In March, unemployment rates were lower in 20 states and the District of Columbia
and stable in 30 states. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 29 states and was
essentially unchanged in 21 states and the District.
Jobless rates were higher in March than a year earlier
in 308 of the 389 metropolitan areas, lower in 75, and
unchanged in 6. Nonfarm payroll employment was down in 159
metropolitan areas over the year, up in 3, and essentially
unchanged in 227.
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