Nevada employment up 3.8 percent over the year, June 2017

July 25, 2017

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 33 states over the year ending June 2017. The largest percentage gain, 3.8 percent, occurred in Nevada (where employment increased 48,700), followed by Utah, 3.0 percent (an employment increases of 43,400), and Florida, 2.9 percent (an employment increase of 238,600).

States with statistically significant employment changes from June 2016 to June 2017, seasonally adjusted
State Over-the-year change, June 2016 to June 2017 Employment, June 2017
Percentage change in employment Change in employment

Nevada

3.8% 48,700 1,342,100

Utah

3.0 43,400 1,468,100

Florida

2.9 238,600 8,602,700

Georgia

2.8 122,600 4,496,000

Oregon

2.7 50,200 1,880,000

Texas

2.7 319,300 12,306,300

Washington

2.4 76,400 3,315,200

Idaho

2.2 15,200 709,200

Minnesota

2.2 62,600 2,947,200

Alabama

2.1 40,600 2,010,700

Arizona

2.1 56,900 2,753,400

Colorado

2.1 54,900 2,647,000

Maryland

2.1 56,100 2,757,400

Arkansas

2.0 24,900 1,249,800

Tennessee

2.0 59,300 3,018,200

Massachusetts

1.9 65,900 3,617,000

New Hampshire

1.7 11,000 677,200

North Carolina

1.7 72,200 4,406,900

California

1.6 261,400 16,703,300

Iowa

1.6 25,600 1,591,800

Kentucky

1.6 30,900 1,939,500

Missouri

1.6 46,600 2,886,300

Nebraska

1.6 16,200 1,031,000

New York

1.6 148,300 9,530,800

Indiana

1.5 45,200 3,121,600

Michigan

1.4 60,800 4,383,000

South Carolina

1.4 29,700 2,080,000

Pennsylvania

1.3 74,000 5,936,400

Virginia

1.3 50,000 3,961,900

Wisconsin

1.3 38,400 2,955,200

New Jersey

1.2 48,300 4,118,200

Ohio

1.0 56,800 5,528,800

Illinois

0.9 54,100 6,049,100

Georgia, Oregon, and Texas also had over-the-year employment increases of 2.7 percent or more.

From June 2016 to June 2017, the largest job gains occurred in Texas, where employment increased 319,300 (or 2.7 percent). This was followed by California, with an increase of 261,400 (or 1.6 percent), and Florida (238,600 or 2.9 percent).

New York and Georgia also had employment changes of more than 100,000.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data are preliminary. To learn more, see "State Employment and Unemployment — June 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, Nevada employment up 3.8 percent over the year, June 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/nevada-employment-up-3-point-8-percent-over-the-year-june-2017.htm (visited December 18, 2017).

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