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1. Unemployment rates were lower in July in 6 states, higher in 2 states, and stable in 42 states
and the District of Columbia

2. Three states
had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier, 1 state had an increase, and 46 states and the
District had little or no change
3. The national unemployment rate, 3.7 percent, was unchanged
over the month and little changed from July 2018.

4. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 5 states in July 2019 and was essentially unchanged in
45 states and the District of Columbia.
5. Over the year, 25 states added nonfarm payroll jobs and
25 states and the District were essentially unchanged.

6. Vermont had the lowest unemployment rate in July, 2.1 percent
7. The rates in Alabama (3.3 percent),
Arkansas (3.4 percent), Maine (3.0 percent), and New Jersey (3.3 percent) set new series lows. (i.e RECORD LOWs; series started in 1976)

8. Alaska had the highest jobless rate, 6.3 percent.
9. 14 states had unemployment rates lower than the U.S. figure of 3.7 percent, 8 states and the
District of Columbia had higher rates, and 28 states had rates that were not appreciably different
from that of the nation.
10. In July, six states had unemployment rate decreases, the largest of which were in Alabama, Maine,
and New Jersey (-0.2 percentage point each). Iowa and Wyoming had over-the-month rate increases
(+0.1 percentage point each).
11. The remaining 42 states and the District of Columbia had jobless
rates that were not notably different from those of a month earlier

12. Three states had unemployment rate declines from July 2018: New Jersey (-0.7 percentage pt),
Vermont (-0.6 pt), and Wyoming (-0.5 pt).
13. The only unemployment rate increase over the year
occurred in Minnesota (+0.6 percentage pt).

14. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in five states in July 2019.

15. The largest job gains occurred in
Texas (+35,200), Florida (+22,900), and Washington (+13,400).
16. The largest percentage gains occurred
in Utah (+0.7 percent), Idaho (+0.5 percent), and Washington (+0.4 percent).

17. Twenty-five states had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment in July.
18. The largest
job gains occurred in Texas (+323,300), California (+311,800), and Florida (+227,200)

19. The largest
percentage gains occurred in Nevada and Utah (+3.1 percent each), followed by Washington (+3.0 percent)
and Idaho (+2.8 percent).
20. The 25 states with with job increases for year & # of jobs
Al +40,300
AZ +72,200
Ca +311,800
Co +52,700
FL +227,200
Ga +74,300
ID +20,600
Il +62,700
Ky +28,100
Ma +37,300
Ms +19,000
Mo +34,700
Nv +43,400
Nh +10,200
NJ +48,300
NM +19,800
NY +95,500
NC +75,700
OR +36,400
20. (contd)
SC +33,200
TN +55,100
TX +323,300
UT +47,300
WA +102,400
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