Utah employment up 4.4 percent over the year ended July 2015

August 26, 2015

From July 2014 to July 2015, 34 states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant increases in employment. The largest percentage increase occurred in Utah, where employment rose 4.4 percent. In Nevada, employment increased 3.7 percent.

States with statistically significant employment changes from July 2014 to July 2015, seasonally adjusted
State Employment 12-month
July 2014 July 2015 Change in number of jobs Percentage change in number of jobs

Utah

1,327,000 1,385,600 58,600 4.4

Nevada

1,215,500 1,261,000 45,500 3.7

Florida

7,833,500 8,105,000 271,500 3.5

Washington

3,080,900 3,182,400 101,500 3.3

California

15,654,800 16,149,100 494,300 3.2

Oregon

1,721,300 1,776,100 54,800 3.2

South Carolina

1,946,800 2,001,800 55,000 2.8

Idaho

656,300 674,200 17,900 2.7

North Carolina

4,148,800 4,259,000 110,200 2.7

Arkansas

1,185,400 1,213,800 28,400 2.4

Michigan

4,183,500 4,279,300 95,800 2.3

Texas

11,567,800 11,828,300 260,500 2.3

Arizona

2,565,300 2,619,500 54,200 2.1

Georgia

4,162,800 4,252,200 89,400 2.1

Indiana

2,979,900 3,043,800 63,900 2.1

Maryland

2,617,400 2,671,100 53,700 2.1

South Dakota

424,000 432,900 8,900 2.1

Colorado

2,467,100 2,517,300 50,200 2.0

Iowa

1,546,500 1,577,400 30,900 2.0

Massachusetts

3,422,800 3,492,100 69,300 2.0

District of Columbia

750,500 765,100 14,600 1.9

Tennessee

2,816,400 2,868,900 52,500 1.9

Connecticut

1,665,400 1,696,000 30,600 1.8

New York

9,104,900 9,268,300 163,400 1.8

Delaware

437,700 445,200 7,500 1.7

Kentucky

1,861,400 1,890,900 29,500 1.6

Wisconsin

2,845,100 2,889,600 44,500 1.6

Alabama

1,922,700 1,950,500 27,800 1.4

Mississippi

1,120,100 1,135,800 15,700 1.4

Missouri

2,737,100 2,775,500 38,400 1.4

Ohio

5,342,300 5,399,100 56,800 1.1

Pennsylvania

5,789,600 5,856,100 66,500 1.1

Virginia

3,776,800 3,817,500 40,700 1.1

Illinois

5,873,900 5,924,000 50,100 0.9

Minnesota

2,829,200 2,853,300 24,100 0.9

West Virginia

761,300 742,200 -19,100 -2.5

The largest significant gains in the number of jobs from July 2014 to July 2015 occurred in California (494,300, an increase of 3.2 percent), Florida (271,500 or 3.5 percent) and Texas (260,500 or 2.3 percent).

The only statistically significant job losses from July 2014 to July 2015 occurred in West Virginia (−19,100, a decrease of 2.5 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 2015” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Utah employment up 4.4 percent over the year ended July 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/utah-employment-up-4-point-4-percent-over-the-year-ended-july-2015.htm (visited August 18, 2019).

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