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Friday, December 18, 2020

BLS: November Unemployment rates down in 25 States, Higher in 7 States

by Calculated Risk on 12/18/2020 10:06:00 AM

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary

Unemployment rates were lower in November in 25 states and the District of Columbia, higher in 7 states, and stable in 18 states, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-eight states and the District had jobless rate increases from a year earlier and two states had little change. The national unemployment rate edged down by 0.2 percentage point over the month to 6.7 percent but was 3.2 points higher than in November 2019.

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 17 states, decreased in 3 states, and was essentially unchanged in 30 states and the District of Columbia in November 2020. Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 48 states and the District and was essentially unchanged in 2 states.
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Three states had unemployment rates above 10.0 percent in November: New Jersey at 10.2 percent and Hawaii and Nevada at 10.1 percent each. Nebraska and Vermont had the lowest rates, 3.1 percent each.
Hawaii and Nevada are being impacted by the lack of tourism.