Bureau of Labor Statistics

North Dakota has largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment at 5.1 percent

October 22, 2014

From September 2013 to September 2014, nonfarm employment increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Alaska had the only over-the-year decrease in employment (−0.2 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+5.1 percent), followed by Texas (+3.7 percent) and Utah (+3.6 percent).

Percent change in nonfarm payroll employment by state, seasonally adjusted, September 2013–September 2014


2.2 percent and higher
 
1.9 percent to 2.1 percent
 
1.5 percent to 1.8 percent
 
0.8 percent to 1.4 percent
 
0.7 percent and lower
 
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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Percent change in nonfarm payroll employment by state, seasonally adjusted, September 2013–September 2014
State Employment Over-the-year change(p)
Sep 2013 Sep 2014(p) Employment Percent change

Alabama

1,902,400 1,939,200 36,800 1.9

Alaska

336,600 336,000 -600 -0.2

Arizona

2,525,600 2,577,200 51,600 2.0

Arkansas

1,176,300 1,194,000 17,700 1.5

California

15,233,500 15,530,500 297,000 1.9

Colorado

2,397,100 2,464,500 67,400 2.8

Connecticut

1,653,100 1,679,200 26,100 1.6

Delaware

428,500 441,100 12,600 2.9

District of Columbia

751,800 757,700 5,900 0.8

Florida

7,621,600 7,827,200 205,600 2.7

Georgia

4,051,800 4,134,900 83,100 2.1

Hawaii

619,300 629,000 9,700 1.6

Idaho

639,800 646,000 6,200 1.0

Illinois

5,794,600 5,863,600 69,000 1.2

Indiana

2,934,400 2,994,000 59,600 2.0

Iowa

1,534,100 1,556,200 22,100 1.4

Kansas

1,380,200 1,389,400 9,200 0.7

Kentucky

1,842,800 1,869,900 27,100 1.5

Louisiana

1,954,800 1,987,900 33,100 1.7

Maine

602,400 611,800 9,400 1.6

Maryland

2,597,500 2,611,700 14,200 0.5

Massachusetts

3,360,900 3,425,000 64,100 1.9

Michigan

4,113,200 4,145,900 32,700 0.8

Minnesota

2,784,000 2,834,700 50,700 1.8

Mississippi

1,112,300 1,126,600 14,300 1.3

Missouri

2,734,000 2,787,700 53,700 2.0

Montana

449,800 459,500 9,700 2.2

Nebraska

981,900 989,100 7,200 0.7

Nevada

1,179,700 1,217,900 38,200 3.2

New Hampshire

639,400 647,900 8,500 1.3

New Jersey

3,947,100 3,953,800 6,700 0.2

New Mexico

810,400 816,800 6,400 0.8

New York

8,938,900 9,052,200 113,300 1.3

North Carolina

4,061,500 4,170,000 108,500 2.7

North Dakota

447,600 470,400 22,800 5.1

Ohio

5,270,700 5,303,400 32,700 0.6

Oklahoma

1,636,600 1,671,000 34,400 2.1

Oregon

1,681,400 1,722,600 41,200 2.5

Pennsylvania

5,747,200 5,782,600 35,400 0.6

Rhode Island

473,000 478,900 5,900 1.2

South Carolina

1,903,000 1,946,200 43,200 2.3

South Dakota

418,500 420,500 2,000 0.5

Tennessee

2,756,000 2,816,700 60,700 2.2

Texas

11,258,500 11,672,200 413,700 3.7

Utah

1,294,200 1,340,500 46,300 3.6

Vermont

305,300 306,100 800 0.3

Virginia

3,766,300 3,775,800 9,500 0.3

Washington

3,004,500 3,068,500 64,000 2.1

West Virginia

760,900 777,400 16,500 2.2

Wisconsin

2,824,700 2,866,500 41,800 1.5

Wyoming

288,900 294,800 5,900 2.0
Footnotes:

(p) preliminary.

Over the same period, 37 states had statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were positive. The largest significant numerical over-the-year job increase occurred in Texas (+413,700 or 3.7 percent), followed by California (+297,000 or 1.9 percent) and Florida (+205,600 or 2.7 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 — September 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑14‑1963.

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