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Job gains exceeded job losses in 49 states and D.C for the quarter ended in September 2020

May 05, 2021

From June 2020 to September 2020, the difference between the number of job gains and the number of job losses yielded a net employment gain of 3.9 million jobs in the private sector. Over this period, job gains exceeded job losses in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Gross job gains and losses, for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, third quarter 2020
State Gross job gains Gross job losses

United States

10,804,000 6,901,000

Alabama

118,479 90,119

Alaska

26,125 21,201

Arizona

188,965 148,907

Arkansas

72,104 54,052

California

1,182,443 985,422

Colorado

215,277 135,875

Connecticut

145,865 66,466

Delaware

36,761 22,666

District of Columbia

38,358 26,824

Florida

685,191 492,778

Georgia

330,323 230,867

Hawaii

29,478 51,061

Idaho

52,646 40,628

Illinois

454,452 265,795

Indiana

206,433 134,481

Iowa

90,872 67,444

Kansas

85,160 64,265

Kentucky

132,030 75,229

Louisiana

126,510 101,773

Maine

57,283 28,627

Maryland

215,737 117,299

Massachusetts

348,934 156,162

Michigan

366,039 160,093

Minnesota

204,520 123,659

Mississippi

73,809 46,600

Missouri

189,201 125,593

Montana

36,443 26,800

Nebraska

63,100 45,538

Nevada

135,413 67,865

New Hampshire

63,135 27,580

New Jersey

485,419 179,780

New Mexico

49,296 35,506

New York

922,619 403,504

North Carolina

304,808 199,290

North Dakota

28,073 21,946

Ohio

336,532 229,215

Oklahoma

81,961 77,487

Oregon

136,837 94,862

Pennsylvania

484,981 236,671

Rhode Island

48,603 19,548

South Carolina

145,478 101,812

South Dakota

29,098 18,890

Tennessee

198,611 132,538

Texas

720,901 599,452

Utah

114,545 78,072

Vermont

27,757 12,947

Virginia

303,716 157,202

Washington

234,423 164,790

West Virginia

44,344 35,357

Wisconsin

177,683 119,583

Wyoming

20,326 14,628

For the 3 months ended in September 2020, California had both the largest number of jobs gains (1.2 million) and the largest number of job losses (985,422). Other states with a high number of jobs gained, for the 3 months ended in September 2020, included New York (922,619), Texas (720,901), and Florida (685,191).

These data are from the Business Employment Dynamics program and are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "Business Employment Dynamics — Third Quarter 2020." Also see charts related to the latest "Business Employment Dynamics" news release.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job gains exceeded job losses in 49 states and D.C for the quarter ended in September 2020 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/job-gains-exceeded-job-losses-in-49-states-and-d-c-for-the-quarter-ended-in-september-2020.htm (visited June 14, 2021).

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