The July unemployment again was only slightly up from the month prior at 8.3%, according to the most recent Regional and State Employment and Unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The rate dropped just under a percentage point from what it was last year, with 44 states seeing a decrease in unemployment. That same number, though, saw unemployment increase over the past month, while four states saw no change at all.
Here’s a quick recap of which states specifically have the best and worst seasonally adjusted unemployment rates:
- Nevada, 12.0 %
- Rhode Island, 10.8%
- California, 10.7%
- New Jersey, 9.8%
- North and South Carolina, 9.6%
- North Dakota, 3.0%
- Nebraska, 4.0%
- South Dakota, 4.4%
- Oklahoma, 4.9%
- Vermont, 5.0%
-Alyssa Oursler, InvestorPlace Editorial Assistant