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State Employment and Unemployment Summary

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Friday, July 20, 2018                     USDL-18-1183

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                STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- JUNE 2018


Unemployment rates were lower in June in 9 states, higher in 3 states, and stable 
in 38 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
reported today. Ten states had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier and 40 
states and the District had little or no change. The national unemployment rate 
rose by 0.2 percentage point from May to 4.0 percent but was 0.3 point lower than 
in June 2017.

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 5 states in June 2018, decreased in 1 
state, and was essentially unchanged in 44 states and the District of Columbia. 
Over the year, 32 states added nonfarm payroll jobs and 18 states and the District 
were essentially unchanged.

Unemployment

Hawaii had the lowest unemployment rate in June, 2.1 percent. The rate in Oregon 
(4.0 percent) set a new series low. (All state series begin in 1976.) Alaska had 
the highest jobless rate, 7.1 percent. In total, 16 states had unemployment rates 
lower than the U.S. figure of 4.0 percent, 6 states and the District of Columbia 
had higher rates, and 28 states had rates that were not appreciably different from 
that of the nation. (See tables A and 1.)

In June, nine states had unemployment rate decreases, the largest of which were in 
New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina (-0.2 percentage point each). Three 
states had over-the-month rate increases: Ohio (+0.2 percentage point) and Louisiana 
and Maine (+0.1 point each). The remaining 38 states and the District of Columbia 
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.)

Ten states had unemployment rate changes from June 2017, all of which were decreases. 
The largest decline occurred in New Mexico (-1.2 percentage points), followed by 
Kentucky (-0.9 point). (See table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment

Five states had over-the-month increases in nonfarm payroll employment in June 2018. 
The largest increases occurred in Massachusetts (+21,400), Illinois (+18,100), and 
Georgia (+14,200). In percentage terms, the largest increase occurred in Massachusetts 
(+0.6 percent), followed by Tennessee (+0.4 percent) and Georgia, Illinois, and 
North Carolina (+0.3 percent each). West Virginia lost jobs over the month (-8,000, 
or -1.1 percent). (See tables D and 3.)

Thirty-two states had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment in June. 
The largest job gains occurred in Texas (+359,500), California (+269,100), and 
Florida (+170,500). The largest percentage gains occurred in Idaho and Utah (+3.0 
percent each), followed by Texas (+2.9 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 1, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). The State Employment 
and Unemployment news release for July is scheduled to be released on Friday, 
August 17, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).



Table A. States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., June 2018, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           4.0
                                     |
Alaska ..............................|           7.1
Colorado ............................|           2.7
District of Columbia ................|           5.6
Hawaii ..............................|           2.1
Idaho ...............................|           2.9
Indiana .............................|           3.3
Iowa ................................|           2.7
Kansas ..............................|           3.4
Louisiana ...........................|           4.7
Maine ...............................|           2.9
                                     |
Minnesota ...........................|           3.1
Mississippi .........................|           4.7
Nebraska ............................|           2.9
New Hampshire .......................|           2.7
New Mexico ..........................|           4.9
North Dakota ........................|           2.6
South Dakota ........................|           3.2
Utah ................................|           3.0
Vermont .............................|           2.8
Virginia ............................|           3.2
                                     |
Washington ..........................|           4.7
West Virginia .......................|           5.3
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 2018 to June 2018, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              |    May    |    June   |    change(p)
                                |    2018   |   2018(p) |
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Alaska .........................|     7.2   |     7.1   |      -0.1
Delaware .......................|     4.0   |     3.9   |       -.1
Georgia ........................|     4.2   |     4.1   |       -.1
Louisiana ......................|     4.6   |     4.7   |        .1
Maine ..........................|     2.8   |     2.9   |        .1
Montana ........................|     3.9   |     3.8   |       -.1
Nevada .........................|     4.8   |     4.7   |       -.1
New Mexico .....................|     5.1   |     4.9   |       -.2
Ohio ...........................|     4.3   |     4.5   |        .2
Pennsylvania ...................|     4.5   |     4.3   |       -.2
South Carolina .................|     4.0   |     3.8   |       -.2
South Dakota ...................|     3.3   |     3.2   |       -.1
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   (p) = preliminary.


Table C. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from June 2017 to June 2018, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              |    June   |    June   |    change(p)
                                |    2017   |   2018(p) |
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California .....................|     4.8   |     4.2   |      -0.6
Delaware .......................|     4.6   |     3.9   |       -.7
Georgia ........................|     4.7   |     4.1   |       -.6
Illinois .......................|     4.9   |     4.3   |       -.6
Iowa ...........................|     3.2   |     2.7   |       -.5
Kentucky .......................|     5.1   |     4.2   |       -.9
Maine ..........................|     3.5   |     2.9   |       -.6
New Mexico .....................|     6.1   |     4.9   |      -1.2
New York .......................|     4.7   |     4.5   |       -.2
Virginia .......................|     3.7   |     3.2   |       -.5
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   (p) = preliminary.


Table D. States with statistically significant employment changes from
May 2018 to June 2018, seasonally adjusted
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                              |             |             | Over-the-month change(p)
           State              |     May     |    June     |---------------------------
                              |     2018    |   2018(p)   |    Level    |   Percent
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Georgia ......................|   4,519,100 |   4,533,300 |      14,200 |      0.3
Illinois .....................|   6,108,000 |   6,126,100 |      18,100 |       .3
Massachusetts ................|   3,654,100 |   3,675,500 |      21,400 |       .6
North Carolina ...............|   4,505,100 |   4,518,300 |      13,200 |       .3
Tennessee ....................|   3,056,800 |   3,069,800 |      13,000 |       .4
West Virginia ................|     759,000 |     751,000 |      -8,000 |     -1.1
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   (p) = preliminary.


Table E. States with statistically significant employment changes from
June 2017 to June 2018, seasonally adjusted
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                              |             |             | Over-the-year change(p)
           State              |     June    |     June    |---------------------------
                              |     2017    |    2018(p)  |    Level    |    Percent
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Alabama ......................|   2,015,500 |   2,042,200 |      26,700 |      1.3
Arizona ......................|   2,774,900 |   2,841,000 |      66,100 |      2.4
California ...................|  16,822,900 |  17,092,000 |     269,100 |      1.6
Colorado .....................|   2,655,000 |   2,729,600 |      74,600 |      2.8
Florida ......................|   8,588,900 |   8,759,400 |     170,500 |      2.0
Georgia ......................|   4,456,000 |   4,533,300 |      77,300 |      1.7
Idaho ........................|     716,200 |     737,900 |      21,700 |      3.0
Illinois .....................|   6,067,800 |   6,126,100 |      58,300 |      1.0
Kansas .......................|   1,399,900 |   1,424,700 |      24,800 |      1.8
Massachusetts ................|   3,612,300 |   3,675,500 |      63,200 |      1.7
                              |             |             |             |       
Michigan .....................|   4,375,600 |   4,427,200 |      51,600 |      1.2
Minnesota ....................|   2,929,000 |   2,962,300 |      33,300 |      1.1
Mississippi ..................|   1,150,800 |   1,168,300 |      17,500 |      1.5
Missouri .....................|   2,869,200 |   2,903,500 |      34,300 |      1.2
Nebraska .....................|   1,017,300 |   1,030,900 |      13,600 |      1.3
Nevada .......................|   1,340,200 |   1,377,800 |      37,600 |      2.8
New Hampshire ................|     675,300 |     687,600 |      12,300 |      1.8
New Jersey ...................|   4,135,600 |   4,179,500 |      43,900 |      1.1
New Mexico ...................|     828,900 |     841,500 |      12,600 |      1.5
New York .....................|   9,527,200 |   9,634,900 |     107,700 |      1.1
                              |             |             |             |       
North Carolina ...............|   4,414,900 |   4,518,300 |     103,400 |      2.3
Ohio .........................|   5,532,400 |   5,604,700 |      72,300 |      1.3
Oklahoma .....................|   1,663,500 |   1,690,700 |      27,200 |      1.6
Oregon .......................|   1,873,800 |   1,911,800 |      38,000 |      2.0
Pennsylvania .................|   5,939,400 |   6,016,900 |      77,500 |      1.3
South Carolina ...............|   2,090,500 |   2,125,700 |      35,200 |      1.7
Tennessee ....................|   3,010,300 |   3,069,800 |      59,500 |      2.0
Texas ........................|  12,216,000 |  12,575,500 |     359,500 |      2.9
Utah .........................|   1,469,000 |   1,512,900 |      43,900 |      3.0
Virginia .....................|   3,958,100 |   4,001,900 |      43,800 |      1.1
Washington ...................|   3,325,800 |   3,415,800 |      90,000 |      2.7
Wisconsin ....................|   2,946,100 |   2,976,100 |      30,000 |      1.0
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   (p) = preliminary.
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