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Employment increased in 84 of 389 metropolitan areas from May 2022 to May 2023

July 06, 2023

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 84 metropolitan areas from May 2022 to May 2023, decreased in 1 area, and was essentially unchanged in 304 areas. The metropolitan areas with the largest percentage increases over the year were Midland, Texas (7.7 percent), Rome, Georgia (6.7 percent), and Corvallis, Oregon (6.3 percent). The largest employment increases were New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (254,700), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (172,300), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (143,400).

 Over-the-year percent change in metropolitan area employment, May 2022 to May 2023
Metropolitan area Percent change Total change

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

1.7 800

Auburn-Opelika, AL

3.6 2,500

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

1.2 6,700

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

3.0 2,600

Decatur, AL

2.4 1,400

Dothan, AL

2.6 1,600

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

1.2 700

Gadsden, AL

0.3 100

Huntsville, AL

3.9 10,300

Mobile, AL

2.9 5,400

Montgomery, AL

2.6 4,600

Tuscaloosa, AL

4.0 4,400

Anchorage, AK

2.2 3,900

Fairbanks, AK

3.9 1,400

Flagstaff, AZ

2.7 1,800

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

0.9 500

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

1.6 37,500

Prescott, AZ

0.7 500

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

-0.3 -100

Tucson, AZ

1.2 4,600

Yuma, AZ

0.7 400

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

5.0 14,700

Fort Smith, AR-OK

1.8 2,000

Hot Springs, AR

0.2 100

Jonesboro, AR

3.2 2,000

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

3.0 11,300

Pine Bluff, AR

1.0 300

Bakersfield, CA

2.6 7,300

Chico, CA

0.6 500

El Centro, CA

3.2 1,800

Fresno, CA

3.0 11,200

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

5.9 2,400

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

2.3 143,400

Madera, CA

3.5 1,500

Merced, CA

1.1 800

Modesto, CA

2.3 4,300

Napa, CA

2.6 1,900

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

1.5 4,600

Redding, CA

2.3 1,600

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

1.0 16,600

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

2.7 29,200

Salinas, CA

3.3 4,800

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

2.8 42,500

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2.4 58,900

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

2.6 29,900

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

2.7 3,300

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

2.4 2,400

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

2.8 5,400

Santa Rosa, CA

2.1 4,200

Stockton-Lodi, CA

2.7 7,300

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

2.1 3,000

Visalia-Porterville, CA

2.7 3,800

Yuba City, CA

3.0 1,500

Boulder, CO

0.6 1,300

Colorado Springs, CO

1.4 4,600

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

-0.1 -2,300

Fort Collins, CO

2.4 4,400

Grand Junction, CO

-0.5 -300

Greeley, CO

0.5 500

Pueblo, CO

-0.8 -500

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

2.1 8,400

Danbury, CT

1.7 1,300

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

1.5 8,800

New Haven, CT

1.5 4,400

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

2.7 3,300

Waterbury, CT

2.7 1,800

Dover, DE

1.4 1,000

Salisbury, MD-DE

2.0 3,400

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

1.9 62,000

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

4.4 13,000

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

2.1 2,700

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

4.1 8,900

Gainesville, FL

2.9 4,300

Homosassa Springs, FL

3.4 1,200

Jacksonville, FL

4.1 31,800

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

2.6 7,000

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

3.0 83,600

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

0.0 0

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

2.8 9,000

Ocala, FL

3.2 3,700

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

3.6 50,300

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

3.1 7,400

Panama City, FL

2.8 2,400

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

2.3 4,500

Port St. Lucie, FL

3.7 6,200

Punta Gorda, FL

3.2 1,700

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

1.1 600

Sebring, FL

3.0 800

Tallahassee, FL

2.4 4,500

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

4.3 63,300

The Villages, FL

4.7 1,800

Albany, GA

2.4 1,500

Athens-Clarke County, GA

4.1 4,000

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2.4 71,000

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

1.3 3,200

Brunswick, GA

4.8 2,200

Columbus, GA-AL

4.2 5,100

Dalton, GA

1.8 1,200

Gainesville, GA

2.9 2,900

Hinesville, GA

2.8 600

Macon-Bibb County, GA

2.0 2,000

Rome, GA

6.7 2,800

Savannah, GA

1.8 3,600

Valdosta, GA

1.1 600

Warner Robins, GA

1.9 1,500

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

2.7 2,000

Urban Honolulu, HI

3.1 13,800

Boise City, ID

3.4 13,100

Coeur d'Alene, ID

3.6 2,600

Idaho Falls, ID

3.0 2,400

Lewiston, ID-WA

-1.0 -300

Pocatello, ID

3.1 1,200

Twin Falls, ID

1.0 500

Bloomington, IL

3.2 3,000

Carbondale-Marion, IL

1.2 700

Champaign-Urbana, IL

2.7 3,200

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

1.7 81,900

Danville, IL

0.7 200

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

1.5 2,800

Decatur, IL

1.9 900

Kankakee, IL

0.2 100

Peoria, IL

2.9 4,900

Rockford, IL

0.1 200

Springfield, IL

0.7 800

Bloomington, IN

0.5 400

Columbus, IN

2.7 1,400

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

-4.4 -6,600

Evansville, IN-KY

2.0 3,100

Fort Wayne, IN

2.9 6,700

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

4.0 45,000

Kokomo, IN

-1.6 -600

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

0.1 100

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

0.5 200

Muncie, IN

0.8 400

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

1.4 1,900

Terre Haute, IN

2.7 1,800

Ames, IA

1.7 900

Cedar Rapids, IA

0.9 1,300

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

2.8 10,800

Dubuque, IA

1.3 800

Iowa City, IA

2.3 2,300

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

2.4 2,100

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

1.5 1,300

Lawrence, KS

4.3 2,300

Manhattan, KS

4.8 2,000

Topeka, KS

1.4 1,600

Wichita, KS

1.3 3,900

Bowling Green, KY

4.2 3,300

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

1.8 1,000

Lexington-Fayette, KY

3.9 11,200

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

1.5 10,300

Owensboro, KY

-0.2 -100

Alexandria, LA

2.8 1,700

Baton Rouge, LA

3.8 15,400

Hammond, LA

2.7 1,300

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

0.7 600

Lafayette, LA

1.6 3,300

Lake Charles, LA

2.0 1,900

Monroe, LA

1.8 1,400

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

1.7 9,500

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

1.8 3,100

Bangor, ME

1.0 700

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

1.0 500

Portland-South Portland, ME

1.8 3,800

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.2 16,800

California-Lexington Park, MD

-1.4 -700

Cumberland, MD-WV

1.3 500

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

-2.1 -2,200

Barnstable Town, MA

3.4 3,500

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

2.7 76,000

Leominster-Gardner, MA

2.3 1,200

New Bedford, MA

2.4 1,600

Pittsfield, MA

1.3 500

Springfield, MA-CT

2.5 8,300

Worcester, MA-CT

2.0 5,900

Ann Arbor, MI

4.0 9,000

Battle Creek, MI

0.0 0

Bay City, MI

1.1 400

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

1.6 32,200

Flint, MI

1.8 2,500

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

2.4 13,800

Jackson, MI

0.0 0

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

1.5 2,300

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

3.6 8,400

Midland, MI

1.3 500

Monroe, MI

-0.2 -100

Muskegon, MI

0.3 200

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

2.4 1,500

Saginaw, MI

0.2 200

Duluth, MN-WI

0.5 600

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

5.0 2,800

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

2.1 40,200

Rochester, MN

2.2 2,700

St. Cloud, MN

1.5 1,600

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

2.0 3,200

Hattiesburg, MS

1.6 1,100

Jackson, MS

3.3 9,000

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

1.5 700

Columbia, MO

2.7 2,800

Jefferson City, MO

2.4 1,900

Joplin, MO

2.2 1,800

Kansas City, MO-KS

3.1 34,200

St. Joseph, MO-KS

0.3 200

St. Louis, MO-IL

1.3 18,500

Springfield, MO

1.7 4,000

Billings, MT

-1.4 -1,300

Great Falls, MT

1.9 700

Missoula, MT

3.2 2,100

Grand Island, NE

2.4 1,000

Lincoln, NE

2.0 3,700

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

1.2 6,200

Carson City, NV

4.9 1,500

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

4.2 45,200

Reno, NV

3.1 8,200

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

2.0 1,100

Manchester, NH

3.4 3,900

Portsmouth, NH-ME

2.7 2,500

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

3.0 3,900

Ocean City, NJ

5.1 2,200

Trenton, NJ

4.1 11,700

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

0.2 100

Albuquerque, NM

1.9 7,800

Farmington, NM

1.8 800

Las Cruces, NM

3.7 2,800

Santa Fe, NM

1.3 800

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

1.5 7,000

Binghamton, NY

0.7 700

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

1.9 10,300

Elmira, NY

-0.8 -300

Glens Falls, NY

2.9 1,500

Ithaca, NY

1.6 1,000

Kingston, NY

1.3 800

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

2.6 254,700

Rochester, NY

1.5 8,100

Syracuse, NY

2.7 8,400

Utica-Rome, NY

0.2 300

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

1.0 400

Asheville, NC

2.7 5,400

Burlington, NC

1.8 1,200

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

3.2 42,500

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

2.4 8,200

Fayetteville, NC

-0.1 -200

Goldsboro, NC

1.7 700

Greensboro-High Point, NC

1.6 5,800

Greenville, NC

1.7 1,400

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

1.5 2,300

Jacksonville, NC

3.9 2,100

New Bern, NC

0.6 300

Raleigh, NC

2.9 20,300

Rocky Mount, NC

1.5 800

Wilmington, NC

3.2 4,500

Winston-Salem, NC

2.7 7,300

Bismarck, ND

-1.2 -900

Fargo, ND-MN

1.2 1,800

Grand Forks, ND-MN

2.1 1,100

Akron, OH

0.8 2,800

Canton-Massillon, OH

0.7 1,200

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

2.8 31,500

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

0.7 7,100

Columbus, OH

1.4 16,200

Dayton, OH

2.3 8,900

Lima, OH

-1.5 -800

Mansfield, OH

0.8 400

Springfield, OH

1.4 700

Toledo, OH

0.4 1,200

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-1.2 -500

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

0.8 1,600

Enid, OK

-0.8 -200

Lawton, OK

2.1 900

Oklahoma City, OK

3.4 22,400

Tulsa, OK

1.9 8,600

Albany, OR

0.6 300

Bend-Redmond, OR

1.8 1,600

Corvallis, OR

6.3 2,700

Eugene, OR

-0.1 -100

Grants Pass, OR

1.1 300

Medford, OR

1.7 1,500

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

3.0 36,300

Salem, OR

3.4 6,000

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

1.5 5,900

Altoona, PA

0.7 400

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

1.6 700

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

2.4 1,500

East Stroudsburg, PA

2.1 1,200

Erie, PA

0.9 1,100

Gettysburg, PA

1.8 600

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

3.3 11,700

Johnstown, PA

1.0 500

Lancaster, PA

1.9 5,000

Lebanon, PA

4.4 2,400

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

3.0 90,600

Pittsburgh, PA

1.9 22,200

Reading, PA

1.0 1,700

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

2.6 6,700

State College, PA

4.1 3,200

Williamsport, PA

1.8 900

York-Hanover, PA

2.1 3,900

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

-0.7 -4,300

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

5.9 23,000

Columbia, SC

1.4 5,700

Florence, SC

1.6 1,500

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

2.3 10,300

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

2.1 1,800

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

4.7 8,700

Spartanburg, SC

2.3 3,900

Sumter, SC

0.8 300

Rapid City, SD

0.5 400

Sioux Falls, SD

2.9 4,900

Chattanooga, TN-GA

3.3 9,000

Clarksville, TN-KY

3.5 3,400

Cleveland, TN

1.5 700

Jackson, TN

0.8 600

Johnson City, TN

1.8 1,500

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

3.2 3,900

Knoxville, TN

3.0 12,900

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

0.5 3,000

Morristown, TN

2.5 1,200

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

4.0 44,400

Abilene, TX

2.1 1,600

Amarillo, TX

1.6 2,000

Austin-Round Rock, TX

4.0 50,800

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

3.6 5,700

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

3.6 5,600

College Station-Bryan, TX

3.7 5,000

Corpus Christi, TX

2.5 4,800

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

4.2 172,300

El Paso, TX

2.5 8,400

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

3.7 119,100

Killeen-Temple, TX

2.5 3,700

Laredo, TX

2.6 2,800

Longview, TX

1.8 1,800

Lubbock, TX

1.9 3,000

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

4.2 12,000

Midland, TX

7.7 8,600

Odessa, TX

5.5 4,200

San Angelo, TX

2.7 1,400

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

4.6 51,700

Sherman-Denison, TX

2.4 1,200

Texarkana, TX-AR

1.3 800

Tyler, TX

1.0 1,100

Victoria, TX

3.0 1,200

Waco, TX

3.5 4,600

Wichita Falls, TX

1.7 1,000

Logan, UT-ID

1.7 1,200

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

2.6 7,300

Provo-Orem, UT

1.5 4,600

St. George, UT

1.1 900

Salt Lake City, UT

3.9 31,100

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

0.7 900

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

2.0 1,600

Charlottesville, VA

3.4 4,100

Harrisonburg, VA

2.8 1,900

Lynchburg, VA

1.9 2,000

Richmond, VA

3.2 21,800

Roanoke, VA

3.0 4,800

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

3.3 1,700

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

1.6 12,800

Winchester, VA-WV

2.2 1,500

Bellingham, WA

2.4 2,300

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

2.7 2,600

Kennewick-Richland, WA

4.2 5,200

Longview, WA

4.1 1,700

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

2.5 1,300

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

4.9 6,200

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.1 65,000

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

3.0 8,000

Walla Walla, WA

2.0 600

Wenatchee, WA

2.9 1,400

Yakima, WA

2.6 2,300

Beckley, WV

0.7 300

Charleston, WV

-1.0 -1,000

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

0.6 800

Morgantown, WV

-1.1 -800

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-1.3 -500

Wheeling, WV-OH

-1.3 -800

Appleton, WI

2.1 2,600

Eau Claire, WI

-0.1 -100

Fond du Lac, WI

1.5 700

Green Bay, WI

1.8 3,200

Janesville-Beloit, WI

0.6 400

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

1.9 1,500

Madison, WI

2.7 11,300

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

0.0 300

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

1.6 1,500

Racine, WI

2.3 1,800

Sheboygan, WI

0.5 300

Wausau, WI

0.1 100

Casper, WY

2.3 900

Cheyenne, WY

1.9 900

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 — May 2023." We also have more 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 84 of 389 metropolitan areas from May 2022 to May 2023 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/employment-increased-in-84-of-389-metropolitan-areas-from-may-2022-to-may-2023.htm (visited May 26, 2024).

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