Statistically significant employment changes, August 2011
September 22, 2011
Over the year, 25 states experienced statistically significant changes in nonfarm payroll employment, 24 of which were increases. The largest increase occurred in Texas (+253,200), followed by California (+171,300), New York (+83,400), Ohio (+80,300), and Michigan (+79,800).
The only state with an over-the-year statistically significant decrease in employment was Georgia (−29,500).
The largest over-the-year percentage increase in nonfarm payroll employment occurred in North Dakota (+5.0 percent), followed by Utah and Wyoming (+3.0 percent each).
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro area) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — August 2011" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-1329.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Statistically significant employment changes, August 2011 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110922.htm (visited July 03, 2015).
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