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Unemployment Rates Were Stable in 41 States Last Month

Unemployment rates were lower in March in 6 states, higher in 3 states, and stable…

  • May 14, 2019

Unemployment rates were lower in March in 6 states, higher in 3 states, and stable in 41 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

Four states had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier, 2 states had increases, and 44 states and the District had little or no change.

The national unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.8 percent over the month and little changed from March 2018.

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in Washington in March 2019 and was essentially unchanged in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Over the year, 22 states added nonfarm payroll jobs and 28 states and the District were essentially unchanged.