Thirty states recorded unemployment rate decreases in March from February while eight states posted rate increases, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

Another 12 states and the District of Columbia had no change.

Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia registered unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, while New York experienced an increase.

The national jobless rate was little changed from February at 8.2%.

The largest over-the-month increase in employment occurred in New York (+19,100), followed by California (+18,200) and Arizona (+13,500).

The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in Ohio (-9,500), followed by New Jersey (-8,600) and Wisconsin (-4,500).

Arizona (8.6% unemployment) experienced the largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment (+0.6%).

The West continued to record the highest regional unemployment rate in March, 9.6%, seasonably adjusted, while the Midwest again reported the lowest rate, 7.4%.

Nevada continued to record the highest unemployment rate among the states, 12%, seasonably adjusted, in March.

North Dakota again registered the lowest jobless rate, 3%.

kcurry@housingwire.com

@communicatorKLC

 

Most Popular Articles

Realtors expect these to be the 10 hottest housing markets for the next 3-5 years

Here are the 10 housing markets that the National Association of Realtors expects to the hottest in the nation in the next three to five years.

Dec 11, 2019 By

Latest Articles

Here’s what will happen in multifamily real estate in 2020

In an interview with HousingWire, RealPage Chief Economist Greg Willett said the apartment market is in great shape, and even the luxury market will see competition in 2020.

Dec 13, 2019 By
3d rendering of a row of luxury townhouses along a street

Log In

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Please