Nonfarm employment increased in 45 states and the District of Columbia from November 2014 to November 2015 and decreased in 5 states. The largest over-the-year percentage increases occurred in Idaho (4.2 percent), Utah (3.6 percent), and Florida (3.0 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage decreases occurred in North Dakota (−2.9 percent), West Virginia (−1.4 percent), and Wyoming (−0.7 percent).
Over the year, 36 states had statistically significant increases in employment. The largest increase occurred in California (417,100), followed by Florida (239,600) and Texas (179,300). North Dakota (−13,500) and West Virginia (−10,800) had significant decreases.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for November 2015 are preliminary and may be revised. The data are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see “Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — November 2015” (HTML) (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Idaho, Utah, and Florida have largest percentage job gains from November 2014 to November 2015 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/idaho-utah-and-florida-have-largest-percentage-job-gains-from-november-2014-to-november-2015.htm (visited September 22, 2023).