Recovery of lost jobs by states, at a glance

How states have fared in recovering jobs lost to the Great Recession

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States in May finally recovered all the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But 32 states still don't have as many jobs as they did when the recession officially began in December 2007. The rankings from best to worst:

Place Jobs in December 2007 Jobs in May 2014 Percentage change North Dakota 362,000 462,000 27.6 percent Texas 10.53 million 11.53 million 9.5 percent Washington D.C. 700,100 749,300 7.0 percent Alaska 318,000 339,900 6.9 percent Utah 1.27 million 1.33 million 4.7 percent Colorado 2.35 million 2.44 million 4.0 percent Oklahoma 1.61 million 1.66 million 3.2 percent West Virginia 760,000 783,100 3.0 percent Massachusetts 3.31 million 3.40 million 2.8 percent New York 8.77 million 9.01 million 2.7 percent South Dakota 408,300 419,000 2.6 percent Nebraska 968,200 986,700 1.9 percent Louisiana 1.94 million 1.97 million 1.7 percent Minnesota 2.77 million 2.82 million 1.6 percent Washington 3 million 3.04 million 1.6 percent Iowa 1.52 million 1.55 million 1.6 percent Montana 446,500 453,300 1.5 percent Maryland 2.61 million 2.62 million 0.2 percent California 15.42 million 15.45 million 0.2 percent United States 138.35 million 138.46 million 0.1 percent Kansas 1.39 million 1.38 million -0.2 percent Vermont 308,500 307,900 -0.2 percent Tennessee 2.81 million 2.80 million -0.2 percent New Hampshire 650,500 648,500 -0.3 percent Pennsylvania 5.81 million 5.80 million -0.3 percent Virginia 3.78 million 3.77 million -0.4 percent Wyoming 294,100 292,800 -0.4 percent Indiana 3 million 2.97 million -0.6 percent Hawaii 628,000 623,900 -0.7 percent South Carolina 1.95 million 1.93 million -0.8 percent Wisconsin 2.88 million 2.86 million -0.8 percent Delaware 440,800 436,600 -1.0 percent Oregon 1.74 million 1.72 million -1.0 percent Kentucky 1.87 million 1.85 million -1.0 percent North Carolina 4.17 million 4.12 million -1.1 percent Missouri 2.8 million 2.77 million -1.3 percent Arkansas 1.21 million 1.19 million -1.5 percent Georgia 4.17 million 4.1 million -1.6 percent Maine 620,700 610,300 -1.7 percent Idaho 656,500 644,100 -1.9 percent Rhode Island 487,800 477,600 -2.1 percent Florida 7.93 million 7.76 million -2.1 percent Ohio 5.42 million 5.3 million -2.2 percent Connecticut 1.71 million 1.67 million -2.3 percent Michigan 4.25 million 4.12 million -2.8 percent Illinois 6 million 5.8 million -3.1 percent Mississippi 1.16 million 1.12 million -3.2 percent New Jersey 4.08 million 3.93 million -3.6 percent New Mexico 849,100 812,800 -4.3 percent Alabama 2.01 million 1.91 million -5.0 percent Arizona 2.68 million 2.54 million -5.2 percent Nevada 1.29 million 1.22 million -6.0 percent

Source: U.S. Labor Department.

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