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Employment increased in 30 large metro areas from November 2022 to November 2023

January 08, 2024

Employment increased in 30 large metropolitan areas (those with a population of at least 1 million in the 2010 Census) from November 2022 to November 2023 and was essentially unchanged in 21 large metropolitan areas. The largest percentage increases occurred in Jacksonville, Florida; Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada; and Raleigh, North Carolina (3.8 percent each).

Percent change in nonfarm employment in large metropolitan areas, November 2022 to November 2023
Metropolitan area Percent change November 2022 employment November 2023 employment Net change Statistically significant?

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2.5 3,046,700 3,123,200 76,500 Yes

Austin-Round Rock, TX

2.8 1,311,500 1,348,300 36,800 Yes

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.8 1,406,600 1,431,500 24,900 No

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

3.0 559,400 576,000 16,600 Yes

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

2.4 2,826,300 2,894,900 68,600 Yes

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

0.9 552,300 557,400 5,100 No

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

2.5 1,335,100 1,367,900 32,800 Yes

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

0.9 4,789,000 4,832,300 43,300 No

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1.8 1,154,100 1,175,200 21,100 Yes

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

1.8 1,055,100 1,073,700 18,600 No

Columbus, OH

0.5 1,152,800 1,159,100 6,300 No

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.3 4,219,000 4,358,700 139,700 Yes

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

-0.4 1,602,500 1,595,400 (7,100) No

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

-0.4 2,024,700 2,017,400 (7,300) No

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

0.7 581,900 585,800 3,900 No

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

2.3 3,326,600 3,404,400 77,800 Yes

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

2.4 1,164,800 1,193,300 28,500 Yes

Jacksonville, FL

3.8 791,200 821,400 30,200 Yes

Kansas City, MO-KS

0.8 1,135,900 1,144,500 8,600 No

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

3.8 1,118,200 1,161,100 42,900 Yes

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

1.7 6,348,000 6,455,000 107,000 Yes

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

0.9 693,800 700,100 6,300 No

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

-0.6 672,800 668,600 (4,200) No

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

3.0 2,870,800 2,957,000 86,200 Yes

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

0.4 857,200 860,600 3,400 No

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1.5 1,977,200 2,007,300 30,100 Yes

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

2.1 1,155,800 1,180,200 24,400 Yes

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

2.4 563,800 577,500 13,700 Yes

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

1.2 10,063,200 10,185,400 122,200 Yes

Oklahoma City, OK

1.4 685,400 694,700 9,300 No

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

1.9 1,435,900 1,462,900 27,000 Yes

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

2.7 3,078,600 3,162,500 83,900 Yes

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

1.9 2,371,400 2,415,300 43,900 Yes

Pittsburgh, PA

1.4 1,167,600 1,184,300 16,700 No

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

1.2 1,250,900 1,265,800 14,900 No

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

0.4 601,800 604,200 2,400 No

Raleigh, NC

3.8 718,100 745,300 27,200 Yes

Richmond, VA

2.7 706,600 725,700 19,100 Yes

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

1.8 1,689,000 1,719,000 30,000 Yes

Rochester, NY

0.3 528,700 530,300 1,600 No

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

2.2 1,083,300 1,106,600 23,300 Yes

Salt Lake City, UT

2.0 818,500 834,800 16,300 Yes

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

2.6 1,154,500 1,184,300 29,800 Yes

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1.4 1,569,700 1,591,600 21,900 No

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

1.1 2,513,800 2,541,100 27,300 No

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

1.0 1,187,200 1,199,000 11,800 No

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

2.0 2,138,200 2,181,500 43,300 Yes

St. Louis, MO-IL

1.7 1,431,700 1,455,700 24,000 Yes

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

1.9 1,520,800 1,550,300 29,500 Yes

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

0.6 797,400 802,200 4,800 No

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

1.4 3,363,800 3,412,200 48,400 Yes

Note: Data are not seasonally adjusted

The large metropolitan areas that had the largest net employment increases from November 2022 to November 2023 were Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (139,700), New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (122,200), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (107,000).

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 — November 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 30 large metro areas from November 2022 to November 2023 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2024/employment-increased-in-30-large-metro-areas-from-november-2022-to-november-2023.htm (visited April 24, 2024).

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