Employment increased in 49 states, decreased in Alaska, from July 2013 to July 2104
August 22, 2014From July 2013 to July 2014, nonfarm employment increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in Alaska by 0.7 percent (a decline of 2,500).
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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+4.4 percent), followed by Nevada (+3.8 percent) and Utah (+3.6 percent). The over-the-year increases in employment in these three states were 19,800 in North Dakota, 44,600 in Nevada, and 46,200 in Utah.
The largest numerical over-the-year job increase in July 2014 occurred in Texas (396,200, an increase of 3.5 percent), followed by California (323,600 or 2.1 percent) and Florida (208,500 or 2.7 percent). The only other state with an over-the-year increase over 100,000 was New York, where employment increased by 114,800 (or 1.3 percent).
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 — July 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑14‑1546.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment increased in 49 states, decreased in Alaska, from July 2013 to July 2104 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140822.htm (visited September 01, 2015).
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