21 states added jobs in year ending January 2018

March 22, 2018

From January 2017 to January 2018, 21 states added nonfarm payroll jobs and 29 states and the District were essentially unchanged. The largest job gains occurred in California (+400,100), Texas (+240,500), and Florida (+150,900). The largest percentage gain occurred in Utah (+3.1 percent), followed by Idaho, Nevada, and Washington (+2.8 percent each).

Change in nonfarm employment by state, January 2017 to January 2018, seasonally adjusted
State Percent change January 2017 employment January 2018 employment Net change

Alabama

0.7% 2,011,100 2,025,100 14,000

Alaska

-0.6 329,100 327,200 -1,900

Arizona

2.1 2,742,800 2,801,500 58,700

Arkansas

0.5 1,234,700 1,240,300 5,600

California

2.4 16,638,300 17,038,400 400,100

Colorado

2.6 2,626,500 2,693,900 67,400

Connecticut

0.3 1,683,500 1,689,000 5,500

Delaware

0.2 456,500 457,600 1,100

District of Columbia

0.9 786,800 793,900 7,100

Florida

1.8 8,519,600 8,670,500 150,900

Georgia

1.5 4,421,300 4,486,600 65,300

Hawaii

1.0 652,300 658,900 6,600

Idaho

2.8 708,900 728,600 19,700

Illinois

0.8 6,034,300 6,081,400 47,100

Indiana

0.7 3,095,700 3,116,000 20,300

Iowa

0.9 1,569,700 1,583,500 13,800

Kansas

0.6 1,402,400 1,411,500 9,100

Kentucky

0.3 1,917,200 1,922,200 5,000

Louisiana

0.0 1,970,100 1,970,600 500

Maine

0.1 622,600 623,000 400

Maryland

0.3 2,720,300 2,729,000 8,700

Massachusetts

0.8 3,593,500 3,622,500 29,000

Michigan

1.0 4,355,100 4,400,300 45,200

Minnesota

0.8 2,923,900 2,946,200 22,300

Mississippi

1.1 1,150,400 1,162,600 12,200

Missouri

1.0 2,856,100 2,885,500 29,400

Montana

1.2 470,900 476,700 5,800

Nebraska

0.4 1,017,900 1,021,700 3,800

Nevada

2.8 1,323,400 1,361,100 37,700

New Hampshire

1.1 672,400 680,100 7,700

New Jersey

1.2 4,109,100 4,159,800 50,700

New Mexico

1.0 829,800 837,700 7,900

New York

1.0 9,476,800 9,570,200 93,400

North Carolina

1.6 4,387,700 4,457,900 70,200

North Dakota

-1.8 431,200 423,600 -7,600

Ohio

0.4 5,521,800 5,546,400 24,600

Oklahoma

1.6 1,647,500 1,673,900 26,400

Oregon

2.7 1,851,200 1,901,800 50,600

Pennsylvania

1.1 5,923,100 5,987,300 64,200

Rhode Island

1.2 491,600 497,700 6,100

South Carolina

1.4 2,084,300 2,113,100 28,800

South Dakota

1.3 433,700 439,500 5,800

Tennessee

1.1 2,993,500 3,025,500 32,000

Texas

2.0 12,127,800 12,368,300 240,500

Utah

3.1 1,449,900 1,495,200 45,300

Vermont

0.1 313,700 314,100 400

Virginia

0.5 3,940,200 3,960,100 19,900

Washington

2.8 3,285,700 3,376,700 91,000

West Virginia

0.5 745,300 748,800 3,500

Wisconsin

0.7 2,940,600 2,962,500 21,900

Wyoming

1.3 280,700 284,300 3,600

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "State Employment and Unemployment — January 2018" (HTML) (PDF). For more charts and tables related to state employment and unemployment, see the state chart package.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 21 states added jobs in year ending January 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/21-states-added-jobs-in-year-ending-january-2018.htm (visited July 20, 2018).

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