State employment changes, September 2009–September 2010
October 26, 2010
From September 2009 to September 2010, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 32 States and the District of Columbia and decreased in 18 States.
The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment was reported in the District of Columbia (+3.3 percent), followed by New Hampshire (+2.8 percent) and Oklahoma (+1.7 percent).
The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Nevada (‑1.8 percent), followed by Maine, New Jersey, and Rhode Island (‑1.1 percent each), and Colorado (‑1.0 percent).
The largest over-the-month percentage increases in employment were in the District of Columbia (+2.3 percent), New Mexico (+0.9 percent) and New Hampshire (+0.8 percent); the largest over-the-month percentage decreases in employment occurred in Utah (‑0.8 percent), and Maine and Massachusetts (‑0.7 percent each).
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 — September 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL–10–1453.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State employment changes, September 2009–September 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20101026.htm (visited October 06, 2015).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.