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Here are the states with the highest and lowest unemployment

7 states have unemployment under 1%
Ben Lane
Some states share in the good news, while others are having a tougher time. There are 33 states where the unemployment rate is under the national average and 14 where unemployment is above the national average.
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Unemployment remains at lowest level since 2007

Down 19,000 from last week's total
Ben Lane
The actual number of initial unemployment claims under state programs was 269,689 for the week ending May 10. That’s down 19,059 from the previous week, and significantly beat analyst expectations, which had predicted an increase of 2,887.
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Jobless claims remain at 7-year low

41% lower than same week last year
Ben Lane
The 4-week moving average of unemployment claims is 312,000, which is the lowest since October 2007.
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Ending extension for federal unemployment triggers housing concerns

California group reaches out to unemployed with mortgages
Kerri Ann Panchuk
News that the federal government has decided to forego an extension of long-term benefits for the unemployed prompted the California Employment Development Department (EDD) to fire off a warning notice to impacted workers. A big underlying concern is what happens to those using these benefits to support mortgages.
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Jobless claims fall by 9,000 filings

HousingWire Staff
Jobless claims fell by 9,000 filings to 336,00 for the week ended Nov. 2, showing that firings have not picked up following the partial government shutdown.
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Jobless claims rise on shutdown worries, computer glitches

HousingWire Staff
Jobless claims increased this past week as the government shutdown forced some contractors out of work and California continued to work through computer glitches impacting local jobless figures.
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Jobless claims fall by 5,000 filings

HousingWire Staff
Jobless claims fell by 5,000 filings with 305,000 applications on record for the seven-day period ending Sept. 21.
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Jobless claims fall to five-year low

Brena Swanson
The economy continues to step up its game, with jobless claims dropping to the lowest level in more than five years.
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Jobless claims inch up

Unemployment claims edge up by 5,000 filings
HousingWire Staff
While jobless claims increased by 5,000 filings this past week, the uptick is relatively minor since it mirrors pre-recession levels.
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Jobless claims fall by 2,000 to 370,000 filings

Kerri Ann Panchuk
The number of Americans filing for unemployment insurance fell by 2,000 to 370,000 filings for the week ending May 19, the government said Thursday. That is...
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