Regional and State Employment – November 2011
Regional and state unemployment rates were generally lower in November. Forty-three states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate decreases, three states posted rate increases, and four states had no rate change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
In November, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 29 states and the District of Columbia, decreased in 19 states, and was unchanged in 2 states. The largest over-the-month increases in employment occurred in New York (+29,500) and Texas (+20,800).
Over the year, 25 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were increases. The largest increase occurred in California (+233,100), followed by Texas (+226,000), Florida (+98,100), New York (+83,600) and Ohio (+75,600).