- Unemployment rates fell in 33 states and remained stable in 17 states and the District of Columbia in January.
- The U.S. unemployment rate fell by 0.4% over the month to 6.3%.
- 19 states and the District of Columbia have unemployment rates above the U.S. average.
- South Dakota and Utah have the lowest rates at 3.1%, followed by Nebraska and Vermont at 3.2%.
- The largest decrease in unemployment occurred in Michigan with a 2.5% decline over the month.
- Hawaii has the highest unemployment rate at 10.2%, followed by California at 9.0%, and New York at 8.8%.
- Hawaii’s unemployment rate is 8.2% higher than January 2020 and New York and Massachusetts are both 5.0% higher than the same time last year.