Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined May 2016 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 2016
CES Jobs Added
May 2016
CES Jobs Percent Change
May 2016
CPS Jobs Added
May 2016
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 600 0.03% 3,154 0.15%
Alaska 2,000 0.59% -1,202 -0.36%
Arizona -4,600 -0.17% -1,430 -0.05%
Arkansas 1,200 0.10% 1,073 0.08%
California 15,199 0.09% 9,561 0.05%
Colorado 300 0.01% 950 0.03%
Connecticut -1,400 -0.08% -1,531 -0.09%
Delaware -1,900 -0.41% 1,199 0.26%
District of Columbia 6,800 0.87% 2,189 0.59%
Florida 24,500 0.30% -13,512 -0.14%
Georgia 200 0.00% 14,571 0.32%
Hawaii 1,100 0.17% -2,299 -0.34%
Idaho -2,300 -0.33% 1,803 0.23%
Illinois -2,500 -0.04% 3,410 0.05%
Indiana -7,600 -0.25% 12,932 0.41%
Iowa -4,200 -0.27% -2,603 -0.16%
Kansas 2,600 0.19% -3,483 -0.24%
Kentucky 600 0.03% 2,603 0.14%
Louisiana -4,700 -0.24% 590 0.03%
Maine -400 -0.07% 2,310 0.35%
Maryland 2,500 0.09% 862 0.03%
Massachusetts -6,400 -0.18% 7,077 0.21%
Michigan -12,700 -0.29% 438 0.01%
Minnesota -1,900 -0.07% -6,091 -0.21%
Mississippi -2,200 -0.19% -5,296 -0.43%
Missouri -5,900 -0.21% -4,758 -0.16%
Montana -2,700 -0.58% -520 -0.10%
Nebraska 2,300 0.23% 777 0.08%
Nevada -3,800 -0.30% -2,158 -0.16%
New Hampshire -4,000 -0.60% 1,041 0.14%
New Jersey -6,800 -0.17% -11,680 -0.27%
New Mexico 600 0.07% 604 0.07%
New York -15,000 -0.16% -24,248 -0.26%
North Carolina -1,600 -0.04% 6,870 0.15%
North Dakota 300 0.07% 589 0.15%
Ohio 9,200 0.17% 11,385 0.21%
Oklahoma -700 -0.04% -9,937 -0.56%
Oregon 1,200 0.07% 4,130 0.21%
Pennsylvania -10,200 -0.17% -1,998 -0.03%
Rhode Island -2,000 -0.41% -441 -0.08%
South Carolina 3,800 0.19% 2,988 0.14%
South Dakota 1,600 0.37% 22 0.00%
Tennessee -13,400 -0.45% 3,318 0.11%
Texas 200 0.00% 9,034 0.07%
Utah 1,000 0.07% 1,956 0.14%
Vermont -800 -0.25% 669 0.20%
Virginia -6,100 -0.16% -9,128 -0.22%
Washington 8,700 0.27% 1,751 0.05%
West Virginia 6,600 0.87% 160 0.02%
Wisconsin 5,500 0.19% 1,610 0.05%
Wyoming -100 -0.04% -1,044 -0.37%