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October jobless rates down in 37 states, up in 8; payroll jobs up in 32 states, down in 2


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.
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Sept. jobless rates up over the year in 388 of 389 metro areas; payroll jobs down in 251


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.
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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.