Twenty-four states had statistically significant over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment for the 12 months ended March 2018. Over the same 12-month period, employment was unchanged in 26 states and the District of Columbia.
The largest over-the-year job gains occurred in California (+321,000), Texas (+294,100), and Florida (+173,100). The largest percentage gains occurred in Idaho and Utah (+3.3 percent each), followed by Nevada (+2.9 percent).
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 — March 2018” (HTML) (PDF). More charts and maps on state employment and unemployment are available.