Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined October 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 October 2014
CES Jobs Added
October 2014
CES Jobs Percent Change
October 2014
CPS Jobs Added
October 2014
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 2,200 0.11% 5,955 0.30%
Alaska 1,400 0.42% 315 0.09%
Arizona 12,900 0.50% 18,801 0.67%
Arkansas 800 0.07% 9,430 0.77%
California 41,500 0.27% 89,778 0.52%
Colorado 300 0.01% 13,002 0.49%
Connecticut 3,600 0.21% 8,904 0.51%
Delaware 1,700 0.38% 1,562 0.37%
District of Columbia -500 -0.07% 5,096 1.48%
Florida 34,400 0.44% 33,995 0.38%
Georgia 11,599 0.28% 13,738 0.31%
Hawaii -2,000 -0.32% 2,110 0.33%
Idaho 5,200 0.81% 1,250 0.17%
Illinois -2,000 -0.03% 30,363 0.50%
Indiana 7,300 0.24% 15,214 0.50%
Iowa -200 -0.01% 5,060 0.31%
Kansas 8,400 0.61% 4,274 0.30%
Kentucky 10,800 0.58% 4,305 0.23%
Louisiana 1,200 0.06% 13,846 0.69%
Maine -1,900 -0.31% -553 -0.08%
Maryland 1,400 0.05% 6,435 0.22%
Massachusetts 1,200 0.04% 16,381 0.49%
Michigan 7,200 0.17% 12,891 0.29%
Minnesota 9,500 0.33% 10,597 0.37%
Mississippi -700 -0.06% 2,143 0.19%
Missouri 2,400 0.09% 22,175 0.78%
Montana -2,800 -0.61% 581 0.12%
Nebraska 2,600 0.26% 3,649 0.37%
Nevada -7,300 -0.60% 3,928 0.31%
New Hampshire -800 -0.12% 2,090 0.30%
New Jersey -4,500 -0.11% 21,128 0.50%
New Mexico 4,200 0.51% 3,693 0.43%
New York -5,600 -0.06% 23,418 0.26%
North Carolina 17,199 0.41% 17,508 0.40%
North Dakota 1,100 0.23% 2,346 0.58%
Ohio 1,000 0.02% 23,463 0.43%
Oklahoma 3,600 0.22% 11,091 0.65%
Oregon 9,900 0.57% 8,408 0.46%
Pennsylvania 12,600 0.22% 31,592 0.53%
Rhode Island -2,600 -0.54% 1,124 0.22%
South Carolina 4,900 0.25% 7,196 0.35%
South Dakota 1,500 0.36% 1,462 0.34%
Tennessee 7,900 0.28% 5,102 0.18%
Texas 35,200 0.30% 43,938 0.36%
Utah 10,000 0.75% -190 -0.01%
Vermont 900 0.29% 580 0.17%
Virginia -900 -0.02% 5,238 0.13%
Washington 5,600 0.18% 1,571 0.05%
West Virginia 100 0.01% 275 0.04%
Wisconsin 100 0.00% 14,434 0.49%
Wyoming 4,100 1.39% 394 0.13%