LAU Economic News Releases

November jobless rates down in 8 states, up in 2; payroll jobs up in 6 states, down in 2


In November, unemployment rates were lower in 8 states, higher in 2, and stable in 40 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 6 states, decreased in 2, and was essentially unchanged in 42 states and the District.
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Nov. jobless rates down over the year in 304 of 388 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 313


Jobless rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 304 of the 388 metropolitan areas, higher in 67, and unchanged in 17. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 313 metropolitan areas over the year, down in 70, and unchanged in 5.
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Jobless rates down in 38 states in 2016; employment-population ratios up in 36 states


Annual average unemployment rates in 2016 decreased in 38 states and the District of Columbia, increased in 9 states, and were unchanged in 3 states. Employment-population ratios increased in 36 states and the District, decreased in 12 states, and were unchanged in 2 states.


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