July 21, 2014From June 2013 to June 2014, statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were positive, were seen in 30 states.
From June 2013 to June 2014, the largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (4.8 percent), followed by Nevada (+3.9 percent) and Utah (+3.5 percent). The over-the-year increases in employment in these three states were 21,400 in North Dakota, 46,200 in Nevada, and 44,800 in Utah. The smallest statistically significant over-the-year percentage increase in employment was seen in Michigan where an employment increase of 33,900 accounted for an increase of 0.8 percent.
The largest over-the-year job increase in June 2014 occurred in Texas (371,000, an increase of 3.3 percent), followed by California (356,400 or 2.4 percent) and Florida (237,500 or 3.1 percent). The only other state with an over-the-year increase over 100,000 was New York, where employment increased by 115,000 (or 1.3 percent).
The states with the smallest statistically significant over-the-year changes in employment in June 2014 were West Virginia (11,100 or 1.5 percent) and Montana (6,400 or 1.4 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 — June 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-14-1311.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, North Dakota has largest over-the-year percentage employment increase, June 2014 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140721.htm (visited March 28, 2015).
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