North Dakota has largest percentage increase in employment from 2003 to 2013
April 24, 2014
From 2003 to 2013, annual average nonfarm payroll employment increased in 43 states and the District of Columbia, and decreased in 7 states. The largest percentage increases in employment occurred in North Dakota (+33.6 percent), followed by Utah (+20.1 percent), Texas (+19.5 percent), and Wyoming (+16.2 percent).
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District of Columbia
The largest percentage decreases in payroll employment from 2003 to 2013 were recorded by Michigan (−7.1 percent), Rhode Island (−2.8 percent), and Ohio (−2.7 percent).
From March 2013 to March 2014, nonfarm employment increased in 45 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in 5 states. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+4.5 percent), followed by Nevada (+3.8 percent) and Florida (+3.0 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage decreases in employment occurred in Alaska, Kentucky, and New Mexico (-0.2 percent each).
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — March 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-14-0606.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, North Dakota has largest percentage increase in employment from 2003 to 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140424.htm (visited September 20, 2014).
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