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Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.
For much of that time, it’s held onto that title by a sizable margin.
Greek unemployment dropped considerably in the second quarter but still afflicts more than a quarter of the workforce, as the country struggles to climb out of a punishing six-year economic recession.
Substantially fewer people sought unemployment benefits last week, which often points to employers feeling more confident about the economy and hiring more workers.
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