- Unemployment rates fell in 11 states and the District of Columbia, rose in 9 states, and remained stable in 30 states in September.
- The U.S. unemployment rate was slightly lower at 3.5% in September.
- 8 states and the District of Columbia have unemployment rates above the U.S. average.
- Minnesota has the lowest unemployment rate at 2.0%, followed by Utah and Vermont at 2.1%, and Nebraska, New Hampshire, and South Dakota at 2.2%.
- The District of Columbia has the highest unemployment rate at 4.7%, followed by Illinois at 4.5%, and Alaska and Nevada at 4.4%.
- The largest decreases in unemployment occurred in New Jersey and Hawaii, and the largest increase was Rhode Island.