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Over the year, from February 2010 to February 2011, 27 states experienced statistically significant changes in nonfarm payroll employment, all of which were increases. The largest increase occurred in Texas (+254,200), followed by California (+196,400), Pennsylvania (+106,800), Ohio (+77,600), and Illinois (+75,200).
The largest over-the-year percentage increase in nonfarm payroll employment occurred in North Dakota (+4.4 percent), followed by Vermont (+2.8 percent) and Alaska and Texas (+2.5 percent each). The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Kansas (−1.0 percent), followed by New Mexico (−0.8 percent) and Nevada (−0.7 percent).
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are seasonally adjusted. See "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment – February 2011" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-0397, to learn more.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State employment changes, February 2010–February 2011 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110329.htm (visited March 26, 2023).