Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined September 2019 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 2019
CES Jobs Added
September 2019
CES Jobs Percent Change
September 2019
CPS Jobs Added
September 2019
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 3,100 0.15% 9,678 0.44%
Alaska 400 0.12% -459 -0.14%
Arizona 1,800 0.06% 16,883 0.50%
Arkansas 1,600 0.13% -552 -0.04%
California 21,300 0.12% 38,021 0.20%
Colorado -1,900 -0.07% 8,191 0.27%
Connecticut 3,600 0.21% 3,548 0.19%
Delaware 2,400 0.51% -494 -0.10%
District of Columbia -2,300 -0.29% 274 0.07%
Florida 11,100 0.12% 40,024 0.40%
Georgia -2,100 -0.05% 9,172 0.19%
Hawaii 4,500 0.68% -417 -0.06%
Idaho 4,600 0.61% 2,770 0.32%
Illinois 4,800 0.08% 7,978 0.13%
Indiana 1,500 0.05% 212 0.01%
Iowa -400 -0.03% 7,941 0.47%
Kansas -2,500 -0.17% 4,355 0.30%
Kentucky 8,200 0.42% 1,952 0.10%
Louisiana 5,100 0.26% -751 -0.04%
Maine -2,200 -0.35% -343 -0.05%
Maryland 10,100 0.37% 11,315 0.36%
Massachusetts -1,000 -0.03% 1,665 0.04%
Michigan -5,700 -0.13% 299 0.01%
Minnesota 100 0.00% 7,934 0.26%
Mississippi 700 0.06% 2,655 0.22%
Missouri -3,900 -0.13% 19,512 0.66%
Montana -1,300 -0.27% 238 0.05%
Nebraska -200 -0.02% 1,423 0.14%
Nevada 6,000 0.42% 5,868 0.40%
New Hampshire -3,500 -0.50% 844 0.11%
New Jersey -200 -0.00% 20,123 0.47%
New Mexico 1,400 0.16% 2,276 0.25%
New York 7,200 0.07% 159 0.00%
North Carolina 8,000 0.18% 11,850 0.24%
North Dakota -1,100 -0.25% -514 -0.13%
Ohio -1,500 -0.03% -1,957 -0.04%
Oklahoma -100 -0.01% 4,763 0.27%
Oregon 200 0.01% -1,259 -0.06%
Pennsylvania -5,000 -0.08% 6,749 0.11%
Rhode Island -400 -0.08% 679 0.13%
South Carolina -800 -0.04% 6,573 0.29%
South Dakota 1,700 0.38% 633 0.14%
Tennessee 3,700 0.12% 3,971 0.12%
Texas 7,600 0.06% 24,200 0.18%
Utah 5,100 0.33% 6,270 0.40%
Vermont 100 0.03% -1,413 -0.42%
Virginia -14,700 -0.36% 13,687 0.32%
Washington -3,100 -0.09% 12,120 0.33%
West Virginia -2,300 -0.31% 2,068 0.27%
Wisconsin 3,000 0.10% -3,646 -0.12%
Wyoming -200 -0.07% 486 0.17%