Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 48 states and D.C. from February 2021 to February 2022

April 07, 2022

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 48 states and the District of Columbia and was essentially unchanged in 2 states for the year ended February 2022. From February 2021 to February 2022, the largest job increases occurred in California (1,106,300), Texas (832,200), and Florida (530,200). The largest percentage increases occurred in Nevada (9.7 percent), Hawaii (7.5 percent), and California (6.8 percent).

Nonfarm employment by state, February 2022

Nonfarm employment by state, February 2022
State February 2021 employment January 2022 employment February 2022 employment 12-month percent change 12-month net change 1-month net change

Alabama

2,026,700 2,055,800 2,061,300 1.7 34,600 5,500

Alaska

308,900 316,900 315,600 2.2 6,700 -1,300

Arizona

2,903,800 3,022,300 3,034,000 4.5 130,200 11,700

Arkansas

1,262,400 1,309,000 1,308,500 3.7 46,100 -500

California

16,232,600 17,200,800 17,338,900 6.8 1,106,300 138,100

Colorado

2,688,700 2,812,800 2,826,900 5.1 138,200 14,100

Connecticut

1,590,000 1,636,400 1,642,700 3.3 52,700 6,300

Delaware

446,400 453,400 454,700 1.9 8,300 1,300

District of Columbia

726,600 761,700 762,000 4.9 35,400 300

Florida

8,697,300 9,176,500 9,227,500 6.1 530,200 51,000

Georgia

4,492,400 4,699,700 4,724,400 5.2 232,000 24,700

Hawaii

557,600 597,300 599,400 7.5 41,800 2,100

Idaho

782,900 813,600 814,000 4.0 31,100 400

Illinois

5,725,800 5,951,000 5,970,600 4.3 244,800 19,600

Indiana

3,042,900 3,150,700 3,160,800 3.9 117,900 10,100

Iowa

1,523,700 1,556,400 1,562,200 2.5 38,500 5,800

Kansas

1,358,200 1,385,600 1,392,500 2.5 34,300 6,900

Kentucky

1,875,500 1,929,900 1,941,400 3.5 65,900 11,500

Louisiana

1,847,700 1,902,400 1,904,900 3.1 57,200 2,500

Maine

616,700 631,600 634,800 2.9 18,100 3,200

Maryland

2,609,500 2,684,900 2,701,600 3.5 92,100 16,700

Massachusetts

3,448,900 3,607,800 3,622,400 5.0 173,500 14,600

Michigan

4,140,500 4,303,000 4,312,200 4.1 171,700 9,200

Minnesota

2,811,600 2,869,300 2,874,500 2.2 62,900 5,200

Mississippi

1,123,400 1,158,600 1,162,200 3.5 38,800 3,600

Missouri

2,800,200 2,895,300 2,904,500 3.7 104,300 9,200

Montana

484,000 503,500 504,600 4.3 20,600 1,100

Nebraska

998,000 1,012,400 1,024,700 2.7 26,700 12,300

Nevada

1,307,400 1,427,800 1,434,100 9.7 126,700 6,300

New Hampshire

651,500 671,600 677,000 3.9 25,500 5,400

New Jersey

3,940,900 4,128,200 4,154,100 5.4 213,200 25,900

New Mexico

791,000 836,100 840,800 6.3 49,800 4,700

New York

8,859,100 9,313,900 9,344,500 5.5 485,400 30,600

North Carolina

4,505,400 4,665,600 4,688,000 4.1 182,600 22,400

North Dakota

411,400 424,900 425,900 3.5 14,500 1,000

Ohio

5,336,200 5,432,700 5,439,400 1.9 103,200 6,700

Oklahoma

1,620,700 1,660,500 1,667,400 2.9 46,700 6,900

Oregon

1,828,900 1,920,900 1,933,200 5.7 104,300 12,300

Pennsylvania

5,666,700 5,856,400 5,890,800 4.0 224,100 34,400

Rhode Island

471,300 487,000 490,200 4.0 18,900 3,200

South Carolina

2,131,200 2,178,400 2,195,900 3.0 64,700 17,500

South Dakota

434,000 442,400 442,600 2.0 8,600 200

Tennessee

3,062,700 3,173,200 3,192,200 4.2 129,500 19,000

Texas

12,351,900 13,106,300 13,184,100 6.7 832,200 77,800

Utah

1,588,300 1,644,800 1,655,200 4.2 66,900 10,400

Vermont

287,600 298,900 299,000 4.0 11,400 100

Virginia

3,903,000 3,993,600 4,014,900 2.9 111,900 21,300

Washington

3,282,900 3,438,900 3,470,600 5.7 187,700 31,700

West Virginia

679,300 693,500 698,800 2.9 19,500 5,300

Wisconsin

2,855,300 2,904,000 2,922,600 2.4 67,300 18,600

Wyoming

275,000 283,100 285,700 3.9 10,700 2,600

From January 2022 to February 2022, employment increased in 27 states and was essentially unchanged in 23 states and the District of Columbia. The largest over-the-month job gains occurred in California (138,100), Texas (77,800), and Florida (51,000).

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 — February 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, Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 48 states and D.C. from February 2021 to February 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-in-48-states-and-d-c-from-february-2021-to-february-2022.htm (visited August 11, 2022).

OF INTEREST
spotlight

Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics



triangle