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.