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Unemployment rose in 21 states and declined in 27 states during the last three months, according to a new analysis by a left-of-center advocacy group, the Economic Policy Institute.

“In the midst of this ongoing economic train-wreck, national and state policymakers need to redouble their efforts to create good jobs that put working families on a sound path to economic security,” said a statement from the left-wing group.

Last week, Gallup reported that only 35 percent of the public gives a positive rating to President Barack Obama, who is spending much of his time protecting Obamacare and promoting increased immigration.