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
March 2015 employment: 461,300
March 2016 employment(p): 464,700
Net change(p): 3,400
Statistically significant?: No
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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.