March 11, 2011
In January, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 35 States and the District of Columbia; employment decreased in 15 States. The largest over-the-month increase in employment occurred in Texas (+44,100), followed by Michigan (+39,700), Ohio (+31,900), Illinois (+24,500), and California (+22,600).
The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in Georgia (−15,300), followed by New Jersey (−13,000), Florida (−12,900), South Carolina (−8,500), and Maryland (−7,100).
Over the year (January 2010 to January 2011), 24 States experienced statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were increases. The largest increase occurred in Texas (+253,900), followed by California (+89,400), Pennsylvania (+70,300), Michigan (+68,500), and Illinois (+64,200).
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 – January 2011" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-0305.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, State employment changes, January 2011 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110311.htm (visited August 31, 2014).
This edition of Spotlight on Statistics examines labor productivity trends from 2000 through 2010 for selected industries and sectors within the nonfarm business sector of the U.S. economy. Read more »