36 states added jobs in year ending October 2018

November 27, 2018

Thirty-six states had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment in October. The largest job gains occurred in Texas (+384,800), California (+308,700), and Florida (+232,600). The largest percentage gain occurred in Nevada (+3.4 percent), followed by Utah and Washington (+3.3 percent each).

Change in nonfarm employment by state, October 2017 to October 2018, seasonally adjusted
StatePercent change (p)October 2017 employmentOctober 2018 employment (p)Net change (p)

Alabama

1.7%2,018,5002,052,10033,600

Alaska

0.1329,100329,500400

Arizona

3.12,793,6002,880,30086,700

Arkansas

0.71,243,9001,252,3008,400

California

1.816,927,90017,236,600308,700

Colorado

2.72,675,1002,747,10072,000

Connecticut

1.31,679,6001,701,90022,300

Delaware

1.1458,800463,7004,900

District of Columbia

0.2794,000795,9001,900

Florida

2.78,614,7008,847,300232,600

Georgia

2.14,482,2004,575,80093,600

Hawaii

1.7653,800664,70010,900

Idaho

2.1723,800739,10015,300

Illinois

1.06,074,8006,134,10059,300

Indiana

0.83,114,0003,139,40025,400

Iowa

1.41,573,5001,595,30021,800

Kansas

1.41,405,9001,425,40019,500

Kentucky

0.51,921,6001,932,00010,400

Louisiana

1.01,970,3001,989,70019,400

Maine

1.3621,200629,1007,900

Maryland

1.42,723,1002,761,60038,500

Massachusetts

1.83,619,1003,683,50064,400

Michigan

1.44,379,7004,441,50061,800

Minnesota

1.22,942,5002,978,10035,600

Mississippi

1.21,155,1001,168,90013,800

Missouri

1.62,872,6002,917,20044,600

Montana

1.5473,000480,1007,100

Nebraska

1.61,016,1001,032,20016,100

Nevada

3.41,352,1001,397,90045,800

New Hampshire

2.3679,500694,80015,300

New Jersey

1.74,144,8004,213,30068,500

New Mexico

2.7832,900855,20022,300

New York

1.39,546,0009,668,800122,800

North Carolina

2.34,435,4004,538,900103,500

North Dakota

1.2429,800434,9005,100

Ohio

2.15,531,8005,647,200115,400

Oklahoma

1.41,675,9001,699,10023,200

Oregon

2.51,885,1001,931,60046,500

Pennsylvania

1.55,971,1006,063,40092,300

Rhode Island

1.3496,800503,1006,300

South Carolina

1.82,096,3002,134,10037,800

South Dakota

1.7436,500443,8007,300

Tennessee

2.03,025,1003,084,40059,300

Texas

3.112,300,90012,685,700384,800

Utah

3.31,480,0001,528,60048,600

Vermont

-0.9315,000312,200-2,800

Virginia

1.83,956,3004,027,70071,400

Washington

3.33,351,1003,460,700109,600

West Virginia

0.9746,600753,5006,900

Wisconsin

1.12,947,2002,978,70031,500

Wyoming

2.1282,500288,5006,000
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary

Over the year, 36 states added nonfarm payroll jobs and 14 states and the District were essentially unchanged.

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 — October 2018." 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, 36 states added jobs in year ending October 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/36-states-added-jobs-in-year-ending-october-2018.htm (visited July 19, 2019).

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