11 STATES SET SERIES LOW UNEMPLOYMENT RATES IN JULY
Unemployment rates fell in seven states, rose in three states, and remained stable in 40 states and the District of Columbia in July.
The U.S. unemployment rate was little changed at 3.5% in July and the same as in July 2022.
Three states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rates above the U.S. average in July.
Twenty-three states had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier, five states and the District had increases, and twenty-two states had little change.
New Hampshire had the lowest jobless rates in July at 1.7%, followed by Maryland and Vermont at 1.8%, and South Dakota at 1.9%.
The rates in Alabama (2.1%), Louisiana (3.4%), Maryland (1.8%), Massachusetts (2.5%), Mississippi (3.0%), New Hampshire (1.7%), Ohio (3.3%), Pennsylvania (3.5%), Tennessee (3.1%), Vermont (1.8%), and Washington (3.6%) set new series lows.
Nevada has the highest unemployment rate again at 5.3%, followed by the District at 5.0%, and California at 4.6%.
In July, seven states had over-the-month unemployment rate decreases, the largest of which was in Pennsylvania, falling 0.3% from June.