- Unemployment rates fell in 17 states and the District of Columbia and remained stable in 33 states in July.
- The U.S. unemployment rate fell by 0.5% over the month to 5.4%, and is 4.8% lower than June 2020.
- 13 states and the District of Columbia have unemployment rates above the U.S. average.
- Nebraska has the lowest unemployment rate at 2.3%, followed by Utah at 2.6%, and New Hampshire and South Dakota at 2.9%.
- Nevada has the highest unemployment rate at 7.7%, followed closely by California, New Mexico, and New York at 7.6%.
- The largest decreases in unemployment occurred in Hawaii, Connecticut, and Oregon with a 0.4% decline over the month.