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Employment up 4.0 percent in Nevada and Texas over the year ended June 2023

July 26, 2023

Over the year ended June 2023, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 41 states and was essentially unchanged in 9 states and the District of Columbia. The largest percentage increases occurred in Nevada and Texas (+4.0 percent each), followed by New Mexico (+3.8 percent) and Wyoming (+3.7 percent).

Employment changes by state, June 2022 to June 2023, seasonally adjusted
State Over-the-year percent change in employment Over-the-year change in employment Employment, June 2022 Employment, June 2023 Statistical significance

Nevada

4.0 59,100 1,488,200 1,547,300 Statistically significant

Texas

4.0 542,500 13,402,100 13,944,600 Statistically significant

New Mexico

3.8 32,100 842,600 874,700 Statistically significant

Wyoming

3.7 10,400 283,100 293,500 Statistically significant

Delaware

3.4 16,000 471,300 487,300 Statistically significant

Florida

3.4 319,500 9,406,800 9,726,300 Statistically significant

Washington

3.4 119,800 3,520,400 3,640,200 Statistically significant

Idaho

3.3 26,800 822,900 849,700 Statistically significant

Kentucky

3.1 61,100 1,954,500 2,015,600 Statistically significant

Alaska

3.0 9,600 318,500 328,100 Statistically significant

Oregon

3.0 58,200 1,940,500 1,998,700 Statistically significant

Utah

2.9 48,200 1,676,100 1,724,300 Statistically significant

Arkansas

2.8 36,700 1,327,800 1,364,500 Statistically significant

South Carolina

2.8 62,900 2,241,200 2,304,100 Statistically significant

Hawaii

2.7 16,700 612,600 629,300 Statistically significant

Louisiana

2.6 50,000 1,911,200 1,961,200 Statistically significant

Massachusetts

2.6 96,200 3,666,600 3,762,800 Statistically significant

Pennsylvania

2.6 154,600 5,977,300 6,131,900 Statistically significant

Tennessee

2.6 84,600 3,239,900 3,324,500 Statistically significant

Alabama

2.4 50,000 2,108,100 2,158,100 Statistically significant

Georgia

2.3 109,900 4,799,900 4,909,800 Statistically significant

Kansas

2.3 31,900 1,410,600 1,442,500 Statistically significant

Nebraska

2.3 23,800 1,022,700 1,046,500 Statistically significant

New Jersey

2.3 98,700 4,239,600 4,338,300 Statistically significant

North Carolina

2.3 110,400 4,799,400 4,909,800 Statistically significant

Virginia

2.3 92,500 4,053,900 4,146,400 Statistically significant

California

2.2 397,400 17,692,500 18,089,900 Statistically significant

Indiana

2.2 70,400 3,178,900 3,249,300 Statistically significant

New Hampshire

2.2 14,900 683,600 698,500 Statistically significant

New York

2.2 213,000 9,507,000 9,720,000 Statistically significant

Arizona

2.1 65,500 3,091,700 3,157,200 Statistically significant

North Dakota

2.1 8,900 427,800 436,700 Not statistically significant

District of Columbia

2.0 14,900 762,800 777,700 Not statistically significant

Illinois

2.0 121,100 6,019,900 6,141,000 Statistically significant

Missouri

2.0 59,800 2,932,100 2,991,900 Statistically significant

Oklahoma

2.0 33,900 1,693,200 1,727,100 Statistically significant

Maryland

1.8 49,800 2,693,700 2,743,500 Statistically significant

Minnesota

1.8 53,000 2,928,600 2,981,600 Statistically significant

Wisconsin

1.8 52,900 2,954,000 3,006,900 Statistically significant

Iowa

1.7 26,100 1,569,600 1,595,700 Statistically significant

Michigan

1.7 75,500 4,363,700 4,439,200 Statistically significant

Ohio

1.7 93,500 5,529,000 5,622,500 Statistically significant

Montana

1.6 8,300 507,900 516,200 Not statistically significant

South Dakota

1.6 7,400 452,200 459,600 Not statistically significant

Colorado

1.5 42,400 2,867,500 2,909,900 Statistically significant

Connecticut

1.2 20,300 1,666,900 1,687,200 Not statistically significant

Maine

1.0 6,600 636,500 643,100 Not statistically significant

West Virginia

0.9 6,500 694,000 700,500 Not statistically significant

Mississippi

0.7 8,100 1,164,400 1,172,500 Not statistically significant

Vermont

-0.2 -500 303,600 303,100 Not statistically significant

Rhode Island

-0.4 -1,900 497,100 495,200 Not statistically significant

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

The 4.0-percent change in Texas resulted from an employment increase of 542,500 over the year ended June 2023, while Wyoming's 3.7 percent increase represents an employment increase of 10,400.

In terms of the number of jobs, the largest over-the-year increases occurred in Texas (+542,500), California (+397,400 or 2.2 percent), and Florida (+319,500 or 3.4 percent). Employment increased by over 100,000 in 6 other states: New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Washington, North Carolina, and Georgia.

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 — June 2023." 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, Employment up 4.0 percent in Nevada and Texas over the year ended June 2023 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/employment-up-4-0-percent-in-nevada-and-texas-over-the-year-ended-june-2023.htm (visited June 18, 2024).

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