Nevada led growth in payroll employment in the US in the year ended January 2022 at 10.3%, followed by Hawaii at 7.5% and California at 7.4%.
Growth in these states was driven by the leisure and hospitality industries, which rose 43.3% in California, 37.3% in Hawaii and 26.9% in Nevada. The information industry also had more than 10% growth in Nevada and California.
Joblessness however in these states was above the national average in California at 5.8% and Nevada at 5.2% with Hawaii on the national average at 4%.
Joblessness rates in Nebraska and Utah reached historical lows at 2.2% each, the lowest since the series was started in 1993. Other states setting historical lows were Indiana at 2.4%, Kansas at 2.6%, Arkansas at 3.2%, Georgia at 3.2%, Mississippi at 4.6%, Montana at 2.7, Oklahoma at 2.7% and West Virginia at 4.1%