Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia posted payroll employment gains last month, according to Labor Department Estimates released today.

Ohio added an estimated 32,100 jobs over the month, buoyed by hiring in professional and businesses services, education, health and government. The state’s unemployment rate stood at 7 percent, far below its peak of 10.6 percent in late 2009 and early 2010.

Texas also saw its payrolls continue to expand, adding 19,500 jobs for the month. The state’s year-over-year nonfarm employment growth is approaching 325,000 positions, by the far the largest increase of any state. 

Michigan’s payrolls also climbed by 18,100 for the month while its unemployment rate remained unchanged.

Seventeen states recorded monthly declines in total nonfarm employment, but the Labor Department only considered only four states’ losses to be statistically significant. South Carolina lost an estimated 7,700 jobs, while Arkansas lost 5,900.

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Unemployment rates mostly fluctuated little. A few states, though, did report notable declines for the month. California and West Virginia saw their rates drop 0.4 percent, while Hawaii and New York’s jobless rates dipped 0.2 percent.

The following table shows updated seasonally-adjusted Labor Department jobs estimates. Figures for May are preliminary and are subject to change.
 

             
State Monthly Change April Nonfarm Employment May Nonfarm Employment April 2013 Jobless Rate May 2013 Jobless Rate Year-over-year Change
Ohio 32,100 5,181,800 5,213,900 7 7 -0.3
Texas 19,500 11,141,800 11,161,300 6.4 6.5 -0.5
Michigan 18,100 4,055,100 4,073,200 8.4 8.4 -0.8
New Jersey 14,300 3,947,900 3,962,200 8.7 8.6 -0.9
California 10,800 14,601,700 14,612,500 9 8.6 -2.1
Wisconsin 10,400 2,783,900 2,794,300 7.1 7 0
Minnesota 8,400 2,761,800 2,770,200 5.3 5.3 -0.4
Indiana 7,500 2,929,500 2,937,000 8.5 8.3 0
Nebraska 5,900 962,300 968,200 3.7 3.8 -0.2
Tennessee 5,700 2,761,000 2,766,700 8 8.3 0.2
Illinois 5,600 5,775,600 5,781,200 9.3 9.1 0.2
Iowa 5,300 1,518,600 1,523,900 4.7 4.6 -0.7
Louisiana 5,300 1,945,000 1,950,300 6.4 6.8 0
Kansas 4,800 1,365,500 1,370,300 5.6 5.7 -0.1
Maryland 4,600 2,604,200 2,608,800 6.5 6.7 -0.1
Missouri 4,600 2,688,600 2,693,200 6.7 6.8 -0.2
Arizona 4,200 2,494,600 2,498,800 7.9 7.8 -0.6
Washington 4,100 2,915,100 2,919,200 7 6.8 -1.6
Kentucky 3,800 1,835,100 1,838,900 7.9 8.1 -0.2
Oregon 3,800 1,659,800 1,663,600 7.9 7.8 -1
Massachusetts 3,500 3,310,100 3,313,600 6.4 6.6 -0.1
Alabama 2,800 1,892,500 1,895,300 6.9 6.8 -0.7
Mississippi 2,700 1,119,100 1,121,800 9.2 9.1 0
New Hampshire 2,500 639,000 641,500 5.5 5.3 -0.2
Idaho 2,400 635,000 637,400 6.1 6.2 -1.1
Maine 2,400 598,000 600,400 6.9 6.8 -0.5
South Dakota 2,400 417,800 420,200 4.1 4 -0.4
Montana 2,100 445,100 447,200 5.5 5.4 -0.7
Delaware 1,100 424,000 425,100 7.1 7.2 0.1
Connecticut 1,000 1,649,400 1,650,400 8 8 -0.4
District of Columbia 700 733,100 733,800 8.5 8.5 -0.6
West Virginia 600 769,300 769,900 6.6 6.2 -1.1
North Dakota 400 440,900 441,300 3.3 3.2 0.2
New Mexico 400 810,200 810,600 6.7 6.7 -0.3
New York -200 8,897,300 8,897,100 7.8 7.6 -1
Rhode Island -200 467,100 466,900 8.8 8.9 -1.7
Georgia -700 4,017,300 4,016,600 8.2 8.3 -0.8
Oklahoma -1,300 1,623,300 1,622,000 4.9 5 -0.1
Wyoming -1,400 290,500 289,100 4.8 4.6 -0.9
Virginia -1,700 3,767,600 3,765,900 5.2 5.3 -0.6
Hawaii -2,000 612,900 610,900 4.9 4.7 -1.4
Vermont -2,000 307,100 305,100 4 4.1 -0.9
Utah -2,800 1,286,400 1,283,600 4.7 4.6 -1.2
Alaska -4,200 335,300 331,100 5.9 5.9 -1.2
Colorado -5,000 2,358,600 2,353,600 6.9 6.9 -1.3
Nevada -5,700 1,164,500 1,158,800 9.6 9.5 -2
Arkansas -5,900 1,189,000 1,183,100 7.2 7.3 0
North Carolina -5,900 4,047,800 4,041,900 8.9 8.8 -0.7
Florida -6,200 7,517,400 7,511,200 7.2 7.1 -1.7
South Carolina -7,700 1,881,800 1,874,100 8 8 -1.3
Pennsylvania -9,200 5,749,600 5,740,400 7.6 7.5 -0.4