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Employment in Hawaii down 18.4 percent from September 2019 to September 2020

October 23, 2020

Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment decreased significantly in 48 states and the District of Columbia and was essentially unchanged in 2 states. The largest percentage declines occurred in Hawaii (−18.4 percent), New York (−11.2 percent), and Michigan and Vermont (−9.6 percent each).

Change in nonfarm employment by state, September 2019 to September 2020, seasonally adjusted
State Percent change September 2019 employment September 2020 employment Net change

Alabama

-3.6% 2,075,000 2,000,500 -74,500

Alaska

-9.2 331,000 300,600 -30,400

Arizona

-3.1 2,952,500 2,862,000 -90,500

Arkansas

-3.7 1,273,000 1,225,800 -47,200

California

-8.5 17,471,200 15,982,300 -1,488,900

Colorado

-4.8 2,799,500 2,665,200 -134,300

Connecticut

-6.1 1,688,300 1,585,100 -103,200

Delaware

-8.1 466,400 428,800 -37,600

District of Columbia

-6.7 799,200 745,600 -53,600

Florida

-5.0 8,983,600 8,532,500 -451,100

Georgia

-3.6 4,626,100 4,461,400 -164,700

Hawaii

-18.4 655,700 534,900 -120,800

Idaho

-0.7 764,300 758,600 -5,700

Illinois

-6.8 6,115,700 5,702,800 -412,900

Indiana

-4.1 3,163,600 3,033,500 -130,100

Iowa

-5.4 1,584,900 1,499,500 -85,400

Kansas

-4.4 1,423,400 1,360,400 -63,000

Kentucky

-6.0 1,943,200 1,826,000 -117,200

Louisiana

-6.8 1,987,100 1,851,400 -135,700

Maine

-8.0 637,700 586,700 -51,000

Maryland

-5.9 2,765,900 2,603,700 -162,200

Massachusetts

-9.5 3,693,800 3,342,000 -351,800

Michigan

-9.6 4,438,100 4,013,100 -425,000

Minnesota

-6.7 2,979,000 2,779,000 -200,000

Mississippi

-2.2 1,157,600 1,131,900 -25,700

Missouri

-4.2 2,906,400 2,784,500 -121,900

Montana

-3.6 485,400 467,700 -17,700

Nebraska

-2.5 1,026,500 1,000,400 -26,100

Nevada

-9.0 1,424,500 1,296,900 -127,600

New Hampshire

-7.7 685,600 632,800 -52,800

New Jersey

-7.6 4,199,000 3,878,200 -320,800

New Mexico

-6.9 861,600 802,400 -59,200

New York

-11.2 9,813,100 8,710,300 -1,102,800

North Carolina

-5.8 4,583,600 4,316,200 -267,400

North Dakota

-6.8 438,900 408,900 -30,000

Ohio

-7.2 5,591,900 5,188,200 -403,700

Oklahoma

-5.1 1,705,300 1,618,900 -86,400

Oregon

-6.8 1,944,500 1,811,800 -132,700

Pennsylvania

-7.8 6,068,600 5,597,800 -470,800

Rhode Island

-6.9 502,800 468,000 -34,800

South Carolina

-3.6 2,199,300 2,119,700 -79,600

South Dakota

-2.9 441,100 428,100 -13,000

Tennessee

-4.2 3,131,600 3,000,100 -131,500

Texas

-4.5 12,848,800 12,265,200 -583,600

Utah

-1.0 1,567,600 1,552,400 -15,200

Vermont

-9.6 315,400 285,000 -30,400

Virginia

-5.1 4,064,200 3,857,100 -207,100

Washington

-5.7 3,483,500 3,286,000 -197,500

West Virginia

-6.4 716,800 671,200 -45,600

Wisconsin

-6.4 2,972,300 2,781,000 -191,300

Wyoming

-5.6 290,000 273,900 -16,100

Puerto Rico

-7.5 885,900 819,100 -66,800

The smallest percentage declines occurred in Mississippi (−2.2 percent), Nebraska (−2.5 percent), and South Dakota (−2.9 percent). The largest job declines occurred in California (−1,488,900), New York (−1,102,800), and Texas (−583,600). The smallest declines occurred in South Dakota (−13,000), Wyoming (−16,100), and Montana (−17,700).

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 — September 2020.” 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, Employment in Hawaii down 18.4 percent from September 2019 to September 2020 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/employment-in-hawaii-down-18-point-4-percent-from-september-2019-to-september-2020.htm (visited December 03, 2020).

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