Nine States’ Unemployment Rates Actually Decreased In January

Unemployment decreased in nine states in January compared to the month before, even as unemployment worsened in thirty states.

The lucky nine? Alaska, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, and Oklahama. That’s it.

If those numbers didn’t do it for you, this chart should prove it’s still pretty rough out there.

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