The unemployment rate increased in more than half the states in the country in June, the U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics reported today.
Compared to May, seasonally-adjusted unemployment rose in 27 states in June. Only 11 states saw the unemployment rate drop month-to-month, as did the District of Columbia.
Six states experienced saw statistically significant increases in unemployment compared to May:
- New Jersey: up 0.4% to 9.6%
- Alabama: up 0.4%) to 7.8%
- New York: up 0.3%) to 8.9%
- Alaska: up 0.3% to 7.3%
- Wisconsin: up 0.2% to 7.0%
- Pennsylvania: up 0.1% to 7.5%