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State Unemployment Rates

Unemployment rates were lower in April in 5 states, higher in 2 states, and stable in 43 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Thirty states had jobless rate increases from a year earlier, 1 state had a decrease, and 19 states and the District had little change. The national unemployment rate changed little at 3.9 percent but was 0.5 percentage point higher than in April 2023.
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A new collection of interactive GIS maps from Esri is a one-stop shop for policymakers tracking two dozen issues in their states, from drought conditions and population change to housing costs and broadband speed scores.

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Discover a wealth of insights and initiatives aimed at transforming mental health care across diverse communities and workplaces in America. Explore policy reports addressing discrimination and parity issues in mental health insurance benefits, as well as disparities in rural, racial, and ethnic populations. Gain valuable perspectives on the urgent need to address provider shortages in behavioral health services and innovative approaches to expanding workplace care and support. Delve into state
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