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Virginia added 14,100 jobs in December 2016

January 26, 2017

In December 2016, 5 states had statistically significant over-the-month decreases in nonfarm payroll employment and three states had significant increases. The significant job gains occurred in Virginia (+14,100, or +0.4 percent), Minnesota (+11,900, or +0.4 percent), and Arizona (+8,400, or +0.3 percent).

1-month change in nonfarm employment by state, seasonally adjusted, December 2016
State November 2016 December 2016 (p) 1-month change (p)

Alabama

1,976,900 1,976,200 -700

Alaska

334,800 334,600 -200

Arizona

2,708,600 2,717,000 8,400

Arkansas

1,230,500 1,232,200 1,700

California

16,602,900 16,606,600 3,700

Colorado

2,631,400 2,627,400 -4,000

Connecticut

1,679,700 1,678,000 -1,700

Delaware

459,900 458,500 -1,400

District of Columbia

783,500 785,600 2,100

Florida

8,463,600 8,462,900 -700

Georgia

4,427,500 4,433,400 5,900

Hawaii

655,900 655,200 -700

Idaho

701,200 700,700 -500

Illinois

6,019,300 6,002,600 -16,700

Indiana

3,090,900 3,083,700 -7,200

Iowa

1,580,200 1,582,100 1,900

Kansas

1,392,900 1,392,400 -500

Kentucky

1,918,600 1,919,400 800

Louisiana

1,973,500 1,975,400 1,900

Maine

611,900 610,900 -1,000

Maryland

2,712,500 2,713,400 900

Massachusetts

3,583,800 3,590,400 6,600

Michigan

4,366,000 4,363,600 -2,400

Minnesota

2,907,400 2,919,300 11,900

Mississippi

1,140,800 1,133,600 - 7,200

Missouri

2,844,100 2,847,800 3,700

Montana

466,800 465,300 - 1,500

Nebraska

1,023,500 1,021,300 -2,200

Nevada

1,302,600 1,306,000 3,400

New Hampshire

675,000 672,600 -2,400

New Jersey

4,083,300 4,086,400 3,100

New Mexico

829,100 830,500 1,400

New York

9,403,200 9,413,100 9,900

North Carolina

4,353,400 4,360,200 6,800

North Dakota

441,500 436,900 -4,600

Ohio

5,506,900 5,517,200 10,300

Oklahoma

1,654,500 1,657,500 3,000

Oregon

1,858,100 1,863,100 5,000

Pennsylvania

5,901,300 5,900,100 -1,200

Rhode Island

493,100 492,100 -1,000

South Carolina

2,071,800 2,070,100 -1,700

South Dakota

440,300 437,300 -3,000

Tennessee

2,982,900 2,989,500 6,600

Texas

12,140,500 12,141,300 800

Utah

1,434,700 1,437,100 2,400

Vermont

315,200 315,800 600

Virginia

3,937,600 3,951,700 14,100

Washington

3,286,000 3,292,700 6,700

West Virginia

772,000 763,700 -8,300

Wisconsin

2,936,500 2,932,800 -3,700

Wyoming

278,700 278,700 0
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary.

The largest decreases in employment over the month occurred in Illinois (−16,700), West Virginia (−8,300), and Mississippi (−7,200). In percentage terms, the largest decrease occurred in West Virginia (−1.1 percent), followed by North Dakota (−1.0 percent) and South Dakota (−0.7 percent).

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 — December 2016" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Virginia added 14,100 jobs in December 2016 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/virginia-added-14100-jobs-in-december-2016.htm (visited September 23, 2020).

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