Friday, October 19, 2007

Indiana lost 12,300 jobs last month

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers for September 2007 came out this morning. Indiana lost the most jobs of any state:

In September, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 26 states and the District of Columbia, decreased in 23 states, and was unchanged in one state (Delaware). The largest over-the-month increases in the levels of employment occurred in Texas (+23,100), California (+9,300), New York (+8,400), North Carolina (+5,700), and Georgia (+5,500). Wyoming reported the largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment (+0.7 percent), followed by Hawaii (+0.6
percent), West Virginia (+0.4 percent),and the District of Columbia and Iowa (+0.3 percent each). The largest over-the- month decreases in employment were recorded in Indiana (-12,300), Michigan (-10,600), Kansas (-6,500), Minnesota (-6,300), and Maryland (-4,400). New Hampshire experienced the largest over-the-month percentage decrease in employment (-0.6 percent), followed by Kansas (-0.5 percent), Indiana (-0.4 percent), and Nebraska (-0.3 percent).

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