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Unemployment rates rose in 18 US states last month



Published: Fri, June 15, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 18 U.S. states in May, the most in nine months. Increasing unemployment in more than a third of U.S. states is the latest evidence of a weaker job market.

The Labor Department says unemployment rates fell in only 14 states. That's fewer than the previous month, when rates fell in 37 states. Rates were unchanged in 18 states.

Nationally, the rate rose to 8.2 percent in May from 8.1 percent in April, the first increase in almost a year. Employers added only 69,000 jobs, the fewest in 12 months.

Still, 27 states added jobs in May. California gained the most, adding 33,900. Ohio was next with 19,600.


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1Jake(112 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Hard to believe a guy who spent years stapling fliers to telephone poles can't manage an economy.

Thanks for the change, idiots. Four more years!

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2georgejeanie(766 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

The messiah at his best. Four more years of this community organizer, and we all will be up to our eyeballs in debt, individually and as a country. Maybe these people could use a little "Bain Capital" to create jobs.

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3VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

There is no major third party in America. Apparently it is illegal.

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