Payroll employment up 3.0 percent in Idaho and Utah over the year ended June 2018

July 24, 2018

From June 2017 to June 2018, 32 states had statistically significant changes in payroll employment, all of which were increases. Employment in 18 states and the District of Columbia were essentially unchanged.

Change in total nonfarm employment by state from June 2017 to June 2018, seasonally adjusted
State Over-the-year percent change in employment Over-the-year change in employment Employment, June 2017 Employment, June 2018 Statistically significant

Alaska

-1.0% -3,200 330,100 326,900 No

Arkansas

0.6 7,200 1,240,600 1,247,800 No

Connecticut

0.9 14,900 1,683,900 1,698,800 No

Delaware

0.9 4,000 455,900 459,900 No

District of Columbia

0.4 2,800 790,700 793,500 No

Hawaii

1.5 9,800 653,300 663,100 No

Indiana

0.6 17,300 3,109,700 3,127,000 No

Iowa

1.0 15,900 1,572,500 1,588,400 No

Kentucky

0.2 3,100 1,921,600 1,924,700 No

Louisiana

0.9 17,200 1,971,900 1,989,100 No

Maine

1.1 6,800 623,000 629,800 No

Maryland

0.2 5,400 2,726,500 2,731,900 No

Montana

0.6 2,900 473,100 476,000 No

North Dakota

-0.1 -400 432,400 432,000 No

Rhode Island

1.5 7,500 494,900 502,400 No

South Dakota

1.5 6,500 434,200 440,700 No

Vermont

0.1 400 315,400 315,800 No

West Virginia

0.9 6,800 744,200 751,000 No

Wyoming

1.7 4,900 281,400 286,300 No

Alabama

1.3 26,700 2,015,500 2,042,200 Yes

Arizona

2.4 66,100 2,774,900 2,841,000 Yes

California

1.6 269,100 16,822,900 17,092,000 Yes

Colorado

2.8 74,600 2,655,000 2,729,600 Yes

Florida

2.0 170,500 8,588,900 8,759,400 Yes

Georgia

1.7 77,300 4,456,000 4,533,300 Yes

Idaho

3.0 21,700 716,200 737,900 Yes

Illinois

1.0 58,300 6,067,800 6,126,100 Yes

Kansas

1.8 24,800 1,399,900 1,424,700 Yes

Massachusetts

1.7 63,200 3,612,300 3,675,500 Yes

Michigan

1.2 51,600 4,375,600 4,427,200 Yes

Minnesota

1.1 33,300 2,929,000 2,962,300 Yes

Mississippi

1.5 17,500 1,150,800 1,168,300 Yes

Missouri

1.2 34,300 2,869,200 2,903,500 Yes

Nebraska

1.3 13,600 1,017,300 1,030,900 Yes

Nevada

2.8 37,600 1,340,200 1,377,800 Yes

New Hampshire

1.8 12,300 675,300 687,600 Yes

New Jersey

1.1 43,900 4,135,600 4,179,500 Yes

New Mexico

1.5 12,600 828,900 841,500 Yes

New York

1.1 107,700 9,527,200 9,634,900 Yes

North Carolina

2.3 103,400 4,414,900 4,518,300 Yes

Ohio

1.3 72,300 5,532,400 5,604,700 Yes

Oklahoma

1.6 27,200 1,663,500 1,690,700 Yes

Oregon

2.0 38,000 1,873,800 1,911,800 Yes

Pennsylvania

1.3 77,500 5,939,400 6,016,900 Yes

South Carolina

1.7 35,200 2,090,500 2,125,700 Yes

Tennessee

2.0 59,500 3,010,300 3,069,800 Yes

Texas

2.9 359,500 12,216,000 12,575,500 Yes

Utah

3.0 43,900 1,469,000 1,512,900 Yes

Virginia

1.1 43,800 3,958,100 4,001,900 Yes

Washington

2.7 90,000 3,325,800 3,415,800 Yes

Wisconsin

1.0 30,000 2,946,100 2,976,100 Yes

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

The largest percentage gains in employment occurred in Idaho and Utah (+3.0 percent each), followed by Texas (+2.9 percent). Over-the-year employment changes of 2.3 percent or more also occurred in North Carolina, Arizona, Washington, Colorado, and Nevada.

The largest job gains over the June 2017–June 2018 period occurred in Texas (+359,500), California (+269,100), and Florida (+170,500).

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 — June 2018." Also see charts and maps on state employment and unemployment.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Payroll employment up 3.0 percent in Idaho and Utah over the year ended June 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/payroll-employment-up-3-point-0-percent-in-idaho-and-utah-over-the-year-ended-june-2018.htm (visited July 19, 2019).

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