Luis Mendez, 23, a student at Miami Dade College, left, and Maurice Mike, 23, a student at Florida International University, right, wait in line at an internship job fair held by the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) — Payrolls increased in 30 states in December, and the jobless rate dropped in 39, showing the job market was mending across the world’s largest economy.

Texas led the nation with a 17,600 gain in payrolls, followed by Florida with 14,100 more jobs, figures from the Labor Department showed today in Washington. Louisiana showed the biggest drop in joblessness last month, while North Carolina showed the largest decrease in 2013.

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