Reports says that Unemployment rises in nearly a third of US states in December:

A recent report released on Tuesday by the Bureau of Labour Statistics revealed that unemployment rates increased in 15 US states in December, with Massachusetts and Rhode Island experiencing the most significant month-over-month rise at 0.3 percentage points. On the positive side, Minnesota was the sole state to witness a decrease in unemployment, with its rate falling by 0.2 percentage points. Meanwhile, the majority of states and the District of Columbia saw unchanged unemployment rates. Nonfarm payroll employment levels remained essentially stable across all states from November to December.

From a year earlier, employment rose in 30 states, while it remained essentially unchanged in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Maryland and North Dakota boasted the lowest jobless rates at 1.9 per cent, highlighting regional variations in economic conditions. In contrast, Nevada reported the highest unemployment rate, holding steady at 5.4 per cent from November. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 per cent in December, and the economy added 216,000 jobs, up from the 173,000 added in November.


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