Idaho has largest percentage increase in employment since March 2015
April 21, 2016From 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.
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(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).
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 January 17, 2021).
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