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Utah had the lowest unemployment rate in November 2022

December 29, 2022

Utah’s unemployment rate was 2.2 percent in November 2022, the lowest among all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Minnesota and North Dakota had unemployment rates of 2.3 percent, the next lowest rates in the nation.

State unemployment rates, November 2022
State Unemployment rate

Alabama

2.7%

Alaska

4.5

Arizona

4.1

Arkansas

3.7

California

4.1

Colorado

3.5

Connecticut

4.2

Delaware

4.4

District of Columbia

4.6

Florida

2.6

Georgia

3.0

Hawaii

3.3

Idaho

3.0

Illinois

4.7

Indiana

3.0

Iowa

3.1

Kansas

2.8

Kentucky

4.0

Louisiana

3.3

Maine

3.7

Maryland

4.3

Massachusetts

3.4

Michigan

4.3

Minnesota

2.3

Mississippi

3.9

Missouri

2.7

Montana

2.9

Nebraska

2.5

Nevada

4.9

New Hampshire

2.6

New Jersey

3.4

New Mexico

4.1

New York

4.3

North Carolina

3.9

North Dakota

2.3

Ohio

4.2

Oklahoma

3.4

Oregon

4.4

Pennsylvania

4.0

Rhode Island

3.6

South Carolina

3.3

South Dakota

2.4

Tennessee

3.5

Texas

4.0

Utah

2.2

Vermont

2.5

Virginia

2.8

Washington

4.0

West Virginia

4.1

Wisconsin

3.3

Wyoming

3.6

In November 2022, Nevada had the highest unemployment rate (4.9 percent), followed by Illinois (4.7 percent). The District of Columbia, with an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent, set a low since the data began in 1976.

The national unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in November 2022. Seventeen states had unemployment rates lower than the national unemployment rate, 6 states and the District of Columbia had higher rates, and 27 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation.

These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "State Employment and Unemployment — November 2022." We also have 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, Utah had the lowest unemployment rate in November 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/utah-had-the-lowest-unemployment-rate-in-november-2022.htm (visited May 25, 2024).

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