Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined October 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 October 2016
CES Jobs Added
October 2016
CES Jobs Percent Change
October 2016
CPS Jobs Added
October 2016
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 6,600 0.34% 9,963 0.49%
Alaska 1,700 0.50% -122 -0.04%
Arizona 9,300 0.34% 23,937 0.79%
Arkansas 300 0.02% -1,805 -0.14%
California 31,200 0.19% 90,913 0.50%
Colorado 6,000 0.23% 15,002 0.54%
Connecticut -7,200 -0.43% 4,682 0.26%
Delaware -400 -0.09% -1,884 -0.41%
District of Columbia -1,000 -0.13% 1,066 0.29%
Florida 5,700 0.07% 49,833 0.54%
Georgia 6,700 0.15% 21,473 0.46%
Hawaii 0 0.00% 5,847 0.88%
Idaho -400 -0.06% -7 -0.00%
Illinois 2,200 0.04% -7,249 -0.12%
Indiana 1,800 0.06% -10,805 -0.34%
Iowa -4,500 -0.28% 5,031 0.30%
Kansas 900 0.06% -98 -0.01%
Kentucky 0 0.00% 12,931 0.69%
Louisiana 7,300 0.37% -6,056 -0.30%
Maine -3,600 -0.59% 1,305 0.20%
Maryland 700 0.03% 8,326 0.27%
Massachusetts -5,500 -0.15% 9,573 0.27%
Michigan 18,900 0.44% 14,197 0.31%
Minnesota -12,500 -0.43% -5,795 -0.20%
Mississippi -700 -0.06% 7,633 0.64%
Missouri 9,300 0.33% 12,125 0.41%
Montana 2,200 0.48% 1,240 0.25%
Nebraska -1,600 -0.16% -1,481 -0.15%
Nevada 1,000 0.08% 3,419 0.25%
New Hampshire 2,500 0.37% -216 -0.03%
New Jersey -5,600 -0.14% 2,677 0.06%
New Mexico -300 -0.04% -186 -0.02%
New York -6,200 -0.07% 14,851 0.16%
North Carolina 5,700 0.13% 20,166 0.44%
North Dakota -300 -0.07% 2,521 0.61%
Ohio -2,800 -0.05% -23,702 -0.43%
Oklahoma 100 0.01% 259 0.02%
Oregon 6,100 0.33% 9,575 0.49%
Pennsylvania -1,800 -0.03% 3,622 0.06%
Rhode Island 1,700 0.35% 210 0.04%
South Carolina -9,900 -0.48% 6,885 0.31%
South Dakota 400 0.09% -36 -0.01%
Tennessee 7,500 0.25% 15,474 0.51%
Texas 13,700 0.11% 26,949 0.21%
Utah 3,400 0.24% 7,603 0.52%
Vermont -2,100 -0.66% -368 -0.11%
Virginia 4,900 0.12% 18,935 0.47%
Washington 10,600 0.32% 26,864 0.78%
West Virginia -400 -0.05% 1,466 0.20%
Wisconsin 10,400 0.36% 3,240 0.11%
Wyoming -200 -0.07% 1,813 0.64%