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Nonfarm payroll employment decreased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in April 2020

May 27, 2020

Nonfarm payroll employment decreased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in April 2020. The largest percentage declines occurred in Michigan (−22.8 percent), Vermont (−19.6 percent), and New York (−18.8 percent).

Change in nonfarm employment, March to April 2020
State Percent change Net change

Alabama

-10.1% -210,400

Alaska

-13.4 -43,800

Arizona

-9.7 -287,600

Arkansas

-8.0 -102,100

California

-13.5 -2,344,700

Colorado

-11.6 -323,500

Connecticut

-15.9 -266,300

Delaware

-16.1 -74,700

District of Columbia

-8.3 -66,900

Florida

-11.9 -1,066,100

Georgia

-10.7 -492,100

Hawaii

-18.6 -121,800

Idaho

-10.4 -79,500

Illinois

-12.6 -762,200

Indiana

-12.8 -402,400

Iowa

-11.3 -177,100

Kansas

-9.2 -130,400

Kentucky

-15.0 -289,600

Louisiana

-12.2 -239,600

Maine

-15.6 -98,400

Maryland

-12.6 -349,300

Massachusetts

-17.0 -623,000

Michigan

-22.8 -1,009,000

Minnesota

-12.2 -359,800

Mississippi

-10.1 -117,000

Missouri

-10.6 -304,800

Montana

-12.7 -62,200

Nebraska

-8.4 -86,300

Nevada

-17.4 -244,800

New Hampshire

-15.8 -107,800

New Jersey

-18.2 -757,700

New Mexico

-11.3 -97,600

New York

-18.8 -1,827,300

North Carolina

-12.5 -571,700

North Dakota

-9.7 -42,500

Ohio

-14.9 -823,700

Oklahoma

-7.8 -130,800

Oregon

-13.0 -253,400

Pennsylvania

-17.0 -1,024,100

Rhode Island

-17.8 -88,800

South Carolina

-12.4 -272,700

South Dakota

-8.2 -36,000

Tennessee

-12.0 -376,900

Texas

-10.0 -1,298,900

Utah

-8.6 -136,600

Vermont

-19.6 -60,700

Virginia

-9.4 -383,400

Washington

-15.1 -527,000

West Virginia

-12.7 -90,100

Wisconsin

-14.8 -439,400

Wyoming

-8.0 -22,800

Puerto Rico

-10.9 -96,100

The largest job declines occurred in California (−2,344,700), New York (−1,827,300), and Texas (−1,298,900).

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 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 payroll employment decreased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in April 2020 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/nonfarm-payroll-employment-decreased-in-all-50-states-and-the-district-of-columbia-in-april-2020.htm (visited September 26, 2020).

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