The three states with the highest unemployment rates in April were Nevada (11.7%), Rhode Island (11.2%), and California (10.9%). The three states with the lowest rates were North Dakota (3%), Nebraska (3.9%), and South Dakota (4.3%). The US unemployment rate in April was 8.1%.
The latest state and regional data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics also noted that non-farm payrolls in April were higher in 32 states and the District of Columbia and lower in 18 states. Indiana, Texas, and Georgia added the most jobs in April, while Maryland, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire posted the largest decreases.
By statistical region, the West tops the unemployment table with an unemployment rate of 9.5%, while the Midwest has the lowest unemployment rate, at 7.2%.
The BLS press release is available here.
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