April 02, 2013
In February 2013, 21 states had statistically significant over-the-month changes in employment, 19 of which were increases. The largest statistically significant job gains occurred in Texas (+80,600) and California (+41,200). The two statistically significant employment decreases occurred in Connecticut (-5,700) and Rhode Island (-2,600).
Over the year, 35 states had statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were positive. The largest over-the-year job increase occurred in Texas (+359,800), followed by California (+293,800) and Florida (+128,100).
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to change. To learn more, see “Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — February 2013” (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-0544.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, State employment in February 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130402.htm (visited December 07, 2013).
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