Utah, Nevada, Washington Have Largest Percentage Job Gains From August 2017 to August 2018

From August 2017 to August 2018, 35 states had statistically significant changes in payroll employment, all of which were increases. Employment in 15 states and the District of Columbia were essentially unchanged.

In August 2018, the largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Utah (+3.5%), followed by Nevada and Washington (+3.3% each). The largest job gains occurred in Texas (+394,500), California (+348,900), and Florida (+220,200).