Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined March 2015 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 March 2015
CES Jobs Added
March 2015
CES Jobs Percent Change
March 2015
CPS Jobs Added
March 2015
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama -5,600 -0.29% 5,518 0.27%
Alaska -1,400 -0.41% -391 -0.11%
Arizona -3,800 -0.14% 12,633 0.43%
Arkansas -6,700 -0.55% 3,890 0.31%
California 39,800 0.25% 45,302 0.26%
Colorado -3,900 -0.16% 2,406 0.09%
Connecticut 4,000 0.24% 6,085 0.34%
Delaware 1,900 0.43% 2,185 0.50%
District of Columbia -2,400 -0.31% -612 -0.17%
Florida 30,600 0.38% -30,283 -0.33%
Georgia -6,600 -0.16% 859 0.02%
Hawaii 100 0.02% 1,072 0.17%
Idaho 0 0.00% 5,383 0.72%
Illinois -1,800 -0.03% -10,127 -0.17%
Indiana -1,200 -0.04% -4,403 -0.14%
Iowa 3,300 0.21% 644 0.04%
Kansas -2,400 -0.17% 941 0.07%
Kentucky -6,300 -0.33% 7,353 0.39%
Louisiana -3,000 -0.15% 6,327 0.31%
Maine 2,300 0.38% 391 0.06%
Maryland -5,700 -0.22% 6,609 0.22%
Massachusetts 10,500 0.30% 18,252 0.53%
Michigan -1,500 -0.04% 2,270 0.05%
Minnesota 7,800 0.27% 13,484 0.47%
Mississippi -4,300 -0.38% 11,527 1.00%
Missouri -10,300 -0.37% 6,476 0.22%
Montana -500 -0.11% 2,725 0.55%
Nebraska 2,400 0.24% -462 -0.05%
Nevada -700 -0.06% 3,239 0.25%
New Hampshire 2,900 0.45% 2,230 0.31%
New Jersey -6,400 -0.16% -6,780 -0.16%
New Mexico -4,500 -0.54% 4,390 0.51%
New York 8,200 0.09% 33,819 0.37%
North Carolina -2,600 -0.06% 26,012 0.59%
North Dakota -3,000 -0.64% -1,108 -0.27%
Ohio 1,500 0.03% -1,621 -0.03%
Oklahoma -12,900 -0.77% 18,949 1.09%
Oregon 4,300 0.24% 1,597 0.09%
Pennsylvania -12,700 -0.22% -5,024 -0.08%
Rhode Island 1,600 0.33% 2,401 0.47%
South Carolina -3,400 -0.17% 5,838 0.28%
South Dakota 1,600 0.37% 661 0.15%
Tennessee -4,400 -0.15% 30,046 1.06%
Texas -25,400 -0.22% -5,953 -0.05%
Utah -900 -0.07% 6,839 0.49%
Vermont 600 0.19% 263 0.08%
Virginia -7,600 -0.20% -3,127 -0.08%
Washington 10,500 0.33% 15,760 0.47%
West Virginia -4,800 -0.63% -3,682 -0.51%
Wisconsin -4,300 -0.15% -3,240 -0.11%
Wyoming -1,600 -0.54% 439 0.15%