June 21, 2011
Between April and May, 2011, 15 states recorded statistically significant changes in employment.
The four states reporting over-the-month statistically significant job gains were Florida (+28,000), Arizona and Louisiana (+10,100 each), and Wyoming (+2,200).
The largest over-the-month statistically significant declines in employment occurred in California (−29,200), New York (−24,700), Pennsylvania (−14,200), Michigan (−13,400), and Maryland (−13,300).
Over the year, 15 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were increases. The largest increase occurred in Texas (+205,400), followed by California (+87,300), Ohio (+65,900), Illinois (+61,600), and Pennsylvania (+44,300).
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 – May 2011" (HTML) (PDF), new release USDL-11-0892.