New York Posts Fourth-Largest Job Growth in U.S.

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California led the nation in job growth over the past year.

Brocken Inaglory

California led the nation in job growth over the past year.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday posted statistics on job gains from March 2014 to March 2015. Here are the 37 states that had statistically significant increases:

State Jobs added from March ’14 to March ’15
California 481,900
Texas 327,500
Florida 284,100
New York 149,000
Georgia 127,100
North Carolina 113,700
Washington 102,800
Michigan 88,200
Ohio 77,400
Illinois 71,600
Colorado 67,700
Arizona 66,400
Massachusetts 60,200
Oregon 56,100
Pennsylvania 54,700
Wisconsin 53,200
Utah 52,000
Indiana 50,800
Minnesota 49,400
South Caroline 49,300
Tennessee 49,300
New Jersey 48,800
Missouri 36,200
Maryland 36,000
Kentucky 35,900
Nevada 34,100
Alabama 27,100
Connecticut 27,100
Iowa 26,900
Arkansas 22,200
Idaho 20,600
Kansas 15,400
Nebraska 13,900
North Dakota 13,200
New Mexico 11,800
Delaware 9,200
South Dakota 7,000
  • Traderhut Games

    Funked Statistics did you?

    You didn’t adjust for the population of those states, North Dakota lead the nation in job creation! Do the math!

    North Dakota isn’t #36 like your list shows, but #1!!!! Of course, they had less jobs than California, but when you factor in that CA has 37,253,956 people, and North Dakota has 672,591, well that makes a HUGE difference. They had almost 2% growth per person, where CA only had 1.29% And states like Illinois which you list in the #10 spot, belong in the #36 spot!

    And of the states reporting growth, Pennsylvania is really dead last.

    Good job slanting the news.

    The correct order is:

    North Dakota, Utah, Washington, Florida, Oregon, Colorado, Idaho

    And then:

    Texas, California, #9and #10 -Hardly leaders!

    and Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona
    Delaware, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Michigan, Iowa
    South Dakota, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, New York, Arkansas
    Nebraska, Connecticut, Ohio, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico
    Alabama, Illinois, New Jersey, Kansas, Pennsylvania

    • Jarrett Murphy

      I like the sound of “funking” statistics, as you say. George Clinton singing about p-values and such. Sounds awesome.

      To your point, adjusting for population does cast the numbers in a different and interesting way. But if you’re on the move and looking for a job, do you go to the state that has relatively few new jobs (but a high growth rate because it’s a small state) or a big bunch of jobs, because it’s a bigger state? Obviously, bigger markets have more competition. But still, it is probably significant on a practical level that NY has created 10 times as many jobs as North Dakota.

      Not that there’s anything wrong with North Dakota. I almost moved there as a kid. We had brochures all over the house asking “Why Not Minot?” Why not, indeed?

  • Traderhut Games

    Oh, and New York – it is listed #25, so your headline is crap too.