Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined February 2021 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 February 2021
CES Jobs Added
February 2021
CES Jobs Percent Change
February 2021
CPS Jobs Added
February 2021
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 4,100 0.20% -1,826 -0.08%
Alaska 2,000 0.66% -3,639 -1.10%
Arizona -2,300 -0.08% 1,851 0.06%
Arkansas -3,400 -0.27% -10,820 -0.82%
California 141,000 0.89% 345,650 2.03%
Colorado 5,200 0.20% 5,730 0.19%
Connecticut 3,000 0.19% -123,791 -7.32%
Delaware 200 0.05% 3 0.00%
District of Columbia -400 -0.05% 376 0.10%
Florida 19,600 0.23% 62,905 0.66%
Georgia 1,700 0.04% 45,760 0.94%
Hawaii 1,800 0.33% 7,093 1.21%
Idaho 1,200 0.15% 912 0.10%
Illinois 21,100 0.37% 10,622 0.19%
Indiana -5,500 -0.18% 2,431 0.08%
Iowa -4,700 -0.31% 3,166 0.20%
Kansas -5,200 -0.38% 968 0.07%
Kentucky 4,300 0.23% 6,720 0.36%
Louisiana 3,400 0.19% -6,704 -0.35%
Maine 2,800 0.46% 3,673 0.58%
Maryland -700 -0.03% 2,115 0.07%
Massachusetts 14,100 0.42% 15,734 0.45%
Michigan 63,500 1.57% -13,840 -0.31%
Minnesota 13,900 0.50% 2,544 0.09%
Mississippi -7,000 -0.62% 2,663 0.22%
Missouri -11,600 -0.41% 9,512 0.33%
Montana 0 0.00% -965 -0.19%
Nebraska 2,800 0.28% -3,027 -0.31%
Nevada 2,400 0.19% 11,180 0.80%
New Hampshire 3,200 0.49% 718 0.10%
New Jersey 10,700 0.28% -757 -0.02%
New Mexico 7,000 0.90% 3,861 0.44%
New York 3,700 0.04% -5,083 -0.06%
North Carolina 14,400 0.32% 4,804 0.10%
North Dakota 700 0.17% -694 -0.18%
Ohio -8,400 -0.16% 4,555 0.08%
Oklahoma -10,700 -0.66% 742 0.04%
Oregon 13,900 0.77% 4,237 0.21%
Pennsylvania 16,600 0.29% 29,986 0.51%
Rhode Island -300 -0.06% -1,595 -0.32%
South Carolina 6,300 0.30% 17,896 0.80%
South Dakota -200 -0.05% 2,082 0.46%
Tennessee 6,300 0.21% -1,193 -0.04%
Texas -27,500 -0.22% -70,019 -0.53%
Utah 7,900 0.50% 1,308 0.08%
Vermont -500 -0.17% -840 -0.28%
Virginia -3,700 -0.09% -8,808 -0.22%
Washington 28,700 0.88% 14,848 0.41%
West Virginia 3,000 0.44% 1,551 0.21%
Wisconsin -4,500 -0.16% 2,982 0.10%
Wyoming 500 0.18% -211 -0.08%