Wisconsin had more October job losses than any other state

The unemployment rate fell in 36 states in October, but Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state in the nation last month.
Unemployment rates fell in 36 states in October and rose in only five, including Wisconsin, according to the latest monthly report released by the U.S. Department of Labor. Unemployment rates were unchanged in nine states.
Wisconsin reported the largest October job loss, a drop of 9,700, followed by New York, which lost 8,300 jobs.
Employers added jobs in 39 states, while payrolls declined in 11 states.
Nationally, the unemployment rate ticked down to 9.0 percent in October, from 9.1 percent in the previous month. Employers added 80,000 net jobs in October, and the previous two months were revised to show much stronger gains.
Wisconsin’s unemployment rate in October 7.7 percent, down slightly from 7.8 percent in September, but up from 7.4 percent in January.
Nevada had the nation’s highest unemployment rate for the 17th consecutive month, as it was unchanged at 13.4 percent. California had the second-highest rate at 11.7 percent. Mississippi and Michigan had the next-highest rates, both at 10.6 percent.
North Dakota recorded the nation’s lowest unemployment rate, at 3.5 percent, followed by Nebraska, at 4.2 percent.
Illinois added 30,000 jobs, the most among states. It was followed by California, which added 25,700.

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