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Employment up in 46 states for year ended October 2022

November 29, 2022

From October 2021 to October 2022, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 46 states and was essentially unchanged in 4 states and the District of Columbia.

Percent change in nonfarm employment by state, October 2021 to October 2022

Change in nonfarm employment by state, October 2021 to October 2022, seasonally adjusted
State Percent change October 2021 employment October 2022 employment Net change

Alabama

2.2% 2,053,900 2,098,500 44,600

Alaska

1.8 315,800 321,500 5,700

Arizona

3.5 2,995,100 3,100,000 104,900

Arkansas

2.3 1,295,700 1,324,900 29,200

California

4.1 17,027,200 17,722,700 695,500

Colorado

4.2 2,784,600 2,900,800 116,200

Connecticut

2.2 1,631,600 1,668,200 36,600

Delaware

2.6 451,900 463,600 11,700

District of Columbia

1.2 759,100 768,200 9,100

Florida

5.0 9,085,100 9,542,500 457,400

Georgia

4.4 4,634,300 4,838,800 204,500

Hawaii

4.2 594,400 619,600 25,200

Idaho

3.1 803,200 827,900 24,700

Illinois

3.3 5,894,400 6,086,300 191,900

Indiana

2.7 3,116,400 3,201,300 84,900

Iowa

2.9 1,539,900 1,584,600 44,700

Kansas

2.9 1,373,400 1,413,900 40,500

Kentucky

3.5 1,910,100 1,977,200 67,100

Louisiana

2.8 1,880,600 1,932,700 52,100

Maine

3.0 623,200 641,900 18,700

Maryland

2.2 2,674,700 2,733,600 58,900

Massachusetts

4.0 3,569,300 3,710,600 141,300

Michigan

2.7 4,257,100 4,370,700 113,600

Minnesota

3.6 2,852,400 2,954,500 102,100

Mississippi

0.0 1,152,600 1,152,700 100

Missouri

2.5 2,860,100 2,932,500 72,400

Montana

2.1 496,400 507,000 10,600

Nebraska

2.8 1,010,500 1,038,700 28,200

Nevada

3.9 1,416,300 1,471,800 55,500

New Hampshire

2.4 670,000 686,300 16,300

New Jersey

4.2 4,078,000 4,247,400 169,400

New Mexico

3.0 829,500 854,700 25,200

New York

3.5 9,208,700 9,534,300 325,600

North Carolina

4.2 4,632,500 4,827,400 194,900

North Dakota

2.8 420,400 432,300 11,900

Ohio

2.4 5,382,100 5,509,400 127,300

Oklahoma

2.1 1,652,800 1,688,300 35,500

Oregon

4.5 1,897,600 1,982,500 84,900

Pennsylvania

3.4 5,814,300 6,009,500 195,200

Rhode Island

2.6 483,500 496,200 12,700

South Carolina

4.1 2,157,700 2,247,000 89,300

South Dakota

2.6 443,900 455,400 11,500

Tennessee

3.9 3,138,500 3,261,700 123,200

Texas

5.4 12,935,800 13,630,000 694,200

Utah

3.2 1,628,300 1,680,200 51,900

Vermont

1.9 296,300 301,800 5,500

Virginia

3.2 3,973,400 4,101,000 127,600

Washington

3.9 3,409,100 3,542,500 133,400

West Virginia

3.2 689,000 711,300 22,300

Wisconsin

2.0 2,888,300 2,947,100 58,800

Wyoming

1.8 280,000 284,900 4,900

Puerto Rico

3.3 897,300 926,600 29,300

The largest percentage increase occurred in Texas (5.4 percent), followed by Florida (5.0 percent) and Oregon (4.5 percent). The largest job increases occurred in California (695,500), Texas (694,200), and Florida (457,400).

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 — October 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, Employment up in 46 states for year ended October 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/employment-up-in-46-states-for-year-ended-october-2022.htm (visited January 27, 2023).

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