According to a 10:00 A.M. Friday, September 21, 2012 report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless rate rose in 28 states in August, decrease in 12 states and remained unchanged in 12 States.
The Bureau further reported that 42 States and the District of Columbia registered unemployment rate decreases from 12 months before. 7 States experienced unemployment rate increases from the year before and 1 had no change. The national jobless rate edged down to 8.1% from July and was 1% lower than the year before.
The largest month to month, July to August increase in employment occurred in Texas, which added 38,000 jobs, followed by Florida, 23,200 jobs, and Missouri, with 17,900 jobs added. The largest month to month decrease in Employment occured in Virginia, with a loss of 12,400 jobs, followed by the District of Columbia, with a loss of 11,200 jobs and Washington, 8,800