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Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 31 states over the 12 months ending November 2016

December 27, 2016

Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant increases in nonfarm payroll employment over the 12 months ending November 2016. The largest job gains occurred in California (+377,200), Florida (+263,900), and Texas (+210,800). Only one state, Wyoming, had a statistically significant over-the-year decrease in employment (–8,900). Employment in the remaining 18 states was essentially unchanged over the year.

Over-the-year change in nonfarm payroll employment, by state, seasonally adjusted, November 2015 to November 2016
State November 2015 November 2016(p) Over-the-year level change Over-the-year percent change Statistically significant?

Alabama

1,957,500 1,976,100 18,600 1.0% Yes

Alaska

338,100 335,200 -2,900 -0.9 No

Arizona

2,677,700 2,707,200 29,500 1.1 Yes

Arkansas

1,220,200 1,229,000 8,800 0.7 No

California

16,226,400 16,603,600 377,200 2.3 Yes

Colorado

2,564,900 2,620,200 55,300 2.2 Yes

Connecticut

1,678,500 1,679,900 1,400 0.1 No

Delaware

454,400 460,000 5,600 1.2 No

District of Columbia

768,400 782,500 14,100 1.8 Yes

Florida

8,201,100 8,465,000 263,900 3.2 Yes

Georgia

4,324,200 4,422,900 98,700 2.3 Yes

Hawaii

640,500 656,200 15,700 2.5 Yes

Idaho

683,900 700,200 16,300 2.4 Yes

Illinois

5,982,500 6,025,500 43,000 0.7 Yes

Indiana

3,050,000 3,089,500 39,500 1.3 Yes

Iowa

1,570,100 1,580,100 10,000 0.6 No

Kansas

1,398,700 1,394,800 -3,900 -0.3 No

Kentucky

1,901,900 1,917,500 15,600 0.8 No

Louisiana

1,981,700 1,975,300 -6,400 -0.3 No

Maine

609,600 612,300 2,700 0.4 No

Maryland

2,680,000 2,710,200 30,200 1.1 Yes

Massachusetts

3,512,500 3,582,600 70,100 2.0 Yes

Michigan

4,275,500 4,359,500 84,000 2.0 Yes

Minnesota

2,867,800 2,899,700 31,900 1.1 Yes

Mississippi

1,142,100 1,139,700 -2,400 -0.2 No

Missouri

2,785,100 2,842,200 57,100 2.1 Yes

Montana

461,000 466,400 5,400 1.2 No

Nebraska

1,013,800 1,023,900 10,100 1.0 No

Nevada

1,267,600 1,302,300 34,700 2.7 Yes

New Hampshire

660,200 674,800 14,600 2.2 Yes

New Jersey

4,060,400 4,081,800 21,400 0.5 No

New Mexico

828,200 825,900 -2,300 -0.3 No

New York

9,293,800 9,398,300 104,500 1.1 Yes

North Carolina

4,271,400 4,353,200 81,800 1.9 Yes

North Dakota

447,600 440,700 -6,900 -1.5 No

Ohio

5,456,600 5,506,400 49,800 0.9 Yes

Oklahoma

1,667,000 1,651,500 -15,500 -0.9 No

Oregon

1,802,400 1,855,400 53,000 2.9 Yes

Pennsylvania

5,856,400 5,895,300 38,900 0.7 Yes

Rhode Island

487,200 492,700 5,500 1.1 No

South Carolina

2,025,500 2,070,800 45,300 2.2 Yes

South Dakota

429,800 440,000 10,200 2.4 Yes

Tennessee

2,927,400 2,983,000 55,600 1.9 Yes

Texas

11,915,500 12,126,300 210,800 1.8 Yes

Utah

1,393,800 1,435,900 42,100 3.0 Yes

Vermont

314,600 315,000 400 0.1 No

Virginia

3,896,200 3,933,700 37,500 1.0 Yes

Washington

3,188,100 3,285,600 97,500 3.1 Yes

West Virginia

761,000 771,900 10,900 1.4 Yes

Wisconsin

2,903,100 2,933,500 30,400 1.0 Yes

Wyoming

288,000 279,100 -8,900 -3.1 Yes
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary

The largest over-the-year percentage gains in nonfarm payroll employment occurred in Florida (+3.2 percent), Washington (+3.1 percent), and Utah (+3.0 percent). Wyoming had the largest over-the-year percentage decline in employment (–3.1 percent).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see “Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — November 2016” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 31 states over the 12 months ending November 2016 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-in-31-states-over-the-12-months-ending-november-2016.htm (visited September 26, 2021).

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