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Nonfarm employment increases in 40 states from June to July 2020

August 26, 2020

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 40 states and the District of Columbia, decreased in 1 state, and was essentially unchanged in 9 states in July 2020. Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 49 states and the District and was essentially unchanged in 1 state.

 Percent change in state employment, June to July 2020
State Percent change June 2020 employment July 2020 employment Net change

Alabama

1.0% 1,953,400 1,972,300 18,900

Alaska

-0.2 291,800 291,300 -500

Arizona

0.1 2,830,100 2,832,600 2,500

Arkansas

0.1 1,211,900 1,213,500 1600

California

0.9 15,655,700 15,796,100 140,400

Colorado

0.2 2,599,100 2,605,300 6,200

Connecticut

1.8 1,513,900 1,540,400 26,500

Delaware

1.8 414,800 422,100 7,300

District of Columbia

1.1 739,000 746,800 7,800

Florida

0.9 8,387,800 8,465,700 77,900

Georgia

1.0 4,371,400 4,415,200 43,800

Hawaii

0.0 549,000 549,200 200

Idaho

1.9 737,300 751,300 14,000

Illinois

1.7 5,524,200 5,617,400 93,200

Indiana

1.5 2,968,600 3,012,000 43,400

Iowa

2.0 1,459,300 1,488,600 29,300

Kansas

0.7 1,345,000 1,355,000 10,000

Kentucky

1.5 1,764,200 1,790,600 26,400

Louisiana

1.0 1,816,900 1,835,700 18,800

Maine

1.8 566,600 576,700 10,100

Maryland

2.1 2,511,100 2,565,000 53,900

Massachusetts

2.3 3,171,700 3,243,800 72,100

Michigan

2.7 3,838,200 3,941,400 103,200

Minnesota

1.2 2,690,700 2,723,200 32,500

Mississippi

0.9 1,104,600 1,115,000 10,400

Missouri

2.7 2,691,800 2,765,700 73,900

Montana

0.7 458,100 461,100 3,000

Nebraska

1.4 972,900 987,000 14,100

Nevada

1.2 1,266,300 1,281,100 14,800

New Hampshire

2.2 607,900 621,100 13,200

New Jersey

3.6 3,622,000 3,751,900 129,900

New Mexico

-0.8 792,800 786,800 -6,000

New York

2.1 8,274,100 8,450,700 176,600

North Carolina

1.4 4,229,100 4,286,300 57,200

North Dakota

0.6 400,500 403,100 2,600

Ohio

1.2 5,038,400 5,101,100 62,700

Oklahoma

0.0 1,612,800 1,612,400 -400

Oregon

1.2 1,772,800 1,793,300 20,500

Pennsylvania

1.8 5,428,000 5,525,900 97,900

Rhode Island

3.1 446,000 459,800 13,800

South Carolina

0.4 2,063,200 2,071,500 8,300

South Dakota

1.0 416,600 420,700 4,100

Tennessee

0.0 2,963,100 2,963,700 600

Texas

0.3 12,087,300 12,118,700 31,400

Utah

0.7 1,518,600 1,528,800 10,200

Vermont

1.8 273,900 278,700 4,800

Virginia

0.2 3,765,700 3,775,000 9,300

Washington

2.1 3,165,500 3,231,300 65,800

West Virginia

0.0 667,100 667,300 200

Wisconsin

1.1 2,691,200 2,721,700 30,500

Wyoming

1.4 266,300 270,100 3,800

The largest job gains from June to July occurred in New York (+176,600), California (+140,400), and New Jersey (+129,900). The largest percentage increases occurred in New Jersey (+3.6 percent), Rhode Island (+3.1 percent), and Michigan and Missouri (+2.7 percent each). Employment decreased in New Mexico (−6,000, or −0.8 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 — July 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, Nonfarm employment increases in 40 states from June to July 2020 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/nonfarm-employment-increases-in-40-states-from-june-to-july-2020.htm (visited September 19, 2021).

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