Employment growth 3.9 percent in Nevada, January 2018 to January 2019

March 14, 2019

Over the year ended January 2019, 26 states had statistically significant increases in nonfarm payroll employment. Employment was essentially unchanged in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

States with statistically significant employment changes from January 2018 to January 2019, seasonally adjusted
State 12-month percent change 12-month employment change Employment, January 2019

Ohio

1.0% 55,500 5,603,600

Indiana

1.1 35,400 3,168,400

Michigan

1.1 47,000 4,442,000

New York

1.1 107,200 9,724,400

Virginia

1.1 44,100 4,032,300

Kentucky

1.2 22,700 1,946,900

Illinois

1.3 78,000 6,172,700

Alabama

1.4 27,600 2,057,900

California

1.4 246,400 17,305,200

New Jersey

1.4 58,000 4,196,900

Oregon

1.5 28,200 1,931,900

Delaware

1.6 7,400 466,700

South Carolina

1.6 34,300 2,173,900

North Carolina

1.7 73,800 4,534,400

Colorado

1.8 49,300 2,749,300

Tennessee

2.0 61,200 3,095,600

Georgia

2.1 93,900 4,589,800

Florida

2.4 209,500 8,900,300

Idaho

2.4 17,300 746,800

Texas

2.4 292,000 12,649,300

South Dakota

2.5 10,900 447,900

Washington

2.5 83,900 3,456,500

West Virginia

2.7 19,500 738,200

Arizona

2.8 78,700 2,898,700

Utah

3.4 50,900 1,546,400

Nevada

3.9 53,300 1,416,500

Note: Data are preliminary.

Over this 12-month period, the largest percentage employment gains occurred in Nevada (+3.9 percent), Utah (+3.4 percent) and Arizona (+2.8 percent). Employment increased by more than 2.0 percent in West Virginia, South Dakota, Washington, Florida, Idaho, Texas, and Georgia.

In terms of the number of jobs, the largest gains from January 2018 to January 2019 occurred in Texas (+292,000), California (+246,400), and Florida (+209,500). New York was the only other state where employment increased by more than 100,000 over this period. In addition, employmont increased by 78,000 or more in Georgia, Washington, Arizona, and Illinois.

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 — January 2019." Also see charts and maps on state employment and unemployment.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment growth 3.9 percent in Nevada, January 2018 to January 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/employment-growth-3-point-9-percent-in-nevada-january-2018-to-january-2019.htm (visited March 22, 2019).

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