LAU Economic News Releases

January jobless rates down in 5 states; payroll jobs up in 13 states, down in 1

03/13/2017

In January, unemployment rates were significantly lower in 5 states and stable in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 13 states, decreased in Alaska, and was essentially unchanged in 36 states and the District.
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Jan. jobless rates down over the year in 205 of 388 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 308

03/17/2017

Jobless rates were lower in January than a year earlier in 205 of the 388 metropolitan areas, higher in 147, and unchanged in 36. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 308 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 75, and unchanged in 5.
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Jobless rates down in 38 states in 2016; employment-population ratios up in 36 states

02/28/2017

Annual average unemployment rates in 2016 decreased in 38 states and the District of Columbia, increased in 9 states, and were unchanged in 3 states. Employment-population ratios increased in 36 states and the District, decreased in 12 states, and were unchanged in 2 states.
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