The jobless rate fell in 37 U.S. states and D.C. in December as the labor market strengthened,...

|By:, SA News Editor

The jobless rate fell in 37 U.S. states and D.C. in December as the labor market strengthened, the Labor Department reports. States hit hardest by the housing crisis continue to suffer the most, as Nevada again posted the highest unemployment rate at 12.6%, followed by California at 11.1%. Top performer was North Dakota at 3.3%; Alabama and Michigan showed the most improvement.