March 31, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

State employment changes, February 2010

Nonfarm payroll employment changes, selected States, January 2010 to February 2010, seasonally adjusted
State Over-the-month change in employment

Largest over-the-month decreases

 

Virginia

-32,600

California

-20,400

Pennsylvania

-16,000

Michigan

-16,000

Maryland

-13,800

Texas

-13,000

Largest over-the-month increases

 

Florida

26,300

New York

5,800

Alabama

5,600

Wisconsin

5,200

Nevada

5,100

South Carolina

5,000

These data featured in the TED article, State employment changes, February 2010.

 

 

 

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