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State employment in February 2013

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).

States with statistically significant nonfarm employment changes, seasonally adjusted, January 2013 to February 2013
StateOver-the-month change(p)

Texas

80,600

California

41,200

Utah

18,300

Virginia

16,900

Ohio

16,100

Minnesota

14,500

Michigan

13,500

New Jersey

12,900

Wisconsin

12,100

Tennessee

11,400

Colorado

10,800

Maryland

10,500

Louisiana

9,100

Oklahoma

7,800

Kentucky

6,800

Oregon

6,800

Mississippi

5,500

Idaho

5,200

Kansas

4,800

Rhode Island

-2,600

Connecticut

-5,700

Footnotes:
(p) =preliminary
 

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.

 

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State employment in February 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130402.htm (visited November 21, 2014).

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