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Employment up in 49 states over the year ended August 2021

September 27, 2021

From August 2020 to August 2021, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia, while employment in Wyoming was essentially unchanged.

Change in nonfarm employment by state, August 2020 to August 2021
State Percent change August 2020 employment August 2021 employment Net change

Alabama

3.1% 1,969,900 2,030,400 60,500

Alaska

4.7 290,800 304,400 13,600

Arizona

5.6 2,825,900 2,983,500 157,600

Arkansas

2.6 1,236,400 1,268,800 32,400

California

5.5 15,757,800 16,632,100 874,300

Colorado

4.5 2,619,200 2,736,600 117,400

Connecticut

3.6 1,549,500 1,605,300 55,800

Delaware

3.4 437,800 452,500 14,700

District of Columbia

2.1 734,000 749,700 15,700

Florida

4.5 8,399,500 8,777,200 377,700

Georgia

4.6 4,360,100 4,559,600 199,500

Hawaii

9.4 527,100 576,400 49,300

Idaho

3.8 760,200 788,800 28,600

Illinois

2.9 5,635,600 5,799,300 163,700

Indiana

2.3 2,992,300 3,059,800 67,500

Iowa

2.5 1,491,000 1,528,400 37,400

Kansas

1.7 1,358,600 1,381,100 22,500

Kentucky

2.6 1,834,200 1,881,200 47,000

Louisiana

2.3 1,807,300 1,849,100 41,800

Maine

5.4 585,700 617,200 31,500

Maryland

5 2,542,800 2,669,800 127,000

Massachusetts

5.6 3,318,800 3,503,500 184,700

Michigan

3.2 4,043,500 4,172,000 128,500

Minnesota

3.7 2,751,600 2,852,700 101,100

Mississippi

2.5 1,104,900 1,132,500 27,600

Missouri

2.7 2,766,000 2,839,400 73,400

Montana

2.8 468,500 481,700 13,200

Nebraska

3.2 985,900 1,017,900 32,000

Nevada

8.3 1,247,100 1,350,400 103,300

New Hampshire

3.6 636,700 659,500 22,800

New Jersey

5.5 3,775,200 3,981,000 205,800

New Mexico

4.2 778,900 811,500 32,600

New York

4.8 8,548,500 8,959,600 411,100

North Carolina

3.7 4,356,300 4,517,700 161,400

North Dakota

2.5 407,200 417,500 10,300

Ohio

2.2 5,232,400 5,345,900 113,500

Oklahoma

1.8 1,607,700 1,636,200 28,500

Oregon

3.8 1,811,400 1,879,800 68,400

Pennsylvania

3.4 5,551,900 5,743,000 191,100

Rhode Island

4.5 457,300 477,900 20,600

South Carolina

3.3 2,069,300 2,137,800 68,500

South Dakota

3.1 424,800 437,800 13,000

Tennessee

4.1 2,973,200 3,094,800 121,600

Texas

5.6 12,079,300 12,760,300 681,000

Utah

5.3 1,538,900 1,620,300 81,400

Vermont

6.4 281,700 299,600 17,900

Virginia

2.2 3,830,700 3,913,200 82,500

Washington

5.3 3,245,800 3,417,500 171,700

West Virginia

3.6 665,900 690,000 24,100

Wisconsin

2.2 2,813,600 2,876,800 63,200

Wyoming

1.5 268,500 272,600 4,100

The largest job increases occurred in California (+874,300), Texas (+681,000), and New York (+411,100). The largest percentage increases occurred in Hawaii (+9.4 percent), Nevada (+8.3 percent), and Vermont (+6.4 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 — August 2021." For more charts and maps 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 up in 49 states over the year ended August 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/employment-up-in-49-states-over-the-year-ended-august-2021.htm (visited November 27, 2021).

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