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Friday, December 17, 2010

Dept.of Laughter/Labor reports unemployment increased in 21 states and D.C. and stock market celebrates unemployed

Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Department of Labor

Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed in November.
  • Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate increases,
  • 15 states registered rate decreases,
  • and 14 states had no rate change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
  • Twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia posted unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier,
  • 17 states reported increases,
  • and 5 states had no change.
  • The national jobless rate edged up by 0.2 percentage point between October and November to 9.8 percent, but was little different from a year earlier.

In November nonfarm payroll employment:
  • decreased in 28 states,
  • increased in 20 states and the District of Columbia,
  • and was unchanged in 2 states.
The largest over-the-month employment decreases were in North Carolina (-12,500), Massachusetts (-8,600), and Ohio (-7,800). The largest over-the-month percentage decreases in employment occurred in New Mexico (-0.5 percent) and Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming (-0.4 percent each). The largest over-the-month increases in employment occurred in Texas (+19,100) and New Jersey (+10,000). The largest over-the-month percentage increases in employment were in Alaska (+1.6 percent), Oregon (+0.4 percent), and Mississippi and New Jersey (+0.3 percent each).

Complete DOL Report

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