- Unemployment rates fell in 21 states and the District of Columbia, rose in 1 state, and remained stable in 28 states in May.
- The U.S. unemployment rate fell by 0.3% over the month to 5.8%, and is 7.5% lower than May 2020.
- 12 states and the District of Columbia have unemployment rates above the U.S. average.
- New Hampshire has the lowest unemployment rate at 2.5%, followed by Nebraska and Vermont at 2.6%, Utah at 2.7%, and South Dakota at 2.8%.
- Hawaii has the highest unemployment rate at 8.1%, followed by New Mexico at 8.0%, California at 7.9%, and New York and Nevada at 7.8%.
- The largest decreases in unemployment occurred in Delaware and Rhode Island with a 0.5% decline over the month.