Department of Numbers

Job Growth by State

The table below shows the BLS defined March 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 March 2019
CES Jobs Added
March 2019
CES Jobs Percent Change
March 2019
CPS Jobs Added
March 2019
CPS Jobs Percent Change
Alabama 1,399 0.07% 4,902 0.23%
Alaska 500 0.15% -544 -0.16%
Arizona 100 0.00% 3,013 0.09%
Arkansas -300 -0.02% 2,079 0.16%
California 24,500 0.14% -16,850 -0.09%
Colorado 6,100 0.22% 5,447 0.18%
Connecticut -1,300 -0.08% -3,047 -0.16%
Delaware -300 -0.06% 1,434 0.31%
District of Columbia 1,200 0.15% 990 0.26%
Florida 11,500 0.13% -11 -0.00%
Georgia 1,600 0.03% -4,406 -0.09%
Hawaii -800 -0.12% -2,346 -0.36%
Idaho 1,900 0.25% 1,596 0.19%
Illinois -2,800 -0.05% -1,026 -0.02%
Indiana 7,000 0.22% 4,135 0.13%
Iowa -2,700 -0.17% 5,385 0.32%
Kansas -2,500 -0.18% -2,209 -0.15%
Kentucky -1,300 -0.07% 2,381 0.12%
Louisiana 3,300 0.17% 2,476 0.12%
Maine -900 -0.14% -61 -0.01%
Maryland 3,100 0.11% 3,450 0.11%
Massachusetts 4,100 0.11% 1,739 0.05%
Michigan -2,300 -0.05% 7,561 0.16%
Minnesota 1,300 0.04% 382 0.01%
Mississippi -900 -0.08% -3,617 -0.30%
Missouri 4,700 0.16% -4,848 -0.16%
Montana 0 0.00% 326 0.06%
Nebraska -3,100 -0.30% 1,825 0.18%
Nevada 1,700 0.12% 2,958 0.20%
New Hampshire -100 -0.01% 665 0.09%
New Jersey 3,600 0.09% 6,051 0.14%
New Mexico 2,600 0.31% 2,163 0.24%
New York 17,300 0.18% -7,647 -0.08%
North Carolina 6,200 0.14% 8,543 0.18%
North Dakota -500 -0.12% 1,020 0.26%
Ohio 6,300 0.11% 20,665 0.37%
Oklahoma 500 0.03% -2,750 -0.16%
Oregon 5,700 0.29% 2,235 0.11%
Pennsylvania 4,000 0.07% 10,243 0.16%
Rhode Island -300 -0.06% -585 -0.11%
South Carolina -2,100 -0.10% 6,826 0.30%
South Dakota 300 0.07% 1,041 0.23%
Tennessee -3,000 -0.10% 13,989 0.44%
Texas 22,600 0.18% 25,608 0.19%
Utah 1,100 0.07% 2,586 0.17%
Vermont -500 -0.16% 481 0.14%
Virginia 8,000 0.20% 3,290 0.08%
Washington 27,900 0.81% 8,675 0.24%
West Virginia 1,100 0.15% 1,765 0.24%
Wisconsin -1,800 -0.06% 2,476 0.08%
Wyoming 200 0.07% 537 0.19%