In October, unemployment rates were lower in 37 states and the District
of Columbia, higher in 8 states, and stable in 5 states. Nonfarm payroll
employment increased in 32 states, decreased in 2 states, and was
essentially unchanged in 16 states and the District.
Jobless rates were higher in September than a year earlier in 388 of the 389
metropolitan areas and lower in 1. Nonfarm payroll employment was down in 251
metropolitan areas over the year and essentially unchanged in 138.
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.
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