New England has the second-lowest unemployment rate

Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed in August from a month earlier, the BLS said. Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia reported unemployment rate increases, 12 states recorded rate decreases, and 12 states had no rate change. / COURTESY U.S. BLS
Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed in August from a month earlier, the BLS said. Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia reported unemployment rate increases, 12 states recorded rate decreases, and 12 states had no rate change. / COURTESY U.S. BLS
BOSTON – New England had the second-lowest unemployment rate among the nation’s nine geographic divisions at 7.8 percent. The lowest jobless rate was in the West North Central (part of the Midwest region) at 6.9 percent, according to seasonally adjusted data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among the four geographic regions,…

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