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All states added jobs in past year, but Florida fared better than all but two

While Florida lost 1,600 jobs between June and July, the Sunshine State fared better over the past year as a job creator. Between July 2013 and July 2014, Florida trailed only Texas and California in adding jobs to its economy. Overall, 30 states had statistically significant changes in employment in the past year, all of which were positive, according to recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Here's a peek at the biggest and smallest job creators of the past year. No state lost jobs in that 12-month period.

States creating the most and least jobs,

July 2013 to July 2014

Most jobsNumber
Texas396,200
California323,600
Florida208,500
New York114,800
North Carolina89,000
Most jobsNumber
Texas396,200
California323,600
Florida208,500
New York114,800
North Carolina89,000

Least jobsNumber
Montana8,800
Delaware11,700
Arkansas15,200
Iowa16,500
North Dakota19,800
Least jobsNumber
Montana8,800
Delaware11,700
Arkansas15,200
Iowa16,500
North Dakota19,800

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

All states added jobs in past year, but Florida fared better than all but two 08/25/14 [Last modified: Monday, August 25, 2014 7:40pm]
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