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State employment changes, January 2011

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).

Nonfarm payroll employment changes, selected States, December 2010 to January 2011, seasonally adjusted
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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 (visited September 24, 2014).


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