Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined May 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 May 2017
CES Jobs Added
May 2017
CES Jobs Percent Change
May 2017
CPS Jobs Added
May 2017
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 9,600 0.48% 453 0.02%
Alaska 2,300 0.70% -25 -0.01%
Arizona 2,000 0.07% -6,791 -0.21%
Arkansas 2,900 0.23% 8,604 0.66%
California 17,599 0.11% 3,592 0.02%
Colorado 10,600 0.40% 15,111 0.53%
Connecticut 6,700 0.40% 5,313 0.29%
Delaware 0 0.00% 544 0.12%
District of Columbia 6,100 0.78% 1,935 0.51%
Florida 29,600 0.35% 29,686 0.31%
Georgia -3,800 -0.09% 9,685 0.20%
Hawaii 1,000 0.15% -794 -0.12%
Idaho -1,200 -0.17% -1,243 -0.16%
Illinois 2,400 0.04% -13,883 -0.22%
Indiana 3,600 0.12% 8,946 0.28%
Iowa 5,500 0.35% -3,379 -0.21%
Kansas -5,000 -0.35% -1,868 -0.13%
Kentucky -2,000 -0.10% 4,264 0.22%
Louisiana 10,500 0.53% -611 -0.03%
Maine -2,400 -0.39% -1,248 -0.18%
Maryland -1,600 -0.06% 2,927 0.09%
Massachusetts 2,900 0.08% 4,930 0.14%
Michigan -7,900 -0.18% 3,092 0.07%
Minnesota -7,200 -0.24% 4,541 0.16%
Mississippi -600 -0.05% -2,562 -0.21%
Missouri 8,300 0.29% -18,118 -0.61%
Montana -600 -0.13% -672 -0.13%
Nebraska 1,100 0.11% -406 -0.04%
Nevada -6,500 -0.49% -520 -0.04%
New Hampshire -3,800 -0.56% -171 -0.02%
New Jersey -13,099 -0.32% -1,963 -0.05%
New Mexico -3,100 -0.37% 217 0.02%
New York 27,700 0.29% 15,996 0.17%
North Carolina 18,800 0.43% -5,265 -0.11%
North Dakota 1,700 0.39% -153 -0.04%
Ohio 6,300 0.11% 3,622 0.07%
Oklahoma 700 0.04% -5,449 -0.31%
Oregon 2,900 0.16% 15,982 0.79%
Pennsylvania -4,000 -0.07% 2,710 0.04%
Rhode Island 600 0.12% 1,098 0.21%
South Carolina 7,599 0.37% -513 -0.02%
South Dakota -1,800 -0.41% -109 -0.02%
Tennessee -200 -0.01% 5,027 0.16%
Texas 14,800 0.12% -2,044 -0.02%
Utah 4,200 0.29% 5,407 0.36%
Vermont -1,300 -0.41% -1,187 -0.35%
Virginia -2,100 -0.05% 4,562 0.11%
Washington 2,000 0.06% 3,086 0.09%
West Virginia -4,100 -0.55% 947 0.13%
Wisconsin -3,100 -0.10% 12,446 0.41%
Wyoming -1,500 -0.54% -1,524 -0.53%