- Unemployment rates fell in 16 states and remained stable in 34 states and the District of Columbia in May.
- The U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged again over the month at 3.6% in May.
- 9 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 Minnesota and Utah at 2%, New Hampshire at 2.1%, and Indiana at 2.2%.
- Minnesota, Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, and West Virginia all set series lows.
- The District of Columbia has the highest unemployment rate at 5.7%, followed by New Mexico at 5.1%, and Nevada at 4.9%.
- The largest decreases in unemployment occurred in California, Iowa, Missouri, and Rhode Island with a 0.3% decline over the month.