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Published May 17, 2013, 02:59 PM

Unemployment falls in 40 US states, rises in ND

Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates increased in only three states: Louisiana, Tennessee and North Dakota. North Dakota reported the nation's lowest unemployment rate, at 3.3 percent.

By: Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press

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