In September, unemployment rates were lower in 27 states and the District of Columbia, higher in 1 state,
and stable in 22 states. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 11 states, decreased in 3 states, and was
essentially unchanged in 36 states and the District.
Jobless rates were lower in August than a year earlier in 385 of the 389 metropolitan
areas, higher in 3, and unchanged in 1. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 104
metropolitan areas over the year and essentially unchanged in 285.
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