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).
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 http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110823.htm (visited December 18, 2014).
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