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

State employment and unemployment, April 2012

Percent change in nonfarm employment for states and the District of Columbia, seasonally adjusted, April 2011–April 2012
State Percent change

North Dakota

7.2

Oklahoma

2.5

Utah

2.4

Louisiana

2.3

Arizona

2.1

District of Columbia

2.1

Texas

2.1

Indiana

1.9

Colorado

1.8

Kentucky

1.8

Hawaii

1.7

Maryland

1.6

Tennessee

1.6

Michigan

1.5

New York

1.5

Washington

1.4

California

1.2

Idaho

1.2

Iowa

1.2

New Jersey

1.0

Massachusetts

0.9

Minnesota

0.9

Ohio

0.9

South Carolina

0.9

Virginia

0.9

North Carolina

0.8

West Virginia

0.8

Wyoming

0.8

Florida

0.7

Nebraska

0.7

Pennsylvania

0.7

South Dakota

0.7

Georgia

0.6

Kansas

0.6

Vermont

0.6

Illinois

0.5

Nevada

0.5

Delaware

0.4

Missouri

0.4

New Mexico

0.3

Alabama

0.2

Oregon

0.2

Alaska

0.1

Maine

0.1

Arkansas

-0.1

Connecticut

-0.1

Mississippi

-0.2

Montana

-0.3

New Hampshire

-0.6

Wisconsin

-0.8

Rhode Island

-0.9

These data are featured in the TED article, State employment and unemployment, April 2012.

 

 

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