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Oregon, Utah, Florida, Idaho, and Washington have largest percentage job gains over the year

June 22, 2016

Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant increases in nonfarm employment from May 2015 to May 2016. The largest percentage gains were in Oregon (3.4 percent) and Utah (3.3 percent), followed by Florida, Idaho, and Washington (3.2 percent each). The largest job gains occurred in California (440,300), Florida (253,900), and Texas (171,800).

 

 

States with statistically significant employment changes from May 2015 to May 2016, seasonally adjusted
States May 2015 employment May 2016 employment(p) Change in number of jobs(p) Percent change in number of jobs(p)

Oregon

1,770,600 1,830,100 59,500 3.4%

Utah

1,371,500 1,416,500 45,000 3.3

Florida

8,058,300 8,312,200 253,900 3.2

Idaho

670,600 692,100 21,500 3.2

Washington

3,145,300 3,246,100 100,800 3.2

Arizona

2,616,700 2,692,400 75,700 2.9

Georgia

4,245,900 4,370,500 124,600 2.9

California

15,966,800 16,407,100 440,300 2.8

Delaware

447,300 458,300 11,000 2.5

Colorado

2,531,300 2,593,300 62,000 2.4

South Carolina

1,996,400 2,043,700 47,300 2.4

District of Columbia

767,000 784,700 17,700 2.3

Hawaii

634,600 648,300 13,700 2.2

Tennessee

2,877,900 2,938,800 60,900 2.1

Nevada

1,253,400 1,278,500 25,100 2.0

Michigan

4,238,500 4,318,400 79,900 1.9

Arkansas

1,204,100 1,226,200 22,100 1.8

Maryland

2,658,800 2,707,400 48,600 1.8

North Carolina

4,229,600 4,307,700 78,100 1.8

Virginia

3,834,500 3,902,400 67,900 1.8

Wisconsin

2,883,600 2,931,300 47,700 1.7

Nebraska

1,002,900 1,019,400 16,500 1.6

Massachusetts

3,492,500 3,545,900 53,400 1.5

Texas

11,801,900 11,973,700 171,800 1.5

Indiana

3,028,600 3,067,300 38,700 1.3

Ohio

5,415,900 5,486,800 70,900 1.3

Iowa

1,559,900 1,577,900 18,000 1.2

New Jersey

4,018,100 4,066,100 48,000 1.2

Alabama

1,945,900 1,967,000 21,100 1.1

Minnesota

2,858,300 2,888,600 30,300 1.1

New York

9,242,200 9,332,000 89,800 1.0

Illinois

5,958,400 6,004,800 46,400 0.8

Pennsylvania

5,831,800 5,871,000 39,200 0.7

Wyoming

290,800 282,000 -8,800 -3.0

North Dakota

454,900 439,300 -15,600 -3.4
Footnotes:

(p) preliminary

Two states had significant declines in employment from May 2015 to May 2016: North Dakota (−15,600, or −3.4 percent) and Wyoming (−8,800, or −3.0 percent).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for May 2016 are preliminary and may be revised. The data are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see “Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — May 2016” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Oregon, Utah, Florida, Idaho, and Washington have largest percentage job gains over the year at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/oregon-utah-florida-idaho-and-washington-have-largest-percentage-job-gains-over-the-year.htm (visited October 27, 2021).