November 29, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

State employment and unemployment, October 2011

States with statistically significant employment changes from October 2010 to October 2011
State Employment change (p) Percent change (p)

Arizona

45,000 1.9

California

239,100 1.7

Colorado

32,700 1.5

Florida

93,900 1.3

Georgia

-33,300 -0.9

Illinois

60,500 1.1

Louisiana

44,200 2.3

Massachusetts

50,000 1.6

Michigan

48,900 1.3

Montana

8,300 1.9

Nebraska

18,900 2.0

New York

61,500 0.7

North Dakota

18,500 4.9

Ohio

63,100 1.3

Oklahoma

46,600 3.1

Oregon

24,300 1.5

Pennsylvania

54,500 1.0

Tennessee

24,100 0.9

Texas

231,600 2.2

Utah

31,100 2.6

Vermont

5,100 1.7

Washington

42,300 1.5

Wyoming

4,900 1.7

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, State employment and unemployment, October 2011.

 

Unemployment rates significantly different from that of the United States, selected states, October 2011
State Unemployment rate, October 2011 (p)

Nevada

13.4

California

11.7

District of Columbia

11.0

Michigan

10.6

Mississippi

10.6

South Carolina

10.5

United States

9.0

Wyoming

5.7

Vermont

5.6

New Hampshire

5.3

South Dakota

4.5

Nebraska

4.2

North Dakota

3.5

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, State employment and unemployment, October 2011.