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North Dakota has largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment at 4.8 percent

December 29, 2014

From November 2013 to November 2014, nonfarm employment increased in 48 states and the District of Columbia. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+4.8 percent), followed by Texas (+3.9 percent) and Utah (+3.4 percent). Employment decreased in Alaska (−0.4 percent) and Mississippi (−0.1 percent).

Percent change in nonfarm payroll employment by state, seasonally adjusted, November 2013–November 2014

3.0 percent and higher
2.0 percent to 2.9 percent
1.0 percent to 1.9 percent
0.0 percent to 0.9 percent
-0.1 percent and lower
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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Over the year, 34 states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were positive. The largest significant over-the-year job increase occurred in Texas (+441,200 or 3.9 percent), followed by California (+344,100 or 2.0 percent) and Florida (+229,900 or 3.0 percent).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — November 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, North Dakota has largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment at 4.8 percent at (visited July 21, 2024).

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