Utah had largest percentage increase in employment over the year ending November 2017

December 28, 2017

From November 2016 to November 2017, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 27 states and the District of Columbia. Employment in the other 23 states was essentially unchanged over the year. The largest percentage increases in employment occurred in Utah (2.8 percent), followed by Nevada and Texas (2.7 percent each).

Percentage change in total nonfarm employment by state, seasonally adjusted, November 2016—November 2017
State Over-the-year percentage change(p) November 2016 employment November 2017 employment(p)

Alabama

1.7% 1,983,500 2,016,900

Alaska

-0.8 329,900 327,400

Arizona

1.5 2,728,200 2,769,500

Arkansas

1.7 1,233,500 1,254,100

California

1.7 16,633,100 16,921,400

Colorado

1.7 2,618,000 2,663,300

Connecticut

0.0 1,678,200 1,677,500

Delaware

0.1 453,800 454,100

District of Columbia

1.0 785,900 793,800

Florida

2.3 8,481,400 8,676,400

Georgia

1.9 4,428,100 4,513,300

Hawaii

0.8 651,600 656,500

Idaho

2.3 705,200 721,400

Illinois

0.4 6,019,300 6,045,200

Indiana

0.7 3,108,300 3,129,300

Iowa

1.4 1,570,200 1,592,900

Kansas

0.2 1,408,700 1,411,600

Kentucky

1.3 1,927,400 1,953,000

Louisiana

0.5 1,966,000 1,974,900

Maine

0.3 617,100 619,200

Maryland

2.2 2,722,200 2,782,900

Massachusetts

1.8 3,583,400 3,648,600

Michigan

1.1 4,368,000 4,414,300

Minnesota

1.1 2,915,600 2,949,100

Mississippi

1.1 1,146,800 1,159,000

Missouri

1.1 2,864,200 2,894,400

Montana

0.8 472,100 476,000

Nebraska

1.0 1,021,800 1,031,900

Nevada

2.7 1,318,800 1,353,900

New Hampshire

1.3 674,300 683,000

New Jersey

1.0 4,094,800 4,136,700

New Mexico

1.2 835,400 845,600

New York

1.2 9,435,800 9,552,600

North Carolina

1.6 4,375,000 4,446,500

North Dakota

0.4 434,200 435,800

Ohio

0.7 5,501,200 5,539,800

Oklahoma

1.2 1,649,200 1,668,300

Oregon

2.0 1,849,300 1,885,600

Pennsylvania

1.1 5,913,400 5,976,000

Rhode Island

1.1 492,200 497,700

South Carolina

2.2 2,068,800 2,113,600

South Dakota

0.2 435,300 436,300

Tennessee

1.2 2,990,600 3,026,800

Texas

2.7 12,114,600 12,445,200

Utah

2.8 1,446,300 1,487,500

Vermont

1.6 312,600 317,600

Virginia

0.9 3,932,800 3,966,500

Washington

2.1 3,283,500 3,352,600

West Virginia

-0.8 754,400 748,100

Wisconsin

1.4 2,933,800 2,974,400

Wyoming

-0.6 276,600 274,900
Footnotes:

 

(p) = preliminary.

The largest job gains from November 2016 to November 2017 occurred in Texas (+330,600), California (+288,300), and Florida (+195,000).

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 — November 2017” (HTML) (PDF).

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Utah had largest percentage increase in employment over the year ending November 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/utah-had-largest-percentage-increase-in-employment-over-the-year-ending-november-2017.htm (visited October 15, 2018).

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