State employment changes, July 2009–July 2010

August 26, 2010

From July 2009 to July 2010, five states and the District of Columbia reported statistically significant employment increases, while four States experienced statistically significant declines in employment.

Statistically significant over-the-year employment change by State, seasonally adjusted, July 2009–July 2010
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The largest statistically significant over-the-year employment increases were posted in Texas (+134,600), Indiana (+47,600), Massachusetts (+36,600), and the District of Columbia (+21,300).

Two States recorded statistically significant over-the-year increases in employment that were less than 15,000: New Hampshire (+8,700) and North Dakota (+6,200).

The largest statistically significant job losses occurred in California (‑103,900), New York (‑51,400), and Georgia (‑39,100).

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 — July 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL 10-1144.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, State employment changes, July 2009–July 2010 on the Internet at (visited September 22, 2014).


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