December 21, 2012 – Unemployment fell in 45 states in November, but that doesn’t mean the job market is uniformly strong. The newly released data from the Labor Department reveal stark differences by state and region: Some are still mired in deep trouble, while others are improving rapidly or enjoy “full employment” conditions. The Northeast has the biggest momentum problem. Although the unemployment rate improved in these states last month, compared with October, the picture has actually darkened when measured over a six-month span. Many housing bust states are improving along with the market for real estate.