Employment changes by state, July 2010–July 2011

August 23, 2011

Over the year (July 2010–July 2011), 24 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment, 23 of which were increases. The largest increase occurred in Texas (+269,500), followed by California (+189,600), New York (+106,600), and Ohio (+74,100). The only state with an over-the-year statistically significant decrease was Indiana (−28,300).

Employment changes from July 2010 to July 2011, selected states
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The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment occurred in North Dakota (+5.2 percent), followed by Texas (+2.6 percent), Utah (+2.5 percent), and Oklahoma and Wyoming (+2.2 percent each). The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Indiana (−1.0 percent).

Over the month (June–July 2011), 15 states recorded statistically significant changes in employment. The four states reporting the largest over-the-month statistically significant job gains were New York (+29,400), Texas (+29,300), Michigan (+23,000), and Tennessee (+14,300). Over-the-month statistically significant declines in employment occurred in Illinois (−24,900), Florida (−22,100), Minnesota (−19,800), and Indiana (−10,100).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment – July 2011" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-1231.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment changes by state, July 2010–July 2011 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110823.htm (visited April 23, 2017).


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