Forty-nine states, District of Columbia reported lower unemployment rates in May than a year ago; May jobless rate of 6.3% is down 1.2 percentage points year-over-year: Dept. of Labor

WASHINGTON , June 20, 2014 (press release) – Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed in May. Twenty states had unemployment rate decreases from April, 16 states had increases, and 14 states and the District of Columbia had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier
and one state had an increase. The national jobless rate held at 6.3 percent in May but was 1.2 percentage points lower than in May 2013.

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