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States with statistically significant over-the-year employment increases, February 2015

March 31, 2015

From February 2014 to February 2015, nonfarm employment increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant changes in employment. The largest over-the-year job increase occurred in California (+476,400), followed by Texas (+357,300) and Florida (+266,600).

Change in nonfarm employment from February 2014 to February 2015 in states with statistically significant changes, seasonally adjusted
State Net change(p) Percent change(p)

Alabama

35,200 1.8

Arizona

71,900 2.8

Arkansas

29,400 2.5

California

476,400 3.1

Colorado

79,400 3.3

Connecticut

25,800 1.6

Delaware

8,700 2.0

District of Columbia

13,400 1.8

Florida

266,600 3.5

Georgia

157,400 3.8

Idaho

21,600 3.3

Illinois

79,800 1.4

Indiana

58,000 2.0

Iowa

21,800 1.4

Kansas

21,200 1.5

Kentucky

43,000 2.3

Maryland

46,000 1.8

Massachusetts

58,100 1.7

Michigan

89,900 2.2

Minnesota

42,000 1.5

Missouri

40,400 1.5

Nebraska

11,100 1.1

Nevada

36,900 3.1

New Jersey

54,400 1.4

New Mexico

16,500 2.0

New York

160,400 1.8

North Carolina

134,600 3.3

North Dakota

18,000 4.0

Ohio

84,400 1.6

Oklahoma

22,700 1.4

Oregon

56,900 3.4

Pennsylvania

73,100 1.3

South Carolina

62,800 3.3

Tennessee

60,400 2.2

Texas

357,300 3.1

Utah

55,200 4.2

Virginia

42,800 1.1

Washington

94,900 3.1

Wisconsin

59,900 2.1
Footnotes:

(p) preliminary.

The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment occurred in Utah (+4.2 percent), followed by North Dakota (+4.0 percent) and Georgia (+3.8 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 — February 2015" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, States with statistically significant over-the-year employment increases, February 2015 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/states-with-statistically-significant-over-the-year-employment-increases-february-2015.htm (visited July 29, 2021).

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