LAU Economic News Releases

December jobless rates down in 6 states, up in 1; payroll jobs up in 10 states, down in 3


In December, unemployment rates were lower in 6 states and the District of Columbia, higher in 1 state, and stable in 43 states. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 10 states, decreased in 3 states, and was essentially unchanged in 37 states and the District.
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Dec. jobless rates down over the year in 314 of 388 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 316


Jobless rates were lower in December than a year earlier in 314 of the 388 metropolitan areas, higher in 61, and unchanged in 13. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 316 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 60, and unchanged in 12.
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Jobless rates down in 38 states in 2016; employment-population ratios up in 36 states


Annual average unemployment rates in 2016 decreased in 38 states and the District of Columbia, increased in 9 states, and were unchanged in 3 states. Employment-population ratios increased in 36 states and the District, decreased in 12 states, and were unchanged in 2 states.


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