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[IWS] BLS: REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- JANUARY 2015 [17 March 2014]

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School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

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REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- JANUARY 2015 [17 March 2014]

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/laus.nr0.htm

or

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/laus.pdf

[full-text, 22 pages]

and

Supplemental Files Table of Contents

http://www.bls.gov/web/laus.supp.toc.htm

 

 

Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in January. Twenty-four states

had unemployment rate decreases from December, 8 states had increases, and 18 states and

the District of Columbia had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported

today. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases

from a year earlier, three states had increases, and two states had no change. The

national jobless rate was little changed from December at 5.7 percent but was 0.9

percentage point lower than in January 2014.

 

In January 2015, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 39 states, decreased in 10

states and the District of Columbia, and was unchanged in North Carolina. The largest

over-the-month increases in employment occurred in California (+67,300), Ohio (+25,100),

and Michigan (+24,200). The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in

Virginia (-10,900), followed by Minnesota (-7,900) and Louisiana (-7,500). The largest

over-the-month percentage increase in employment occurred in Idaho (+1.4 percent),

followed by Hawaii (+0.9 percent) and Utah (+0.7 percent). The largest over-the-month

percentage decline in employment occurred in Maine (-0.6 percent), followed by Louisiana

and New Hampshire (-0.4 percent each). Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in

49 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in Maine (-0.1 percent). The

largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+4.3 percent),

followed by Utah (+4.0 percent) and Florida and Nevada (+3.6 percent each).

 

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   |         Regional, State, and Metropolitan Area Data Series Changes          |

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   |In accordance with standard practices, historical data have been revised in  |

   |tables 1 through 6 of this news release. For detailed information on changes |

   |to the data, see the box notes at the end of the news release.               |

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AND MUCH MORE...including TABLES....

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