June Jobless Rates Down Across the Country
Twenty-two states reported a decrease in the rates of jobless individuals leading to lower unemployment rates for June 2023 compared to the same time frame a year ago, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Unemployment rates were lower in 11 different states and "stable" in 39 others, the latest report showed for June 2023. The latest stats meant the national unemployment rate was at 3.6% percent, a "little change" over the month of June and holding at the same rate from June 2022.
Payroll employment of non-farm workers increased in five states, decreased in two states, and was "essentially unchanged" in 43 states and the District of Columbia, the report stated.
New Hampshire and South Dakota had the lowest jobless rates in June 2023 at 1.8% each, followed by Nebraska and Vermont. Nine states set a record low in jobless individuals, while Nevada had the highest unemployment rate at 5.4%.