State Employment, Unemployment Stable in October

Unemployment rates were lower in October in four states, higher in two states, and stable in 44 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Eight states had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier, three states had increases, and 39 states and the District had little or no change.

The national unemployment rate, 3.6%, was little changed over the month and from October 2018.

Non-farm payroll employment increased in four states in October 2019, decreased in one, and was essentially unchanged in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Over the year, 27 states added non-farm payroll jobs and 23 states and the District were essentially unchanged.

October Unemployment Chart