UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FELL IN 40 STATES AND DC IN NOVEMBER

Key Points:

  • Unemployment rates fell in 40 states and the District of Columbia and remained stable in 10 states in November.
  • The U.S. unemployment rate fell by 0.4% over the month to 4.2%.
  • 17 states and the District of Columbia have unemployment rates above the U.S. average.
  • Nebraska has the lowest unemployment rate at 1.8%, followed by Utah at 2.1%, and Oklahoma at 2.5%.
  • Georgia‚Äôs 2.8%, Nebraska’s 1.8%, Oklahoma’s 2.5%, Utah’s 2.1%, and West Virginia’s 4.0% rates are record lows.
  • California has the highest unemployment rate at 6.9%, followed by Nevada at 6.8%, and New Jersey and New York at 6.6%.
  • The largest decreases in unemployment occurred in Arizona and Mississippi with a 0.5% decline over the month.