36 states added jobs in year ending October 2018
November 27, 2018
Thirty-six states had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment in October. The largest job gains occurred in Texas (+384,800), California (+308,700), and Florida (+232,600). The largest percentage gain occurred in Nevada (+3.4 percent), followed by Utah and Washington (+3.3 percent each).
|State||Percent change (p)||October 2017 employment||October 2018 employment (p)||Net change (p)|
District of Columbia
Over the year, 36 states added nonfarm payroll jobs and 14 states and the District were essentially unchanged.
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 — October 2018." For more charts and tables related to state employment and unemployment, see the state chart package.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 36 states added jobs in year ending October 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/36-states-added-jobs-in-year-ending-october-2018.htm (visited May 21, 2019).
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