States with statistically significant employment changes, May 2013

June 25, 2013

From April 2013 to May 2013, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 33 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in 17 states. The largest over-the-month increases in employment occurred in Ohio (+32,100), Texas (+19,500), and Michigan (+18,100). The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in Pennsylvania (-9,200), followed by South Carolina (-7,700) and Florida (-6,200).

States with statistically significant over-the-month employment changes, seasonally adjusted, May 2013
StateOver-the-month change (p)

Ohio

32,100

Michigan

18,100

New Jersey

14,300

Wisconsin

10,400

Nebraska

5,900

Kansas

4,800

South Dakota

2,400

Vermont

-2,000

Alaska

-4,200

Arkansas

-5,900

South Carolina

-7,700

Footnotes:
(p) = Preliminary
 

From May 2012 to May 2013, 11 states had statistically significant over-the-month changes in employment, 7 of which were increases. The largest statistically significant job gains occurred in Ohio (+32,100), Michigan (+18,100), and New Jersey (+14,300). The largest statistically significant job decreases occurred in South Carolina (-7,700), Arkansas (-5,900), and Alaska (-4,200).

States with statistically significant over-the-year employment changes, seasonally adjusted, May 2013
StateOver-the-year change (p)

Texas

324,700

California

252,100

Florida

122,500

New York

95,400

New Jersey

74,600

Georgia

69,000

North Carolina

56,300

Washington

52,900

Tennessee

52,500

Colorado

52,400

Arizona

49,900

Massachusetts

49,600

Illinois

49,100

Virginia

48,200

Michigan

47,400

Minnesota

45,800

Indiana

41,400

Maryland

35,600

Utah

34,100

Missouri

30,500

Oregon

25,700

Louisiana

22,200

Mississippi

20,200

Nevada

19,000

Iowa

18,200

Idaho

16,500

North Dakota

13,500

New Hampshire

9,800

Delaware

6,800

Montana

6,500

South Dakota

6,000

Footnotes:
(p) = Preliminary
 

Over the year, 31 states had statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were positive. The largest over-the-year job increase occurred in Texas (+324,700), followed by California (+252,100) and Florida (+122,500).

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 — May 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑13‑1180.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, States with statistically significant employment changes, May 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130625.htm (visited November 27, 2014).

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