Private sector employment increased in all nine U.S. Census Bureau Divisions in July, according to payroll giant ADP, with Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, California, Washington and Texas among the states demonstrating the strongest job growth last month, along with Florida, New York and several other states.

ADP’s monthly Regional Employment Report is produced in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. Last week, ADP and Moody's reported that private sector employers added 200,000 jobs in July (see ADP Finds Private Sector Added 200,000 Jobs in July).

“During the month of July, the Western region saw an accelerated growth rate compared to the previous month,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, senior director of the ADP Research Institute, in a statement. “As a result, the West has replaced the South as the strongest contributor of growth. Meanwhile, nearly all 29 individual U.S. states we track, plus the District of Columbia, showed positive job growth rates in July, with the exception of Pennsylvania, which remained flat. Among the states recording the strongest increases in monthly job growth rates last month were Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, California, Washington and Texas.”

Florida, New York, New Jersey and Illinois were also among the states posting large job  gains, along with North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, Georgia and several other states. To access the report, visit

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