March 10, 2010 2:34 PM

31 states added jobs in January, though jobless rates rose

California led all states in employment growth with 32,000 net new jobs. Illinois and New York state followed with respective net gains of 26,000 and 25,500, and the state of Washington followed with 18,900. Eighteen states saw employment decrease, and one state saw no change. The news was darker on state unemployment rates. Thirty states reported an uptick in their jobless rates.

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