Commentary

Unemployment Rose in 27 States In June

By Craig Bannister | July 20, 2012 | 11:22am EDT

The unemployment rate increased in more than half the states in the country in June, the U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics reported today.

Compared to May, seasonally-adjusted unemployment rose in 27 states in June. Only 11 states saw the unemployment rate drop month-to-month, as did the District of Columbia.

Six states experienced saw statistically significant increases in unemployment compared to May:

  • New Jersey: up 0.4% to  9.6%
  • Alabama: up 0.4%) to 7.8%
  • New York: up 0.3%) to 8.9%
  • Alaska: up 0.3% to 7.3%
  • Wisconsin: up 0.2% to 7.0%
  • Pennsylvania: up 0.1% to 7.5%

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