Labor Report: Job Recovery from Pandemic Not Equally Spread Among States

A state-specific report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday shows that the amount of unemployed people returning to work is not growing equally.

The unemployment rate in September dropped in 27 states and Washington, D.C., while remining stable in another 22 states, and rising in one, the BLS reported Friday.

The national unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percent in September, and is 3 percent lower than September 2020, the report said.

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