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Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 48 states and DC from May 2021 to May 2022

June 28, 2022

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 48 states and the District of Columbia and was essentially unchanged in 2 states from May 2021 to May 2022.

Change in nonfarm employment by state, May 2021 to May 2022
State Percent change Net change Total employment, May 2022

Alabama

2.2% 45,300 2,079,600

Alaska

2.4 7,300 312,600

Arizona

3.7 108,300 3,047,500

Arkansas

2.6 32,600 1,307,500

California

5.2 869,300 17,498,100

Colorado

4.6 124,600 2,855,400

Connecticut

2.6 42,200 1,648,500

Delaware

2.1 9,600 457,400

District of Columbia

4.4 32,100 766,900

Florida

5.3 468,100 9,299,100

Georgia

5.4 244,100 4,782,400

Hawaii

3.8 21,800 603,100

Idaho

2.8 22,400 813,300

Illinois

4.3 249,700 6,012,500

Indiana

3.8 117,100 3,181,700

Iowa

2.3 34,900 1,565,000

Kansas

1.3 18,400 1,392,800

Kentucky

2.5 48,100 1,937,200

Louisiana

2.2 40,600 1,910,400

Maine

2.5 15,300 635,100

Maryland

3.0 78,500 2,713,400

Massachusetts

5.1 176,600 3,665,900

Michigan

3.6 151,400 4,311,500

Minnesota

2.6 73,500 2,913,800

Mississippi

2.6 29,100 1,158,300

Missouri

2.5 71,800 2,897,300

Montana

3.2 15,800 504,800

Nebraska

2.2 22,200 1,026,200

Nevada

7.1 96,300 1,446,600

New Hampshire

3.1 20,600 681,000

New Jersey

5.2 206,300 4,199,100

New Mexico

4.9 39,100 845,200

New York

5.1 460,000 9,430,300

North Carolina

3.6 165,300 4,728,200

North Dakota

2.1 8,700 423,600

Ohio

2.3 121,400 5,479,500

Oklahoma

2.5 40,200 1,680,000

Oregon

4.6 86,300 1,948,000

Pennsylvania

3.5 201,600 5,925,500

Rhode Island

3.8 18,000 496,800

South Carolina

3.4 72,200 2,211,100

South Dakota

2.3 9,900 448,800

Tennessee

4.4 135,000 3,215,700

Texas

6.1 762,400 13,357,100

Utah

3.4 55,400 1,661,900

Vermont

2.0 5,900 299,700

Virginia

3.2 125,000 4,044,400

Washington

4.7 158,100 3,491,200

West Virginia

3.9 26,500 710,400

Wisconsin

1.9 54,500 2,933,400

Wyoming

1.9 5,400 282,800

The largest percentage increases occurred in Nevada (7.1 percent), Texas (6.1 percent), and Georgia (5.4 percent). The largest job increases occurred in California (869,300), Texas (762,400), and Florida (468,100).

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 — May 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 DC from May 2021 to May 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-in-48-states-and-dc-from-may-2021-to-may-2022.htm (visited December 08, 2022).