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Oregon and Utah had largest percentage increase in employment since June 2015

July 26, 2016

From June 2015 to June 2016, 35 states had statistically significant increases in employment. Among those, the largest percentage increases occurred in Oregon and Utah (3.2 percent each), Delaware (3.1 percent), and Florida (3.0 percent). North Dakota (−3.3 percent) and Wyoming (−3.1 percent) had statistically significant percentage decreases in employment.

Change in nonfarm employment by state, seasonally adjusted, June 2015–June 2016

2.0% and higher
1.5% to 1.9%
1.0% to 1.4%
0.0% to 0.9%
-0.1% and lower
Hover over a state to see data.
Hover over legend items to see states in a category.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Over the year, the largest statistically significant job increases occurred in California (461,100), Florida (244,500) and Texas (171,000). North Dakota (−15,000) and Wyoming (−8,900) 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 — June 2016" (HTML) (PDF).


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Oregon and Utah had largest percentage increase in employment since June 2015 at (visited July 19, 2024).

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