Jobless rates fell in 41 states in September, according to the most recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. How did your state fare?
From USAToday.com: "Unemployment rates fell in 41 states and the District of Columbia last month, reflecting a sharp drop in the nation's jobless rate just weeks before the presidential election.
"Unemployment increased in six states, and three states showed no change.
"Among key swing states in the presidential race, the jobless rate declined in nine, was unchanged in two and increased in one."
What are the employment and unemployment statistics for your state? Are local businesses hiring? Are more people in your community finding work? Reach out through social media and find out if your readers are feeling more hopeful.