Some states are adding jobs much faster than others. We know, because we've been measuring job creation in all 50 states for 10 years in our annual America's Top States for Business study. (You can see our full study and our methodology here.)
Job growth is a key metric in our Economy category, measuring employment increases over the previous 12 months based on seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll numbers from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. That means we've been measuring job growth since June of 2006. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, but these 10 states have been the best places to find a job over the last 10 years.
(Note: Figures based on jobs data through May 2016)