State employment changes, April 2011
May 25, 2011
In April, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 42 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in 8 states. The largest over-the-month increase in employment occurred in New York (+45,700), followed by Texas (+32,900), Pennsylvania (+23,700), Massachusetts (+19,500), and Florida (+14,900).
The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in Michigan (−10,200), followed by Minnesota (−5,200), South Carolina (−3,800), Indiana (−2,500), and Vermont (−2,200).
Over the year (April 2010 to April 2011), 23 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were increases. Among these states, the largest over-the-year increase occurred in Texas (+254,400), followed by California (+144,200), Pennsylvania (+80,000), Ohio (+67,000), and Illinois (+66,600).
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 – April 2011" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-0725.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State employment changes, April 2011 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110525.htm (visited March 26, 2015).
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