From September 2013 to September 2014, nonfarm employment increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Alaska had the only over-the-year decrease in employment (−0.2 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+5.1 percent), followed by Texas (+3.7 percent) and Utah (+3.6 percent).
Over the same period, 37 states had statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were positive. The largest significant numerical over-the-year job increase occurred in Texas (+413,700 or 3.7 percent), followed by California (+297,000 or 1.9 percent) and Florida (+205,600 or 2.7 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 — September 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑14‑1963.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, North Dakota has largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment at 5.1 percent at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20141022.htm (visited December 06, 2023).