Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined December 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 December 2019
CES Jobs Added
December 2019
CES Jobs Percent Change
December 2019
CPS Jobs Added
December 2019
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 3,700 0.18% 1,325 0.06%
Alaska 600 0.18% -729 -0.22%
Arizona 5,200 0.18% 12,483 0.36%
Arkansas 5,400 0.42% 2,483 0.19%
California 12,600 0.07% 56,332 0.30%
Colorado 1,400 0.05% 8,123 0.26%
Connecticut 100 0.01% 2,975 0.16%
Delaware 700 0.15% 530 0.11%
District of Columbia -600 -0.07% 1,074 0.28%
Florida 16,000 0.18% 30,650 0.30%
Georgia 3,900 0.08% 12,151 0.25%
Hawaii 3,200 0.48% 1,744 0.27%
Idaho 3,200 0.42% 2,439 0.28%
Illinois 8,000 0.13% -10,503 -0.17%
Indiana 600 0.02% 1,951 0.06%
Iowa -3,100 -0.19% 4,436 0.26%
Kansas 3,400 0.24% 2,889 0.20%
Kentucky -5,400 -0.28% 5,412 0.27%
Louisiana -2,600 -0.13% -1,397 -0.07%
Maine 2,500 0.40% 609 0.09%
Maryland 6,500 0.23% 12,465 0.39%
Massachusetts -5,000 -0.14% 7,754 0.21%
Michigan 4,500 0.10% 6,337 0.13%
Minnesota 200 0.01% 962 0.03%
Mississippi -1,400 -0.12% -1,960 -0.16%
Missouri -8,500 -0.29% 1,073 0.04%
Montana -400 -0.08% 1,205 0.23%
Nebraska 2,800 0.27% 2,143 0.21%
Nevada -3,500 -0.24% 6,819 0.46%
New Hampshire 2,500 0.36% 1,681 0.22%
New Jersey 6,500 0.15% 17,238 0.39%
New Mexico -600 -0.07% 194 0.02%
New York -4,900 -0.05% 10,740 0.12%
North Carolina 300 0.01% 7,227 0.15%
North Dakota 0 0.00% 912 0.23%
Ohio 9,800 0.17% 9,345 0.17%
Oklahoma -1,300 -0.08% -5,456 -0.31%
Oregon 800 0.04% 3,510 0.17%
Pennsylvania -9,700 -0.16% 6,523 0.10%
Rhode Island 100 0.02% 1,251 0.23%
South Carolina 1,500 0.07% 4,964 0.21%
South Dakota -200 -0.04% 310 0.07%
Tennessee 2,000 0.06% 5,394 0.17%
Texas 29,800 0.23% 35,590 0.26%
Utah 2,700 0.17% 6,955 0.44%
Vermont -700 -0.22% -1,021 -0.30%
Virginia 5,200 0.13% 13,734 0.32%
Washington 10,900 0.31% 22,609 0.60%
West Virginia -2,700 -0.37% 1,274 0.17%
Wisconsin 9,800 0.33% -2,200 -0.07%
Wyoming -1,100 -0.38% 1,144 0.41%