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June jobless rates down in 10 states, up in 2; payroll jobs up in 13 states, down in 2


In June, unemployment rates were lower in 10 states and the District of Columbia, higher in 2 states, and stable in 38 states. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 13 states, decreased in 2 states, and was essentially unchanged in 35 states and the District.
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June jobless rates down over the year in 388 of 389 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 129


Jobless rates were lower in June than a year earlier in 388 of the 389 metropolitan areas and higher in 1 area. Nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 129 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 260.
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Jobless rates down in 49 states in 2021; employment-population ratios up in 38 states


Annual average unemployment rates decreased in 49 states and the District of Columbia in 2021, while the rate was little changed in 1 state. Employment-population ratios increased in 38 states and the District, decreased in 1 state, and were little changed in 11 states.


Caution: data in many archived news releases have been revised in subsequent releases.