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Thirty-five states had statistically significant employment increases for year ending February 2016

March 29, 2016

Thirty-five states had statistically significant increases in employment over the 12 months ending in February 2016. The largest significant over-the-year job increase occurred in California (+451,600), followed by Florida (+243,200) and Texas (+170,900). Three states had statistically significant decreases in employment over the February 2015–February 2016 period: North Dakota (–22,700), West Virginia (–11,700), and Wyoming (–8,800).

Change in nonfarm employment, seasonally adjusted, February 2015–February 2016


100,000 and higher
 
50,000 to 99,999
 
10,000 to 49,999
 
1 to 9,999
 
Less than or equal to 0
 
Hover over a state to see data.
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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The largest percentage increases in employment for the year ending February 2016 occurred in Idaho (+4.0 percent), Utah (+3.3 percent), and Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington (+3.1 percent each). The largest percentage decreases occurred in North Dakota (–4.9 percent), Wyoming (–3.0 percent) and West Virginia (–1.5 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 — February 2016” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Thirty-five states had statistically significant employment increases for year ending February 2016 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/thirty-five-states-had-statistically-significant-employment-increases-for-year-ending-february-2016.htm (visited October 25, 2021).