• In this Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, a worker leaves a Georgia Department of Labor career center, in Atlanta. On Friday, Aug. 17, 2016, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for July. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    Hiring was healthy in past year in many US swing states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring has been strong in the past year in many presidential campaign swing states, a possible hurdle for GOP candidate Donald Trump, who has sought to capitalize on economic distress.