Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined August 2014 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 2014
CES Jobs Added
August 2014
CES Jobs Percent Change
August 2014
CPS Jobs Added
August 2014
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 8,400 0.44% -6,837 -0.34%
Alaska 700 0.21% -956 -0.28%
Arizona -5,400 -0.21% -7,774 -0.28%
Arkansas 100 0.01% -2,861 -0.24%
California 44,200 0.29% 15,346 0.09%
Colorado -700 -0.03% 2,166 0.08%
Connecticut -3,600 -0.22% -2,355 -0.13%
Delaware 1,400 0.32% 312 0.07%
District of Columbia -4,200 -0.56% -1,523 -0.44%
Florida 22,700 0.29% -6,545 -0.07%
Georgia 15,800 0.38% -25,828 -0.59%
Hawaii 1,500 0.24% 1,215 0.19%
Idaho -4,200 -0.65% -396 -0.05%
Illinois 13,800 0.24% -6,756 -0.11%
Indiana 3,400 0.11% 2,096 0.07%
Iowa 200 0.01% 2,358 0.15%
Kansas 900 0.06% -1,845 -0.13%
Kentucky 2,000 0.11% -10,496 -0.56%
Louisiana 2,100 0.11% 5,632 0.28%
Maine 1,400 0.23% -2,879 -0.43%
Maryland 600 0.02% -10,372 -0.36%
Massachusetts -5,300 -0.15% -2,289 -0.07%
Michigan -9,500 -0.23% 3,993 0.09%
Minnesota 6,100 0.22% -1,544 -0.05%
Mississippi -4,600 -0.41% -4,910 -0.42%
Missouri -3,100 -0.11% 6,250 0.22%
Montana 500 0.11% -1,008 -0.20%
Nebraska 5,000 0.51% -2,983 -0.30%
Nevada 300 0.02% -1,015 -0.08%
New Hampshire -4,800 -0.74% -3,394 -0.48%
New Jersey -900 -0.02% 37 0.00%
New Mexico 4,600 0.57% -3,222 -0.37%
New York 3,100 0.03% -27,619 -0.31%
North Carolina 12,500 0.30% -28,666 -0.66%
North Dakota 800 0.17% 472 0.12%
Ohio 200 0.00% -1,162 -0.02%
Oklahoma 1,500 0.09% -6,746 -0.40%
Oregon 2,900 0.17% 2,989 0.17%
Pennsylvania 100 0.00% -34,595 -0.58%
Rhode Island 100 0.02% -1,487 -0.29%
South Carolina 5,000 0.26% -7,649 -0.37%
South Dakota -500 -0.12% -732 -0.17%
Tennessee 6,700 0.24% -24,890 -0.88%
Texas 20,100 0.17% -20,881 -0.17%
Utah -600 -0.04% -7,048 -0.51%
Vermont -100 -0.03% -2,154 -0.64%
Virginia -1,500 -0.04% -33,046 -0.81%
Washington -1,500 -0.05% 1,499 0.05%
West Virginia 100 0.01% -5,269 -0.70%
Wisconsin 3,400 0.12% 5,145 0.18%
Wyoming 500 0.17% -946 -0.32%