Visualizing Data: Unemployment by State - April 2020 Report

The new numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics came out today (5/22/20) for April state unemployment and they're pretty staggering - some states having up to 1/4 of their labor force unemployed. This is a huge jump compared to the March data release. Check out the updated report below for more info.


Highest Unemployment Rates for March

1. Louisiana:  6.9%
2. Nevada: 6.3%
3. West Virginia: 6.1%

Highest Unemployment Rates for April

1. Nevada: 28.2%
2. Michigan: 22.7%
3. Hawaii: 22.3%

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Unemployment by State


Note: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month.