Payrolls climbed in 33 U.S. states in May while the unemployment rate dropped in 25, showing employers are looking beyond fiscal headwinds to boost hiring.
Ohio posted the largest gain in payrolls, adding 32,100 jobs last month, followed by Texas and Michigan, the Labor Department reported today in Washington. California and West Virginia were among states showing the biggest decreases in unemployment.
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