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Nevada’s employment increased 6.0 percent over the year ended January 2023

March 16, 2023

Over the year ended January 2023, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 47 states and was essentially unchanged in 3 states and the District of Columbia. Nevada had the largest percentage employment increase (6.0 percent), followed by Texas (5.0 percent) and Florida (4.9 percent).

Change in nonfarm employment by state, January 2022 to January 2023
StatePercent changeJanuary 2022 employmentJanuary 2023 employmentNet change

Alabama

2.5% 2,086,500 2,138,700 52,200

Alaska

3.1 317,100 326,800 9,700

Arizona

3.2 3,047,500 3,145,300 97,800

Arkansas

3.4 1,313,400 1,357,600 44,200

California

3.5 17,366,900 17,966,400 599,500

Colorado

2.0 2,826,000 2,883,000 57,000

Connecticut

2.1 1,646,500 1,681,800 35,300

Delaware

2.9 465,900 479,300 13,400

District of Columbia

1.8 757,400 770,700 13,300

Florida

4.9 9,201,200 9,650,100 448,900

Georgia

3.4 4,714,400 4,874,000 159,600

Hawaii

4.0 604,500 628,900 24,400

Idaho

3.1 816,400 842,000 25,600

Illinois

2.8 5,942,000 6,105,900 163,900

Indiana

2.7 3,149,700 3,236,300 86,600

Iowa

2.5 1,553,100 1,591,300 38,200

Kansas

3.5 1,403,100 1,452,000 48,900

Kentucky

2.3 1,939,400 1,984,300 44,900

Louisiana

2.0 1,906,000 1,943,400 37,400

Maine

2.6 631,800 648,000 16,200

Maryland

1.5 2,689,200 2,730,400 41,200

Massachusetts

3.2 3,626,300 3,743,500 117,200

Michigan

2.3 4,306,300 4,403,200 96,900

Minnesota

2.7 2,894,500 2,972,800 78,300

Mississippi

1.9 1,156,000 1,177,600 21,600

Missouri

2.9 2,885,500 2,968,600 83,100

Montana

3.0 501,800 517,100 15,300

Nebraska

2.5 1,016,600 1,041,600 25,000

Nevada

6.0 1,444,200 1,530,500 86,300

New Hampshire

2.9 678,800 698,500 19,700

New Jersey

3.6 4,172,500 4,321,600 149,100

New Mexico

3.1 834,500 860,400 25,900

New York

3.6 9,348,900 9,688,600 339,700

North Carolina

3.6 4,698,100 4,867,800 169,700

North Dakota

2.2 422,700 432,100 9,400

Ohio

1.6 5,481,000 5,569,500 88,500

Oklahoma

3.0 1,677,400 1,727,300 49,900

Oregon

3.7 1,919,200 1,990,000 70,800

Pennsylvania

3.2 5,895,600 6,085,800 190,200

Rhode Island

1.9 487,500 496,700 9,200

South Carolina

3.3 2,200,500 2,272,600 72,100

South Dakota

2.7 447,300 459,300 12,000

Tennessee

3.9 3,186,600 3,309,800 123,200

Texas

5.0 13,128,200 13,782,300 654,100

Utah

2.9 1,651,200 1,699,700 48,500

Vermont

2.0 300,300 306,300 6,000

Virginia

3.0 4,012,700 4,131,600 118,900

Washington

4.0 3,458,800 3,596,300 137,500

West Virginia

0.5 694,300 697,700 3,400

Wisconsin

1.9 2,932,100 2,987,900 55,800

Wyoming

2.1 282,000 288,000 6,000

Puerto Rico

3.0 911,800 939,500 27,700

The largest net employment increases for the year ended January 2023 occurred in Texas (654,100), California (599,500), and Florida (448,900).

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 2023." 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’s employment increased 6.0 percent over the year ended January 2023 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/nevadas-employment-increased-6-0-percent-over-the-year-ended-january-2023.htm (visited March 21, 2023).

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