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State employment and unemployment, November 2012

BLS: “From November 2011 to November 2012, 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 decrease occurred in West Virginia (−1.8 percent). Over the year, 29 states experienced statistically significant changes in employment; only West Virginia’s employment decreased (−1.8 percent, or −13,800). Among those states, North Dakota recorded the largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment (+4.7 percent, or +18,800), followed by Utah (+3.1 percent, or +38,200) and Hawaii (+3.0 percent, or +17,700).”

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