May 27, 2010
From March 2010 to April 2010, 18 States had statistically significant increases in employment, while 4 States experienced statistically significant decreases in employment.
The largest statistically significant job gain occurred in Ohio (+37,300), followed by Pennsylvania (+34,000), New York (+32,700), and Texas (+32,500).
The largest statistically significant decreases in employment occurred in Maine (‑6,500), Rhode Island (‑4,400), and New Hampshire (‑4,100).
Over the year, 28 States experienced statistically significant changes in employment. Of these, 27 States experienced decreases and 1 state experienced an increase. The largest statistically significant job losses occurred in California (‑355,500), Florida (‑117,900), Georgia (‑94,000), and Illinois (‑90,300). The only statistically significant job gain occurred in North Dakota (+6,000).
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — April 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL 10-0689.