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Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of U.S. states

WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate fell in two-thirds of U.S. states last month, evidence that modest economic growth is boosting hiring in most areas of the country. In many states, unemployment has fallen well below the national average, which was ...

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Unemployment rates fall in 29 states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell last month in most U.S. states, including in some hit hardest during the recession. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates declined in 29 states and rose in 8. Rates were unchanged in 13 ...

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Unemployment rates fell in most U.S. cities in July

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in a majority of U.S. cities in July, despite the weak economy that is producing few jobs. The Labor Department says unemployment rates dropped in 193 large metro areas, increased in 118 and were flat ...

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Unemployment fell in April in most metro areas

WASHINGTON — The best month for private-sector hiring in five years and a pickup in summer jobs helped lower unemployment rates in more than 90 percent of the nation’s largest cities in April. The unemployment rate dropped in 339 metro ...

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Unemployment falls in three-quarters of US states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell last month in more than three-quarters of the nation’s states, adding to evidence that companies are feeling more confident in the U.S. economy. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 39 states ...

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