November 2014 Jobless Rates Down Over the Year in 341 of 372 Metro Areas; Payroll Jobs Up in 313

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—December 30, 2014. Unemployment rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 341 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 27 areas, and unchanged in 4 areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Twelve areas had jobless rates of at least 10.0 percent and 147 areas had rates of less than 5.0 percent. Nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 313 metropolitan areas, decreased in 55 areas, and was unchanged in 4 areas. The national unemployment rate in November was 5.5 percent, not seasonally adjusted, down from . . .

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