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Employment up more than 3.0 percent in Nevada, Texas, and Florida, July 2022–July 2023

August 24, 2023

Over the year ended July 2023, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 36 states and was essentially unchanged in 14 states and the District of Columbia. The largest percentage increase occurred in Nevada, where an employment gain of 56,500 took the employment level above the 1.5 million mark and was an increase of 3.8 percent. Employment increased 3.3 percent in Texas and 3.2 percent in Florida during this 12-month period.

States with statistically significant employment changes from July 2022 to July 2023, seasonally adjusted
State Over-the-year
percent change in employment
Over-the-year
change in employment
Employment,
July 2022
Employment,
July 2023

Nevada

3.8 56,500 1,493,500 1,550,000

Texas

3.3 441,700 13,527,400 13,969,100

Florida

3.2 300,600 9,471,000 9,771,600

Idaho

2.8 23,600 829,400 853,000

Kentucky

2.6 50,200 1,963,300 2,013,500

New Mexico

2.6 21,700 848,900 870,600

Oregon

2.6 49,900 1,955,600 2,005,500

Washington

2.6 92,500 3,542,500 3,635,000

Delaware

2.4 11,200 472,100 483,300

Massachusetts

2.4 90,300 3,690,900 3,781,200

Pennsylvania

2.4 143,100 6,005,900 6,149,000

Utah

2.4 40,700 1,684,500 1,725,200

South Carolina

2.3 52,900 2,253,400 2,306,300

North Carolina

2.2 108,000 4,820,400 4,928,400

Tennessee

2.2 72,400 3,256,600 3,329,000

Arkansas

2.1 27,600 1,337,400 1,365,000

Alabama

2.0 42,500 2,118,100 2,160,600

California

2.0 363,600 17,752,500 18,116,100

Hawaii

2.0 12,700 623,400 636,100

Missouri

2.0 58,900 2,942,300 3,001,200

Nebraska

2.0 20,100 1,026,500 1,046,600

Arizona

1.8 56,600 3,101,900 3,158,500

Georgia

1.8 88,300 4,820,000 4,908,300

Indiana

1.8 57,500 3,208,800 3,266,300

New Jersey

1.7 73,300 4,261,800 4,335,100

Oklahoma

1.7 28,400 1,704,300 1,732,700

Kansas

1.6 23,100 1,422,600 1,445,700

Louisiana

1.6 30,200 1,926,700 1,956,900

Ohio

1.6 89,200 5,550,000 5,639,200

Virginia

1.6 64,400 4,082,700 4,147,100

Illinois

1.5 89,700 6,063,800 6,153,500

Colorado

1.4 38,800 2,869,000 2,907,800

Michigan

1.4 63,100 4,376,100 4,439,200

Minnesota

1.4 41,200 2,941,400 2,982,600

New York

1.3 124,900 9,576,500 9,701,400

Wisconsin

1.3 39,500 2,967,700 3,007,200

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

Employment increases were between 2.5 percent and 2.9 percent from July 2022 to July 2023 in 5 states: Idaho, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.

In terms of the number of jobs, the largest increases occurred in Texas (+441,700), California (+363,600), and Florida (+300,600). Pennsylvania, New York and North Carolina also had employment increases of more than 100,000.

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 — July 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 more than 3.0 percent in Nevada, Texas, and Florida, July 2022–July 2023 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/employment-up-more-than-3-0-percent-in-nevada-texas-and-florida-july-2022-july-2023.htm (visited May 18, 2024).

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