Skip to content
Quick Start for:
Table A2
Ranked State Nonfarm Employment Change
From April 2000 to April 2001*
Employment in April 2001   States Ranked by Number Change   States Ranked by Percent Change
State Employment   Rank State Change   Rank State Change (%)
Alabama 1,928,800   1 California 407,200   1 Nevada 4.9
Alaska 287,300   2 TEXAS 243,800   2 Florida 3.3
Arizona 2,277,000   3 Florida 230,600   3 Colorado 3.1
Arkansas 1,164,800   4 New York 116,800   4 California 2.8
California 14,816,200   5 Georgia 70,500   5 TEXAS 2.6
Colorado 2,269,000   6 Colorado 68,600   6 Hawaii 2.2
Connecticut 1,700,800   7 Virginia 67,200   7 Wyoming 2.0
Delaware 425,300   8 Massachusetts 54,900   8 Utah 1.9
District of Columbia 650,100   9 Nevada 50,300   9 Virginia 1.9
Florida 7,262,900   10 North Carolina 47,500   10 Arizona 1.8
Georgia 4,044,300   11 Pennsylvania 45,400   11 Georgia 1.8
Hawaii 560,300   12 Arizona 40,700   12 Alaska 1.7
Idaho 564,000   13 Washington 36,100   13 New Mexico 1.7
Illinois 6,055,600   14 New Jersey 35,000   14 Massachusetts 1.7
Indiana 2,994,500   15 Tennessee 30,700   15 Maine 1.5
Iowa 1,482,100   16 Maryland 28,600   16 Delaware 1.4
Kansas 1,363,300   17 Louisiana 24,500   17 Montana 1.4
Kentucky 1,836,800   18 South Carolina 23,200   18 New York 1.4
Louisiana 1,951,700   19 Utah 20,700   19 Washington 1.3
Maine 611,900   20 Oklahoma 18,800   20 Kansas 1.3
Maryland 2,473,000   21 Minnesota 18,700   21 Louisiana 1.3
Massachusetts 3,363,000   22 Kentucky 17,400   22 Oklahoma 1.3
Michigan 4,688,700   23 Kansas 17,200   23 South Carolina 1.2
Minnesota 2,689,000   24 Illinois 15,000   24 North Carolina 1.2
Mississippi 1,142,800   25 Ohio 14,600   25 New Hampshire 1.2
Missouri 2,759,100   26 New Mexico 12,500   26 Vermont 1.2
Montana 393,200   27 Hawaii 12,100   27 Maryland 1.2
Nebraska 912,600   28 Michigan 12,000   28 Tennessee 1.1
Nevada 1,068,900   29 Connecticut 10,600   29 Idaho 1.1
New Hampshire 627,900   30 Wisconsin 10,400   30 Rhode Island 1.1
New Jersey 4,025,900   31 Maine 9,300   31 Kentucky 1.0
New Mexico 755,000   32 Missouri 7,800   32 New Jersey 0.9
New York 8,730,100   33 New Hampshire 7,400   33 Pennsylvania 0.8
North Carolina 3,977,800   34 Arkansas 7,400   34 Minnesota 0.7
North Dakota 327,400   35 Iowa 7,200   35 Arkansas 0.6
Ohio 5,652,700   36 Delaware 6,000   36 Connecticut 0.6
Oklahoma 1,499,700   37 Idaho 5,900   37 Nebraska 0.6
Oregon 1,600,300   38 Montana 5,400   38 West Virginia 0.5
Pennsylvania 5,728,300   39 Nebraska 5,100   39 Iowa 0.5
Rhode Island 480,400   40 Rhode Island 5,000   40 Wisconsin 0.4
South Carolina 1,893,000   41 Alaska 4,900   41 District of Columbia 0.3
South Dakota 378,300   42 Wyoming 4,700   42 Missouri 0.3
Tennessee 2,758,900   43 West Virginia 4,000   43 Ohio 0.3
TEXAS 9,630,100   44 Vermont 3,500   44 Michigan 0.3
Utah 1,092,300   45 District of Columbia 2,100   45 Illinois 0.2
Vermont 299,800   46 Oregon 800   46 Oregon 0.1
Virginia 3,560,800   47 North Dakota -900   47 Alabama -0.1
Washington 2,741,100   48 South Dakota -1,700   48 North Dakota -0.3
West Virginia 739,300   49 Alabama -2,200   49 South Dakota -0.4
Wisconsin 2,848,700   50 Mississippi -14,500   50 Indiana -0.5
Wyoming 244,500   51 Indiana -15,500   51 Mississippi -1.3
 
Total U.S.** 132,472,000     Total U.S.** 789,000     Total U.S. 0.6
 
* April 2001 figures are preliminary. Employment estimates are seasonally adjusted.
** Because of differences in methodologies used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the summation of states reported here does not match the reported U.S. total.
SOURCES: Carole Keeton Rylander, Texas Comptroller, and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics