The U.S. economy has added enough workers since unemployment hit 10% at the depths of the recession that the national jobless rate has moved down to 5.5%. The recovery has been fairly even, recently, with almost all states reaching a level of stability. According to the BLS:
Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in May. Twenty-five states had unemployment rate increases from April, 9 states and the District of Columbia had decreases, and 16 states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier and five states had increases. The national jobless rate was essentially unchanged from April at 5.5 percent and was 0.8 percentage point lower than in May 2014.
However, as exceptions, in several states, the jobless rate remains above 6%. And, in several more the rate has fallen below 4%…
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