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Employment, Employment Concentration, and Employment Projections are from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) and Employment Projections programs.
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Projected Employment for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in UNITED STATES

National Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2016 2026
United States 478,500 528,600 11% 53,600
State Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2016 2026
California 55,600 61,000 +10% 6,160
New York 44,440 49,870 +12% 5,090
Texas 32,670 38,910 +19% 4,080
Florida 22,710 25,870 +14% 2,660
Illinois 19,960 21,990 +10% 2,230
Pennsylvania 17,590 18,790 +7% 1,870
New Jersey 16,210 18,300 +13% 1,870
Georgia 14,620 16,610 +14% 1,710
Massachusetts 16,150 16,440 +2% 1,600
North Carolina 13,700 15,440 +13% 1,580
Ohio 12,790 15,080 +18% 1,570
Wisconsin 12,580 12,830 +2% 1,250
Colorado 8,680 11,580 +33% 1,240
Washington 10,060 11,790 +17% 1,240
Virginia 9,630 10,410 +8% 1,050
Maryland 9,150 9,870 +8% 980
Michigan 8,250 9,250 +12% 940
Tennessee 8,580 9,360 +9% 940
Arizona 6,450 8,240 +28% 890
Minnesota 6,990 8,030 +15% 830
Oregon 6,760 7,850 +16% 810
Connecticut 6,940 7,180 +4% 710
Oklahoma 5,190 5,780 +11% 590
Indiana 5,370 5,830 +9% 590
Missouri 5,260 5,790 +10% 590
South Carolina 5,010 5,590 +12% 570
Iowa 4,220 4,700 +11% 480
Alabama 3,590 3,860 +7% 390
Arkansas 3,250 3,750 +16% 390
Kentucky 3,170 3,530 +11% 360
Louisiana 3,210 3,420 +6% 340
New Hampshire 3,060 3,320 +9% 330
Kansas 2,440 2,670 +10% 270
Mississippi 2,520 2,640 +5% 260
New Mexico 2,260 2,430 +7% 240
Puerto Rico 2,930 2,660 -9% 240
Delaware 2,220 2,350 +6% 230
West Virginia 2,130 2,260 +6% 220
Utah 1,260 1,750 +39% 190
South Dakota 1,600 1,810 +13% 190
Hawaii 1,680 1,770 +6% 180
Nevada 1,680 1,820 +8% 180
Rhode Island 1,450 1,450 -0% 140
Maine 1,390 1,340 -3% 130
District of Columbia 1,020 1,190 +17% 120
Montana 1,040 1,140 +9% 120
North Dakota 990 1,170 +18% 120
Vermont 1,140 1,160 +1% 110
Idaho 890 970 +9% 100
Nebraska 940 1,020 +9% 100
Wyoming 710 690 -2% 70
Alaska 670 710 +5% 70
Virgin Islands 170 180 +2% 20
American Samoa No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Northern Mariana Islands No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Guam No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available

*Projected Annual Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.