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[IWS] BLS: REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- FEBRUARY 2015 [27 March 2015]
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REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- FEBRUARY 2015 [27 March 2015]
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Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in February.
Twenty-six states had unemployment rate decreases from January, 6 states
and the District of Columbia had increases, and 18 states had no change,
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-six states had
unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, four states had increases,
and the District of Columbia had no change. The national jobless rate edged
down to 5.5 percent from January and was 1.2 percentage points lower than
in February 2014.
In February 2015, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 36 states and
the District of Columbia, decreased in 13 states, and was unchanged in Wyoming.
The largest over-the-month increases in employment occurred in California
(+29,400), Georgia (+25,400), and New York (+20,200). The largest over-the-
month decrease in employment occurred in Connecticut (-3,700), followed by
Rhode Island (-2,700) and West Virginia (-2,400). The largest over-the-month
percentage increases in employment occurred in Kansas, South Dakota, and
Utah (+0.7 percent each). The largest over-the-month percentage decline in
employment occurred in Rhode Island (-0.6 percent), followed by Alaska and
West Virginia (-0.3 percent each). Over the year, nonfarm employment increased
in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The largest over-the-year
percentage increase occurred in Utah (+4.2 percent), followed by North
Dakota (+4.0 percent) and Georgia (+3.8 percent).
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