Unemployment Levels over 6% in 12 states

Unemployment Levels over 6% in 12 states

State Unemployment Levels

Unemployment Levels by State — The National unemployment data provides a measure of the health of the over-all labor market.  A more granular metric is one that considers local condition – i.e. state and local unemployment.

Unemployment Levels
Unemployment Levels

In the month of June there were 12 states with an unemployment rate of over 6%.  In addition there are 31 states where the unemployment rate has risen in the last 3 months. The state with the greatest increase in unemployment are West Virgina.

States with the Lowest Unemployment — Full Employment States

Several states have very low unemployment rates.  If the rate is below 4.0% then it is considered a full employment state.  In June 10 states fell into that category

Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.