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Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 49 states and D.C. for the year ended November 2021

December 28, 2021

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia and was essentially unchanged in 1 state for the year ending in November 2021.

 12-month change in nonfarm employment, by state, November 2020 to November 2021
State 12-month change November 2020 employment November 2021 employment

Alabama

45,100 2,009,000 2,054,100

Alaska

5,400 304,500 309,900

Arizona

135,800 2,862,200 2,998,000

Arkansas

27,800 1,252,900 1,280,700

California

821,800 16,013,300 16,835,100

Colorado

117,500 2,647,900 2,765,400

Connecticut

48,800 1,575,400 1,624,200

Delaware

10,500 442,100 452,600

District of Columbia

24,200 733,600 757,800

Florida

485,600 8,474,600 8,960,200

Georgia

192,700 4,426,100 4,618,800

Hawaii

44,800 532,700 577,500

Idaho

16,500 771,400 787,900

Illinois

230,200 5,646,500 5,876,700

Indiana

81,000 3,017,200 3,098,200

Iowa

30,900 1,509,000 1,539,900

Kansas

35,400 1,356,100 1,391,500

Kentucky

34,500 1,856,500 1,891,000

Louisiana

34,600 1,830,700 1,865,300

Maine

11,000 602,100 613,100

Maryland

92,200 2,602,700 2,694,900

Massachusetts

196,000 3,365,000 3,561,000

Michigan

144,800 4,095,700 4,240,500

Minnesota

112,000 2,772,400 2,884,400

Mississippi

23,600 1,122,200 1,145,800

Missouri

73,300 2,790,000 2,863,300

Montana

9,800 475,600 485,400

Nebraska

30,100 993,300 1,023,400

Nevada

94,100 1,273,400 1,367,500

New Hampshire

21,400 644,800 666,200

New Jersey

189,900 3,871,000 4,060,900

New Mexico

35,500 785,600 821,100

New York

295,600 8,753,600 9,049,200

North Carolina

140,500 4,414,300 4,554,800

North Dakota

13,900 407,300 421,200

Ohio

98,800 5,292,300 5,391,100

Oklahoma

37,000 1,613,300 1,650,300

Oregon

72,200 1,825,700 1,897,900

Pennsylvania

144,000 5,637,800 5,781,800

Rhode Island

18,500 463,600 482,100

South Carolina

54,100 2,104,400 2,158,500

South Dakota

7,800 429,600 437,400

Tennessee

87,800 3,021,100 3,108,900

Texas

698,700 12,299,500 12,998,200

Utah

73,700 1,559,600 1,633,300

Vermont

8,700 287,100 295,800

Virginia

82,600 3,888,100 3,970,700

Washington

176,000 3,272,200 3,448,200

West Virginia

17,800 675,100 692,900

Wisconsin

76,800 2,816,600 2,893,400

Wyoming

1,700 273,200 274,900

The largest job increases occurred in California (+821,800), Texas (+698,700), and Florida (+485,600). An additional 6 states had increases greater than 150,000 from November 2020 to November 2021. Overall, there were 15 states with increases over 100,000 during this period.

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 — November 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, Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 49 states and D.C. for the year ended November 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-in-49-states-and-dc-for-the-year-ended-november-2021.htm (visited December 02, 2022).

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