Some States are Actually Gaining Jobs!


It's no surprise that 39 states lost jobs last month, but what might provide a glimmer of hope is the fact that employment actually increased in 11 states and the District of Columbia, led by Virginia, which added 9,500 jobs. It's not a lot, but at least it's something.

Oklahoma had the next highest job increase with 5,000, followed by Oregon (+2,900), New Hampshire and Washington (+2,000 each). Hawaii also added jobs, according to the latest numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.