Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined March 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 March 2016
CES Jobs Added
March 2016
CES Jobs Percent Change
March 2016
CPS Jobs Added
March 2016
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 900 0.05% 8,935 0.44%
Alaska -1,400 -0.41% -1,138 -0.34%
Arizona 5,100 0.19% 24,556 0.81%
Arkansas -3,900 -0.32% 9,569 0.74%
California 4,100 0.03% 46,290 0.26%
Colorado 5,500 0.21% 17,048 0.61%
Connecticut 300 0.02% 2,696 0.15%
Delaware 1,300 0.28% 3,317 0.73%
District of Columbia -500 -0.06% 1,515 0.41%
Florida 3,000 0.04% 22,397 0.24%
Georgia 12,600 0.29% 16,743 0.37%
Hawaii 4,400 0.68% 2,432 0.36%
Idaho 800 0.12% 423 0.05%
Illinois 14,700 0.25% 28,081 0.45%
Indiana -9,000 -0.29% 9,305 0.29%
Iowa 1,600 0.10% -1,605 -0.10%
Kansas 2,500 0.18% 270 0.02%
Kentucky 3,700 0.19% 9,165 0.49%
Louisiana -100 -0.01% 7,946 0.39%
Maine 1,600 0.26% 1,630 0.25%
Maryland 19,300 0.72% 7,640 0.25%
Massachusetts 6,900 0.20% 14,684 0.43%
Michigan 5,500 0.13% 27,106 0.59%
Minnesota -2,900 -0.10% 9,817 0.33%
Mississippi 2,100 0.18% 1,510 0.12%
Missouri -1,500 -0.05% 11,053 0.37%
Montana 400 0.09% 360 0.07%
Nebraska 4,600 0.45% 1,023 0.10%
Nevada 6,500 0.51% 3,094 0.23%
New Hampshire -800 -0.12% 2,991 0.41%
New Jersey 17,300 0.43% 10,904 0.25%
New Mexico 1,800 0.22% 3,354 0.39%
New York 14,100 0.15% 33,027 0.36%
North Carolina 12,500 0.29% 34,284 0.75%
North Dakota -900 -0.20% 184 0.05%
Ohio 18,300 0.33% 27,324 0.50%
Oklahoma -5,800 -0.35% 3,816 0.21%
Oregon 3,900 0.21% 18,254 0.95%
Pennsylvania 15,300 0.26% 13,800 0.22%
Rhode Island 2,700 0.55% 561 0.11%
South Carolina 11,400 0.56% 12,079 0.56%
South Dakota 0 0.00% 721 0.16%
Tennessee -700 -0.02% 29,338 0.99%
Texas -12,000 -0.10% 55,460 0.44%
Utah 3,700 0.26% 3,881 0.27%
Vermont 200 0.06% 854 0.26%
Virginia 4,900 0.13% 203 0.00%
Washington 9,000 0.28% 13,364 0.39%
West Virginia 2,400 0.32% -1,411 -0.19%
Wisconsin 11,500 0.39% 10,340 0.35%
Wyoming -1,000 -0.35% -1,689 -0.59%