The unemployment rate increased in 28 states in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Of the remaining states, 11 saw unemployment rate decreases, while 11 states and D.C. had no change.
Recall that in the employment situation report released earlier this month, the national unemployment rate in June was 7.6%.
37 states and D.C. have lower unemployment rates than they did a year ago. 7 states have had increases, and 6 states have had no change. The 7 states with increases and their current unemployment rates: Illinois (9.2%), Tennessee (8.5%), Kentucky (8.4%), Delaware (7.3%), Lousiana (7.0%), Maryland (7.0%), and Massachusetts (7.0%).
Puerto Rico continues to have the highest unemployment rate at 13.2% followed by Nevada at 9.6%. North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate at 3.1% followed by South Dakota at 3.9%.
Full table with changes: