Which states created the most jobs and which ones lost them? That question was recently put to the test by the NAHB’s Eye on Housing blog. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics total non-farm employment in December, 2018 increased by 2.6 million jobs, compared with a gain of 2.2 million in 2017. It turns out that the South created the most number of jobs by adding 1.2 million total non-farm employment to the area, while the Northeast created the least number of non-farm jobs. The bottom-line; just look at the map and follow the money.
“Year-over-year, ending in December, 48 states and the District of Columbia increased in employment while Alaska and Vermont, lost payroll employment. Twenty-four states recorded annualized growth equal to and/or above 1.8% in employment, which was the national growth rate…”