Which states saw unemployment rise, fall last month?

The most recent bureau data also revealed the size of the labor force decreased in majority of the 30 states where unemployment rates fell from August to September, suggesting lots of workers stopped job searches last month, The Wall Street Journal reports.

While the unemployment rate dropped in numerous states month over month, all states and Washington, D.C., saw unemployed rate boosts in September compared to the same month a year prior.

Kelly Gooch –
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Joblessness rates declined from August to September in 30 states, rose in 8 states and were stable in 12 states and Washington, D.C., according to data released Oct. 20 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Delaware.
Illinois.
Iowa.
Kansas.
Kentucky.
Maine.
Massachusetts.
Minnesota.
Mississippi.
Missouri.
Montana.
Nebraska.
Nevada.
New Hampshire.
New Jersey.
New Mexico.
New York.
North Dakota.
Ohio.
Oklahoma.
Oregon.
Pennsylvania.
Rhode Island.
South Carolina.
South Dakota.
Tennessee.
Vermont.
Washington.
Wisconsin.
Wyoming.

Overall, the U.S. added 661,000 jobs in September, marking the fifth consecutive month of gains, but a reduction from 1.4 million tasks included August and 1.8 million jobs included July. The unemployment rate also was up to 7.9 percent in September, compared to 8.4 percent in August and 10.2 percent in July.

Here are the states where unemployment rates were lower last month than in August, according to the bureau.

Texas.
Utah.
North Carolina.
Alabama.
Arizona.
Georgia.
Hawaii.
Idaho.

Here are the states where unemployment rates were greater last month compared to August, according to the bureau.

To see the complete bureau report, click on this link

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