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North Dakota has almost 3 job openings for every unemployed person

The latest unemployment figures from North Dakota paint a familiar picture for citizens of the oil-rich state. A rock-bottom unemployment rate, and far more jobs than available workers, have become common themes.

St. Cloud unemployment lowest in almost 8 years

St. Cloud Times: That contributed to a further drop in area unemployment rates. In St. Cloud last month, it ticked down 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.5 percent — the lowest since October 2006. That's also the last time the number of unemployed workers in St. Cloud ...

Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states in September

Unemployment rates fell in 31 US states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns.

Syracuse area unemployment rate drops again

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse metro area unemployment rate dropped in September to 5.7 percent, the lowest rate for a September in six years. Although the Syracuse area continues to lose jobs, the unemployment rate is the lowest for a September ...

Unemployment Rates Fall in 31 US States Last Month

ABC News: Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections. Tuesday's data may ...

Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states last month

Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before ...

Unemployment Fell in Most States in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections.

State unemployment rate stands at 5.5 percent for second month

The Daily Progress: RICHMOND — Virginia's unemployment rate stood at 5.5 percent in September, unchanged from the rate in August, which was revised downward from 5.6 percent. The state's jobless rate has been trending up slightly the last five months, and at 5.5 percent ...

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Unemployment rates fall in September across South Florida

Fewer workers filed for unemployment in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties in September. Miami-Dade's unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent from 7.4 percent in August. In September 2013, Miami-Dade County's unemployment rate was 8.1 ...

Jobs & Hiring Update 2014: American Unemployment Insurance Applications

Latin Post: People attend a jobs fair at the Bronx Public Library on September 17, 2014 in the Bronx Borough of New York City. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate fell to 6.2% as of June, 2014, though the Bronx borough ...

New York City's Unemployment Rate Fell to 6.8% in September

New York Times: New York City's unemployment rate took an unusually steep fall for the second straight month, dropping to 6.8 percent in September, its lowest level in nearly six years, the State Labor Department reported on Thursday. In just two months, the city's ...

Report: Minn. Added 7000 Jobs Last Month, Unemployment Hit 8-Year Low

CBS Local: MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The last state job report released before Election Day shows that in September Minnesota added 7,200 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent, the lowest it's been in eight years. To put that in perspective, the national ...

Illinois unemployment falls for 7th straight month

Illinois' unemployment rate fell again in September, dropping to 6.6 percent in a seventh straight month of improvement, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Friday.

Unemployment rate dips to 10.4% in Merced County

Merced County’s unemployment rate fell to 10.4 percent in September, the lowest level in about seven years, according to the latest data released by the state Employment Development Department.

Ohio's September unemployment rate down

Ohio's unemployment rate fell slightly last month after holding steady for two months in a row, according to state numbers released Friday. The state's jobless rate was 5.6 percent for September, down ...

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Hawaii unemployment rate falls to 4.2%, lowest rate in 6 years

Hawaii's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in September, the lowest jobless rate in more than six years, from 4.7 percent during the same month a year ago, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said Monday.

Unemployment rate improves by 0.6 percentage points

Times Record News: WICHITA FALLS, Texas - The area received some good news on the employment front as the unemployment rate dropped from 5.5 in August to 4.9 in September for not seasonally adjusted jobs, according to numbers released Friday by the Texas Workforce ...

Ohio's unemployment rate down to 5.6 percent in September

Columbus Dispatch: Hiring by retailers, public universities and manufacturers helped to slightly reduce the state's unemployment rate in September. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent last month from 5.7 percent in August, according to an Ohio Department of Job ...

California unemployment rate drops to 7.3% in September

Los Angeles Times: California's unemployment rate dropped to 7.3% in September -- the lowest in more than six years -- though the total number of jobs declined by 9,800 last month, according to state data. The small one-month dip in state jobs comes after months of ...

Colorado unemployment in September was 4.7 percent

Colorado's unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in September and the state added 14,600 nonfarm payroll jobs between August and September, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and

California unemployment rate drops to 7.3% in September

California's unemployment rate dropped to 7.3% in September -- the lowest in more than six years -- though the total number of jobs declined by 9,800 last month, according to state data.

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Longterm Unemployed Are Largely Ignored in a Recovering Economy

The Root (blog): Each month might reveal a gradually dipping unemployment rate giving us all the sense it's all good. It's dripped steadily from 9.2 percent in September 2011 to now 5.9 percent this last month. But if you're African American, it's still not meaning ...

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Maine September unemployment rises to 5.8 percent

Cumberland County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 4.2 percent and Washington County had the highest at 7.6 percent. Unlike the statewide unemployment figures, county rates are not adjusted to account for seasonal variations in the ...

Wes Moss: How to fix Georgia's unemployment rate

With unemployment at 8.1% (according to August's BLS data), Georgia has the highest unemployment rate in the nation. While there is a lot of finger-pointing happening right now, most of it politically charged, I think it's best to focus on how to ...

Unemployment hits new low in county

The Turlock Journal: For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent. The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County for September came in at 9.7 percent, down from a revised rate of 10.2 ...

Manatee-Sarasota unemployment down in September; State at 6.1 percent

Bradenton Herald: The statewide unemployment rate in September was 6.1 percent, down 0.8 percentage point from the September 2013 rate of 6.9 percent. Statewide unemployment was 6.3 percent in August. The unemployment rate in the Manatee-Sarasota region was 6 ...

Unemployment rate drops

The unemployment rate in Webb County dropped substantially in September, falling 0.6 percent to 5.4 percent, the lowest point since April, the Workforce Solutions South Texas reported Monday.

Georgia has the highest unemployment rate in the nation | Political

Georgia's 8.1 percent unemployment rate is the highest in the nation, according to a federal report released this morning. The surprising increase in the jobless rate became fodder for Georgia's top political candidates, as Gov.

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