Unemployment down across US

American joblessness fell to 8.6 per cent in November, and the decline was very broadly based, figures out yesterday from the US Department of Labor revealed. Unemployment rose in three states last month and declined in 43 – the largest number to record declines in a single month for eight years. North Dakota continues to have the lowest unemployment rate, at 3.4 per cent, and Nevada has the highest, at 13 per cent.