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Professional and business services employment up 8.0 percent in South Dakota over the year

October 23, 2018

Professional and business services employment increased by 2,500, or 8.0 percent, in South Dakota over the year ended September 2018. In Mississippi, professional and business services employment increased by 7,400, or 6.9 percent.

12-month change in professional and business services employment, by state, September 2018
State 12-month percentage change in employment 12-month change in  employment Employment, September 2017 Employment, September 2018

Alabama

4.8% 11,500 241,400 252,900

Alaska

1.4 400 28,500 28,900

Arizona

3.7 15,500 421,700 437,200

Arkansas

4.6 6,700 145,200 151,900

California

3.1 80,000 2,583,900 2,663,900

Colorado

4.1 17,000 418,200 435,200

Connecticut

2.1 4,700 218,900 223,600

Delaware

3.8 2,300 61,300 63,600

District of Columbia

1.0 1,700 165,900 167,600

Florida

5.6 72,500 1,292,300 1,364,800

Georgia

2.3 15,400 669,400 684,800

Hawaii

4.3 3,500 82,000 85,500

Idaho

3.3 3,000 92,000 95,000

Illinois

0.6 5,600 952,800 958,400

Indiana

1.7 5,700 342,000 347,700

Iowa

1.4 2,000 140,300 142,300

Kansas

3.5 6,200 178,400 184,600

Kentucky

1.1 2,300 215,700 218,000

Louisiana

0.9 1,800 209,400 211,200

Maine

0.7 500 67,100 67,600

Maryland

4.3 19,300 447,400 466,700

Massachusetts

5.3 30,400 570,200 600,600

Michigan

1.6 10,400 648,100 658,500

Minnesota

1.0 3,800 374,700 378,500

Mississippi

6.9 7,400 106,900 114,300

Missouri

2.5 9,700 386,000 395,700

Montana

4.6 1,900 41,300 43,200

Nebraska

3.7 4,400 118,200 122,600

Nevada

4.6 8,400 182,400 190,800

New Hampshire

-1.5 -1,200 82,400 81,200

New Jersey

2.4 15,900 672,000 687,900

New Mexico

4.1 4,300 105,500 109,800

New York

0.7 9,600 1,328,900 1,338,500

North Carolina

4.5 27,800 618,900 646,700

North Dakota

3.7 1,300 34,800 36,100

Ohio

0.9 6,700 726,200 732,900

Oklahoma

3.5 6,600 188,400 195,000

Oregon

1.6 3,900 245,500 249,400

Pennsylvania

2.5 20,100 807,200 827,300

Rhode Island

3.5 2,400 68,400 70,800

South Carolina

0.4 1,200 275,500 276,700

South Dakota

8.0 2,500 31,200 33,700

Tennessee

3.1 12,500 409,500 422,000

Texas

4.8 80,400 1,683,200 1,763,600

Utah

3.8 7,900 210,100 218,000

Vermont

0.3 100 28,800 28,900

Virginia

2.3 17,000 732,500 749,500

Washington

5.6 23,700 422,000 445,700

West Virginia

-1.0 -700 67,200 66,500

Wisconsin

0.2 500 326,300 326,800

Wyoming

2.7 500 18,700 19,200

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

New Hampshire and West Virginia had the largest percentage decreases in professional and business services employment, −1.5 percent and −1.0 percent, respectively.

Looking at the change in the numbers of employees, Texas, California, and Florida had the largest employment increases over the September 2017 to September 2018 period, all between 72,500 and 80,400. New Hampshire experienced the largest decrease in professional and business services, −1,200.

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 "State Employment and Unemployment — September 2018." Also see charts and maps on state employment and unemployment. The professional and business services industry includes legal, accounting, advertising and other services, as well as management of companies and enterprises and administrative and support services.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Professional and business services employment up 8.0 percent in South Dakota over the year on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/professional-and-business-services-employment-up-8-point-0-percent-in-south-dakota-over-the-year.htm (visited November 15, 2019).

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