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A data chart image of 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 (+5.9 percent each), followed by Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (+5.8 percent). Five other metropolitan areas also had over-the-year employment increases of at least 5.0 percent.

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February 08, 2023
A data chart image of Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 517,000 in January 2023

Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 517,000 in January 2023. Job growth was widespread in January, led by gains in leisure and hospitality (+128,000), professional and business services (+82,000), and health care (+58,000). Employment also increased in government, partially reflecting the return of university workers from a strike.

February 07, 2023
A data chart image of Number of unemployed at 5.7 million in January 2023

The total number of unemployed people was essentially unchanged at 5.7 million in January 2023. In January, the number of unemployed people on temporary layoff was at 734,000, the lowest since January 2020.

February 06, 2023
A data chart image of Nonfarm business productivity down 1.5 percent from fourth quarter 2021 to fourth quarter 2022

From the fourth quarter of 2021 to the fourth quarter of 2022, nonfarm business labor productivity decreased 1.5 percent, reflecting a 0.8-percent increase in output and a 2.3-percent increase in hours worked. This follows over-the-year decreases in labor productivity of 2.1 percent in the second quarter of 2022 and 1.1 percent in the third quarter of 2022.

February 03, 2023
A data chart image of Job openings increased to 11.0 million in December 2022

The number of job openings increased to 11.0 million in December 2022, up from 10.4 million in November 2022. July 2022 was the last month in which this figure exceeded 11.0 million, when there were 11.2 million job openings.

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