Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined September 2020 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 September 2020
CES Jobs Added
September 2020
CES Jobs Percent Change
September 2020
CPS Jobs Added
September 2020
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 1,800 0.09% -32,012 -1.50%
Alaska 3,600 1.21% 4,296 1.41%
Arizona 2,600 0.09% 116,440 3.63%
Arkansas -1,700 -0.14% -5,391 -0.43%
California 96,000 0.60% 47,310 0.29%
Colorado 13,400 0.51% 63,380 2.20%
Connecticut 17,000 1.08% 32,068 1.87%
Delaware 2,100 0.49% -1,241 -0.27%
District of Columbia -900 -0.12% -1,143 -0.31%
Florida 47,300 0.56% -28,322 -0.30%
Georgia 20,200 0.45% -15,555 -0.33%
Hawaii -10,700 -1.96% -36,503 -6.56%
Idaho -1,000 -0.13% 3,323 0.39%
Illinois -12,000 -0.21% 118,946 2.12%
Indiana -11,700 -0.38% -13,402 -0.43%
Iowa 7,300 0.49% 13,398 0.88%
Kansas -7,200 -0.53% -7,768 -0.56%
Kentucky 500 0.03% -41,523 -2.23%
Louisiana -1,600 -0.09% -20,076 -1.03%
Maine 4,700 0.81% 9,371 1.49%
Maryland 18,200 0.70% -167,209 -5.54%
Massachusetts 36,900 1.12% 278,961 8.87%
Michigan 18,400 0.46% -14,643 -0.33%
Minnesota 14,800 0.54% -8,431 -0.29%
Mississippi 7,500 0.67% 60,678 5.31%
Missouri 13,000 0.47% -1,350 -0.05%
Montana 3,100 0.67% 4,250 0.85%
Nebraska 8,000 0.81% 147 0.01%
Nevada 3,400 0.26% 32,728 2.53%
New Hampshire 2,300 0.36% 7,896 1.15%
New Jersey 60,200 1.58% -12,212 -0.30%
New Mexico 4,300 0.54% 68,015 8.56%
New York 109,300 1.27% -60,867 -0.73%
North Carolina 48,100 1.13% 38,683 0.86%
North Dakota 600 0.15% 1,758 0.47%
Ohio 41,500 0.81% -81,979 -1.56%
Oklahoma -3,100 -0.19% 51,724 2.99%
Oregon 5,100 0.28% -1,535 -0.08%
Pennsylvania 19,400 0.35% 193,862 3.43%
Rhode Island 2,100 0.45% 31,138 6.61%
South Carolina 24,800 1.18% 2,571 0.11%
South Dakota 4,900 1.16% 5,769 1.32%
Tennessee 11,100 0.37% 1,968 0.06%
Texas 40,700 0.33% -375,435 -2.80%
Utah 12,800 0.83% 21,350 1.37%
Vermont 2,800 0.99% -707 -0.23%
Virginia 9,200 0.24% -69,408 -1.70%
Washington 8,000 0.24% -25,477 -0.70%
West Virginia -3,000 -0.44% 2,709 0.38%
Wisconsin 23,800 0.86% 105,092 3.67%
Wyoming 3,400 1.26% 3,881 1.42%