25 states added jobs from July 2018 to July 2019

August 21, 2019

From July 2018 to July 2019, 25 states added nonfarm payroll jobs and 25 states and the District of Columbia were essentially unchanged.

Change in nonfarm payroll employment by state, July 2018 to July 2019, seasonally adjusted
State Percent change July 2018 employment July 2019 employment Net change

Alabama

2.0% 2,044,800 2,085,100 40,300

Alaska

1.4 327,300 331,900 4,600

Arizona

2.5 2,859,700 2,931,900 72,200

Arkansas

1.0 1,262,300 1,274,400 12,100

California

1.8 17,176,800 17,488,600 311,800

Colorado

1.9 2,734,300 2,787,000 52,700

Connecticut

0.2 1,689,500 1,692,700 3,200

Delaware

0.5 461,200 463,700 2,500

District of Columbia

1.2 792,300 802,000 9,700

Florida

2.6 8,784,800 9,012,000 227,200

Georgia

1.6 4,542,700 4,617,000 74,300

Hawaii

0.7 655,100 659,400 4,300

Idaho

2.8 740,000 760,600 20,600

Illinois

1.0 6,123,300 6,186,000 62,700

Indiana

0.7 3,148,800 3,170,600 21,800

Iowa

0.6 1,584,700 1,594,900 10,200

Kansas

1.0 1,416,200 1,430,400 14,200

Kentucky

1.5 1,931,700 1,959,800 28,100

Louisiana

-0.1 1,981,900 1,980,900 -1,000

Maine

0.9 628,000 633,500 5,500

Maryland

0.1 2,745,800 2,748,200 2,400

Massachusetts

1.0 3,641,600 3,678,900 37,300

Michigan

0.4 4,422,500 4,440,100 17,600

Minnesota

0.0 2,961,600 2,962,400 800

Mississippi

1.6 1,152,700 1,171,700 19,000

Missouri

1.2 2,892,900 2,927,600 34,700

Montana

1.5 478,200 485,200 7,000

Nebraska

0.5 1,025,500 1,030,600 5,100

Nevada

3.1 1,385,500 1,428,900 43,400

New Hampshire

1.5 680,800 691,000 10,200

New Jersey

1.2 4,153,700 4,202,000 48,300

New Mexico

2.4 841,700 861,500 19,800

New York

1.0 9,684,600 9,780,100 95,500

North Carolina

1.7 4,496,500 4,572,200 75,700

North Dakota

0.2 435,200 436,000 800

Ohio

0.5 5,567,800 5,593,000 25,200

Oklahoma

0.9 1,689,500 1,704,000 14,500

Oregon

1.9 1,907,800 1,944,200 36,400

Pennsylvania

0.5 6,008,500 6,038,800 30,300

Rhode Island

1.4 496,800 503,900 7,100

South Carolina

1.5 2,146,100 2,179,300 33,200

South Dakota

2.1 438,600 447,900 9,300

Tennessee

1.8 3,060,500 3,115,600 55,100

Texas

2.6 12,522,600 12,845,900 323,300

Utah

3.1 1,519,200 1,566,600 47,400

Vermont

0.9 316,200 319,000 2,800

Virginia

0.6 4,007,700 4,030,700 23,000

Washington

3.0 3,407,200 3,509,600 102,400

West Virginia

1.0 728,900 736,100 7,200

Wisconsin

0.5 2,970,800 2,984,400 13,600

Wyoming

1.7 285,400 290,200 4,800

Puerto Rico

0.7 865,500 871,700 6,200

The largest job gains occurred in Texas (+323,300), California (+311,800), and Florida (+227,200). The largest percentage gains occurred in Nevada and Utah (+3.1 percent each), followed by Washington (+3.0 percent) and Idaho (+2.8 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 and subject to revision. To learn more, see “State Employment and Unemployment — July 2019.” For more charts and tables 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, 25 states added jobs from July 2018 to July 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/25-states-added-jobs-from-july-2018-to-july-2019.htm (visited September 15, 2019).

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