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Gross job gains exceeded gross job losses in 26 states and D.C. for quarter ended June 2019

January 31, 2020

From March to June 2019, private-sector gross job gains exceeded gross job losses in the United States by 182,000, or an increase of 0.1 percent of total employment. Gross job gains were 7.6 million, or 6.0 percent of total employment. Gross job losses were 7.4 million, or 5.9 percent of total employment. Gross job gains exceeded gross job losses in 26 states and the District of Columbia.

Gross job gains and losses in the private sector as a percent of total employment for the quarter ended June 2019
State Gross job gains as a percent of total employment Gross job losses as a percent of total employment

Alaska

10.8% 10.2%

Wyoming

8.5 9.6

Montana

8.0 7.7

Maine

7.5 7.5

Idaho

7.1 6.7

Colorado

7.0 6.2

Utah

6.9 6.5

Vermont

6.9 7.1

North Dakota

6.7 6.7

Washington

6.6 5.7

California

6.6 6.4

Florida

6.5 6.3

New Hampshire

6.4 6.3

Rhode Island

6.4 6.7

Oregon

6.3 6.1

South Carolina

6.3 6.2

New Mexico

6.3 6.3

Maryland

6.3 6.4

New Jersey

6.2 5.8

South Dakota

6.2 6.0

Georgia

6.2 6.4

West Virginia

6.2 6.5

North Carolina

6.1 5.7

Virginia

6.1 5.9

Massachusetts

6.0 5.7

New York

6.0 5.9

Delaware

6.0 6.3

Louisiana

6.0 6.5

Nevada

5.9 6.0

Oklahoma

5.9 6.2

Minnesota

5.8 5.5

Iowa

5.8 5.6

Connecticut

5.8 5.9

Kentucky

5.8 5.9

Alabama

5.8 6.0

Mississippi

5.8 6.0

Texas

5.7 5.3

Arizona

5.7 5.7

Kansas

5.7 5.7

Nebraska

5.7 5.7

Illinois

5.6 5.3

Ohio

5.6 5.7

Missouri

5.6 5.8

Tennessee

5.5 5.0

Wisconsin

5.5 5.3

Michigan

5.5 5.8

District of Columbia

5.4 5.5

Pennsylvania

5.2 5.3

Indiana

5.2 5.8

Arkansas

5.0 5.7

Hawaii

4.7 6.1

From March 2019 to June 2019, Alaska (10.8%), Wyoming (8.5%), and Montana (8.0%) had the highest gross job gains as a percent of total employment. Those states also had the highest gross job losses as a percent of total employment: Alaska (10.2%), Wyoming (9.6%), and Montana (7.7%).

For the quarter ended June 2019, Washington had the largest net increase in jobs as a percent of total employment, with a gain of 0.9 percent. Gross job gains were 161,898, compared with gross job losses of 142,841. Over that period, Hawaii had the largest net decrease in jobs as a percent of total employment, with a loss of 1.4 percent, as gross job losses were 25,041 and gross job gains were 32,710. 

These data are from the Business Employment Dynamics program and are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "Business Employment Dynamics — Second Quarter 2019." Also see charts related to the latest "Business Employment Dynamics" news release.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Gross job gains exceeded gross job losses in 26 states and D.C. for quarter ended June 2019 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/gross-job-gains-exceeded-gross-job-losses-in-26-states-and-d-c-for-quarter-ended-june-2019.htm (visited August 04, 2020).

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