Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Twenty-nine states had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment in April 2019

May 22, 2019

From April 2018 to April 2019, 29 states had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment. The largest job gains occurred in Texas (+294,200), California (+271,600), and Florida (+206,100).

Change in nonfarm payroll employment by state, seasonally adjusted, April 2018–April 2019
State Over-the-year employment change Statistically significant? April 2019 employment April 2018 employment Over-the-year percent change

Texas

294,200 Yes 12,727,600 12,433,400 2.4%

California

271,600 Yes 17,403,500 17,131,900 1.6

Florida

206,100 Yes 8,942,700 8,736,600 2.4

New York

135,200 Yes 9,790,900 9,655,700 1.4

Washington

91,500 Yes 3,481,400 3,389,900 2.7

Illinois

83,500 Yes 6,179,000 6,095,500 1.4

Arizona

78,000 Yes 2,914,200 2,836,200 2.8

North Carolina

69,800 Yes 4,555,200 4,485,400 1.6

Georgia

69,700 Yes 4,587,000 4,517,300 1.5

Pennsylvania

58,300 Yes 6,056,100 5,997,800 1.0

New Jersey

56,300 Yes 4,204,300 4,148,000 1.4

Tennessee

51,600 Yes 3,098,400 3,046,800 1.7

Nevada

49,600 Yes 1,425,800 1,376,200 3.6

Colorado

49,100 Yes 2,765,200 2,716,100 1.8

Utah

45,600 Yes 1,551,800 1,506,200 3.0

Ohio

44,400 Yes 5,596,700 5,552,300 0.8

Virginia

43,100 Yes 4,041,100 3,998,000 1.1

South Carolina

42,300 Yes 2,178,500 2,136,200 2.0

Indiana

38,700 Yes 3,173,300 3,134,600 1.2

Oregon

38,300 Yes 1,942,300 1,904,000 2.0

Michigan

37,300 Yes 4,447,900 4,410,600 0.8

Massachusetts

37,100 Yes 3,674,600 3,637,500 1.0

Alabama

34,000 Yes 2,070,100 2,036,100 1.7

Missouri

30,000 Yes 2,913,200 2,883,200 1.0

Minnesota

22,800 No 2,961,800 2,939,000 0.8

Kentucky

19,500 No 1,951,300 1,931,800 1.0

Maryland

19,300 No 2,762,100 2,742,800 0.7

Idaho

18,700 Yes 752,600 733,900 2.5

Oklahoma

17,000 No 1,697,300 1,680,300 1.0

Wisconsin

15,100 No 2,977,700 2,962,600 0.5

Arkansas

13,400 No 1,273,300 1,259,900 1.1

West Virginia

13,200 Yes 735,300 722,100 1.8

New Mexico

13,100 Yes 853,200 840,100 1.6

Kansas

12,400 No 1,424,600 1,412,200 0.9

Connecticut

11,600 No 1,695,300 1,683,700 0.7

Mississippi

11,200 No 1,164,200 1,153,000 1.0

South Dakota

11,200 Yes 446,100 434,900 2.6

Iowa

10,900 No 1,589,200 1,578,300 0.7

New Hampshire

9,900 Yes 689,100 679,200 1.5

Alaska

5,100 No 332,100 327,000 1.6

Rhode Island

5,000 No 500,300 495,300 1.0

Vermont

4,100 No 318,400 314,300 1.3

Wyoming

4,100 No 289,100 285,000 1.4

Delaware

4,000 No 465,100 461,100 0.9

District of Columbia

3,900 No 796,200 792,300 0.5

Montana

3,900 No 479,600 475,700 0.8

Hawaii

3,800 No 659,700 655,900 0.6

Nebraska

3,200 No 1,024,700 1,021,500 0.3

Maine

3,100 No 632,800 629,700 0.5

North Dakota

2,900 No 434,400 431,500 0.7

Louisiana

1,100 No 1,983,400 1,982,300 0.1

The largest percentage gains occurred in Nevada (+3.6 percent), Utah (+3.0 percent) and Arizona (+2.8 percent).

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 — April 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, Twenty-nine states had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment in April 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/twenty-nine-states-had-over-the-year-increases-in-nonfarm-payroll-employment-in-april-2019.htm (visited September 27, 2020).

OF INTEREST
spotlight

Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics

triangle