(BLS)Bureau_of_Labor Statics_(BLS)_Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release‏

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release‏

REGIONAL AND STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT —MAY 2013
Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in May. Twenty-five states had
unemployment rate decreases, 17 states had increases, and 8 states and the District of Columbia
had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-one states and the District
of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, four states had increases, and five
states had no change. The national jobless rate was essentially unchanged from April at 7.6 percent
but was 0.6 percentage point lower than in May 2012.
In May 2013, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 33 states and the District of Columbia and
decreased in 17 states. The largest over-the-month increases in employment occurred in Ohio (+32,100),
Texas (+19,500), and Michigan (+18,100). The largest over-the-month decrease in employment
occurred in Pennsylvania (-9,200), followed by South Carolina (-7,700) and Florida (-6,200). Nebraska,
Ohio, and South Dakota had the largest over-the-month percentage increases in employment (+0.6
percent each). Alaska (-1.3 percent) and Vermont (-0.7 percent) had the largest over-the-month
percentage declines in employment. Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 48 states and the
District of Columbia and decreased in 2 states. The largest over-the-year percentage increases occurred
in North Dakota (+3.2 percent) and Texas (+3.0 percent). The two over-the-year percentage decreases in
employment occurred in Alaska (-1.3 percent) and Wyoming (-0.6 percent).

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