Unemployment rates rose in 26 states, and remained stable in 24 states and the District of Columbia in October.
The U.S. unemployment rate rose rose to 3.9% in October.
In total, 26 states had unemployment rates lower than the U.S. figure of 3.9 percent, 4 states and the District of Columbia had higher rates, and 20 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation.
Twelve states and the District of Columbia had rate increases from October 2022, the largest of which was in New Jersey (+1.3%).
Maryland had the lowest jobless rate in October at 1.7%, followed by North Dakota at 1.9%, and South Dakota and Vermont at 2.0%.
Nevada has the highest unemployment rate again at 5.4%, followed by the District at 5.0%, and California at 4.8%.
In October, 26 states had over-the-month unemployment rate increases, all of which were 0.2% or 0.1% increases.