December 23, 2010
From November 2009 to November 2010, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 38 states and the District of Columbia.
The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment was reported in the District of Columbia (+3.5 percent), followed by New Hampshire (+2.8 percent), Texas (+1.9 percent), and Minnesota (+1.7 percent).
The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Nevada (−2.2 percent), followed by Montana (−1.0 percent) and Missouri and Rhode Island (−0.7 percent each).
From October 2010 to November 2010, the largest percentage increases in employment were in Alaska (+1.6 percent), Oregon (+0.4 percent), and Mississippi and New Jersey (+0.3 percent each). The largest over-the-month percentage decreases in employment occurred in New Mexico (−0.5 percent) and Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming (−0.4 percent each).
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 — November 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1728.