March 21, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

State employment: January 2011 – January 2012

Percentage change in nonfarm employment by state, seasonally adjusted, January 2011–January 2012
State Percent change

Alabama

-0.1

Alaska

-0.3

Arizona

1.3

Arkansas

0.4

California

0.9

Colorado

1.9

Connecticut

0.7

Delaware

0.2

District of Columbia

1.2

Florida

0.7

Georgia

2.1

Hawaii

0.7

Idaho

1.3

Illinois

0.5

Indiana

1.4

Iowa

0.6

Kansas

1.2

Kentucky

1.6

Louisiana

2.2

Maine

0.7

Maryland

1.6

Massachusetts

0.4

Michigan

1.6

Minnesota

1.3

Mississippi

-0.3

Missouri

-0.2

Montana

0.1

Nebraska

0.4

Nevada

0.8

New Hampshire

1.2

New Jersey

1.3

New Mexico

0.8

New York

1.6

North Carolina

1.3

North Dakota

5.7

Ohio

1.2

Oklahoma

1.9

Oregon

0.6

Pennsylvania

0.7

Rhode Island

-0.3

South Carolina

1.5

South Dakota

0.4

Tennessee

2.1

Texas

2.5

Utah

2.5

Vermont

0.9

Virginia

1.1

Washington

1.5

West Virginia

2.4

Wisconsin

-0.5

Wyoming

1.1

These data are featured in the TED article, State employment: January 2011 – January 2012.