Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined July 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 July 2016
CES Jobs Added
July 2016
CES Jobs Percent Change
July 2016
CPS Jobs Added
July 2016
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama -700 -0.04% -5,944 -0.29%
Alaska 400 0.12% -114 -0.03%
Arizona 3,200 0.12% -17,672 -0.58%
Arkansas -2,000 -0.16% -2,700 -0.21%
California 36,400 0.22% 35,454 0.20%
Colorado 14,000 0.54% -8,535 -0.31%
Connecticut 1,700 0.10% 2,213 0.12%
Delaware -1,400 -0.30% -1,745 -0.38%
District of Columbia -2,100 -0.27% -871 -0.23%
Florida 28,099 0.34% -20,939 -0.23%
Georgia 2,300 0.05% 19,242 0.42%
Hawaii -400 -0.06% -1,901 -0.29%
Idaho 3,900 0.56% 1,000 0.13%
Illinois 11,600 0.19% -7,366 -0.12%
Indiana 12,000 0.39% 11,276 0.35%
Iowa 3,400 0.22% -2,272 -0.14%
Kansas -5,600 -0.40% -10,868 -0.75%
Kentucky -700 -0.04% -4,100 -0.22%
Louisiana -1,500 -0.08% -8,407 -0.41%
Maine 4,000 0.65% 2,220 0.34%
Maryland 2,900 0.11% 261 0.01%
Massachusetts 7,300 0.20% 8,070 0.23%
Michigan 15,900 0.37% -20,231 -0.44%
Minnesota 11,300 0.39% -24,383 -0.83%
Mississippi 4,000 0.35% -8,499 -0.71%
Missouri 2,100 0.07% -26,529 -0.88%
Montana -800 -0.17% -9 -0.00%
Nebraska 2,300 0.23% -1,156 -0.12%
Nevada 4,700 0.37% -1,954 -0.15%
New Hampshire 0 0.00% 1,725 0.24%
New Jersey -4,700 -0.12% -14,227 -0.33%
New Mexico -1,500 -0.18% 471 0.05%
New York 37,500 0.40% -86,133 -0.93%
North Carolina 12,000 0.28% -13,203 -0.29%
North Dakota 4,200 0.96% 1,183 0.29%
Ohio 11,400 0.21% -11,605 -0.21%
Oklahoma -6,200 -0.37% -18,150 -1.03%
Oregon 3,800 0.21% -2,822 -0.14%
Pennsylvania 7,900 0.13% -17,835 -0.29%
Rhode Island 1,400 0.29% 1,216 0.23%
South Carolina 2,700 0.13% -2,430 -0.11%
South Dakota 300 0.07% 400 0.09%
Tennessee 4,800 0.16% -11,311 -0.38%
Texas 23,600 0.20% -23,613 -0.19%
Utah 6,800 0.48% 1,963 0.14%
Vermont 3,000 0.95% -353 -0.11%
Virginia 2,600 0.07% -7,374 -0.18%
Washington 2,600 0.08% -1,879 -0.06%
West Virginia -2,800 -0.37% 4,231 0.58%
Wisconsin 9,100 0.31% -5,335 -0.18%
Wyoming -800 -0.28% -306 -0.11%