Some States Actually Added Jobs Last Month

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While unemployment numbers changed very little last month from the month before, there were actually 17 states plus the District of Columbia that registered lower unemployment rates and others that added jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment was reduced in five states. Still, for the third month in a row, the national unemployment rate was 9.7 percent, up from 8.6 percent a year ago in March 2009.