NAHB's Analysis Highlights Employment Changes Across States
April saw positive employment changes in the majority of U.S. states, with 36 states witnessing an increase in nonfarm payroll employment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a nationwide gain of 253,000 jobs, following a rise of 165,000 jobs in March.
California demonstrated strong employment growth, leading the way with an addition of 67,000 jobs, followed by Texas (+33,300) and Florida (+21,200). However, 14 states and the District of Columbia experienced a collective loss of 39,000 jobs during the same period. In terms of percentage changes, Indiana's employment rose by 0.5%, while Rhode Island reported a decline of 0.8% between March and April.