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Payrolls Climb in 42 U.S. States, Led by New York and Texas

Payrolls grew in 42 U.S. states in April, while the unemployment rate fell in 39, indicating broad-based strengthening in the labor market.

New York led the nation with a 45,700 increase in employment, followed by Texas with 32,900 more jobs. Joblessness decreased most in Nevada, even as it remained the state with the highest rate in the country at 12.5 percent, figures from the Labor Department showed today in Washington.