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Oct
01

August jobless rates down over the year in 322 of 372 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 306

Jobless rates were lower in August than a year earlier in 322 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 44, and unchanged in 6. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 306 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 57, and unchanged in 9.

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Sep
19

Jobless rate up in 24 states, down in 15 in Aug.; payroll jobs up in 35 states, down in 15

In August, 24 states and the District of Columbia had over-the-month unemployment rate increases, 15 states had decreases, and 11 states had no change. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 35 states and decreased in 15 states and the district.

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