In October, unemployment rates were lower in 4 states, higher in 2 states,
and stable in 44 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment
increased in 4 states, decreased in 1, and was essentially unchanged in 45 states
and the District.
Jobless rates were lower in October than a year earlier in 240 of the 389
metropolitan areas, higher in 121, and unchanged in 28. Nonfarm payroll
employment was up in 49 metropolitan areas over the year and essentially
unchanged in 340.
Annual average unemployment rates in 2018 decreased in 25 states, increased in 1,
and were little changed in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Employment-population
ratios increased in 9 states, decreased in 1, and were little changed in 40 states and the District.
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