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Nevada and Hawaii had largest percentage increases in employment for year ended January 2022

March 21, 2022

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 46 states and the District of Columbia and was essentially unchanged in 4 states for the year ended January 2022. The largest percentage increases occurred in Nevada (10.3 percent), Hawaii (7.5 percent), California (7.4 percent), New Mexico (6.0 percent), and Oregon (5.9 percent).

12-month percent change in industry employment for selected states, seasonally adjusted, January 2021 to January 2022 
Industry Nevada Hawaii California New Mexico Oregon

Total nonfarm

10.3% 7.5% 7.4% 6.0% 5.9%

Mining, logging, and construction

1.7 -3.0 1.2 4.5 2.6

Manufacturing

8.1 6.0 2.3 7.0 4.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

5.5 7.9 3.6 4.5 2.3

Information

14.6 9.2 11.3 11.8 6.8

Financial activities

7.0 -0.7 1.0 0.3 1.6

Professional and business services

13.7 4.4 5.4 3.8 3.9

Education and health services

4.8 1.3 3.9 1.2 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

26.9 37.3 43.3 35.4 42.4

Other services

4.2 5.6 21.3 2.7 2.4

Government

2.0 -0.3 2.9 2.2 4.3

In Nevada, the major industries with the largest percentage increases in employment for the year ended January 2022 were leisure and hospitality (26.9 percent), information (14.6 percent), and professional and business services (13.7 percent).

As with Nevada, the leisure and hospitality industry had the largest percentage increases in employment among major industries in California (43.3 percent), Oregon (42.4 percent), Hawaii (37.3 percent), and New Mexico (35.4 percent).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "State Employment and Unemployment — January 2022." For more charts and maps related to state employment and unemployment, see the state chart package.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nevada and Hawaii had largest percentage increases in employment for year ended January 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/nevada-and-hawaii-had-largest-percentage-increases-in-employment-for-year-ended-january-2022.htm (visited November 29, 2022).

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