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Economic Growth Region 10 Statistics

Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in November. Twenty-seven states had unemployment rate decreases from October, 11 states had increases, and 12 states and the District of Columbia had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, four states had increases, and one state had no change.

In November, the Midwest had the lowest regional unemployment rate, 4.6 percent, while the West had the highest rate, 5.4 percent. Over the month, no region had a statistically significant unemployment rate change. Significant over-the-year rate decreases occurred in all four regions: the West (-1.0 percentage point), Midwest and Northeast (-0.8 point each), and South (-0.5 point).

Statistical Data Report for November 2015, Released January 2016

Job Postings and Starting Wage report containing 4th Quarter 2015