Job Growth by Industry

The table below is based on the most recent nonfarm Current Employment Statistics (CES) data for 36 industries from the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The U.S. Rank column indicates rank for percentage change in employment for a selected state or MSA over a selected time period using selected growth measures. State rankings are for the 50 states and MSA rankings are for some 400 Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Users select states/MSAs, growth measures, and time periods from drop down boxes. Job growth and number of jobs are in thousands for the time period selected.

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 that same month in the prior year. The Year to Date measure compares average employment from January through the selected month with the same period in the prior year.For example, to see first half growth for an industry in a state, select June as the month.

The 12 Month Moving Average compares industry average employment during 12 months ending in the selected month with average employment in the 12 months ending in that same month one year before.

To find the annual average growth by industry for a particular year, select 12 Month Moving Average or Year to Date and December for the desired year. Employment figures for the current month may be revised in the next two months and again in the annual BLS benchmarking of CES data early in the following year.

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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Updated May 19, 2024