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Minnesota had the largest increase in employment from December 2020 to January 2021

March 18, 2021

Nonfarm payroll employment increased significantly in 20 states in January 2021, decreased significantly in 2 states, and was essentially unchanged in 28 states and the District of Columbia. The largest job gains occurred in Minnesota (+51,800), New York (+42,700), and Pennsylvania (+35,700).

1-month change in statewide total nonfarm employment, December 2020 to January 2021
State Net change December 2020 employment January 2021 employment

Minnesota

51,800 2,719,600 2,771,400

New York

42,700 8,723,300 8,766,000

Pennsylvania

35,700 5,602,400 5,638,100

Massachusetts

35,500 3,356,300 3,391,800

Colorado

32,000 2,626,700 2,658,700

Texas

30,800 12,365,200 12,396,000

Ohio

28,900 5,277,800 5,306,700

Michigan

23,800 4,027,900 4,051,700

Virginia

14,100 3,881,100 3,895,200

Arizona

13,700 2,860,300 2,874,000

Kentucky

12,800 1,841,800 1,854,600

Wisconsin

11,100 2,831,100 2,842,200

Kansas

10,000 1,354,700 1,364,700

Illinois

9,700 5,637,300 5,647,000

New Hampshire

8,800 639,300 648,100

Oklahoma

8,400 1,614,100 1,622,500

Oregon

8,300 1,798,200 1,806,500

Nevada

7,400 1,277,500 1,284,900

Maryland

6,800 2,603,900 2,610,700

Missouri

5,900 2,799,200 2,805,100

Idaho

4,500 776,400 780,900

Rhode Island

4,500 457,800 462,300

Washington

4,400 3,266,800 3,271,200

Indiana

4,200 3,024,800 3,029,000

Utah

3,200 1,565,100 1,568,300

Iowa

3,000 1,513,400 1,516,400

West Virginia

2,900 671,900 674,800

North Dakota

2,600 407,900 410,500

Arkansas

2,300 1,257,500 1,259,800

Delaware

2,200 442,300 444,500

Maine

2,000 601,200 603,200

Vermont

1,000 286,100 287,100

Alabama

900 2,012,500 2,013,400

New Jersey

900 3,864,900 3,865,800

Montana

700 476,400 477,100

South Dakota

300 431,600 431,900

Connecticut

-100 1,570,800 1,570,700

Wyoming

-100 273,700 273,600

Alaska

-200 304,100 303,900

New Mexico

-300 778,400 778,100

Mississippi

-400 1,125,900 1,125,500

Florida

-800 8,492,000 8,491,200

District of Columbia

-900 733,900 733,000

Nebraska

-1,000 998,300 997,300

Hawaii

-1,500 541,700 540,200

Georgia

-1,700 4,449,800 4,448,100

Tennessee

-2,100 3,030,500 3,028,400

North Carolina

-3,200 4,435,800 4,432,600

Louisiana

-3,500 1,834,600 1,831,100

South Carolina

-12,900 2,117,300 2,104,400

California

-69,900 15,937,900 15,868,000

From December 2020 to January 2021, employment significantly decreased in California (−69,900) and South Carolina (−12,900).

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 — January 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, Minnesota had the largest increase in employment from December 2020 to January 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/minnesota-had-the-largest-increase-in-employment-from-december-2020-to-january-2021.htm (visited November 27, 2021).

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