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Employment up in 44 states for year ended November 2022

December 28, 2022

From November 2021 to November 2022, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 44 states and was essentially unchanged in 6 states and the District of Columbia. The largest percentage increase occurred in Texas (5.1 percent), followed by Florida (4.7 percent) and Hawaii, North Carolina, and Oregon (4.3 percent each).

Change in nonfarm employment by state, November 2021 to November 2022
State Percent change November 2021 employment November 2022 employment Net change

Alabama

2.4% 2,052,800 2,102,700 49,900

Alaska

2.2 316,300 323,300 7,000

Arizona

3.7 2,995,400 3,106,700 111,300

Arkansas

1.4 1,301,700 1,320,000 18,300

California

4.0 17,077,600 17,752,600 675,000

Colorado

3.7 2,798,500 2,901,900 103,400

Connecticut

2.2 1,636,300 1,672,800 36,500

Delaware

2.3 452,200 462,600 10,400

District of Columbia

1.6 760,100 772,400 12,300

Florida

4.7 9,134,700 9,562,900 428,200

Georgia

3.9 4,651,400 4,833,600 182,200

Hawaii

4.3 594,800 620,600 25,800

Idaho

3.0 803,600 827,400 23,800

Illinois

3.1 5,922,000 6,107,400 185,400

Indiana

2.4 3,133,900 3,209,800 75,900

Iowa

2.8 1,543,300 1,586,100 42,800

Kansas

2.7 1,378,000 1,414,700 36,700

Kentucky

3.2 1,914,600 1,975,100 60,500

Louisiana

2.6 1,888,200 1,937,400 49,200

Maine

3.4 623,800 645,100 21,300

Maryland

1.9 2,685,000 2,734,800 49,800

Massachusetts

4.0 3,583,900 3,728,100 144,200

Michigan

2.6 4,274,300 4,384,100 109,800

Minnesota

3.5 2,862,000 2,961,000 99,000

Mississippi

0.1 1,153,000 1,154,400 1,400

Missouri

2.5 2,867,500 2,940,300 72,800

Montana

1.3 500,200 506,700 6,500

Nebraska

3.0 1,011,500 1,042,300 30,800

Nevada

4.0 1,418,900 1,476,100 57,200

New Hampshire

2.7 671,800 689,700 17,900

New Jersey

3.8 4,103,400 4,257,900 154,500

New Mexico

3.0 832,700 857,600 24,900

New York

3.3 9,249,600 9,553,600 304,000

North Carolina

4.3 4,639,000 4,838,100 199,100

North Dakota

1.7 423,600 430,700 7,100

Ohio

2.2 5,393,800 5,509,900 116,100

Oklahoma

2.8 1,654,600 1,700,300 45,700

Oregon

4.3 1,909,200 1,991,300 82,100

Pennsylvania

3.2 5,832,600 6,021,800 189,200

Rhode Island

2.5 486,000 498,100 12,100

South Carolina

3.7 2,166,200 2,246,100 79,900

South Dakota

3.5 442,200 457,600 15,400

Tennessee

3.8 3,148,900 3,268,300 119,400

Texas

5.1 13,015,300 13,672,900 657,600

Utah

2.6 1,634,400 1,677,700 43,300

Vermont

1.6 297,300 302,100 4,800

Virginia

2.7 3,986,800 4,095,100 108,300

Washington

3.9 3,422,300 3,556,200 133,900

West Virginia

3.8 691,300 717,300 26,000

Wisconsin

2.2 2,894,600 2,958,500 63,900

Wyoming

1.8 281,700 286,900 5,200

Puerto Rico

3.8 896,100 930,100 34,000

The largest job increases occurred in California (675,000), Texas (657,600), and Florida (428,200).

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 2022." 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 44 states for year ended November 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/employment-up-in-44-states-for-year-ended-november-2022.htm (visited January 30, 2023).

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