- Unemployment rates fell in 15 states and the District of Columbia and remained stable in 35 states in August.
- The U.S. unemployment rate fell by 0.2% over the month to 5.2%, and is 3.2% lower than August 2020.
- 13 states and the District of Columbia have unemployment rates above the U.S. average.
- Nebraska has the lowest unemployment rate at 2.2%, followed by Utah at 2.6%, and Idaho and South Dakota at 2.9%.
- Nevada has the highest unemployment rate at 7.7%, followed by California at 7.5%, and New York at 7.4%.
- The largest decreases in unemployment occurred in Arizona, Louisiana, and New Mexico with a 0.4% decline over the month.