Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined August 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 August 2016
CES Jobs Added
August 2016
CES Jobs Percent Change
August 2016
CPS Jobs Added
August 2016
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 5,200 0.26% 508 0.02%
Alaska -900 -0.26% 187 0.06%
Arizona -5,700 -0.21% -5,404 -0.18%
Arkansas 3,400 0.28% -1,787 -0.14%
California 63,100 0.38% 57,335 0.32%
Colorado 4,100 0.16% -1,667 -0.06%
Connecticut 300 0.02% 4,110 0.23%
Delaware 900 0.20% -1,972 -0.43%
District of Columbia 5,900 0.76% -2,242 -0.60%
Florida 24,500 0.29% -9,185 -0.10%
Georgia 7,500 0.17% 12,928 0.28%
Hawaii 1,100 0.17% 292 0.04%
Idaho 100 0.01% 522 0.07%
Illinois -8,200 -0.14% -2,706 -0.04%
Indiana 3,200 0.10% 6,205 0.19%
Iowa 4,900 0.31% 1,688 0.10%
Kansas -2,600 -0.19% -8,802 -0.62%
Kentucky 1,300 0.07% 1,970 0.11%
Louisiana -7,800 -0.39% -12,900 -0.64%
Maine -1,800 -0.29% 2,868 0.44%
Maryland 700 0.03% -155 -0.01%
Massachusetts 5,900 0.17% 10,265 0.30%
Michigan -16,400 -0.38% -7,684 -0.17%
Minnesota -1,500 -0.05% -21,596 -0.74%
Mississippi 2,700 0.24% -1,646 -0.14%
Missouri 4,200 0.15% -15,133 -0.51%
Montana -2,000 -0.43% -822 -0.16%
Nebraska -1,600 -0.16% -1,159 -0.12%
Nevada 4,800 0.37% 686 0.05%
New Hampshire 4,400 0.66% 1,747 0.24%
New Jersey 2,200 0.05% -15,460 -0.36%
New Mexico -2,600 -0.31% -575 -0.07%
New York -11,100 -0.12% -57,040 -0.62%
North Carolina -14,100 -0.32% -12,616 -0.27%
North Dakota -1,400 -0.32% 2,592 0.64%
Ohio -2,000 -0.04% -17,558 -0.32%
Oklahoma -400 -0.02% -14,008 -0.80%
Oregon 4,600 0.25% 1,955 0.10%
Pennsylvania -900 -0.02% -9,532 -0.15%
Rhode Island -700 -0.14% 1,161 0.22%
South Carolina 5,700 0.28% -2,009 -0.09%
South Dakota 1,200 0.27% 12 0.00%
Tennessee 7,300 0.25% 165 0.01%
Texas 21,400 0.18% 7,820 0.06%
Utah 600 0.04% 4,022 0.28%
Vermont -300 -0.09% -281 -0.08%
Virginia 13,100 0.33% -2,409 -0.06%
Washington 2,600 0.08% 9,627 0.28%
West Virginia 1,300 0.17% 4,260 0.58%
Wisconsin -2,900 -0.10% 672 0.02%
Wyoming -500 -0.18% 556 0.20%