Bureau of Labor Statistics

North Dakota has largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment at 4.8 percent

December 29, 2014

From November 2013 to November 2014, nonfarm employment increased in 48 states and the District of Columbia. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+4.8 percent), followed by Texas (+3.9 percent) and Utah (+3.4 percent). Employment decreased in Alaska (−0.4 percent) and Mississippi (−0.1 percent).

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


3.0 percent and higher
 
2.0 percent to 2.9 percent
 
1.0 percent to 1.9 percent
 
0.0 percent to 0.9 percent
 
-0.1 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, November 2013–November 2014
State Employment Over-the-year change (p)
November 2013 November 2014 (p) Employment Percent change

Alabama

1,913,100 1,946,000 32,900 1.7%

Alaska

338,600 337,400 -1,200 -0.4

Arizona

2,534,200 2,600,900 66,700 2.6

Arkansas

1,184,300 1,201,900 17,600 1.5

California

15,306,400 15,650,500 344,100 2.2

Colorado

2,402,900 2,457,300 54,400 2.3

Connecticut

1,661,400 1,687,100 25,700 1.5

Delaware

433,600 446,800 13,200 3.0

District of Columbia

747,800 760,400 12,600 1.7

Florida

7,667,100 7,897,000 229,900 3.0

Georgia

4,067,600 4,163,800 96,200 2.4

Hawaii

622,300 632,000 9,700 1.6

Idaho

639,100 650,000 10,900 1.7

Illinois

5,826,000 5,858,400 32,400 0.6

Indiana

2,964,000 3,020,000 56,000 1.9

Iowa

1,543,000 1,558,700 15,700 1.0

Kansas

1,384,900 1,392,400 7,500 0.5

Kentucky

1,839,900 1,878,600 38,700 2.1

Louisiana

1,963,400 1,985,200 21,800 1.1

Maine

602,700 609,600 6,900 1.1

Maryland

2,605,000 2,617,100 12,100 0.5

Massachusetts

3,378,900 3,438,500 59,600 1.8

Michigan

4,124,400 4,163,700 39,300 1.0

Minnesota

2,799,800 2,854,000 54,200 1.9

Mississippi

1,120,500 1,119,200 -1,300 -0.1

Missouri

2,750,700 2,792,900 42,200 1.5

Montana

449,900 456,100 6,200 1.4

Nebraska

983,300 989,500 6,200 0.6

Nevada

1,189,700 1,216,800 27,100 2.3

New Hampshire

643,500 648,600 5,100 0.8

New Jersey

3,947,900 3,959,400 11,500 0.3

New Mexico

811,100 825,800 14,700 1.8

New York

8,959,000 9,042,800 83,800 0.9

North Carolina

4,096,500 4,202,900 106,400 2.6

North Dakota

451,600 473,400 21,800 4.8

Ohio

5,264,000 5,329,200 65,200 1.2

Oklahoma

1,643,500 1,677,000 33,500 2.0

Oregon

1,691,500 1,742,300 50,800 3.0

Pennsylvania

5,765,100 5,798,300 33,200 0.6

Rhode Island

473,900 479,700 5,800 1.2

South Carolina

1,916,500 1,965,400 48,900 2.6

South Dakota

418,100 421,100 3,000 0.7

Tennessee

2,772,800 2,826,700 53,900 1.9

Texas

11,301,000 11,742,200 441,200 3.9

Utah

1,303,400 1,347,400 44,000 3.4

Vermont

307,600 311,700 4,100 1.3

Virginia

3,769,200 3,784,800 15,600 0.4

Washington

3,004,700 3,087,400 82,700 2.8

West Virginia

764,800 772,000 7,200 0.9

Wisconsin

2,841,300 2,895,900 54,600 1.9

Wyoming

293,100 295,500 2,400 0.8
Footnotes:

(p) = preliminary.

Over the year, 34 states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were positive. The largest significant over-the-year job increase occurred in Texas (+441,200 or 3.9 percent), followed by California (+344,100 or 2.0 percent) and Florida (+229,900 or 3.0 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 — November 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release.

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