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[IWS] BLS: REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- JANUARY 2015 [17 March 2014]
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REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- JANUARY 2015 [17 March 2014]
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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).
| Regional, State, and Metropolitan Area Data Series Changes |
|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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