Unemployment falls in 40 US states, rises in 3, including North Dakota

May 17, 2013 at 7:20 am in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show the job market is improving throughout most of the country.

The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates increased in only three states: Louisiana, Tennessee and North Dakota. Rates were unchanged in seven states. Continue Reading