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Unemployment Rate Falls in Nearly All States, 8 at Record Low

A job seeker receives information from a recruiter during a Miami-Dade County job fair in Miami.
A job seeker receives information from a recruiter during a Miami-Dade County job fair in Miami.Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg

The unemployment rate fell in nearly every U.S. state last month, including in eight states where it dropped to a record low. 

Nebraska, with a jobless rate of 1.8%, had the lowest in the country, followed closely by Utah at 2.1%, according to Labor Department data out Friday. Arkansas, Georgia, Montana, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Wisconsin also posted record lows.