Changes in nonfarm payroll by state, June 2012
July 24, 2012
From June 2011 to June 2012, nonfarm employment increased in 44 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in six states. North Dakota had the largest over-the-year percentage increase at 6.5 percent, followed by Louisiana (+2.8 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Rhode Island (−0.8 percent), followed by Wisconsin (−0.7 percent).
Over the year, 30 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were increases. The largest increase occurred in California (+279,100), followed by Texas (+231,800), New York (+136,900), and Ohio (+100,000).
In June 2012, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 29 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in 21 states. The largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment was in Alaska (+1.0 percent), followed by South Dakota (+0.7 percent) and North Dakota (+0.6 percent). New Mexico, Vermont, and Wisconsin experienced the largest over-the-month percentage declines in employment (−0.5 percent each).
Over the month, 11 states recorded statistically significant changes in employment, 8 of which were increases and 3 of which were decreases. The largest statistically significant job increases occurred in California (+38,300), Ohio (+18,400),and North Carolina (+16,900). The statistically significant job losses occurred in Wisconsin (−13,200), Tennessee (−12,100), and Maryland (−11,000).
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — June 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-1421.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Changes in nonfarm payroll by state, June 2012 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120724.htm (visited November 26, 2014).
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