September 21, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Statistically significant employment changes, August 2011

Statistically significant employment changes, selected states, August 2010ľAugust 2011, seasonally adjusted
State Over-the-year change (p)

Texas

253,200

California

171,300

New York

83,400

Ohio

80,300

Michigan

79,800

Pennsylvania

56,600

Massachusetts

48,000

Minnesota

44,300

Oklahoma

42,700

Illinois

42,400

Washington

41,500

Arizona

39,700

Utah

35,200

Louisiana

31,600

Wisconsin

24,700

Oregon

23,200

Kentucky

21,900

Iowa

20,000

North Dakota

18,900

Georgia

-29,500

Footnotes:
(p) Preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Statistically significant employment changes, August 2011.

 

 

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