State employment changes, November 2009–November 2010

December 23, 2010

From November 2009 to November 2010, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 38 states and the District of Columbia.

Percentage change in nonfarm payroll employment, selected States, seasonally adjusted, November 2009–November 2010
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The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment was reported in the District of Columbia (+3.5 percent), followed by New Hampshire (+2.8 percent), Texas (+1.9 percent), and Minnesota (+1.7 percent).

The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Nevada (−2.2 percent), followed by Montana (−1.0 percent) and Missouri and Rhode Island (−0.7 percent each).

From October 2010 to November 2010, the largest percentage increases in employment were in Alaska (+1.6 percent), Oregon (+0.4 percent), and Mississippi and New Jersey (+0.3 percent each). The largest over-the-month percentage decreases in employment occurred in New Mexico (−0.5 percent) and Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming (−0.4 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 — November 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1728.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, State employment changes, November 2009–November 2010 on the Internet at (visited September 18, 2014).


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