Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined March 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 March 2017
CES Jobs Added
March 2017
CES Jobs Percent Change
March 2017
CPS Jobs Added
March 2017
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama -1,100 -0.06% 12,787 0.62%
Alaska -1,700 -0.51% 1,792 0.53%
Arizona -1,900 -0.07% 23,196 0.74%
Arkansas -100 -0.01% 4,428 0.34%
California 19,300 0.12% 37,134 0.20%
Colorado 0 0.00% 19,456 0.69%
Connecticut 1,300 0.08% 8,061 0.44%
Delaware 500 0.11% 1,679 0.37%
District of Columbia -700 -0.09% 647 0.17%
Florida 6,200 0.07% 67,994 0.71%
Georgia 9,500 0.21% 19,093 0.40%
Hawaii -200 -0.03% 2,193 0.32%
Idaho -2,200 -0.31% -40 -0.01%
Illinois -8,900 -0.15% 26,173 0.42%
Indiana -200 -0.01% 12,322 0.39%
Iowa -500 -0.03% 481 0.03%
Kansas 1,400 0.10% 5,828 0.41%
Kentucky 1,300 0.07% 18,952 0.98%
Louisiana -8,500 -0.43% 8,712 0.44%
Maine 3,000 0.48% 3,897 0.58%
Maryland -7,200 -0.26% 11,869 0.39%
Massachusetts 200 0.01% 26,637 0.76%
Michigan 2,500 0.06% 17,191 0.37%
Minnesota 5,300 0.18% 10,043 0.35%
Mississippi -100 -0.01% 7,096 0.58%
Missouri -13,400 -0.47% 770 0.03%
Montana -600 -0.13% -278 -0.05%
Nebraska -1,500 -0.15% -1,227 -0.13%
Nevada -2,100 -0.16% 2,376 0.17%
New Hampshire -3,200 -0.47% -284 -0.04%
New Jersey -17,500 -0.42% 9,807 0.23%
New Mexico -300 -0.04% 2,146 0.25%
New York -4,200 -0.04% 66,392 0.73%
North Carolina 500 0.01% 15,331 0.33%
North Dakota 400 0.09% 1,928 0.47%
Ohio -4,100 -0.07% 28,338 0.52%
Oklahoma -200 -0.01% 7,137 0.41%
Oregon 2,400 0.13% 10,828 0.54%
Pennsylvania -16,100 -0.27% 16,524 0.27%
Rhode Island -700 -0.14% 2,817 0.53%
South Carolina 1,399 0.07% 9,539 0.43%
South Dakota 1,200 0.27% 679 0.15%
Tennessee 8,600 0.29% 12,456 0.41%
Texas 9,500 0.08% 43,213 0.34%
Utah 4,000 0.27% 10,594 0.71%
Vermont -900 -0.29% 610 0.18%
Virginia -5,000 -0.13% 13,530 0.33%
Washington 10,700 0.32% 7,100 0.20%
West Virginia -2,200 -0.29% 1,052 0.14%
Wisconsin -2,700 -0.09% 16,411 0.54%
Wyoming 800 0.29% 1,109 0.38%