August 26, 2009
Between June and July 2009, 12 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment. Eight states recorded statistically significant over-the-month increases led by New York (+62,100), Michigan (+38,100), and Texas (+37,900).
The largest statistically significant decreases occurred in California (‑35,800), North Carolina (‑26,400), and Florida (‑25,200).
The District of Columbia experienced the largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment: +1.9 percent. Next were Michigan (+1.0 percent) and New York (+0.7 percent).
North Carolina experienced the largest over-the-month percentage decrease in employment (‑0.7 percent), followed by Mississippi (‑0.6 percent).
Over the year, 45 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were decreases. The largest statistically significant job losses occurred in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, North Carolina, and Georgia.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment: July 2009" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL 09-0981.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Payroll employment by State in July on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/ted_20090826.htm (visited September 20, 2014).
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