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Jobs: The PIA Western Alliance States & Recession Recovery

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Since the official end of the Great Recession in 2011, the U.S. has added 12 million jobs. And the unemployment rate has dropped from 9.1% to 5% — an eight-year low. When being specific, most states have added jobs since April 2011. Most have done at least 100,000.

 

The best growth is in the PIA Western Alliance state of Nevada and in Delaware and Utah. Four PIA Western Alliance states — Arizona, California, Idaho and Nevada — are in the top 10 most improved.

 

Five states did not recover and are still at negative growth. One of them is the PIA Western Alliance state of Alaska.

 

The statistics were produced by 24/7 Wall St:

 

  It reviewed the employment statistics for each state from April 2011 to April 2016.

  It looked at unemployment rates.

  It looked at the size of the labor force.

  It looked at employment levels from the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Current Population Survey(CPS).

 

These are the states where employment is growing fastest, and where it is not growing at all.

 

50. West Virginia

49. Wyoming

48. Vermont 

47. Mississippi

 

46. ALASKA

  Employment decline: -0.2%

  Number of jobs April 2011: 331,879 (2nd least)

  Number of jobs April 2016: 331,132 (3rd least)

  Unemployment rate April 2016: 6.9% (the highest)

  Industry contributing most to decline: Government

 

45. NEW MEXICO

  Employment increase: 0.3%

  Number of jobs April 2011: 860,532 (14th least)

  Number of jobs April 2016: 863,168 (14th least)

  Unemployment rate April 2016: 5.8% (5th highest)

  Industry contributing most to increase: Education and health services

 

44. Kentucky

43. Maine

42. Alabama

41 Connecticut

 

19. OREGON

  Employment increase: 7.6%

  Number of jobs April 2011: 1.79 million (24th least)

  Number of jobs April 2016: 1.93 million (25th least)

  Unemployment rate April 2016: 4.5% (24th highest)

  Industry contributing most to increase: Professional and business services

 

16. MONTANA

  Employment increase: 8.0%

  Number of jobs April 2011: 463,050 (7th least)

  Number of jobs April 2016: 500,199 (7th least)

  Unemployment rate April 2016: 3.9% (18th lowest)

  Industry contributing most to increase: Education and health services

 

14. WASHINGTON

  Employment increase: 8.9%

  Number of jobs April 2011: 3.13 million (14th most)

  Number of jobs April 2016: 3.41 million (14th most)

  Unemployment rate April 2016: 5.6% (8th highest)

  Industry contributing most to increase: Professional and business services

 

10. North Carolina

9. Florida

 

8. ARIZONA

  Employment increase: 10.9%

  Number of jobs April 2011: 2.75 million (20th most)

  Number of jobs April 2016: 3.05 million (16th most)

  Unemployment rate April 2016: 5.4% (11th highest)

  Industry contributing most to increase: Professional and business services

 

7. CALIFORNIA

  Employment increase: 11.2%

  Number of jobs April 2011: 16.2 million (the most)

  Number of jobs April 2016: 18.0 million (the most)

  Unemployment rate April 2016: 5.2% (12th highest)

  Industry contributing most to increase: Professional and business services

 

6. Colorado

 

5. IDAHO

  Employment increase: 12.1%

  Number of jobs April 2011: 693,782 (12th least)

  Number of jobs April 2016: 777,399 (13th least)

  Unemployment rate April 2016: 3.6% (12th lowest)

  Industry contributing most to increase: Education and health services

 

4. South Carolina

 

3. NEVADA

  Employment increase: 13.0%

  Number of jobs April 2011: 1.18 million (16th least)

  Number of jobs April 2016: 1.34 million (18th least)

  Unemployment rate April 2016: 6.1% (4th highest)

  Industry contributing most to increase: Professional and business services

 

2. Delaware

1. Utah

 

Source link: MSN Money


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