Friday, December 19, 2008

+259,000 Jobs Added in Six States Since Nov. '07

Here's one bright spot in today's State Employment Summary:

Wyoming recorded the largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment(+2.8%, +8,200 jobs), followed by Texas (+2.1%, +221,000 jobs), North Dakota (+1.4%, +4,900 jobs), and Oklahoma (+1.1%, +17,200 jobs), South Dakota (+1.1%, +4,300 jobs) and Alaska (+1.1%, +3,400 jobs), see chart above (click to enlarge).

Together, those six states have added 259,000 jobs in the last year (Nov. 2007 to Nov. 2008). One feature those states have in common is that they are all "Right to Work" states, except for Alaska which is a "Forced Unionism" state.

5 Comments:

At 12/19/2008 11:06 AM, Anonymous Vic said...

Those look to me like oil states. I wonder if those numbers reflect the boomlet from the oil price spike.

 
At 12/19/2008 3:02 PM, Blogger Kyle said...

It also may reflect the increase of natural gas drilling in shale formations.

 
At 12/19/2008 9:28 PM, Anonymous Ralph Short said...

It also may reflect that all of the states are free states unencumbered by large government with it's unquenchable thirst for new revenues.

 
At 12/20/2008 1:15 PM, Blogger @sethstorm said...

It's easy to add jobs in the middle of nowhere..

 
At 12/27/2008 11:17 AM, Blogger Tzugidan said...

Now that's great news, I don't care how it happened...thanks for reporting it...

 

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