Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined July 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 July 2017
CES Jobs Added
July 2017
CES Jobs Percent Change
July 2017
CPS Jobs Added
July 2017
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama -1,700 -0.08% -13,299 -0.64%
Alaska -1,400 -0.42% -1,548 -0.45%
Arizona -5,800 -0.21% -9,962 -0.32%
Arkansas 6,100 0.49% 9,058 0.69%
California 82,600 0.49% -24,817 -0.14%
Colorado 3,600 0.14% 9,362 0.32%
Connecticut -600 -0.04% 776 0.04%
Delaware 1,100 0.24% -624 -0.14%
District of Columbia 4,700 0.59% -920 -0.24%
Florida 32,700 0.38% -14,487 -0.15%
Georgia -14,100 -0.31% 3,089 0.06%
Hawaii 2,400 0.37% -1,953 -0.29%
Idaho 4,300 0.61% 410 0.05%
Illinois 2,100 0.03% -30,008 -0.49%
Indiana -2,800 -0.09% -4,008 -0.12%
Iowa 1,600 0.10% -4,318 -0.26%
Kansas 1,300 0.09% -1,186 -0.08%
Kentucky 7,700 0.40% -13,898 -0.71%
Louisiana -5,900 -0.30% -11,079 -0.56%
Maine 1,100 0.18% -393 -0.06%
Maryland 800 0.03% 8,269 0.27%
Massachusetts -200 -0.01% -11,530 -0.32%
Michigan 7,800 0.18% -17,842 -0.38%
Minnesota 7,700 0.26% 7,079 0.24%
Mississippi 1,800 0.16% -9,792 -0.80%
Missouri 14,100 0.49% -10,669 -0.36%
Montana -700 -0.15% -209 -0.04%
Nebraska -800 -0.08% 1,306 0.13%
Nevada 5,300 0.40% -502 -0.04%
New Hampshire 3,000 0.44% 127 0.02%
New Jersey 9,800 0.24% -8,251 -0.19%
New Mexico -2,100 -0.25% -1,972 -0.23%
New York 21,600 0.23% -22,897 -0.25%
North Carolina 8,800 0.20% -989 -0.02%
North Dakota 1,800 0.41% -411 -0.10%
Ohio 1,600 0.03% -24,081 -0.44%
Oklahoma 10,200 0.62% -5,445 -0.31%
Oregon 5,900 0.31% 6,150 0.30%
Pennsylvania 29,000 0.49% -15,881 -0.26%
Rhode Island 3,100 0.62% -416 -0.08%
South Carolina 7,699 0.37% -2,217 -0.10%
South Dakota -500 -0.11% -669 -0.15%
Tennessee 4,700 0.16% -6,596 -0.22%
Texas 19,600 0.16% -21,180 -0.16%
Utah -200 -0.01% -1,127 -0.07%
Vermont 1,700 0.54% -707 -0.21%
Virginia 8,300 0.21% 5,159 0.12%
Washington 1,600 0.05% 12,405 0.35%
West Virginia 400 0.05% -2,137 -0.29%
Wisconsin 3,600 0.12% -4,144 -0.14%
Wyoming 0 0.00% -2,302 -0.81%