The fall in unemployment is wide-spread with 45 states and the District of Columbia seeing declines in their unemployment rates. The number of people working rose in 37 states and decreased in 13 states and the District of Columbia, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The largest over-the-month increase in employment was in Texas (up 67,200), New York (up 44,600) and Ohio (up 32,800). Kansas had one of the highest percentage increases in employment, up 0.9 percent. The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in Florida (-38,600), followed by Pennsylvania (-9,000) and the District of Columbia (-6,100).