The December issue looks at the work states face to deal with the health care needs of an aging population and new approaches to teacher evaluations.
Unemployment dropped to 7.0 percent in November 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is the lowest unemployment has been since December 2008.
Approximately 203,000 jobs were created during the month, well above the monthly average of 195,000 jobs created over the last year.
Business sectors seeing job growth included transportation, health care, manufacturing, business and professional services, retail trade, leisure and hospitality, and construction. The mining and wholesale trade sectors remained steady, while government employment declined, largely due to the federal government shutdown.
Unemployment figures for December will be released on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Press Release
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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