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Employment up 1.3 percent in New Mexico in March 2021

April 21, 2021

In March 2021, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 29 states and was essentially unchanged in 21 states and the District of Columbia. From March 2020 to March 2021, nonfarm payroll employment was lower in 46 states and the District of Columbia and was essentially unchanged in 4 states.

Over-the-month and over-the-year percent changes in employment, selected states, March 2021, seasonally adjusted
State Percent change Change in employment Employment
Feb. 2021
to
Mar. 2021
Mar. 2020
to
Mar. 2021
Feb. 2021
to
Mar. 2021
Mar. 2020
to
Mar. 2021
Mar. 2020 Feb. 2021 Mar. 2021

New Mexico

1.3% -7.6% 10,500 -65,000 859,100 783,600 794,100

Oregon

1.1 -6.0 20,100 -117,800 1,958,400 1,820,500 1,840,600

Hawaii

1.0 -16.0 5,300 -104,800 655,200 545,100 550,400

Iowa

1.0 -3.7 15,100 -58,400 1,584,300 1,510,800 1,525,900

Oklahoma

1.0 -3.8 15,600 -64,700 1,692,300 1,612,000 1,627,600

Kansas

0.9 -3.4 12,800 -48,900 1,421,900 1,360,200 1,373,000

Washington

0.9 -4.8 28,700 -167,400 3,497,600 3,301,500 3,330,200

Minnesota

0.8 -5.8 21,600 -172,900 2,978,100 2,783,600 2,805,200

Montana

0.8 -1.1 4,000 -5,600 487,600 478,000 482,000

North Dakota

0.8 -5.2 3,400 -22,800 438,700 412,500 415,900

Texas

0.8 -3.1 99,000 -405,200 12,906,000 12,401,800 12,500,800

California

0.7 -7.7 119,600 -1,350,500 17,484,100 16,014,000 16,133,600

Maine

0.7 -4.2 4,100 -27,000 636,600 605,500 609,600

New Hampshire

0.7 -3.6 4,700 -24,400 681,900 652,800 657,500

New York

0.7 -9.1 63,700 -880,800 9,728,600 8,784,100 8,847,800

Illinois

0.6 -5.9 32,200 -360,700 6,090,700 5,697,800 5,730,000

Missouri

0.6 -3.5 15,400 -100,500 2,912,400 2,796,500 2,811,900

Nebraska

0.6 -1.8 6,000 -18,100 1,026,200 1,002,100 1,008,100

Georgia

0.5 -3.3 21,800 -151,000 4,637,000 4,464,200 4,486,000

Maryland

0.5 -4.4 13,100 -121,600 2,749,700 2,615,000 2,628,100

New Jersey

0.5 -7.1 20,800 -299,900 4,197,200 3,876,500 3,897,300

Tennessee

0.5 -2.7 15,400 -84,300 3,139,200 3,039,500 3,054,900

Wisconsin

0.5 -4.3 12,900 -129,000 2,978,800 2,836,900 2,849,800

Arizona

0.4 -2.9 12,200 -87,700 2,976,200 2,876,300 2,888,500

Florida

0.4 -5.0 32,200 -445,800 8,999,400 8,521,400 8,553,600

Massachusetts

0.4 -7.4 12,800 -272,700 3,699,400 3,413,900 3,426,700

Michigan

0.4 -6.4 15,400 -281,900 4,414,700 4,117,400 4,132,800

North Carolina

0.4 -2.8 17,300 -130,400 4,600,000 4,452,300 4,469,600

Pennsylvania

0.4 -6.1 24,000 -369,200 6,047,700 5,654,500 5,678,500

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary. Over-the-month percent changes are statistically significant for all of the states shown above.

The largest over-the-month percentage increase occurred in New Mexico, where employment increased 1.3 percent in March 2021, though employment in New Mexico in March 2021 was 7.6 percent lower than it was in March 2020.

Employment in Oregon was up 1.1 percent over the month, but down 6.0 percent over the year. Hawaii recorded a 1.0 percent employment increase in March 2021, though employment in Hawaii was 16.0 percent lower in March 2021 compared with a year earlier.

Iowa and Oklahoma also had employment increases of 1.0 percent in the most recent month. Iowa's employment was down 3.7 percent compared with a year earlier, while Oklahoma's was 3.8 percent lower.

In terms of the number of jobs, the largest over-the-month changes in the number of jobs were increases in California (+119,600), Texas (+99,000), and New York (+63,700), while the largest over-the-year changes were decreases in California (−1,350,500), New York (−880,800), and Florida (−445,800).

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. To learn more, see "State Employment and Unemployment — March 2021." For more charts and tables of state employment and unemployment data, see the state chart package.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment up 1.3 percent in New Mexico in March 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/employment-up-1-3-percent-in-new-mexico-in-march-2021.htm (visited July 29, 2021).

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