Historical Rankings

Updated May 17, 2019

The table below provides historical non-agricultural Current Employment Statistics (CES) state data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for many industries, some back to 1941. Job Growth and Number of Jobs are displayed in thousands. Users select the state, industry, and growth measures from drop down boxes.

Month over Month figures are seasonally adjusted while all other measures are calculated from non-seasonally adjusted data. Year over Year percentage changes and job growth compare the selected month with the same month in the prior year. The Year to Date measure compares average employment from January to the selected month in the selected year with the same period in the prior year. For example, to see historical first half growth for a particular year in an industry in a state, select June as the month. The 12 Month Moving Average compares average employment during 12 months ending in the selected month with average employment in the 12 months ending in that same month one year ago. To find the state annual average growth for an industry for a particular year, select 12 Month Moving average or Year to Date and December for the desired year.

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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics