In October, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 28 states and the District of Columbia. The largest over-the-month increase in employment occurred in Texas (41,700), followed by Michigan (38,600), California (25,700), North Carolina (12,100), and Pennsylvania (10,600).
Michigan experienced the largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment (1.0 percent), followed by the District of Columbia (0.8 percent), Montana (0.7 percent), and Oklahoma (0.6 percent).
Nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 21 states in October. The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in New York (‑15,300), followed by Florida (‑8,500), Georgia (‑7,500), Virginia (‑7,100), and South Carolina (‑5,800). Wyoming (‑0.9 percent) experienced the largest over-the-month percentage decrease in employment.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — October 2009" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL 09-1405.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State employment changes, October 2009 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/ted_20091125.htm (visited September 24, 2023).