Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined May 2018 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 2018
CES Jobs Added
May 2018
CES Jobs Percent Change
May 2018
CPS Jobs Added
May 2018
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 3,600 0.18% 5,081 0.24%
Alaska 200 0.06% -249 -0.07%
Arizona 9,200 0.33% 7,173 0.22%
Arkansas 2,600 0.21% -1,197 -0.09%
California 5,500 0.03% -7,014 -0.04%
Colorado 7,700 0.28% 11,153 0.38%
Connecticut 4,100 0.24% -1,632 -0.09%
Delaware 600 0.13% 2,154 0.47%
District of Columbia 3,100 0.39% 1,756 0.46%
Florida 15,100 0.17% 19,436 0.20%
Georgia 6,800 0.15% 13,552 0.28%
Hawaii 1,800 0.27% 1,037 0.15%
Idaho 400 0.05% 1,203 0.15%
Illinois 8,600 0.14% 7,211 0.12%
Indiana 4,000 0.13% 13,269 0.41%
Iowa 3,300 0.21% 2,854 0.18%
Kansas 1,900 0.13% 875 0.06%
Kentucky 3,800 0.20% 3,268 0.17%
Louisiana -200 -0.01% -906 -0.04%
Maine 2,400 0.38% 1,116 0.16%
Maryland 4,600 0.17% 1,084 0.04%
Massachusetts 6,200 0.17% 26,477 0.74%
Michigan 11,800 0.27% 10,023 0.21%
Minnesota 10,200 0.35% 7,769 0.26%
Mississippi -300 -0.03% 1,603 0.13%
Missouri 400 0.01% 6,721 0.23%
Montana 1,000 0.21% -411 -0.08%
Nebraska 4,000 0.39% 710 0.07%
Nevada -700 -0.05% 4,589 0.32%
New Hampshire 2,300 0.34% 2,101 0.29%
New Jersey 4,099 0.10% -3,519 -0.08%
New Mexico 1,200 0.14% 3,433 0.39%
New York 12,300 0.13% 3,883 0.04%
North Carolina 21,600 0.48% 12,280 0.26%
North Dakota 4,200 0.99% -1,200 -0.30%
Ohio 22,600 0.41% 8,941 0.16%
Oklahoma -200 -0.01% 4,434 0.25%
Oregon 4,800 0.25% -2,179 -0.11%
Pennsylvania 2,300 0.04% 95 0.00%
Rhode Island 1,200 0.24% 1,519 0.28%
South Carolina 1,800 0.08% -224 -0.01%
South Dakota 2,200 0.50% 299 0.07%
Tennessee 7,800 0.26% 4,984 0.16%
Texas 34,700 0.28% 37,397 0.28%
Utah 5,100 0.34% 3,947 0.26%
Vermont -500 -0.16% 764 0.23%
Virginia 6,200 0.16% 11,549 0.28%
Washington 8,500 0.25% 674 0.02%
West Virginia 10,600 1.41% 320 0.04%
Wisconsin -4,700 -0.16% 4,279 0.14%
Wyoming -500 -0.17% -932 -0.33%