Change in employment by state December 2007–July 2016

State Total employment, July 2016 Percent change since December 2007 Change since December 2007 Change last 3 months Percent change last 3 months Percent change since December 2007
Alabama 1,962,300 -2.6% -52,600 -4,100 -0.2% -2.6%
Alaska 340,100 6.9% 22,100 2,600 0.8% 6.9%
Arizona 2,703,300 0.9% 23,900 6,300 0.2% 0.9%
Arkansas 1,226,100 1.5% 18,500 1,100 0.1% 1.5%
California 16,489,000 6.6% 1,016,500 97,100 0.6% 6.6%
Colorado 2,616,000 11.3% 265,500 23,000 0.9% 11.3%
Connecticut 1,693,000 -0.7% -12,300 3,500 0.2% -0.7%
Delaware 460,300 4.5% 19,700 100 0.0% 4.5%
DC 773,100 10.4% 73,000 -4,800 -0.6% 10.4%
Florida 8,359,300 5.4% 427,500 71,600 0.9% 5.4%
Georgia 4,386,400 5.2% 216,100 16,100 0.4% 5.2%
Hawaii 650,800 3.6% 22,800 3,600 0.6% 3.6%
Idaho 696,400 6.1% 39,900 2,000 0.3% 6.1%
Illinois 6,013,900 0.5% 28,700 6,600 0.1% 0.5%
Indiana 3,071,400 2.6% 78,300 -3,500 -0.1% 2.6%
Iowa 1,584,700 3.9% 59,800 2,600 0.2% 3.9%
Kansas 1,395,700 0.6% 8,900 300 0.0% 0.6%
Kentucky 1,904,000 2.5% 46,200 100 0.0% 2.5%
Louisiana 1,977,600 2.2% 42,100 -2,300 -0.1% 2.2%
Maine 618,100 -0.4% -2,600 5,900 1.0% -0.4%
Maryland 2,714,500 3.9% 102,600 9,600 0.4% 3.9%
Massachusetts 3,572,000 7.6% 253,600 19,700 0.6% 7.6%
Michigan 4,346,100 2.4% 100,700 15,000 0.3% 2.4%
Minnesota 2,903,100 4.8% 131,800 12,600 0.4% 4.8%
Mississippi 1,143,000 -1.5% -17,300 -1,100 -0.1% -1.5%
Missouri 2,816,600 0.5% 14,200 1,300 0.0% 0.5%
Montana 461,500 3.4% 15,000 -4,900 -1.1% 3.4%
Nebraska 1,018,700 5.3% 51,000 1,600 0.2% 5.3%
Nevada 1,290,100 -0.1% -1,800 7,800 0.6% -0.1%
New Hampshire 667,100 2.6% 16,700 2,000 0.3% 2.6%
New Jersey 4,081,700 0.0% -1,900 8,800 0.2% 0.0%
New Mexico 830,500 -2.2% -18,600 800 0.1% -2.2%
New York 9,398,100 7.2% 629,800 51,100 0.5% 7.2%
North Carolina 4,340,600 4.1% 172,800 31,300 0.7% 4.1%
North Dakota 442,800 22.3% 80,800 3,800 0.9% 22.3%
Ohio 5,506,300 1.6% 86,700 28,700 0.5% 1.6%
Oklahoma 1,658,200 3.2% 51,900 -6,600 -0.4% 3.2%
Oregon 1,837,100 5.7% 99,600 8,200 0.4% 5.7%
Pennsylvania 5,891,100 1.4% 79,600 9,900 0.2% 1.4%
Rhode Island 490,900 0.6% 3,100 2,200 0.5% 0.6%
South Carolina 2,053,300 5.3% 104,100 13,400 0.7% 5.3%
South Dakota 436,900 7.0% 28,600 4,600 1.1% 7.0%
Tennessee 2,956,100 5.4% 150,600 3,900 0.1% 5.4%
Texas 12,021,500 14.2% 1,493,000 48,000 0.4% 14.2%
Utah 1,424,900 12.6% 159,700 9,400 0.7% 12.6%
Vermont 318,700 3.3% 10,200 1,500 0.5% 3.3%
Virginia 3,914,300 3.6% 137,300 5,800 0.1% 3.6%
Washington 3,249,900 8.4% 252,200 12,500 0.4% 8.4%
West Virginia 759,800 -0.9% -6,600 -1,400 -0.2% -0.9%
Wisconsin 2,935,100 2.0% 57,500 9,300 0.3% 2.0%
Wyoming 280,200 -4.7% -13,900 -1,900 -0.7% -4.7%

Note: Total nonfarm employment is the total number of jobs, part-time or full-time, in non-farm establishments.

Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics' Current Establishment Survey data

View the underlying data on epi.org.