Current State Rankings

The table below is based on the most recent month of nonfarm Current Employment Statistics (CES) state data released by the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The U.S. Rank column indicates state rank among the 50 states for percentage change in employment for 36 industries using growth measures that end in the current month. Users select industries and growth measures 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 current month with the same month in the prior year. The Year to Date measure compares average employment from January to the current month in the current year with the same period in the prior year. The 12 Month Moving Average compares average employment during 12 months ending in the current month with average employment in the 12 months ending in that same month one year ago.

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 September 19, 2023