Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined May 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 May 2015
CES Jobs Added
May 2015
CES Jobs Percent Change
May 2015
CPS Jobs Added
May 2015
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 6,500 0.33% 6,990 0.34%
Alaska -100 -0.03% -1,193 -0.35%
Arizona 600 0.02% 8,581 0.29%
Arkansas 1,300 0.11% 972 0.08%
California 54,200 0.34% 59,064 0.33%
Colorado 4,900 0.20% -3,246 -0.12%
Connecticut 6,400 0.38% 5,981 0.33%
Delaware 800 0.18% 956 0.22%
District of Columbia 3,700 0.49% 367 0.10%
Florida 17,100 0.21% -27,528 -0.30%
Georgia 3,900 0.09% 5,936 0.13%
Hawaii 1,700 0.27% 515 0.08%
Idaho 600 0.09% 3,073 0.40%
Illinois 9,200 0.16% 1,259 0.02%
Indiana 10,800 0.36% 10,666 0.35%
Iowa 2,200 0.14% -2,006 -0.12%
Kansas -3,800 -0.27% -6,369 -0.44%
Kentucky 5,100 0.27% -3,314 -0.17%
Louisiana 3,900 0.20% 4,447 0.22%
Maine 1,500 0.25% 1,815 0.28%
Maryland 13,500 0.51% 12,929 0.44%
Massachusetts 7,400 0.21% 6,532 0.19%
Michigan 25,700 0.60% 3,990 0.09%
Minnesota -200 -0.01% 3,368 0.12%
Mississippi 3,600 0.32% 6,245 0.53%
Missouri 6,600 0.24% -6,774 -0.23%
Montana 0 0.00% 1,469 0.29%
Nebraska -4,800 -0.48% -3,097 -0.31%
Nevada 8,000 0.64% 6,978 0.53%
New Hampshire 4,800 0.74% 1,484 0.21%
New Jersey 10,100 0.25% 12,262 0.29%
New Mexico -2,200 -0.27% 1,022 0.12%
New York 42,700 0.47% 53,340 0.59%
North Carolina 10,400 0.25% 16,769 0.37%
North Dakota -5,300 -1.13% -2,091 -0.51%
Ohio 12,000 0.22% -1,709 -0.03%
Oklahoma -1,200 -0.07% 7,720 0.43%
Oregon -1,400 -0.08% -8,907 -0.48%
Pennsylvania 18,200 0.31% 17,717 0.29%
Rhode Island 3,400 0.71% 3,255 0.63%
South Carolina -4,900 -0.25% 5,603 0.27%
South Dakota 1,100 0.26% 884 0.20%
Tennessee 10,000 0.35% 19,363 0.67%
Texas 33,200 0.28% -17,029 -0.14%
Utah 3,300 0.24% 3,275 0.23%
Vermont -2,100 -0.67% 475 0.14%
Virginia 5,900 0.16% 4,922 0.12%
Washington 7,700 0.24% 7,760 0.23%
West Virginia 2,100 0.28% 180 0.02%
Wisconsin -8,600 -0.30% -8,849 -0.30%
Wyoming -1,900 -0.64% 741 0.25%