Number of employed persons in the U.S. in 2016, by state (in 1,000)

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StateNumber of employed persons in 1,000
California 18,065
Texas 12,672
Florida 9,359
New York 9,121
Illinois 6,155
Pennsylvania 6,120
Ohio 5,431
Georgia 4,656
North Carolina 4,629
Michigan 4,599
New Jersey 4,300
Virginia 4,070
Massachusetts 3,456
Washington 3,446
Indiana 3,180
Arizona 3,066
Maryland 3,034
Wisconsin 2,991
Tennessee 2,984
Missouri 2,971
Minnesota 2,884
Colorado 2,795
South Carolina 2,187
Alabama 2,039
Louisiana 1,992
Oregon 1,955
Kentucky 1,892
Connecticut 1,796
Oklahoma 1,739
Iowa 1,638
Utah 1,460
Kansas 1,422
Nevada 1,346
Arkansas 1,289
Mississippi 1,206
Nebraska 979
New Mexico 865
Idaho 783
West Virginia 736
New Hampshire 727
Hawaii 665
Maine 664
Rhode Island 523
Montana 505
Delaware 452
South Dakota 440
North Dakota 403
District of Columbia 369
Alaska 337
Vermont 334
Wyoming 286

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This table ranks the 51 states of the United States by their number of employed persons in 2016. In 2016, California had the highest number of employed people in the United States with about 18.07 million.
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February 2017
United States
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16 years and older
Supplementary notes
Data refer to place of residence.

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