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


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


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


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.


Caution: data in many archived news releases have been revised in subsequent releases.