Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined April 2016 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 April 2016
CES Jobs Added
April 2016
CES Jobs Percent Change
April 2016
CPS Jobs Added
April 2016
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 6,600 0.34% 5,548 0.27%
Alaska -1,700 -0.50% -1,186 -0.35%
Arizona 5,300 0.20% 7,413 0.24%
Arkansas 700 0.06% 5,309 0.41%
California 59,600 0.37% 32,413 0.18%
Colorado -2,000 -0.08% 6,089 0.22%
Connecticut 3,500 0.21% 1,269 0.07%
Delaware 1,400 0.31% 3,094 0.67%
District of Columbia 3,600 0.47% 2,789 0.76%
Florida 31,100 0.38% -2,873 -0.03%
Georgia 10,600 0.24% 13,497 0.30%
Hawaii -4,900 -0.75% -656 -0.10%
Idaho 3,000 0.43% 1,883 0.24%
Illinois 5,400 0.09% 15,874 0.26%
Indiana 11,000 0.36% 13,676 0.43%
Iowa 4,300 0.27% -2,244 -0.14%
Kansas -3,700 -0.26% -934 -0.06%
Kentucky -4,000 -0.21% 6,405 0.34%
Louisiana 1,400 0.07% 2,630 0.13%
Maine -1,900 -0.31% 1,386 0.21%
Maryland 200 0.01% 4,178 0.14%
Massachusetts 13,900 0.39% 18,980 0.55%
Michigan 5,800 0.13% 16,988 0.37%
Minnesota 15,600 0.54% 1,016 0.03%
Mississippi -2,600 -0.23% -2,690 -0.22%
Missouri 15,000 0.54% 204 0.01%
Montana 2,000 0.43% -131 -0.03%
Nebraska 100 0.01% 456 0.05%
Nevada 400 0.03% 257 0.02%
New Hampshire -1,400 -0.21% 2,423 0.33%
New Jersey -7,500 -0.18% -6,848 -0.16%
New Mexico 0 0.00% 1,863 0.22%
New York 10,400 0.11% -9,497 -0.10%
North Carolina 1,000 0.02% 20,245 0.44%
North Dakota -100 -0.02% 243 0.06%
Ohio -13,600 -0.25% 19,367 0.35%
Oklahoma -2,400 -0.14% -2,064 -0.12%
Oregon 5,700 0.31% 11,450 0.59%
Pennsylvania -16,900 -0.29% -3,094 -0.05%
Rhode Island -1,500 -0.31% 444 0.08%
South Carolina 900 0.04% 7,268 0.33%
South Dakota -200 -0.05% 226 0.05%
Tennessee 1,300 0.04% 16,244 0.54%
Texas 8,300 0.07% 19,372 0.15%
Utah 2,400 0.17% 3,005 0.21%
Vermont 700 0.22% 1,263 0.38%
Virginia -12,000 -0.31% -7,515 -0.18%
Washington 11,200 0.35% 7,896 0.23%
West Virginia -600 -0.08% -2,194 -0.30%
Wisconsin -12,600 -0.43% 3,504 0.12%
Wyoming -2,700 -0.95% -1,526 -0.53%