Bureau of Labor Statistics

State employment changes, December 2009–December 2010

January 26, 2011

From December 2009 to December 2010, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 42 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in 8 states.

Percentage change in nonfarm payroll employment, selected States, seasonally adjusted, December 2009–December 2010
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The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment was reported in the District of Columbia (+3.2 percent), followed by Texas (+2.3 percent), New Hampshire (+2.1 percent), North Dakota (+1.7 percent), and Massachusetts (+1.5 percent).

The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Nevada (−1.5 percent), followed by New Jersey (−0.8 percent), Missouri (−0.6 percent), and Rhode Island (−0.5 percent).

The largest over-the-month percentage increases in employment were in Idaho (+0.6 percent), Montana and South Carolina (+0.5 percent each), and Alaska (+0.4 percent). The largest over-the-month percentage decreases in employment occurred in Minnesota (−0.8 percent), Alabama and Hawaii (−0.7 percent each), and Delaware and Georgia (−0.5 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 — December 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-0083.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State employment changes, December 2009–December 2010 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110126.htm (visited December 03, 2021).


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