The number of jobs in Maryland has dropped, according to stats from the BLS released this week.
Twenty-seven states recorded unemployment rate increases, 11 states and the District of Columbia posted rate decreases, and 12 states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred
in Wisconsin (-13,200), followed by Tennessee (-12,100) and Maryland (-11,000). Alaska experienced the largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment
(+1.0 percent), followed by South Dakota (+0.7 percent) and North Dakota (+0.6
percent). New Mexico, Vermont, and Wisconsin experienced the largest over-the-month percentage declines in employment (-0.5 percent each).
Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 44 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in
6 states. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota
(+6.5 percent), followed by Louisiana (+2.8 percent). The largest over-the-year
percentage decrease in employment occurred in Rhode Island (-0.8 percent),
followed by Wisconsin (-0.7 percent).
Six states had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate increases in June: Alabama and New Jersey (+0.4 percentage point each), Alaska and New York
(+0.3 point each), Wisconsin (+0.2 point), and Pennsylvania (+0.1 point). The District of Columbia reported the only significant rate decrease in June (-0.2 percentage point).
Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia registered unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, while three states experienced increases. The national jobless rate, at 8.2 percent, was unchanged from May but 0.9 percentage point lower than in June 2011.a57