The relatively heavier populated states should see larger swings in their numbers. So it is not surprising that California and Texas lead in job creation over the past six months. What stands out is that Ohio edged out New York, which is the third largest state. This may speak to the recovery of the manufacturing sector in general, and autos in particular. Also Illinois, the fifth largest state created fewer jobs than several smaller states, like North Carolina, Washington, Colorado, and Vermont.
This piece is cross-posted from Marc to Market with permission.