The Bureau of Labour Statistics just released the April unemployment rates for the states and Washington, DC. Nebraska had the lowest unemployment rate, at just 2.5%, while the District of Columbia had the highest rate at 7.5%.
Even though the oil industry continues to be shaky, with the number of active US oil rigs dropping by nearly 60% from last year’s high over the last 24 weeks, unemployment rates in big oil states like North Dakota, Texas, and Oklahoma are still well below the national unemployment rate of 5.4%.
Here’s a map showing the unemployment rate in each state:
And here’s a table showing the unemployment rates: