Idaho has largest percentage increase in employment since March 2015

April 21, 2016

From March 2015 to March 2016, 37 states had statistically significant increases in employment. Among those, the largest percentage increases occurred in Idaho (3.6 percent), Oregon (3.3 percent), Utah (3.3 percent), Tennessee (3.2 percent), and Washington (3.2 percent). North Dakota (−4.5 percent) and Wyoming (−3.2 percent) had statistically significant percentage decreases in employment.
Change in nonfarm employment by state, seasonally adjusted, March 2015–March 2016


2.7% and higher
 
1.9% to 2.6%
 
1.3% to 1.8%
 
0.0% to 1.2%
 
-0.1% and lower
 
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Hover over legend items to see states in a category.
(p) = preliminary.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Over the year, the largest statistically significant job increases occurred in California (420,800), Florida (234,300) and Texas (185,000). North Dakota (−20,700) and Wyoming (−9,300) had significant employment decreases.

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 — March 2016" (HTML) (PDF).

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Idaho has largest percentage increase in employment since March 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/idaho-has-largest-percentage-increase-in-employment-since-march-2015.htm (visited July 18, 2019).

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