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State Employment and Unemployment Summary

For release 10:00 a.m. (ET) Friday, November 18, 2022	                         USDL-22-2180
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                 STATE EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- OCTOBER 2022

Unemployment rates were higher in October in 24 states, lower in 1 state, and stable in
25 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Thirty-nine states and the District had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier, 1
state had an increase, and 10 states had little change. The national unemployment rate
rose to 3.7 percent over the month but was 0.9 percentage point lower than in October
2021.
Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 7 states and was essentially unchanged in 43 states
and the District of Columbia in October 2022. Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment
increased in 46 states and was essentially unchanged in 4 states and the District. 
This news release presents statistics from two monthly programs. The civilian labor force
and unemployment data are modeled based largely on a survey of households. These data 
pertain to individuals by where they reside. The employment data are from an establishment
survey that measures nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings by industry. These data 
pertain to jobs on payrolls defined by where the establishments are located. For more
information about the concepts and statistical methodologies used by these two programs, 
see the Technical Note.
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|											 |
|                             Hurricanes Ian and Fiona					 |
|											 |
| Hurricane Ian had no discernible effect on household or establishment survey data	 |
| collection for October. In the establishment survey, employees who are paid for any	 |
| part of the pay period, even 1 hour, that includes the 12th of the month are counted	 |
| as employed. In the household survey, persons with a job are counted as employed even	 |
| if they miss work for the entire survey reference week (the week including the 12th	 |
| of the month), regardless of whether or not they are paid. For a general discussion	 |
| of how unusually severe weather can affect the estimates, see question 8 in the	 |
| Frequently Asked Questions section of the Employment Situation news release at 	 |
| www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.faq.htm.						 |
| 											 |
| Due to Hurricane Fiona, Puerto Rico was not able to conduct normal data collection	 |
| for its household survey for September 2022. Data collection resumed in October, and	 |
| response rates were within normal ranges. BLS is resuming publication of the not	 |
| seasonally adjusted data beginning with this news release. Publication of seasonally	 |
| adjusted data for Puerto Rico will resume at a later time, pending further research.	 |
| Establishment survey data collection rates for both months were within normal ranges.	 |
| National estimates do not include Puerto Rico.					 |
|________________________________________________________________________________________|

Unemployment
Minnesota and Utah had the lowest jobless rates in October, 2.1 percent each. The next lowest
rates were in North Dakota and Vermont, 2.3 percent each. The rates in Louisiana (3.3 percent)
and Pennsylvania (4.0 percent) set new series lows. (All state series begin in 1976.) The 
District of Columbia had the highest unemployment rate, 4.8 percent, followed by Illinois and
Nevada, 4.6 percent each. In total, 17 states had unemployment rates lower than the U.S. 
figure of 3.7 percent, 5 states and the District had higher rates, and 28 states had rates 
that were not appreciably different from that of the nation. (See tables A and 1.)
In October, 24 states had over-the-month unemployment rate increases, the largest of which
was in Maryland (+0.5 percentage point). Pennsylvania had the only over-the-month rate
decrease (-0.1 percentage point). Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia had jobless
rates that were not notably different from those of a month earlier, though some had changes
that were at least as large numerically as the significant changes. (See table B.)
The largest jobless rate decreases from October 2021 were in California (-2.1 percentage
points) and New Jersey (-2.0 points). The only over-the-year unemployment rate increase 
occurred in Oklahoma (+0.5 percentage point). (See table C.)
Nonfarm Payroll Employment
Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 7 states and was essentially unchanged in 43 states
and the District of Columbia in October 2022. The largest job gains occurred in California 
(+56,700), Texas (+49,500), and Florida (+36,400). The largest percentage increase occurred 
in Hawaii (+0.8 percent), followed by Colorado, Kansas, and Minnesota (+0.6 percent each). 
(See tables D and 3.)
Over the year, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 46 states and was essentially 
unchanged in 4 states and the District of Columbia. The largest job increases occurred in 
California (+695,500), Texas (+694,200), and Florida (+457,400). The largest percentage
increase occurred in Texas (+5.4 percent), followed by Florida (+5.0 percent) and Oregon 
(+4.5 percent). (See table E.)
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The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for October is scheduled to
be released on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (ET). The State Employment and 
Unemployment news release for November is scheduled to be released on Friday, December 16,
2022, at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

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|											 |
|           Update to the 2022 North American Industry Classification System		 |
|											 |
| With the release of January 2023 data on March 13, 2023, the Current Employment	 |
| Statistics (CES) State and Area division will revise the basis for industry		 |
| classification from the 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)	 |
| to NAICS 2022. The conversion to NAICS 2022 will result in revisions reflecting 	 |
| content and coding changes within the mining and logging, manufacturing, wholesale	 |
| trade, retail trade, information, financial activities, and other services sectors.	 |
| The majority of the changes associated with the 2022 NAICS update impact levels of	 |
| detail not published by CES State and Area. Details of updated titles and new,	 |
| discontinued, and collapsed industries resulting from the NAICS 2022 update, as well	 |
| as changes due to the annual benchmarking process, will be available on March 13,	 |
| 2023. For more information on NAICS 2022, visit www.census.gov/naics.			 |
|________________________________________________________________________________________|

Table A. States with unemployment rates significantly different
from that of the U.S., October 2022, seasonally adjusted
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                State                |          Rate(p)
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United States (1) ...................|           3.7
                                     |
Alabama .............................|           2.7
Alaska ..............................|           4.5
District of Columbia ................|           4.8
Florida .............................|           2.7
Georgia .............................|           2.9
Idaho ...............................|           2.9
Illinois ............................|           4.6
Indiana .............................|           3.0
Iowa ................................|           2.9
Kansas ..............................|           2.8
                                     |
Maryland ............................|           4.5
Minnesota ...........................|           2.1
Missouri ............................|           2.6
Montana .............................|           3.0
Nebraska ............................|           2.4
Nevada ..............................|           4.6
New Hampshire .......................|           2.4
New York ............................|           4.4
North Dakota ........................|           2.3
South Dakota ........................|           2.4
                                     |
Utah ................................|           2.1
Vermont .............................|           2.3
Virginia ............................|           2.7
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   (1) Data are not preliminary.
   (p) = preliminary.

Table B. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from September 2022 to October 2022, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------| Over-the-month
             State              | September |  October  |    change(p)
                                |   2022    |  2022(p)  |
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Arizona ........................|     3.7   |     3.9   |       0.2
California .....................|     3.8   |     4.0   |        .2
Colorado .......................|     3.4   |     3.6   |        .2
Connecticut ....................|     4.0   |     4.3   |        .3
Florida ........................|     2.5   |     2.7   |        .2
Idaho ..........................|     2.8   |     2.9   |        .1
Iowa ...........................|     2.7   |     2.9   |        .2
Kansas .........................|     2.6   |     2.8   |        .2
Maine ..........................|     3.3   |     3.6   |        .3
Maryland .......................|     4.0   |     4.5   |        .5
                                |           |           |
Minnesota ......................|     2.0   |     2.1   |        .1
Missouri .......................|     2.4   |     2.6   |        .2
Nebraska .......................|     2.2   |     2.4   |        .2
Nevada .........................|     4.4   |     4.6   |        .2
New Hampshire ..................|     2.2   |     2.4   |        .2
New Jersey .....................|     3.3   |     3.5   |        .2
New York .......................|     4.3   |     4.4   |        .1
North Carolina .................|     3.6   |     3.8   |        .2
Ohio ...........................|     4.0   |     4.2   |        .2
Oklahoma .......................|     3.2   |     3.4   |        .2
                                |           |           |
Oregon .........................|     3.8   |     4.1   |        .3
Pennsylvania ...................|     4.1   |     4.0   |       -.1
Rhode Island ...................|     3.1   |     3.4   |        .3
Vermont ........................|     2.1   |     2.3   |        .2
Wyoming ........................|     3.3   |     3.5   |        .2
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   (p) = preliminary.

Table C. States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes
from October 2021 to October 2022, seasonally adjusted
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                                |          Rate         |
                                |-----------|-----------|  Over-the-year
             State              |  October  |  October  |    change(p)
                                |   2021    |  2022(p)  |
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Alabama ........................|     3.1   |     2.7   |      -0.4
Alaska .........................|     5.7   |     4.5   |      -1.2
California .....................|     6.1   |     4.0   |      -2.1
Colorado .......................|     4.5   |     3.6   |       -.9
Connecticut ....................|     5.4   |     4.3   |      -1.1
Delaware .......................|     4.9   |     4.3   |       -.6
District of Columbia ...........|     6.3   |     4.8   |      -1.5
Florida ........................|     3.7   |     2.7   |      -1.0
Georgia ........................|     3.4   |     2.9   |       -.5
Hawaii .........................|     4.7   |     3.4   |      -1.3
                                |           |           |
Idaho ..........................|     3.2   |     2.9   |       -.3
Illinois .......................|     5.3   |     4.6   |       -.7
Iowa ...........................|     4.0   |     2.9   |      -1.1
Kentucky .......................|     4.6   |     3.9   |       -.7
Louisiana ......................|     4.6   |     3.3   |      -1.3
Maine ..........................|     4.4   |     3.6   |       -.8
Maryland .......................|     5.7   |     4.5   |      -1.2
Massachusetts ..................|     5.0   |     3.5   |      -1.5
Michigan .......................|     5.4   |     4.2   |      -1.2
Minnesota ......................|     3.1   |     2.1   |      -1.0
                                |           |           |
Mississippi ....................|     4.7   |     3.8   |       -.9
Missouri .......................|     4.0   |     2.6   |      -1.4
Nevada .........................|     5.4   |     4.6   |       -.8
New Hampshire ..................|     3.1   |     2.4   |       -.7
New Jersey .....................|     5.5   |     3.5   |      -2.0
New Mexico .....................|     6.1   |     4.3   |      -1.8
New York .......................|     5.7   |     4.4   |      -1.3
North Carolina .................|     4.4   |     3.8   |       -.6
North Dakota ...................|     3.2   |     2.3   |       -.9
Ohio ...........................|     4.5   |     4.2   |       -.3
                                |           |           |
Oklahoma .......................|     2.9   |     3.4   |        .5
Pennsylvania ...................|     5.6   |     4.0   |      -1.6
Rhode Island ...................|     5.0   |     3.4   |      -1.6
South Carolina .................|     3.6   |     3.3   |       -.3
South Dakota ...................|     3.0   |     2.4   |       -.6
Texas ..........................|     5.0   |     4.0   |      -1.0
Utah ...........................|     2.3   |     2.1   |       -.2
Vermont ........................|     3.1   |     2.3   |       -.8
Virginia .......................|     3.4   |     2.7   |       -.7
Washington .....................|     4.6   |     3.8   |       -.8
Wyoming ........................|     4.0   |     3.5   |       -.5
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   (p) = preliminary.

Table D. States with statistically significant employment changes from
September 2022 to October 2022, seasonally adjusted
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                              |             |             | Over-the-month change(p)
            State             |  September  |   October   |---------------------------
                              |     2022    |   2022(p)   |    Level    |   Percent
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
California ...................|  17,666,000 |  17,722,700 |      56,700 |      0.3
Colorado .....................|   2,883,100 |   2,900,800 |      17,700 |       .6
Florida ......................|   9,506,100 |   9,542,500 |      36,400 |       .4
Hawaii .......................|     614,700 |     619,600 |       4,900 |       .8
Kansas .......................|   1,405,400 |   1,413,900 |       8,500 |       .6
Minnesota ....................|   2,937,100 |   2,954,500 |      17,400 |       .6
Texas ........................|  13,580,500 |  13,630,000 |      49,500 |       .4
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   (p) = preliminary.

Table E. States with statistically significant employment changes from
October 2021 to October 2022, seasonally adjusted
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                              |             |             |  Over-the-year change(p)
            State             |   October   |   October   |---------------------------
                              |     2021    |   2022(p)   |    Level    |   Percent
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Alabama ......................|   2,053,900 |   2,098,500 |      44,600 |      2.2
Arizona ......................|   2,995,100 |   3,100,000 |     104,900 |      3.5
Arkansas .....................|   1,295,700 |   1,324,900 |      29,200 |      2.3
California ...................|  17,027,200 |  17,722,700 |     695,500 |      4.1
Colorado .....................|   2,784,600 |   2,900,800 |     116,200 |      4.2
Connecticut ..................|   1,631,600 |   1,668,200 |      36,600 |      2.2
Delaware .....................|     451,900 |     463,600 |      11,700 |      2.6
Florida ......................|   9,085,100 |   9,542,500 |     457,400 |      5.0
Georgia ......................|   4,634,300 |   4,838,800 |     204,500 |      4.4
Hawaii .......................|     594,400 |     619,600 |      25,200 |      4.2
                              |             |             |             |       
Idaho ........................|     803,200 |     827,900 |      24,700 |      3.1
Illinois .....................|   5,894,400 |   6,086,300 |     191,900 |      3.3
Indiana ......................|   3,116,400 |   3,201,300 |      84,900 |      2.7
Iowa .........................|   1,539,900 |   1,584,600 |      44,700 |      2.9
Kansas .......................|   1,373,400 |   1,413,900 |      40,500 |      2.9
Kentucky .....................|   1,910,100 |   1,977,200 |      67,100 |      3.5
Louisiana ....................|   1,880,600 |   1,932,700 |      52,100 |      2.8
Maine ........................|     623,200 |     641,900 |      18,700 |      3.0
Maryland .....................|   2,674,700 |   2,733,600 |      58,900 |      2.2
Massachusetts ................|   3,569,300 |   3,710,600 |     141,300 |      4.0
                              |             |             |             |       
Michigan .....................|   4,257,100 |   4,370,700 |     113,600 |      2.7
Minnesota ....................|   2,852,400 |   2,954,500 |     102,100 |      3.6
Missouri .....................|   2,860,100 |   2,932,500 |      72,400 |      2.5
Montana ......................|     496,400 |     507,000 |      10,600 |      2.1
Nebraska .....................|   1,010,500 |   1,038,700 |      28,200 |      2.8
Nevada .......................|   1,416,300 |   1,471,800 |      55,500 |      3.9
New Hampshire ................|     670,000 |     686,300 |      16,300 |      2.4
New Jersey ...................|   4,078,000 |   4,247,400 |     169,400 |      4.2
New Mexico ...................|     829,500 |     854,700 |      25,200 |      3.0
New York .....................|   9,208,700 |   9,534,300 |     325,600 |      3.5
                              |             |             |             |       
North Carolina ...............|   4,632,500 |   4,827,400 |     194,900 |      4.2
North Dakota .................|     420,400 |     432,300 |      11,900 |      2.8
Ohio .........................|   5,382,100 |   5,509,400 |     127,300 |      2.4
Oklahoma .....................|   1,652,800 |   1,688,300 |      35,500 |      2.1
Oregon .......................|   1,897,600 |   1,982,500 |      84,900 |      4.5
Pennsylvania .................|   5,814,300 |   6,009,500 |     195,200 |      3.4
Rhode Island .................|     483,500 |     496,200 |      12,700 |      2.6
South Carolina ...............|   2,157,700 |   2,247,000 |      89,300 |      4.1
South Dakota .................|     443,900 |     455,400 |      11,500 |      2.6
Tennessee ....................|   3,138,500 |   3,261,700 |     123,200 |      3.9
                              |             |             |             |       
Texas ........................|  12,935,800 |  13,630,000 |     694,200 |      5.4
Utah .........................|   1,628,300 |   1,680,200 |      51,900 |      3.2
Virginia .....................|   3,973,400 |   4,101,000 |     127,600 |      3.2
Washington ...................|   3,409,100 |   3,542,500 |     133,400 |      3.9
West Virginia ................|     689,000 |     711,300 |      22,300 |      3.2
Wisconsin ....................|   2,888,300 |   2,947,100 |      58,800 |      2.0
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   (p) = preliminary.

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