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Nevada had largest percentage increase in employment over the year ended June 2019

July 23, 2019

Twenty-eight states had statistically significant over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment for the year ended in June 2019. The largest percentage gain occurred in Nevada (+3.3 percent), followed by Arizona (+2.8 percent), Utah (+2.7 percent), and Washington (+2.7 percent).

States with statistically significant employment changes from June 2018 to June 2019, seasonally adjusted
State Over-the-year percentage change Employment, June 2018 Employment, June 2019 Over-the-year change in employment

Nevada

3.3% 1,380,700 1,426,200 45,500

Arizona

2.8 2,848,100 2,928,300 80,200

Utah

2.7 1,514,400 1,555,700 41,300

Washington

2.7 3,401,400 3,494,600 93,200

South Dakota

2.6 438,100 449,300 11,200

Florida

2.5 8,767,700 8,986,500 218,800

Texas

2.5 12,492,800 12,808,400 315,600

Idaho

2.3 738,200 754,900 16,700

Wyoming

2.0 285,000 290,800 5,800

Alabama

1.9 2,041,400 2,080,700 39,300

Colorado

1.9 2,726,600 2,779,400 52,800

Oregon

1.9 1,907,500 1,943,700 36,200

Georgia

1.8 4,536,100 4,616,500 80,400

California

1.7 17,177,800 17,473,900 296,100

New Mexico

1.7 842,100 856,500 14,400

South Carolina

1.7 2,143,900 2,179,800 35,900

Tennessee

1.7 3,060,400 3,112,500 52,100

West Virginia

1.7 726,400 738,400 12,000

North Carolina

1.4 4,496,900 4,561,000 64,100

Arkansas

1.3 1,258,800 1,274,900 16,100

Illinois

1.3 6,111,000 6,190,200 79,200

Mississippi

1.2 1,153,800 1,168,100 14,300

Kentucky

1.1 1,934,100 1,954,800 20,700

New Jersey

1.1 4,157,000 4,204,600 47,600

Indiana

1.0 3,146,500 3,178,200 31,700

Massachusetts

1.0 3,646,900 3,682,400 35,500

Missouri

1.0 2,885,900 2,914,800 28,900

New York

1.0 9,689,100 9,786,200 97,100

South Dakota, Florida, Texas, Idaho, and Wyoming also had employment increases of at least 2.0 percent from June 2018 to June 2019.

In terms of the number of employees, the largest 12-month job gains occurred in Texas (+315,600, or +2.5 percent), California (+296,100, or +1.7 percent), and Florida (+218,800, or +2.5 percent).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see “State Employment and Unemployment — June 2019.” For more charts made from state employment and unemployment data, see the state chart package.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nevada had largest percentage increase in employment over the year ended June 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/nevada-had-largest-percentage-increase-in-employment-over-the-year-ended-june-2019.htm (visited September 30, 2020).

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