Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined October 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 October 2018
CES Jobs Added
October 2018
CES Jobs Percent Change
October 2018
CPS Jobs Added
October 2018
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 5,900 0.29% 5,611 0.26%
Alaska 2,300 0.70% 60 0.02%
Arizona 5,000 0.17% 15,502 0.48%
Arkansas -1,200 -0.10% 670 0.05%
California 36,400 0.21% 54,641 0.29%
Colorado 4,800 0.18% 1,806 0.06%
Connecticut 1,500 0.09% 5,838 0.32%
Delaware 700 0.15% 182 0.04%
District of Columbia 400 0.05% -1,213 -0.32%
Florida 17,800 0.20% 18,660 0.19%
Georgia 2,400 0.05% 772 0.02%
Hawaii 300 0.05% -1,409 -0.21%
Idaho 600 0.08% 853 0.10%
Illinois 10,300 0.17% 6,785 0.11%
Indiana 3,400 0.11% 2,892 0.09%
Iowa 3,900 0.25% 2,727 0.17%
Kansas 400 0.03% 3,353 0.23%
Kentucky -2,200 -0.11% 193 0.01%
Louisiana 0 0.00% -5,318 -0.26%
Maine 0 0.00% -1,339 -0.20%
Maryland 10,700 0.39% 1,305 0.04%
Massachusetts 4,400 0.12% 12,551 0.34%
Michigan 3,500 0.08% 1,981 0.04%
Minnesota 3,400 0.11% -2,465 -0.08%
Mississippi 800 0.07% -878 -0.07%
Missouri 4,000 0.14% 6,070 0.20%
Montana 500 0.10% 830 0.16%
Nebraska -1,100 -0.11% 2,115 0.21%
Nevada 5,100 0.37% 5,936 0.41%
New Hampshire 3,900 0.56% 1,192 0.16%
New Jersey 17,400 0.41% 8,150 0.19%
New Mexico 2,600 0.30% 1,909 0.21%
New York 22,000 0.23% 36,499 0.39%
North Carolina 27,900 0.62% 5,244 0.11%
North Dakota -100 -0.02% -1,277 -0.32%
Ohio 10,900 0.19% -4,936 -0.09%
Oklahoma -600 -0.04% 1,062 0.06%
Oregon 4,600 0.24% 34 0.00%
Pennsylvania 18,500 0.31% 20,381 0.33%
Rhode Island 500 0.10% 5 0.00%
South Carolina 19,000 0.90% 3,430 0.15%
South Dakota 1,500 0.34% 220 0.05%
Tennessee 6,000 0.19% -1,992 -0.06%
Texas 32,300 0.26% 26,087 0.20%
Utah 3,800 0.25% -4,070 -0.26%
Vermont -500 -0.16% -861 -0.26%
Virginia 2,700 0.07% 2,173 0.05%
Washington 12,400 0.36% 13,570 0.38%
West Virginia 1,500 0.20% 68 0.01%
Wisconsin -3,500 -0.12% -6,643 -0.22%
Wyoming 0 0.00% 72 0.03%