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Originally published Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 7:04 AM

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How states fared on jobless claims, at a glance

The Labor Department said Thursday that new claims for jobless benefits fell modestly last week, a sign the job market is slowly healing as the economy recovers.

The Associated Press

The Labor Department said Thursday that new claims for jobless benefits fell modestly last week, a sign the job market is slowly healing as the economy recovers.

Here's a look at the states with the biggest changes in initial jobless claims, and some of the reasons for the shifts. The state data is for the week ending April 24, one week behind the nationwide figures.

States reporting the largest increases in claims:

California: up 6,418, due to layoffs in the service industry

Massachusetts: up 4,526, due to layoffs in the transportation, warehousing, and service industries

Oregon: up 3,117

Kentucky: up 1,800, due to layoffs in the auto industry

Louisiana: up 993

States with the largest drops in claims:

Florida: down 2,766, due to fewer layoffs in construction, trade, service and manufacturing industries

North Carolina: down 2,650, due to fewer layoffs in industrial machinery, computer equipment and other manufacturing industries

New York: down 2,601, due to fewer layoffs in construction, trade and transportation

Wisconsin: down 2,522, due to fewer layoffs in construction, trade and service industries

Georgia: down 2,197, due to fewer layoffs in manufacturing

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