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California and Texas reported the largest employment growth in november

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El Centro, California.- Regional and state unemployment rates were generally lower in November. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate decreases and five states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Forty-three states and the District of Columbia registered unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, six states experienced increases, and one state had no change. The national jobless rate, 7.7 percent, edged down from October and was 1.0 percentage point lower than in November 2011.

In November 2012, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 30 states and decreased in 20 states and the District of Columbia. The largest over-the-month increase in employment occurred in North Carolina (+30,600), followed by Florida (+24,500) and Texas (+22,100).

The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in New York (-33,500), followed by Indiana (-9,100) and New Jersey (-8,100).

November data for New Jersey and New York reflect the impact of Hurricane Sandy, as well as underlying economic trends. Louisiana experienced the largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment (+0.9 percent), followed by Hawaii, Nevada, and North Carolina (+0.8 percent each). The District of Columbia experienced the largest over-the-month percentage decline in employment (-0.7 percent), followed by Nebraska and New York (-0.4 percent each). Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 45 states and decreased in 5 states and the District of Columbia. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+4.7 percent).

The largest over -the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in West Virginia (-1.8 percent).

Nonfarm Payroll Employment (Seasonally Adjusted)

In November 2012, thirteen states recorded statistically significant over-the-month increases in employment, and two states and the District of Columbia had decreases. The largest statistically significant job gains occurred in North Carolina (+30,600), Florida (+24,500), and Louisiana (+16,900). The statistically significant job decreases occurred in New York (-33,500), the District of Columbia (-5,000), and Nebraska (-3,500).

Over the year, 29 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment; only West Virginia’s employment decreased (-13,800). The largest over-the-year jobs increase occurred in Texas (+278,800), followed by California (+268,600) and Ohio (+100,400).

California and Arizona dropped its unemployment rate to 7.8 and 9.8 percent in november.

State Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)

Nevada continued to record the highest unemployment rate among the states, 10.8 percent in November, followed by Rhode Island at 10.4 percent. North Dakota again registered the lowest jobless rate, 3.1 percent. In total, 25 states reported jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 7.7 percent, 9 states had measurably higher rates, and 16 states and the District of Columbia had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation.

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