by Calculated Risk on 10/20/2020 10:51:00 AM
From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary
Unemployment rates were lower in September in 30 states, higher in 8
states, and stable in 12 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 declined by 0.5 percentage point over the month to
7.9 percent but was 4.4 points higher than in September 2019.
Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 30 states, decreased in 3
states, and was essentially unchanged in 17 states and the District
of Columbia in September 2020.
Hawaii had the highest unemployment rate in September, 15.1 percent,
followed by Nevada, 12.6 percent. Nebraska had the lowest rate, 3.5
percent, followed by South Dakota, 4.1 percent, and Vermont, 4.2
Hawaii and Nevada are being impacted by the lack of tourism.