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[IWS] BLS: REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- FEBRUARY 2015 [27 March 2015]

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Institute for Workplace Studies-----------------Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

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

Cornell University

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New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

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REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- FEBRUARY 2015 [27 March 2015]

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

or

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

[full-text, 21 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 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).

 

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

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