Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined February 2015 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 February 2015
CES Jobs Added
February 2015
CES Jobs Percent Change
February 2015
CPS Jobs Added
February 2015
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama -1,200 -0.06% 8,921 0.44%
Alaska -1,100 -0.32% 351 0.10%
Arizona 12,300 0.47% 14,631 0.50%
Arkansas 5,200 0.43% 5,750 0.46%
California 29,400 0.18% 47,992 0.27%
Colorado 12,200 0.49% 2,749 0.10%
Connecticut -3,700 -0.22% 3,624 0.20%
Delaware 200 0.05% 1,639 0.38%
District of Columbia 4,400 0.58% -278 -0.08%
Florida 19,700 0.25% 8,042 0.09%
Georgia 25,400 0.60% 12,716 0.29%
Hawaii -1,200 -0.19% 898 0.14%
Idaho 3,300 0.49% 5,003 0.67%
Illinois 13,800 0.23% -2,651 -0.04%
Indiana 4,200 0.14% 60 0.00%
Iowa -400 -0.03% 1,087 0.07%
Kansas 9,500 0.68% -748 -0.05%
Kentucky 1,400 0.07% 10,522 0.56%
Louisiana -700 -0.04% 4,466 0.22%
Maine 2,100 0.35% -8 -0.00%
Maryland 6,100 0.23% 8,217 0.28%
Massachusetts 800 0.02% 21,044 0.62%
Michigan 7,300 0.17% 12,345 0.28%
Minnesota 11,800 0.42% 15,495 0.54%
Mississippi 3,500 0.31% 8,958 0.79%
Missouri 8,400 0.30% 9,325 0.32%
Montana 2,000 0.44% 2,921 0.59%
Nebraska -100 -0.01% 262 0.03%
Nevada -500 -0.04% 1,856 0.14%
New Hampshire 800 0.12% 1,497 0.21%
New Jersey 6,200 0.16% -3,778 -0.09%
New Mexico 4,000 0.48% 3,783 0.44%
New York 20,200 0.22% 19,946 0.22%
North Carolina 16,800 0.40% 30,562 0.69%
North Dakota 700 0.15% -848 -0.21%
Ohio 3,300 0.06% 7,762 0.14%
Oklahoma 200 0.01% 16,897 0.98%
Oregon 2,400 0.14% 6,798 0.37%
Pennsylvania 13,300 0.23% 1,637 0.03%
Rhode Island -2,700 -0.56% 1,725 0.34%
South Carolina 10,400 0.53% 10,432 0.50%
South Dakota 2,800 0.66% 898 0.21%
Tennessee -800 -0.03% 28,968 1.03%
Texas 7,100 0.06% 18,953 0.15%
Utah 9,500 0.70% 5,888 0.42%
Vermont -600 -0.19% 128 0.04%
Virginia 11,600 0.31% 7,759 0.19%
Washington -600 -0.02% 12,765 0.39%
West Virginia -2,400 -0.31% -2,747 -0.38%
Wisconsin 14,900 0.52% 4,966 0.17%
Wyoming 0 0.00% 80 0.03%