Friday, December 20, 2013



IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau





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Regional and state unemployment rates were generally lower in November. Forty-five

states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from October

and five states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Forty-two states had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, seven states

and the District of Columbia had increases, and one state had no change. The

national jobless rate declined to 7.0 percent from October and was 0.8 percentage

point lower than in November 2012.


In November 2013, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 43 states and decreased

in 7 states and the District of Columbia. The largest over-the-month increases in

employment occurred in California (+44,300), Texas (+28,700), and Indiana (+25,200).

The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in Ohio (-12,000),

followed by North Carolina (-6,500) and Washington (-6,000). The largest over-the-

month percentage increase in employment occurred in Indiana (+0.9 percent), followed

by Nevada (+0.8 percent) and Vermont (+0.7 percent). The largest over-the-month

percentage declines in employment occurred in the District of Columbia, Nebraska,

North Carolina, Ohio, and Washington (-0.2 percent each). Over the year, nonfarm

employment increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in

Alaska (-1.0 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in

North Dakota (+4.0 percent), followed by Florida and Texas (+2.5 percent each) and

Georgia and Idaho (+2.3 percent each).


Regional Unemployment (Seasonally Adjusted)


In November, the West continued to have the highest regional unemployment rate, 7.6

percent, while the South had the lowest rate, 6.7 percent. Over the month, all four

regions had statistically significant unemployment rate declines: the Northeast

(-0.3 percentage point) and Midwest, South, and West (-0.2 point each). Significant

over-the-year rate changes occurred in three regions: the West (-1.1 percentage points),

the Northeast (-0.8 point), and the South (-0.6 point). (See table 1.)


Among the nine geographic divisions, the Pacific had the highest jobless rate, 8.0

percent in November. The West North Central again had the lowest rate, 4.9 percent.

Seven divisions had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate

changes, all of which were declines. The largest of these declines occurred in the

Middle Atlantic (-0.4 percentage point). Five divisions had significant rate changes

from a year earlier: the Pacific (-1.3 percentage points), South Atlantic (-1.2 points),

Middle Atlantic (-1.1 points), Mountain (-0.7 point), and West North Central (-0.5 point).


AND MUCH MORE...including TABLES....




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