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New York added 37,500 jobs in July 2016

August 23, 2016

In July 2016, 15 states had statistically significant over-the-month increases in nonfarm payroll employment in July 2016. The largest job gains occurred in New York (+37,500), California (+36,400), and Florida (+28,100). In percentage terms, the largest increases occurred in North Dakota and Vermont (+1.0 percent each), followed by Maine (+0.7 percent). The only significant decrease in employment over the month occurred in Kansas (-5,600, or -0.4 percent).

Nonfarm employment by state, seasonally adjusted, June 2016–July 2016
State June 2016 employment July 2016 employment (p) 1-month change (p)

New York

9,360,600 9,398,100 37,500

California

16,452,600 16,489,000 36,400

Florida

8,331,200 8,359,300 28,100

Texas

11,997,900 12,021,500 23,600

Michigan

4,330,200 4,346,100 15,900

Colorado

2,602,000 2,616,000 14,000

Indiana

3,059,400 3,071,400 12,000

North Carolina

4,328,600 4,340,600 12,000

Illinois

6,002,300 6,013,900 11,600

Ohio

5,494,900 5,506,300 11,400

Minnesota

2,891,800 2,903,100 11,300

Wisconsin

2,926,000 2,935,100 9,100

Pennsylvania

5,883,200 5,891,100 7,900

Massachusetts

3,564,700 3,572,000 7,300

Utah

1,418,100 1,424,900 6,800

Tennessee

2,951,300 2,956,100 4,800

Nevada

1,285,400 1,290,100 4,700

North Dakota

438,600 442,800 4,200

Maine

614,100 618,100 4,000

Mississippi

1,139,000 1,143,000 4,000

Idaho

692,500 696,400 3,900

Oregon

1,833,300 1,837,100 3,800

Iowa

1,581,300 1,584,700 3,400

Arizona

2,700,100 2,703,300 3,200

Vermont

315,700 318,700 3,000

Maryland

2,711,600 2,714,500 2,900

South Carolina

2,050,600 2,053,300 2,700

Virginia

3,911,700 3,914,300 2,600

Washington

3,247,300 3,249,900 2,600

Georgia

4,384,100 4,386,400 2,300

Nebraska

1,016,400 1,018,700 2,300

Missouri

2,814,500 2,816,600 2,100

Connecticut

1,691,300 1,693,000 1,700

Rhode Island

489,500 490,900 1,400

Alaska

339,700 340,100 400

South Dakota

436,600 436,900 300

New Hampshire

667,100 667,100 0

Hawaii

651,200 650,800 -400

Alabama

1,963,000 1,962,300 -700

Kentucky

1,904,700 1,904,000 -700

Montana

462,300 461,500 -800

Wyoming

281,000 280,200 -800

Delaware

461,700 460,300 -1,400

Louisiana

1,979,100 1,977,600 -1,500

New Mexico

832,000 830,500 -1,500

Arkansas

1,228,100 1,226,100 -2,000

District of Columbia

775,200 773,100 -2,100

West Virginia

762,600 759,800 -2,800

New Jersey

4,086,400 4,081,700 -4,700

Kansas

1,401,300 1,395,700 -5,600

Oklahoma

1,664,400 1,658,200 -6,200
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary.

In July, 36 states had statistically significant over-the-year changes in nonfarm payroll employment, 34 of which were increases. The largest job gains occurred in California (+374,600), Florida (+250,200), and Texas (+173,000). The largest percentage gain occurred in Idaho (+3.4 percent), followed by Oregon (+3.3 percent) and Florida and Utah (+3.1 percent each). Two states had significant over-the-year declines in employment: North Dakota (-9,900, or -2.2 percent) and Wyoming (-9,800, or -3.4 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 2016" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, New York added 37,500 jobs in July 2016 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/new-york-added-37500-jobs-in-july-2016.htm (visited December 10, 2019).

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