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September 25, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

State employment and unemployment, August 2012

States with statistically significant nonfarm employment changes, seasonally adjusted, July 2012 to August 2012
State Over-the-month change(p)

Texas

38,000

Florida

23,200

Missouri

17,900

Oklahoma

10,400

Oregon

8,800

Hawaii

4,100

Idaho

3,900

Delaware

-2,000

Vermont

-2,400

New Mexico

-5,900

Connecticut

-6,800

Washington

-8,800

District of Columbia

-11,200

Virginia

-12,400

Footnotes:
(p)=preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, State employment and unemployment, August 2012.

Unemployment rates significantly different from that of the United States, selected states, August 2012, seasonally adjusted
State Unemployment rate(p)

United States

8.1

Nevada

12.1

Rhode Island

10.7

California

10.6

New Jersey

9.9

North Carolina

9.7

Vermont

5.3

Oklahoma

5.1

South Dakota

4.5

Nebraska

4.0

North Dakota

3.0

Footnotes:
(p) =preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, State employment and unemployment, August 2012.