From July 2017 to July 2018, 34 states added nonfarm payroll jobs, and employment was essentially unchanged in 16 states and the District of Columbia. The largest job gains occurred in Texas (377,100), California (332,700), and Florida (210,600). The largest percentage gain occurred in Utah (3.5 percent), followed by Idaho and Nevada (3.4 percent each).
Change in nonfarm employment by state, July 2017 to July 2018, seasonally adjusted
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 — July 2018." For more charts and tables related to state employment and unemployment, see the state chart package.