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Nevada retail trade employment more than doubles since April 1990

May 25, 2018

From April 1990 to April 2018, retail trade employment in Nevada more than doubled, from 66,500 to 146,200. Over that period, retail trade employment nearly doubled in Utah, from 88,100 to 174,100. Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, and Washington also experienced increases in retail trade employment that were greater than 50 percent.

 Percent and net change in retail trade employment by state, seasonally adjusted, April 1990 to April 2018
State Percent change in employment(p) Net change in employment(p) April 1990 employment April 2018 employment(p)

Nevada

119.8% 79,700 66,500 146,200

Utah

97.6 86,000 88,100 174,100

Arizona

69.9 138,000 197,400 335,400

Idaho

67.8 35,400 52,200 87,600

Colorado

60.3 103,500 171,500 275,000

Washington

59.7 147,900 247,800 395,700

Texas

48.2 434,900 902,000 1,336,900

Florida

43.4 338,600 779,900 1,118,500

Montana

42.8 17,600 41,100 58,700

Oregon

41.6 62,800 150,900 213,700

Georgia

38.0 137,400 362,000 499,400

North Dakota

36.1 12,500 34,600 47,100

Arkansas

35.0 36,300 103,700 140,000

South Dakota

34.1 13,300 39,000 52,300

North Carolina

32.0 121,400 379,300 500,700

Alaska

31.7 8,300 26,200 34,500

South Carolina

25.7 51,000 198,700 249,700

New Hampshire

25.1 19,500 77,600 97,100

Tennessee

24.3 64,900 267,600 332,500

Oklahoma

24.0 34,700 144,300 179,000

Delaware

23.1 10,100 43,800 53,900

New Mexico

22.6 16,600 73,500 90,100

Alabama

22.0 41,900 190,300 232,200

Mississippi

20.2 23,600 116,900 140,500

Wyoming

20.0 5,000 25,000 30,000

California

18.2 263,300 1,445,000 1,708,300

Minnesota

17.1 43,900 256,200 300,100

Missouri

16.1 44,200 274,500 318,700

Kentucky

16.0 29,800 186,600 216,400

Nebraska

14.5 13,800 94,900 108,700

Louisiana

14.3 28,800 201,400 230,200

Virginia

13.0 48,000 369,000 417,000

Wisconsin

11.1 30,700 277,100 307,800

Iowa

10.9 17,500 160,200 177,700

Vermont

9.7 3,300 34,100 37,400

New York

8.5 74,300 869,300 943,600

Indiana

8.4 26,200 310,500 336,700

Maine

7.3 5,600 76,300 81,900

Kansas

7.0 9,500 136,600 146,100

New Jersey

5.3 23,400 441,800 465,200

Hawaii

3.7 2,500 67,300 69,800

West Virginia

2.7 2,200 82,400 84,600

Maryland

0.0 0 292,000 292,000

Massachusetts

-0.5 -1,800 352,300 350,500

Illinois

-1.2 -7,300 611,200 603,900

Pennsylvania

-2.8 -18,100 639,300 621,200

Ohio

-3.3 -19,600 600,300 580,700

Rhode Island

-4.1 -2,100 50,700 48,600

Michigan

-6.4 -32,200 506,300 474,100

District of Columbia

-8.7 -2,300 26,300 24,000

Connecticut

-8.8 -17,600 199,500 181,900
Footnotes:

(p) = preliminary

In April 1990, retail trade employment in Texas and Florida was 902,000 and 779,900, respectively. As of April 2018, retail trade employment in both states reached over 1 million. This represented an increase of over 40 percent for each state over that period.

From April 1990 to April 2018, Connecticut experienced the largest decrease in retail trade employment with a decrease of 8.8 percent. The District of Columbia (−8.7 percent) and Michigan (−6.4 percent) also experienced decreases that were greater than 5 percent.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Statewide retail trade employment data begin in 1990. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see “State Employment and Unemployment — April 2018” (HTML) (PDF). More charts and maps on state employment and unemployment are available.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nevada retail trade employment more than doubles since April 1990 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/nevada-retail-trade-employment-more-than-doubles-since-april-1990.htm (visited November 22, 2019).

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