Thirty-seven states had significant employment increases for year ending November 2018

December 27, 2018

For the year ending November 2018, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 37 states and was essentially unchanged in 13 states and the District of Columbia.

Change in nonfarm payroll employment by state, November 2017 to November 2018, seasonally adjusted
State November 2018 employment (p) November 2017 employment Over-the-year net change (p) Statistically significant? Over-the-year percent change (p)

Alabama

2,054,800 2,020,000 34,800 Yes 1.7%

Alaska

326,000 326,500 -500 No -0.2

Arizona

2,892,600 2,791,000 101,600 Yes 3.6

Arkansas

1,254,100 1,241,900 12,200 No 1.0

California

17,267,700 16,967,900 299,800 Yes 1.8

Colorado

2,749,800 2,680,700 69,100 Yes 2.6

Connecticut

1,702,900 1,679,900 23,000 Yes 1.4

Delaware

464,300 457,200 7,100 No 1.6

District of Columbia

793,700 793,500 200 No 0.0

Florida

8,873,000 8,631,400 241,600 Yes 2.8

Georgia

4,581,200 4,482,200 99,000 Yes 2.2

Hawaii

666,100 652,800 13,300 Yes 2.0

Idaho

739,300 726,100 13,200 Yes 1.8

Illinois

6,136,500 6,081,900 54,600 Yes 0.9

Indiana

3,141,400 3,111,300 30,100 Yes 1.0

Iowa

1,593,000 1,577,100 15,900 No 1.0

Kansas

1,428,600 1,408,900 19,700 Yes 1.4

Kentucky

1,940,200 1,923,200 17,000 No 0.9

Louisiana

1,991,100 1,968,000 23,100 No 1.2

Maine

628,300 622,200 6,100 No 1.0

Maryland

2,763,800 2,727,100 36,700 Yes 1.3

Massachusetts

3,686,500 3,626,000 60,500 Yes 1.7

Michigan

4,441,200 4,389,300 51,900 Yes 1.2

Minnesota

2,976,400 2,941,200 35,200 Yes 1.2

Mississippi

1,172,800 1,158,700 14,100 No 1.2

Missouri

2,911,900 2,879,500 32,400 Yes 1.1

Montana

481,500 474,100 7,400 No 1.6

Nebraska

1,032,200 1,019,300 12,900 Yes 1.3

Nevada

1,405,200 1,353,300 51,900 Yes 3.8

New Hampshire

695,000 679,900 15,100 Yes 2.2

New Jersey

4,211,400 4,150,500 60,900 Yes 1.5

New Mexico

854,000 836,300 17,700 Yes 2.1

New York

9,682,000 9,567,600 114,400 Yes 1.2

North Carolina

4,537,900 4,437,200 100,700 Yes 2.3

North Dakota

434,400 427,000 7,400 No 1.7

Ohio

5,648,900 5,532,500 116,400 Yes 2.1

Oklahoma

1,704,200 1,676,000 28,200 Yes 1.7

Oregon

1,933,700 1,887,000 46,700 Yes 2.5

Pennsylvania

6,055,500 5,976,800 78,700 Yes 1.3

Rhode Island

502,700 497,600 5,100 No 1.0

South Carolina

2,138,000 2,105,200 32,800 Yes 1.6

South Dakota

446,100 436,800 9,300 Yes 2.1

Tennessee

3,089,000 3,028,300 60,700 Yes 2.0

Texas

12,703,400 12,338,000 365,400 Yes 3.0

Utah

1,529,400 1,485,700 43,700 Yes 2.9

Vermont

313,200 314,500 -1,300 No -0.4

Virginia

4,031,700 3,956,600 75,100 Yes 1.9

Washington

3,461,100 3,362,100 99,000 Yes 2.9

West Virginia

753,600 747,100 6,500 No 0.9

Wisconsin

2,990,000 2,946,200 43,800 Yes 1.5

Wyoming

290,900 281,900 9,000 Yes 3.2
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary.

The largest over-the-year job gains occurred in Texas (+365,400), California (+299,800), and Florida (+241,600). The largest over-the-year percentage gains occurred in Nevada (+3.8 percent), Arizona (+3.6 percent) and Wyoming (+3.2 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 “State Employment and Unemployment — November 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, Thirty-seven states had significant employment increases for year ending November 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/thirty-seven-states-had-significant-employment-increases-for-year-ending-november-2018.htm (visited July 23, 2019).

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