Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined November 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 November 2016
CES Jobs Added
November 2016
CES Jobs Percent Change
November 2016
CPS Jobs Added
November 2016
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 2,500 0.13% 7,524 0.37%
Alaska 400 0.12% -330 -0.10%
Arizona -7,200 -0.27% 24,061 0.78%
Arkansas -2,000 -0.16% -3,929 -0.30%
California 13,599 0.08% 46,988 0.26%
Colorado -12,500 -0.47% 17,297 0.62%
Connecticut 2,100 0.13% 4,769 0.26%
Delaware 300 0.07% -2,108 -0.46%
District of Columbia -700 -0.09% 2,069 0.56%
Florida 29,600 0.35% 53,855 0.58%
Georgia 9,900 0.22% 15,697 0.33%
Hawaii 2,000 0.31% 5,263 0.78%
Idaho 3,700 0.53% 1,537 0.20%
Illinois 1,700 0.03% -763 -0.01%
Indiana 13,100 0.43% -6,517 -0.20%
Iowa -4,700 -0.30% -241 -0.01%
Kansas -2,800 -0.20% 2,193 0.15%
Kentucky 3,900 0.20% 12,437 0.66%
Louisiana 600 0.03% -3,930 -0.20%
Maine 3,200 0.53% 1,118 0.17%
Maryland 100 0.00% 8,723 0.29%
Massachusetts 5,800 0.16% 5,656 0.16%
Michigan -5,800 -0.13% 16,301 0.35%
Minnesota 5,000 0.17% -664 -0.02%
Mississippi -900 -0.08% 6,972 0.58%
Missouri 1,900 0.07% 13,350 0.45%
Montana 2,000 0.43% 1,607 0.32%
Nebraska 6,300 0.62% -405 -0.04%
Nevada 3,200 0.25% 4,720 0.35%
New Hampshire 1,900 0.28% -381 -0.05%
New Jersey 3,900 0.10% 622 0.01%
New Mexico 3,700 0.45% 477 0.06%
New York 4,400 0.05% 19,265 0.21%
North Carolina 9,000 0.21% 21,059 0.46%
North Dakota -600 -0.14% 1,875 0.45%
Ohio 9,100 0.17% -13,498 -0.25%
Oklahoma -5,800 -0.35% 9,030 0.52%
Oregon 2,500 0.13% 3,095 0.16%
Pennsylvania 3,300 0.06% 861 0.01%
Rhode Island 400 0.08% -343 -0.07%
South Carolina 12,500 0.61% 7,528 0.34%
South Dakota 700 0.16% -337 -0.08%
Tennessee -2,800 -0.09% 12,926 0.43%
Texas 20,900 0.17% 43,909 0.34%
Utah 3,000 0.21% 8,853 0.61%
Vermont -1,400 -0.44% 190 0.06%
Virginia -13,600 -0.34% 10,929 0.27%
Washington 3,600 0.11% 19,502 0.56%
West Virginia 10,400 1.37% -366 -0.05%
Wisconsin -1,900 -0.06% 3,905 0.13%
Wyoming -100 -0.04% 1,749 0.61%