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Employment up in all 50 states over the year ended April 2021

May 26, 2021

From April 2020 to April 2021, nonfarm payroll employment increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The largest job increases occurred in California (+1,302,100), New York (+1,029,800), and Texas (+1,007,100). The largest percentage increases occurred in Michigan (+21.1 percent), Nevada (+17.6 percent), and Rhode Island (+17.1 percent).

Change in nonfarm employment by state, April 2020 to April 2021, seasonally adjusted
State Percent change April 2020 employment April 2021 employment Net change

Alabama

9.3% 1,839,700 2,011,100 171,400

Alaska

7.9 284,500 306,900 22,400

Arizona

8.9 2,661,600 2,898,300 236,700

Arkansas

8.3 1,165,200 1,261,600 96,400

California

8.7 14,946,100 16,248,200 1,302,100

Colorado

10.1 2,443,200 2,690,900 247,700

Connecticut

12.6 1,403,900 1,580,600 176,700

Delaware

11.3 399,300 444,300 45,000

District of Columbia

2.2 720,800 737,000 16,200

Florida

9.8 7,802,900 8,568,900 766,000

Georgia

10.3 4,057,000 4,473,600 416,600

Hawaii

10.3 509,800 562,100 52,300

Idaho

13.1 693,800 784,900 91,100

Illinois

7.7 5,318,600 5,727,000 408,400

Indiana

13.6 2,664,500 3,027,900 363,400

Iowa

7.4 1,412,500 1,517,400 104,900

Kansas

8.0 1,270,800 1,372,400 101,600

Kentucky

11.8 1,662,100 1,858,900 196,800

Louisiana

7.5 1,709,600 1,837,000 127,400

Maine

12.0 545,400 610,800 65,400

Maryland

10.6 2,379,000 2,631,600 252,600

Massachusetts

12.9 3,041,500 3,433,800 392,300

Michigan

21.1 3,397,600 4,114,400 716,800

Minnesota

9.1 2,580,000 2,815,300 235,300

Mississippi

10.8 1,012,000 1,121,300 109,300

Missouri

9.6 2,569,400 2,815,000 245,600

Montana

12.9 425,800 480,600 54,800

Nebraska

7.5 937,000 1,007,400 70,400

Nevada

17.6 1,112,400 1,308,600 196,200

New Hampshire

15.1 572,600 659,100 86,500

New Jersey

11.1 3,512,400 3,900,800 388,400

New Mexico

4.2 758,300 790,200 31,900

New York

13.1 7,852,400 8,882,200 1,029,800

North Carolina

10.1 4,051,400 4,459,800 408,400

North Dakota

8.2 386,000 417,500 31,500

Ohio

12.4 4,721,400 5,308,300 586,900

Oklahoma

5.9 1,535,100 1,625,400 90,300

Oregon

9.2 1,687,500 1,842,300 154,800

Pennsylvania

14.2 4,962,900 5,666,500 703,600

Rhode Island

17.1 399,200 467,600 68,400

South Carolina

11.9 1,888,600 2,113,300 224,700

South Dakota

9.3 398,400 435,600 37,200

Tennessee

10.4 2,773,900 3,061,300 287,400

Texas

8.7 11,517,400 12,524,500 1,007,100

Utah

11.1 1,432,200 1,590,700 158,500

Vermont

16.1 251,000 291,400 40,400

Virginia

7.7 3,611,000 3,889,700 278,700

Washington

7.8 3,101,200 3,343,200 242,000

West Virginia

10.9 617,700 685,300 67,600

Wisconsin

10.3 2,590,000 2,857,300 267,300

Wyoming

4.7 262,800 275,100 12,300

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 2021." 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 up in all 50 states over the year ended April 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/employment-up-in-all-50-states-over-the-year-ended-april-2021.htm (visited July 26, 2021).

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