- Unemployment rates fell in 23 states and the District of Columbia, higher in 4 states, and remained stable in 23 states in February.
- The U.S. unemployment rate remained mostly stable over the month to 6.2%, but is still 2.7% higher than February 2020.
- 12 states and the District of Columbia have unemployment rates above the U.S. average.
- South Dakota has the lowest rate at 2.9%, followed by Utah at 3.0%, and Nebraska and Vermont at 3.1%.
- Hawaii has the highest unemployment rate at 9.2%, followed by New York at 8.9%, and California and Connecticut at 8.5%.
- The largest decrease in unemployment occurred in Hawaii with a 1.1% decline over the month.
- The largest increase in unemployment occurred in Connecticut with a 0.4% increase over the month.