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25 states added jobs from November 2018 to November 2019

December 26, 2019

From November 2018 to November 2019, 25 states had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment.

Change in nonfarm employment by state, November 2018 to November 2019, seasonally adjusted
State Percent change November 2018 employment November 2019 employment Net change

Alabama

2.4% 2,051,200 2,100,000 48,800

Alaska

0.5 327,100 328,700 1,600

Arizona

2.4 2,890,900 2,961,000 70,100

Arkansas

1.3 1,267,200 1,283,100 15,900

California

1.9 17,282,500 17,604,300 321,800

Colorado

2.1 2,739,700 2,796,800 57,100

Connecticut

0.2 1,695,700 1,699,600 3,900

Delaware

1.5 463,900 470,700 6,800

District of Columbia

1.5 792,800 804,600 11,800

Florida

2.5 8,872,500 9,089,900 217,400

Georgia

1.5 4,576,300 4,645,300 69,000

Hawaii

0.5 657,500 660,600 3,100

Idaho

2.7 741,700 761,400 19,700

Illinois

0.7 6,140,900 6,181,500 40,600

Indiana

0.4 3,151,700 3,162,900 11,200

Iowa

0.3 1,589,900 1,594,900 5,000

Kansas

1.2 1,423,200 1,440,000 16,800

Kentucky

1.2 1,938,400 1,962,200 23,800

Louisiana

0.5 1,984,400 1,993,400 9,000

Maine

0.8 628,000 633,200 5,200

Maryland

1.0 2,754,100 2,781,700 27,600

Massachusetts

1.3 3,650,200 3,698,800 48,600

Michigan

0.4 4,428,900 4,447,100 18,200

Minnesota

0.2 2,961,900 2,966,800 4,900

Mississippi

0.7 1,162,600 1,170,200 7,600

Missouri

1.3 2,889,800 2,926,900 37,100

Montana

1.2 480,700 486,400 5,700

Nebraska

1.4 1,024,100 1,038,000 13,900

Nevada

2.6 1,407,600 1,444,500 36,900

New Hampshire

0.8 682,500 687,800 5,300

New Jersey

0.8 4,178,600 4,212,900 34,300

New Mexico

1.9 845,900 862,200 16,300

New York

1.2 9,709,800 9,826,200 116,400

North Carolina

2.0 4,500,700 4,592,000 91,300

North Dakota

0.6 434,000 436,800 2,800

Ohio

0.4 5,577,400 5,598,000 20,600

Oklahoma

-0.3 1,694,900 1,690,600 -4,300

Oregon

1.9 1,922,600 1,959,400 36,800

Pennsylvania

0.8 6,022,100 6,070,500 48,400

Rhode Island

2.2 496,000 506,700 10,700

South Carolina

1.5 2,158,400 2,190,300 31,900

South Dakota

1.4 443,600 449,700 6,100

Tennessee

1.5 3,087,100 3,133,800 46,700

Texas

2.7 12,614,700 12,951,400 336,700

Utah

3.2 1,533,300 1,582,800 49,500

Vermont

-0.1 316,900 316,500 -400

Virginia

1.0 4,009,200 4,049,300 40,100

Washington

2.5 3,430,400 3,516,900 86,500

West Virginia

0.1 730,700 731,500 800

Wisconsin

0.2 2,973,000 2,979,500 6,500

Wyoming

-0.3 288,500 287,700 -800

Puerto Rico

0.7 867,300 873,600 6,300

The largest job gains occurred in Texas (+336,700), California (+321,800), and Florida (+217,400). The largest percentage gains occurred in Utah (+3.2 percent) and Idaho and Texas (+2.7 percent each).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see “State Employment and Unemployment — November 2019.” 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, 25 states added jobs from November 2018 to November 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/25-states-added-jobs-from-november-2018-to-november-2019.htm (visited September 27, 2020).

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