Unemployment rates fell in 39 US states in April; 42 states added jobs

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Posted: May 20, 2011 12:24 PM
Unemployment rates fell in 39 US states in April; 42 states added jobs
Unemployment rates fell last month in more than three-quarters of nation’s states, evidence that companies are feeling more confident in the U.S. economy.

The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 39 states in April. That’s an improvement from March when 34 states had reported decreases. Rates rose in three states and the District of Columbia. They were unchanged in eight states.

Employers added workers in 42 states. Only eight states and the District of Columbia lost jobs last month.