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Nevada, Georgia, Florida, Utah, and Texas had largest percent job gains for year ending August 2017

September 20, 2017

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 29 states and the District of Columbia from August 2016 to August 2017. Employment in the other 21 states was essentially unchanged over the year. In percentage terms, the largest increases occurred in Nevada (3.0 percent), Georgia (2.7 percent), Florida (2.6 percent), Utah (2.6 percent), and Texas (2.5 percent).

 

 

Percentage change in total nonfarm employment by state, seasonally adjusted, August 2016–August 2017
State Over-the-year percentage change August 2016 employment August 2017 employment Over-the-year change Change statistically significant?

Alabama

1.4% 1,977,900 2,004,800 26,900 Yes

Alaska

0.1 331,800 332,100 300 No

Arizona

1.3 2,716,400 2,751,100 34,700 Yes

Arkansas

1.9 1,228,500 1,251,900 23,400 Yes

California

1.6 16,512,700 16,777,800 265,100 Yes

Colorado

1.8 2,609,500 2,655,300 45,800 Yes

Connecticut

0.4 1,681,200 1,687,200 6,000 No

Delaware

0.6 454,500 457,300 2,800 No

District of Columbia

1.7 781,300 794,400 13,100 Yes

Florida

2.6 8,428,500 8,649,900 221,400 Yes

Georgia

2.7 4,393,700 4,510,200 116,500 Yes

Hawaii

0.6 651,900 655,700 3,800 No

Idaho

2.2 698,900 714,100 15,200 Yes

Illinois

0.4 6,020,200 6,043,800 23,600 No

Indiana

1.0 3,094,200 3,125,800 31,600 No

Iowa

1.1 1,572,900 1,590,100 17,200 No

Kansas

-0.6 1,410,900 1,401,900 -9,000 No

Kentucky

1.6 1,916,800 1,947,300 30,500 Yes

Louisiana

1.2 1,961,000 1,985,200 24,200 No

Maine

0.4 618,100 620,800 2,700 No

Maryland

2.3 2,714,700 2,778,300 63,600 Yes

Massachusetts

1.6 3,573,800 3,631,200 57,400 Yes

Michigan

1.4 4,332,300 4,392,600 60,300 Yes

Minnesota

1.5 2,904,100 2,948,100 44,000 Yes

Mississippi

0.6 1,146,600 1,153,500 6,900 No

Missouri

1.8 2,848,300 2,900,600 52,300 Yes

Montana

1.6 467,600 475,200 7,600 No

Nebraska

1.3 1,013,600 1,027,100 13,500 No

Nevada

3.0 1,309,100 1,347,900 38,800 Yes

New Hampshire

2.1 670,300 684,600 14,300 Yes

New Jersey

0.9 4,091,300 4,129,400 38,100 Yes

New Mexico

1.1 830,400 839,200 8,800 No

New York

1.4 9,421,400 9,550,000 128,600 Yes

North Carolina

1.6 4,352,500 4,423,000 70,500 Yes

North Dakota

1.3 435,100 440,800 5,700 No

Ohio

1.0 5,488,100 5,545,200 57,100 Yes

Oklahoma

1.2 1,649,100 1,669,000 19,900 No

Oregon

2.3 1,836,500 1,878,100 41,600 Yes

Pennsylvania

1.0 5,894,300 5,953,700 59,400 Yes

Rhode Island

1.9 490,400 499,700 9,300 Yes

South Carolina

1.7 2,059,300 2,094,900 35,600 Yes

South Dakota

0.8 433,500 436,800 3,300 No

Tennessee

1.8 2,975,400 3,027,600 52,200 Yes

Texas

2.5 12,035,300 12,333,900 298,600 Yes

Utah

2.6 1,434,700 1,472,000 37,300 Yes

Vermont

0.6 314,300 316,200 1,900 No

Virginia

1.5 3,922,500 3,981,200 58,700 Yes

Washington

2.1 3,256,800 3,324,100 67,300 Yes

West Virginia

0.1 744,500 745,400 900 No

Wisconsin

0.6 2,929,100 2,948,100 19,000 No

Wyoming

-0.9 279,500 277,100 -2,400 No

The largest job gains from August 2016 to August 2017 occurred in Texas (+298,600), California (+265,100), and Florida (+221,400).

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 “State Employment and Unemployment — August 2017” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nevada, Georgia, Florida, Utah, and Texas had largest percent job gains for year ending August 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/nevada-georgia-florida-utah-and-texas-had-largest-percent-job-gains-for-year-ending-august-2017.htm (visited November 14, 2019).

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