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Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August

(Mel Evans, File / Associated Press)

Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.

For 69 months, North Dakota has had the lowest state unemployment rate

For much of that time, it’s held onto that title by a sizable margin.


Greek unemployment dips, still above 26 percent

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.


How states fared on unemployment benefit claims

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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