March 12, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

State unemployment rates and over-the-month employment changes, January 2010

Unemployment rates, January 2010, selected States, seasonally adjusted
State Unemployment rate (in percent) (p)

Highest

 

Michigan

14.3

Nevada

13.0

Rhode Island

12.7

South Carolina

12.6

California

12.5

Lowest

 

North Dakota

4.2

Nebraska

4.6

South Dakota

4.8

Kansas

6.4

Iowa

6.6

Footnotes:
(p) = Preliminary.

These data featured in the TED article, State unemployment rates and over-the-month employment changes, January 2010.

 

Employment changes from December 2009-January 2010, selected States, seasonally adjusted
State Over-the-month change in employment (p)

Largest over-the-month increases

 

California

32,500

Illinois

26,000

New York

25,500

Washington

18,900

Minnesota

15,600

Largest over-the-month decreases

 

Missouri

-12,800

Ohio

-12,800

Kentucky

-11,800

New Jersey

-9,100

Florida

-6,100

Footnotes:
(p) = Preliminary.

These data featured in the TED article, State unemployment rates and over-the-month employment changes, January 2010.

 

 

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