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Unemployment rates lower in all 50 states and the District of Columbia from June 2021 to June 2022

July 29, 2022

Unemployment rates decreased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia from June 2021 to June 2022. The largest unemployment rate decreases from June 2021 occurred in California (−3.7 percentage points) and Rhode Island (−3.5 percentage points). The national unemployment rate of 3.6 percent was 2.3 percentage points lower than in June 2021.

Change in unemployment rates for states from June 2021 to June 2022
State June 2021 unemployment rate June 2022 unemployment rate 12-month change

Alabama

3.5% 2.6% -0.9 percentage point(s)

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 -0.6

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 -0.9

South Dakota

3.2 2.3 -0.9

Tennessee

4.4 3.3 -1.1

Texas

5.9 4.1 -1.8

Utah

2.8 2.0 -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

The smallest over-the-year unemployment rate decline occurred in Nebraska (−0.6 percentage point), followed by Utah (−0.8 percentage point). Minnesota had the lowest unemployment rate, at 1.8 percent, while the District of Columbia had the highest unemployment rate, at 5.5 percent.

In June 2022, eight states set all-time low unemployment rates: Alabama (2.6 percent), Georgia (2.9 percent), Kentucky (3.7 percent), Louisiana (3.8 percent), Minnesota (1.8 percent), Mississippi (3.8 percent), and Missouri (2.8 percent), and New Hampshire (2.0 percent).

These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "State Employment and Unemployment — June 2022." Also see more charts and maps on state employment and unemployment. Estimates for the most recent month are preliminary.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rates lower in all 50 states and the District of Columbia from June 2021 to June 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/unemployment-rates-lower-in-all-50-states-and-the-district-of-columbia-from-june-2021-to-june-2022.htm (visited August 15, 2022).

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