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Michigan experienced the highest unemployment rate among states at 7.7% in October. It was followed by Mississippi and Alaska at 6.1% each.
Arizona and Michigan posted the largest month-over-month declines in employment, down 0.5% each. Washington registered the biggest month-over-month increase in jobs, up 0.3%.
Overall, 22 states and the District of Columbia recorded month-over-month increases in their unemployment rates in October, 17 reported decreases, and 11 had no change.