Florida has largest decrease in unemployment rate from October 2012 to October 2013
November 27, 2013
Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in October. Thirty-eight states had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, 10 states and the District of Columbia had increases, and 2 states had no change.
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Thirteen states had statistically significant unemployment rate changes from October 2012, all of which were declines. The largest of these occurred in Florida (-1.5 percentage points), followed by California and North Carolina (-1.4 points each).
These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — October 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑13‑2197.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Florida has largest decrease in unemployment rate from October 2012 to October 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131127.htm (visited September 27, 2016).
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