200 Statistically significant

Manchester, NH

3.9 113,900 109,600 4,300 Statistically significant

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

3.9 2,850,000 2,742,000 108,000 Statistically significant

Oklahoma City, OK

3.9 675,500 650,200 25,300 Statistically significant

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

3.9 247,500 238,200 9,300 Statistically significant

Portsmouth, NH-ME

3.9 92,900 89,400 3,500 Not statistically significant

Roanoke, VA

3.9 163,700 157,600 6,100 Statistically significant

Santa Fe, NM

3.9 61,700 59,400 2,300 Not statistically significant

Bend-Redmond, OR

4.0 90,600 87,100 3,500 Not statistically significant

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

4.0 41,500 39,900 1,600 Statistically significant

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

4.0 9,846,000 9,470,800 375,200 Statistically significant

Ocala, FL

4.0 118,500 113,900 4,600 Statistically significant

Richmond, VA

4.0 702,100 674,900 27,200 Statistically significant

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

4.0 118,900 114,300 4,600 Statistically significant

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

4.1 3,018,200 2,900,700 117,500 Statistically significant

Prescott, AZ

4.1 69,200 66,500 2,700 Not statistically significant

Salem, OR

4.1 178,500 171,500 7,000 Statistically significant

Salinas, CA

4.1 144,100 138,400 5,700 Statistically significant

Salisbury, MD-DE (2)

4.1 162,000 155,600 6,400 Statistically significant

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

4.1 263,400 253,000 10,400 Statistically significant

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

4.1 2,121,700 2,037,900 83,800 Statistically significant

Bay City, MI

4.2 34,800 33,400 1,400 Not statistically significant

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

4.2 158,100 151,700 6,400 Not statistically significant

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

4.2 128,000 122,800 5,200 Statistically significant

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

4.2 85,200 81,800 3,400 Not statistically significant

Lancaster, PA

4.2 261,800 251,300 10,500 Statistically significant

Lexington-Fayette, KY

4.2 287,000 275,400 11,600 Statistically significant

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

4.2 333,500 320,100 13,400 Statistically significant

Peoria, IL

4.2 170,000 163,100 6,900 Statistically significant

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

4.2 1,551,600 1,488,900 62,700 Statistically significant

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

4.2 1,168,200 1,121,500 46,700 Statistically significant

Santa Rosa, CA

4.2 204,900 196,700 8,200 Statistically significant

Abilene, TX

4.3 75,800 72,700 3,100 Not statistically significant

Charlottesville, VA

4.3 121,000 116,000 5,000 Not statistically significant

Clarksville, TN-KY

4.3 99,700 95,600 4,100 Statistically significant

Fresno, CA

4.3 382,500 366,600 15,900 Statistically significant

Gettysburg, PA

4.3 33,800 32,400 1,400 Not statistically significant

Grand Forks, ND-MN

4.3 53,900 51,700 2,200 Statistically significant

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

4.3 57,600 55,200 2,400 Not statistically significant

Boise City, ID

4.4 386,000 369,900 16,100 Statistically significant

Carson City, NV

4.4 31,100 29,800 1,300 Not statistically significant

Columbus, GA-AL

4.4 123,800 118,600 5,200 Statistically significant

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

4.4 387,800 371,600 16,200 Statistically significant

Lebanon, PA

4.4 54,800 52,500 2,300 Not statistically significant

Longview, TX

4.4 99,200 95,000 4,200 Not statistically significant

Punta Gorda, FL

4.4 55,000 52,700 2,300 Not statistically significant

Raleigh, NC

4.4 704,600 674,800 29,800 Statistically significant

Tuscaloosa, AL

4.4 111,800 107,100 4,700 Statistically significant

El Paso, TX

4.5 339,400 324,800 14,600 Statistically significant

Flagstaff, AZ

4.5 67,900 65,000 2,900 Not statistically significant

Huntsville, AL

4.5 267,300 255,900 11,400 Statistically significant

Ocean City, NJ

4.5 35,200 33,700 1,500 Not statistically significant

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

4.5 1,139,600 1,090,400 49,200 Statistically significant

Tyler, TX

4.5 113,400 108,500 4,900 Statistically significant

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

4.6 160,200 153,100 7,100 Statistically significant

Chattanooga, TN-GA

4.6 275,300 263,200 12,100 Statistically significant

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

4.6 123,000 117,600 5,400 Statistically significant

Morristown, TN

4.6 49,600 47,400 2,200 Not statistically significant

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

4.6 61,600 58,900 2,700 Not statistically significant

Auburn-Opelika, AL

4.7 70,900 67,700 3,200 Not statistically significant

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

4.7 307,200 293,500 13,700 Statistically significant

Jacksonville, FL

4.7 786,900 751,300 35,600 Statistically significant

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

4.7 75,600 72,200 3,400 Not statistically significant

Rapid City, SD

4.7 71,700 68,500 3,200 Statistically significant

Yakima, WA

4.7 89,500 85,500 4,000 Statistically significant

Bowling Green, KY

4.8 78,600 75,000 3,600 Statistically significant

Corvallis, OR

4.8 44,100 42,100 2,000 Not statistically significant

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

4.8 356,900 340,600 16,300 Statistically significant

Jacksonville, NC

4.8 54,300 51,800 2,500 Not statistically significant

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

4.8 270,600 258,100 12,500 Statistically significant

Waco, TX

4.8 134,200 128,000 6,200 Statistically significant

Yuba City, CA

4.8 50,400 48,100 2,300 Statistically significant

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

4.9 3,285,600 3,132,700 152,900 Statistically significant

Madera, CA

4.9 42,900 40,900 2,000 Statistically significant

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

4.9 295,300 281,600 13,700 Statistically significant

San Angelo, TX

5.0 52,200 49,700 2,500 Not statistically significant

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

5.0 52,800 50,300 2,500 Not statistically significant

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

5.1 128,900 122,600 6,300 Statistically significant

Wilmington, NC

5.1 142,100 135,200 6,900 Statistically significant

Ithaca, NY

5.2 60,900 57,900 3,000 Not statistically significant

Kennewick-Richland, WA

5.2 123,900 117,800 6,100 Statistically significant

Sherman-Denison, TX

5.2 50,300 47,800 2,500 Not statistically significant

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

5.2 1,515,900 1,441,200 74,700 Statistically significant

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

5.3 223,200 212,000 11,200 Statistically significant

Brunswick, GA

5.4 46,700 44,300 2,400 Not statistically significant

Lawrence, KS

5.4 54,400 51,600 2,800 Not statistically significant

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

5.5 401,000 380,200 20,800 Statistically significant

Panama City, FL

5.5 85,900 81,400 4,500 Statistically significant

Reno, NV

5.5 264,200 250,500 13,700 Statistically significant

Gainesville, GA

5.6 102,900 97,400 5,500 Not statistically significant

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

5.6 1,142,900 1,082,700 60,200 Statistically significant

Athens-Clarke County, GA

5.7 100,400 95,000 5,400 Not statistically significant

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

5.7 1,421,300 1,344,100 77,200 Statistically significant

Austin-Round Rock, TX

5.8 1,290,600 1,219,600 71,000 Statistically significant

Barnstable Town, MA

5.9 98,500 93,000 5,500 Statistically significant

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

5.9 4,179,400 3,945,300 234,100 Statistically significant

Wenatchee, WA

5.9 48,100 45,400 2,700 Not statistically significant

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

6.0 127,700 120,500 7,200 Statistically significant

Pocatello, ID

6.1 39,700 37,400 2,300 Statistically significant

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

6.2 301,100 283,500 17,600 Statistically significant

College Station-Bryan, TX

6.3 136,000 128,000 8,000 Statistically significant

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

6.3 230,900 217,200 13,700 Statistically significant

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

6.3 1,098,800 1,033,900 64,900 Statistically significant

Walla Walla, WA

6.5 29,700 27,900 1,800 Statistically significant

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

6.6 181,400 170,200 11,200 Statistically significant

Ames, IA

6.8 53,300 49,900 3,400 Not statistically significant

Rome, GA

6.8 43,800 41,000 2,800 Not statistically significant

The Villages, FL

6.8 39,200 36,700 2,500 Not statistically significant

Napa, CA

6.9 72,900 68,200 4,700 Statistically significant

Manhattan, KS

7.3 42,900 40,000 2,900 Not statistically significant

Odessa, TX

7.8 79,700 73,900 5,800 Statistically significant

Midland, TX

11.4 118,200 106,100 12,100 Statistically significant

Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 41 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, while employment was essentially unchanged in 10 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (+6.3 percent), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+5.9 percent), and Austin-Round Rock, Texas (+5.8 percent).

In terms of the number of workers, the largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+375,200), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+234,100), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (+218,400).

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 — January 2023." 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 in Midland, Texas, up 11.4 percent from January 2022 to January 2023 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/employment-in-midland-texas-up-11-4-percent-from-january-2022-to-january-2023.htm (visited June 25, 2024).

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