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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 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in UNITED STATES

National Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2016 2026
United States 724,500 813,400 12% 62,700
State Employment Percent
Change
Projected
Annual
Job
Openings*
2016 2026
Texas 71,430 85,030 +19% 6,840
California 69,400 81,200 +17% 6,450
New York 51,490 60,950 +18% 4,880
Florida 45,760 54,500 +19% 4,380
Ohio 40,250 44,060 +10% 3,330
Pennsylvania 38,740 42,320 +9% 3,200
Tennessee 23,900 28,150 +18% 2,250
Georgia 26,370 29,340 +11% 2,250
Virginia 21,670 25,460 +18% 2,030
Illinois 22,500 22,950 +2% 1,640
Louisiana 21,050 21,690 +3% 1,560
New Jersey 17,720 19,930 +12% 1,540
Minnesota 17,800 19,980 +12% 1,540
Michigan 16,840 18,600 +11% 1,420
Indiana 16,250 18,250 +12% 1,410
North Carolina 18,110 19,020 +5% 1,390
Massachusetts 16,800 18,210 +8% 1,370
Missouri 16,400 17,680 +8% 1,320
Arkansas 12,650 14,370 +14% 1,120
Maryland 12,020 13,870 +15% 1,090
Alabama 13,370 14,350 +7% 1,070
Oklahoma 12,600 13,080 +4% 950
Kentucky 10,560 11,360 +8% 850
South Carolina 9,580 10,720 +12% 820
Arizona 6,560 8,670 +32% 740
Mississippi 9,130 9,390 +3% 670
Washington 7,570 8,490 +12% 660
Connecticut 8,020 8,320 +4% 600
Wisconsin 8,540 8,540 +0% 600
Iowa 7,220 7,830 +9% 590
Kansas 7,520 7,470 -1% 520
West Virginia 6,130 6,570 +7% 490
Nebraska 5,300 6,090 +15% 480
Colorado 5,150 6,300 +22% 450
Puerto Rico 4,500 4,160 -8% 270
Idaho 2,710 3,080 +14% 240
Oregon 2,810 3,090 +10% 230
North Dakota 2,710 2,980 +10% 230
Montana 2,710 2,970 +10% 220
Nevada 2,360 2,690 +14% 210
Utah 1,980 2,380 +20% 190
New Hampshire 2,310 2,540 +10% 190
Delaware 2,170 2,390 +10% 180
New Mexico 2,190 2,380 +9% 180
District of Columbia 1,820 2,090 +14% 160
South Dakota 1,850 1,890 +2% 140
Hawaii 1,330 1,490 +12% 120
Vermont 1,380 1,420 +3% 100
Maine 1,280 1,290 +1% 90
Rhode Island 1,050 1,060 +1% 80
Wyoming 680 710 +4% 50
Alaska 510 600 +19% 50
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
American Samoa No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
Virgin Islands 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.