Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined December 2015 employment data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Data comes from the Current Population Survey (i.e. Household Survey) and the Current Employment Statistics (i.e. Payroll) survey. Metro area employment data is also available. Visit the employment overview page to see all employment and jobs data. Click on a header to sort.

State December 2015
CES Jobs Added
December 2015
CES Jobs Percent Change
December 2015
CPS Jobs Added
December 2015
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama -1,400 -0.07% 4,121 0.20%
Alaska 2,600 0.77% -341 -0.10%
Arizona 4,400 0.16% 14,098 0.47%
Arkansas 8,900 0.73% 3,697 0.29%
California 60,400 0.37% -9,753 -0.05%
Colorado 10,700 0.42% 10,195 0.38%
Connecticut 300 0.02% -2,102 -0.12%
Delaware 2,400 0.54% 2,650 0.60%
District of Columbia 2,200 0.29% 387 0.11%
Florida 21,899 0.27% 39,309 0.43%
Georgia 3,300 0.08% 17,136 0.38%
Hawaii 3,600 0.56% 2,862 0.44%
Idaho 2,800 0.41% 2,888 0.37%
Illinois -16,300 -0.28% -1,316 -0.02%
Indiana 2,100 0.07% 8,628 0.28%
Iowa 1,100 0.07% 3,137 0.19%
Kansas 2,000 0.14% 9,085 0.63%
Kentucky 5,100 0.27% 6,653 0.36%
Louisiana -3,800 -0.19% -4,405 -0.22%
Maine 1,300 0.21% -989 -0.15%
Maryland 10,500 0.39% 8,806 0.29%
Massachusetts 7,100 0.20% -635 -0.02%
Michigan 10,400 0.24% 19,871 0.44%
Minnesota 9,100 0.32% 22,487 0.78%
Mississippi 1,500 0.13% 3,086 0.25%
Missouri -100 -0.00% 37,551 1.27%
Montana 600 0.13% -201 -0.04%
Nebraska -200 -0.02% 2,314 0.24%
Nevada -3,700 -0.29% -117 -0.01%
New Hampshire -1,100 -0.17% -625 -0.09%
New Jersey 13,300 0.33% 32,214 0.75%
New Mexico -1,800 -0.22% -1,652 -0.19%
New York 12,400 0.13% 61,855 0.67%
North Carolina 6,900 0.16% 17,547 0.39%
North Dakota -4,000 -0.88% 1,872 0.47%
Ohio 15,200 0.28% 1,678 0.03%
Oklahoma -5,100 -0.31% 10,545 0.60%
Oregon 2,300 0.13% 13,834 0.74%
Pennsylvania 9,800 0.17% 31,952 0.52%
Rhode Island 1,100 0.23% -371 -0.07%
South Carolina 15,100 0.75% 10,111 0.47%
South Dakota -300 -0.07% 1,797 0.41%
Tennessee 19,400 0.67% 22,018 0.76%
Texas 24,900 0.21% 14,597 0.12%
Utah 4,300 0.31% -254 -0.02%
Vermont -2,100 -0.66% -673 -0.20%
Virginia 6,800 0.18% 7,782 0.19%
Washington 7,200 0.22% 4,271 0.13%
West Virginia 700 0.09% 2,356 0.32%
Wisconsin -1,600 -0.06% 7,094 0.24%
Wyoming -1,700 -0.59% -2,820 -0.96%