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December jobless rates down in 11 states, up in 4; payroll jobs up in 3 states


In December 2019, unemployment rates were lower in 11 states, higher in 4 states, and stable in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 3 states and was essentially unchanged in 47 states and the District.
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December jobless rates down over the year in 266 of 389 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 45


Jobless rates were lower in December than a year earlier in 266 of the 389 metropolitan areas, higher in 101, and unchanged in 22. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 45 metropolitan areas over the year and essentially unchanged in 344.
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Jobless rates down in 25 states in 2018; employment-population ratios up in 9 states


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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