Unemployment Rate Falls In 75 Percent Of States

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By Christopher S. Rugaber


WASHINGTON -- An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 U.S. states last month, the latest indication that the job market is slowly healing.

Unemployment rates are now below 7 percent in 23 of the 50 states. The Labor Department says rates rose in seven states in October and were unchanged in six.