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Employment up 3.3 percent in Utah over the year ending May 2017

June 21, 2017

From May 2016 to May 2017, nonfarm payroll employment increases occurred in 28 states. The largest percentage gain, an increase of 3.3 percent, occurred in Utah (where employment increased 46,600), followed by increases of 2.7 percent in both Florida (employment increase: 228,000) and Nevada (employment increase: 35,000). Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington all had increases of 2.4 percent.

States with statistically significant employment changes from May 2016 to May 2017, seasonally adjusted
State 12-month change in employment 12-month percentage change Employment, May 2017

Alabama

35,800 1.8% 2,007,200

Arizona

49,300 1.8 2,744,600

Arkansas

22,000 1.8 1,246,700

California

242,600 1.5 16,697,500

Colorado

62,000 2.4 2,645,600

Florida

228,000 2.7 8,582,000

Georgia

103,100 2.4 4,465,300

Idaho

16,800 2.4 708,800

Indiana

41,700 1.4 3,114,600

Kentucky

26,400 1.4 1,937,500

Maryland

43,100 1.6 2,744,000

Massachusetts

58,300 1.6 3,607,900

Michigan

74,400 1.7 4,382,600

Minnesota

47,700 1.7 2,938,500

Missouri

47,000 1.7 2,877,800

Nevada

35,000 2.7 1,327,100

New Jersey

43,100 1.1 4,103,600

New York

149,100 1.6 9,512,700

North Carolina

69,200 1.6 4,397,900

Oregon

43,300 2.4 1,871,800

Pennsylvania

54,000 0.9 5,921,700

South Carolina

32,700 1.6 2,080,900

Tennessee

57,500 1.9 3,011,200

Texas

266,600 2.2 12,261,500

Utah

46,600 3.3 1,468,400

Virginia

44,400 1.1 3,951,500

Washington

76,200 2.4 3,311,200

Wisconsin

40,400 1.4 2,957,100

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

The largest job gains in terms of number of jobs was 266,600 in Texas (an increase of 2.2 percent), followed by an increase of 242,600 (or 1.5 percent) in California, and 228,000 in Florida.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data are preliminary. To learn more, see "State Employment and Unemployment — May 2017" (HTML) (PDF). Also see more charts and maps on state employment and unemployment.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment up 3.3 percent in Utah over the year ending May 2017 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/employment-up-3-point-3-percent-in-utah-over-the-year-ending-may-2017.htm (visited July 25, 2021).

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