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Employment up in all 50 states and D.C. over the month, down over the year, in June 2020

July 21, 2020

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in June 2020. Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment decreased in all 50 states and the District.

Employment changes by state, June 2020
Region and State Over-the-year percent change Over-the-month percent change Employment, June 2020

WEST

Pacific

Alaska

-11.4% 1.7% 292,400

California

-10.0 3.7 15,671,400

Hawaii

-16.0 4.5 549,000

Oregon

-8.6 3.3 1,772,400

Washington

-9.0 3.3 3,158,800

Mountain

Arizona

-3.3 2.7 2,828,500

Colorado

-6.6 2.2 2,597,100

Idaho

-3.0 3.5 736,300

Montana

-4.8 3.6 459,700

Nevada

-10.5 8.5 1,266,400

New Mexico

-7.2 3.4 794,900

Utah

-2.7 2.4 1,516,000

Wyoming

-7.6 1.7 268,200

MIDWEST

West North Central

Iowa

-7.4 3.5 1,464,800

Kansas

-5.5 2.3 1,344,100

Minnesota

-9.4 3.2 2,700,700

Missouri

-7.2 2.7 2,689,200

Nebraska

-5.0 1.9 974,300

North Dakota

-8.6 0.8 401,800

South Dakota

-5.4 2.3 416,100

East North Central

Illinois

-9.8 2.7 5,524,700

Indiana

-6.4 4.6 2,960,700

Michigan

-12.8 8.1 3,861,400

Ohio

-9.9 4.3 5,033,200

Wisconsin

-9.8 4.0 2,694,100

SOUTH

South Atlantic

Delaware

-10.5 5.2 415,900

District of Columbia

-7.3 1.3 740,500

Florida

-6.1 3.7 8,396,900

Georgia

-5.2 3.6 4,370,300

Maryland

-9.5 2.8 2,505,500

North Carolina

-7.4 4.3 4,234,700

South Carolina

-5.8 3.6 2,059,400

Virginia

-7.6 1.7 3,750,500

West Virginia

-7.8 5.3 665,200

East South Central

Alabama

-5.5 2.4 1,954,200

Kentucky

-9.2 6.6 1,762,100

Mississippi

-4.9 2.6 1,101,200

Tennessee

-4.9 3.8 2,964,800

West South Central

Arkansas

-5.1 2.0 1,208,800

Louisiana

-8.7 3.2 1,811,900

Oklahoma

-5.7 1.4 1,604,000

Texas

-5.4 1.9 12,080,000

NORTHEAST

New England

Connecticut

-10.3 5.1 1,509,900

Maine

-10.8 3.5 566,000

Massachusetts

-14.4 2.7 3,160,800

New Hampshire

-10.9 4.2 610,200

Rhode Island

-11.8 5.0 443,600

Vermont

-13.1 4.8 274,800

Middle Atlantic

New Jersey

-13.4 3.7 3,630,400

New York

-15.3 3.8 8,301,700

Pennsylvania

-10.2 4.5 5,433,000

The largest 1-month percentage increases in employment occurred in Nevada (+8.5 percent), Michigan (+8.1 percent), and Kentucky (+6.6 percent). The largest increases in the number of jobs occurred in California (+558,200, an increase of 3.7 percent), New York (+301,600, or 3.8 percent), and Florida (+296,000, or 3.7 percent).

Among the 12-month percentage decreases in nonfarm payroll employment in June, the largest occurred in Hawaii (−16.0 percent), New York (−15.3 percent), and Massachusetts (−14.4 percent). The smallest percentage declines occurred in Utah (−2.7 percent), Idaho (−3.0 percent), and Arizona (−3.3 percent).

The largest declines in the number of jobs from June 2019 to June 2020 occurred in California (−1,740,600, or −10.0 percent), New York (−1,496,900, or −15.3 percent), and Texas (−696,200, or −5.4 percent). The smallest declines occurred in Wyoming (−22,200, or −7.6 percent), Idaho (−22,900, or −3.0 percent), and Montana (−23,200, or −4.8 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 — June 2020." Also see state employment and unemployment charts.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment up in all 50 states and D.C. over the month, down over the year, in June 2020 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/employment-up-in-all-50-states-and-dc-over-the-month-down-over-the-year-in-june-2020.htm (visited October 21, 2020).

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