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Payroll employment up 25 states, down in 1 state, in June 2021

July 22, 2021

In June 2021, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 25 states, decreased in 1 state, and was essentially unchanged in 24 states and the District of Columbia. From June 2020 to June 2021, nonfarm payroll employment increased in all states and the District.

Percent changes in employment, selected states, June 2021
State May 2021 to June 2021 June 2020 to June 2021 Employment in June 2020 Employment in May 2021 Employment in June 2021

Arizona

1.3% 5.1% 2,805,400 2,910,800 2,948,600

Nevada

1.2 11.6 1,197,300 1,320,600 1,336,000

Florida

0.9 4.3 8,339,900 8,616,900 8,698,200

North Carolina

0.9 5.8 4,257,300 4,460,500 4,502,400

Idaho

0.8 6.8 739,400 783,500 789,700

Alabama

0.7 4.8 1,930,500 2,007,800 2,022,500

Georgia

0.7 5.2 4,296,200 4,488,200 4,521,000

Tennessee

0.7 5.2 2,935,600 3,066,900 3,089,000

Washington

0.7 6.1 3,180,600 3,350,800 3,374,900

Indiana

0.6 5.2 2,902,600 3,035,000 3,052,600

Kansas

0.6 3.9 1,326,900 1,370,200 1,378,300

Mississippi

0.6 4.8 1,080,800 1,126,300 1,132,600

Ohio

0.6 3.7 5,130,800 5,289,500 5,320,800

Utah

0.6 6.4 1,502,700 1,589,900 1,599,100

West Virginia

0.6 3.2 665,200 682,300 686,700

Hawaii

0.5 8.0 526,900 565,800 568,800

Nebraska

0.5 4.6 964,800 1,003,800 1,009,300

Oklahoma

0.5 2.1 1,600,200 1,626,900 1,634,500

California

0.4 5.2 15,611,700 16,343,100 16,416,600

Colorado

0.4 6.0 2,565,500 2,708,800 2,719,600

New Jersey

0.4 10.1 3,574,800 3,919,000 3,935,600

Oregon

0.4 5.6 1,756,800 1,848,500 1,856,000

Texas

0.4 5.5 11,970,100 12,568,500 12,624,300

Wisconsin

0.4 5.3 2,728,100 2,860,800 2,871,500

Michigan

0.3 7.1 3,858,300 4,117,400 4,131,300

Alaska

-0.9 6.3 284,200 304,900 302,200

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 increases in employment occurred in Arizona (+1.3 percent), Nevada (+1.2 percent), and Florida and North Carolina (+0.9 percent each). Employment decreased 0.9 percent in Alaska in June 2021.

Over the year, the largest percentage increases occurred in Nevada (+11.6 percent), and New Jersey (+10.1 percent). Oklahoma (+2.1 percent) was the lone state to have an over-the-year employment gain below 3 percent in June 2021.

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 2021." For more charts and maps 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, Payroll employment up 25 states, down in 1 state, in June 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/payroll-employment-up-25-states-down-in-1-state-in-june-2021.htm (visited September 17, 2021).

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