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Idaho employment increases 3.9 percent over the year ended January 2016

March 17, 2016

From January 2015 to January 2016, 34 states had statistically significant changes in employment. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in Idaho (+3.9 percent), followed by Oregon and Tennessee (+3.4 percent each). The largest over-the-year percentage decline in employment occurred in North Dakota (-4.5 percent), followed by Wyoming (-3.0 percent) and West Virginia (-1.6 percent).

States with statistically significant employment changes from January 2015 to January 2016, seasonally adjusted
State January 2015
Employment
January 2016
Employment (p)
Change in the number of jobs (p) Percent change in number of jobs (p)

Idaho

664,300 690,500 26,200 3.9%

Oregon

1,754,000 1,813,600 59,600 3.4

Tennessee

2,858,300 2,954,300 96,000 3.4

Florida

7,979,800 8,243,700 263,900 3.3

Utah

1,357,600 1,398,200 40,600 3.0

Washington

3,115,200 3,208,100 92,900 3.0

Arizona

2,605,700 2,682,400 76,700 2.9

Georgia

4,210,900 4,330,200 119,300 2.8

California

15,827,700 16,272,600 444,900 2.8

Delaware

444,900 457,300 12,400 2.8

Colorado

2,514,700 2,583,800 69,100 2.7

Nevada

1,241,600 1,275,500 33,900 2.7

North Carolina

4,193,900 4,298,200 104,300 2.5

Virginia

3,815,400 3,904,000 88,600 2.3

South Carolina

1,981,900 2,025,100 43,200 2.2

Michigan

4,220,100 4,307,400 87,300 2.1

Arkansas

1,198,900 1,221,900 23,000 1.9

Hawaii

632,400 643,800 11,400 1.8

New Jersey

3,987,900 4,058,700 70,800 1.8

Maryland

2,640,400 2,685,200 44,800 1.7

Texas

11,775,100 11,962,500 187,400 1.6

Indiana

3,016,500 3,062,300 45,800 1.5

Iowa

1,558,300 1,581,800 23,500 1.5

Ohio

5,394,700 5,475,500 80,800 1.5

Nebraska

999,300 1,013,800 14,500 1.5

Massachusetts

3,464,000 3,512,900 48,900 1.4

Kentucky

1,877,200 1,903,300 26,100 1.4

Mississippi

1,127,200 1,142,300 15,100 1.3

New York

9,186,200 9,301,700 115,500 1.3

Minnesota

2,837,500 2,868,900 31,400 1.1

Illinois

5,918,100 5,967,700 49,600 0.8

West Virginia

772,000 759,300 -12,700 -1.6

Wyoming

294,800 286,100 -8,700 -3.0

North Dakota

466,300 445,200 -21,100 -4.5
Footnotes:

(p) preliminary

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 — January 2016" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Idaho employment increases 3.9 percent over the year ended January 2016 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/idaho-employment-increases-3-point-9-percent-over-the-year-ended-january-2016.htm (visited July 25, 2021).

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