Which company is the biggest employer in your state?
A recent analysis identified the top employers by state—and if you're looking for a job, you might want to start with this list.
No matter where you live, you’re sure to find countless companies hiring. (If you need proof, a quick job search on Monster will tell you that.) But have you ever wondered which of your proximal companies do the most hiring?
In a recent analysis of data from financial news site 24/7 Wall St. and government management magazine Governing, Olivet Nazarene University identified and mapped the largest employer in each state. The data shows that retailers, universities and health care companies are among the biggest employers in the U.S.
As far as individual hirers go, Wal-Mart dominates the map, as it is the largest employer in 14 states—many of them in the South. The U.S. Military follows closely behind the big box retailer; it provides the most jobs in nine states.
In the Northeast, health care companies dominate the labor market, while the West offers more of a variety, with the companies like Boeing in Washington and MGM Grand in Nevada as the states’ top employers.
Find your state below to see which company provides the most jobs in your state—and then click the link to apply to jobs at the company on Monster.
Largest employers by state:
Alabama - Walmart
Alaska - U.S. Military
Arizona - Walmart
Arkansas - Walmart
California – University of California
Colorado – University of Colorado
Connecticut – Yale New Haven Health System
Delaware – Christiana Care Health System
Florida - Walmart
Georgia - Walmart
Hawaii - U.S. Military
Idaho – St. Luke’s Health System
Illinois - Walmart
Indiana – Indiana University Health
Iowa – University of Iowa
Kansas - U.S. Military
Kentucky - U.S. Military
Louisiana - Walmart
Maine – Hannaford Supermarket
Maryland – University System of Maryland
Massachusetts – Partners Healthcare
Michigan – University of Michigan
Minnesota – Mayo Clinic
Mississippi - Walmart
Missouri - Walmart
Montana - Walmart
Nebraska – University of Nebraska
Nevada – MGM Grand
New Hampshire – Dartmouth Hitchcock
New Jersey – Wakefern Food Corp.
New Mexico – University of New Mexico
New York – State University of New York (SUNY)
North Carolina - U.S. Military
North Dakota – Sanford Health
Ohio - Walmart
Oklahoma - Walmart
Oregon - Intel
Pennsylvania – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Rhode Island - Lifespan
South Carolina - U.S. Military
South Dakota – Avera Health
Tennessee - Walmart
Texas - Walmart
Utah – Intermountain Healthcare
Vermont – University of Vermont Medical Center
Virginia - U.S. Military
Washington - Boeing
West Virginia - U.S. Military
Wisconsin – University of Wisconsin
Wyoming - U.S. Military