Austin Moore, 18, lines up with other job seekers during a career fair at a hotel in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

June 20 (Bloomberg) — Payrolls climbed in 36 states in May and the unemployment rate fell in 20, showing the labor market continued to strengthen across the nation.

Texas led gainers with a 56,400 increase in employment, followed by Pennsylvania with 24,700 more jobs, figures from the Labor Department showed today in Washington.

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