State employment over-the-year percent changes, December 2013

January 29, 2014

From December 2012 to December 2013, 29 states had statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were positive. North Dakota had the highest over-the-year percent increase in employment at 4.0 percent, followed by Florida (2.6 percent) and Oregon (2.4 percent).

States with statistically significant employment changes from December 2012 to December 2013, seasonally adjusted
StateDecember 2012December 2013 (p)Over-the-year change (p)Over-the-year percent change (p)

Arizona

2,488,3002,537,60049,3002.0

California

14,532,10014,767,800235,7001.6

Colorado

2,335,8002,379,70043,9001.9

Delaware

421,500430,6009,1002.2

Florida

7,452,1007,645,000192,9002.6

Georgia

3,988,6004,078,30089,7002.2

Hawaii

611,600621,1009,5001.6

Illinois

5,772,9005,835,10062,2001.1

Indiana

2,923,7002,975,50051,8001.8

Maryland

2,589,2002,625,20036,0001.4

Massachusetts

3,299,1003,354,60055,5001.7

Michigan

4,028,9004,092,70063,8001.6

Minnesota

2,751,9002,797,70045,8001.7

Mississippi

1,108,2001,127,10018,9001.7

Missouri

2,687,9002,721,80033,9001.3

Nevada

1,158,7001,180,10021,4001.8

New York

8,846,9008,943,80096,9001.1

North Carolina

4,032,3004,096,80064,5001.6

North

438,700456,10017,4004.0

Oklahoma

1,618,0001,636,80018,8001.2

Oregon

1,643,8001,682,70038,9002.4

South Carolina

1,876,5001,913,30036,8002.0

South Dakota

415,900421,9006,0001.4

Tennessee

2,739,7002,771,10031,4001.1

Texas

11,024,70011,277,100252,4002.3

Utah

1,266,2001,288,00021,8001.7

Virginia

3,745,8003,777,30031,5000.8

Washington

2,885,3002,940,20054,9001.9

Wisconsin

2,796,0002,840,50044,5001.6
Footnotes:

 

(p) Preliminary

 

AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareWashington, D.C.FloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

Employment in Texas increased 2.3 percent from December 2012 to December 2013. California's employment increased by 1.6 percent, and New York's employment went up 1.1 percent.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — December 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-14-0126. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State employment over-the-year percent changes, December 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140129.htm (visited October 20, 2014).

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