Employment up in 49 states over the year ended August 2021

From August 2020 to August 2021, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia, while employment in Wyoming was essentially unchanged.

Change in nonfarm employment by state, August 2020 to August 2021

Change in nonfarm employment by state, August 2020 to August 2021StatePercent changeAugust 2020 employmentAugust 2021 employmentNet change

Alabama

3.1%1,969,9002,030,40060,500

Alaska

4.7290,800304,40013,600

Arizona

5.62,825,9002,983,500157,600

Arkansas

2.61,236,4001,268,80032,400

California

5.515,757,80016,632,100874,300

Colorado

4.52,619,2002,736,600117,400

Connecticut

3.61,549,5001,605,30055,800

Delaware

3.4437,800452,50014,700

District of Columbia

2.1734,000749,70015,700

Florida

4.58,399,5008,777,200377,700

Georgia

4.64,360,1004,559,600199,500

Hawaii

9.4527,100576,40049,300

Idaho

3.8760,200788,80028,600

Illinois

2.95,635,6005,799,300163,700

Indiana

2.32,992,3003,059,80067,500

Iowa

2.51,491,0001,528,40037,400

Kansas

1.71,358,6001,381,10022,500

Kentucky

2.61,834,2001,881,20047,000

Louisiana

2.31,807,3001,849,10041,800

Maine

5.4585,700617,20031,500

Maryland

52,542,8002,669,800127,000

Massachusetts

5.63,318,8003,503,500184,700

Michigan

3.24,043,5004,172,000128,500

Minnesota

3.72,751,6002,852,700101,100

Mississippi

2.51,104,9001,132,50027,600

Missouri

2.72,766,0002,839,40073,400

Montana

2.8468,500481,70013,200

Nebraska

3.2985,9001,017,90032,000

Nevada

8.31,247,1001,350,400103,300

New Hampshire

3.6636,700659,50022,800

New Jersey

5.53,775,2003,981,000205,800

New Mexico

4.2778,900811,50032,600

New York

4.88,548,5008,959,600411,100

North Carolina

3.74,356,3004,517,700161,400

North Dakota

2.5407,200417,50010,300

Ohio

2.25,232,4005,345,900113,500

Oklahoma

1.81,607,7001,636,20028,500

Oregon

3.81,811,4001,879,80068,400

Pennsylvania

3.45,551,9005,743,000191,100

Rhode Island

4.5457,300477,90020,600

South Carolina

3.32,069,3002,137,80068,500

South Dakota

3.1424,800437,80013,000

Tennessee

4.12,973,2003,094,800121,600

Texas

5.612,079,30012,760,300681,000

Utah

5.31,538,9001,620,30081,400

Vermont

6.4281,700299,60017,900

Virginia

2.23,830,7003,913,20082,500

Washington

5.33,245,8003,417,500171,700

West Virginia

3.6665,900690,00024,100

Wisconsin

2.22,813,6002,876,80063,200

Wyoming

1.5268,500272,6004,100

he largest job increases occurred in California (+874,300), Texas (+681,000), and New York (+411,100). The largest percentage increases occurred in Hawaii (+9.4 percent), Nevada (+8.3 percent), and Vermont (+6.4 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 — August 2021.” For more charts and maps related to state employment and unemployment, see the state chart package.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment up in 49 states over the year ended August 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/employment-up-in-49-states-over-the-year-ended-august-2021.htm (visited September 28, 2021).

 

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