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Employment up in 49 states for year ended September 2022

October 31, 2022

From September 2021 to September 2022, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 49 states and the District and was essentially unchanged in 1 state.

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

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

Alabama

2.5% 2,039,800 2,091,500 51,700

Alaska

2.1 309,800 316,400 6,600

Arizona

3.4 2,989,000 3,091,700 102,700

Arkansas

2.8 1,287,400 1,323,300 35,900

California

4.2 16,954,600 17,667,200 712,600

Colorado

4.1 2,769,800 2,882,800 113,000

Connecticut

2.8 1,622,900 1,667,800 44,900

Delaware

2.7 449,100 461,200 12,100

District of Columbia

2.7 748,900 769,000 20,100

Florida

5.1 9,038,500 9,501,800 463,300

Georgia

5.0 4,603,800 4,834,900 231,100

Hawaii

3.5 594,300 615,100 20,800

Idaho

3.3 801,800 828,400 26,600

Illinois

4.1 5,844,300 6,083,100 238,800

Indiana

3.0 3,098,300 3,192,400 94,100

Iowa

2.4 1,539,900 1,577,400 37,500

Kansas

2.0 1,374,600 1,402,100 27,500

Kentucky

4.3 1,901,100 1,982,800 81,700

Louisiana

5.2 1,840,800 1,936,400 95,600

Maine

2.5 623,400 638,900 15,500

Maryland

3.3 2,655,700 2,744,200 88,500

Massachusetts

4.3 3,540,000 3,691,700 151,700

Michigan

3.2 4,223,100 4,358,200 135,100

Minnesota

3.2 2,847,400 2,938,200 90,800

Mississippi

1.2 1,140,800 1,154,900 14,100

Missouri

2.5 2,855,000 2,926,500 71,500

Montana

2.1 495,600 505,900 10,300

Nebraska

2.6 1,007,800 1,034,500 26,700

Nevada

4.8 1,396,500 1,463,100 66,600

New Hampshire

2.7 667,700 685,900 18,200

New Jersey

4.2 4,066,900 4,239,600 172,700

New Mexico

4.0 821,400 854,100 32,700

New York

4.3 9,128,000 9,521,300 393,300

North Carolina

4.4 4,616,700 4,819,500 202,800

North Dakota

3.4 417,600 432,000 14,400

Ohio

1.7 5,387,200 5,480,500 93,300

Oklahoma

2.9 1,644,400 1,691,300 46,900

Oregon

4.1 1,898,500 1,977,200 78,700

Pennsylvania

3.8 5,778,500 5,998,300 219,800

Rhode Island

2.8 484,900 498,600 13,700

South Carolina

4.2 2,149,800 2,240,900 91,100

South Dakota

2.6 442,500 454,000 11,500

Tennessee

4.5 3,117,300 3,257,500 140,200

Texas

5.6 12,850,000 13,571,800 721,800

Utah

3.7 1,618,600 1,678,000 59,400

Vermont

2.4 295,000 302,200 7,200

Virginia

3.4 3,958,900 4,093,600 134,700

Washington

3.9 3,397,300 3,530,700 133,400

West Virginia

3.8 684,800 710,800 26,000

Wisconsin

2.2 2,889,500 2,952,500 63,000

Wyoming

2.9 278,200 286,400 8,200

Puerto Rico

3.8 891,000 924,900 33,900

Over the year ended September 2022, the largest job increases occurred in Texas (+721,800), California (+712,600), and Florida (+463,300). The largest percentage increases occurred in Texas (+5.6 percent), Louisiana (+5.2 percent), and Florida (+5.1 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 — September 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 49 states for year ended September 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/employment-up-in-49-states-for-year-ended-september-2022.htm (visited January 27, 2023).

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