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Employment up 5.9 percent in Charleston and Dallas metro areas, December 2021 to December 2022

February 09, 2023

From December 2021 to December 2022, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 81 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 308 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina, and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (both +5.9 percent), followed by Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (+5.8 percent). Five other metropolitan areas — Jacksonville, Florida; Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas; Raleigh, North Carolina; Portland-South Portland, Maine; and Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon-Washington — also had over-the-year employment increases of at least 5.0 percent.

Over-the-year change in metropolitan area nonfarm employment, not seasonally adjusted, December 2021 to December 2022
Metropolitan area Statistically significant Over-the-year percent change Dec. 2021 employment Dec. 2022 employment Over-the-year change in employment

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

Yes 5.9% 379,800 402,100 22,300

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Yes 5.9 3,999,900 4,234,600 234,700

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

Yes 5.8 129,300 136,800 7,500

Jacksonville, FL

Yes 5.7 754,800 798,200 43,400

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

Yes 5.6 3,177,000 3,356,000 179,000

Raleigh, NC

Yes 5.2 678,500 714,100 35,600

Portland-South Portland, ME

Yes 5.0 205,800 216,000 10,200

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

Yes 5.0 1,209,200 1,269,700 60,500

Knoxville, TN

Yes 4.9 419,100 439,500 20,400

Panama City, FL

Yes 4.9 83,500 87,600 4,100

Flagstaff, AZ

Yes 4.8 67,000 70,200 3,200

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

Yes 4.8 283,000 296,600 13,600

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

Yes 4.8 1,440,900 1,510,000 69,100

Anchorage, AK

Yes 4.7 168,900 176,800 7,900

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

Yes 4.7 347,100 363,400 16,300

Kennewick-Richland, WA

Yes 4.7 119,500 125,100 5,600

Tallahassee, FL

Yes 4.7 189,000 197,800 8,800

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

Yes 4.6 1,279,100 1,337,600 58,500

Rapid City, SD

Yes 4.6 69,200 72,400 3,200

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

Yes 4.6 1,632,500 1,707,600 75,100

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

Yes 4.5 225,100 235,300 10,200

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

Yes 4.5 1,096,300 1,145,200 48,900

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

Yes 4.4 292,900 305,700 12,800

Sioux Falls, SD

Yes 4.4 162,800 170,000 7,200

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Yes 4.3 2,916,800 3,043,200 126,400

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

Yes 4.3 1,091,400 1,138,000 46,600

Austin-Round Rock, TX

Yes 4.2 1,220,200 1,271,100 50,900

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

Yes 4.2 1,038,800 1,082,100 43,300

Manchester, NH

Yes 4.2 111,300 116,000 4,700

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

Yes 4.2 2,762,100 2,877,700 115,600

Port St. Lucie, FL

Yes 4.2 163,400 170,200 6,800

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

Yes 4.2 2,063,700 2,151,400 87,700

Tulsa, OK

Yes 4.2 448,000 466,900 18,900

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

Yes 4.1 2,739,200 2,851,100 111,900

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

Yes 4.1 550,300 573,000 22,700

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

Yes 4.1 1,145,000 1,191,900 46,900

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

Yes 4.0 1,551,400 1,613,000 61,600

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

Yes 4.0 432,200 449,500 17,300

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

Yes 4.0 1,341,300 1,394,600 53,300

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

Yes 4.0 303,100 315,200 12,100

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

Yes 4.0 242,200 252,000 9,800

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

Yes 4.0 192,900 200,700 7,800

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

Yes 3.9 213,500 221,900 8,400

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

Yes 3.8 554,300 575,100 20,800

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

Yes 3.8 2,416,700 2,508,900 92,200

Santa Rosa, CA

Yes 3.8 199,600 207,200 7,600

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

Yes 3.7 341,200 353,900 12,700

Reno, NV

Yes 3.7 253,600 263,000 9,400

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

Yes 3.6 9,639,000 9,983,400 344,400

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

Yes 3.5 182,100 188,500 6,400

Eugene, OR

Yes 3.5 157,400 162,900 5,500

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

Yes 3.5 6,111,400 6,327,100 215,700

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

Yes 3.5 1,956,600 2,025,300 68,700

Urban Honolulu, HI

Yes 3.5 437,100 452,200 15,100

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

Yes 3.4 1,497,700 1,548,200 50,500

Stockton-Lodi, CA

Yes 3.4 261,900 270,900 9,000

Oklahoma City, OK

Yes 3.3 656,800 678,300 21,500

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

Yes 3.2 120,600 124,400 3,800

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Yes 3.2 2,286,600 2,360,900 74,300

Provo-Orem, UT

Yes 3.2 301,300 310,800 9,500

Bakersfield, CA

Yes 3.1 274,300 282,900 8,600

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

Yes 3.1 531,900 548,600 16,700

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

Yes 3.1 1,030,600 1,063,000 32,400

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

Yes 3.0 385,200 396,900 11,700

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

Yes 3.0 546,100 562,700 16,600

Fresno, CA

Yes 3.0 370,200 381,200 11,000

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

Yes 3.0 675,900 696,400 20,500

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

Yes 3.0 329,700 339,500 9,800

Huntsville, AL

Yes 2.9 254,500 261,900 7,400

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

Yes 2.9 2,947,100 3,033,100 86,000

Pittsburgh, PA

Yes 2.9 1,129,500 1,162,200 32,700

Boise City, ID

Yes 2.8 373,500 383,900 10,400

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Yes 2.8 4,656,900 4,789,300 132,400

New Haven, CT

Yes 2.8 294,600 302,900 8,300

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

Yes 2.7 776,200 797,000 20,800

Greensboro-High Point, NC

Yes 2.4 363,700 372,300 8,600

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

Yes 2.4 660,700 676,300 15,600

Kansas City, MO-KS

Yes 2.2 1,080,600 1,104,000 23,400

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

Yes 2.1 1,042,600 1,064,100 21,500

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

Yes 2.1 1,988,100 2,029,000 40,900

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

Yes 1.6 3,295,200 3,348,100 52,900

Lebanon, PA

No 5.4 53,400 56,300 2,900

Ocean City, NJ

No 4.9 37,100 38,900 1,800

Midland, TX

No 4.8 105,500 110,600 5,100

Athens-Clarke County, GA

No 4.7 100,200 104,900 4,700

Punta Gorda, FL

No 4.6 52,700 55,100 2,400

Odessa, TX

No 4.5 73,700 77,000 3,300

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

No 4.4 72,400 75,600 3,200

Sherman-Denison, TX

No 4.4 50,300 52,500 2,200

Corvallis, OR

No 4.3 42,300 44,100 1,800

Bellingham, WA

No 3.9 93,300 96,900 3,600

Leominster-Gardner, MA

No 3.9 51,800 53,800 2,000

Twin Falls, ID

No 3.9 49,000 50,900 1,900

Laredo, TX

No 3.8 106,500 110,500 4,000

Muncie, IN

No 3.8 49,500 51,400 1,900

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

No 3.7 46,300 48,000 1,700

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

No 3.7 122,700 127,200 4,500

St. George, UT

No 3.7 78,500 81,400 2,900

Wenatchee, WA

No 3.7 46,500 48,200 1,700

Binghamton, NY

No 3.6 96,700 100,200 3,500

Rome, GA

No 3.6 42,000 43,500 1,500

Gainesville, FL

No 3.5 150,700 155,900 5,200

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

No 3.4 40,600 42,000 1,400

Idaho Falls, ID

No 3.4 76,100 78,700 2,600

Lubbock, TX

No 3.4 154,400 159,700 5,300

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

No 3.3 155,300 160,500 5,200

Erie, PA

No 3.3 121,400 125,400 4,000

Wichita Falls, TX

No 3.3 58,200 60,100 1,900

York-Hanover, PA

No 3.3 184,900 191,000 6,100

Yuma, AZ

No 3.3 59,900 61,900 2,000

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

No 3.2 52,600 54,300 1,700

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

No 3.2 137,100 141,500 4,400

Wilmington, NC

No 3.2 138,600 143,000 4,400

Bangor, ME

No 3.1 67,600 69,700 2,100

Brunswick, GA

No 3.1 44,500 45,900 1,400

Iowa City, IA

No 3.1 99,500 102,600 3,100

Rockford, IL

No 3.1 143,900 148,400 4,500

Topeka, KS

No 3.1 107,100 110,400 3,300

Tyler, TX

No 3.1 111,300 114,700 3,400

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

No 3.0 152,500 157,000 4,500

College Station-Bryan, TX

No 3.0 128,000 131,900 3,900

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

No 3.0 56,300 58,000 1,700

Fort Collins, CO

No 3.0 176,500 181,800 5,300

Merced, CA

No 3.0 70,700 72,800 2,100

The Villages, FL

No 3.0 36,100 37,200 1,100

Toledo, OH

No 3.0 300,200 309,100 8,900

Waco, TX

No 3.0 128,500 132,400 3,900

Corpus Christi, TX

No 2.9 188,700 194,200 5,500

Danbury, CT

No 2.9 75,400 77,600 2,200

Longview, TX

No 2.9 95,800 98,600 2,800

Morgantown, WV

No 2.9 71,400 73,500 2,100

Morristown, TN

No 2.9 48,200 49,600 1,400

Prescott, AZ

No 2.9 68,300 70,300 2,000

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

No 2.9 99,900 102,800 2,900

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

No 2.9 55,300 56,900 1,600

Altoona, PA

No 2.8 60,000 61,700 1,700

Bloomington, IL

No 2.8 92,900 95,500 2,600

Decatur, AL

No 2.8 57,500 59,100 1,600

Fairbanks, AK

No 2.8 35,900 36,900 1,000

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

No 2.8 155,200 159,600 4,400

Hot Springs, AR

No 2.8 39,000 40,100 1,100

Madison, WI

No 2.8 405,900 417,400 11,500

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

No 2.8 191,500 196,800 5,300

Rochester, MN

No 2.8 123,100 126,600 3,500

Springfield, IL

No 2.8 108,100 111,100 3,000

Auburn-Opelika, AL

No 2.7 67,800 69,600 1,800

Longview, WA

No 2.7 40,800 41,900 1,100

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

No 2.7 37,600 38,600 1,000

Reading, PA

No 2.7 172,400 177,000 4,600

Walla Walla, WA

No 2.7 29,800 30,600 800

Beckley, WV

No 2.6 42,800 43,900 1,100

Chico, CA

No 2.6 76,600 78,600 2,000

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

No 2.6 281,300 288,500 7,200

Gettysburg, PA

No 2.6 34,100 35,000 900

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

No 2.6 50,100 51,400 1,300

Ocala, FL

No 2.6 112,600 115,500 2,900

Pueblo, CO

No 2.6 64,600 66,300 1,700

Redding, CA

No 2.6 68,100 69,900 1,800

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

No 2.6 117,000 120,100 3,100

Savannah, GA

No 2.6 196,800 202,000 5,200

Appleton, WI

No 2.5 124,700 127,800 3,100

Boulder, CO

No 2.5 201,200 206,200 5,000

Clarksville, TN-KY

No 2.5 96,700 99,100 2,400

El Paso, TX

No 2.5 325,200 333,400 8,200

Killeen-Temple, TX

No 2.5 149,800 153,600 3,800

Logan, UT-ID

No 2.5 71,200 73,000 1,800

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

No 2.5 277,700 284,700 7,000

Spartanburg, SC

No 2.5 167,100 171,200 4,100

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

No 2.5 59,500 61,000 1,500

Visalia-Porterville, CA

No 2.5 134,100 137,500 3,400

Yakima, WA

No 2.5 86,800 89,000 2,200

Albany, OR

No 2.4 46,700 47,800 1,100

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

No 2.4 83,100 85,100 2,000

Johnstown, PA

No 2.4 50,600 51,800 1,200

Kankakee, IL

No 2.4 42,500 43,500 1,000

Kingston, NY

No 2.4 59,200 60,600 1,400

Las Cruces, NM

No 2.4 75,400 77,200 1,800

Lincoln, NE

No 2.4 187,800 192,400 4,600

Madera, CA

No 2.4 41,300 42,300 1,000

Montgomery, AL

No 2.4 176,100 180,300 4,200

San Angelo, TX

No 2.4 49,700 50,900 1,200

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

No 2.4 259,300 265,600 6,300

Tuscaloosa, AL

No 2.4 107,700 110,300 2,600

Winston-Salem, NC

No 2.4 272,900 279,500 6,600

Burlington, NC

No 2.3 64,700 66,200 1,500

Coeur d'Alene, ID

No 2.3 70,800 72,400 1,600

Green Bay, WI

No 2.3 174,300 178,300 4,000

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

No 2.3 56,300 57,600 1,300

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

No 2.3 161,600 165,300 3,700

Springfield, MA-CT

No 2.3 332,600 340,400 7,800

Texarkana, TX-AR

No 2.3 60,500 61,900 1,400

Tucson, AZ

No 2.3 392,700 401,700 9,000

Victoria, TX

No 2.3 39,500 40,400 900

Bend-Redmond, OR

No 2.2 89,600 91,600 2,000

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

No 2.2 60,200 61,500 1,300

Grants Pass, OR

No 2.2 27,300 27,900 600

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

No 2.2 265,200 271,100 5,900

Lancaster, PA

No 2.2 253,600 259,300 5,700

Lynchburg, VA

No 2.2 103,300 105,600 2,300

Napa, CA

No 2.2 69,600 71,100 1,500

Peoria, IL

No 2.2 166,000 169,700 3,700

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

No 2.1 240,600 245,600 5,000

Fort Smith, AR-OK

No 2.1 112,000 114,300 2,300

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

No 2.1 79,200 80,900 1,700

Johnson City, TN

No 2.1 84,800 86,600 1,800

Lawton, OK

No 2.1 43,100 44,000 900

Lexington-Fayette, KY

No 2.1 278,700 284,600 5,900

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

No 2.1 118,300 120,800 2,500

Salinas, CA

No 2.1 140,000 142,900 2,900

Trenton, NJ

No 2.1 282,200 288,200 6,000

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

No 2.1 136,000 138,800 2,800

Bowling Green, KY

No 2.0 76,700 78,200 1,500

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

No 2.0 393,500 401,300 7,800

Charlottesville, VA

No 2.0 118,500 120,900 2,400

Colorado Springs, CO

No 2.0 309,300 315,400 6,100

Joplin, MO

No 2.0 81,400 83,000 1,600

Lafayette, LA

No 2.0 200,100 204,100 4,000

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

No 2.0 54,900 56,000 1,100

Mansfield, OH

No 2.0 50,500 51,500 1,000

Medford, OR

No 2.0 89,700 91,500 1,800

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

No 2.0 122,000 124,500 2,500

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

No 1.9 454,200 462,700 8,500

Amarillo, TX

No 1.9 124,300 126,600 2,300

Greeley, CO

No 1.9 107,300 109,300 2,000

Jacksonville, NC

No 1.9 52,500 53,500 1,000

Jonesboro, AR

No 1.9 62,000 63,200 1,200

Lake Charles, LA

No 1.9 100,900 102,800 1,900

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

No 1.9 366,400 373,400 7,000

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

No 1.9 496,600 506,200 9,600

Pine Bluff, AR

No 1.9 31,500 32,100 600

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

No 1.9 587,900 598,900 11,000

Syracuse, NY

No 1.9 309,900 315,800 5,900

Alexandria, LA

No 1.8 62,200 63,300 1,100

Asheville, NC

No 1.8 198,300 201,900 3,600

Dayton, OH

No 1.8 381,400 388,100 6,700

Dothan, AL

No 1.8 60,600 61,700 1,100

Evansville, IN-KY

No 1.8 156,800 159,700 2,900

Fayetteville, NC

No 1.8 133,800 136,200 2,400

Fort Wayne, IN

No 1.8 226,900 231,000 4,100

Gadsden, AL

No 1.8 33,900 34,500 600

Gainesville, GA

No 1.8 98,200 100,000 1,800

Grand Junction, CO

No 1.8 66,400 67,600 1,200

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

No 1.8 570,400 580,800 10,400

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

No 1.8 50,400 51,300 900

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

No 1.8 174,900 178,000 3,100

St. Cloud, MN

No 1.8 106,900 108,800 1,900

State College, PA

No 1.8 76,800 78,200 1,400

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

No 1.8 51,100 52,000 900

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

No 1.8 89,100 90,700 1,600

Wichita, KS

No 1.8 298,000 303,400 5,400

Williamsport, PA

No 1.8 50,200 51,100 900

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

No 1.7 1,403,300 1,426,600 23,300

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

No 1.7 82,400 83,800 1,400

Chattanooga, TN-GA

No 1.7 269,700 274,300 4,600

Columbia, SC

No 1.7 400,800 407,500 6,700

Decatur, IL

No 1.7 48,400 49,200 800

Elmira, NY

No 1.7 35,000 35,600 600

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

No 1.7 174,400 177,300 2,900

New Bedford, MA

No 1.7 64,600 65,700 1,100

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

No 1.7 257,300 261,800 4,500

Utica-Rome, NY

No 1.7 121,400 123,500 2,100

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

No 1.6 94,000 95,500 1,500

Columbus, GA-AL

No 1.6 121,500 123,400 1,900

El Centro, CA

No 1.6 55,700 56,600 900

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

No 1.6 104,700 106,400 1,700

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

No 1.6 95,200 96,700 1,500

Pocatello, ID

No 1.6 38,700 39,300 600

Winchester, VA-WV

No 1.6 68,700 69,800 1,100

Worcester, MA-CT

No 1.6 285,900 290,500 4,600

Abilene, TX

No 1.5 73,400 74,500 1,100

California-Lexington Park, MD

No 1.5 48,000 48,700 700

Cheyenne, WY

No 1.5 47,800 48,500 700

Columbus, OH

No 1.5 1,116,800 1,134,000 17,200

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

No 1.5 53,700 54,500 800

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

No 1.5 837,400 849,600 12,200

Saginaw, MI

No 1.5 81,700 82,900 1,200

Salem, OR

No 1.5 174,600 177,300 2,700

Santa Fe, NM

No 1.5 61,300 62,200 900

St. Louis, MO-IL

No 1.5 1,380,300 1,401,100 20,800

Waterbury, CT

No 1.5 66,100 67,100 1,000

Bloomington, IN

No 1.4 80,800 81,900 1,100

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

No 1.4 1,117,300 1,133,000 15,700

Jackson, TN

No 1.4 70,300 71,300 1,000

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

No 1.4 147,100 149,200 2,100

Lewiston, ID-WA

No 1.4 29,000 29,400 400

Macon-Bibb County, GA

No 1.4 104,200 105,700 1,500

Roanoke, VA

No 1.4 160,700 162,900 2,200

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

No 1.4 87,300 88,500 1,200

Battle Creek, MI

No 1.3 54,300 55,000 700

Carson City, NV

No 1.3 31,300 31,700 400

Eau Claire, WI

No 1.3 85,600 86,700 1,100

Harrisonburg, VA

No 1.3 70,100 71,000 900

Ithaca, NY

No 1.3 61,300 62,100 800

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

No 1.3 77,400 78,400 1,000

Manhattan, KS

No 1.3 39,800 40,300 500

New Bern, NC

No 1.3 45,500 46,100 600

Richmond, VA

No 1.3 675,200 684,100 8,900

Salt Lake City, UT

No 1.3 786,500 797,100 10,600

Sheboygan, WI

No 1.3 61,300 62,100 800

Springfield, OH

No 1.3 47,900 48,500 600

Ann Arbor, MI

No 1.2 224,500 227,300 2,800

Bay City, MI

No 1.2 34,500 34,900 400

Billings, MT

No 1.2 89,300 90,400 1,100

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

No 1.2 1,100,300 1,113,900 13,600

Columbus, IN

No 1.2 50,500 51,100 600

Enid, OK

No 1.2 24,300 24,600 300

Janesville-Beloit, WI

No 1.2 68,400 69,200 800

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

No 1.2 119,900 121,300 1,400

Rochester, NY

No 1.2 518,800 525,200 6,400

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

No 1.2 34,500 34,900 400

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

No 1.2 40,300 40,800 500

Baton Rouge, LA

No 1.1 404,100 408,700 4,600

Canton-Massillon, OH

No 1.1 167,300 169,100 1,800

Cleveland, TN

No 1.1 47,400 47,900 500

Danville, IL

No 1.1 26,100 26,400 300

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

No 1.1 158,800 160,500 1,700

Missoula, MT

No 1.1 64,800 65,500 700

Springfield, MO

No 1.1 223,100 225,600 2,500

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

No 1.0 42,000 42,400 400

Champaign-Urbana, IL

No 1.0 118,200 119,400 1,200

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

No 1.0 81,200 82,000 800

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

No 1.0 376,400 380,100 3,700

Duluth, MN-WI

No 1.0 130,900 132,200 1,300

Flint, MI

No 1.0 134,100 135,500 1,400

Fond du Lac, WI

No 1.0 47,700 48,200 500

Goldsboro, NC

No 1.0 41,400 41,800 400

Muskegon, MI

No 1.0 62,700 63,300 600

Warner Robins, GA

No 1.0 78,900 79,700 800

Wausau, WI

No 1.0 72,100 72,800 700

Ames, IA

No 0.9 54,200 54,700 500

Carbondale-Marion, IL

No 0.9 58,000 58,500 500

Cedar Rapids, IA

No 0.9 140,200 141,500 1,300

Columbia, MO

No 0.9 102,800 103,700 900

Florence, SC

No 0.9 91,200 92,000 800

Homosassa Springs, FL

No 0.9 33,700 34,000 300

Jefferson City, MO

No 0.9 77,500 78,200 700

Mobile, AL

No 0.9 187,100 188,700 1,600

Salisbury, MD-DE

No 0.9 159,300 160,800 1,500

Modesto, CA

No 0.8 181,600 183,100 1,500

Bismarck, ND

No 0.7 73,200 73,700 500

East Stroudsburg, PA

No 0.7 57,200 57,600 400

Wheeling, WV-OH

No 0.7 61,100 61,500 400

Akron, OH

No 0.6 322,900 324,900 2,000

Albuquerque, NM

No 0.6 399,700 402,200 2,500

Dover, DE

No 0.6 70,200 70,600 400

Grand Forks, ND-MN

No 0.6 52,900 53,200 300

Owensboro, KY

No 0.6 52,400 52,700 300

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

No 0.6 204,800 206,000 1,200

Greenville, NC

No 0.5 82,100 82,500 400

Hinesville, GA

No 0.5 21,600 21,700 100

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

No 0.5 60,200 60,500 300

St. Joseph, MO-KS

No 0.5 61,100 61,400 300

Glens Falls, NY

No 0.4 51,300 51,500 200

Lawrence, KS

No 0.4 51,700 51,900 200

Portsmouth, NH-ME

No 0.4 93,300 93,700 400

Valdosta, GA

No 0.4 56,500 56,700 200

Albany, GA

No 0.3 62,600 62,800 200

Casper, WY

No 0.3 37,800 37,900 100

Dubuque, IA

No 0.3 59,800 60,000 200

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

No 0.3 131,400 131,800 400

Kokomo, IN

No 0.3 36,500 36,600 100

Hammond, LA

No 0.2 46,900 47,000 100

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

No 0.1 146,000 146,200 200

Fargo, ND-MN

No 0.1 146,800 147,000 200

Terre Haute, IN

No 0.1 66,900 67,000 100

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

No 0.0 45,200 45,200 0

Dalton, GA

No 0.0 67,100 67,100 0

Grand Island, NE

No 0.0 41,600 41,600 0

Great Falls, MT

No 0.0 36,300 36,300 0

Midland, MI

No 0.0 36,200 36,200 0

Monroe, LA

No 0.0 76,500 76,500 0

Sumter, SC

No 0.0 38,400 38,400 0

Barnstable Town, MA

No -0.2 99,200 99,000 -200

Charleston, WV

No -0.2 104,800 104,600 -200

Lima, OH

No -0.2 51,400 51,300 -100

Jackson, MS

No -0.3 273,100 272,400 -700

Monroe, MI

No -0.3 39,300 39,200 -100

Racine, WI

No -0.3 75,400 75,200 -200

Sebring, FL

No -0.4 25,600 25,500 -100

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

No -0.5 40,900 40,700 -200

Hattiesburg, MS

No -0.6 66,900 66,500 -400

Yuba City, CA

No -0.6 49,400 49,100 -300

Jackson, MI

No -0.7 57,500 57,100 -400

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

No -0.8 106,200 105,300 -900

Pittsfield, MA

No -1.0 38,400 38,000 -400

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

No -1.0 39,800 39,400 -400

Farmington, NM

No -1.1 44,300 43,800 -500

Cumberland, MD-WV

No -1.3 37,300 36,800 -500

Rocky Mount, NC

No -2.5 56,300 54,900 -1,400

In terms of the number of employed people, the largest over-the-year increases occurred in New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+344,400, or 3.6 percent), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+234,700), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (+215,700, or 3.5 percent). Also recording employment increases of 100,000 or more were Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas; Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin; Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia; Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida; and Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Massachusetts-New Hampshire.

Over the year ending December 2022, nonfarm employment increased in 40 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of at least 1 million, while employment was essentially unchanged in 11 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida (+5.7 percent); and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (+5.6 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 — December 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, Employment up 5.9 percent in Charleston and Dallas metro areas, December 2021 to December 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/employment-up-5-9-percent-in-charleston-and-dallas-metro-areas-december-2021-to-december-2022.htm (visited May 21, 2024).

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