Unemployment rates fell in 43 US states in April from March, rose in two states, remained steady in five states, District of Columbia; year-over-year, 47 states, District of Columbia recorded employment-rate decreases: Dept. of Labor

WASHINGTON , May 16, 2014 (press release) – Regional and state unemployment rates were generally lower in April. Forty-three states had unemployment rate decreases, two states had increases, and five states and the District of Columbia had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, one state had an increase, and two states had no change. The national jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent from March and was 1.2 percentage points lower than in April 2013.

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