State employment changes by industry, February 2013 to February 2014

March 31, 2014

From  February 2013 to February 2014, nonfarm employment increased in 46 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in 4 states. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+4.1 percent), followed by Nevada (+3.6 percent) and Colorado, Florida, and Texas (+2.8 percent each). The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment occurred in Kentucky (-0.3 percent), New Mexico (-0.2 percent), and Alaska (-0.1 percent).

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Percent change in nonfarm employment by state and selected industry sector, February 2013-February 2014, seasonally adjusted
StateTotalConstructionManufacturingTrade, transportation, and utilitiesFinancial activitiesProfessional and business servicesEducation and health servicesLeisure and hospitalityGovernment

Alabama

0.80.3N/A0.51.51.20.33.9-0.7

Alaska

-0.14.210.01.6-2.5-4.00.6-2.4-1.8

Arizona

1.93.6-0.72.05.41.93.43.6-0.8

Arkansas

1.04.70.31.3-0.20.11.34.4-0.2

California

2.26.2-0.21.80.04.03.43.00.3

Colorado

2.86.10.71.30.64.93.04.22.2

Connecticut

0.67.2-1.60.8-1.30.91.93.6-1.6

Delaware (1)

2.21.50.81.62.87.61.01.82.2

District of Columbia (1)

0.1-5.0N/A5.20.70.13.61.8-2.1

Florida

2.811.02.73.12.44.31.43.5-0.1

Georgia

1.46.40.61.91.42.21.43.9-1.7

Hawaii (1)

0.70.00.0-0.21.9-0.80.61.01.5

Idaho

1.01.21.41.8-1.9-0.52.91.11.2

Illinois

0.50.8-1.6-0.40.22.90.81.2-0.1

Indiana

1.5-2.62.60.82.24.60.62.40.2

Iowa

1.30.30.91.30.42.82.21.41.3

Kansas

0.83.0-2.91.70.74.71.4-1.0-0.5

Kentucky

-0.3-0.4-0.7-0.8-3.3-1.10.30.40.7

Louisiana

0.5-0.31.20.52.3-0.82.15.1-2.0

Maine

1.10.01.22.32.92.40.71.8-1.1

Maryland (1)

0.31.4-2.7-1.01.10.51.23.40.2

Massachusetts

1.42.3-0.21.10.03.61.71.6-0.7

Michigan

0.61.93.10.8-0.70.9-0.20.1-0.7

Minnesota

1.68.11.81.2-0.70.93.02.9-0.2

Mississippi

0.40.82.61.4-1.4-3.71.01.40.1

Missouri

1.20.50.20.00.93.70.84.00.8

Montana

1.0-2.92.83.54.9-0.31.31.8-1.9

Nebraska (1)

1.43.80.52.11.30.71.42.80.1

Nevada

3.610.42.84.20.97.53.23.40.3

New Hampshire

1.0-2.20.33.30.32.00.80.8-1.8

New Jersey

0.1-2.10.21.3-1.62.00.8-2.5-0.9

New Mexico

-0.22.1-6.10.74.2-1.50.00.3-1.2

New York

1.41.1-0.71.80.22.32.42.7-0.3

North Carolina

1.23.1-0.11.51.43.51.00.5-0.4

North Dakota

4.13.83.25.75.82.91.96.40.3

Ohio

1.00.81.90.6-1.03.30.91.2-0.8

Oklahoma

1.24.8N/A2.02.70.80.05.2-0.3

Oregon

2.69.82.02.60.24.51.52.81.4

Pennsylvania

0.41.6-1.20.11.31.70.33.6-1.6

Rhode Island

1.81.92.51.20.94.01.15.10.0

South Carolina

1.53.22.11.60.01.91.53.5-0.3

South Dakota (1)

0.80.01.01.30.32.00.70.9-0.3

Tennessee (1)

1.4-0.61.01.31.15.40.63.2-0.9

Texas

2.83.90.53.12.73.22.34.52.0

Utah

2.46.82.93.42.7-0.22.13.61.7

Vermont

0.8-0.7-3.40.21.73.41.34.40.5

Virginia

0.00.9-1.10.31.6-3.03.9-0.7-0.7

Washington

1.82.2-0.62.62.31.32.03.40.8

West Virginia

0.2-6.5-1.6-0.37.33.20.6-0.80.6

Wisconsin

1.11.11.30.8-0.92.21.71.30.3

Wyoming

1.1-1.81.12.44.53.30.85.00.0
Footnotes:

(1) Mining and logging is combined with construction.

Over the year, 26 states had statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were positive. The largest over-the-year job increase occurred in California (+336,600), followed by Texas (+314,200) and Florida (+211,500).

Employment data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment – February 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑14‑0493.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State employment changes by industry, February 2013 to February 2014 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140331.htm (visited October 24, 2014).

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