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Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 49 states and D.C. from April 2021 to April 2022

June 01, 2022

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia and was essentially unchanged in 1 state for the year ended April 2022. The largest percentage increase occurred in Nevada (8.0 percent), followed by Florida and Texas (5.9 percent each).

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

Alabama

1.9% 2,028,300 2,066,600 38,300

Alaska

2.4 309,400 316,700 7,300

Arizona

4.0 2,928,400 3,044,900 116,500

Arkansas

2.9 1,273,800 1,311,200 37,400

California

5.6 16,526,800 17,452,000 925,200

Colorado

4.7 2,719,600 2,848,600 129,000

Connecticut

3.0 1,599,800 1,647,100 47,300

Delaware

1.7 449,100 456,700 7,600

District of Columbia

4.7 730,400 764,800 34,400

Florida

5.9 8,775,500 9,292,600 517,100

Georgia

5.6 4,513,500 4,765,500 252,000

Hawaii

5.0 576,500 605,300 28,800

Idaho

3.2 790,300 815,500 25,200

Illinois

4.1 5,766,800 6,002,600 235,800

Indiana

3.6 3,060,500 3,169,700 109,200

Iowa

2.4 1,529,400 1,565,700 36,300

Kansas

1.7 1,370,500 1,393,400 22,900

Kentucky

3.1 1,884,300 1,943,300 59,000

Louisiana

2.4 1,864,600 1,910,100 45,500

Maine

3.1 620,100 639,300 19,200

Maryland

3.0 2,625,500 2,703,300 77,800

Massachusetts

5.1 3,483,700 3,662,100 178,400

Michigan

4.1 4,153,800 4,325,600 171,800

Minnesota

2.5 2,835,800 2,907,400 71,600

Mississippi

2.7 1,127,100 1,157,000 29,900

Missouri

2.7 2,823,300 2,899,300 76,000

Montana

3.6 489,500 507,300 17,800

Nebraska

2.5 1,003,200 1,027,900 24,700

Nevada

8.0 1,338,400 1,445,500 107,100

New Hampshire

4.4 657,500 686,600 29,100

New Jersey

5.4 3,977,100 4,191,500 214,400

New Mexico

5.7 801,100 846,700 45,600

New York

5.0 8,952,800 9,398,100 445,300

North Carolina

4.1 4,543,500 4,729,100 185,600

North Dakota

2.5 415,200 425,500 10,300

Ohio

2.2 5,356,500 5,473,900 117,400

Oklahoma

2.4 1,637,400 1,676,800 39,400

Oregon

4.4 1,860,600 1,941,800 81,200

Pennsylvania

3.7 5,707,500 5,917,800 210,300

Rhode Island

4.0 476,300 495,500 19,200

South Carolina

3.1 2,133,400 2,199,800 66,400

South Dakota

2.3 438,200 448,100 9,900

Tennessee

4.7 3,065,800 3,211,400 145,600

Texas

5.9 12,542,500 13,284,500 742,000

Utah

3.7 1,602,000 1,661,300 59,300

Vermont

2.3 294,100 300,800 6,700

Virginia

3.2 3,913,300 4,037,800 124,500

Washington

5.0 3,322,900 3,488,200 165,300

West Virginia

2.5 683,800 701,200 17,400

Wisconsin

1.8 2,877,800 2,930,400 52,600

Wyoming

3.2 277,500 286,300 8,800

Puerto Rico

5.7 865,500 914,900 49,400

The largest job increases from April 2021 to April 2022 occurred in California (925,200), Texas (742,000), and Florida (517,100). Delaware was the lone state without a statistically significant gain in employment, with an increase of 7,600 jobs (1.7 percent).

From March 2022 to April 2022, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 11 states and was essentially unchanged in 39 states and the District of Columbia.

States with a statistically significant change in employment, March 2022 to April 2022
State Percent change March 2022 employment April 2022 employment Net change

New Hampshire

1.0% 680,000 686,600 6,600

Florida

0.6 9,234,000 9,292,600 58,600

Arizona

0.5 3,028,800 3,044,900 16,100

Colorado

0.5 2,834,000 2,848,600 14,600

Texas

0.5 13,221,700 13,284,500 62,800

Georgia

0.4 4,746,500 4,765,500 19,000

Minnesota

0.4 2,895,500 2,907,400 11,900

New Jersey

0.4 4,176,700 4,191,500 14,800

Washington

0.4 3,475,900 3,488,200 12,300

New York

0.3 9,372,200 9,398,100 25,900

California

0.2 17,410,600 17,452,000 41,400

The largest over-the-month percentage increase occurred in New Hampshire (1.0 percent), followed by Florida (0.6 percent) and Arizona, Colorado, and Texas (0.5 percent each). The largest job gains occurred in Texas (62,800), Florida (58,600), and California (41,400).

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 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, Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 49 states and D.C. from April 2021 to April 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-in-49-states-and-d-c-from-april-2021-to-april-2022.htm (visited December 09, 2022).

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