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Nonfarm payroll employment up in 31 states from March 2023 to March 2024

May 03, 2024

From March 2023 to March 2024, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 31 states and was essentially unchanged in 19 states and the District of Columbia. The largest percentage increases occurred in Idaho (+3.7 percent), Nevada (+3.4 percent), Alaska (+3.2 percent), and South Carolina (+2.8 percent).

Change in nonfarm employment by state, March 2023 to March 2024
StatePercent changeMarch 2023 employmentMarch 2024 employmentChangeStatistically significant

Alabama

1.7 2,155,100 2,191,100 36,000Yes

Alaska

3.2 325,200 335,500 10,300Yes

Arizona

2.2 3,179,800 3,250,100 70,300Yes

Arkansas

1.4 1,348,700 1,367,200 18,500Yes

California

1.2 17,778,500 17,996,200 217,700Yes

Colorado

2.1 2,922,100 2,983,300 61,200Yes

Connecticut

1.1 1,690,200 1,709,100 18,900No

Delaware

1.3 482,400 488,500 6,100No

District of Columbia

0.5 766,200 769,800 3,600No

Florida

2.2 9,688,000 9,899,100 211,100Yes

Georgia

1.1 4,894,100 4,949,500 55,400Yes

Hawaii

0.8 632,400 637,400 5,000No

Idaho

3.7 835,500 866,300 30,800Yes

Illinois

0.4 6,113,000 6,139,100 26,100No

Indiana

1.4 3,232,200 3,276,800 44,600Yes

Iowa

1.6 1,586,800 1,612,500 25,700Yes

Kansas

1.5 1,439,700 1,461,500 21,800Yes

Kentucky

1.2 2,011,900 2,036,900 25,000Yes

Louisiana

0.0 1,957,400 1,957,900 500No

Maine

1.5 646,200 656,100 9,900No

Maryland

0.1 2,742,100 2,743,500 1,400No

Massachusetts

0.6 3,718,000 3,740,500 22,500No

Michigan

0.8 4,439,100 4,475,300 36,200No

Minnesota

1.5 2,976,600 3,022,100 45,500Yes

Mississippi

0.8 1,180,700 1,189,800 9,100No

Missouri

1.8 2,967,800 3,022,000 54,200Yes

Montana

2.0 517,400 528,000 10,600Yes

Nebraska

1.9 1,043,400 1,062,900 19,500Yes

Nevada

3.4 1,524,800 1,576,000 51,200Yes

New Hampshire

1.4 696,900 706,600 9,700No

New Jersey

2.0 4,302,400 4,386,600 84,200Yes

New Mexico

1.8 869,500 885,200 15,700Yes

New York

1.5 9,680,700 9,825,100 144,400Yes

North Carolina

1.2 4,920,700 4,978,000 57,300Yes

North Dakota

0.7 436,400 439,600 3,200No

Ohio

0.6 5,608,600 5,644,300 35,700No

Oklahoma

1.6 1,750,800 1,779,100 28,300Yes

Oregon

-0.1 1,976,000 1,974,100 -1,900No

Pennsylvania

1.3 6,070,700 6,148,900 78,200Yes

Rhode Island

1.7 504,600 513,400 8,800No

South Carolina

2.8 2,293,200 2,358,400 65,200Yes

South Dakota

2.4 459,400 470,400 11,000Yes

Tennessee

0.5 3,312,600 3,329,300 16,700No

Texas

2.0 13,845,000 14,115,700 270,700Yes

Utah

2.1 1,709,800 1,746,400 36,600Yes

Vermont

1.0 309,700 312,700 3,000No

Virginia

1.8 4,154,400 4,228,300 73,900Yes

Washington

1.5 3,582,900 3,637,400 54,500Yes

West Virginia

1.7 707,900 719,600 11,700Yes

Wisconsin

0.8 3,011,700 3,034,400 22,700No

Wyoming

0.8 290,300 292,600 2,300No

The largest job gains from March 2023 to March 2024 occurred in Texas (+270,700), California (+217,700), Florida (+211,100), and New York (+144,400).

Over the month, employment increased in the following five states: Arkansas (+6,500, or 0.5 percent), Georgia (+16,200, or 0.3 percent), Kansas (+6,400, or 0.4 percent), Kentucky (+9,400, or 0.5 percent), and Virginia (+16,500, or 0.4 percent).

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. To learn more, see "State Employment and Unemployment — March 2024." 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 31 states from March 2023 to March 2024 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2024/nonfarm-payroll-employment-up-in-31-states-from-march-2023-to-march-2024.htm (visited June 16, 2024).

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