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Texas lost 26,800 manufacturing jobs over the year ended September 2016

October 25, 2016

Manufacturing employment decreased by 26,800 in Texas over the year ended September 2016. Following Texas, California (−18,000), Illinois (−11,500), and Oklahoma (−9,300) had the largest declines in employment in the industry. In contrast, Florida (+11,800), Michigan (+8,100), and Tennessee (+7,500) added the most manufacturing jobs over the year. Nationwide, the manufacturing industry lost 61,000 jobs over the same period.

Change in manufacturing employment from September 2015 to September 2016
State September 2015 September 2016 (p) 12-month change (p) 12-month percent change (p)

Alabama

258,700 263,000 4,300 1.7%

Alaska

15,900 15,300 -600 -3.8

Arizona

158,600 158,000 -600 -0.4

Arkansas

154,800 154,100 -700 -0.5

California

1,312,900 1,294,900 -18,000 -1.4

Colorado

141,900 143,000 1,100 0.8

Connecticut

159,100 159,700 600 0.4

Delaware

27,300 27,200 -100 -0.4

District of Columbia

1,200 1,200 0 0.0

Florida

345,500 357,300 11,800 3.4

Georgia

380,400 384,100 3,700 1.0

Hawaii

13,900 13,900 0 0.0

Idaho

63,000 64,400 1,400 2.2

Illinois

580,700 569,200 -11,500 -2.0

Indiana

520,800 516,600 -4,200 -0.8

Iowa

215,200 211,200 -4,000 -1.9

Kansas

161,300 160,600 -700 -0.4

Kentucky

243,500 243,800 300 0.1

Louisiana

142,600 135,200 -7,400 -5.2

Maine

51,100 51,400 300 0.6

Maryland

104,100 106,000 1,900 1.8

Massachusetts

249,100 250,600 1,500 0.6

Michigan

592,400 600,500 8,100 1.4

Minnesota

318,500 318,000 -500 -0.2

Mississippi

142,400 142,900 500 0.4

Missouri

261,700 259,400 -2,300 -0.9

Montana

19,300 19,900 600 3.1

Nebraska

97,200 97,100 -100 -0.1

Nevada

42,200 42,600 400 0.9

New Hampshire

67,200 66,400 -800 -1.2

New Jersey

239,700 244,600 4,900 2.0

New Mexico

27,900 26,400 -1,500 -5.4

New York

457,300 452,400 -4,900 -1.1

North Carolina

462,900 461,700 -1,200 -0.3

North Dakota

25,600 25,000 -600 -2.3

Ohio

686,400 685,700 -700 -0.1

Oklahoma

134,900 125,600 -9,300 -6.9

Oregon

189,500 188,500 -1,000 -0.5

Pennsylvania

567,100 564,500 -2,600 -0.5

Rhode Island

41,300 41,500 200 0.5

South Carolina

236,700 241,100 4,400 1.9

South Dakota

42,500 41,800 -700 -1.6

Tennessee

334,900 342,400 7,500 2.2

Texas

869,900 843,100 -26,800 -3.1

Utah

124,100 128,500 4,400 3.5

Vermont

30,900 30,500 -400 -1.3

Virginia

234,100 229,700 -4,400 -1.9

Washington

295,100 289,500 -5,600 -1.9

West Virginia

47,700 46,900 -800 -1.7

Wisconsin

469,100 471,700 2,600 0.6

Wyoming

9,800 9,900 100 1.0
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary

Across all industries, 35 states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment in September. The largest job gains occurred in California (+379,700), Florida (+276,300), and Texas (+206,800). Only Wyoming (−9,200) had a significant over-the-year decline in employment.

These data are not seasonally adjusted. State level employment may not sum to national level employment because the estimates are developed independently to reduce state level sampling and nonsampling error. 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 2016" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Texas lost 26,800 manufacturing jobs over the year ended September 2016 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/texas-lost-26800-manufacturing-jobs-over-the-year-ended-september-2016.htm (visited November 22, 2019).

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