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State employment changes, June 2009–June 2010

July 22, 2010

From June 2009 to June 2010, five states experienced statistically significant declines in employment, while five states reported statistically significant employment increases.

Statistically significant over-the-year employment change, by State, seasonally adjusted, June 2009–June 2010
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The largest statistically significant over-the-year employment increases were posted in Texas (+110,200), Indiana (+38,200), North Carolina (+29,800), and Kentucky (+26,500).

The largest statistically significant job losses occurred in California (‑186,100), Georgia (‑56,600), Colorado (‑31,200), and New Mexico (‑17,800).

One state recorded a statistically significant over-the-year increase in employment that was less than 15,000: New Hampshire (+8,900).

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—June 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL 10-0992.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State employment changes, June 2009–June 2010 at (visited May 23, 2024).

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