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Nonfarm payroll employment up in 46 states and DC from August 2021 to August 2022

September 23, 2022

From August 2021 to August 2022, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 46 states and the District of Columbia and was essentially unchanged in 4 states. The largest percentage increases occurred in Texas (+5.7 percent) and Nevada (+5.0 percent), followed by Florida, Georgia, and New Jersey (+4.9 percent each).

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

Alabama

2.0% 2,045,700 2,087,400 41,700

Alaska

2.5 309,300 317,100 7,800

Arizona

3.7 2,981,100 3,090,500 109,400

Arkansas

3.0 1,288,600 1,327,600 39,000

California

4.0 16,967,500 17,644,600 677,100

Colorado

3.9 2,766,700 2,875,000 108,300

Connecticut

2.4 1,624,700 1,663,900 39,200

Delaware

3.0 450,800 464,100 13,300

District of Columbia

2.5 746,200 765,000 18,800

Florida

4.9 9,003,800 9,447,400 443,600

Georgia

4.9 4,598,000 4,824,500 226,500

Hawaii

2.2 597,500 610,500 13,000

Idaho

2.6 801,600 822,600 21,000

Illinois

4.1 5,828,500 6,068,200 239,700

Indiana

2.6 3,103,300 3,185,400 82,100

Iowa

2.5 1,539,300 1,578,200 38,900

Kansas

1.1 1,383,600 1,398,700 15,100

Kentucky

3.1 1,907,300 1,965,700 58,400

Louisiana

2.4 1,885,100 1,931,000 45,900

Maine

2.0 623,600 636,200 12,600

Maryland

2.7 2,664,400 2,736,800 72,400

Massachusetts

3.6 3,557,100 3,683,500 126,400

Michigan

3.2 4,221,600 4,356,700 135,100

Minnesota

2.4 2,861,800 2,929,700 67,900

Mississippi

1.0 1,139,700 1,151,500 11,800

Missouri

1.9 2,866,600 2,922,200 55,600

Montana

2.3 494,800 506,300 11,500

Nebraska

2.0 1,010,100 1,030,500 20,400

Nevada

5.0 1,390,900 1,460,800 69,900

New Hampshire

1.2 670,400 678,700 8,300

New Jersey

4.9 4,044,700 4,241,200 196,500

New Mexico

3.5 823,100 851,700 28,600

New York

4.7 9,091,400 9,515,700 424,300

North Carolina

3.8 4,625,700 4,801,300 175,600

North Dakota

2.7 417,800 429,200 11,400

Ohio

1.5 5,407,100 5,489,600 82,500

Oklahoma

2.8 1,645,300 1,691,900 46,600

Oregon

4.3 1,897,600 1,978,300 80,700

Pennsylvania

3.5 5,782,800 5,984,400 201,600

Rhode Island

3.3 482,800 498,800 16,000

South Carolina

4.0 2,156,400 2,242,400 86,000

South Dakota

2.3 442,600 452,700 10,100

Tennessee

3.7 3,128,200 3,242,700 114,500

Texas

5.7 12,803,200 13,530,100 726,900

Utah

3.3 1,625,300 1,678,900 53,600

Vermont

1.9 295,600 301,300 5,700

Virginia

3.0 3,967,200 4,085,300 118,100

Washington

4.0 3,386,500 3,523,600 137,100

West Virginia

2.9 687,000 707,000 20,000

Wisconsin

1.7 2,893,800 2,943,400 49,600

Wyoming

2.7 277,900 285,300 7,400

From July 2022 to August 2022, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 10 states, decreased in 1 state, and was essentially unchanged in 39 states and the District of Columbia. The largest job gains occurred in Kentucky (+26,700), New York (+25,600), and Virginia (+16,700).

States with statistically significant changes from July 2022 to August 2022 in nonfarm employment, by industry

States with statistically significant changes from July 2022 to August 2022 in nonfarm employment, by industry
Industry Alaska Colorado Georgia Kentucky Mississippi New Jersey New York Oregon South Carolina Virginia Washington

Total nonfarm

4,400 12,400 15,800 26,700 -8,300 15,400 25,600 9,300 9,600 16,700 16,100

Mining and logging

200 -100 0 0 0 0 100 100 -100 0 0

Construction

100 1,300 3,300 1,900 -1,300 2,600 100 1,400 200 700 1,800

Manufacturing

300 1,900 600 7,600 0 -600 1,000 900 1,300 1,600 1,000

Trade, transportation, and utilities

400 2,100 2,000 1,600 300 5,400 1,800 700 2,300 1,600 2,000

Information

0 100 1,900 200 0 800 1,300 -300 -100 400 -1,100

Financial activities

0 -600 -200 0 100 500 3,400 -700 100 -900 500

Professional and business services

500 2,900 1,800 -2,000 -2,400 900 9,700 1,000 3,900 1,900 2,200

Education and health services

500 3,600 4,200 700 -200 4,200 7,500 1,300 -1,000 2,100 2,500

Leisure and hospitality

500 3,200 0 1,200 -200 -1,000 4,200 1,900 1,200 -2,400 100

Other services

200 100 200 500 -300 -600 -1,500 -800 -200 2,400 400

Government

1,700 -2,100 2,000 15,000 -4,300 3,200 -2,000 3,800 2,000 9,300 6,700

Employment decreased by 8,300 in Mississippi from July 2022 to August 2022. The public sector lost 4,300 jobs, while professional and business services lost 2,400 jobs and construction lost 1,300 jobs.

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 — August 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 up in 46 states and DC from August 2021 to August 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/nonfarm-payroll-employment-up-in-46-states-and-dc-from-august-2021-to-august-2022.htm (visited October 06, 2022).

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