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Idaho employment up 3.8 percent from October 2014 to October 2015

November 24, 2015

From October 2014 to October 2015, 35 states had statistically significant increases in employment. The largest percentage increases occurred in Idaho (+3.8 percent), Utah (+3.5 percent), and Nevada (+3.4 percent). North Dakota (−2.1 percent) and West Virginia (−1.8 percent) had statistically significant percentage decreases in employment.

States with statistically significant employment changes from October 2014 to October 2015, seasonally adjusted
State Employment 12-month(p)
October 2014 October 2015(p) Change in number of jobs Percent change in number of jobs

Idaho

658,400 683,500 25,100 3.8

Utah

1,340,700 1,388,000 47,300 3.5

Nevada

1,224,300 1,266,400 42,100 3.4

Florida

7,910,300 8,150,200 239,900 3.0

Washington

3,105,300 3,198,100 92,800 3.0

California

15,790,100 16,253,100 463,000 2.9

South Carolina

1,965,300 2,022,400 57,100 2.9

Oregon

1,737,200 1,783,600 46,400 2.7

Massachusetts

3,428,100 3,508,700 80,600 2.4

Arizona

2,589,300 2,649,600 60,300 2.3

Georgia

4,205,700 4,302,800 97,100 2.3

North Carolina

4,174,500 4,265,500 91,000 2.2

Colorado

2,481,200 2,533,100 51,900 2.1

Indiana

2,996,600 3,057,200 60,600 2.0

Maryland

2,632,800 2,684,800 52,000 2.0

Hawaii

625,200 637,100 11,900 1.9

Michigan

4,197,300 4,276,900 79,600 1.9

South Dakota

424,900 432,800 7,900 1.9

New York

9,132,900 9,296,900 164,000 1.8

Tennessee

2,838,100 2,888,300 50,200 1.8

Wisconsin

2,858,100 2,908,900 50,800 1.8

Kentucky

1,872,300 1,904,100 31,800 1.7

Texas

11,664,600 11,868,500 203,900 1.7

Arkansas

1,195,500 1,214,900 19,400 1.6

Connecticut

1,670,000 1,694,100 24,100 1.4

Iowa

1,555,000 1,577,300 22,300 1.4

New Jersey

3,974,300 4,028,700 54,400 1.4

Ohio

5,349,800 5,427,200 77,400 1.4

Virginia

3,778,900 3,827,400 48,500 1.3

Nebraska

995,800 1,007,900 12,100 1.2

Alabama

1,937,800 1,958,900 21,100 1.1

Missouri

2,740,600 2,767,700 27,100 1.0

Kansas

1,399,600 1,410,500 10,900 0.8

Minnesota

2,829,600 2,853,500 23,900 0.8

Pennsylvania

5,809,500 5,858,100 48,600 0.8

Illinois

5,886,900 5,927,200 40,300 0.7

West Virginia

764,300 750,600 -13,700 -1.8

North Dakota

467,700 458,000 -9,700 -2.1
Footnotes: (p) preliminary.

The largest significant over-the-year job increase occurred in California (+463,000), followed by Florida (+239,900) and Texas (+203,900). West Virginia (−13,700) and North Dakota (−9,700) had significant employment decreases.

Among all states, over-the-year employment increased in 47 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in 3 states.

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 — October 2015" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Idaho employment up 3.8 percent from October 2014 to October 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/idaho-employment-up-3-point-8-percent-from-october-2014-to-october-2015.htm (visited December 09, 2019).

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