October 2016 Regional and State Employment and Unemployment

Unemployment rates were significantly lower in October in 7 states, higher in 2 states, and stable in 41 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Seven states had notable jobless rate decreases from a year earlier, 5 states had increases, and 38 states and the District had no significant change. The national unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in October, little changed from that of both September 2016 and October 2015.


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 

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