UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FELL IN 28 STATES AND DC IN OCTOBER

Key Points:

  • Unemployment rates fell in 28 states and the District of Columbia and remained stable in 22 states in October.
  • The U.S. unemployment rate fell by 0.2% over the month to 4.6%.
  • 23 states and the District of Columbia have unemployment rates above the U.S. average.
  • Nebraska has the lowest unemployment rate at 1.9%, followed by Utah at 2.2%, and Oklahoma at 2.7%.
  • Georgia‚Äôs 3.1%, Nebraska’s 1.9%, Oklahoma’s 2.7%, Utah’s 2.2%, and West Virginia’s 4.3% rates are record lows.
  • California and Nevada have the highest unemployment rate at 7.3%, followed by New Jersey at 7.0%, and New York at 6.9%.
  • The largest decreases in unemployment occurred in Arizona with a 0.5% decline over the month.