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Employment increased over the year in 147 metropolitan areas in March 2022

May 19, 2022

In March, nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 147 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 242 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (+12.3 percent), Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (+12.1 percent), and Flagstaff, Arizona (+10.2 percent).

Percent change in metropolitan area employment, March 2021 to March 2022
Metropolitan area Percent change Total change

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

1.5% 700

Auburn-Opelika, AL

2.7 1,800

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

2.3 12,200

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

3.4 2,700

Decatur, AL

0.4 200

Dothan, AL

1.7 1,000

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

1.8 1,000

Gadsden, AL

0.3 100

Huntsville, AL

2.2 5,500

Mobile, AL

1.9 3,400

Montgomery, AL

1.1 1,900

Tuscaloosa, AL

1.9 2,000

Anchorage, AK

2.7 4,500

Fairbanks, AK

1.4 500

Flagstaff, AZ

10.2 6,200

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

3.2 1,700

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

3.7 81,900

Prescott, AZ

3.7 2,400

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

1.5 500

Tucson, AZ

3.5 13,200

Yuma, AZ

2.8 1,600

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

6.0 16,000

Fort Smith, AR-OK

2.4 2,600

Hot Springs, AR

1.3 500

Jonesboro, AR

2.3 1,400

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

2.7 9,500

Pine Bluff, AR

0.6 200

Bakersfield, CA

5.5 14,400

Chico, CA

3.0 2,200

El Centro, CA

7.3 3,800

Fresno, CA

6.7 23,400

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

5.4 2,100

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

6.8 390,800

Madera, CA

7.2 2,800

Merced, CA

6.7 4,500

Modesto, CA

4.3 7,500

Napa, CA

7.4 4,800

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

3.9 11,300

Redding, CA

4.0 2,600

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

6.4 98,200

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

5.4 53,000

Salinas, CA

7.1 9,200

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

7.4 103,600

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

6.8 153,400

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

5.9 63,100

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

5.2 5,800

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

5.9 5,600

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

6.5 11,800

Santa Rosa, CA

5.9 11,100

Stockton-Lodi, CA

4.7 11,700

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

4.7 6,100

Visalia-Porterville, CA

6.3 7,900

Yuba City, CA

7.2 3,300

Boulder, CO

6.5 12,300

Colorado Springs, CO

4.1 12,000

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

5.2 77,300

Fort Collins, CO

5.1 8,600

Grand Junction, CO

4.7 3,000

Greeley, CO

4.1 4,200

Pueblo, CO

4.7 2,900

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

3.8 14,100

Danbury, CT

3.1 2,200

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

2.3 12,800

New Haven, CT

4.0 11,200

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

2.6 3,000

Waterbury, CT

3.3 2,100

Dover, DE

2.3 1,600

Salisbury, MD-DE

2.9 4,500

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

3.6 114,100

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

4.9 13,900

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

2.6 3,200

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

3.3 6,800

Gainesville, FL

2.9 4,200

Homosassa Springs, FL

1.8 600

Jacksonville, FL

5.5 40,000

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

4.7 11,800

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

5.6 147,100

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

4.3 6,700

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

6.8 21,400

Ocala, FL

2.2 2,400

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

8.6 106,300

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

3.3 7,700

Panama City, FL

2.9 2,400

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

4.2 7,800

Port St. Lucie, FL

3.2 5,000

Punta Gorda, FL

3.9 2,000

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

3.9 2,100

Sebring, FL

-0.8 -200

Tallahassee, FL

3.7 6,700

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

5.0 69,400

The Villages, FL

4.0 1,400

Albany, GA

2.0 1,200

Athens-Clarke County, GA

6.2 5,900

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

6.4 177,300

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

1.3 3,200

Brunswick, GA

3.0 1,300

Columbus, GA-AL

2.3 2,700

Dalton, GA

3.1 2,000

Gainesville, GA

3.0 2,800

Hinesville, GA

1.4 300

Macon-Bibb County, GA

4.1 4,100

Rome, GA

1.5 600

Savannah, GA

6.7 12,500

Valdosta, GA

1.3 700

Warner Robins, GA

2.1 1,600

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

9.9 6,500

Urban Honolulu, HI

5.5 22,700

Boise City, ID

3.1 11,300

Coeur d'Alene, ID

4.7 3,200

Idaho Falls, ID

4.4 3,200

Lewiston, ID-WA

1.8 500

Pocatello, ID

4.1 1,500

Twin Falls, ID

3.3 1,600

Bloomington, IL

6.6 5,800

Carbondale-Marion, IL

3.2 1,800

Champaign-Urbana, IL

2.5 2,800

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

4.8 211,000

Danville, IL

1.2 300

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

2.7 4,800

Decatur, IL

2.6 1,200

Kankakee, IL

-0.5 -200

Peoria, IL

2.4 3,800

Rockford, IL

3.1 4,300

Springfield, IL

4.0 4,100

Bloomington, IN

7.0 5,300

Columbus, IN

1.8 900

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

6.8 9,500

Evansville, IN-KY

2.7 4,100

Fort Wayne, IN

4.1 8,900

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

4.5 47,500

Kokomo, IN

-3.8 -1,400

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

5.6 5,500

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

3.6 1,400

Muncie, IN

1.7 800

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

2.4 3,200

Terre Haute, IN

3.3 2,100

Ames, IA

3.6 1,900

Cedar Rapids, IA

0.3 400

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

2.9 10,400

Dubuque, IA

1.0 600

Iowa City, IA

3.9 3,700

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

1.6 1,400

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

2.1 1,800

Lawrence, KS

6.3 3,100

Manhattan, KS

2.5 1,000

Topeka, KS

0.3 300

Wichita, KS

2.8 8,200

Bowling Green, KY

2.8 2,100

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

0.4 200

Lexington-Fayette, KY

3.4 9,000

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

1.9 12,300

Owensboro, KY

2.3 1,200

Alexandria, LA

2.6 1,600

Baton Rouge, LA

2.6 10,000

Hammond, LA

0.2 100

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-2.3 -1,900

Lafayette, LA

2.5 4,900

Lake Charles, LA

8.1 7,600

Monroe, LA

0.7 500

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

2.7 14,700

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

3.2 5,400

Bangor, ME

4.5 2,900

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

1.4 700

Portland-South Portland, ME

1.9 3,900

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

4.4 58,300

California-Lexington Park, MD

0.6 300

Cumberland, MD-WV

2.2 800

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

1.9 1,900

Barnstable Town, MA

5.7 5,200

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

5.3 137,600

Leominster-Gardner, MA

4.1 2,000

New Bedford, MA

3.4 2,100

Pittsfield, MA

3.6 1,300

Springfield, MA-CT

6.0 18,700

Worcester, MA-CT

4.2 11,400

Ann Arbor, MI

6.4 13,700

Battle Creek, MI

2.1 1,100

Bay City, MI

5.8 1,900

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

4.7 88,400

Flint, MI

2.2 2,800

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

3.3 17,700

Jackson, MI

3.1 1,700

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

3.8 5,400

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

2.8 6,200

Midland, MI

2.0 700

Monroe, MI

3.7 1,400

Muskegon, MI

5.9 3,500

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

4.9 2,800

Saginaw, MI

2.7 2,100

Duluth, MN-WI

3.2 4,100

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

2.4 1,300

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

2.8 52,100

Rochester, MN

3.4 4,100

St. Cloud, MN

2.6 2,700

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

3.0 4,600

Hattiesburg, MS

2.5 1,600

Jackson, MS

-0.1 -200

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

0.7 300

Columbia, MO

1.9 1,900

Jefferson City, MO

0.0 0

Joplin, MO

1.9 1,500

Kansas City, MO-KS

1.7 18,400

St. Joseph, MO-KS

1.8 1,100

St. Louis, MO-IL

2.1 28,500

Springfield, MO

2.3 5,000

Billings, MT

3.5 3,000

Great Falls, MT

1.4 500

Missoula, MT

3.6 2,200

Grand Island, NE

0.2 100

Lincoln, NE

1.9 3,600

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

2.1 10,100

Carson City, NV

3.7 1,100

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

12.1 112,700

Reno, NV

4.6 11,200

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

2.1 1,100

Manchester, NH

2.0 2,200

Portsmouth, NH-ME

3.8 3,300

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

12.3 14,200

Ocean City, NJ

5.7 1,900

Trenton, NJ

4.6 12,400

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

2.1 1,200

Albuquerque, NM

5.4 20,300

Farmington, NM

6.4 2,700

Las Cruces, NM

6.3 4,500

Santa Fe, NM

8.2 4,700

Albany-Schedy-Troy, NY

3.0 13,200

Binghamton, NY

3.5 3,300

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

3.6 18,600

Elmira, NY

2.1 700

Glens Falls, NY

5.0 2,400

Ithaca, NY

-1.5 -900

Kingston, NY

6.5 3,600

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

5.5 496,300

Rochester, NY

3.8 18,800

Syracuse, NY

2.2 6,500

Utica-Rome, NY

2.5 3,000

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

3.1 1,200

Asheville, NC

4.9 9,300

Burlington, NC

2.2 1,400

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

4.1 50,000

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

3.8 12,600

Fayetteville, NC

3.5 4,500

Goldsboro, NC

1.2 500

Greensboro-High Point, NC

2.7 9,600

Greenville, NC

2.5 2,000

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

3.2 4,800

Jacksonville, NC

3.0 1,500

New Bern, NC

2.0 900

Raleigh, NC

5.7 36,900

Rocky Mount, NC

0.2 100

Wilmington, NC

4.2 5,500

Winston-Salem, NC

2.5 6,700

Bismarck, ND

1.8 1,300

Fargo, ND-MN

1.3 1,900

Grand Forks, ND-MN

2.9 1,500

Akron, OH

0.2 500

Canton-Massillon, OH

1.3 2,200

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1.6 16,900

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

3.2 32,200

Columbus, OH

2.7 29,400

Dayton, OH

2.6 9,800

Lima, OH

-0.8 -400

Mansfield, OH

1.0 500

Springfield, OH

0.6 300

Toledo, OH

2.6 7,700

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

1.0 400

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

1.8 3,500

Enid, OK

-1.6 -400

Lawton, OK

-0.9 -400

Oklahoma City, OK

3.4 21,900

Tulsa, OK

2.4 10,600

Albany, OR

2.4 1,100

Bend-Redmond, OR

5.3 4,500

Corvallis, OR

7.0 2,800

Eugene, OR

3.8 5,800

Grants Pass, OR

1.9 500

Medford, OR

2.0 1,700

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

4.9 56,400

Salem, OR

3.3 5,600

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

4.4 16,000

Altoona, PA

2.9 1,700

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

2.9 1,200

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

1.5 900

East Stroudsburg, PA

3.1 1,700

Erie, PA

3.6 4,200

Gettysburg, PA

1.8 600

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

5.0 16,700

Johnstown, PA

2.2 1,100

Lancaster, PA

2.5 6,200

Lebanon, PA

2.7 1,400

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

4.0 113,500

Pittsburgh, PA

2.5 27,300

Reading, PA

1.6 2,700

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

3.6 8,800

State College, PA

3.8 2,800

Williamsport, PA

0.8 400

York-Hanover, PA

2.8 5,000

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

4.0 22,200

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

4.8 17,300

Columbia, SC

-0.1 -300

Florence, SC

0.3 300

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

3.4 14,300

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

2.6 2,100

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

5.3 8,900

Spartanburg, SC

1.7 2,800

Sumter, SC

-1.3 -500

Rapid City, SD

3.6 2,400

Sioux Falls, SD

2.9 4,500

Chattanooga, TN-GA

2.4 6,300

Clarksville, TN-KY

4.0 3,700

Cleveland, TN

1.1 500

Jackson, TN

1.4 1,000

Johnson City, TN

2.8 2,300

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

3.3 3,800

Knoxville, TN

4.6 18,400

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

3.6 23,000

Morristown, TN

2.6 1,200

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

6.4 65,700

Abilene, TX

3.3 2,300

Amarillo, TX

3.3 4,000

Austin-Round Rock, TX

8.5 95,600

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

3.1 4,700

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

4.5 6,600

College Station-Bryan, TX

5.4 6,600

Corpus Christi, TX

2.8 5,200

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

7.1 267,800

El Paso, TX

3.0 9,400

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

5.0 150,400

Killeen-Temple, TX

4.2 6,000

Laredo, TX

5.7 5,700

Longview, TX

3.9 3,600

Lubbock, TX

4.2 6,300

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

5.4 14,600

Midland, TX

7.3 7,200

Odessa, TX

6.8 4,700

San Angelo, TX

3.1 1,500

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

5.3 55,300

Sherman-Denison, TX

4.2 2,000

Texarkana, TX-AR

3.8 2,200

Tyler, TX

4.5 4,800

Victoria, TX

2.4 900

Waco, TX

6.5 7,900

Wichita Falls, TX

2.1 1,200

Logan, UT-ID

3.3 2,300

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

2.7 7,400

Provo-Orem, UT

6.1 17,400

St. George, UT

4.9 3,700

Salt Lake City, UT

3.3 25,200

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

1.5 1,800

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

5.8 4,500

Charlottesville, VA

4.1 4,700

Harrisonburg, VA

4.3 2,900

Lynchburg, VA

2.5 2,500

Richmond, VA

2.1 13,900

Roanoke, VA

1.2 1,800

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

2.4 1,200

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

1.3 10,200

Winchester, VA-WV

3.6 2,400

Bellingham, WA

6.7 5,900

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

3.3 3,000

Kennewick-Richland, WA

5.5 6,200

Longview, WA

3.0 1,200

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

5.2 2,500

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

5.2 6,100

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

5.4 106,200

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

5.9 14,500

Walla Walla, WA

2.7 800

Wenatchee, WA

5.0 2,200

Yakima, WA

5.2 4,300

Beckley, WV

3.4 1,400

Charleston, WV

0.9 900

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

2.5 3,200

Morgantown, WV

3.1 2,100

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

2.8 1,000

Wheeling, WV-OH

2.6 1,500

Appleton, WI

3.1 3,700

Eau Claire, WI

1.5 1,300

Fond du Lac, WI

2.4 1,100

Green Bay, WI

2.1 3,600

Janesville-Beloit, WI

2.1 1,400

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

2.1 1,600

Madison, WI

2.3 9,200

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

2.1 17,300

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

0.6 600

Racine, WI

2.2 1,600

Sheboygan, WI

3.4 2,000

Wausau, WI

1.7 1,200

Casper, WY

3.3 1,200

Cheyenne, WY

3.3 1,500

Aguadilla-Isabela, PR

5.7 2,900

Arecibo, PR

3.4 1,200

Guayama, PR

3.5 500

Mayaguez, PR

2.2 700

Ponce, PR

5.2 3,500

San German, PR

5.0 1,000

San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR

6.0 37,300

Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 45 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, while employment was essentially unchanged in 6 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (+12.1 percent), followed by Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (+8.6 percent), and Austin-Round Rock, Texas (+8.5 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 — March 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 increased over the year in 147 metropolitan areas in March 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/employment-increased-over-the-year-in-147-metropolitan-areas-in-march-2022.htm (visited November 28, 2022).