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First Cut: January state employment and unemployment data stable

The January data on state employment and unemployment was fairly stable and included annual revisions that were previously seen in the national report. The February data will be released on Friday, March 22 at 10:00 ET.

Unemployment rates were the same as in the prior month in 44 states and the District of Columbia, and higher in 3 and lower in 3.

Nonfarm payrolls were up in 13 states and little changed in 37 states and the District of Columbia.

The 10 states with the largest share of employment in the US generally reflected the tightness in the labor market with unemployment rates below the national average with few exceptions, and broad gains in payrolls.

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