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State Employment and Unemployment Summary

For release 10:00 a.m. (ET) Friday, July 16, 2021 				USDL-21-1318

Technical information: 
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		    STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- JUNE 2021


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 today. 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.

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 25 states, decreased in 1 state, and was
essentially unchanged in 24 states and the District of Columbia in June 2021. 
Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment increased in all states and the District.

This news release presents statistics from two monthly programs. The civilian labor
force and unemployment data are modeled based largely on a survey of households.
These data pertain to individuals by where they reside. The employment data are
from an establishment survey that measures nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings
by industry. These data pertain to jobs on payrolls defined by where the
establishments are located. For more information about the concepts and statistical
methodologies used by these two programs, see the Technical Note.

Unemployment

Connecticut and New Mexico had the highest unemployment rates in June, 7.9 percent
each, closely followed by Nevada, 7.8 percent. Nebraska and Utah had the lowest
jobless rates, 2.5 percent and 2.7 percent, respectively. In total, 28 states had
unemployment rates lower than the U.S. figure of 5.9 percent, 12 states and the 
District of Columbia had higher rates, and 10 states had rates that were not 
appreciably different from that of the nation. (See tables A and 1.)

In June, Hawaii had the largest over-the-month unemployment rate decrease 
(-0.3 percentage point), closely followed by Connecticut, North Carolina, 
Oklahoma, Oregon, and West Virginia (-0.2 point each). The rate in the District
of Columbia also declined over the month (-0.2 percentage point). Kansas had the
largest rate increase (+0.2 percentage point). Forty states had jobless rates that
were not notably different from those of a month earlier, though some had changes
that were at least as large numerically as the significant changes. (See table B.)

The largest unemployment rate decrease from June 2020 occurred in Massachusetts 
(-9.9 percentage points). The next largest over-the-year jobless rate decreases were
in Michigan (-9.1 percentage points) and New Jersey (-9.0 points), with another 15
states experiencing declines of 5.0 points or more. (See table C.)

Nonfarm Payroll Employment

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 25 states, decreased in 1 state, and was
essentially unchanged in 24 states and the District of Columbia in June 2021. The
largest job gains occurred in Florida (+81,300), California (+73,500), and Texas 
(+55,800). The largest percentage increases occurred in Arizona (+1.3 percent), 
Nevada (+1.2 percent), and Florida and North Carolina (+0.9 percent each). Employment
decreased in Alaska (-2,700, or -0.9 percent). (See tables D and 3.)

Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment increased in all states and the District of
Columbia. The largest job increases occurred in California (+804,900), New York 
(+672,400), and Texas (+654,200). The largest percentage increases occurred in Nevada
(+11.6 percent), New Jersey (+10.1 percent), and Massachusetts (+9.3 percent). 
(See table E.)

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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for June is scheduled
to be released on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (ET). The State Employment
and Unemployment news release for July is scheduled to be released on Friday, August
20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).


 __________________________________________________________________________________________
| 											   |
|                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Impact on June 2021                    |
| 			  Establishment and Household Survey Data			   |
| 											   |
| Data collection for both surveys was affected by the pandemic. In the establishment	   |
| survey, more data continued to be collected by web than in months prior to the pandemic. |
| In the household survey, for the safety of both interviewers and respondents, in-person  |
| interviews were conducted only when telephone interviews could not be done.		   |
| 											   |
| For information on the modifications made to the Current Employment Statistics (CES)	   |
| estimation and methodological procedures due to the impact of COVID-19, 		   |
| see www.bls.gov/web/empsit/cesbd.htm.							   |
| 											   |
| For the June 2021 estimates of household employment and unemployment from the Local Area |
| Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, BLS continued to implement level-shift outliers  |
| in the employment and/or unemployment inputs to the models, based on statistical 	   |
| evaluation of movements in each area's inputs. The resulting implementation of level 	   |
| shifts preserved movements in the published estimates that the models otherwise would    |
| have discounted, without requiring changes to how the models create estimates at other   |
| points in the time series.								   |
| 											   |
| The "Frequently asked questions" document at						   |
| www.bls.gov/covid19/employment-situation-covid19-faq-june-2021.htm extensively discusses |
| the impact of a misclassification in the household survey on the national estimates for  |
| June 2021. Despite the considerable decline in its degree relative to prior months,	   |
| this misclassification continued to be widespread geographically, with BLS analysis	   |
| indicating that most states again were affected to at least some extent, which in	   |
| turn affected the official LAUS estimates for June 2021.				   |
| 											   |
| Household data for Puerto Rico are not modeled, but rather are derived from a monthly    |
| household survey similar to the Current Population Survey. The Puerto Rico Department    |
| of Labor has reported a misclassification in its household survey similar in nature to   |
| the misclassification in the Current Population Survey.				   |
|__________________________________________________________________________________________|



Table A. States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., June 2021, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           5.9
                                     |              
Alabama .............................|           3.3
Arizona .............................|           6.8
Arkansas ............................|           4.4
California ..........................|           7.7
Connecticut .........................|           7.9
District of Columbia ................|           7.0
Florida .............................|           5.0
Georgia .............................|           4.0
Hawaii ..............................|           7.7
Idaho ...............................|           3.0
                                     |              
Illinois ............................|           7.2
Indiana .............................|           4.1
Iowa ................................|           4.0
Kansas ..............................|           3.7
Kentucky ............................|           4.4
Louisiana ...........................|           6.9
Maine ...............................|           4.8
Massachusetts .......................|           4.9
Michigan ............................|           5.0
Minnesota ...........................|           4.0
                                     |              
Missouri ............................|           4.3
Montana .............................|           3.7
Nebraska ............................|           2.5
Nevada ..............................|           7.8
New Hampshire .......................|           2.9
New Jersey ..........................|           7.3
New Mexico ..........................|           7.9
New York ............................|           7.7
North Carolina ......................|           4.6
North Dakota ........................|           4.0
                                     |              
Ohio ................................|           5.2
Oklahoma ............................|           3.7
Pennsylvania ........................|           6.9
South Carolina ......................|           4.5
South Dakota ........................|           2.9
Tennessee ...........................|           4.9
Texas ...............................|           6.5
Utah ................................|           2.7
Vermont .............................|           3.1
Virginia ............................|           4.3
Wisconsin ...........................|           3.9
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   (1) Data are not preliminary.
   (p) = preliminary.


Table B. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from May 2021 to June 2021, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              |    May    |    June   |    change(p)
                                |    2021   |   2021(p) |
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Connecticut ....................|     8.1   |     7.9   |      -0.2
District of Columbia ...........|     7.2   |     7.0   |       -.2
Florida ........................|     4.9   |     5.0   |        .1
Hawaii .........................|     8.0   |     7.7   |       -.3
Iowa ...........................|     3.9   |     4.0   |        .1
Kansas .........................|     3.5   |     3.7   |        .2
North Carolina .................|     4.8   |     4.6   |       -.2
Oklahoma .......................|     3.9   |     3.7   |       -.2
Oregon .........................|     5.8   |     5.6   |       -.2
Texas ..........................|     6.6   |     6.5   |       -.1
West Virginia ..................|     5.5   |     5.3   |       -.2
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   (p) = preliminary.


Table C. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from June 2020 to June 2021, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              |    June   |    June   |    change(p)
                                |    2020   |   2021(p) |
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama ........................|     7.7   |     3.3   |      -4.4
Alaska .........................|    11.3   |     6.6   |      -4.7
Arizona ........................|    10.7   |     6.8   |      -3.9
Arkansas .......................|     7.8   |     4.4   |      -3.4
California .....................|    14.1   |     7.7   |      -6.4
Colorado .......................|    11.3   |     6.2   |      -5.1
Connecticut ....................|    11.4   |     7.9   |      -3.5
Delaware .......................|    12.9   |     5.8   |      -7.1
District of Columbia ...........|     8.9   |     7.0   |      -1.9
Florida ........................|    11.6   |     5.0   |      -6.6
                                |           |           |          
Georgia ........................|     8.4   |     4.0   |      -4.4
Hawaii .........................|    14.1   |     7.7   |      -6.4
Idaho ..........................|     7.0   |     3.0   |      -4.0
Illinois .......................|    14.2   |     7.2   |      -7.0
Indiana ........................|    10.1   |     4.1   |      -6.0
Iowa ...........................|     7.1   |     4.0   |      -3.1
Kansas .........................|     7.0   |     3.7   |      -3.3
Kentucky .......................|     5.7   |     4.4   |      -1.3
Louisiana ......................|     9.4   |     6.9   |      -2.5
Maryland .......................|     8.6   |     6.2   |      -2.4
                                |           |           |          
Massachusetts ..................|    14.8   |     4.9   |      -9.9
Michigan .......................|    14.1   |     5.0   |      -9.1
Minnesota ......................|     8.9   |     4.0   |      -4.9
Mississippi ....................|     9.6   |     6.2   |      -3.4
Missouri .......................|     8.1   |     4.3   |      -3.8
Montana ........................|     7.6   |     3.7   |      -3.9
Nebraska .......................|     6.6   |     2.5   |      -4.1
Nevada .........................|    15.4   |     7.8   |      -7.6
New Hampshire ..................|    10.3   |     2.9   |      -7.4
New Jersey .....................|    16.3   |     7.3   |      -9.0
                                |           |           |          
New Mexico .....................|     9.8   |     7.9   |      -1.9
New York .......................|    15.0   |     7.7   |      -7.3
North Carolina .................|     8.8   |     4.6   |      -4.2
North Dakota ...................|     6.2   |     4.0   |      -2.2
Ohio ...........................|    10.3   |     5.2   |      -5.1
Oklahoma .......................|     8.2   |     3.7   |      -4.5
Oregon .........................|    10.3   |     5.6   |      -4.7
Pennsylvania ...................|    13.3   |     6.9   |      -6.4
Rhode Island ...................|    10.9   |     5.9   |      -5.0
South Carolina .................|     7.7   |     4.5   |      -3.2
                                |           |           |          
South Dakota ...................|     6.1   |     2.9   |      -3.2
Tennessee ......................|     9.3   |     4.9   |      -4.4
Texas ..........................|    10.2   |     6.5   |      -3.7
Utah ...........................|     6.3   |     2.7   |      -3.6
Vermont ........................|     7.7   |     3.1   |      -4.6
Virginia .......................|     8.8   |     4.3   |      -4.5
Washington .....................|    10.8   |     5.2   |      -5.6
West Virginia ..................|    10.5   |     5.3   |      -5.2
Wisconsin ......................|     8.6   |     3.9   |      -4.7
Wyoming ........................|     7.4   |     5.4   |      -2.0
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   (p) = preliminary.


Table D. States with statistically significant employment changes from
May 2021 to June 2021, seasonally adjusted
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                              |             |             | Over-the-month change(p)
            State             |     May     |    June     |---------------------------
                              |     2021    |    2021(p)  |    Level    |   Percent
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama ......................|   2,007,800 |   2,022,500 |      14,700 |      0.7
Alaska .......................|     304,900 |     302,200 |      -2,700 |      -.9
Arizona ......................|   2,910,800 |   2,948,600 |      37,800 |      1.3
California ...................|  16,343,100 |  16,416,600 |      73,500 |       .4
Colorado .....................|   2,708,800 |   2,719,600 |      10,800 |       .4
Florida ......................|   8,616,900 |   8,698,200 |      81,300 |       .9
Georgia ......................|   4,488,200 |   4,521,000 |      32,800 |       .7
Hawaii .......................|     565,800 |     568,800 |       3,000 |       .5
Idaho ........................|     783,500 |     789,700 |       6,200 |       .8
Indiana ......................|   3,035,000 |   3,052,600 |      17,600 |       .6
                              |             |             |             |       
Kansas .......................|   1,370,200 |   1,378,300 |       8,100 |       .6
Michigan .....................|   4,117,400 |   4,131,300 |      13,900 |       .3
Mississippi ..................|   1,126,300 |   1,132,600 |       6,300 |       .6
Nebraska .....................|   1,003,800 |   1,009,300 |       5,500 |       .5
Nevada .......................|   1,320,600 |   1,336,000 |      15,400 |      1.2
New Jersey ...................|   3,919,000 |   3,935,600 |      16,600 |       .4
North Carolina ...............|   4,460,500 |   4,502,400 |      41,900 |       .9
Ohio .........................|   5,289,500 |   5,320,800 |      31,300 |       .6
Oklahoma .....................|   1,626,900 |   1,634,500 |       7,600 |       .5
Oregon .......................|   1,848,500 |   1,856,000 |       7,500 |       .4
                              |             |             |             |       
Tennessee ....................|   3,066,900 |   3,089,000 |      22,100 |       .7
Texas ........................|  12,568,500 |  12,624,300 |      55,800 |       .4
Utah .........................|   1,589,900 |   1,599,100 |       9,200 |       .6
Washington ...................|   3,350,800 |   3,374,900 |      24,100 |       .7
West Virginia ................|     682,300 |     686,700 |       4,400 |       .6
Wisconsin ....................|   2,860,800 |   2,871,500 |      10,700 |       .4
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   (p) = preliminary.


Table E. States with statistically significant employment changes from
June 2020 to June 2021, seasonally adjusted
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              |             |             |  Over-the-year change(p)
            State             |    June     |    June     |---------------------------
                              |    2020     |    2021(p)  |    Level    |   Percent
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama ......................|   1,930,500 |   2,022,500 |      92,000 |      4.8
Alaska .......................|     284,200 |     302,200 |      18,000 |      6.3
Arizona ......................|   2,805,400 |   2,948,600 |     143,200 |      5.1
Arkansas .....................|   1,217,900 |   1,265,100 |      47,200 |      3.9
California ...................|  15,611,700 |  16,416,600 |     804,900 |      5.2
Colorado .....................|   2,565,500 |   2,719,600 |     154,100 |      6.0
Connecticut ..................|   1,490,900 |   1,592,900 |     102,000 |      6.8
Delaware .....................|     424,000 |     446,500 |      22,500 |      5.3
District of Columbia..........|     720,200 |     745,200 |      25,000 |      3.5
Florida ......................|   8,339,900 |   8,698,200 |     358,300 |      4.3
                              |             |             |             |       
Georgia ......................|   4,296,200 |   4,521,000 |     224,800 |      5.2
Hawaii .......................|     526,900 |     568,800 |      41,900 |      8.0
Idaho ........................|     739,400 |     789,700 |      50,300 |      6.8
Illinois .....................|   5,435,000 |   5,745,100 |     310,100 |      5.7
Indiana ......................|   2,902,600 |   3,052,600 |     150,000 |      5.2
Iowa .........................|   1,460,100 |   1,522,700 |      62,600 |      4.3
Kansas .......................|   1,326,900 |   1,378,300 |      51,400 |      3.9
Kentucky .....................|   1,782,400 |   1,866,900 |      84,500 |      4.7
Louisiana ....................|   1,770,100 |   1,838,900 |      68,800 |      3.9
Maine ........................|     567,800 |     614,900 |      47,100 |      8.3
                              |             |             |             |       
Maryland .....................|   2,456,500 |   2,634,300 |     177,800 |      7.2
Massachusetts ................|   3,164,700 |   3,457,500 |     292,800 |      9.3
Michigan .....................|   3,858,300 |   4,131,300 |     273,000 |      7.1
Minnesota ....................|   2,669,900 |   2,825,800 |     155,900 |      5.8
Mississippi ..................|   1,080,800 |   1,132,600 |      51,800 |      4.8
Missouri .....................|   2,689,600 |   2,823,400 |     133,800 |      5.0
Montana ......................|     460,500 |     479,100 |      18,600 |      4.0
Nebraska .....................|     964,800 |   1,009,300 |      44,500 |      4.6
Nevada .......................|   1,197,300 |   1,336,000 |     138,700 |     11.6
New Hampshire ................|     610,600 |     655,900 |      45,300 |      7.4
                              |             |             |             |       
New Jersey ...................|   3,574,800 |   3,935,600 |     360,800 |     10.1
New Mexico ...................|     774,100 |     799,500 |      25,400 |      3.3
New York .....................|   8,223,800 |   8,896,200 |     672,400 |      8.2
North Carolina ...............|   4,257,300 |   4,502,400 |     245,100 |      5.8
North Dakota .................|     398,300 |     415,500 |      17,200 |      4.3
Ohio .........................|   5,130,800 |   5,320,800 |     190,000 |      3.7
Oklahoma .....................|   1,600,200 |   1,634,500 |      34,300 |      2.1
Oregon .......................|   1,756,800 |   1,856,000 |      99,200 |      5.6
Pennsylvania .................|   5,371,500 |   5,696,900 |     325,400 |      6.1
Rhode Island .................|     436,000 |     471,000 |      35,000 |      8.0
                              |             |             |             |       
South Carolina ...............|   2,022,900 |   2,118,800 |      95,900 |      4.7
South Dakota .................|     413,200 |     435,800 |      22,600 |      5.5
Tennessee ....................|   2,935,600 |   3,089,000 |     153,400 |      5.2
Texas ........................|  11,970,100 |  12,624,300 |     654,200 |      5.5
Utah .........................|   1,502,700 |   1,599,100 |      96,400 |      6.4
Vermont ......................|     272,800 |     295,300 |      22,500 |      8.2
Virginia .....................|   3,703,800 |   3,894,200 |     190,400 |      5.1
Washington ...................|   3,180,600 |   3,374,900 |     194,300 |      6.1
West Virginia ................|     665,200 |     686,700 |      21,500 |      3.2
Wisconsin ....................|   2,728,100 |   2,871,500 |     143,400 |      5.3
Wyoming ......................|     263,800 |     272,000 |       8,200 |      3.1
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   (p) = preliminary.



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