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Illinois has the largest unemployment rate decline, December 2013 to December 2014 

January 30, 2015
From December 2013 to December 2014, thirty states had statistically significant unemployment rate declines; the largest were in Illinois (-2.7 percentage points) and Rhode Island (-2.5 points). The only statistically significant increase occurred in Louisiana (+1.3 percentage points). The remaining 19 states and the District of Columbia had rates that were little different from a year earlier. Full Text »

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