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August jobless rates down in 41 states, up in 2; payroll jobs up in 40 states

09/18/2020

In August, unemployment rates were lower in 41 states, higher in 2 states, and stable in 7 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 40 states and was essentially unchanged in 10 states and the District.
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July jobless rates up over the year in all 389 metro areas; payroll jobs down in 272

09/02/2020

Jobless rates were higher in July than a year earlier in all 389 metropolitan areas. Nonfarm payroll employment was down in 272 metropolitan areas, up in 1, and essentially unchanged in 116.
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Jobless rates down in 10 states in 2019; employment-population ratios up in 16 states

03/04/2020

Annual average unemployment rates in 2019 decreased in 10 states, increased in 1, and were little changed in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Employment- population ratios increased in 16 states, decreased in 2, and were little changed in 32 states and the District.
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