Jobless rates fell in 21 US states in March from February, rose in 17 states, District of Columbia, stayed same in 12 states; year-over-year, 46 states, District of Columbia saw jobless rate decreases, four states saw increases: Dept. of Labor

WASHINGTON , April 21, 2014 (press release) – Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed in March. Twenty-one states had unemployment rate decreases, 17 states and the District of Columbia had increases, and 12 states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-six states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier and four states had increases. The national jobless rate was unchanged from February at 6.7 percent but was 0.8 percentage point lower than in March 2013.

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