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State Employment and Unemployment Summary

For release 10:00 a.m. (ET) Friday, July 22, 2022                      USDL-22-1520

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                   STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- JUNE 2022                 


Unemployment rates were lower in June in 10 states and the District of Columbia,
higher in 2 states, and stable in 38 states, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. All 50 states and the District had jobless rate decreases from a 
year earlier. The national unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent but was 2.3
percentage points lower than in June 2021.

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 13 states, decreased in 2 states, and
was essentially unchanged in 35 states and the District of Columbia in June 2022.
Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 47 states and the District
and was essentially unchanged in 3 states.

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

Minnesota had the lowest jobless rate in June, 1.8 percent, closely followed by
Nebraska, 1.9 percent. The next lowest rates were in New Hampshire and Utah, 2.0
percent each. The rates in Minnesota and New Hampshire set new series lows, as
did the rates in the following six states (all state series begin in 1976):
Alabama (2.6 percent), Georgia (2.9 percent), Kentucky (3.7 percent), Louisiana
(3.8 percent), Mississippi (3.8 percent), and Missouri (2.8 percent). The District
of Columbia had the highest unemployment rate, 5.5 percent, followed by New Mexico,
4.9 percent. In total, 20 states had unemployment rates lower than the U.S. figure
of 3.6 percent, 10 states and the District had higher rates, and 20 states had 
rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation. (See tables A 
and 1.)

In June, 10 states and the District of Columbia had over-the-month unemployment
rate decreases, the largest of which was in Missouri (-0.3 percentage point). 
Indiana and Montana had the only rate increases (+0.2 percentage point each). 
Thirty-eight states had jobless rates that were not notably different from those
of a month earlier, though some had changes that were at least as large numerically
as the significant changes. (See table B.)

The largest unemployment rate decreases from June 2021 occurred in California 
(-3.7 percentage points) and Rhode Island (-3.5 points). The smallest over-the-year
jobless rate decline occurred in Nebraska (-0.6 percentage point). (See table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 13 states, decreased in 2 states, and 
was essentially unchanged in 35 states and the District of Columbia in June 2022. 
The largest job gains occurred in Texas (+82,500), Tennessee (+32,300), and Florida
(+30,600). The largest percentage increase occurred in Tennessee (+1.0 percent),
followed by Montana (+0.9 percent) and Oklahoma and Texas (+0.6 percent each).
Employment decreased in West Virginia (-7,400, or -1.0 percent) and Alaska (-2,400,
or -0.8 percent). (See tables D and 3.)

Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 47 states and the District
of Columbia and was essentially unchanged in 3 states. The largest job increases
occurred in California (+850,600), Texas (+778,700), and Florida (+453,600). The 
largest percentage increases occurred in Nevada (+6.6 percent), Texas 
(+6.2 percent), and Georgia (+5.4 percent). (See table E.) 

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for June
is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
(ET). The State Employment and Unemployment news release for July is 
scheduled to be released on Friday, August 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).


 _______________________________________________________________________________
|										|
|       2022 Preliminary Benchmark Revision to Establishment Survey Data        |
|	                to be released on August 24, 2022               	|
|										|
| Each year, Current Employment Statistics (CES) estimates are benchmarked to 	|
| comprehensive counts of employment from the Quarterly Census of Employment 	|
| and Wages (QCEW). These counts are derived from state unemployment insurance  |
| (UI) tax records that nearly all employers are required to file. As part of   |
| the benchmark process for benchmark year 2022, census-derived employment 	|
| counts replace CES payroll employment estimates for all 50 states, the 	|
| District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and about 450 	|
| metropolitan areas and divisions for the period from April 2021 to September  |
| 2022. 									|
|										|
| The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release first-quarter 2022 data	|
| from the QCEW on August 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (ET). Preliminary benchmark 	|
| revisions for March 2022 for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 	|
| selected metropolitan areas at the total nonfarm level will be made 		|
| available shortly thereafter on the CES State and Area homepage at		|
| www.bls.gov/sae. The final benchmark revision for all state and metropolitan  |
| area series will be issued with the publication of the January 2023 State 	|
| Employment and Unemployment news release in March 2023.			|
|_______________________________________________________________________________|



Table A. States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., June 2022, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
--------------------------------------------------------------
United States (1) ...................|           3.6
                                     |
Alabama .............................|           2.6
Alaska ..............................|           4.6
California ..........................|           4.2
Delaware ............................|           4.5
District of Columbia ................|           5.5
Florida .............................|           2.8
Georgia .............................|           2.9
Idaho ...............................|           2.5
Illinois ............................|           4.5
Indiana .............................|           2.4
                                     |
Iowa ................................|           2.6
Kansas ..............................|           2.4
Michigan ............................|           4.3
Minnesota ...........................|           1.8
Missouri ............................|           2.8
Montana .............................|           2.6
Nebraska ............................|           1.9
Nevada ..............................|           4.7
New Hampshire .......................|           2.0
New Mexico ..........................|           4.9
                                     |
New York ............................|           4.4
North Dakota ........................|           2.5
Oklahoma ............................|           2.9
Pennsylvania ........................|           4.5
Rhode Island ........................|           2.7
South Dakota ........................|           2.3
Texas ...............................|           4.1
Utah ................................|           2.0
Vermont .............................|           2.2
Virginia ............................|           2.8
Wisconsin ...........................|           2.9
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   (1) Data are not preliminary.
   (p) = preliminary.


Table B. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from May 2022 to June 2022, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              |    May    |   June    |    change(p)
                                |   2022    |  2022(p)  |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
District of Columbia ...........|     5.7   |     5.5   |      -0.2
Florida ........................|     2.9   |     2.8   |       -.1
Indiana ........................|     2.2   |     2.4   |        .2
Iowa ...........................|     2.7   |     2.6   |       -.1
Massachusetts ..................|     3.9   |     3.7   |       -.2
Minnesota ......................|     2.0   |     1.8   |       -.2
Missouri .......................|     3.1   |     2.8   |       -.3
Montana ........................|     2.4   |     2.6   |        .2
Nevada .........................|     4.9   |     4.7   |       -.2
New Mexico .....................|     5.1   |     4.9   |       -.2
                                |           |           |
North Dakota ...................|     2.6   |     2.5   |       -.1
Pennsylvania ...................|     4.6   |     4.5   |       -.1
Virginia .......................|     3.0   |     2.8   |       -.2
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   (p) = preliminary.


Table C. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from June 2021 to June 2022, seasonally adjusted
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              |   June    |   June    |    change(p)
                                |   2021    |  2022(p)  |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama ........................|     3.5   |     2.6   |      -0.9
Alaska .........................|     6.8   |     4.6   |      -2.2
Arizona ........................|     5.2   |     3.3   |      -1.9
Arkansas .......................|     4.2   |     3.2   |      -1.0
California .....................|     7.9   |     4.2   |      -3.7
Colorado .......................|     5.9   |     3.4   |      -2.5
Connecticut ....................|     6.7   |     4.0   |      -2.7
Delaware .......................|     5.7   |     4.5   |      -1.2
District of Columbia ...........|     7.2   |     5.5   |      -1.7
Florida ........................|     4.8   |     2.8   |      -2.0
                                |           |           |
Georgia ........................|     4.0   |     2.9   |      -1.1
Hawaii .........................|     5.9   |     4.3   |      -1.6
Idaho ..........................|     3.7   |     2.5   |      -1.2
Illinois .......................|     6.5   |     4.5   |      -2.0
Indiana ........................|     3.9   |     2.4   |      -1.5
Iowa ...........................|     4.5   |     2.6   |      -1.9
Kansas .........................|     3.5   |     2.4   |      -1.1
Kentucky .......................|     4.8   |     3.7   |      -1.1
Louisiana ......................|     5.8   |     3.8   |      -2.0
Maine ..........................|     5.0   |     3.0   |      -2.0
                                |           |           |
Maryland .......................|     6.1   |     4.0   |      -2.1
Massachusetts ..................|     6.0   |     3.7   |      -2.3
Michigan .......................|     6.3   |     4.3   |      -2.0
Minnesota ......................|     3.4   |     1.8   |      -1.6
Mississippi ....................|     5.8   |     3.8   |      -2.0
Missouri .......................|     4.4   |     2.8   |      -1.6
Montana ........................|     3.6   |     2.6   |      -1.0
Nebraska .......................|     2.5   |     1.9   |       -.6
Nevada .........................|     7.2   |     4.7   |      -2.5
New Hampshire ..................|     3.6   |     2.0   |      -1.6
                                |           |           |
New Jersey .....................|     7.1   |     3.9   |      -3.2
New Mexico .....................|     7.3   |     4.9   |      -2.4
New York .......................|     7.4   |     4.4   |      -3.0
North Carolina .................|     5.0   |     3.4   |      -1.6
North Dakota ...................|     3.6   |     2.5   |      -1.1
Ohio ...........................|     5.3   |     3.9   |      -1.4
Oklahoma .......................|     4.2   |     2.9   |      -1.3
Oregon .........................|     5.4   |     3.6   |      -1.8
Pennsylvania ...................|     6.6   |     4.5   |      -2.1
Rhode Island ...................|     6.2   |     2.7   |      -3.5
                                |           |           |
South Carolina .................|     4.1   |     3.2   |       -.9
South Dakota ...................|     3.2   |     2.3   |       -.9
Tennessee ......................|     4.4   |     3.3   |      -1.1
Texas ..........................|     5.9   |     4.1   |      -1.8
Utah ...........................|     2.8   |     2.0   |       -.8
Vermont ........................|     3.5   |     2.2   |      -1.3
Virginia .......................|     4.0   |     2.8   |      -1.2
Washington .....................|     5.4   |     3.9   |      -1.5
West Virginia ..................|     5.3   |     3.6   |      -1.7
Wisconsin ......................|     4.0   |     2.9   |      -1.1
Wyoming ........................|     4.6   |     3.1   |      -1.5
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   (p) = preliminary.


Table D. States with statistically significant employment changes from
May 2022 to June 2022, seasonally adjusted
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                              |             |             | Over-the-month change(p)
            State             |     May     |    June     |---------------------------
                              |     2022    |   2022(p)   |    Level    |   Percent
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alaska .......................|     313,200 |     310,800 |      -2,400 |     -0.8
Arizona ......................|   3,048,700 |   3,063,700 |      15,000 |       .5
Florida ......................|   9,313,900 |   9,344,500 |      30,600 |       .3
Georgia ......................|   4,783,700 |   4,801,800 |      18,100 |       .4
Illinois .....................|   6,013,100 |   6,031,900 |      18,800 |       .3
Kentucky .....................|   1,937,600 |   1,947,600 |      10,000 |       .5
Montana ......................|     503,500 |     507,900 |       4,400 |       .9
New York .....................|   9,422,100 |   9,448,200 |      26,100 |       .3
North Carolina ...............|   4,731,400 |   4,754,100 |      22,700 |       .5
Oklahoma .....................|   1,679,100 |   1,688,600 |       9,500 |       .6
                              |             |             |             |       
Oregon .......................|   1,949,400 |   1,958,100 |       8,700 |       .4
Pennsylvania .................|   5,929,700 |   5,950,900 |      21,200 |       .4
Tennessee ....................|   3,214,900 |   3,247,200 |      32,300 |      1.0
Texas ........................|  13,348,600 |  13,431,100 |      82,500 |       .6
West Virginia ................|     711,700 |     704,300 |      -7,400 |     -1.0
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   (p) = preliminary.


Table E. States with statistically significant employment changes from
June 2021 to June 2022, seasonally adjusted
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                              |             |             |  Over-the-year change(p)
            State             |    June     |    June     |---------------------------
                              |    2021     |   2022(p)   |    Level    |   Percent
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama ......................|   2,039,700 |   2,079,100 |      39,400 |      1.9
Alaska .......................|     304,800 |     310,800 |       6,000 |      2.0
Arizona ......................|   2,958,600 |   3,063,700 |     105,100 |      3.6
Arkansas .....................|   1,277,000 |   1,309,500 |      32,500 |      2.5
California ...................|  16,665,300 |  17,515,900 |     850,600 |      5.1
Colorado .....................|   2,745,700 |   2,857,400 |     111,700 |      4.1
Connecticut ..................|   1,612,000 |   1,651,000 |      39,000 |      2.4
Delaware .....................|     448,800 |     461,400 |      12,600 |      2.8
District of Columbia .........|     739,100 |     764,600 |      25,500 |      3.5
Florida ......................|   8,890,900 |   9,344,500 |     453,600 |      5.1
                              |             |             |             |       
Georgia ......................|   4,555,500 |   4,801,800 |     246,300 |      5.4
Hawaii .......................|     588,600 |     605,300 |      16,700 |      2.8
Idaho ........................|     794,600 |     818,500 |      23,900 |      3.0
Illinois .....................|   5,786,200 |   6,031,900 |     245,700 |      4.2
Indiana ......................|   3,073,600 |   3,181,900 |     108,300 |      3.5
Iowa .........................|   1,530,700 |   1,572,800 |      42,100 |      2.8
Kansas .......................|   1,376,800 |   1,397,600 |      20,800 |      1.5
Kentucky .....................|   1,889,700 |   1,947,600 |      57,900 |      3.1
Louisiana ....................|   1,868,600 |   1,903,800 |      35,200 |      1.9
Maine ........................|     619,100 |     632,500 |      13,400 |      2.2
                              |             |             |             |       
Maryland .....................|   2,629,000 |   2,715,900 |      86,900 |      3.3
Massachusetts ................|   3,499,500 |   3,664,200 |     164,700 |      4.7
Michigan .....................|   4,180,200 |   4,327,100 |     146,900 |      3.5
Minnesota ....................|   2,838,100 |   2,914,800 |      76,700 |      2.7
Mississippi ..................|   1,130,000 |   1,160,500 |      30,500 |      2.7
Missouri .....................|   2,838,900 |   2,904,400 |      65,500 |      2.3
Montana ......................|     492,100 |     507,900 |      15,800 |      3.2
Nebraska .....................|   1,007,000 |   1,030,300 |      23,300 |      2.3
Nevada .......................|   1,362,200 |   1,452,700 |      90,500 |      6.6
New Hampshire ................|     661,300 |     679,700 |      18,400 |      2.8
                              |             |             |             |       
New Jersey ...................|   4,005,400 |   4,212,800 |     207,400 |      5.2
New Mexico ...................|     808,000 |     848,000 |      40,000 |      5.0
New York .....................|   9,000,700 |   9,448,200 |     447,500 |      5.0
North Carolina ...............|   4,602,100 |   4,754,100 |     152,000 |      3.3
North Dakota .................|     415,600 |     427,000 |      11,400 |      2.7
Ohio .........................|   5,369,700 |   5,465,400 |      95,700 |      1.8
Oklahoma .....................|   1,646,500 |   1,688,600 |      42,100 |      2.6
Oregon .......................|   1,864,300 |   1,958,100 |      93,800 |      5.0
Pennsylvania .................|   5,739,600 |   5,950,900 |     211,300 |      3.7
Rhode Island .................|     480,200 |     496,400 |      16,200 |      3.4
                              |             |             |             |       
South Carolina ...............|   2,138,200 |   2,214,300 |      76,100 |      3.6
Tennessee ....................|   3,116,600 |   3,247,200 |     130,600 |      4.2
Texas ........................|  12,652,400 |  13,431,100 |     778,700 |      6.2
Utah .........................|   1,614,400 |   1,664,300 |      49,900 |      3.1
Virginia .....................|   3,921,700 |   4,045,100 |     123,400 |      3.1
Washington ...................|   3,347,500 |   3,494,800 |     147,300 |      4.4
West Virginia ................|     683,900 |     704,300 |      20,400 |      3.0
Wisconsin ....................|   2,884,500 |   2,929,600 |      45,100 |      1.6
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   (p) = preliminary.



Last Modified Date: July 22, 2022