State over-the-year employment changes, November 2009
December 28, 2009
From November 2008 to November 2009, 45 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were decreases. The largest statistically significant job losses occurred in California (‑617,600), Florida (‑284,800), Texas (‑271,700), Illinois (‑250,400), Michigan (‑240,200), and New York (‑210,500).
The smallest statistically significant decreases in employment occurred in South Dakota (‑6,800) and Vermont (‑7,800).
The largest over-the-year percentage decreases occurred in Nevada (‑6.1 percent), Wyoming (‑6.0 percent), Michigan (‑5.9 percent), Arizona (‑5.6 percent), and Oregon (‑5.2 percent).
The District of Columbia (+0.5 percent) reported the only over-the-year percentage increase.
These data are from the State and Metropolitan Area Employment, Hours and Earnings program and are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — November 2009" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL 09-1535.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State over-the-year employment changes, November 2009 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/ted_20091228.htm (visited August 04, 2020).
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