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Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 96 metropolitan areas in the year ended October 2021

December 09, 2021

In October 2021, 96 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment and 293 were essentially unchanged. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii (+17.2 percent), Urban Honolulu, Hawaii (+10.5 percent), and Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, Alabama (+10.3 percent).

Over-the-year change in metropolitan area employment, October 2020 to October 2021
Metropolitan area Employment change Percent change

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

326,400 5.8%

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

302,600 3.4

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

176,300 4.8

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

143,400 5.6

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

136,900 3.1

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

135,600 4.6

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

134,800 5.0

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

127,300 5.0

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

124,600 3.9

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

120,600 5.6

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

110,200 5.6

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

105,700 4.7

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

88,800 3.2

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

82,900 7.0

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

79,400 4.2

Austin-Round Rock, TX

77,300 7.0

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

76,800 8.5

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

75,600 5.2

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

75,500 5.6

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

61,600 4.5

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

60,000 5.2

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

59,300 3.9

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

53,700 2.8

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

51,900 4.9

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

49,100 4.7

Kansas City, MO-KS

46,100 4.4

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

43,100 4.3

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

40,700 3.0

Urban Honolulu, HI

40,400 10.5

Salt Lake City, UT

38,300 5.1

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

36,100 3.4

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

35,300 2.9

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

31,700 3.2

Raleigh, NC

30,700 4.9

Jacksonville, FL

29,900 4.2

Pittsburgh, PA

26,100 2.3

Rochester, NY

25,300 5.1

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

23,800 4.5

Columbus, OH

23,200 2.1

St. Louis, MO-IL

21,400 1.6

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

21,400 3.4

Oklahoma City, OK

19,800 3.2

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

19,700 1.9

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

19,200 1.9

San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR

19,100 3.1

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

19,000 3.6

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

19,000 3.4

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

18,300 7.5

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

17,200 2.7

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

16,700 5.6

Springfield, MA-CT

16,500 5.4

Provo-Orem, UT

16,100 5.8

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

15,800 4.4

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

15,600 5.8

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

15,200 4.8

Colorado Springs, CO

14,800 5.1

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

14,000 3.4

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

13,800 3.7

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

13,800 3.9

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

13,600 5.2

Tucson, AZ

13,500 3.6

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

13,500 2.8

Worcester, MA-CT

13,400 5.1

Albuquerque, NM

13,400 3.6

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

13,100 2.5

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

12,400 3.4

Savannah, GA

12,100 6.6

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

11,700 4.0

Knoxville, TN

11,700 2.9

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

11,100 4.1

Reno, NV

11,100 4.6

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

11,000 1.3

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

10,700 1.9

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

10,700 4.0

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

10,300 4.6

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

10,300 4.7

Trenton, NJ

10,300 3.8

Bakersfield, CA

10,200 4.0

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

9,900 2.2

Akron, OH

9,800 3.1

Santa Rosa, CA

9,600 5.1

Columbia, SC

9,500 2.4

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

9,400 17.2

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

9,400 1.8

Winston-Salem, NC

9,000 3.5

El Paso, TX

8,900 2.8

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

8,800 6.0

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

8,600 6.4

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

8,600 2.6

Fresno, CA

8,400 2.4

Greensboro-High Point, NC

8,400 2.4

Huntsville, AL

8,300 3.4

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

8,200 3.4

Port St. Lucie, FL

8,200 5.4

Lake Charles, LA

8,100 9.3

Baton Rouge, LA

8,000 2.1

Salinas, CA

7,900 6.0

Boulder, CO

7,900 4.2

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

7,800 10.3

Tyler, TX

7,800 7.4

New Haven, CT

7,700 2.7

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

7,500 4.1

Chattanooga, TN-GA

7,500 2.9

Boise City, ID

7,400 2.1

Madison, WI

7,400 1.9

Tulsa, OK

7,300 1.7

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

7,300 4.8

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

7,200 6.1

Wilmington, NC

7,200 5.6

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

7,100 2.0

Corpus Christi, TX

6,800 3.8

Midland, TX

6,600 7.1

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

6,500 4.0

Lincoln, NE

6,300 3.4

Stockton-Lodi, CA

6,200 2.5

Fargo, ND-MN

6,200 4.4

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

6,100 5.2

Eugene, OR

6,000 4.0

York-Hanover, PA

6,000 3.4

Salem, OR

5,900 3.5

Bellingham, WA

5,900 6.6

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

5,800 3.2

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

5,700 2.8

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

5,700 3.2

Portland-South Portland, ME

5,700 2.8

Springfield, MO

5,700 2.6

Spartanburg, SC

5,600 3.5

Killeen-Temple, TX

5,500 3.9

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

5,400 4.0

Barnstable Town, MA

5,300 5.4

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

5,200 5.1

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

5,100 3.4

Lubbock, TX

5,100 3.5

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

5,000 6.6

Kennewick-Richland, WA

5,000 4.4

Jackson, MS

4,900 1.8

Green Bay, WI

4,900 2.8

Lafayette, LA

4,800 2.5

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

4,800 3.1

Asheville, NC

4,800 2.6

St. George, UT

4,800 6.5

Prescott, AZ

4,700 7.3

Modesto, CA

4,700 2.7

Waco, TX

4,700 3.8

Yuma, AZ

4,600 8.3

Greeley, CO

4,600 4.4

Ann Arbor, MI

4,600 2.2

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

4,600 3.2

Dayton, OH

4,500 1.2

Napa, CA

4,400 6.7

Portsmouth, NH-ME

4,400 4.9

Flagstaff, AZ

4,300 6.7

Salisbury, MD-DE

4,300 2.7

Chico, CA

4,200 5.8

Greenville, NC

4,200 5.3

Abilene, TX

4,200 6.0

Logan, UT-ID

4,200 6.3

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

4,100 1.7

Sioux Falls, SD

4,100 2.6

Yakima, WA

4,100 4.9

Visalia-Porterville, CA

4,000 3.2

Gainesville, FL

4,000 2.8

Macon-Bibb County, GA

3,900 4.0

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

3,900 2.3

Lancaster, PA

3,900 1.6

Amarillo, TX

3,700 3.1

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

3,700 2.7

Longview, TX

3,700 4.0

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

3,500 3.0

Tallahassee, FL

3,500 1.9

Warner Robins, GA

3,500 4.6

New Bedford, MA

3,500 5.7

Duluth, MN-WI

3,500 2.7

Rochester, MN

3,500 2.9

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

3,400 4.2

Laredo, TX

3,400 3.4

El Centro, CA

3,100 6.3

Medford, OR

3,100 3.6

Jonesboro, AR

3,000 5.1

Merced, CA

3,000 4.4

Gainesville, GA

3,000 3.2

Champaign-Urbana, IL

3,000 2.6

Fort Collins, CO

2,900 1.7

Wichita, KS

2,900 1.0

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

2,900 0.4

Roanoke, VA

2,800 1.8

Fort Smith, AR-OK

2,700 2.5

Utica-Rome, NY

2,700 2.3

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

2,700 5.6

Panama City, FL

2,600 3.3

Harrisonburg, VA

2,600 3.9

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

2,600 2.8

Mobile, AL

2,500 1.4

Carbondale-Marion, IL

2,500 4.4

Leominster-Gardner, MA

2,400 5.0

Albany, OR

2,400 5.4

Clarksville, TN-KY

2,400 2.6

Odessa, TX

2,400 3.5

Winchester, VA-WV

2,400 3.6

Eau Claire, WI

2,400 2.8

Janesville-Beloit, WI

2,400 3.6

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

2,300 1.7

Las Cruces, NM

2,300 3.2

Burlington, NC

2,300 3.7

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

2,300 2.0

Sheboygan, WI

2,300 3.8

Tuscaloosa, AL

2,200 2.1

Anchorage, AK

2,200 1.3

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

2,200 4.2

Springfield, IL

2,200 2.2

Columbia, MO

2,200 2.2

Canton-Massillon, OH

2,200 1.3

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

2,200 5.3

Appleton, WI

2,200 1.8

Aguadilla-Isabela, PR

2,200 4.4

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

2,100 1.9

Ocala, FL

2,100 2.0

Pocatello, ID

2,100 5.5

Lawrence, KS

2,100 4.2

Jefferson City, MO

2,100 2.7

State College, PA

2,100 2.9

San German, PR

2,100 10.8

Redding, CA

2,000 3.0

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

2,000 2.2

Danbury, CT

2,000 2.8

St. Cloud, MN

2,000 1.9

Binghamton, NY

2,000 2.1

East Stroudsburg, PA

2,000 3.7

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

1,900 4.9

Punta Gorda, FL

1,900 3.9

Athens-Clarke County, GA

1,900 2.0

Columbus, GA-AL

1,900 1.6

Coeur d'Alene, ID

1,900 2.7

Idaho Falls, ID

1,900 2.6

Bloomington, IN

1,900 2.5

Fort Wayne, IN

1,900 0.9

Manchester, NH

1,900 1.8

Corvallis, OR

1,900 4.8

Gettysburg, PA

1,900 5.7

Sherman-Denison, TX

1,900 4.0

Longview, WA

1,900 4.8

Fond du Lac, WI

1,900 4.1

Montgomery, AL

1,800 1.1

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

1,800 3.4

Peoria, IL

1,800 1.1

Columbus, IN

1,800 3.6

Syracuse, NY

1,800 0.6

Fayetteville, NC

1,800 1.4

Toledo, OH

1,800 0.6

Erie, PA

1,800 1.5

Wenatchee, WA

1,800 4.1

Morgantown, WV

1,800 2.6

Wausau, WI

1,800 2.6

Yuba City, CA

1,700 3.7

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

1,700 0.7

Valdosta, GA

1,700 3.0

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

1,700 1.7

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

1,700 3.0

Walla Walla, WA

1,700 6.0

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

1,700 2.3

Ponce, PR

1,700 2.6

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

1,600 1.4

Brunswick, GA

1,600 3.8

Dubuque, IA

1,600 2.8

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

1,600 2.0

Pittsfield, MA

1,600 4.4

Jackson, MI

1,600 2.9

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

1,600 0.8

Bend-Redmond, OR

1,600 1.9

Cleveland, TN

1,600 3.3

Wichita Falls, TX

1,600 2.8

Dothan, AL

1,500 2.6

Homosassa Springs, FL

1,500 4.7

Joplin, MO

1,500 1.9

Glens Falls, NY

1,500 2.9

Bismarck, ND

1,500 2.1

Jackson, TN

1,500 2.2

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

1,500 1.7

Arecibo, PR

1,500 4.4

Waterbury, CT

1,400 2.2

Decatur, IL

1,400 3.0

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

1,400 2.7

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

1,400 3.6

Springfield, OH

1,400 3.0

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

1,400 1.2

College Station-Bryan, TX

1,400 1.2

Charleston, WV

1,400 1.4

Ames, IA

1,300 2.5

California-Lexington Park, MD

1,300 2.7

Cumberland, MD-WV

1,300 3.5

Kingston, NY

1,300 2.3

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

1,300 2.2

Dalton, GA

1,200 1.9

Rome, GA

1,200 3.0

Kankakee, IL

1,200 2.8

Carson City, NV

1,200 4.0

Farmington, NM

1,200 2.8

Ithaca, NY

1,200 2.1

Rocky Mount, NC

1,200 2.3

Florence, SC

1,200 1.3

Charlottesville, VA

1,200 1.1

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

1,200 2.4

Auburn-Opelika, AL

1,100 1.7

Dover, DE

1,100 1.6

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

1,100 2.8

Monroe, MI

1,100 2.9

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

1,100 1.9

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

1,100 2.0

Williamsport, PA

1,100 2.2

Morristown, TN

1,100 2.4

Richmond, VA

1,100 0.2

Wheeling, WV-OH

1,100 1.8

Sebring, FL

1,000 4.0

Bangor, ME

1,000 1.5

Billings, MT

1,000 1.2

Lima, OH

1,000 2.0

Reading, PA

1,000 0.6

Casper, WY

1,000 2.7

Lewiston, ID-WA

900 3.2

Santa Fe, NM

900 1.6

Elmira, NY

900 2.6

Lynchburg, VA

900 0.9

Racine, WI

900 1.2

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

800 1.8

Pueblo, CO

800 1.3

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

800 0.9

Bowling Green, KY

800 1.1

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

800 1.5

Monroe, LA

800 1.1

Midland, MI

800 2.2

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

800 1.8

St. Joseph, MO-KS

800 1.3

Rapid City, SD

800 1.2

Texarkana, TX-AR

800 1.4

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

700 2.0

Grand Junction, CO

700 1.1

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

700 1.4

Saginaw, MI

700 0.9

Grand Island, NE

700 1.7

Enid, OK

700 2.9

Lawton, OK

700 1.6

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

700 0.5

Decatur, AL

600 1.1

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

600 1.1

Hinesville, GA

600 2.9

Kokomo, IN

600 1.6

Cedar Rapids, IA

600 0.4

Hattiesburg, MS

600 0.9

Grand Forks, ND-MN

600 1.1

Mansfield, OH

600 1.2

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

600 1.6

San Angelo, TX

600 1.3

Cheyenne, WY

600 1.3

Fairbanks, AK

500 1.4

Madera, CA

500 1.3

Iowa City, IA

500 0.5

Missoula, MT

500 0.8

Guayama, PR

500 3.5

Hot Springs, AR

400 1.1

Danville, IL

400 1.5

Goldsboro, NC

400 1.0

Grants Pass, OR

400 1.5

Lebanon, PA

400 0.8

Johnson City, TN

400 0.5

Mayaguez, PR

400 1.3

Albany, GA

300 0.5

Twin Falls, ID

300 0.6

Terre Haute, IN

300 0.5

Jacksonville, NC

300 0.6

Victoria, TX

300 0.8

Beckley, WV

300 0.7

Pine Bluff, AR

200 0.6

Rockford, IL

200 0.1

Battle Creek, MI

200 0.4

Bay City, MI

200 0.6

Muskegon, MI

200 0.3

New Bern, NC

200 0.5

Bloomington, IL

100 0.1

Manhattan, KS

100 0.3

Hammond, LA

100 0.2

Ocean City, NJ

100 0.2

The Villages, FL

0 0.0

Owensboro, KY

0 0.0

Sumter, SC

-100 -0.3

Gadsden, AL

-200 -0.6

Muncie, IN

-200 -0.4

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

-200 -0.2

Topeka, KS

-200 -0.2

Alexandria, LA

-200 -0.3

Flint, MI

-200 -0.2

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-400 -1.1

Altoona, PA

-600 -1.0

Great Falls, MT

-800 -2.3

Lexington-Fayette, KY

-900 -0.3

Johnstown, PA

-1,000 -2.0

Evansville, IN-KY

-1,600 -1.1

Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 47 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, while employment was essentially unchanged in 4 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (+8.5 percent), and Austin-Round Rock, Texas, and Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+7.0 percent each).

The largest over-the-year employment increases occurred in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (+326,400), New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania (+302,600), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+176,300).

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 — October 2021." 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, Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 96 metropolitan areas in the year ended October 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-in-96-metropolitan-areas-in-the-year-ended-october-2021.htm (visited November 28, 2022).