Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined December 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 December 2016
CES Jobs Added
December 2016
CES Jobs Percent Change
December 2016
CPS Jobs Added
December 2016
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama -700 -0.04% 830 0.04%
Alaska -200 -0.06% -213 -0.06%
Arizona 8,400 0.31% 17,047 0.55%
Arkansas 1,700 0.14% -5,357 -0.41%
California 3,699 0.02% -39,543 -0.21%
Colorado -4,000 -0.15% 11,162 0.39%
Connecticut -1,700 -0.10% 4,188 0.23%
Delaware -1,400 -0.30% -1,652 -0.36%
District of Columbia 2,100 0.27% 2,470 0.66%
Florida -700 -0.01% 57,652 0.61%
Georgia 5,900 0.13% 15,512 0.33%
Hawaii -700 -0.11% 3,711 0.55%
Idaho -500 -0.07% 319 0.04%
Illinois -16,700 -0.28% -8,605 -0.14%
Indiana -7,200 -0.23% -10,556 -0.33%
Iowa 1,900 0.12% -4,010 -0.24%
Kansas -500 -0.04% 2,242 0.16%
Kentucky 800 0.04% 11,715 0.61%
Louisiana 1,900 0.10% -2,120 -0.11%
Maine -1,000 -0.16% 1,655 0.25%
Maryland 900 0.03% 10,583 0.35%
Massachusetts 6,600 0.18% 2,842 0.08%
Michigan -2,400 -0.05% 8,931 0.19%
Minnesota 11,900 0.41% 2,563 0.09%
Mississippi -7,200 -0.63% 5,395 0.45%
Missouri 3,700 0.13% 5,339 0.18%
Montana -1,500 -0.32% 446 0.09%
Nebraska -2,200 -0.21% -1,315 -0.13%
Nevada 3,400 0.26% 3,992 0.29%
New Hampshire -2,400 -0.36% -1,415 -0.19%
New Jersey 3,100 0.08% 698 0.02%
New Mexico 1,400 0.17% 1,328 0.15%
New York 9,900 0.11% 16,346 0.18%
North Carolina 6,800 0.16% 30,058 0.65%
North Dakota -4,600 -1.04% 1,527 0.37%
Ohio 10,300 0.19% -8,132 -0.15%
Oklahoma 3,000 0.18% 10,968 0.63%
Oregon 5,000 0.27% 3,555 0.18%
Pennsylvania -1,200 -0.02% -11,144 -0.18%
Rhode Island -1,000 -0.20% -883 -0.17%
South Carolina -1,700 -0.08% 8,700 0.40%
South Dakota -3,000 -0.68% -835 -0.19%
Tennessee 6,600 0.22% -1,027 -0.03%
Texas 800 0.01% 21,293 0.17%
Utah 2,400 0.17% 7,607 0.52%
Vermont 600 0.19% 503 0.15%
Virginia 14,100 0.36% 18,411 0.45%
Washington 6,700 0.20% 2,713 0.08%
West Virginia -8,300 -1.08% -951 -0.13%
Wisconsin -3,700 -0.13% -2,037 -0.07%
Wyoming 0 0.00% 1,091 0.38%