Logo Careeronestop
careeronestop
your source for career exploration, training & jobs
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
A proud partner of the american job center network.

Explore Careers
Home > Career InfoNet > State Information > State Profile
America's Career InfoNet
Occupation Information
Occupation Profile
Military to Civilian Occupation Translator
Tools and Technology
Fastest-Growing
Most Openings
Largest Employment
Declining Employment
Highest-Paying
Compare Local Wages
Compare Metro Wages
Compare Employment Trends
Industry/Occupation Trends
Industry Information
State Information
Career Tools
Find It By Topic
Competency Clearinghouse
Credentials
Job Search
Relocation
Financial Aid
Skills Matcher
Business Center
Education & Training
Self-Assessments
Occupation Information
Career Tools
Newsroom
Outreach & Teaching Materials

State Profile: 2017 Labor Force



The following table shows national and state figures for the number of people employed in the Labor Force ranked from largest to smallest.

# State Labor Force
1 California 19,312,000
2 TEXAS 13,538,400
3 Florida 10,100,300
4 New York 9,704,700
5 Illinois 6,492,600
6 Pennsylvania 6,427,400
7 Ohio 5,780,000
8 Georgia 5,061,400
9 North Carolina 4,941,700
10 Michigan 4,883,800
11 New Jersey 4,518,800
12 Virginia 4,307,800
13 Washington 3,724,700
14 Massachusetts 3,657,200
15 Indiana 3,320,400
16 Arizona 3,312,700
17 Maryland 3,219,500
18 Tennessee 3,198,800
19 Wisconsin 3,151,900
20 Minnesota 3,063,600
21 Missouri 3,050,700
22 Colorado 2,992,300
23 South Carolina 2,312,700
24 Alabama 2,168,400
25 Louisiana 2,112,300
26 Oregon 2,104,100
27 Kentucky 2,052,400
28 Connecticut 1,918,600
29 Oklahoma 1,834,300
30 Iowa 1,678,500
31 Utah 1,560,800
32 Kansas 1,478,800
33 Nevada 1,463,000
34 Arkansas 1,354,300
35 Mississippi 1,280,100
36 Puerto Rico 1,102,600
37 Nebraska 1,007,000
38 New Mexico 929,600
39 Idaho 833,500
40 West Virginia 778,800
41 New Hampshire 746,500
42 Maine 700,100
43 Hawaii 685,400
44 Rhode Island 554,700
45 Montana 525,500
46 Delaware 477,300
47 South Dakota 455,200
48 North Dakota 414,400
49 District of Columbia 400,900
50 Alaska 362,800
51 Vermont 344,800
52 Wyoming 293,300

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Information and Analysis


Back


>