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.
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