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ADP reports private-sector job growth by state

January 16 2014

Private-sector employment increased on a seasonally adjusted basis in December in all nine U.S. Census Bureau divisions, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s (NASD: ADP) monthly regional employment report. All 29 U.S. states tracked by the report, plus the District of Columbia, also recorded gains in December.

“December continued a trend we saw throughout 2013,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, senior director of the ADP Research Institute. “Job growth in the West and South was somewhat stronger than in the Northeast and Midwest.”

Texas, Florida, California, New York and North Carolina posted the largest job gains during the month; Nevada and Utah recorded the highest percentage increases at 0.42 percent and 0.41 percent respectively.

Jobs added, by state:

  • Alabama: 3,130, 0.20 percent
  • Arizona: 5,730, 0.27 percent
  • California: 21,280, 0.17 percent
  • Colorado: 3,030, 0.15 percent
  • Connecticut: 840, 0.06 percent
  • Florida: 25,230 0.39 percent
  • Georgia: 5,290, 0.16 percent
  • Idaho: 1,930, 0.37 percent
  • Illinois: 6,280, 0.12 percent
  • Indiana: 9,610, 0.38 percent
  • Kentucky: 1,760, 0.12 percent
  • Maryland: 4,310, 0.20 percent
  • Massachusetts: 6,790, 0.23 percent
  • Michigan: 3,780, 0.11 percent
  • Minnesota: 4,120, 0.17 percent
  • Nevada: 4,310, 0.42 percent
  • New Jersey: 2,610, 0.08 percent
  • New York: 13,990, 0.19 percent
  • North Carolina: 11,430, 0.34 percent
  • Ohio: 9,360, 0.21 percent
  • Oregon: 4,210, 0.30 percent
  • Pennsylvania: 6,720, 0.13 percent
  • South Carolina 4,180, 0.27 percent
  • Tennessee: 5,290, 0.22 percent
  • Texas: 29,110, 0.31 percent
  • Utah: 4,380, 0.41 percent
  • Virginia: 3,640, 0.12 percent
  • Washington: 3,420, 0.14 percent
  • Washington: D.C.: 950, 0.19 percent
  • Wisconsin: 5,400, 0.22 percent

ADP and Moody’s Analytics Inc. derived the report from an anonymous subset of about 411,000 U.S. business clients, which employ about 24 million U.S. workers.

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