Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined September 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 September 2014
CES Jobs Added
September 2014
CES Jobs Percent Change
September 2014
CPS Jobs Added
September 2014
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 11,400 0.59% -1,602 -0.08%
Alaska 2,900 0.87% 262 0.08%
Arizona 6,300 0.25% 6,162 0.22%
Arkansas 2,900 0.24% 4,547 0.37%
California -9,800 -0.06% 83,456 0.48%
Colorado 14,600 0.60% 11,295 0.42%
Connecticut 11,500 0.69% 8,847 0.51%
Delaware 1,200 0.27% 1,469 0.35%
District of Columbia 8,000 1.07% 2,847 0.83%
Florida 13,400 0.17% 41,007 0.46%
Georgia -2,800 -0.07% 215 0.00%
Hawaii 2,700 0.43% 3,869 0.61%
Idaho 3,200 0.50% -48 -0.01%
Illinois 19,300 0.33% 11,154 0.18%
Indiana -5,600 -0.19% 4,126 0.14%
Iowa 1,300 0.08% 3,291 0.20%
Kansas 2,400 0.17% 2,940 0.21%
Kentucky 2,400 0.13% -6,465 -0.34%
Louisiana 4,700 0.24% 11,066 0.55%
Maine 200 0.03% -1,622 -0.24%
Maryland 2,800 0.11% 2,641 0.09%
Massachusetts 9,400 0.28% 5,367 0.16%
Michigan 4,599 0.11% 8,855 0.20%
Minnesota 7,200 0.25% 7,831 0.27%
Mississippi 6,000 0.54% -1,086 -0.09%
Missouri 8,100 0.29% 15,115 0.53%
Montana 1,900 0.42% 983 0.20%
Nebraska 1,500 0.15% 2,514 0.26%
Nevada -1,800 -0.15% 3,839 0.30%
New Hampshire 4,800 0.75% -791 -0.11%
New Jersey 600 0.02% 8,168 0.19%
New Mexico -800 -0.10% 763 0.09%
New York 4,200 0.05% 4,232 0.05%
North Carolina 14,000 0.34% -5,622 -0.13%
North Dakota 3,300 0.71% 1,429 0.36%
Ohio 6,000 0.11% 16,618 0.31%
Oklahoma 3,800 0.23% 3,603 0.21%
Oregon -300 -0.02% 6,580 0.36%
Pennsylvania -9,600 -0.17% 11,044 0.18%
Rhode Island 400 0.08% -489 -0.10%
South Carolina 13,000 0.67% 2,527 0.12%
South Dakota 0 0.00% 577 0.13%
Tennessee 7,200 0.26% -10,084 -0.36%
Texas 36,400 0.31% 33,744 0.27%
Utah 3,200 0.24% -2,938 -0.21%
Vermont -700 -0.23% -1,021 -0.30%
Virginia -7,400 -0.20% -9,034 -0.22%
Washington -600 -0.02% 2,412 0.07%
West Virginia 6,000 0.78% -1,715 -0.23%
Wisconsin 300 0.01% 13,495 0.46%
Wyoming 600 0.20% -242 -0.08%