Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined January 2017 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 January 2017
CES Jobs Added
January 2017
CES Jobs Percent Change
January 2017
CPS Jobs Added
January 2017
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 11,600 0.58% 6,451 0.32%
Alaska -2,100 -0.64% 1,104 0.33%
Arizona -7,800 -0.29% 15,679 0.51%
Arkansas -4,300 -0.35% 823 0.06%
California 9,699 0.06% 10,543 0.06%
Colorado 7,900 0.30% 5,061 0.18%
Connecticut 5,700 0.34% 2,871 0.16%
Delaware 2,300 0.51% 457 0.10%
District of Columbia 400 0.05% 1,932 0.52%
Florida 54,300 0.64% 41,169 0.44%
Georgia 6,500 0.15% 13,768 0.29%
Hawaii -2,000 -0.31% 2,167 0.32%
Idaho 4,900 0.69% 2,584 0.33%
Illinois 1,700 0.03% 19,208 0.31%
Indiana -1,200 -0.04% 6,344 0.20%
Iowa 9,900 0.63% 3,006 0.18%
Kansas -3,500 -0.25% 2,944 0.21%
Kentucky 3,600 0.19% 13,795 0.72%
Louisiana 6,000 0.30% 1,943 0.10%
Maine 4,400 0.71% 2,904 0.43%
Maryland 6,700 0.25% 8,010 0.26%
Massachusetts 13,000 0.36% 12,429 0.36%
Michigan 14,700 0.34% 17,698 0.38%
Minnesota -8,300 -0.28% 3,323 0.12%
Mississippi 500 0.04% 7,394 0.61%
Missouri 4,700 0.16% 7,342 0.25%
Montana 2,700 0.57% -536 -0.11%
Nebraska -2,400 -0.23% 282 0.03%
Nevada 1,000 0.08% 3,941 0.29%
New Hampshire 6,800 1.01% 844 0.12%
New Jersey 12,600 0.31% 12,944 0.30%
New Mexico -2,700 -0.32% 1,606 0.19%
New York 28,700 0.30% 30,415 0.34%
North Carolina -6,600 -0.15% 11,256 0.24%
North Dakota 1,300 0.30% 1,020 0.25%
Ohio -2,100 -0.04% 14,695 0.27%
Oklahoma 1,500 0.09% 6,677 0.38%
Oregon 2,700 0.15% 7,039 0.36%
Pennsylvania 15,300 0.26% 4,780 0.08%
Rhode Island 1,400 0.28% 1,476 0.28%
South Carolina 5,300 0.26% 9,373 0.43%
South Dakota -100 -0.02% 1,266 0.29%
Tennessee 1,200 0.04% 7,390 0.25%
Texas 51,300 0.42% 35,035 0.28%
Utah 2,600 0.18% 6,370 0.43%
Vermont 1,300 0.41% 1,164 0.35%
Virginia 14,200 0.36% 8,747 0.21%
Washington -7,200 -0.22% 8,594 0.25%
West Virginia 400 0.05% 1,647 0.22%
Wisconsin 200 0.01% 10,260 0.34%
Wyoming 1,200 0.43% 1,309 0.46%