State employment changes, October 2009–October 2010
November 30, 2010
From October 2009 to October 2010, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 36 States and the District of Columbia and decreased in 14 States.
The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment was reported in the District of Columbia (+2.9 percent), followed by New Hampshire (+2.6 percent), Texas (+1.7 percent), and Minnesota and North Dakota (+1.6 percent each).
The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Nevada (−2.4 percent), followed by New Jersey (−1.0 percent), Montana (0.9 percent), Rhode Island (−0.8 percent), and Missouri (−0.7 percent).
Between September and October, the largest over-the-month percentage increases in employment were in Arkansas (+1.5 percent), New Mexico (+0.8 percent), and Maine and North Dakota (+0.7 percent each); the largest over-the-month percentage decreases in employment occurred in Delaware (−0.7 percent), Nevada (−0.2 percent), and Missouri and Virginia (−0.1 percent).
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 — October 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1628.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State employment changes, October 2009–October 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20101130.htm (visited May 26, 2015).
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