Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined December 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 December 2014
CES Jobs Added
December 2014
CES Jobs Percent Change
December 2014
CPS Jobs Added
December 2014
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 1,000 0.05% -825 -0.04%
Alaska 2,500 0.74% 429 0.13%
Arizona 6,000 0.23% 20,449 0.71%
Arkansas 4,300 0.36% 9,642 0.78%
California 700 0.00% 40,004 0.23%
Colorado 4,700 0.19% 5,090 0.19%
Connecticut 4,800 0.28% 8,491 0.48%
Delaware -1,000 -0.22% 1,111 0.26%
District of Columbia -800 -0.10% 500 0.14%
Florida 12,700 0.16% -3,399 -0.04%
Georgia 14,100 0.34% 1,686 0.04%
Hawaii 200 0.03% 1,878 0.29%
Idaho -2,700 -0.42% 341 0.05%
Illinois 17,100 0.29% 15,711 0.26%
Indiana 5,100 0.17% 6,109 0.20%
Iowa 2,100 0.13% 3,057 0.19%
Kansas 1,700 0.12% 4,519 0.32%
Kentucky -800 -0.04% 605 0.03%
Louisiana 6,200 0.31% 9,054 0.44%
Maine -500 -0.08% 507 0.08%
Maryland 11,000 0.42% 1,962 0.07%
Massachusetts 10,900 0.32% 15,816 0.47%
Michigan 4,699 0.11% 20,225 0.46%
Minnesota -5,200 -0.18% 6,840 0.24%
Mississippi 900 0.08% -582 -0.05%
Missouri 1,700 0.06% 14,911 0.52%
Montana 3,100 0.68% 829 0.17%
Nebraska 600 0.06% 1,545 0.16%
Nevada 2,500 0.21% 1,333 0.10%
New Hampshire 3,700 0.57% 2,252 0.32%
New Jersey -400 -0.01% 19,371 0.46%
New Mexico -1,600 -0.19% 3,360 0.39%
New York 30,400 0.34% 5,215 0.06%
North Carolina 15,100 0.36% 1,283 0.03%
North Dakota 2,400 0.51% 1,674 0.41%
Ohio 5,100 0.10% 6,124 0.11%
Oklahoma 5,700 0.34% 7,255 0.42%
Oregon 8,200 0.47% 4,740 0.26%
Pennsylvania 8,300 0.14% 12,641 0.21%
Rhode Island -100 -0.02% 1,266 0.25%
South Carolina 2,900 0.15% 7,243 0.35%
South Dakota 1,600 0.38% 1,462 0.33%
Tennessee 12,500 0.44% 1,041 0.04%
Texas 45,700 0.39% 33,867 0.27%
Utah 5,300 0.39% -1,153 -0.08%
Vermont -1,400 -0.45% 737 0.22%
Virginia 6,000 0.16% 3,459 0.09%
Washington 7,600 0.25% -357 -0.01%
West Virginia 400 0.05% -3,001 -0.40%
Wisconsin 5,100 0.18% 8,180 0.28%
Wyoming 1,500 0.51% 815 0.27%