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3 states had more than 100-percent increase in job openings from January 2021 to January 2022

March 29, 2022

In January 2022, 3 states had over-the-year increases in the number of job openings greater than 100 percent. Minnesota had the largest over-the-year percent increase in job openings (124.8 percent), followed by Maine (110.3 percent) and New Hampshire (103.1 percent).

12-month percent change in job openings by state, January 2021 to January 2022

Jan 2022
12-month percent change in job openings by state, January 2021 to January 2022
State Jan 2021 Feb 2021 Mar 2021 Apr 2021 May 2021 Jun 2021 Jul 2021 Aug 2021 Sep 2021 Oct 2021 Nov 2021 Dec 2021 Jan 2022

Alabama

11.1% 19.4% 52.8% 92.3% 52.2% 69.1% 38.2% 37.7% 41.6% 45.4% 50.5% 43.8% 28.2%

Alaska

0.0 4.3 30.0 71.4 260.0 155.6 89.5 42.9 36.4 38.1 36.4 54.5 30.4

Arizona

3.2 10.1 40.3 72.3 58.8 49.3 60.1 52.2 39.0 41.0 48.3 47.0 51.6

Arkansas

6.3 11.9 43.6 100.0 72.7 79.5 56.1 71.9 63.8 55.2 39.3 50.8 30.9

California

-13.4 -7.2 23.5 95.7 60.7 64.4 43.6 66.6 68.4 64.7 67.2 89.3 65.2

Colorado

7.1 11.2 49.5 101.0 121.8 130.3 109.2 96.3 79.4 89.4 93.8 96.7 69.9

Connecticut

1.5 8.6 49.2 116.7 76.3 76.3 79.7 80.7 69.5 60.0 75.4 56.7 72.1

Delaware

9.1 0.0 26.3 88.2 72.2 59.1 59.1 43.5 34.8 34.8 52.6 73.7 62.5

District of Columbia

6.9 -11.8 15.4 37.9 52.6 44.4 27.8 25.8 56.0 37.9 32.3 50.0 38.7

Florida

-6.0 8.4 14.5 75.7 70.1 63.5 84.8 83.2 66.9 77.4 59.7 76.4 77.7

Georgia

29.5 23.8 90.1 135.5 65.6 59.0 54.4 60.6 69.5 64.1 63.0 52.4 23.8

Hawaii

-10.0 -10.7 12.5 68.8 66.7 60.9 84.0 65.0 68.8 76.7 71.0 103.4 63.0

Idaho

7.7 7.5 52.8 94.4 60.0 87.5 76.3 59.5 54.3 59.0 46.3 64.3 50.0

Illinois

-0.4 -5.6 39.0 111.1 75.9 75.0 66.9 69.7 82.4 69.4 63.2 68.6 88.4

Indiana

-3.8 2.7 53.5 138.2 85.6 77.1 52.3 66.7 53.3 60.8 56.5 84.1 67.3

Iowa

-6.4 4.1 57.4 106.1 64.2 51.7 43.1 55.6 63.8 61.6 62.0 74.6 65.8

Kansas

4.4 4.2 49.1 63.6 43.6 29.3 31.8 32.3 43.3 48.5 47.7 42.6 32.4

Kentucky

9.4 23.6 24.4 94.4 64.7 87.6 70.0 77.1 59.3 53.6 46.8 82.4 59.0

Louisiana

14.4 6.1 48.6 78.3 35.8 52.4 45.1 34.7 48.4 48.6 34.4 67.0 34.0

Maine

-6.5 6.3 64.0 83.3 75.0 79.2 115.4 88.0 47.1 40.0 51.7 62.1 110.3

Maryland

-14.6 4.5 51.5 116.2 68.8 49.6 46.5 53.6 48.9 51.4 49.6 71.0 55.0

Massachusetts

-10.4 -7.1 56.2 71.3 82.3 51.7 83.3 102.9 95.1 92.4 80.1 86.4 88.4

Michigan

12.8 17.8 89.1 235.7 195.5 95.9 58.4 63.2 72.6 98.5 62.7 63.1 47.0

Minnesota

-16.3 7.4 21.5 95.5 87.1 70.8 56.1 69.6 81.3 109.0 69.6 115.0 124.8

Mississippi

21.2 22.2 75.0 97.1 68.0 56.6 47.4 35.9 40.0 45.0 37.9 50.8 25.4

Missouri

8.9 16.0 49.5 105.9 65.3 44.8 42.6 78.8 86.4 90.6 72.3 77.6 74.8

Montana

0.0 11.1 40.0 100.0 78.3 94.7 66.7 62.5 46.2 65.4 51.9 78.6 46.4

Nebraska

0.0 12.2 42.9 75.0 77.4 43.9 37.3 52.3 54.3 59.6 43.1 57.1 70.0

Nevada

1.4 29.5 63.9 131.4 126.9 110.7 92.6 75.0 49.3 45.5 70.3 83.6 36.0

New Hampshire

-5.9 13.5 42.4 77.8 83.3 75.0 87.5 86.7 74.2 54.5 76.5 82.4 103.1

New Jersey

6.1 16.9 87.2 79.6 70.0 47.2 69.1 88.9 48.5 40.0 29.0 32.9 43.3

New Mexico

-10.2 12.2 36.8 47.2 50.0 72.7 69.4 77.8 57.1 65.9 57.5 70.0 56.8

New York

-16.6 1.0 21.9 111.3 66.8 56.1 72.0 61.5 69.6 67.2 80.8 69.5 64.7

North Carolina

24.9 23.9 67.8 104.7 57.8 78.8 61.6 73.1 44.3 39.3 72.1 78.6 23.4

North Dakota

-9.1 -8.7 21.1 75.0 70.6 52.9 50.0 61.1 77.8 73.7 68.4 78.9 75.0

Ohio

0.8 8.1 43.7 72.2 43.6 36.6 69.7 42.9 53.0 66.5 70.4 65.5 61.4

Oklahoma

6.0 12.3 36.8 64.9 33.8 57.5 30.1 21.7 68.5 45.9 41.0 55.6 34.1

Oregon

-3.7 0.0 26.3 63.0 82.9 75.6 87.4 50.5 43.4 51.0 31.1 69.6 39.4

Pennsylvania

1.4 16.0 68.9 82.9 96.6 62.4 67.8 69.4 58.5 40.8 56.9 87.7 86.7

Rhode Island

0.0 13.0 45.0 88.2 66.7 64.3 81.0 94.7 90.0 53.8 65.2 60.9 66.7

South Carolina

22.2 23.8 46.8 84.1 86.2 56.7 76.5 56.0 48.0 48.0 42.1 56.3 38.6

South Dakota

4.3 14.3 62.5 118.8 91.7 76.9 50.0 58.8 54.5 60.9 40.9 47.8 37.5

Tennessee

10.8 -0.6 32.9 86.9 46.7 47.1 53.5 64.5 59.9 66.9 60.0 64.8 70.1

Texas

5.5 14.2 66.0 155.3 107.7 99.6 103.5 73.6 37.4 54.8 55.1 66.6 60.3

Utah

-1.3 10.4 31.3 75.0 55.2 69.4 104.7 69.0 59.4 79.7 57.5 67.5 74.3

Vermont

-11.8 0.0 46.2 85.7 71.4 76.9 200.0 84.6 56.3 60.0 78.6 73.3 73.3

Virginia

-5.9 12.0 12.1 69.0 67.1 44.1 64.9 40.9 73.2 38.5 43.0 51.2 50.5

Washington

-18.2 1.2 43.8 106.3 57.3 79.4 95.8 64.1 79.2 72.2 52.0 54.1 31.5

West Virginia

0.0 9.1 28.2 44.4 51.4 46.3 43.8 17.4 33.3 21.3 17.4 23.9 6.0

Wisconsin

-20.9 -12.8 42.4 108.8 60.7 63.8 31.4 70.2 71.1 73.6 75.8 85.6 76.0

Wyoming

-11.1 5.9 35.7 53.8 87.5 128.6 84.6 64.3 42.9 46.7 40.0 70.6 37.5

Overall, 31 states had over-the-year increases in job openings greater than 50.0 percent in January 2022. The average increase for these 31 states was 70.1 percent.

West Virginia had the smallest increase in job openings over the year, 6.0 percent in January 2022.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "State Job Openings and Labor Turnover — January 2022." We also have more charts featuring data on state job openings, hires, and separations.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 3 states had more than 100-percent increase in job openings from January 2021 to January 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/3-states-had-more-than-100-percent-increase-in-job-openings-from-january-2021-to-january-2022.htm (visited August 11, 2022).

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