- Unemployment rates fell in 27 states and the District of Columbia, rose in 1 state,
and remained stable in 22 states in September.
- The U.S. unemployment rate fell by 0.4% over the month to 4.8%.
- 16 states and the District of Columbia have unemployment rates above the U.S. average.
- Nebraska has the lowest unemployment rate at 2.0%, followed by Utah at 2.4%, and Idaho, New Hampshire, South Dakota, and Vermont at 2.9%.
- Nebraska’s 2.0% and Georgia’s 3.2% rates are new record lows dating back to 1976.
- California and Nevada have the highest unemployment rate at 7.5%, followed by New Jersey and New York at 7.1%.
- The largest decreases in unemployment occurred in Rhode Island with a 0.6% decline over the month.