Top 10 States Adding the Most Jobs

Utah leads the way over the last 5 years
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2016 10:19 AM CDT
Top 10 States Adding the Most Jobs
The skyline of Salt Lake City in Utah.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Looking to move to a state where it's easier to find work? 24/7 Wall St has ranked the states using a variety of factors including unemployment rates and the size of the local labor force. Here are the top 10 states in terms of job growth over the last five years, with the broad category of "professional and business services" driving most of that growth:

  1. Utah, 14.5% employment increase from 2011-2016
  2. Delaware, 13%
  3. Nevada, 13%
  4. South Carolina, 12.1%
  5. Idaho, 12.1%
  6. Colorado, 11.7%
  7. California, 11.2
  8. Arizona, 10.9%
  9. Florida, 10.8%
  10. North Carolina, 10.7%
Click for the full rankings. (More jobs stories.)

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