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State Employment and Unemployment Summary

For release 10:00 a.m. (ET) Friday, August 21, 2020				   USDL-20-1589

Technical information: 
 Employment:	sminfo@bls.gov  *  www.bls.gov/sae
 Unemployment:	lausinfo@bls.gov  *  www.bls.gov/lau

Media contact:	(202) 691-5902  *  PressOffice@bls.gov


(NOTE: On September 11, 2020, BLS corrected errors in estimates for not seasonally 
adjusted all employees in state government educational services, state government,
government, service-providing, and total nonfarm for California and many of its
metropolitan areas. Seasonally adjusted estimates for all employees and 3-month average
change were corrected at aggregate levels. Tables D, E, 3, and 4 in this news release
were corrected. In addition, estimates in the LABSTAT database for April, May, June, and
July 2020 were corrected. BLS also corrected other supplemental materials as listed at
www.bls.gov/bls/errata/sae_errata.htm.) 


		         STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- JULY 2020


Unemployment rates were lower in July in 30 states, higher in 9 states, and stable in 11
states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
All 50 states and the District had jobless rate increases from a year earlier. The national
unemployment rate fell by 0.9 percentage point over the month to 10.2 percent but was 6.5
points higher than in July 2019.  

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 40 states and the District of Columbia, decreased 
in 1 state, and was essentially unchanged in 9 states in July 2020. Over the year, nonfarm
payroll employment decreased in 49 states and the District and was essentially unchanged in
1 state.

This news release presents statistics from two monthly programs. The civilian labor force
and unemployment data are modeled based largely on a survey of households. These data 
pertain to individuals by where they reside. The employment data are from an establishment
survey that measures nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings by industry. These data 
pertain to jobs on payrolls defined by where the establishments are located. For more 
information about the concepts and statistical methodologies used by these two programs,
see the Technical Note.

Unemployment

Massachusetts had the highest unemployment rate in July, 16.1 percent, followed by New 
York, 15.9 percent. The rates in Connecticut (10.2 percent), New Mexico (12.7 percent), 
and New York (15.9 percent) set new series highs. (All state series begin in 1976.) Utah 
had the lowest unemployment rate, 4.5 percent, followed by Nebraska, 4.8 percent, and 
Idaho, 5.0 percent. In total, 28 states and the District of Columbia had jobless rates 
lower than the U.S. figure of 10.2 percent, 11 states had higher rates, and 11 states had
rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation. (See tables A and 1.)

In July, the largest unemployment rate decrease occurred in Michigan (-6.2 percentage 
points). Rates declined over the month by at least 2.0 percentage points in an additional
six states. The largest over-the-month jobless rate increases occurred in New Mexico (+4.3
percentage points) and Maine (+3.2 points). (See table B.)

The largest unemployment rate increases from July 2019 occurred in Massachusetts (+13.2 
percentage points) and New York (+12.0 points), with another three states experiencing 
increases of 10.0 points or more. The smallest over-the-year rate increases occurred in
Kentucky (+1.4 percentage points) and Nebraska (+1.7 points). (See table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 40 states and the District of Columbia in July
2020. The largest job gains occurred in New York (+176,600), New Jersey (+129,900), and 
California (+103,600). The largest percentage increases occurred in New Jersey (+3.6
percent), Rhode Island (+3.1 percent), and Michigan and Missouri (+2.7 percent each). 
Employment decreased in New Mexico (-6,000, or -0.8 percent). (See tables D and 3.)

Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 49 states and the District of Columbia
and was essentially unchanged in Idaho. The largest job declines occurred in California
(-1,647,100), New York (-1,345,800), and Texas (-694,400). The smallest declines occurred
in Wyoming (-20,200), South Dakota (-20,300), and Montana (-23,600). The largest percentage
declines occurred in Hawaii (-16.1 percent), New York (-13.7 percent), and Massachusetts
(-12.2 percent). The smallest percentage declines occurred in Utah (-2.0 percent), Arizona
(-3.6 percent), and Mississippi (-3.7 percent). (See table E.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for July is scheduled to be
released on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (ET). The State Employment and
Unemployment news release for August is scheduled to be released on Friday, September 18,
2020, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).


 ___________________________________________________________________________________________
| 											    |
|		     Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Impact on July 2020		    |
|			   Establishment and Household Survey Data			    |
|											    |
| BLS has continued to review all estimation and methodological procedures for the	    |
| establishment survey, which included the review of data, estimation processes, the 	    |
| application of the birth-death model, and seasonal adjustment. Business births and 	    |
| deaths cannot be adequately captured by the establishment survey as they occur.	    |
| Therefore, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program uses a model to account	    |
| for the relatively stable net employment change generated by business births and deaths.  |
| Due to the impact of COVID-19, the relationship between business births and deaths	    |
| is no longer stable. Typically, reports with zero employment are not included in 	    |
| estimation. For the June final and July preliminary estimates, CES included a portion	    |
| of these reports in the estimates and made modifications to the birth-death model. 	    |
| In addition for both months, the establishment survey included a portion of the reports   |
| that returned to reporting positive employment from reporting zero employment. For more   |
| information, see www.bls.gov/web/empsit/cesbd.htm.					    |
|											    |
| In the establishment survey, workers who are paid by their employer for all or any part   |
| of the pay period including the 12th of the month are counted as employed, even if they   |
| were not actually at their jobs. Workers who are temporarily or permanently absent from   |
| their jobs and are not being paid are not counted as employed, even if they are	    |
| continuing to receive benefits. The length of the reference period does vary across the   |
| respondents in the establishment survey; one-third of businesses have a weekly pay        |
| period, slightly over 40 percent a bi-weekly, about 20 percent semi-monthly, and a small  |
| amount monthly.									    |
|											    |
| For the July 2020 estimates of household employment and unemployment from the Local Area  |
| Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, BLS continued to implement level-shift outliers   |
| in the employment and/or unemployment inputs to the models, based on statistical 	    |
| evaluation of movements in each area's inputs. Both the Current Population Survey inputs, |
| which serve as the primary inputs to the LAUS models, and the nonfarm payroll employment  |
| and unemployment insurance claims covariates were examined for outliers. The resulting    |
| implementation of level shifts preserved movements in the published estimates that the    |
| models otherwise would have discounted, without requiring changes to how the models       |
| create estimates at other points in the time series.					    |
|											    |
| To mitigate distortions due to the complex relationships between level shifts in the      |
| household survey and covariate inputs to the state models, BLS retained the same 	    |
| modifications to the LAUS seasonal adjustment and smoothing procedures that had been      |
| introduced during the May 2020 cycle. Specifically, level shifts were isolated from the   |
| estimation of seasonal factors, and the Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space filter was not   |
| used to smooth the seasonally adjusted estimates. It is anticipated that these 	    |
| modifications will be necessary for as long as complex outlier treatments are deemed      |
| necessary for the model inputs.							    |
|											    |
| The "Frequently asked questions" document at						    |
| www.bls.gov/covid19/employment-situation-covid19-faq-july-2020.htm extensively discusses  |
| the impact of a misclassification in the household survey on the national estimates for   |
| July 2020. Despite the considerable decline in its degree relative to prior months, this  |
| misclassification continued to be widespread geographically, with BLS analysis 	    |
| indicating that most states again were affected to at least some extent. However,         |
| according to usual practice, the data from the household survey are accepted as recorded. |
| To maintain data integrity, no ad hoc actions are taken to reclassify survey responses.   |
| Hence, the household survey estimates of employed and unemployed people that serve as     |
| the primary inputs to the state models were affected to varying degrees by the 	    |
| misclassification, which in turn affected the official LAUS estimates for July 2020.	    |
|											    |
| Household data for Puerto Rico are not modeled, but rather are derived from a monthly     |
| household survey similar to the Current Population Survey. Due to the effects of the      |
| pandemic and efforts to contain the virus, Puerto Rico had not been able to conduct its   |
| household survey for March or April 2020. Data collection resumed effective May 2020,     |
| and BLS resumed publication of the not seasonally adjusted data beginning with the June   |
| 2020 issuance of this news release on July 17, 2020. Publication of seasonally adjusted   |
| data for Puerto Rico will resume at a later time, pending further research. The Puerto    |
| Rico Department of Labor has reported a misclassification in its household survey since   |
| May 2020 similar in nature to the misclassification in the Current Population Survey.     |
|___________________________________________________________________________________________|



Table A. States with unemployment rates significantly different	
from that of the U.S., July 2020, seasonally adjusted		
--------------------------------------------------------------	
                State                |          Rate(p)
--------------------------------------------------------------
United States (1) ...................|          10.2
                                     |              
Alabama .............................|           7.9
Alaska ..............................|          11.6
Arkansas ............................|           7.1
California ..........................|          13.3
Colorado ............................|           7.4
District of Columbia ................|           8.4
Florida .............................|          11.3
Georgia .............................|           7.6
Hawaii ..............................|          13.1
Idaho ...............................|           5.0
                                     |              
Illinois ............................|          11.3
Indiana .............................|           7.8
Iowa ................................|           6.6
Kansas ..............................|           7.2
Kentucky ............................|           5.7
Maryland ............................|           7.6
Massachusetts .......................|          16.1
Michigan ............................|           8.7
Minnesota ...........................|           7.7
Missouri ............................|           6.9
                                     |              
Montana .............................|           6.4
Nebraska ............................|           4.8
Nevada ..............................|          14.0
New Hampshire .......................|           8.1
New Jersey ..........................|          13.8
New Mexico ..........................|          12.7
New York ............................|          15.9
North Carolina ......................|           8.5
North Dakota ........................|           6.6
Ohio ................................|           8.9
                                     |              
Oklahoma ............................|           7.1
Pennsylvania ........................|          13.7
South Carolina ......................|           8.6
South Dakota ........................|           6.3
Texas ...............................|           8.0
Utah ................................|           4.5
Vermont .............................|           8.3
Virginia ............................|           8.0
Wisconsin ...........................|           7.0
Wyoming .............................|           7.1
--------------------------------------------------------------
   (1) Data are not preliminary.
   (p) = preliminary.


Table B. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from June 2020 to July 2020, seasonally adjusted
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              |    June   |    July   |    change(p)
                                |    2020   |   2020(p) |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alaska .........................|    12.4   |    11.6   |      -0.8
Arizona ........................|    10.0   |    10.6   |        .6
Arkansas .......................|     8.1   |     7.1   |      -1.0
California .....................|    14.9   |    13.3   |      -1.6
Colorado .......................|    10.6   |     7.4   |      -3.2
Delaware .......................|    12.6   |    10.4   |      -2.2
Florida ........................|    10.3   |    11.3   |       1.0
Idaho ..........................|     5.8   |     5.0   |       -.8
Illinois .......................|    14.5   |    11.3   |      -3.2
Indiana ........................|    11.1   |     7.8   |      -3.3
                                |           |           |          
Iowa ...........................|     8.4   |     6.6   |      -1.8
Kentucky .......................|     4.4   |     5.7   |       1.3
Maine ..........................|     6.7   |     9.9   |       3.2
Maryland .......................|     8.3   |     7.6   |       -.7
Massachusetts ..................|    17.7   |    16.1   |      -1.6
Michigan .......................|    14.9   |     8.7   |      -6.2
Minnesota ......................|     8.6   |     7.7   |       -.9
Mississippi ....................|     8.8   |    10.8   |       2.0
Missouri .......................|     7.8   |     6.9   |       -.9
Montana ........................|     7.2   |     6.4   |       -.8
                                |           |           |          
Nebraska .......................|     5.5   |     4.8   |       -.7
Nevada .........................|    15.2   |    14.0   |      -1.2
New Hampshire ..................|     9.2   |     8.1   |      -1.1
New Jersey .....................|    16.8   |    13.8   |      -3.0
New Mexico .....................|     8.4   |    12.7   |       4.3
North Carolina .................|     7.5   |     8.5   |       1.0
North Dakota ...................|     7.4   |     6.6   |       -.8
Ohio ...........................|    11.0   |     8.9   |      -2.1
Oklahoma .......................|     6.4   |     7.1   |        .7
Oregon .........................|    11.6   |    10.4   |      -1.2
                                |           |           |          
Pennsylvania ...................|    13.2   |    13.7   |        .5
Rhode Island ...................|    12.6   |    11.2   |      -1.4
South Dakota ...................|     7.2   |     6.3   |       -.9
Texas ..........................|     8.4   |     8.0   |       -.4
Utah ...........................|     5.3   |     4.5   |       -.8
Vermont ........................|     9.5   |     8.3   |      -1.2
West Virginia ..................|    10.5   |     9.9   |       -.6
Wisconsin ......................|     8.6   |     7.0   |      -1.6
Wyoming ........................|     7.6   |     7.1   |       -.5
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   (p) = preliminary.


Table C. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from July 2019 to July 2020, seasonally adjusted
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              |    July   |    July   |    change(p)
                                |    2019   |   2020(p) |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama ........................|     2.8   |     7.9   |       5.1
Alaska .........................|     6.2   |    11.6   |       5.4
Arizona ........................|     4.7   |    10.6   |       5.9
Arkansas .......................|     3.6   |     7.1   |       3.5
California .....................|     4.0   |    13.3   |       9.3
Colorado .......................|     2.7   |     7.4   |       4.7
Connecticut ....................|     3.7   |    10.2   |       6.5
Delaware .......................|     3.8   |    10.4   |       6.6
District of Columbia ...........|     5.4   |     8.4   |       3.0
Florida ........................|     3.1   |    11.3   |       8.2
                                |           |           |          
Georgia ........................|     3.4   |     7.6   |       4.2
Hawaii .........................|     2.7   |    13.1   |      10.4
Idaho ..........................|     2.9   |     5.0   |       2.1
Illinois .......................|     3.9   |    11.3   |       7.4
Indiana ........................|     3.2   |     7.8   |       4.6
Iowa ...........................|     2.7   |     6.6   |       3.9
Kansas .........................|     3.1   |     7.2   |       4.1
Kentucky .......................|     4.3   |     5.7   |       1.4
Louisiana ......................|     4.7   |     9.4   |       4.7
Maine ..........................|     2.9   |     9.9   |       7.0
                                |           |           |          
Maryland .......................|     3.6   |     7.6   |       4.0
Massachusetts ..................|     2.9   |    16.1   |      13.2
Michigan .......................|     4.1   |     8.7   |       4.6
Minnesota ......................|     3.2   |     7.7   |       4.5
Mississippi ....................|     5.5   |    10.8   |       5.3
Missouri .......................|     3.2   |     6.9   |       3.7
Montana ........................|     3.5   |     6.4   |       2.9
Nebraska .......................|     3.1   |     4.8   |       1.7
Nevada .........................|     3.9   |    14.0   |      10.1
New Hampshire ..................|     2.6   |     8.1   |       5.5
                                |           |           |          
New Jersey .....................|     3.3   |    13.8   |      10.5
New Mexico .....................|     4.8   |    12.7   |       7.9
New York .......................|     3.9   |    15.9   |      12.0
North Carolina .................|     3.9   |     8.5   |       4.6
North Dakota ...................|     2.4   |     6.6   |       4.2
Ohio ...........................|     4.2   |     8.9   |       4.7
Oklahoma .......................|     3.3   |     7.1   |       3.8
Oregon .........................|     3.7   |    10.4   |       6.7
Pennsylvania ...................|     4.4   |    13.7   |       9.3
Rhode Island ...................|     3.6   |    11.2   |       7.6
                                |           |           |          
South Carolina .................|     2.7   |     8.6   |       5.9
South Dakota ...................|     3.3   |     6.3   |       3.0
Tennessee ......................|     3.4   |     9.5   |       6.1
Texas ..........................|     3.5   |     8.0   |       4.5
Utah ...........................|     2.5   |     4.5   |       2.0
Vermont ........................|     2.4   |     8.3   |       5.9
Virginia .......................|     2.7   |     8.0   |       5.3
Washington .....................|     4.2   |    10.3   |       6.1
West Virginia ..................|     4.8   |     9.9   |       5.1
Wisconsin ......................|     3.4   |     7.0   |       3.6
Wyoming ........................|     3.7   |     7.1   |       3.4
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   (p) = preliminary.


Table D. States with statistically significant employment changes from
June 2020 to July 2020, seasonally adjusted
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                              |             |             | Over-the-month change(p)
           State              |     June    |     July    |---------------------------
                              |     2020    |    2020(p)  |    Level    |   Percent
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama ......................|   1,953,400 |   1,972,300 |      18,900 |      1.0
California(1) ................|  15,689,000 |  15,792,600 |     103,600 |       .7
Connecticut ..................|   1,513,900 |   1,540,400 |      26,500 |      1.8
Delaware .....................|     414,800 |     422,100 |       7,300 |      1.8
District of Columbia .........|     739,000 |     746,800 |       7,800 |      1.1
Florida ......................|   8,387,800 |   8,465,700 |      77,900 |       .9
Georgia ......................|   4,371,400 |   4,415,200 |      43,800 |      1.0
Idaho ........................|     737,300 |     751,300 |      14,000 |      1.9
Illinois .....................|   5,524,200 |   5,617,400 |      93,200 |      1.7
Indiana ......................|   2,968,600 |   3,012,000 |      43,400 |      1.5
                              |             |             |             |       
Iowa .........................|   1,459,300 |   1,488,600 |      29,300 |      2.0
Kansas .......................|   1,345,000 |   1,355,000 |      10,000 |       .7
Kentucky .....................|   1,764,200 |   1,790,600 |      26,400 |      1.5
Louisiana ....................|   1,816,900 |   1,835,700 |      18,800 |      1.0
Maine ........................|     566,600 |     576,700 |      10,100 |      1.8
Maryland .....................|   2,511,100 |   2,565,000 |      53,900 |      2.1
Massachusetts ................|   3,171,700 |   3,243,800 |      72,100 |      2.3
Michigan .....................|   3,838,200 |   3,941,400 |     103,200 |      2.7
Minnesota ....................|   2,690,700 |   2,723,200 |      32,500 |      1.2
Mississippi ..................|   1,104,600 |   1,115,000 |      10,400 |       .9
                              |             |             |             |       
Missouri .....................|   2,691,800 |   2,765,700 |      73,900 |      2.7
Montana ......................|     458,100 |     461,100 |       3,000 |       .7
Nebraska .....................|     972,900 |     987,000 |      14,100 |      1.4
Nevada .......................|   1,266,300 |   1,281,100 |      14,800 |      1.2
New Hampshire ................|     607,900 |     621,100 |      13,200 |      2.2
New Jersey ...................|   3,622,000 |   3,751,900 |     129,900 |      3.6
New Mexico ...................|     792,800 |     786,800 |      -6,000 |      -.8
New York .....................|   8,274,100 |   8,450,700 |     176,600 |      2.1
North Carolina ...............|   4,229,100 |   4,286,300 |      57,200 |      1.4
North Dakota .................|     400,500 |     403,100 |       2,600 |       .6
                              |             |             |             |       
Ohio .........................|   5,038,400 |   5,101,100 |      62,700 |      1.2
Oregon .......................|   1,772,800 |   1,793,300 |      20,500 |      1.2
Pennsylvania .................|   5,428,000 |   5,525,900 |      97,900 |      1.8
Rhode Island .................|     446,000 |     459,800 |      13,800 |      3.1
South Carolina ...............|   2,063,200 |   2,071,500 |       8,300 |       .4
South Dakota .................|     416,600 |     420,700 |       4,100 |      1.0
Texas ........................|  12,087,300 |  12,118,700 |      31,400 |       .3
Utah .........................|   1,518,600 |   1,528,800 |      10,200 |       .7
Vermont ......................|     273,900 |     278,700 |       4,800 |      1.8
Washington ...................|   3,165,500 |   3,231,300 |      65,800 |      2.1    
Wisconsin ....................|   2,691,200 |   2,721,700 |      30,500 |      1.1
Wyoming ......................|     266,300 |     270,100 |       3,800 |      1.4
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   (p) = preliminary.
   (1) Data for California and its metropolitan areas featured in this table were 
       incorrectly published on August 21, 2020. BLS corrected the data in the 
       LABSTAT database and reissued the July 2020 State Employment and Unemployment 
       news release on September 11, 2020. See www.bls.gov/bls/errata/sae_errata.htm
       for a complete listing of impacted series and BLS products.


Table E. States with statistically significant employment changes from
July 2019 to July 2020, seasonally adjusted
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                              |             |             | Over-the-year change(p)
           State              |     July    |     July    |---------------------------
                              |     2019    |    2020(p)  |    Level    |    Percent
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama ......................|   2,076,100 |   1,972,300 |    -103,800 |     -5.0
Alaska .......................|     330,600 |     291,300 |     -39,300 |    -11.9
Arizona ......................|   2,937,900 |   2,832,600 |    -105,300 |     -3.6
Arkansas .....................|   1,274,000 |   1,213,500 |     -60,500 |     -4.7
California(1) ................|  17,439,700 |  15,792,600 |  -1,647,100 |     -9.4
Colorado .....................|   2,791,500 |   2,605,300 |    -186,200 |     -6.7
Connecticut ..................|   1,686,700 |   1,540,400 |    -146,300 |     -8.7
Delaware .....................|     466,300 |     422,100 |     -44,200 |     -9.5
District of Columbia .........|     798,600 |     746,800 |     -51,800 |     -6.5
Florida ......................|   8,963,400 |   8,465,700 |    -497,700 |     -5.6
                              |             |             |             |       
Georgia ......................|   4,605,300 |   4,415,200 |    -190,100 |     -4.1
Hawaii .......................|     654,700 |     549,200 |    -105,500 |    -16.1
Illinois .....................|   6,125,400 |   5,617,400 |    -508,000 |     -8.3
Indiana ......................|   3,156,500 |   3,012,000 |    -144,500 |     -4.6
Iowa .........................|   1,585,800 |   1,488,600 |     -97,200 |     -6.1
Kansas .......................|   1,423,000 |   1,355,000 |     -68,000 |     -4.8
Kentucky .....................|   1,941,300 |   1,790,600 |    -150,700 |     -7.8
Louisiana ....................|   1,980,100 |   1,835,700 |    -144,400 |     -7.3
Maine ........................|     634,500 |     576,700 |     -57,800 |     -9.1
Maryland .....................|   2,769,200 |   2,565,000 |    -204,200 |     -7.4
                              |             |             |             |       
Massachusetts ................|   3,696,400 |   3,243,800 |    -452,600 |    -12.2
Michigan .....................|   4,432,800 |   3,941,400 |    -491,400 |    -11.1
Minnesota ....................|   2,983,000 |   2,723,200 |    -259,800 |     -8.7
Mississippi ..................|   1,158,300 |   1,115,000 |     -43,300 |     -3.7
Missouri .....................|   2,903,500 |   2,765,700 |    -137,800 |     -4.7
Montana ......................|     484,700 |     461,100 |     -23,600 |     -4.9
Nebraska .....................|   1,026,800 |     987,000 |     -39,800 |     -3.9
Nevada .......................|   1,419,800 |   1,281,100 |    -138,700 |     -9.8
New Hampshire ................|     684,800 |     621,100 |     -63,700 |     -9.3
New Jersey ...................|   4,196,500 |   3,751,900 |    -444,600 |    -10.6
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New Mexico ...................|     858,000 |     786,800 |     -71,200 |     -8.3
New York .....................|   9,796,500 |   8,450,700 |  -1,345,800 |    -13.7
North Carolina ...............|   4,578,000 |   4,286,300 |    -291,700 |     -6.4
North Dakota .................|     439,000 |     403,100 |     -35,900 |     -8.2
Ohio .........................|   5,596,200 |   5,101,100 |    -495,100 |     -8.8
Oklahoma .....................|   1,702,600 |   1,612,400 |     -90,200 |     -5.3
Oregon .......................|   1,941,600 |   1,793,300 |    -148,300 |     -7.6
Pennsylvania .................|   6,067,800 |   5,525,900 |    -541,900 |     -8.9
Rhode Island .................|     502,600 |     459,800 |     -42,800 |     -8.5
South Carolina ...............|   2,192,500 |   2,071,500 |    -121,000 |     -5.5
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South Dakota .................|     441,000 |     420,700 |     -20,300 |     -4.6
Tennessee ....................|   3,124,300 |   2,963,700 |    -160,600 |     -5.1
Texas ........................|  12,813,100 |  12,118,700 |    -694,400 |     -5.4
Utah .........................|   1,560,600 |   1,528,800 |     -31,800 |     -2.0
Vermont ......................|     316,800 |     278,700 |     -38,100 |    -12.0
Virginia .....................|   4,059,100 |   3,775,000 |    -284,100 |     -7.0
Washington ...................|   3,478,700 |   3,231,300 |    -247,400 |     -7.1
West Virginia ................|     719,000 |     667,300 |     -51,700 |     -7.2
Wisconsin ....................|   2,982,300 |   2,721,700 |    -260,600 |     -8.7
Wyoming ......................|     290,300 |     270,100 |     -20,200 |     -7.0     
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   (p) = preliminary.
   (1) Data for California and its metropolitan areas featured in this table were 
       incorrectly published on August 21, 2020. BLS corrected the data in the 
       LABSTAT database and reissued the July 2020 State Employment and Unemployment 
       news release on September 11, 2020. See www.bls.gov/bls/errata/sae_errata.htm
       for a complete listing of impacted series and BLS products.



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