Nebraska posted the lowest jobless rate among all US states in May at 5.2%, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Utah had the next-lowest at 8.5%.
Nevada posted the highest unemployment rate May at 25.3%, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. It was followed by Hawaii at 22.6% and Michigan at 21.2%.
Jobless rates in all states were higher year over year amid the impact of Covid-19; however, on a month-over-month basis, jobless rates were lower in 38 states and the District of Columbia, higher in three and stable in nine.