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Unemployment rates decreased in 296 metropolitan areas for year ending December 2015 


February 10, 2016
Unemployment rates were lower in December 2015 than they were a year earlier in 296 of the 387 U.S. metropolitan areas, higher in 79 areas, and unchanged in 12 areas. Full Text »
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  1. In 2014, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota were the states with the highest employment–population ratios, all above __________.

    • 72 percent
    • 70 percent
    • 68 percent
    • 66 percent

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