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ADP: Southern, Western regions post largest job growth

May 10 2013

Private-sector employment increased on a seasonally adjusted basis in April in all nine U.S. Census Bureau divisions, according to ADP’s first monthly regional employment report. Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Utah and Arizona recorded the largest job gains during the month.

“The regions showing the largest increases last month were the South Atlantic region — driven by Florida, Georgia and Virginia — and the West South Central region, driven by Texas,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, senior director of the ADP Research Institute. “Together, these two regions generated a combined total of 60,000 private sector jobs – approximately half of all private sector jobs created during the month.”

Jobs added, by state:

  • Alabama: 1,480
  • Arizona: 3,890
  • California: 2,690
  • Colorado: 2,350
  • Connecticut: 1,230
  • Florida: 9,570
  • Georgia: 3,090
  • Idaho: 1,770
  • Illinois: 2,060
  • Indiana: 1,860
  • Kentucky: 980
  • Maryland: 1,520
  • Massachusetts: 410
  • Michigan: 980
  • Minnesota 1,710
  • Nevada: 1,030
  • New Jersey: 650
  • New York: 1,490
  • North Carolina: 2,180
  • Ohio: 3,020
  • Oregon: 3,500
  • Pennsylvania: 1,650
  • South Carolina: 2,720
  • Tennessee: 4,400
  • Texas: 23,390
  • Utah: 4,110
  • Virginia: 3,200
  • Washington: 1,860
  • Washington D.C.: 780
  • Wisconsin: 1,780

ADP and Moody’s Analytics Inc. derived the report from an anonymous subset of about 406,000 U.S. business clients, which employ more than 23 million U.S. workers.

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