State employment changes, September 2009–September 2010
October 26, 2010
From September 2009 to September 2010, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 32 States and the District of Columbia and decreased in 18 States.
The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment was reported in the District of Columbia (+3.3 percent), followed by New Hampshire (+2.8 percent) and Oklahoma (+1.7 percent).
The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Nevada (‑1.8 percent), followed by Maine, New Jersey, and Rhode Island (‑1.1 percent each), and Colorado (‑1.0 percent).
The largest over-the-month percentage increases in employment were in the District of Columbia (+2.3 percent), New Mexico (+0.9 percent) and New Hampshire (+0.8 percent); the largest over-the-month percentage decreases in employment occurred in Utah (‑0.8 percent), and Maine and Massachusetts (‑0.7 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 — September 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL–10–1453.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State employment changes, September 2009–September 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20101026.htm (visited May 27, 2016).
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