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Employment increased in 34 large metro areas from April 2022 to April 2023

June 14, 2023

Employment increased in 34 large metropolitan areas (those with a population of at least 1 million in the 2010 Census) from April 2022 to April 2023 and was essentially unchanged in 17 large metropolitan areas. The largest percentage increases occurred in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (4.4 percent), Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (4.3 percent), and San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas (4.2 percent).

Percent change in nonfarm employment in large metropolitan areas, April 2022 to April 2023
Metropolitan areaPercent changeEmployment changeApril 2022 employmentApril 2023 employmentStatistically significant?

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.318,300 1,387,500 1,405,800 Not statistically significant

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

1.05,600 553,300 558,900 Not statistically significant

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

2.671,200 2,763,000 2,834,200 Statistically significant

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

2.111,400 538,300 549,700 Statistically significant

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

2.735,600 1,304,900 1,340,500 Statistically significant

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

1.777,100 4,660,400 4,737,500 Statistically significant

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

2.932,900 1,126,100 1,159,000 Statistically significant

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

0.99,400 1,045,300 1,054,700 Not statistically significant

Columbus, OH

0.910,400 1,137,400 1,147,800 Not statistically significant

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

4.4179,000 4,044,300 4,223,300 Statistically significant

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

-0.2-3,900 1,589,900 1,586,000 Not statistically significant

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

0.713,900 1,995,300 2,009,200 Not statistically significant

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

1.05,800 570,100 575,900 Not statistically significant

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

3.5112,600 3,219,800 3,332,400 Statistically significant

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

4.145,700 1,120,300 1,166,000 Statistically significant

Jacksonville, FL

4.131,700 765,200 796,900 Statistically significant

Kansas City, MO-KS

3.033,500 1,105,100 1,138,600 Statistically significant

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

4.345,700 1,075,100 1,120,800 Statistically significant

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

2.4148,000 6,195,700 6,343,700 Statistically significant

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

2.214,800 675,900 690,700 Not statistically significant

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

0.85,600 659,200 664,800 Not statistically significant

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2.878,200 2,797,000 2,875,200 Statistically significant

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

0.21,900 848,600 850,500 Not statistically significant

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1.426,100 1,933,100 1,959,200 Not statistically significant

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

4.044,000 1,112,700 1,156,700 Statistically significant

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

2.313,000 555,200 568,200 Not statistically significant

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

2.5246,500 9,762,100 10,008,600 Statistically significant

Oklahoma City, OK

3.120,600 665,800 686,400 Statistically significant

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

4.055,500 1,381,900 1,437,400 Statistically significant

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

2.781,900 3,006,400 3,088,300 Statistically significant

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

2.046,500 2,322,100 2,368,600 Statistically significant

Pittsburgh, PA

2.124,200 1,145,600 1,169,800 Statistically significant

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

2.632,000 1,221,000 1,253,000 Statistically significant

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

-0.6-3,500 594,700 591,200 Not statistically significant

Raleigh, NC

2.819,300 695,800 715,100 Statistically significant

Richmond, VA

3.020,500 687,700 708,200 Statistically significant

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

0.712,100 1,659,200 1,671,300 Not statistically significant

Rochester, NY

1.47,500 519,500 527,000 Not statistically significant

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

2.627,900 1,061,200 1,089,100 Statistically significant

Salt Lake City, UT

3.729,600 795,000 824,600 Statistically significant

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

4.246,900 1,114,300 1,161,200 Statistically significant

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

2.843,400 1,529,700 1,573,100 Statistically significant

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2.152,200 2,457,000 2,509,200 Statistically significant

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

2.832,400 1,145,100 1,177,500 Statistically significant

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.471,400 2,084,800 2,156,200 Statistically significant

St. Louis, MO-IL

1.419,800 1,406,800 1,426,600 Not statistically significant

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

3.957,100 1,474,300 1,531,400 Statistically significant

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

1.411,100 785,800 796,900 Not statistically significant

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

1.755,400 3,292,200 3,347,600 Statistically significant

The large metropolitan areas that had the largest employment increases from April 2022 to April 2023 were New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (246,500), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (179,000), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (148,000).

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 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 increased in 34 large metro areas from April 2022 to April 2023 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/employment-increased-in-34-large-metro-areas-from-april-2022-to-april-2023.htm (visited April 24, 2024).

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