Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined September 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 September 2017
CES Jobs Added
September 2017
CES Jobs Percent Change
September 2017
CPS Jobs Added
September 2017
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 3,800 0.19% 11,234 0.55%
Alaska -1,400 -0.42% -1,177 -0.35%
Arizona 10,900 0.40% 20,963 0.67%
Arkansas 1,100 0.09% 497 0.04%
California 52,200 0.31% 112,727 0.62%
Colorado 4,000 0.15% 14,784 0.51%
Connecticut -2,000 -0.12% -4,344 -0.24%
Delaware 100 0.02% 1,068 0.23%
District of Columbia -3,700 -0.47% -1,093 -0.29%
Florida -127,400 -1.47% 42,216 0.44%
Georgia -500 -0.01% 35,649 0.74%
Hawaii 3,100 0.47% -543 -0.08%
Idaho 600 0.08% 4,154 0.52%
Illinois -10,800 -0.18% -282 -0.00%
Indiana 11,400 0.37% -3,583 -0.11%
Iowa -4,000 -0.25% 4,560 0.28%
Kansas 5,000 0.36% 4,127 0.29%
Kentucky 3,100 0.16% 6,725 0.35%
Louisiana -2,800 -0.14% 2,740 0.14%
Maine -700 -0.11% 745 0.11%
Maryland 2,400 0.09% 14,461 0.46%
Massachusetts 9,300 0.26% 895 0.03%
Michigan 9,900 0.23% -1,391 -0.03%
Minnesota 6,400 0.22% 19,173 0.65%
Mississippi 1,400 0.12% -2,435 -0.20%
Missouri -10,500 -0.36% 17,000 0.58%
Montana -100 -0.02% 870 0.17%
Nebraska 5,400 0.53% 2,344 0.24%
Nevada 200 0.01% 4,673 0.34%
New Hampshire -4,900 -0.72% -1,820 -0.25%
New Jersey -6,300 -0.15% -2,081 -0.05%
New Mexico -1,100 -0.13% 720 0.08%
New York -34,100 -0.36% 29,493 0.32%
North Carolina 2,500 0.06% 28,399 0.60%
North Dakota -900 -0.20% -471 -0.12%
Ohio 10,500 0.19% 13,605 0.25%
Oklahoma -2,600 -0.16% 7,542 0.43%
Oregon -3,800 -0.20% -1,828 -0.09%
Pennsylvania 10,300 0.17% -6,533 -0.11%
Rhode Island -3,700 -0.74% -732 -0.14%
South Carolina -4,500 -0.21% 6,910 0.31%
South Dakota 1,100 0.25% 88 0.02%
Tennessee 800 0.03% 38,062 1.25%
Texas -7,300 -0.06% 51,105 0.40%
Utah 3,400 0.23% 1,761 0.12%
Vermont 1,100 0.35% 663 0.20%
Virginia -6,900 -0.17% 21,940 0.53%
Washington 13,800 0.42% 27,775 0.78%
West Virginia 900 0.12% 839 0.11%
Wisconsin 8,600 0.29% -211 -0.01%
Wyoming -2,500 -0.90% -710 -0.25%