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State-by-State Job Impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2018

2 min readBy: Nicole Kaeding, Kyle Pomerleau

Today, we’ve released updated state-by-state analysis of the TaxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. Cuts and Jobs Act. Our Taxes and Growth model estimates that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will create 215,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs in 2018.

As we’ve written previously, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a pro-growth tax reform, which will increase long-run GDP, raise wages, and create jobs. While tax changes can take years to materialize, we do expect to see an increase in jobs within the first year.

The table below illustrates the state-by-state impact of the new tax law. You can also use our new interactive map tool to better visualize the updated data here.

State-by-State Job Impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2018
State Estimated Full-Time Equivalent Jobs Added

Note: Our original analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act estimated an increase of 339,000 jobs in the long run from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Those results were after many of the provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act expired, such as the reduction in individual income tax rates.

United States 215,000
Alabama 2,941
Alaska 476
Arizona 4,098
Arkansas 1,800
California 24,701
Colorado 3,936
Connecticut 2,444
Delaware 666
District of Columbia 1,154
Florida 12,642
Georgia 6,526
Hawaii 959
Idaho 1,063
Illinois 8,830
Indiana 4,529
Iowa 2,293
Kansas 2,052
Kentucky 2,793
Louisiana 2,879
Maine 911
Maryland 3,952
Massachusetts 5,279
Michigan 6,396
Minnesota 4,271
Mississippi 1,683
Missouri 4,184
Montana 687
Nebraska 1,489
Nevada 1,986
New Hampshire 991
New Jersey 6,041
New Mexico 1,217
New York 13,897
North Carolina 6,507
North Dakota 622
Ohio 8,092
Oklahoma 433
Oregon 2,763
Pennsylvania 8,693
Rhode Island 723
South Carolina 3,068
South Dakota 637
Tennessee 4,419
Texas 18,128
Utah 2,187
Vermont 455
Virginia 5,782
Washington 4,931
West Virginia 1,099
Wisconsin 4,284
Wyoming 413