45 states report 5-year job growth; healthcare is the major contributor in 15

Forty-five states report job increases over the past five years, according to analysis from 24/7 Wall St.

Most of the states added at least 100,000 jobs between April 2011 and April 2016, with unemployment dropping from 9.1 percent to 5 percent nationwide. The report gathered information from the Current Population Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau to compile the list.

Here is the state-by-state breakdown of the employment increases for the 45 states experiencing growth in the past five years:

1. Utah: 14.5 percent increase between April 2011 and April 2016
2. Delaware: 13 percent*
3. Nevada: 13 percent
4. South Carolina: 12.1 percent
5. Idaho: 12.1 percent*
6. Colorado: 11.7 percent
7. California: 11.2 percent
8. Arizona: 10.9 percent
9. Florida: 10.8 percent
10. North Carolina: 10.7 percent
11. Michigan: 10.5 percent
12. Texas: 10.2 percent
13. Indiana: 10.2 percent
14. Washington: 8.9 percent
15. North Dakota: 8.4 percent
16. Montana: 8 percent*
17. Georgia: 7.8 percent
18. Massachusetts: 7.7 percent*
19. Oregon: 7.6 percent
20. Missouri: 7.5 percent
21. Hawaii: 6.9 percent
22. Minnesota: 6.8 percent*
23. Oklahoma: 6.4 percent
24. Louisiana: 5.8 percent*
25. Tennessee: 5.6 percent
26. South Dakota: 5.6 percent*
27. New York: 5.5 percent*
28. Maryland: 5.4 percent
29. Wisconsin: 5.4 percent*
30. New Jersey: 5 percent*
31. Rhode Island: 4.9 percent
32. Ohio: 4.7 percent*
33. New Hampshire: 4.5 percent
34. Iowa: 4.5 percent
35. Pennsylvania: 4.4 percent*
36. Illinois: 4.4 percent
37. Arkansas: 4.4 percent
38. Kansas: 3.8 percent
39. Nebraska: 3.4 percent
40. Virginia: 2.9 percent*
41. Connecticut: 2.3 percent
42. Alabama: 2.2 percent
43. Maine: 1.4 percent*
44. Kentucky: 0.4 percent
45. New Mexico: 0.3 percent*

Five states had employment declines: Alaska (-0.2 percent), Mississippi (-0.6 percent), Vermont (-0.8 percent), Wyoming (-1.5 percent) and West Virginia (-1.6 percent).

*States where health services were among the industries contributing the most to employment increases.

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