State nonfarm payroll employment, July 2012
August 21, 2012
In July 2012, nine states recorded statistically significant over-the-month changes in employment, seven of which were increases. The largest statistically significant job gains occurred in California (+25,200), Michigan (+21,800), and Virginia (+21,300). Statistically significant declines in employment occurred in New Jersey (−12,000) and Alaska (−3,400).
From July 2011 to July 2012, 27 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment, 26 of which were increases. The largest increase occurred in California (+365,100), followed by Texas (+222,500), New York (+113,300), and Ohio (+100,300). The only decrease occurred in Rhode Island (−7,300).
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 — July 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-1649.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State nonfarm payroll employment, July 2012 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120821.htm (visited September 29, 2016).
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