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Recovery of lost jobs by states, at a glance

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WASHINGTON (AP) —

The United States in May finally recovered all the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But 32 states still don’t have as many jobs as they did when the recession officially began in December 2007. The rankings from best to worst:
Place Jobs in December 2007 Jobs in May 2014 Percentage change
North Dakota 362,000 462,000 27.6 percent
Texas 10.53 million 11.53 million 9.5 percent
Washington D.C. 700,100 749,300 7.0 percent
Alaska 318,000 339,900 6.9 percent
Utah 1.27 million 1.33 million 4.7 percent
Colorado 2.35 million 2.44 million 4.0 percent
Oklahoma 1.61 million 1.66 million 3.2 percent
West Virginia 760,000 783,100 3.0 percent
Massachusetts 3.31 million 3.40 million 2.8 percent
New York 8.77 million 9.01 million 2.7 percent
South Dakota 408,300 419,000 2.6 percent
Nebraska 968,200 986,700 1.9 percent
Louisiana 1.94 million 1.97 million 1.7 percent
Minnesota 2.77 million 2.82 million 1.6 percent
Washington 3 million 3.04 million 1.6 percent
Iowa 1.52 million 1.55 million 1.6 percent
Montana 446,500 453,300 1.5 percent
Maryland 2.61 million 2.62 million 0.2 percent
California 15.42 million 15.45 million 0.2 percent
United States 138.35 million 138.46 million 0.1 percent
Kansas 1.39 million 1.38 million -0.2 percent
Vermont 308,500 307,900 -0.2 percent
Tennessee 2.81 million 2.80 million -0.2 percent
New Hampshire 650,500 648,500 -0.3 percent
Pennsylvania 5.81 million 5.80 million -0.3 percent
Virginia 3.78 million 3.77 million -0.4 percent
Wyoming 294,100 292,800 -0.4 percent
Indiana 3 million 2.97 million -0.6 percent
Hawaii 628,000 623,900 -0.7 percent
South Carolina 1.95 million 1.93 million -0.8 percent
Wisconsin 2.88 million 2.86 million -0.8 percent
Delaware 440,800 436,600 -1.0 percent
Oregon 1.74 million 1.72 million -1.0 percent
Kentucky 1.87 million 1.85 million -1.0 percent
North Carolina 4.17 million 4.12 million -1.1 percent
Missouri 2.8 million 2.77 million -1.3 percent
Arkansas 1.21 million 1.19 million -1.5 percent
Georgia 4.17 million 4.1 million -1.6 percent
Maine 620,700 610,300 -1.7 percent
Idaho 656,500 644,100 -1.9 percent
Rhode Island 487,800 477,600 -2.1 percent
Florida 7.93 million 7.76 million -2.1 percent
Ohio 5.42 million 5.3 million -2.2 percent
Connecticut 1.71 million 1.67 million -2.3 percent
Michigan 4.25 million 4.12 million -2.8 percent
Illinois 6 million 5.8 million -3.1 percent
Mississippi 1.16 million 1.12 million -3.2 percent
New Jersey 4.08 million 3.93 million -3.6 percent
New Mexico 849,100 812,800 -4.3 percent
Alabama 2.01 million 1.91 million -5.0 percent
Arizona 2.68 million 2.54 million -5.2 percent
Nevada 1.29 million 1.22 million -6.0 percent
Source: U.S. Labor Department.

Recovery of lost jobs by states, at a glance

KDWN

WASHINGTON (AP) —

The United States in May finally recovered all the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But 32 states still don’t have as many jobs as they did when the recession officially began in December 2007. The rankings from best to worst:
Place Jobs in December 2007 Jobs in May 2014 Percentage change
North Dakota 362,000 462,000 27.6 percent
Texas 10.53 million 11.53 million 9.5 percent
Washington D.C. 700,100 749,300 7.0 percent
Alaska 318,000 339,900 6.9 percent
Utah 1.27 million 1.33 million 4.7 percent
Colorado 2.35 million 2.44 million 4.0 percent
Oklahoma 1.61 million 1.66 million 3.2 percent
West Virginia 760,000 783,100 3.0 percent
Massachusetts 3.31 million 3.40 million 2.8 percent
New York 8.77 million 9.01 million 2.7 percent
South Dakota 408,300 419,000 2.6 percent
Nebraska 968,200 986,700 1.9 percent
Louisiana 1.94 million 1.97 million 1.7 percent
Minnesota 2.77 million 2.82 million 1.6 percent
Washington 3 million 3.04 million 1.6 percent
Iowa 1.52 million 1.55 million 1.6 percent
Montana 446,500 453,300 1.5 percent
Maryland 2.61 million 2.62 million 0.2 percent
California 15.42 million 15.45 million 0.2 percent
United States 138.35 million 138.46 million 0.1 percent
Kansas 1.39 million 1.38 million -0.2 percent
Vermont 308,500 307,900 -0.2 percent
Tennessee 2.81 million 2.80 million -0.2 percent
New Hampshire 650,500 648,500 -0.3 percent
Pennsylvania 5.81 million 5.80 million -0.3 percent
Virginia 3.78 million 3.77 million -0.4 percent
Wyoming 294,100 292,800 -0.4 percent
Indiana 3 million 2.97 million -0.6 percent
Hawaii 628,000 623,900 -0.7 percent
South Carolina 1.95 million 1.93 million -0.8 percent
Wisconsin 2.88 million 2.86 million -0.8 percent
Delaware 440,800 436,600 -1.0 percent
Oregon 1.74 million 1.72 million -1.0 percent
Kentucky 1.87 million 1.85 million -1.0 percent
North Carolina 4.17 million 4.12 million -1.1 percent
Missouri 2.8 million 2.77 million -1.3 percent
Arkansas 1.21 million 1.19 million -1.5 percent
Georgia 4.17 million 4.1 million -1.6 percent
Maine 620,700 610,300 -1.7 percent
Idaho 656,500 644,100 -1.9 percent
Rhode Island 487,800 477,600 -2.1 percent
Florida 7.93 million 7.76 million -2.1 percent
Ohio 5.42 million 5.3 million -2.2 percent
Connecticut 1.71 million 1.67 million -2.3 percent
Michigan 4.25 million 4.12 million -2.8 percent
Illinois 6 million 5.8 million -3.1 percent
Mississippi 1.16 million 1.12 million -3.2 percent
New Jersey 4.08 million 3.93 million -3.6 percent
New Mexico 849,100 812,800 -4.3 percent
Alabama 2.01 million 1.91 million -5.0 percent
Arizona 2.68 million 2.54 million -5.2 percent
Nevada 1.29 million 1.22 million -6.0 percent
Source: U.S. Labor Department.

Recovery of lost jobs by states, at a glance

KDWN

WASHINGTON (AP) —

The United States in May finally recovered all the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But 32 states still don’t have as many jobs as they did when the recession officially began in December 2007. The rankings from best to worst:
Place Jobs in December 2007 Jobs in May 2014 Percentage change
North Dakota 362,000 462,000 27.6 percent
Texas 10.53 million 11.53 million 9.5 percent
Washington D.C. 700,100 749,300 7.0 percent
Alaska 318,000 339,900 6.9 percent
Utah 1.27 million 1.33 million 4.7 percent
Colorado 2.35 million 2.44 million 4.0 percent
Oklahoma 1.61 million 1.66 million 3.2 percent
West Virginia 760,000 783,100 3.0 percent
Massachusetts 3.31 million 3.40 million 2.8 percent
New York 8.77 million 9.01 million 2.7 percent
South Dakota 408,300 419,000 2.6 percent
Nebraska 968,200 986,700 1.9 percent
Louisiana 1.94 million 1.97 million 1.7 percent
Minnesota 2.77 million 2.82 million 1.6 percent
Washington 3 million 3.04 million 1.6 percent
Iowa 1.52 million 1.55 million 1.6 percent
Montana 446,500 453,300 1.5 percent
Maryland 2.61 million 2.62 million 0.2 percent
California 15.42 million 15.45 million 0.2 percent
United States 138.35 million 138.46 million 0.1 percent
Kansas 1.39 million 1.38 million -0.2 percent
Vermont 308,500 307,900 -0.2 percent
Tennessee 2.81 million 2.80 million -0.2 percent
New Hampshire 650,500 648,500 -0.3 percent
Pennsylvania 5.81 million 5.80 million -0.3 percent
Virginia 3.78 million 3.77 million -0.4 percent
Wyoming 294,100 292,800 -0.4 percent
Indiana 3 million 2.97 million -0.6 percent
Hawaii 628,000 623,900 -0.7 percent
South Carolina 1.95 million 1.93 million -0.8 percent
Wisconsin 2.88 million 2.86 million -0.8 percent
Delaware 440,800 436,600 -1.0 percent
Oregon 1.74 million 1.72 million -1.0 percent
Kentucky 1.87 million 1.85 million -1.0 percent
North Carolina 4.17 million 4.12 million -1.1 percent
Missouri 2.8 million 2.77 million -1.3 percent
Arkansas 1.21 million 1.19 million -1.5 percent
Georgia 4.17 million 4.1 million -1.6 percent
Maine 620,700 610,300 -1.7 percent
Idaho 656,500 644,100 -1.9 percent
Rhode Island 487,800 477,600 -2.1 percent
Florida 7.93 million 7.76 million -2.1 percent
Ohio 5.42 million 5.3 million -2.2 percent
Connecticut 1.71 million 1.67 million -2.3 percent
Michigan 4.25 million 4.12 million -2.8 percent
Illinois 6 million 5.8 million -3.1 percent
Mississippi 1.16 million 1.12 million -3.2 percent
New Jersey 4.08 million 3.93 million -3.6 percent
New Mexico 849,100 812,800 -4.3 percent
Alabama 2.01 million 1.91 million -5.0 percent
Arizona 2.68 million 2.54 million -5.2 percent
Nevada 1.29 million 1.22 million -6.0 percent
Source: U.S. Labor Department.

Recovery of lost jobs by states, at a glance

KDWN

WASHINGTON (AP) —

The United States in May finally recovered all the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But 32 states still don’t have as many jobs as they did when the recession officially began in December 2007. The rankings from best to worst:
Place Jobs in December 2007 Jobs in May 2014 Percentage change
North Dakota 362,000 462,000 27.6 percent
Texas 10.53 million 11.53 million 9.5 percent
Washington D.C. 700,100 749,300 7.0 percent
Alaska 318,000 339,900 6.9 percent
Utah 1.27 million 1.33 million 4.7 percent
Colorado 2.35 million 2.44 million 4.0 percent
West Virginia 760,000 783,100 3.0 percent
Massachusetts 3.31 million 3.40 million 2.8 percent
New York 8.77 million 9.01 million 2.7 percent
South Dakota 408,300 419,000 2.6 percent
Nebraska 968,200 986,700 1.9 percent
Louisiana 1.94 million 1.97 million 1.7 percent
Minnesota 2.77 million 2.82 million 1.6 percent
Washington 3 million 3.04 million 1.6 percent
Iowa 1.52 million 1.55 million 1.6 percent
Montana 446,500 453,300 1.5 percent
Maryland 2.61 million 2.62 million 0.2 percent
California 15.42 million 15.45 million 0.2 percent
United States 138.35 million 138.46 million 0.1 percent
Kansas 1.39 million 1.38 million -0.2 percent
Vermont 308,500 307,900 -0.2 percent
Tennessee 2.81 million 2.80 million -0.2 percent
New Hampshire 650,500 648,500 -0.3 percent
Pennsylvania 5.81 million 5.80 million -0.3 percent
Virginia 3.78 million 3.77 million -0.4 percent
Wyoming 294,100 292,800 -0.4 percent
Indiana 3 million 2.97 million -0.6 percent
Hawaii 628,000 623,900 -0.7 percent
South Carolina 1.95 million 1.93 million -0.8 percent
Wisconsin 2.88 million 2.86 million -0.8 percent
Delaware 440,800 436,600 -1.0 percent
Oregon 1.74 million 1.72 million -1.0 percent
Kentucky 1.87 million 1.85 million -1.0 percent
North Carolina 4.17 million 4.12 million -1.1 percent
Missouri 2.8 million 2.77 million -1.3 percent
Arkansas 1.21 million 1.19 million -1.5 percent
Georgia 4.17 million 4.1 million -1.6 percent
Maine 620,700 610,300 -1.7 percent
Idaho 656,500 644,100 -1.9 percent
Rhode Island 487,800 477,600 -2.1 percent
Florida 7.93 million 7.76 million -2.1 percent
Ohio 5.42 million 5.3 million -2.2 percent
Connecticut 1.71 million 1.67 million -2.3 percent
Michigan 4.25 million 4.12 million -2.8 percent
Illinois 6 million 5.8 million -3.1 percent
Mississippi 1.16 million 1.12 million -3.2 percent
New Jersey 4.08 million 3.93 million -3.6 percent
New Mexico 849,100 812,800 -4.3 percent
Alabama 2.01 million 1.91 million -5.0 percent
Arizona 2.68 million 2.54 million -5.2 percent
Nevada 1.29 million 1.22 million -6.0 percent
Source: U.S. Labor Department.

Recovery of lost jobs by states, at a glance

KDWN

WASHINGTON (AP) —

The United States in May finally recovered all the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But 32 states still don’t have as many jobs as they did when the recession officially began in December 2007. The rankings from best to worst:
Place Jobs in December 2007 Jobs in May 2014 Percentage change
North Dakota 362,000 462,000 27.6 percent
Texas 10.53 million 11.53 million 9.5 percent
Washington D.C. 700,100 749,300 7.0 percent
Alaska 318,000 339,900 6.9 percent
Utah 1.27 million 1.33 million 4.7 percent
Colorado 2.35 million 2.44 million 4.0 percent
West Virginia 760,000 783,100 3.0 percent
Massachusetts 3.31 million 3.40 million 2.8 percent
New York 8.77 million 9.01 million 2.7 percent
South Dakota 408,300 419,000 2.6 percent
Nebraska 968,200 986,700 1.9 percent
Louisiana 1.94 million 1.97 million 1.7 percent
Minnesota 2.77 million 2.82 million 1.6 percent
Washington 3 million 3.04 million 1.6 percent
Iowa 1.52 million 1.55 million 1.6 percent
Montana 446,500 453,300 1.5 percent
Maryland 2.61 million 2.62 million 0.2 percent
California 15.42 million 15.45 million 0.2 percent
United States 138.35 million 138.46 million 0.1 percent
Kansas 1.39 million 1.38 million -0.2 percent
Vermont 308,500 307,900 -0.2 percent
Tennessee 2.81 million 2.80 million -0.2 percent
New Hampshire 650,500 648,500 -0.3 percent
Pennsylvania 5.81 million 5.80 million -0.3 percent
Virginia 3.78 million 3.77 million -0.4 percent
Wyoming 294,100 292,800 -0.4 percent
Indiana 3 million 2.97 million -0.6 percent
Hawaii 628,000 623,900 -0.7 percent
South Carolina 1.95 million 1.93 million -0.8 percent
Wisconsin 2.88 million 2.86 million -0.8 percent
Delaware 440,800 436,600 -1.0 percent
Oregon 1.74 million 1.72 million -1.0 percent
Kentucky 1.87 million 1.85 million -1.0 percent
North Carolina 4.17 million 4.12 million -1.1 percent
Missouri 2.8 million 2.77 million -1.3 percent
Arkansas 1.21 million 1.19 million -1.5 percent
Georgia 4.17 million 4.1 million -1.6 percent
Maine 620,700 610,300 -1.7 percent
Idaho 656,500 644,100 -1.9 percent
Rhode Island 487,800 477,600 -2.1 percent
Florida 7.93 million 7.76 million -2.1 percent
Ohio 5.42 million 5.3 million -2.2 percent
Connecticut 1.71 million 1.67 million -2.3 percent
Michigan 4.25 million 4.12 million -2.8 percent
Illinois 6 million 5.8 million -3.1 percent
Mississippi 1.16 million 1.12 million -3.2 percent
New Jersey 4.08 million 3.93 million -3.6 percent
New Mexico 849,100 812,800 -4.3 percent
Alabama 2.01 million 1.91 million -5.0 percent
Arizona 2.68 million 2.54 million -5.2 percent
Nevada 1.29 million 1.22 million -6.0 percent
Source: U.S. Labor Department.

Recovery of lost jobs by states, at a glance

KDWN

WASHINGTON (AP) —

The United States in May finally recovered all the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But 32 states still don’t have as many jobs as they did when the recession officially began in December 2007. The rankings from best to worst:
Place Jobs in December 2007 Jobs in May 2014 Percentage change
North Dakota 362,000 462,000 27.6 percent
Texas 10.53 million 11.53 million 9.5 percent
Washington D.C. 700,100 749,300 7.0 percent
Alaska 318,000 339,900 6.9 percent
Utah 1.27 million 1.33 million 4.7 percent
Colorado 2.35 million 2.44 million 4.0 percent
West Virginia 760,000 783,100 3.0 percent
Massachusetts 3.31 million 3.40 million 2.8 percent
New York 8.77 million 9.01 million 2.7 percent
South Dakota 408,300 419,000 2.6 percent
Nebraska 968,200 986,700 1.9 percent
Louisiana 1.94 million 1.97 million 1.7 percent
Minnesota 2.77 million 2.82 million 1.6 percent
Washington 3 million 3.04 million 1.6 percent
Iowa 1.52 million 1.55 million 1.6 percent
Montana 446,500 453,300 1.5 percent
Maryland 2.61 million 2.62 million 0.2 percent
California 15.42 million 15.45 million 0.2 percent
United States 138.35 million 138.46 million 0.1 percent
Kansas 1.39 million 1.38 million -0.2 percent
Vermont 308,500 307,900 -0.2 percent
Tennessee 2.81 million 2.80 million -0.2 percent
New Hampshire 650,500 648,500 -0.3 percent
Pennsylvania 5.81 million 5.80 million -0.3 percent
Virginia 3.78 million 3.77 million -0.4 percent
Wyoming 294,100 292,800 -0.4 percent
Indiana 3 million 2.97 million -0.6 percent
Hawaii 628,000 623,900 -0.7 percent
South Carolina 1.95 million 1.93 million -0.8 percent
Wisconsin 2.88 million 2.86 million -0.8 percent
Delaware 440,800 436,600 -1.0 percent
Oregon 1.74 million 1.72 million -1.0 percent
Kentucky 1.87 million 1.85 million -1.0 percent
North Carolina 4.17 million 4.12 million -1.1 percent
Missouri 2.8 million 2.77 million -1.3 percent
Arkansas 1.21 million 1.19 million -1.5 percent
Georgia 4.17 million 4.1 million -1.6 percent
Maine 620,700 610,300 -1.7 percent
Idaho 656,500 644,100 -1.9 percent
Rhode Island 487,800 477,600 -2.1 percent
Florida 7.93 million 7.76 million -2.1 percent
Ohio 5.42 million 5.3 million -2.2 percent
Connecticut 1.71 million 1.67 million -2.3 percent
Michigan 4.25 million 4.12 million -2.8 percent
Illinois 6 million 5.8 million -3.1 percent
Mississippi 1.16 million 1.12 million -3.2 percent
New Jersey 4.08 million 3.93 million -3.6 percent
New Mexico 849,100 812,800 -4.3 percent
Alabama 2.01 million 1.91 million -5.0 percent
Arizona 2.68 million 2.54 million -5.2 percent
Nevada 1.29 million 1.22 million -6.0 percent
Source: U.S. Labor Department.

Recovery of lost jobs by states, at a glance

KDWN

WASHINGTON (AP) —

The United States in May finally recovered all the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But 32 states still don’t have as many jobs as they did when the recession officially began in December 2007. The rankings from best to worst:
Place Jobs in December 2007 Jobs in May 2014 Percentage change
North Dakota 362,000 462,000 27.6 percent
Texas 10.53 million 11.53 million 9.5 percent
Washington D.C. 700,100 749,300 7.0 percent
Alaska 318,000 339,900 6.9 percent
Utah 1.27 million 1.33 million 4.7 percent
Colorado 2.35 million 2.44 million 4.0 percent
West Virginia 760,000 783,100 3.0 percent
Massachusetts 3.31 million 3.40 million 2.8 percent
New York 8.77 million 9.01 million 2.7 percent
South Dakota 408,300 419,000 2.6 percent
Nebraska 968,200 986,700 1.9 percent
Louisiana 1.94 million 1.97 million 1.7 percent
Minnesota 2.77 million 2.82 million 1.6 percent
Washington 3 million 3.04 million 1.6 percent
Iowa 1.52 million 1.55 million 1.6 percent
Montana 446,500 453,300 1.5 percent
Maryland 2.61 million 2.62 million 0.2 percent
California 15.42 million 15.45 million 0.2 percent
United States 138.35 million 138.46 million 0.1 percent
Kansas 1.39 million 1.38 million -0.2 percent
Vermont 308,500 307,900 -0.2 percent
Tennessee 2.81 million 2.80 million -0.2 percent
New Hampshire 650,500 648,500 -0.3 percent
Pennsylvania 5.81 million 5.80 million -0.3 percent
Virginia 3.78 million 3.77 million -0.4 percent
Wyoming 294,100 292,800 -0.4 percent
Indiana 3 million 2.97 million -0.6 percent
Hawaii 628,000 623,900 -0.7 percent
South Carolina 1.95 million 1.93 million -0.8 percent
Wisconsin 2.88 million 2.86 million -0.8 percent
Delaware 440,800 436,600 -1.0 percent
Oregon 1.74 million 1.72 million -1.0 percent
Kentucky 1.87 million 1.85 million -1.0 percent
North Carolina 4.17 million 4.12 million -1.1 percent
Missouri 2.8 million 2.77 million -1.3 percent
Arkansas 1.21 million 1.19 million -1.5 percent
Georgia 4.17 million 4.1 million -1.6 percent
Maine 620,700 610,300 -1.7 percent
Idaho 656,500 644,100 -1.9 percent
Rhode Island 487,800 477,600 -2.1 percent
Florida 7.93 million 7.76 million -2.1 percent
Ohio 5.42 million 5.3 million -2.2 percent
Connecticut 1.71 million 1.67 million -2.3 percent
Michigan 4.25 million 4.12 million -2.8 percent
Illinois 6 million 5.8 million -3.1 percent
Mississippi 1.16 million 1.12 million -3.2 percent
New Jersey 4.08 million 3.93 million -3.6 percent
New Mexico 849,100 812,800 -4.3 percent
Alabama 2.01 million 1.91 million -5.0 percent
Arizona 2.68 million 2.54 million -5.2 percent
Nevada 1.29 million 1.22 million -6.0 percent
Source: U.S. Labor Department.