17 states have fewer jobs than a decade ago

A little nugget from U.S. Regional at IHS Global Insight: (this is from our internal database but this particular data can be found from the BLS)

The last time employment was as low as it was now in the U.S. was in March 2004.  During the decade,  17 states  have had fewer jobs now than they did a decade ago.

Here they are with the date for when their employment was as low as it was now.  Quite incredible.  Michigan hasn’t added any new jobs for over 22 years!

MI August 1988
OH August 1994
IL August 1995
IN January 1996
MS March 1997
CT August 1997
RI November 1997
MA February 1998
WI April 1998
TN May 1998
KY June 1998
NJ June 1999
PA September 1999
VT September 1999
ME September 1999
CA October 1999
MN October 1999
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