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Nonfarm employment rises 2.0 percent for the year ending September 2015 

October 05, 2015
Total nonfarm employment grew 2.0 percent over the year ending in September 2015. Employment in the construction industry grew 3.3 percent over the year, the fastest rate among the major industries. Employment in professional and business services grew 3.2 percent. Transportation and warehousing, leisure and hospitality, and education and health care also grew faster than the overall average. 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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