State employment changes, December 2009
January 29, 2010
From December 2008 to December 2009, 44 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were decreases.
The largest statistically significant job losses occurred in California (‑579,400), Texas (‑276,000), Illinois (‑237,300), Florida (‑232,400), and Michigan (‑207,100).
The smallest statistically significant decreases in employment occurred in South Dakota (‑10,900), Delaware (‑12,100), and Montana (‑13,700).
In December, 13 states experienced statistically significant over-the-month changes in employment, all of which were decreases. The largest statistically significant job losses occurred in California (‑38,800), Ohio (‑16,700), and Illinois (‑16,300). The smallest statistically significant decreases in employment occurred in Vermont (‑2,400), South Dakota (‑3,600), and Montana (‑6,400).
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — December 2009" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL 10-0068.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State employment changes, December 2009 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100129.htm (visited June 25, 2016).
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