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Unemployment Fell In Half Of US States In May

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, led by big drops in California, West Virginia, New York and Hawaii.

The Labor Department says unemployment rates rose in 17 states and were unchanged in eight. Employers added jobs in 33 states last month. The biggest gains were in Ohio, Texas and Michigan. North Dakota had the nation's lowest unemployment rate at 3.2 percent.

Nevada had the highest at 9.5 percent. It was followed by Illinois and Mississippi, each at 9.1 percent.

Nationally, the economy added 175,000 jobs in May, while the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.6 percent.

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