State employment changes, January 2011
March 11, 2011
In January, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 35 States and the District of Columbia; employment decreased in 15 States. The largest over-the-month increase in employment occurred in Texas (+44,100), followed by Michigan (+39,700), Ohio (+31,900), Illinois (+24,500), and California (+22,600).
The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in Georgia (−15,300), followed by New Jersey (−13,000), Florida (−12,900), South Carolina (−8,500), and Maryland (−7,100).
Over the year (January 2010 to January 2011), 24 States experienced statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were increases. The largest increase occurred in Texas (+253,900), followed by California (+89,400), Pennsylvania (+70,300), Michigan (+68,500), and Illinois (+64,200).
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 – January 2011" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-0305.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State employment changes, January 2011 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110311.htm (visited March 03, 2015).
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