34 states added jobs in year ending July 2018

August 22, 2018

From July 2017 to July 2018, 34 states added nonfarm payroll jobs, and employment was essentially unchanged in 16 states and the District of Columbia. The largest job gains occurred in Texas (377,100), California (332,700), and Florida (210,600). The largest percentage gain occurred in Utah (3.5 percent), followed by Idaho and Nevada (3.4 percent each).

Change in nonfarm employment by state, July 2017 to July 2018, seasonally adjusted
State Percent change July 2017 employment July 2018 employment Net change

Alabama

1.1% 2,014,800 2,037,800 23,000

Alaska

-0.6 329,100 327,100 -2,000

Arizona

2.2 2,778,900 2,840,000 61,100

Arkansas

0.9 1,239,800 1,250,400 10,600

California

2.0 16,826,700 17,159,400 332,700

Colorado

2.9 2,659,600 2,737,300 77,700

Connecticut

1.0 1,680,200 1,696,800 16,600

Delaware

1.4 455,500 462,000 6,500

District of Columbia

0.9 787,600 794,900 7,300

Florida

2.5 8,590,100 8,800,700 210,600

Georgia

1.9 4,453,300 4,536,500 83,200

Hawaii

1.9 651,800 664,500 12,700

Idaho

3.4 715,700 740,000 24,300

Illinois

1.1 6,063,200 6,128,900 65,700

Indiana

0.6 3,105,000 3,123,900 18,900

Iowa

1.2 1,572,500 1,591,500 19,000

Kansas

1.7 1,403,200 1,426,600 23,400

Kentucky

0.8 1,920,300 1,936,300 16,000

Louisiana

1.1 1,967,500 1,988,300 20,800

Maine

0.9 622,800 628,500 5,700

Maryland

0.6 2,727,400 2,743,900 16,500

Massachusetts

1.8 3,613,300 3,680,100 66,800

Michigan

1.5 4,364,300 4,430,600 66,300

Minnesota

1.5 2,933,700 2,976,800 43,100

Mississippi

1.2 1,150,500 1,164,100 13,600

Missouri

1.2 2,869,700 2,904,400 34,700

Montana

1.1 472,500 477,600 5,100

Nebraska

1.7 1,015,600 1,033,100 17,500

Nevada

3.4 1,343,400 1,389,400 46,000

New Hampshire

1.9 674,800 687,600 12,800

New Jersey

1.8 4,125,000 4,200,500 75,500

New Mexico

1.6 829,400 842,800 13,400

New York

1.2 9,525,400 9,642,400 117,000

North Carolina

2.4 4,422,000 4,528,900 106,900

North Dakota

0.6 431,400 433,900 2,500

Ohio

1.5 5,533,900 5,616,100 82,200

Oklahoma

1.8 1,662,800 1,692,300 29,500

Oregon

2.5 1,874,200 1,921,900 47,700

Pennsylvania

1.2 5,948,600 6,020,500 71,900

Rhode Island

1.9 494,600 503,800 9,200

South Carolina

1.7 2,094,200 2,129,000 34,800

South Dakota

1.4 433,500 439,400 5,900

Tennessee

1.9 3,011,200 3,067,500 56,300

Texas

3.1 12,219,600 12,596,700 377,100

Utah

3.5 1,468,000 1,519,100 51,100

Vermont

-0.3 314,500 313,400 -1,100

Virginia

1.6 3,954,800 4,017,400 62,600

Washington

3.1 3,328,700 3,431,200 102,500

West Virginia

1.0 744,800 752,000 7,200

Wisconsin

1.3 2,946,200 2,985,000 38,800

Wyoming

2.0 281,700 287,200 5,500

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 — July 2018." For more charts and tables related to state employment and unemployment, see the state chart package.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 34 states added jobs in year ending July 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/34-states-added-jobs-in-year-ending-july-2018.htm (visited August 21, 2019).

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