From January 2017 to January 2018, 21 states added nonfarm payroll jobs and 29 states and the District were essentially unchanged. The largest job gains occurred in California (+400,100), Texas (+240,500), and Florida (+150,900). The largest percentage gain occurred in Utah (+3.1 percent), followed by Idaho, Nevada, and Washington (+2.8 percent each).
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "State Employment and Unemployment — January 2018" (HTML) (PDF). For more charts and tables related to state employment and unemployment, see the state chart package.