State Unemployment Rates | June 2021

Linnette Vasquez 8/2/2021

2020 State Employment Rates

 

June Unemployment Numbers: lower in 7 states

Unemployment rates were lower in June in 7 states and the District of Columbia, higher in 3 states and stable in 40 states, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday, July 16th. Forty-nine states and the District had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier. The national unemployment rate, 5.9 percent, was little changed over the month but was 5.2 percentage points lower than in June 2020.
 

State unemployment rates for July are scheduled to be released on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (ET). .

2021 State Monthly Unemployment Rates
State Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Alabama 4.3 4 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.3            
Alaska 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.7 6.6 6.6            
Arizona 6.7 6.9 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.8            
Arkansas 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4            
California 9.0 8.5 8.3 8.3 7.9 7.7            
Colorado

6.6

6.6 6.4 6.4 6.2 6.2            
Connecticut 8.1 8.5 8.3 8.1 7.7 7.9            
Delaware 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.4 5.9 5.8            
D.C. 8.4 8.1 7.8 7.5 7.2 7.0            
Florida 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.0            
Georgia 5.1 4.8 4.5 4.3 4.1 4.0            
Hawaii 10.2 9.2 9.0 8.5 8.1 7.7            
Idaho 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0            
Illinois 7.7 7.4 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.2            
Indiana 4.2 4 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.1            
Iowa 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.0            
Kansas 3.5 3.2 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.7            
Kentucky 5.3 5.2 5.0 4.7 4.5 4.4            
Louisiana 7.6 7.6 7.3 7.3 7.1 6.9            
Maine 5.2 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.8            
Maryland 6.4 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.2            
Massachusetts 7.8 7.1 6.8 6.4 5.0 4.9            
Michigan 5.7 5.2 5.1 4.9 5 5.0            
Minnesota 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.1 4 4.0            
Mississippi 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.2            
Missouri 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.3            
Montana 4 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.7            
Nebraska 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.5            
Nevada 8.1 8.3 8.1 8.0 7.8 7.8            
New Hampshire 3.6 3.3 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.9            
New Jersey 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.5 7.2 7.3            
New Mexico 8.7 8.3 8.3 8.2 8.0 7.9            
New York 8.8 8.9 8.5 8.2 7.8 7.7            
North Carolina 5.9 5.7 5.2 5.0 4.8 4.6            
North Dakota 4.5 4.7 4.4 4.2 4.0 4.0            
Ohio 5.3 5 4.7 4.7 5.0 5.2            
Oklahoma 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.0 3.7            
Oregon 6.2 6.1 6 5.9 5.8 5.6            
Pennsylvania 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.4 6.9 6.9            
Rhode Island 7.2 7.3 7.1 6.3 6.0 5.9            
South Carolina 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.6 4.5            
South Dakota 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.9            
Tennessee 5.1 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9            
Texas 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.7 6.5 6.5            
Utah 3.1 3 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.7            
Vermont 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.6 3.1            
Virginia 5.3 5.2 5.1 4.7 4.5 4.3            
Washington 6 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.2 5.2            
West Virginia 6.5 6.2 5.9 5.8 5.5 5.3            
Wisconsin 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9            
Wyoming 5.1 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.4            

 

Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

*  Preliminary figures from BLS.

Note that NCSL cannot provide advice or assistance to private citizens or businesses regarding employment-related matters.  Please consult your state department of labor or a private attorney.

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