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How US states fared on jobless claims, at a glance

Source : AP
Last Updated: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 15:00 hrs

78,000 to a seasonally adjusted 439,000, the highest level in 18 months. Economists say the increase is temporary and applications should fall in a few weeks after the storm's impact fades.

Here are the states with the biggest increases and decreases in applications. The state-by-state figures are for the week ended Nov. 3.

States with the biggest increases:

Pennsylvania: Up 7,766, due to layoffs in the construction, transportation, manufacturing and food and beverage industries

Ohio: Up 6,450, due to layoffs in the automobile and manufacturing industries

New Jersey: Up 5,675, as Superstorm Sandy caused temporary job losses in construction, hotels and restaurants, and manufacturing

Michigan: Up 2,373, no reason given

Connecticut: Up 1,783, due to applications caused by Superstorm Sandy.

North Carolina: Up 1,725, due to layoffs in the metal, textile, machinery and restaurant industries

States with the biggest decreases:

California: Down 8,149, due to fewer layoffs in services and other industries

New York: Down 2,241, due to fewer layoffs in retail and healthcare. Power outages from Hurricane Sandy prevented state from receiving some applications.



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