April 21, 2010
In March, Maryland experienced the largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment (+1.4 percent), followed by the District of Columbia (+1.1 percent) and Arkansas and Delaware (+0.9 percent each).
Nevada and Vermont experienced the largest over-the-month percentage decrease in employment (‑0.6 percent each) in March, followed by New Hampshire and New Mexico (‑0.3 percent each).
Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 33 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in 17 states. The largest over-the-month increase in employment occurred in Maryland (+35,800).
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. See "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — March 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-0469, for more information.