More states add construction jobs; MHC starts improve; mass layoffs shrink

Data DIGest
November 24, 2010

Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment rose in 41 states  and the District of Columbia in October, fell in six states and was unchanged in North Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Tuesday [Nov. 23]. Employment rose from a year earlier in 36 states plus D.C. and fell in 14 states. The unemployment rate, which was unchanged nationally at 9.6 percent, fell in 19 states plus D.C., rose in 14 states and was flat in 17, according to a Nov. 24 Data DIGest report.

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