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Employment in professional and business services increased in most states for year ending April 2017

May 25, 2017

From April 2016 to April 2017, employment in professional and business services, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality increased for most states and the District of Columbia. Employment in information decreased for most states and the District of Columbia. New Hampshire (6.8 percent) and Vermont (6.3 percent) experienced the largest over-the-year percentage increases in leisure and hospitality; Iowa recorded the largest percentage decrease in information (−7.5 percent).

Percent change in industry employment for states and the District of Columbia, not seasonally adjusted, April 2016–April 2017
State Mining and logging(p) Construction(p) Manufacturing(p) Trade, transportation, and utilities(p) Information(p)

Alabama

4.3 -0.4 1.6 -0.9 -4.3

Alaska

-11.9 -8.4 -16.0 -2.3 -3.1

Arizona

-1.7 4.3 1.4 0.7 -0.7

Arkansas

-4.8 -0.4 2.3 1.0 -3.7

California

-7.4 5.0 -0.8 0.8 -1.0

Colorado

-7.2 1.0 -0.3 2.3 -0.6

Connecticut

0.0 3.1 0.0 0.1 -3.1

Delaware

(1) 3.9 0.8 0.0 2.2

District of Columbia

(1) -7.0 0.0 0.0 -1.8

Florida

-1.7 6.7 3.0 2.4 0.4

Georgia

7.4 3.3 0.6 2.3 2.5

Hawaii

(1) -0.3 -2.9 1.8 7.1

Idaho

-8.8 4.4 3.3 1.3 3.3

Illinois

0.0 -4.9 -0.9 -0.8 1.2

Indiana

3.2 1.5 1.0 0.7 -4.9

Iowa

8.7 -3.3 -1.8 0.7 -7.5

Kansas

-1.5 -1.6 -1.1 -0.1 -4.8

Kentucky

-7.6 3.1 2.3 1.3 6.2

Louisiana

-10.3 6.8 -2.0 -0.7 -5.4

Maine

5.9 5.3 -0.2 0.3 -3.9

Maryland

0.0 0.8 -0.2 0.5 -2.9

Massachusetts

-9.1 1.2 -0.9 0.5 1.5

Michigan

1.4 4.4 0.8 -0.5 1.4

Minnesota

14.0 2.7 0.1 0.4 2.2

Mississippi

0.0 -8.3 -0.8 1.0 -6.6

Missouri

0.0 -1.7 0.4 0.9 -6.4

Montana

0.0 1.1 1.6 0.5 1.6

Nebraska

10.0 1.6 -0.2 0.6 5.4

Nevada

2.2 12.7 4.2 1.0 -2.7

New Hampshire

0.0 8.8 0.0 -0.3 0.0

New Jersey

7.7 -1.5 1.7 0.8 -0.7

New Mexico

-2.5 6.0 -3.3 0.2 -1.5

New York

2.0 0.5 -3.3 -0.2 0.8

North Carolina

3.6 0.2 -0.6 0.8 -4.1

North Dakota

10.1 3.0 -2.8 -2.1 4.5

Ohio

-1.8 1.0 0.2 0.6 3.1

Oklahoma

2.9 0.7 0.1 -2.4 -1.4

Oregon

0.0 9.2 1.3 1.0 1.2

Pennsylvania

-8.0 1.0 -1.4 0.3 -2.0

Rhode Island

0.0 10.9 0.7 1.2 -6.1

South Carolina

4.9 4.0 3.1 2.0 -4.3

South Dakota

11.1 5.1 -1.9 0.0 1.7

Tennessee

7.5 5.7 1.6 1.8 0.4

Texas

2.1 0.5 1.9 1.4 -4.6

Utah

-9.2 3.1 3.0 4.0 -0.8

Vermont

0.0 -2.1 -4.0 -0.5 -2.2

Virginia

1.3 0.6 -0.3 0.1 -4.5

Washington

4.9 5.6 -2.5 3.4 4.3

West Virginia

-2.9 -1.6 -2.4 -2.3 1.1

Wisconsin

2.7 0.8 1.8 0.1 -4.3

Wyoming

0.0 -4.7 0.0 -3.0 0.0
Footnotes:

 

(1) Mining is combined with construction.

(p) = Preliminary.

Percent change in industry employment for states and the District of Columbia, not seasonally adjusted, April 2016–April 2017
State Financial activities(p) Professional and business services(p) Education and health services(p) Leisure and hospitality(p) Other services(p) Government(p)

Alabama

2.2 1.9 2.8 2.2 1.5 1.0

Alaska

-2.5 -8.4 2.7 1.3 7.2 -0.2

Arizona

4.9 1.0 2.7 5.5 -2.7 0.3

Arkansas

0.4 4.0 3.9 2.1 2.8 -0.9

California

0.8 0.5 2.6 2.1 3.3 2.0

Colorado

1.6 1.9 1.6 3.8 4.5 0.2

Connecticut

1.5 -1.3 1.2 3.4 4.7 -1.7

Delaware

-0.2 -3.0 3.6 3.3 -1.6 -0.3

District of Columbia

-4.0 1.5 1.3 4.4 -1.5 0.0

Florida

2.2 2.8 2.6 2.4 3.5 0.8

Georgia

3.8 4.6 2.7 3.6 0.4 1.5

Hawaii

0.0 1.1 -0.7 3.1 0.4 1.7

Idaho

3.6 -0.7 4.5 2.6 3.8 2.8

Illinois

2.0 1.0 1.8 0.0 -0.9 -0.2

Indiana

2.6 0.0 1.7 0.4 2.6 0.5

Iowa

3.1 2.5 1.8 -0.6 2.6 0.5

Kansas

-0.5 -0.4 0.3 -0.7 -1.2 -0.4

Kentucky

3.2 3.3 2.1 -0.1 2.4 -0.2

Louisiana

0.2 -1.1 2.1 -1.4 1.1 -1.0

Maine

-1.0 -1.8 2.2 -0.8 -0.9 0.4

Maryland

1.0 4.3 2.8 0.4 2.5 1.6

Massachusetts

2.2 2.9 2.3 -0.5 1.3 1.6

Michigan

2.5 2.5 1.1 2.8 2.9 1.1

Minnesota

1.3 0.8 3.7 -0.9 2.8 0.6

Mississippi

0.5 -1.8 2.3 0.0 2.5 0.1

Missouri

1.8 3.1 2.5 1.4 -2.0 0.7

Montana

3.4 2.5 3.5 0.3 -1.1 1.1

Nebraska

2.2 2.1 1.5 0.7 3.0 -0.5

Nevada

1.3 4.8 5.3 2.4 3.3 1.9

New Hampshire

1.1 1.8 3.1 6.8 -1.3 0.1

New Jersey

2.4 1.9 2.3 1.3 -0.5 -0.6

New Mexico

0.0 1.3 1.5 3.5 3.6 -0.8

New York

0.3 2.2 2.4 0.3 1.0 0.5

North Carolina

2.1 3.3 1.7 1.2 3.1 1.1

North Dakota

2.1 1.5 1.5 -0.3 -2.5 0.6

Ohio

1.4 0.0 2.3 1.1 -1.0 -1.0

Oklahoma

2.2 0.6 1.1 -0.4 -1.4 0.1

Oregon

3.1 3.5 3.2 0.1 2.0 0.7

Pennsylvania

0.3 1.1 2.3 1.2 1.0 -0.5

Rhode Island

-1.5 0.5 1.5 0.4 -0.4 0.7

South Carolina

0.2 0.3 2.3 0.0 -1.6 0.7

South Dakota

2.7 1.0 1.8 3.1 0.6 1.3

Tennessee

2.0 2.4 2.1 1.7 0.8 1.0

Texas

2.4 3.1 3.5 2.6 3.3 1.8

Utah

1.6 4.6 3.9 4.2 3.6 2.2

Vermont

-4.2 1.5 0.0 6.3 4.8 0.3

Virginia

1.9 2.4 3.2 -0.1 -0.5 0.1

Washington

3.1 1.7 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.0

West Virginia

-1.4 -0.8 2.8 -0.5 -0.2 0.1

Wisconsin

1.5 -0.1 1.3 -0.6 2.7 1.1

Wyoming

-3.7 -4.0 -0.4 -2.8 -3.5 -1.8
Footnotes:

 

(p) = Preliminary.

In mining and logging, from April 2016 to April 2017, Minnesota had the largest percentage increase in employment (14.0 percent); Alaska recorded the largest percentage decrease (−11.9 percent). In construction, Nevada (12.7 percent) and Rhode Island (10.9 percent) recorded the largest percentage increases in employment. Alaska (−8.4 percent) and Mississippi (−8.3 percent) experienced the largest percentage decreases. Alaska recorded the largest percentage decrease in manufacturing (−16.0 percent), while Nevada recorded the largest percentage increase (4.2 percent).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see “State Employment and Unemployment — April 2017” (HTML) (PDF). Also see more charts and maps on state employment and unemployment.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment in professional and business services increased in most states for year ending April 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/employment-in-professional-and-business-services-increased-in-most-states-for-year-ending-april-2017.htm (visited November 15, 2019).

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