All States Have Added Nonfarm Jobs Since June 2021
Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 38 states in June compared to the previous month. Nationwide total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 372,000 in June, following a gain of 384,000 jobs in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Month over month, Texas led the way with by adding 82,500 jobs, followed by Tennessee (+32,300) and Florida (+30,600).
Year over year ending in June, 6.3 million jobs have been recovered, marking the economic rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic-induced recession. All states and the District of Columbia added jobs compared to a year ago. The range of job gains spanned 850,600 jobs in California to 5,600 jobs added in Vermont. In percentage terms, Nevada reported the highest increase by 6.6%, while Kansas increased by 1.5% compared to a year ago.
Month over month, 11 states and the District of Columbia lost a total of 44,600 jobs. In percentage terms, employment in Tennessee increased by 1%, while West Virginia reported a 1% decline between May and June.
Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington, NAHB assistant vice president for forecasting and analysis, provides additional analysis — including specific data for the construction sector — in this Eye on Housing post.