Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined October 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 October 2017
CES Jobs Added
October 2017
CES Jobs Percent Change
October 2017
CPS Jobs Added
October 2017
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 0 0.00% 10,482 0.51%
Alaska -200 -0.06% -669 -0.20%
Arizona -4,600 -0.17% 11,492 0.36%
Arkansas 3,100 0.25% -1,870 -0.14%
California 31,700 0.19% 97,150 0.53%
Colorado 1,400 0.05% 5,692 0.19%
Connecticut -6,600 -0.39% -6,442 -0.35%
Delaware 0 0.00% -33 -0.01%
District of Columbia -300 -0.04% -1,480 -0.39%
Florida 125,300 1.47% 18,345 0.19%
Georgia 15,800 0.35% 20,634 0.43%
Hawaii -500 -0.08% -298 -0.04%
Idaho 3,600 0.50% 4,246 0.53%
Illinois 3,400 0.06% 3,978 0.07%
Indiana 900 0.03% -14,045 -0.44%
Iowa 0 0.00% 3,412 0.21%
Kansas -1,700 -0.12% 3,383 0.24%
Kentucky -1,900 -0.10% 4,407 0.23%
Louisiana -2,800 -0.14% 9,098 0.46%
Maine -200 -0.03% 13 0.00%
Maryland -5,500 -0.20% -308 -0.01%
Massachusetts 4,800 0.13% -5,626 -0.16%
Michigan 3,000 0.07% -1,458 -0.03%
Minnesota -4,500 -0.15% 13,995 0.47%
Mississippi 2,100 0.18% -2,399 -0.20%
Missouri 1,000 0.03% 6,885 0.23%
Montana 1,300 0.27% -199 -0.04%
Nebraska -6,599 -0.64% 1,216 0.12%
Nevada 2,800 0.21% 4,944 0.36%
New Hampshire 2,500 0.37% -2,188 -0.30%
New Jersey 1,700 0.04% -11,419 -0.26%
New Mexico 1,400 0.17% 1,709 0.20%
New York -14,600 -0.15% 21,084 0.23%
North Carolina 11,400 0.26% 11,504 0.24%
North Dakota -2,200 -0.50% 154 0.04%
Ohio 4,300 0.08% 13,753 0.25%
Oklahoma 4,200 0.25% 9,495 0.54%
Oregon 11,600 0.62% 1,506 0.07%
Pennsylvania -4,300 -0.07% -3,991 -0.07%
Rhode Island -200 -0.04% -724 -0.14%
South Carolina 10,100 0.48% 1,830 0.08%
South Dakota -2,400 -0.55% 70 0.02%
Tennessee -2,300 -0.08% 25,735 0.83%
Texas 71,500 0.58% 43,103 0.33%
Utah 1,800 0.12% 2,863 0.19%
Vermont -500 -0.16% 633 0.19%
Virginia -5,800 -0.15% 930 0.02%
Washington 6,900 0.21% 14,992 0.42%
West Virginia 1,800 0.24% -725 -0.10%
Wisconsin 10,500 0.35% 1,581 0.05%
Wyoming 100 0.04% -734 -0.26%