The metro area consists of Greene, Miami and Montgomery counties.
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In the metro area, nonfarm payrolls grew to 390,600 last month, which is the highest job total in nearly a decade, according to seasonally adjusted data.
Almost one-third of U.S. metro areas still have not returned to their pre-recession peak employment levels, including Dayton, according to a report released earlier this year by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
The Dayton metro area lost 34,600 jobs during the downturn, and it is not projected to reach the pre-recession levels of employment until after 2022, based on the current rate of job growth, the report states.
The metro area employed 394,500 people in March 2007.