Bloomberg Law
May 19, 2023, 4:11 PM

Unemployment Was at Historic Lows in 15 US States Last Month

Alex Tanzi
Alex Tanzi
Bloomberg News

For all the talk of a slowdown in the US economy, more than a dozen US states have the best job markets in their history.

Unemployment rates were lower last month than a year earlier in 23 states, and stable in another seven, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 15 states, unemployment was at the lowest level since the data series began in January 1976, and in 40 of them there was a statistically significant increase in the number of people working over the 12 months through April.

The strength of labor ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.